Program Summary
The Community Energy Management Program (CEM) is designed to meet applicants where ever they are on the energy management spectrum. Accordingly, CEM can be used to fund a range of energy-related projects such as, but not limited to, energy management, energy efficiency, renewable energy, fleet electrification, EV charging infrastructure, sustainable financing solutions, and/or clean energy workforce development. Review the Eligibility Criteria section of the request for proposals to see the full list of eligible projects. 
*Renewable energy projects will only be considered after all, or a majority of, energy efficiency upgrades have been completed as identified in an ASHRAE Level II audit.
 
Eligibility Requirements 
Applicants must be physically located in Michigan and one of the following:
   - Local government
   - Tribal government
   - Other public service entity
*At this time, public schools and universities are not eligible to apply for the CEM program. 

Priority will be given to applicants who are in disadvantaged census tracts and/or have not received CEM funding in the past. 
 
Funding Amount
A total of $5,850,000 in funding is available through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s State Energy Program (SEP) and Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG). $150,000 of this total is available through the SEP’s annual allocation, $3,000,000 is made available through the SEP’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (SEP BIL) allocation, and the remaining $2,700,000 is made available through the DOE’s EECBG program.
 
Award Process
Submitted applications will go through an evaluation and risk assessment. Selected applicants will be notified of the funding decision via email. If awarded, the awardee will receive a grant agreement that depicts the terms and conditions of the award. EGLE WILL NOT REIMBURSE ANY EXPENDITURES THAT HAVE OCCURRED BEFORE A GRANT AGREEMENT HAS BEEN EXECUTED.  
 
Proposals will be accepted until all funding is expended, or until 5:00 PM ET, June 30, 2024, whichever comes first.

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* 1. Organization Information

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* 2. Organization Type

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* 3. Eligibility Type

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* 4. Contact Information for Project Manager

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* 5. Contact Information for Authorized Negotiator

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* 6. Has the applicant conducted any previous energy management work (e.g., energy plans, benchmarks, audits, projects, etc.)?

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* 7. Requested award amount (maximum is $100,000).

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* 8. State the problem and describe the need for the proposed project.

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* 9. Provide a concise overview of the proposed project.

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* 10. List the task(s) that the applicant seeks to complete with this proposal (according to Section III-D in the RFP) and describe how each task will be accomplished.

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* 11. Briefly describe the plan to dispose of any materials generated as a result of the proposed project (e.g., old light bulbs, appliances, etc.).

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* 12. Anticipated Project Deliverables

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* 13. Anticipated Project Timeline

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* 14. Will the applicant use any utility rebates for the proposed project?

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* 15. Has the applicant received $750,000 or more in federal awards during their current fiscal year?

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* 16. Does the applicant have any pending litigation or existing legal obligations which may impact their ability to perform the proposed project?

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* 17. Approved Budget Form To download, copy THIS LINK and paste it into a new tab in your browser

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* 18. Certificate of Indirect Costs (If Applicable) To download, click HERE

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* 19. Material Certification (If Applicable)

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* 20. Energy Management Documents (If Applicable)

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* 21. Price Estimates/Quotes (Optional)

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* 22. A-133 Audit (If Applicable)

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* 23. State Historic Preservation Office Section 106 Review Form (If Applicable) To download, copy THIS LINK and paste it into a new tab in your browser

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* 24. National Environmental Policy Act Form (If Applicable) To download, copy THIS LINK and paste it into a new tab in your browser
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* 25. Build America, Buy America Act Waiver Request Form (If Applicable) To download, copy THIS LINK and paste it into a new tab in your browser

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* 26. Additional Documents (Optional)

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* 27. Assurances

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