Michigan Mobility Funding Platform

Overview

Mobility startups have access to more than $1 million in funding through the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform, thanks to a statewide program that provides mobility companies with more and better opportunities to validate and prove new technologies in Michigan.

The Michigan Mobility Funding Platform (MMFP) funds innovative mobility pilot projects of varying sizes that provide mobility solutions in Michigan communities.

Companies are required to partner with at least one of the following public or private entities in Michigan to be eligible for a grant: a community organization, municipality, government agency (e.g., Michigan Department of Transportation), county, supplier, employer, and/or other Michigan stakeholders.

Individual grant amounts vary and a match is required by the participant’s committed partners.

Our Work

NextEnergy supports the State of Michigan and its mobility-related efforts as the program manager of the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform.

Our team of experienced professionals and technical experts assists the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification with the grant application vetting process, acts as the fiduciary in grant funding, and collaborates with startups and partners to facilitate real-world deployments. Since launching in September 2021, nearly 30 real-world deployment grants and 19 test-site grants were awarded through the MMFP. NextEnergy also helped to support $2.4 million in awards to 26 other real-world deployment grants through the PlanetM Mobility Grant program, which ran prior to the launch of the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform from 2018 to 2020.

Focus Areas

The Michigan Mobility Funding Platform seeks to provide outcomes in three key focus areas:

  • Sustainable Futures: Improve environmental sustainability by encouraging electric vehicle (EV) adoption and EV charging infrastructure buildout.
  • Equitable Futures: Alleviate mobility barriers and increase access to affordable and reliable transportation options.
  • Multimodal Transportation: Modernize existing transportation systems and keep Michigan at the forefront across all connected and autonomous transportation modes.

Are you a mobility company with a great idea?
Learn more and apply.

In the News

November 3, 2022 in MMFP

Success Stories: AirSpace Link

AirSpace Link received funding through the MMFP to deploy mobility projects across the state. Read more about how they are building aerial highways and the maps and rules to navigate them from right here in…
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November 3, 2022 in MMFP

Five startups launching pilots, addressing mobility challenges in Michigan; PlanetM adds testing facility partners

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November 3, 2022 in MMFP

Six companies awarded PlanetM grants to deploy mobility solutions in Michigan

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November 3, 2022 in MMFP

Success Stories: MUVE

MUVE, based in Canada, received funding through the MMFP to deploy mobility projects across the state. Read more about how the company made its way to Michigan to increase mobility options and services for people…
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November 3, 2022 in MMFP

PlanetM awards more than $224,000 to three mobility startups to launch pilots in Michigan

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Questions?

Learn more about NextEnergy’s role in this program or how we can work to support your demonstration or testing goals. Contact Lauren Mattar at [email protected].

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