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Assistance for Latest and Zero Building Energy Code Adoption

Federal Agency


State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP)


To help adopting and implementating residential building codes that meet/exceed the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code, commercial building codes that meet/exceed ANSI/ASHRAE/IES standard 90.1-2019 ("Latest Building Energy Codes") and building codes that meet/exceed the zero energy provisions in the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code, or equivalent ("Zero Energy Codes").

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible recipients include States and units of local government with the authority to adopt building codes.

Decarbonization Considerations

This program helps states and local governments improve their building energy codes to increase efficiency and enforce cutting-edge standards.

Equity Considerations

Building affordable housing and decarbonizing buildings should work synergistically by leveraging codes, energy efficiency, and funding strategies. Updating building energy codes can enhance energy efficiency, reduce energy burdens, address split incentive situations between tenants and landlords, and make everyday living expenses more affordable for all. Learn more here:

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Other Notes

$1,000,000,000 is available through FY29 ($330,000,000 for Latest Building Energy Codes; $670,000,000 for Zero Energy Codes)

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

For states and territories: January 31, 2024 (Letter of Intent). For competitive funding: February 9, 2024 (Concept Paper); April 30, 2024 (Full Application)

Funding Available

$400,000,000 for states formula funding, $530 million for competitive funding

Max Award Amount


Expected Allocations


Average Award (Estimated)

Varies by state

Matching Funds

Not required

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