September 21st, 2021
This state budget cycle, Governor Whitmer pushed across the finish line two new $5 million pilot programs that will support and promote clean energy in Michigan. The Green Revolving Fund, which Michigan LCV has championed in the legislature for years, will establish a revolving loan fund for energy efficiency upgrades at state buildings, setting the state as a leading example in the push for clean energy. The second program, the Home Health and Safety Fund, will establish a fund to assist low-income homeowners with pre-weatherization upgrades that improve health and safety standards. Such upgrades are necessary for homeowners to meet federal qualifications for other weatherization assistance programs that improve indoor air quality, lower energy costs, and reduce carbon emissions.