The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for up to $5 million in Michigan energy efficiency grants. The grants are funded by the Income and Energy Efficiency Fund.
The RFP invites proposals from non-profit organizations that will continue current programs developed by the applicant that design and facilitate the installation and operation of energy efficiency upgrades, and where feasible, small scale; site energy systems using renewable energy sources at eligible Michigan local government facilities. Eligible Michigan local governments include communities that have been designated as Cities of Promise (Benton Harbor, Detroit, Flint, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Muskegon Heights, Pontiac and Saginaw),financially stressed communities that have been appointed an Emergency Financial Manager, and financially stressed communities that have an Emergency Financial Manager appointed during the term of the grant.
“My colleagues and I are pleased to provide funding for all programs that will help Michigan’s finacially stressed communities cut enrgy costs through the installation of energy efficient products and renewable energy systems,” said MPSC Chairman Orjiakor Isiogu. “By today’s action the Commission is striving to continue initiatives that will advance a green economy, promote higher skill and higher wage jobs, and engage our communities in ways that will inspire them to help create a healthier, energy independent future for Michigan.”
The deadline for proposal is 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2011.
The RFP is located on the MPSC’s website: michigan.gov/mpsc
The MPSC is an agency with the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth.