Participation is free and open to all local governments in Michigan as part of the statewide Michigan Green Communities network that aims to support local sustainability efforts.
The Challenge launched in 2009 and emphasized energy efficiency projects in an effort to help local governments prepare for and make the best use of federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds. In the past, graduate students from the University of Michigan worked with Challenge participants and the staff of a partner organization to update the program and reflect the evolving sustainability standards. The updated challenge reflects broader topics, such as green economic development, resource conservation and water quality in addition to maintaining a strong energy component.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
Make sure you're finding all the incentives and rebates offered in your state with DSIRE
. DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the NC. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
To apply for the rebate incentives, links at the top of the page. If you'd like, we can mail you copy or you can stop by our office and pick one up too.
Must be a CBPU electric customer to be eligible for energy efficiency rebate incentives.