Federal programs represent attractive funding opportunities for advanced energy research, development, and demonstration. However, businesses and university research teams often have difficulty finding required matching funds, lack support in developing proposals, and need commercialization services after the funding is secured. To help address those needs, NextEnergy administers the MATch (Michigan Accelerating Technologies) Energy Grant, funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).
MATch provides cost-share and/or commercialization funds to eligible Michigan small businesses and university researchers applying for advanced energy- or transportation-related, non-SBIR/STTR federal funding from the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, Department of Transportation, etc. Our goal is to leverage public and private resources to drive increased federal support of Michigan advanced energy organizations, as well as to incentivize the transition of new technologies from the lab to the market.
It is highly recommended that you apply for the MATch Energy Grant early in your federal grant proposal process. For more information, contact Jean Redfield at 313-833-0100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.