Funding: The maximum allowable request per event is $2,500. However, the Michigan Energy Office (MEO) 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 Michigan Energy Office, 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 and/or renewable energy. Sponsored events must allow event related materials (marketing information, summaries, presentations, links, etc.) to be posted on the Michigan Energy Office website.

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.

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 10 business days following the event. The payment request must include proper backup documentation for expenses and match, along with a brief final report summarizing participation and event outcomes. A copy of presentation(s), agenda, number of people attending and survey summary used at the sponsored event should also be provided to the Michigan Energy Office.
 
Questions regarding this solicitation should be sent to Terri Novak at Novakt4@michigan.gov.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Applicant Identifying Information

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* 3. Event Information

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* 4. Event Description

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* 5. Event Marketing/Promotion Plans.  Note: The Michigan Energy Office/Michigan Agency for Energy should be listed as a sponsor on all materials.

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* 6. Is this an annual event?

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

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* 8. Will alcohol be served at this event? NOTE: The Michigan Energy Office funds cannot be used for alcoholic beverages.

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* 9. If awarded, can the Michigan Energy Office: (Please check all that apply).

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* 10. Cover Letter

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* 11. Itemized Budget

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* 12. Agenda/Event Outline

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* 13. Assurances

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