The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is offering grants of up to $70,000 for the installation of DC fast chargers. Successful applicants must be registered in a local utility-sponsored charging program, and can use their grant money for charger site preparation, equipment installation, networking fees, and signage.
Part of the more than $9.7 million allocated to Michigan from the Volkswagen diesel emissions settlement, each EGLE grants is expected to cover up to one third of the total cost of a project.
The EGLE grants are available to any public or private organization in Michigan or those outside Michigan that have a presence in the state, as well as experience installing and maintaining charging stations. Proposed projects must be within five miles of 75 locations selected by EGLE. Applications can submitted online here.
Jack Schinderle, Director of EGLE’s Materials Management Division. “Our grants, along with funding from our utility partners and host sites, will continue to expand the support network needed for a seamless EV user experience across our state.”