Real World Deployments

The Michigan Mobility Funding Platform Real World Deployment grant is designed to accelerate investment in mobility and electrification solutions that create safer, more equitable and environmentally conscious transportation for all Michigan residents. These grants support mobility and electrification companies who anticipate long-term growth in Michigan and seek to play a meaningful role in the state‚Äôs mobility ecosystem.

Grant Information

The grant will cover project-related expenses. Those expenses need to be provided in your application, including project cost, grant amount requested, and matching funds (financial or in-kind). The state of Michigan expects all travel expenses to be reasonable and to follow the State Travel Reimbursement Rates.

The application includes general company information, as well as questions pertaining to your product or service, the project’s impact, information about existing project funding, and partners. You are encouraged to attach letters of support/commitment from project partners. Grants vary in size and we have no strict minimum or maximum amount. Real World deployment grants typically range from $70K – $190K.

When applying for a grant, applicants are required to secure matching funds (financial or in-kind) for the project, the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform grants will cover the difference. For example, if you need gap funding and the partners involved can cover a large portion of the cost, consider just applying for 10-20% funding from the state. Or if the partners involved can cover a small portion of the cost, consider applying for 60-70% funding from the state. Applications with high matching funds will be looked at favorably.

Important note: All information submitted, including without limitation, information submitted in connection with or included in any Michigan Mobility Funding Platform grant application, is subject to disclosure under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.

Terms & Conditions

  • Expectation to deploy within four months of receiving the grant award and to report results within one month of project completion Grants will be awarded to subsidize a portion of the cost to plan, deploy, monitor, and report out on projects across the state. The remaining cost should be covered by the company and/or its project partner(s).
  • The amount of the grant will be determined in a negotiated process between OFME and each selected recipient 
  • Projects that are interoperable and not proprietary are preferred, particularly when a government agency is the partner
  • All information submitted in connection with or included in any Michigan Mobility Funding Platform application, may be subject to disclosure under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act
  • All grants awarded under the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform are subject to available funding
  • All awarded grants will be memorialized in a final written grant agreement with terms and conditions in accordance with these guidelines and requirements, and otherwise satisfactory to the OFME, including without limitation, requiring performance-based milestones which shall govern disbursements, and requiring periodic reporting of data, financial information, and repayment for misappropriation, event of default, or other actions or activities prohibited by law
  • Companies may apply more than once if they are not granted in previous rounds

Timelines

  • Submissions between February 1 – April 30 recipients notified by mid-June 2024
  • May 1 – August 31, recipients notified by mid-October 2024
  • September 1 – November 30. recipients notified by mid-January 2025
    • Note: Beginning in fiscal year 2025, the program terms and conditions and application will be changing to comply with a new funding source. These updates will be reflected on this page before the round beginning September 1, 2024.

Application

The grant application is now open. To learn more and apply, please click the button below. Applications close at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 30, 2024 (Round 10) and August 31, 2024 (Round 11)

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Contact

If you have questions about this grant or application process, contact:

Janine Ward
Mobility Innovation Associate Director
Wardj2@michigan.org
or contact our office at OFME@michigan.org

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