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Inflation Reduction Act - Transmission Siting and Economic Development Program

Announcement Number
Announcement Type
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
Opening Date
Closing Date
Contract Specialist
Maureen Davison
Grid Deployment Office (GDO)

Original Closing Date: 04/05/2024

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)/National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is issuing, on behalf of the Grid Deployment Office (GDO), this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Awards made under this FOA will be funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by Section 50152 of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) – Grants to Facilitate the Siting of Interstate Electricity Transmission Lines. Details can be found at Infrastructure eXCHANGE: Funding Opportunity (

Modification 000001 - The purpose of this modification is to extend the due date regarding concept paper submission for the first phase as well as adding two additional phases of concept paper and full application submissions and awards.

Modification 000002 - The purpose of this modification is to correct a page limitation discrepancy regarding the Technical Volume document.

Modification 000003 - The purpose of this modification is to revise Section III Technical Volume, Table: Technical Volume Content Requirements, specifically the cover page requirements.

Modification 000004 - The purpose of this modification is to:

  • Revise the Community Benefits Plan Area of Interest 2 ONLY on page 22; page limit changed from 5 to 14.
  • Section IV.E.xvii. Community Benefits Plan:  Job Quality and Equity – Applicable to AOI 2 Only on page 33 – page limit changed from 12 to 14.
  • Section IV.E.iv. Resumes on page 27 – page limit changed from three to two.  
  • Section IV.E.xviii.  Community Benefits Plan Budget Justification – AOI 2 Only on page 36 – remove reference to Appendix K.
  • Page 38 – link updated from to