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MIO Technical Assistance Center 

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MIO Technical Assistance Center 

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Funding Opportunity 

In 2022, the Governor signed P.A. 166 of 2022 to establish a technical assistance program within the Michigan Infrastructure Office.

The Michigan Infrastructure Office (MIO) Technical Assistance (TA) program allows eligible recipients to directly contract with pre-qualified consultants through their Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Regional Planning Agencies, or Economic Development Districts (MPO/RPA) to first receive consulting services on a fast-track, as-needed basis, and then get reimbursed from the MIO for those approved services.

Selected contractors will perform consulting services, grant identification, project management, grant writing and administration for projects supported with federal infrastructure discretionary grants. This program is administered by MIO with support from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

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    • project planning
    • record keeping
    • grant identification
    • grant reporting
    • grant application writing & submittal
    • project close-out
    • project implementation
    • reasonably associated activities


    MPO/RPA staff time for associated work is considered an eligible activity. 

    • local government
    • Regional Transportation Planning Organizations
    • road commissions
    • transit agencies
    • Metropolitan Planning Organizations

    • Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (economic development districts)

  • Qualified consultants are pre-vetted firms already under contract through the State of Michigan’s MiDeal Extended Purchasing Program

    Two contract areas with qualified firms to review and solicit for Requests For Proposals include Financial Auditing & Accounting Services and Local Government & School Financial Consulting

    Pre-qualified contracts are subject to a competitive second-tier bidding process.

  • The MPO/RPA and/or the Eligible Recipient will pay the contractor and then submit receipts to MIO for reimbursement. Eligible costs may include MPO/RPA staff time associated with the work. MIO will review submitted receipts and approve payments. Payments will be made by MDOT following MIO approval to release funds. 

    MIO expects that all projects will proceed expeditiously and encourages applications to be implemented quickly and effectively.

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For questions about the MIO TAC: 

Kris Brady

Technical Assistance Center 
Michigan Infrastructure Office 







Michigan Infrastructure Office  


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About the Michigan Infrastructure Office

The Michigan Infrastructure Office is responsible for organizing and executing Governor Whitmer’s vision for infrastructure, coordinating across state government, marshaling resources, and partnering with local officials, federal partners, and outside stakeholders to ensure resources sent to Michigan through BIL, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), are used efficiently and effectively.