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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.

Download the Opportunity Announcement

Download the opportunity announcement.


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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
Question Period Ends

December 14, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST

Registration Period Closes

December 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST 

Application Deadline 

December 17, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST 

Selections Announced 

March 29, 2022