Weigh in on Formula Grants to States and Tribes for Building a Better Grid

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May 02, 2022

Wanted: Tribal Feedback on DOE’s Implementation of Formula Grants to States and Indian Tribes for Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid

DOE Seeks Tribal Input on $2.5 Billion Program to Strengthen and Modernize America’s Power Grid

On April 27, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a request for information (RFI) seeking input on the structure of the approximately $2.5 billion formula grant program to strengthen and modernize America’s power grid against wildfires, extreme weather, and other natural disasters exacerbated by the climate crisis.  

Established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and administered through DOE’s new Building a Better Grid Initiative, the program will provide grants based on a formula that includes, among other things, population size, land area, probability and severity of disruptive events, and a locality’s historical expenditures on mitigation efforts.

The RFI seeks feedback from States and Tribal Nations to inform DOE’s structuring of the formula grants. Specifically, DOE is seeking input on anticipated application challenges, technical assistance support, and other critical data sources.

DOE is requesting feedback on the formula grant program Notice of Intent, draft application and award requirements, and draft award formula allocation. Comments must be received by June 27 and can be submitted by emailing 40101formulagrants@hq.doe.gov.

DOE will hold a public webinar on May 5, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time to provide additional information on the RFI. Registration is required to attend.

Register now.

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