Charge Up Michigan Grant Program
November 22, 2021
The Charge Up Michigan Program is an EV Charger Placement project that aims to build the infrastructure for DC fast charging stations in the state of Michigan to ensure feasibility of all long distance trips for electric vehicle (EV) users, within the state, and also to neighboring states and Canada. To achieve this, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and partners (electric utilities and applicant) will provide funding for qualified DCFC EV charging equipment, site preparation, equipment installation, networking fees and signage.
Any public or private organization located in Michigan, or those outside of Michigan that have demonstrated significant experience installing and maintaining electric vehicle charging stations and have a significant presence in Michigan, and are enrolled in a Utility EV program, are eligible to apply for this grant.
Eligible Site locations.
The grant amount will be the lesser of 33.3 percent of the total cost or a direct match of the amount the electric utility is paying, up to $70,000, and can only be used for eligible EV charging equipment.
NOTE – This is a reimbursement program.
- EV Charger sites as identified in the “Electric Vehicle Charger Placement Optimization in Michigan: Phase I – Highways and Full Tourism” Report.
- EV Charger sites that do not yet have an award in that location.
Approved applicants will be sent an EGLE grant agreement that contains reporting requirements
EGLE will accept and process applications on a first come, first serve basis until funding is exhausted.