The Grid and Transmission Program Conductor acts as a clearinghouse for GDO’s transmission and grid resilience financing programs, as well as other existing DOE transmission and grid programs.

The Conductor consists of an interactive tool to find the opportunities best suited to individual projects. Scroll down to the program summary below or visit the Conductor Guide for more comprehensive information about the available funding opportunities and the application process.

For funding opportunities, any content within this website that appears discrepant from a Funding Opportunity Announcement or Request from Proposal is superseded by the FOA or RFP language.

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Programs Summary

Program Solicitation Funding Mechanism Next Steps
Transmission Facilitation Program

The Department of Energy (DOE) plans to issue additional request for proposals (RFPs) moving forward.

Future RFPs may include loan and public private partnership opportunities as well as capacity contracts, including opportunities for microgrids.

Capacity contracts, public private partnerships, and loans Applications for the first round of the Transmission Facilitation Program closed on February 1, 2023, and the review process is underway.
Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grants Program – 40101(d) Applications for fiscal year (FY) 22 and FY 23 are now closed. Formula grant funds

On September 28, 2023, DOE announced the latest cohort of awardees. Learn more.

Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program

DOE anticipates opening the second funding cycle in Q1 of FY24.

Grants and financial assistance

Applications for the first round of the GRIP Program closed on May 19, 2023, and the review process is underway.

Transmission Siting and Economic Development (TSED) Grant Program Funding Opportunity Open Grants

Concept papers, a required step in the application process, are due October 31, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET. 
Full applications will be due April 5, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET.

Loan Programs Office: Transmission Loans Open for Applications Loans  
Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations: Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas Program
  1. Energizing Rural Communities (ERC) Prize
  2. FOA No. DE-FOA-0002970
  3. FOA No. DE-FOA-0003045
  1. Prizes
  2. Cooperative Agreements
  3. Grants
  1. The Phase 2 submissions deadline will be in July 2024. The exact deadline date will be posted on the ERC’s website. Only Phase One winners of the ERC Prize are eligible to compete in ERC’s Phase Two.
  2. The full application deadline closed on August 2, 2023.
  3. The full application deadline is October 12, 2023. Only those applicants who submitted a pre-application and are invited to submit a full application are eligible to submit a full application.
Western Area Power Administration: Transmission Infrastructure Program Open for Applications Loans  
Transmission Facility Financing Program Coming Soon