Office: Grid Deployment Office

Funding amount: $5,000,000,000

Period of Availability: $1,000,000,000 appropriated annually for fiscal years 2022 through 2026 (to remain available until expended).

Funding Mechanism: Grant, Cooperative Agreement, or Other

New Program: Yes

Recipients: State, combination of 2 or more States; Indian Tribes; units of local government, and/or public utility commissions.

Description: To provide federal financial assistance to demonstrate innovative approaches to transmission, storage, and distribution infrastructure to harden and enhance resilience and reliability; and to demonstrate new approaches to enhance regional grid resilience.

Eligible Uses: To coordinate and collaborate with electric sector owners and operators—(A) to demonstrate innovative approaches to transmission, storage, and distribution infrastructure to harden and enhance resilience and reliability; and (B) to demonstrate new approaches to enhance regional grid resilience, implemented through States by public and rural electric cooperative entities on a cost-shared basis.

Program Announcements: Download the Notice of Intent

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