“Free” Energy Efficiency Funds Available to Michigan Small Businesses

17 Apr 2014

 The Michigan Energy Office recently announced a grant program where they will match building owner (private and non-profit) funds of between $5,000 and $20,000 for energy efficiency projects.  Any small business or private nonprofit organization with fewer than 100 employees statewide that owns a commercial building in Michigan is eligible to apply.

 There is a process with written and oral presentations and the goals are to improve energy efficiency by 20% or more through each funded project and to cause funds to be reinvested based on savings.  This may make some smaller private projects that have been sitting on the shelf awaiting funding viable.

You will need an itemized budget and budget narrative and be able to justify the expense and the savings you expect as well as jump through a number of other “hoops.”  Please let me know if you’d like more information about the program.

Leave a Comment to ““Free” Energy Efficiency Funds Available to Michigan Small Businesses”

  1. Kisha Emanuel-Durrell 19. Apr, 2014 at 6:38 am #

    I would like to know more about the grants available, thanks for sharing this information.

  2. Mke Forrest 21. Apr, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    Hello I have several prospects that would love to take advantage of this opportunity. I would like to learn a little bit more about the program so I could educate them and/or refer them somewhere.

  3. Arthur Siegal 21. Apr, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    It’s a bit cumbersome but workable – have them give me a call (or please call me yourself) at 248-351-3000. The criteria are available at the MEDC website.

  4. Taryn Jones 23. Apr, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    Hi Mr. Siegal

    I am very interested in receiving more information on this program. I have several small businesses and a nonprofit organization. Thank you!

    Taryn Jones

  5. Arthur Siegal 23. Apr, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    Taryn, what’s the best way to reach you?


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