The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) are pleased to announce a new grant program that allows for fuel stations to pre-wire their stations for backup power generation. This grant program is designated to enhance the resiliency of our state by establishing contingencies at retail and municipal fueling stations so that residents and first responders can obtain fuel for vehicles and generators in the event of a mass power outage.
It is our goal to identify at least two retail or municipal fleet fueling facilities in each county that are interested in wiring their facility to be generator ready. This process will support efforts to restore power to fueling facilities as quickly as possible and support energy assurance and resilience efforts throughout Michigan.
Grant awards in the amount of up to $3,000 will be awarded to augment the electrical upgrade costs necessary to operate a generator at the premises, including but not limited to: assessment of generator needs, costs of electrical components, wiring of a transfer switch, associated wiring, and permit costs. Applications will also be accepted for a $250 grant award for those fueling facilities in Michigan that have already been wired with a transfer switch or already have a generator installed.
Please go to our website to review the award criteria and application process. Applications for this grant program will be accepted until July 17, 2019.
If you have questions about the generation grant program, please contact Waylon Sanford at MSP-EMHSD@michigan.gov