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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.



Application is Closed

The Communities LEAP application period ended at 5PM ET on December 17, 2021. Selections will be announced spring 2022.

Download the Opportunity Announcement

Download the opportunity announcement. A minor change for the Clean Transportation Planning and Investment pathway was added on 11/8.


Please submit questions to The comment period is now closed.

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 

Expected Date for Selections 

March 28, 2022