The Department of Energy has developed training and resource tools to assist Office of State and Community Energy Program (SCEP) recipients, subrecipients and DOE program personnel to better understand the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Historic Preservation, and other environmental regulations.  This website is specific to SCEP recipients.  *Note - this website is applicable to EECBG recipients under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, not the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

All recipients and subrecipients are strongly encouraged to review this website, especially the PowerPoint presentations, prior to initiating work under their awards and utilize the sample templates as appropriate.  Recipients should review their NEPA determination and Terms and Conditions specific to their award for restrictions and documentation requirements, as applicable as well as their Historic Preservation Programmatic Agreement.  If any project work has been initiated prior to the completion of the NEPA review, please contact  This training does not provide authority for recipients or subrecipients to begin work prior to written project approval from a Contracting Officer.

Note: Some of the files found below are not fully accessible to people with disabilities. If you require assistance to access these files, please reach out to DOE at


DOE Historic Preservation Programmatic Agreements can be found at Historic Preservation – Executed Programmatic Agreements | Department of Energy.

For additional historic preservation information, including resources for recipients without a historic preservation programmatic agreement and annual historic preservation report guidance for recipients with a historic preservation programmatic agreement please see the Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) website.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) has approved an exemption that would relieve federal agencies from the historic preservation review requirements under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) regarding the effects of the installation of certain electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) on historic properties. The exemption is effective as of November 2, 2022. For compliance with the NHPA, EVSE installations should now follow the EVSE language found in the ACHP's Exemption From Historic Preservation Review for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Federal Register Notice.


The sample documents found below are intended to be tools to assist recipients with their reporting responsibilities. Recipients may utilize their own documents if the same type of  information is collected and reported on as outlined in the templates.

Documents applicable to some SCEP projects requiring a DOE NEPA review with the submission of an Environmental Questionnaire-1. Contact your DOE Project Officer before submitting any of these documents.

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