Office: Grid Deployment Office

Funding amount: $5,000,000,000

Period of Availability: Available until expended

Funding Mechanism: Grant

New Program: Yes

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

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

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.

Program Announcements:

Next Milestone: Estimated application opening date, 3rd quarter 2022.