Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid
Office of Electricity
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
Eligible recipients include: Electric Grid Operators, Electricity Storage Operators, Electricity Generators, Transmission Owners and Operators, Distribution Providers, Fuel Suppliers, States, Tribes. This program includes $2.5 billion in matching grants for industry and $2.5 billion in formula grants for states and American Indian tribes.
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. It is still to be determined in detail to what extent this program will include microgrids, battery storage, and distributed energy resources as eligible uses of funds.
See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources: https://cityrenewables.org/resources/equity-design-considerations-for-federal-funding/
This Program falls under a broader DOE Initiative "Building a Better Grid (which includes multiple federal funding streams). For more information, see: https://www.energy.gov/oe/articles/building-better-grid-initiative