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Grants available for charge up Michigan program

ALPENA, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is offering grants and looking for partners in Northeast Michigan and the UP for its Charge up Michigan program.

The program is an electronic vehicle placement project aimed at building the infrastructure for direct current fast charging.  This will enable electronic vehicle users, within the state, feasibility for long distance trips.

Spokesperson Nick Assendelft said they have already issued 1.7 million dollars in funding but still have monies available.  Assendelft added they already have someone in Rogers City putting in an EV charging station and he explained why a location in Alpena would be ideal.

Assendelft said grants are available for municipalities as well as the private sector like convenience stores.

Grants are first come first serve and for more information,  you can visit and energy and click the link energy