City of Detroit - SmartBuildings Detroit Grant Program

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Michigan
Additional Place applies to Detroit
Name City of Detroit - SmartBuildings Detroit Grant Program
Incentive Type Local Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Institutional, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential, State Government
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Custom/Others pending approval, Doors, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Lighting, Roofs, Steam-system upgrades, Windows, LED Exit Signs, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Hydroelectric, Photovoltaics, Solar Water Heat, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Expiration Date 2013-06-02

Maximum Incentive 25% of eligible costs

Program Budget The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009; State Energy Program

Program Administrator Economic Development Corporation

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Note: This program is no longer accepting applications. Check the program web site for information regarding future solicitations. The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of the City of Detroit is offering financial assistance to commercial, institutional, and public buildings in Detroit that install energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Grants are available for up to 25% of the cost of eligible improvements. Eligible technologies include building insulation, glazing treatments, windows, doors, weatherstripping, insulated roofs, solar panels, geothermal installations, wind, hydroelectric, thermal load reduction, HVAC, interior and exterior lighting, humidification, and low flow water/plumbing projects. Other technologies may also be eligible for funding. Application materials are available on the program web site, and a separate application must be filled out for each property. All projects must be completed by June 2, 2013.

Applicants may use funding from this grant program in combination with the SmartBuildings Detroit Green Fund.

This program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) BetterBuildings Program. The DOE has awarded over $500 million in federal funds to more than 40 states, local governments, and organizations to administer local programs targeting a variety of building types. Combined, these local programs are expected to improve the efficiency of more than 170,000 buildings through 2013 and save up to $65 million in energy costs annually.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name SmartBuildings Detroit
Department City of Detroit
Division Economic Development Corporation
Address 500 Griswold
Address 2 Suite 2200
Place Detroit, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48226
Phone (313) 963-2940


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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