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PlanetM Grant Opportunities

PlanetM is excited to announce the first-ever PlanetM Startup Grants. Separated into two different categories, these grants encourage mobility startups to test their technologies on Michigan roadways or at Michigan's state-of-the-art testing facilities. Please find more information below on each of these grants.

PlanetM Testing Grant:

The PlanetM Testing Grant will accelerate innovation by providing mobility startups the opportunity to access advanced testing facilities. The cost to test can be a deterrent for certain startups, so PlanetM is taking action to provide funding to reduce this cost. This will allow startups to focus their resources on enhancing and proving their technologies, and work to deepen companies’ ties to Michigan and its mobility ecosystem.

Organizing Grant Partners: Mcity and American Center for Mobility (ACM)

Location: Statewide

Timeframe: July 2018 — September 2019

Value: 25% match required by participant. Grant amounts will vary.   

For more information on how to apply: click here

PlanetM Pilot Grant:

The PlanetM Pilot Grant will support global mobility startups to deploy their technologies on Michigan roadways in partnership with Michigan communities, ultimately making it easier, safer and more affordable for Michigan residents to get around.

Organizing Grant Partners: Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), municipalities

Location: Statewide

Timeframe: July 2018 — September 2019

Value: 25% match required by participant. Grant amounts will vary.

For more information on how to apply: click here

Additional grant opportunities available:

There is no better place than Michigan to validate and prove new technology thanks to the state’s world-class testing assets and historic auto industry leadership. Because of this, PlanetM is supporting other related next generation transportation grants. These include:

$8 million Michigan Mobility Challenge 

The State of Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation, PlanetM, the Governor’s Council on Future Mobility and other key stakeholders, is launching the $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge to help find solutions for core mobility challenges across the state. The challenge will award a total of $8 million to support multiple urban and rural pilot projects developed through public-private partnerships that utilize innovative service models and technology to improve mobility for seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans.

Funded by: Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Location: Statewide

Timeframe: May 2018 — March 2019

Value: $8 million to support multiple projects

How to apply: For more information visit: