In support of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) developed a $2.5 billion Transmission Facilitation Program (TFP) that will help build out new interregional transmission lines across the country. The TFP, administered through the Building a Better Grid Initiative, is a revolving fund program that will provide Federal support to overcome the financial hurdles in the development of large-scale new transmission lines and upgrading existing transmission as well as the connection of microgrids in select States and U.S. territories. 

On November 18, 2022, DOE issued a request for proposals for the first solicitation which is open to applicants seeking DOE capacity contracts committing to purchasing up to 50% of the maximum capacity of the transmission line. The submission deadline for the first phase is February 1, 2023. 

On November 30, 2022, the Grid Deployment Office hosted a webinar to learn about DOE’s Transmission Facilitation Program Request for Proposal

Visit the Grid and Transmission Programs Conductor to help identify which financing program is most appropriate for individual projects.