The Grid and Transmission Programs Conductor acts as a clearinghouse for GDO’s transmission and grid resilience financing programs made available through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Act and Inflation Reduction Act, as well as other existing DOE transmission and grid programs.

The Conductor's goal is to provide resources and open lines of communication to maximize the effectiveness of these programs and work with state and local governments, tribes and territories, utility and industry partners, and other stakeholders to catalyze the development of a resilient, modern grid and transmission infrastructure for a reliable, affordable, and clean energy future.

Programs Summary

  Solicitation Funding Mechanism Next Steps
Transmission Facilitation Program Solicitation for loans, public private partnerships, and additional capacity contracts in Spring 2023  Capacity Contracts Submission deadline for the first phase is February 1, 2023.
Grid Resilience Formula Grants – 40101(d) Funding Opportunity open for states, Tribes, and territories Formula grant funds disbursed on a rolling basis Opened on July 6, 2022, and closes March 31, 2023.
Grid Resilience & Innovation Partnerships (GRIP)
  • Grid Resilience Utility & Industry Competitive Grants – 40101(c)
  • Grid Innovation Program - 40103(b)
  • Smart Grid Grants – 40107
Grants and Financial Assistance

40101(c) 

  • Concept Papers Due: December 16, 2022 
  • DOE Response to Concept Papers: January 27, 2023 
  • Full Applications Due: April 6, 2023 

40107 

  • Concept Papers Due: December 16, 2022 
  • DOE Response to Concept Papers: January 27, 2023 
  • Full Applications Due: March 17, 2023 

40103(b) 

  • Concept Papers Due: January 13, 2023 
  • DOE Response to Concept Papers: February 24, 2023 
  • Full Applications Due: May 19, 2023
Loan Programs Office Transmission Loans Open for Applications Loans  
Western Area Power Administration Transmission Infrastructure Program Open for Applications Loans  
Transmission Facility Loans (Inflation Reduction Act) Check back January 2023 for additional information.    

 

Use this tool to find the best program for you

View the Grid and Transmission Programs Conductor Guide and Briefing Deck for more information about eligibility and application requirements and funding opportunity or grant timelines.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to us at Transmission@hq.doe.gov and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.