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About Communities LEAP

The DOE Communities LEAP (Local Energy Action Program) Pilot aims to facilitate sustained community-wide economic and environmental benefits primarily through DOE’s clean energy deployment work. This opportunity is specifically open to low-income, energy-burdened communities that are also experiencing either direct environmental justice impacts, or direct economic impacts from a shift away from historical reliance on fossil fuels.  Under the Communities LEAP Pilot, DOE will provide supportive services valued at up to $16M for community-driven clean energy transitions.

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Please submit questions to The comment period is now closed – a final opportunity announcement will be released on this page on October 25, 2021.

Important Dates

Opportunity Announcement Issued  
Comment Period Opens 

September 15, 2021 

Informational Webinar 

September 28, 2021 3:30-5 EDT 

Comment Period Closes 

October 12, 2021 

Final Opportunity Announcement Issued  
Registration Period Opens 

October 25, 2021 

Office Hours 1

November 9, 2021

Office Hours 2

December 7, 2021

Registration Period Closes.
We will continue to accept general questions through out the application period.

December 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST 

Application Deadline 

December 17, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST 

Expected Date for Selections 

March 28, 2022 

Upcoming Events

Nov 09
Office Hours 1 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Dec 07
Office Hours 2 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST