Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid - American Cities Climate Challenge

Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Office of Electricity

Purpose

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.

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. 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.

Equity Considerations

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/

Helpful Tips

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

Other Notes

N/A

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

TBA

Funding Available

$5,000,000,000

Max Award Amount

TBA

Expected Allocations

TBA

Average Award (Estimated)

TBA

Matching Funds

Match required for industry grants

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