Test Site Deployments

The Michigan Mobility Funding Platform Test Site grant is designed to accelerate investment in mobility and electrification solutions that create safer, more equitable and environmentally conscious transportation for all Michigan residents.

Grant Information

Test Site grants support mobility and electrification companies who anticipate long-term growth in Michigan and seek to play a meaningful role in the state’s mobility ecosystem. The grants are deployed to projects at one of nine pre-approved partner testing sites, please connect with one of these sites before submitting your application.

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. Test Site grants typically range from $20K – $90K.

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


The grant application is now open, and applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. To learn more and apply, please click the button below to access the application.


Contact Information

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

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

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