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Make It in Michigan Competitiveness Fund

Funding Opportunity

With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Inflation Reduction
Act (IRA), and CHIPS and Science Act, Michigan has a once-in-a-generation
opportunity to bring transformative infrastructure, climate, and economic
development to Michigan.

That’s why Governor Whitmer worked with the Legislature to secure $337M for
the Make it in Michigan Competitiveness Fund, a pool of state money intended
to provide enabling funds such as match grants to unlock federally backed

The Make it in Michigan Competitiveness Fund will help Michigan deliver on its
promise that federal funding investments will boost our economy, create good-paying
jobs, bring new life to our communities, and improve our infrastructure
all while increasing the quality of life for Michiganders.

General Competition

Opportunity: Up to $200 million to enable federal investments in any of the following sectors:

  • Infrastructure
  • Mobility and electrification
  • Climate and the environment
  • Economic development
  • Health
  • Public safety 

Program goalsProjects for the challenge will be selected based on their ability to bring federal dollars home to Michigan, as well as:

  • Impact on creating good jobs, as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Good Jobs Initiative
  • Impact in advancing the Justice40 goal of ensuring that 40 percent of the overall benefits of federal climate-related investments frow to disadvantaged communities
  • Impact on advancing economic competitiveness in a key strategic sector

Coming Soon


Battery and Advanced Manufacturing Challenge 

The application window has closed. Award announcements coming soon. 


Eligibility Photo


Make it in Michigan Competitiveness Fund matching grants are available to
projects that have won federal funding and require a non-federal match in order
to get the project across the finish line. Projects can receive up to 50% of the
required match. The grant match may exceed 50% if the project qualifies for
President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative.

If you have a project that has won funding or you’re in the process of applying for
funding, the Michigan Infrastructure Office’s Technical Assistance Center is
available to help.

If you have any questions about this program, please email If you would like support with a federal grant application, please visit the Technical Assistance Center.