The Grid Innovation Program provides $5 billion for FY 22-26 to support projects that use innovative approaches to transmission, storage, and distribution infrastructure to enhance grid resilience and reliability. Projects selected under this program will include interregional transmission projects, investments that accelerate interconnection of clean energy generation, and utilization of distribution grid assets to provide backup power and reduce transmission requirements. Innovative approaches can range from use of advanced technologies to innovative partnerships to the deployment of projects identified by innovative planning processes.
Eligible entities include:
- States (individual or combined)
- Tribes and Territories
- Local governments
- Public utility commissions
SECOND FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
On November 14, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration announced up to $3.9 billion available through the second round funding opportunity of the Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program for Fiscal Years 2024 and 2025. Successful projects will deploy Federal funding to maximize grid infrastructure deployment at-scale and leverage private sector and non-federal public capital to advance deployment goals.
Concept papers are a required first step in the application process and are due at 5:00 p.m. ET on January 12, 2024. A public webinar will be held at 3:00 p.m. ET on November 20, 2023, to provide additional information. Registration is required.
FIRST FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
On October 18, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $3.46 billion in Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program investments for 58 projects across 44 states to strengthen electric grid resilience and reliability across America. This includes eight projects selected under the Grid Innovation Program. See the full list of projects.
The Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program is participating in the Clean Energy Innovator Fellowships, a unique workforce development program that matches recent graduates and new energy professionals to key energy organizations to support efforts to advance clean energy solutions.
All resources from October 2023 and earlier do not reflect the release of the November 14, 2023 second round Funding Opportunity. New resources are coming soon.
(FY22&FY23 FIRST FUNDING ROUND)
Find materials including recordings, transcripts, and presentation slides from past informational webinars.
- A Look into the Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships Program Selections Webinar (October 24, 2023)
- GRIP Informational Webinar (November 29, 2022)
- Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships Program Applicant Informational Webinar (February 8, 2023)
- Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program Community Benefits Plan Training Webinar (February 27, 2023)
- GRIP Training for Secured by Design Considerations Webinar (February 28, 2023)