The application period for the FY22 State and Tribal Formula Grid Resilience Grants program has been extended from September 30, 2022, to March 31, 2023.

Supported by the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the $2.3 billion formula grant program is focused on strengthening and modernizing America’s power grid against wildfires, extreme weather, and other natural disasters that are exacerbated by the climate crisis. The program will distribute up to $2.3 billion to States, Tribal nations, and territories over five years based on a formula that includes, among other things, population size, land area, probability and severity of disruptive events, and a locality’s historical expenditures on mitigation efforts. Priority will be given to projects that generate the greatest community benefit providing clean, affordable, and reliable energy to everyone, everywhere, anytime.   

Applications may be submitted any time prior to the March 31, 2023, deadline, and the applications will be processed when they are received. Accordingly, grants may be awarded prior to March 31, 2023, based on those applications. DOE plans to post the year 2 allocation amounts by January 2023.  

DOE intends to issue another ALRD Amendment by September 30, 2022, providing responses to submitted questions and applicants may choose to wait until that amendment is issued before applying to have the benefit of those clarifications when completing the application. 

Additional information, including the Administrative and Legal Requirements Document, application assistance resources, and the allocation of grants, is available.