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Michigan Saves is thrilled to be partnering with Oakland County on the Oakland SAVES (Simple Actions for Valuable Energy Savings) grant program launching January 22, 2024. Oakland County has invested $5 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds to provide Oakland County residents with grant incentives to reduce energy burdens for lower-income homeowners and promote energy efficiency in homes.

The Oakland SAVES program is available through December 31, 2024, or until funds are exhausted. Program funds are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Click here to go to the Michigan Saves website:

Three tiers:
first tier: up to $5000 for improving your home for energy upgrades -- insulation, windows, hot water heaters, (not landlords, not multi-family). see income qualifications below and in link above.
second tier: is 20% contribution on larger projects.
third tier : financing for larger projects.

Only $4 million in pot. First come, first serve.

Applications start January 22, Monday

At $5000 per household, that's 1000 homes. But this is a big county.  The word is NOT out. Can Pontiac jump and get a bunch of help for our citizens??????

Tier One

The first tier provides up to $5,000 in grant incentives to income-qualified homeowners for energy improvements in their home. To qualify for this incentive, your annual household taxable income must be at or below the following levels (taxable income is found on line 15 of your 2022 federal 1040 tax form):

Persons in Household

Maximum Annual Household Taxable Income to Qualify


















To receive the tier one grant incentive, you must provide proof of income by submitting a 2022 federal 1040 tax form. If you want to implement qualifying energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements that exceed $5,000, you are responsible for the additional costs. Rental or income properties are not eligible.