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Communities Sparking Investment in Transformative Energy (C-SITE)

Federal Agency


Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP)


To support implementation of municipally- or Tribal-led high-impact clean energy projects in disadvantaged communities, energy communities, small- and medium-sized jurisdictions, and Tribal communities.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible prime recipients for this FOA are restricted to local governments or Tribal governments representing ANY of the following kinds of communities: 1. Disadvantaged communities; 2. Energy communities; 3. Small- and medium-sized jurisdictions

Decarbonization Considerations

Consider pairing this funding opportunity with newly available tax credits and incentives to expand the potential scope and scale of your project. The money saved by utilizing this funding opportunity could go toward other decarbonization opportunities. For example, resilience hub and microgrid projects can be expanded beyond energy resiliency into food or land resiliency.

Equity Considerations

This funding opportunity explicitly requires proposed projects to assist disadvantaged communities, energy communities, small- and medium-sized jurisdictions, or Tribal communities. Strong applications will be informed by community-identified priorities and build on existing plans.

Helpful Tips

Appendix C in the FOA provides examples of projects that may be funded through this award.

Other Notes


Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

May 31, 2024

Funding Available


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Average Award (Estimated)


Matching Funds

5% cost share required

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