Non-Profit Facility Grant
BWL offers grants of up to $5,000 to qualifying nonprofit organizations with the purpose of improving the efficiency of their buildings. Priority is given to organizations that serve the income-qualified community. The intention is to reduce nonprofits’ electricity costs, allowing them to allocate more of their operating budget to community services. Funds are available until November 30, 2019 or until they become exhausted, whichever occurs first.
In compliance with State of Michigan Public Act 342, the grant program is funded through energy waste reduction surcharge payments made by BWL electric customers.
BWL accepts applications from organizations that:
Participating organizations receive free energy assessments and cost-effective improvements to their facility. Once improvements are made, the savings are ongoing. Staff and clients are also provided information about energy efficiency practices.
The available grant may only be used for projects that provide upgrades to the energy efficiency of the organization’s facility and include the purchase and installation of qualifying equipment.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
Organizations must provide BWL with a completed application executed by a representative with authority to do so. A BWL representative is available to provide support on how to correctly complete the application. The application must be completed for only one facility address. Applications for additional buildings may be submitted and considered separately.
Submit your completed application through email or by mailing to the address below.
BWL Nonprofit Facility Grant
Attn: Aileen Gow
PO Box 13007
Lansing, MI 48901
BWL typically notifies applicants of decisions within 30 calendar days of application submission and will make payment arrangements. The applicant then has 60 calendar days from the date of grant approval to install the improvements.
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