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Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid (Formula)

Federal Agency


Grid Deployment Office (GDO)


To support activities, technologies, equipment, and measures meant to reduce the likelihood and consequences of electric grid damage in the face of extreme weather events.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

States and tribal nations are eligible for the formula grant program. Eligible entities for the subgrants include electric grid operators, electricity storage operators, electricity generators, transmission owners or operators, distribution providers, fuel suppliers, and any other relevant entities as determined by the Secretary of Energy.

Decarbonization Considerations

Consider activities that are supplemental to existing grid resilience efforts, reduce the risk of power lines causing a wildfire, or reduce the likelihood and consequences of disruptive events. Eligible uses include, but are not limited to, weatherization technologies and equipment, undergrounding of electrical equipment, relocation of power lines, and use or construction of distributed energy resources like microgrids and battery storage.

Equity Considerations

Historically marginalized communities are often more vulnerable to grid outages. Consider building microgrids, new distribution lines, and/or upgrading existing transmission infrastructure to minimize the disruptions in these communities.

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Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

May 31, 2023

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Matching Funds

15% cost share required for states and tribal nations; additional cost share requirements apply to sub-awardees

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