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There are multiple sources of federal funding for advanced energy research, development, and demonstration programs. However businesses often have difficulty finding required matching funds, lack support in developing applications, and need commercialization services after the funding is secured. To help address those needs, NextEnergy launched the MATch (Michigan Accelerating Technologies) Energy Grant on December 1, 2012. It is funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and provides matching funds to eligible Michigan businesses and universities applying for advanced energy-related federal funding. Our goal is to leverage public and private resources as an incentive to drive increased federal support of Michigan advanced energy organizations. The matching funds directly support the commercialization process for applied research projects, and seek to transform federal programs into job growth for the state of Michigan.

  • In addition to matching funds, NextEnergy will provide federal funding application services to select companies and universities with high-quality proposals to better position them for success.
  • For selected companies and universities who go on to win competitively-bid federal funding opportunities, NextEnergy will also provide commercialization services as needed (eg. technology to market intelligence, value chain analysis, etc.)

Click here to view eligibility guidelines: team and grant type*
Click here to view eligibility guidelines: use of funds

In addition to your completed application, please submit a three to five page executive summary to grants@nextenergy.org, with “MATch Energy” in the subject line.

It is highly recommended that you apply for the MATch Energy Grant early in your federal grant application process.  This will allow NextEnergy staff time to assess your needs and support you throughout the process.

Apply Now**

*SBIR/STTR grants are not eligible for MATch Energy grant consideration. For more information about SBIR/STTR grants, please visit Emerging Technologies Fund and BBC.

**Please fill out the application only if you are currently in the process of applying for a specific federal agency or department Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). A current list of eligible funding opportunities is available in the feed below.

Eligible Funding Opportunities


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