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BIL Grid Resilience And Innovation Partnerships (GRIP): Amendment 000004

Announcement Number
Announcement Type
Amendment 000004
Opening Date
Closing Date
Contract Specialist
Janet Laukaitis
Grid Deployment Office (GDO)

Opening Date:   11/18/2022
Closing Date(s):  

  • Topic Area 1:  4/6/2023
  • Topic Area 2: 3/17/2023
  • Topic Area 3: 5/19/2023

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support  the three section of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL),  sections including 40101(c), 40107 and 40103(b). DOE refers to these programs as the Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) program. The BIL sections that make up the GRIP program are: Section 40101(c): Grid Resilience Grants; Section 40107: Smart Grid Grants; and Section 40103(b): Grid Innovation Program.

Amendment 000004: 
The purpose of Amendment 000004 is to revise the Cover Page and Section VIII.P of the FOA document to notify applicants that additional informational webinars are planned; to revise Section I.B and I.C to reflect that for Topic Area 1, new distribution lines below 69 kV, reconductoring, undergrounding and other upgrades to existing transmission infrastructure are considered eligible, and applications that include new transmission lines at or above 69 kV are not of interest; to make a correction to Footnote 40; to revise Section IV.D.xvi to remove the hyperlink to the Community Benefits Plan Scoring Rubric; and to revise Section IV.D.xx to correctly reflect the reference to the Project Description and Assurances Document Template (PDAD) template as Appendix F.