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MPSC issues request for proposals for up to $50M in low-carbon energy infrastructure grants
September 30, 2022
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The Michigan Public Service Commission today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for Low-Carbon Energy Infrastructure Enhancement and Development Grants.
Public Act 53 and Public Act 166 of 2022, approved by the Michigan Legislature and signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, provide for a combined $50 million in grants for businesses, nonprofit organizations and local governments to develop, acquire or build low-carbon energy facilities that may include natural gas, combined heat and power or renewable natural gas facilities as well as electrification programs.
The RFP can be found on the Low Carbon EIED Grants webpage, which also includes a detailed timeline for submitting applications and opportunities to seek clarification on the RFP in October and November. Potential applicants may submit clarifying questions on the RFP in two rounds, first by Oct. 21, 2022, with responses due by Nov. 4, and second by Nov. 11, with responses due by Nov. 23.
Proposals must be submitted by Jan. 6, 2023. Inquiries and proposals must be submitted by email to LARA-MPSC-LowCarbonGrants@michigan.gov. In adherence to Public Acts 53 and 166, all proposals will be posted to the grant webpage, unredacted, by Jan. 13, 2023. A 45-day public review period will follow, allowing local governments, environmental groups and business interests directly affected by any of the proposals to submit comments through the grant webpage. After the 45-day review period, applicants will have a 15-day window to modify their proposal and resubmit if desired. Modified proposals should also be submitted to LARA-MPSC-LowCarbonGrants@michigan.gov and the email should explain that the proposal has been modified. Modified proposals also will be posted to the grant webpage.
Sign up for future notifications and updates through the listserv at the bottom of the Low Carbon EIED Grants webpage.
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