Energy and Water Development

2022 Congressionally Directed Spending Requests


The following requests are listed in alphabetical order. You can find the Senator’s financial certification letter for the Energy and Water Development requests here.


Ann Arbor Neighborhood Resilience Hub:

Recipient Name: The City of Ann Arbor Project
Purpose: This funding would be used to establish a neighborhood resilience hub, which is a community-serving facility augmented to support residents and coordinate resource distribution and services before, during, or after a natural hazard event.
Project Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Requested Amount: $2,000,000

DWCPA Hydrokinetic Energy Harvester:
Recipient Name: The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority
Project Purpose: This project seeks to design, fabricate, and install a hydrokinetic energy harvesting unit to reduce the annual cost of electricity of the headquarters building of the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority, enabling them to allocate more resources to its mission of delivering prosperity and economic benefit to Michigan citizens and businesses.
Project Location: Detroit, MI
Requested Amount: $680,000

DWCPA Solar Energy Project:
Recipient Name: The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority
Project Purpose: This funding would be used to assist the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority (DWCPA) to install a rooftop solar photovoltaic system that will generate clean, renewable electrical energy for their headquarters.
Project Location: Detroit, MI
Requested Amount: $200,000

Great Lakes Community Wharf – Port of Muskegon:
Recipient Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Project Purpose: This project seeks to revitalize an under-utilized 8.5 acre site into a multi-purpose commercial wharf, waterfront park, and business center. The modern waterfront infrastructure that would be constructed will also increase the city’s capacity to dock larger vessels, including Great Lakes research and historic vessels and cruise ships traveling throughout the region.
Project Location: Muskegon, MI
Requested Amount: $2,842,500

Menominee River Deepening, Michigan and Wisconsin:
Recipient Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Project Purpose: This funding would be used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a feasibility study, or general investigation, into potential harbor infrastructure improvements in the Menominee-Marinette Harbor to improve utilization of Great Lakes waterways as a more sustainable transportation mode, improve congestion and air quality on surface roads, and increase economic opportunity and jobs in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Project Location: Menominee, MI
Requested Amount: $1,500,000 

Western Michigan University (WMU) Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Secure, Efficient and Sustainable Energy Technology:
Recipient Name: WMU Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Secure, Efficient and Sustainable Energy Technology
Project Purpose: This funding would be used to support a project aimed at designing reliable, energy efficient, secure, and intelligent operations for energy systems that reduce our collective carbon footprint.
Project Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Requested Amount: $350,000