On February 8, 2023, the Grid Deployment Office hosted a Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnership (GRIP) Program webinar to provide applicants and teaming partners with programmatic guidance highlighting Concept Paper submission trends, criteria, and next steps in the application process.  

As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Grid Deployment Office is administering the $10.5 billion GRIP program to enhance grid flexibility and improve the resilience of the power system against growing threats of extreme weather and climate change. These programs will accelerate the deployment of transformative projects that will help to ensure the reliability of the power sector’s infrastructure, so all American communities have access to affordable, reliable, clean electricity anytime, anywhere. The first round of funding for this program is $3.8 billion for FY 22 and 23. Concept papers are a required first step in the application process.

Concept papers for the first funding opportunity for the GRIP’s Grid Resilience Utility and Industry Grants and Smart Grid Grants were due December 16, 2022. Encourage/ Discourage letters will be distributed by February 2023. Applicants receiving discourage letters remain eligible to submit applications.

There was no Q&A session as part of the webinar. Questions were submitted directly through the FedConnect process as indicated in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

The presentation slides and a recording of this webinar will be available here approximately two weeks after the webinar.

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Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships Program Webinar, February 8, 2023
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