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Funding: $3,000,000,000

Description: Provides grants to provide flexibility and help quickly rebalance the electrical system, facilitate the aggregation or integration of distributed energy resources, provide energy storage to meet fluctuating, provide voltage support, integrate intermittent generation sources, increase the network’s operational transfer capacity, and anticipate and mitigate impacts of extreme weather events or natural disasters on grid resilience.

Eligible Recipients: Utilities 

Eligible Uses: Qualifying Smart Grid investments including for installation, that allow buildings to engage in demand flexibility or Smart Grid functions. Eligible investments include metering, control, and other devices, sensors, and software; communications and broadband technologies to support smart grid deployment; technologies and programs to integrate electric vehicles to the grid; devices and software for buildings support demand flexibility and other smart grid functions; operational fiber and wireless broadband communications networks enabling data sharing between distribution system components; and Advanced transmission technologies, including dynamic line rating, flow control devices, advanced conductors, and network topology optimization, to increase the operational transfer capacity transmission networks.

Deadline: Expected to be opened by year end 2022

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Funding: $5,000,000,000 

Description: To make grants to eligible entities, States, and Tribes to prevent outages and enhance the resilience of the electric grid

Eligible Recipients: Electric Grid Operators, Electricity Storage Operators, Electricity Generators, Transmission Owners and Operators, Distribution Providers, Fuel Suppliers, States, Tribes 

Eligible Uses: To carry out activities that are supplemental to existing hardening efforts and reduce the risk of power lines causing a wildfire; or reduce the likelihood and consequences of disruptive events. 

Deadline: TBA. Estimated application opening date, 3th quarter 2022

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Funding: $500,000,000

Description: Provides funding to make energy efficiency, renewable energy, and alternative fueled vehicle upgrades and improvements at public schools.

Eligible Recipients: Consortium of One Local Education Agency and one or more Schools, Non-Profits, For-Profits, and Community Partners

Eligible Uses: Energy efficiency (envelope, HVAC, lighting, controls, etc.), ventilation, renewable energy, alternative vehicles, and alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure improvements.

Deadline: 3rd quarter 2022. 

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Funding: $550,000,000  

Eligible Recipients: State and local governments

Description: Provides funding for projects that reduce energy use, increase energy efficiency, and cut pollution. 

Eligible Uses

  • Developing and implementing an energy efficiency and conservation strategy; 

  • Conducting residential and commercial building energy audits; 

  • Establishing financial incentive programs for energy efficiency improvements; 

  • Developing and implementing energy efficiency and conservation programs for buildings and facilities; 

  • Developing and implementing programs to conserve energy used in transportation (e.g. flex time for employees; satellite work centers; zoning guidelines or requirements that promote energy efficient development; infrastructure, such as bike lanes, pathways and pedestrian walkways; and synchronized of traffic signals); 

  • Developing and implementing building codes and inspection services to promote building energy efficiency; 

  • Developing and implementing programs to increase participation and efficiency rates for recycling programs;  

  • Replacing traffic signals and street lighting with energy-efficient lighting technologies;  

  • Purchasing and implementing technologies to reduce and capture methane and other greenhouse gases generated by landfills or similar sources; 

  • Developing, implementing and installing on or in any government building onsite renewable energy technology that generates electricity from renewable resources, such as solar and wind energy, fuel cells and biomass; and 

  • Financing energy efficiency, renewable energy and zero-emission transportation (and associated infrastructure), capital investments, projects and programs for leveraging of additional public and private sector funds.

Deadline: TBA

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Funding: $225,000,000

Description: Provides funding to state energy agencies, in partnership with local building code agencies, codes and standards developers, utilities, and other entities, to enable sustained, cost-effective implementation of updated building energy codes to save customers money on their energy bills.

Eligible Recipients: States and State Partnerships 

Eligible Uses: (A) To create or enable State or regional partnerships to provide training and materials to—(i) builders, contractors and subcontractors, architects, and other design and construction professionals, relating to meeting updated building energy codes in a cost-effective manner; and (ii) building code officials, relating to improving implementation of and compliance with building energy codes; (B) to collect and disseminate quantitative data on construction and codes implementation, including code pathways, performance metrics, and technologies used; (C) to develop and implement a plan for highly effective codes implementation, including measuring compliance; (D) to address various implementation needs in rural, suburban, and urban areas; and (E) to implement updates in energy codes for— (i) new residential and commercial buildings (including multifamily buildings); and (ii) additions and alterations to existing residential and commercial buildings (including multifamily buildings).

Deadline: TBA. Applications for funding are expected to be open by the end of 2022.

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Funding: $3,000,000,000 

Description: To provide grants for battery materials processing to ensure that the United States has a viable battery materials processing industry. Funds can also be used to expand our domestic capabilities in battery manufacturing and enhance processing capacity.

Eligible Recipients: (1)Institutions of higher education. (2)National Laboratories. (3)Nonprofit and for-profit private entities. (4)State and local governments. (5)Consortia of entities described in paragraphs (1) through (4)

Eligible Uses: Demonstration projects, construction of commercial-scale facilities, and retrofit or retooling of existing battery material processing facilities.

Deadline for FY22: Closed

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Funding: $3,000,000,000 

Description: To provide grants to ensure that the United States has a viable domestic manufacturing and recycling capability to support a North American battery supply chain.

Eligible Recipients: (1)Institutions of higher education. (2)National Laboratories. (3)Nonprofit and for-profit private entities. (4)State and local governments. (5)Consortia of entities described in paragraphs (1) through (4) 

Eligible Uses: Demonstration projects, construction of commercial-scale facilities, and retrofit or retooling of existing facilities for battery component manufacturing, advanced battery manufacturing, and recycling. 

Deadline for FY22: Closed.

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