Under Section 40101(d) Formula Grant Program of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the Department of Energy will provide grants to States (including U.S. Territories) and Indian Tribes to improve the resilience of their electric grids. States and Indian Tribes may further allocate funds to “eligible entities”, as defined by Section 40101(d). These grants offer a unique opportunity to advance the capabilities of States and Indian Tribes, and their communities, to address not only current, but future resilience needs. The requirements of this formula grant program are defined within Section 40101(d) of the BIL. Section 40101(d) stipulates that DOE allocate funding annually through grants to States and Indian Tribes according to a formula that includes such parameters as population, land area, and the historical precedence for experiencing disruptive events. The resulting formula allocation for the first year of the program is provided below. Additionally, the Administrative and Legal Requirements Document (ALRD) and associated documents and links below provide eligible applicants with program and application information and requirements.
Formula Grants to States and Indian Tribes for Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid
Links to application assistance presentations and recorded webinars, and information on upcoming application assistance opportunities are available on the “Grant Application Assistance” page linked below.