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Michigan Housing Opportunities Promoting Energy Efficiency Program (MI-HOPE)
MSHDA is pleased to announce the MI-HOPE Phase 2 statewide competitive funding round to obtain subrecipient agencies for an energy-efficiency program is now open. The second funding round will provide up to $10 million dollars statewide via the Michigan Housing Opportunities Promoting Energy-Efficiency (MI-HOPE) program. The program which will be an extension of the Neighborhood Enhancement Program. MI-HOPE is a federally funded program utilizing United States Department of the Treasury American Rescue Plan (ARP) Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF). This funding will be made available statewide based on a formal subrecipient award structure to 501(c) nonprofit agencies and units of government with award determinations based on competitive funding rounds and subsequent obligation and expenditure performance. The requested minimum amount of funding is $50,000 and the maximum request amount is $500,000 per agency. The deadline for agency submissions for MI-HOPE Phase 2 funding is February 9, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Please follow the instructions outlined on the MSHDA website to complete the submission requirements. If you have any questions regarding accessing and/or completing the application process, please send an email to MSHDA-MI-HOPE@michigan.gov.
Property Owner Application Process
Supporting Documents Cheat Sheet
MI HOPE Application Portal Frequently Asked Questions
MI HOPE Phase 1 Agency Zip Codes
MI-HOPE Approved Subrecipients: Contact Information
MI-HOPE Check Presentations 2022
The application should be filled out with the occupant’s income and the occupants’ financial hardships.
MI-HOPE Property Owner Applicant Portal
Applicants should complete the income and pandemic hardship sections based on the occupant information only
Scam Alert We have received reports that there may be individuals, who are not affiliated with MSHDA nor our local partners, that are approaching homeowners and impersonating MSHDA and/or local agency staff. Please use caution: If someone is coming to the door without pre-arrangements made within the applicant portal, and not providing identity verification credentials, and are asking to come inside and/or take measurements, asking you to sign contractual documents, and/or asking for money, please call the local police and submit a complaint to MSHDA. Any representations to the contrary are false and should be immediately reported to MSHDA by calling 517-335-9953 or by submitting a fraud complaint on the MSHDA Website: MSHDA Fraud Complaint Form
More info about suspected MSHDA fraud can be found here: How to Report Fraud (michigan.gov)
All MIHOPE program funding is handled by the local subrecipient agency, and these agencies pay program contractors directly. At no time will any staff from MSHDA or the local agency ask for money to begin/complete the MI-HOPE funded work.
Information for Grantee Programs
MI-HOPE Policy and Compliance Handbook
MI-HOPE Press Release Template
MI-HOPE Program Checklist for Subrecipients
MI-HOPE Project Specific Checklist for Subrecipients
Moderate Income Zip Codes – Excel Spreadsheet
Affordable Housing - How to Guide
Kinetech (Applicant Portal) Guidance
MI-HOPE Approval and Request for Contractor Payment
MI-HOPE Household Participation Engagement Survey
Landlord Written Participation & Certification Agreement
MI-HOPE Subrecipient Participation Engagement Survey
Household Income Self Certification Form
Grantee Program Phase 2 Application Process
MI-HOPE Phase 2 Program Statement
MI-HOPE Phase 2 Policy and Compliance Handbook
MI-HOPE Phase 2 Application Instructions (Must read prior to submitting the application)
In order to be placed on the notification mailing list, please send an e-mail request to MSHDA MSHDA-MI-HOPE@michigan.gov if you do not already receive MSHDA Neighborhood Housing Initiatives Division mailings.