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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Competitive Program

Federal Agency


Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP)


To directly invest in projects that develop, promote, implement, and manage energy efficiency and conservation, including clean energy.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible entities include only those US local governments and Indian Tribes that are ineligible for the EECBG formula grant.

Decarbonization Considerations

Consider using funds to enhance or enable innovative energy financing strategies that spread project costs out over time or capture additional incentives. These may be more complex, but can often extend the impact - bill savings and energy savings were at least 2X higher in the original EECBG program than other efforts when EECBG funds were utilized for more ambitious and/or "complex" financial incentive programs.

Equity Considerations

EECBG can help provide technical assistance to assist disadvantaged communities who lack the capacity or resources to put forward competitive applications.

Helpful Tips

For additional information on past program use, how EECBG funding was used to accelerate partners, and case studies, check out:

Other Notes

EECBG was first passed in 2007, amended with the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009, and expired in 2016. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021 recapitalizes the program and expands upon previous eligibility. $550,000,000 in funding available until expended.

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

June 5, 2023 (Concept Paper); August 7, 2023 (Full Application)

Funding Available


Max Award Amount


Expected Allocations

10 to 20

Average Award (Estimated)


Matching Funds

Not required

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