MI PSC Approves $5 Million for Low-Income Energy Efficiency
On February 24, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved $5 million in low-income energy efficiency grants from its Low-Income and Energy Efficiency Fund. Grants went to the following agencies:
- Family Independence Agency
– $1,050,000 for statewide distribution to low-income households for energy efficiency upgrades and education.
- METRO Neighborhood Housing and Community Development
– $1,050,000 for improving the energy efficiency of urban homes located in 10 statewide communities by providing energy audits, efficiency upgrades, and energy efficiency training to all participants in the program.
- Michigan Community Action Agency Association
– $1,050,000 to provide weatherization inspections and services and weatherization and client education programs.
- Detroit Housing Commission
– $250,000 for weatherization of low-income homes in Detroit.
- Bay de Noc Community College (M-Tec)
– $450,000 for development and implementation of a revolving loan fund for purchase and installation of energy efficient upgrades for low-income housing facilities.
- United Way Community Services (Nonprofit Facilities Assistance Center)
– $450,000 for energy efficiency audits, energy efficiency/weatherization education, and grants and matching grants to non-profit facilities for energy efficiency upgrades.
- Michigan (H.E.A.T.) Home Energy Analysis Team LLC (Nova Development Group)
– $400,000 for energy efficiency audits, upgrades and installations for low-income, multi-family dwellings throughout Michigan.
- Urban Options – $300,000 for energy education, audits, and low-interest loans to homeowners for efficiency upgrades and purchases of Energy Star appliances.
Source: Michigan PSC