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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.

Meet Our Communities

Meet our 24 communities! Selections were announced on March 29, 2022.


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Important Dates

Opportunity Announcement Issued

September 15, 2021 

Application Period Closed

December 17, 2021

Selections Announced 

March 29, 2022