Funding Opportunities

For businesses big and small, there are exciting new funding opportunities for energy efficiency and carbon reduction projects. Here at USGBC West Michigan, we want you to be aware of the opportunities as they become available!

 Federal bills such as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) intend to make significant investments to reduce carbon emissions and increase public health.

We understand that tracking and applying for grants may not be your typical wheelhouse, therefore we are committed to helping you capture these dollars and turn them into investments for your business.

Our Services

General Grant Support

From application to project completion—we will support you through the grant process. 

Provide Resources

We can help find resources to stack on your project—from utility rebates to tax credits. 

Benchmarking Assistance

We can help track, manage, and quantify your buildings energy & carbon footprint. 

Project Savings Assessment

We can assess your total project savings.

Connect with Trusted Professionals

We can link you to trusted energy/carbon service professionals.

Share your Story

We would love to showcase your project via highlight video, case study, webinar, etc.

Contact Us for a Consultation

If you would like our assistance with navigating funding and grant opportunities, please email us and we would be happy to get in touch with you.

Current Opportunities

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FREE grant writing support and/or technical assistance – local and tribal governments and community organizations

Local governments, tribal governments, or community organizations that need help applying for climate or energy-related funding may be able to…

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IRS releases guidance on elective payments and transfers of certain credits under the Inflation Reduction Act

The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations and frequently asked questions today describing rules for applicable entities that earn certain…

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Catalyst Communities Newsletter

This is Catalyst Partners’ Communities Newsletter, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act Resources Series. Michigan local and tribal…

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Cities Advancing Climate Action, Unlocking the Potential of the Inflation Reduction Act

This is a guide on how cities can benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act.

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PACE, Lean & Green MI

PACE is a financing tool that enables cashflow positive investment in comprehensive energy efficiency, water efficiency and renewable energy projects. By financing…

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MI Saves

Energy financing to transform your home or commercial property into energy-modern spaces.

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Michigan Infrastructure and Investment Tracker & Map

The Michigan Infrastructure Office has created an Infrastructure Investment Tracker and map that shows the nearly 500 BIL grants that…

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Urban & Community Forestry Inflation Reduction Act Grants by the Department of Agriculture

Funding: All funding agreements will be for a period of 5 years and are for projects between $100,000 and $50…

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Buildings Up, Funding Opportunity by the U.S. Department of Energy

Funding: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Buildings Upgrade Prize (Buildings UP) is a capacity-building prize focused on reducing greenhouse…

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Weatherization Assistance Program by the U.S. Department of Energy

Funding: Financial support for weatherization and home energy conservation measures Qualifications: Under DOE guidelines, households at or below 200% of…

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Small Manufacturers Retooling Funding Opportunity by EGLE

Funding: $50,000 per applicant Qualifications: Any small manufacturing business (<500 employees worldwide) physically located in Michigan is eligible to apply.…

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Agriculture and Rural Businesses Energy Incentive Program by EGLE

Funding: A total of $75,000 will be made available for this program. Project funding will be limited at 50% of…

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