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Go Green Grants
Grant funding is currently not available. Please check back for future opportunities or view the Level Three – low-interest - incentive below!
The Go Green Grants Program has successfully provided Sterling Heights residents access to clean energy through funding more than 150 energy-efficient home improvements!
The City of Sterling Heights in partnership with Michigan Saves invested $1 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds in the homes of Sterling Heights residents, saving energy and money on utility bills, while improving the health, safety, and comfort of your home. The invested ARPA funds were granted to residents within the first 10 days of program launch, but the City hopes to secure funding to continue to support energy-efficient home improvements.
While grant funding is currently not available, we encourage you to explore the low-interest, unsecured loan from Michigan Saves. The Michigan Saves loan application is available to any homeowner in Sterling Heights.
The Go Green Grants Program is available to all Sterling Heights residents on a first-come, first served basis, through three levels of incentives based on household income.
Level 1 funding is currently not available.
The first level is an income-based incentive that provides up to $7,500 in energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements at no cost to you! To qualify for this incentive, you must have a household income level at or below the following level:
|Persons in Household||Max Income Level for Incentive|
To qualify for this incentive, you must provide proof of household income through a 1040 tax form. If you want to implement qualifying energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements that exceed $7,500, then you are responsible for any additional costs. This incentive is not available for single family rental or income properties.
Level 2 funding is currently not available.
Available for all Sterling Heights residents that do not qualify for the income-based incentive. At this level, residents are eligible for an incentive equal to 20 percent of their eligible project cost, with the total incentive not to exceed $5,000. This level is also available for single family rental or income properties, provided that rental property is within city limits and that the property owner also lives within the city limits.
Level 3 incentives is a low-interest, unsecured loan from Michigan Saves. The Michigan Saves loan application is available to any homeowner in Sterling Heights. Homeowners must submit a separate loan application and meet credit-based criteria to qualify for the loan.
The incentive funds are limited to one incentive per address or household. Once your incentive application is improved, the funds will be held for 90 days. Michigan Saves may grant extensions for certain improvements, like windows, doors, and solar photovoltaic systems, that have long lead times.
Eligible improvements must be installed by an authorized Michigan Saves contractor. You will need to find an authorized contractor before submitting your Go Green Grant application. To find a contractor near you, visit the Michigan Saves website.
If the contractor that you would like to work with is not on the list, ask them to sign up here!
Incentives are available for the following, energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements:
Minimum Efficiency Level
|Insulation (attic, basement, crawlspace, kneewall, rim joist, wall)||N/A|
|Roofing (asphalt, metal, membrane)||Energy Star®|
|Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems|
|Heating and cooling systems (air conditioners, boilers, furnaces, geothermal systems, heat pumps)||Energy Star®|
|Building code improvements (electric upgrades, radon)||Must be combined with qualifying efficiency improvement|
|Remediation (asbestos, lead, mold)||Must be combined with qualifying efficiency improvement|
|Renewable Energy Systems|
|Electric vehicle charging station||N/A|
|Renewable energy systems (battery storage, solar photovoltaic)||N/A|
|Water Heating Systems|
|Water Heaters (electric, gas tanked, gas tankless, heat pump)||Energy Star®|