Michigan Accelerating Technologies (MATch) Energy Grant

October 07, 2022


NextEnergy launched the MATch (Michigan Accelerating Technologies) Energy Grant on December 1, 2012. MATch provides cost-share and/or commercialization funds to eligible Michigan businesses and universities applying for advanced energy-related, non-SBIR/STTR federal funding from the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, Department of Transportation, etc. A current list of eligible funding opportunities is available on the program website.

In addition to matching funds, NextEnergy will provide federal funding application services to select companies and universities. For selected companies and universities who go on to win competitively-bid federal funding opportunities, NextEnergy will also provide commercialization services as needed (e.g., technology-to-market intelligence, value chain analysis, etc.)

NextEnergy highly recommends that you apply for the MATch Energy Grant early in the federal grant application process.

MATch is funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site: http://www.nextenergy.org/match/
Administrator: NextEnergy
Start Date: 12/01/12
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Incentive Amount: Universities: base of $25,000 for commercialization training program and plan, and up to 5% of total grant award in incentives for achieving key commercialization milestones
Companies: Cost-share starting at 20% of total cost-share requirement (subject to negotiation) and $30,000-$50,000 in funding for commercialization projects (as applicable)
Maximum Incentive: Varies
Equipment Requirements: Not specified
Installation Requirements: Not specified


Name: Danny Allen
Organization: NextEnergy
Phone: (313) 833-0100
Email: dannya@nextenergy.org

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.