EGLE Sustainability Section Sponsorship Application

NOTICE: Applicants must follow all current State guidelines for in-person gatherings to limit the spread of COVID-19. 
 
Funding: The maximum allowable request per event is $2,500, however, the Sustainability Section reserves the right to award additional funds for select events on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to provide, at a minimum, a 1:1 match. For example, if $1,000 is requested, then at least $1,000 in matching contributions (cash or in-kind) must be committed. The final award amount will be determined by the Sustainability Section, and may be adjusted based on program criteria and the amount of remaining program funds.  Funding will be available on a first-come-first-served basis until all designated funds have been allocated.
 
What Events Are Qualified? All applicants must be Michigan residents or be a Michigan based organization. The primary focus of the event must be related to energy waste reduction, renewable energy, recycling and/or sustainability. Sponsored events must take place between 10/1/2020 and 9/30/2021, and must allow event related materials (marketing information, summaries, presentations, links, etc.) to be posted on the Sustainability Section websites. Recycling collection events are not eligible for sponsorship funding. 

Eligibility: Public sector (local governments, schools, universities, etc.), 501c3 or 501c6 organizations, and small businesses (<500 employees) are eligible to apply. Non-profits may be asked to provide proof of their federal IRS status. Please note that if an applicant has more than one event they would like to have sponsored, they must submit one request that lists all events and total sponsorship request for all events. 

Instructions: Complete the form below and attach required documentation. To be considered for funding, an application must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the planned event and must include the information outlined below.

Funding Notification and Reimbursement Request: Applicants will be notified of the funding decision by email. Funds will be dispersed only on a reimbursement basis. Only expenses incurred after notification of award are eligible for reimbursement and the payment request must be submitted no later than 30 days following the event. The payment request must include pr

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* 1. Sponsorship Type

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* 3. Contact Information

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* 4. Applicant Identifying Information

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* 5. Event Information

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* 6. Brief Description and Purpose

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* 7. Event Marketing/Promotion Plans.  Note: EGLE Sustainability Section should be listed as a sponsor on all materials.

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* 8. Is there a fee to attend this event?

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* 9. Will alcohol be served at this event? NOTE: State of Michigan funds cannot be used for alcoholic beverages.

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* 10. If awarded, select sponsor benefits: (Please check all that apply).

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* 11. Cover Letter

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* 12. Itemized Budget

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* 13. Agenda/Event Outline

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* 14. Assurances

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