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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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Download the Opportunity Announcement

Download the opportunity announcement.

Comment Period is Now Open!

Please send questions or comments to We will use them to guide the development of the process and inform FAQs to benefit the wider community. DOE will accept comments on the opportunity announcement through October 12, 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 

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 

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