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MPSC seeks public input on request for proposals for renewable energy and electrification grants
November 15, 2023
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The Michigan Public Service Commission today announced it is seeking public input on a draft request for proposals (RFP) for a renewable energy and electrification infrastructure enhancement and development grant program.
Public Act 119 of 2023 required the MPSC to develop the grant program, which provides a total of $21.3 million for businesses, nonprofit organizations, local units of government and tribal governments to fund planning, developing, designing, acquiring or constructing renewable energy and electrification infrastructure projects in Michigan.
The grant program will prioritize funding for infrastructure or planning projects that meet one or more of the MI Healthy Climate Plan goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition toward economy-wide carbon neutrality.
The MPSC’s draft request for proposals for the grants is now available, and interested stakeholders are asked to review the draft RFP and provide comments by 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. Electronic comments may be e-mailed to LARA-MPSC-RE-EIEDGRANT@michigan.gov.
The MPSC has created a webpage for the grant program with additional details about the RFP process, key deadlines and other information.
The MPSC aims to have the final RFP available to applicants by Dec. 21, 2023. Once the final RFP is posted to the grant webpage, there will be deadlines in January and February 2024 for inquiries to be submitted and for the MPSC to post responses, as outlined on the webpage.
The final deadline to submit grant project proposals will be Feb. 21, 2024. All proposals will be posted on the grants webpage on Feb. 28, 2024, beginning a 45-day review and comment period, after which applications have 15 days to modify their proposals. The deadline to file final, modified proposals will be April 29, 2024, with an anticipated grant start date of Nov. 15, 2024.
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