The Transmission Siting and Economic Development Grants Program will facilitate siting of transmission projects by providing grants to siting authorities to expedite the siting and permitting process and providing grants for economic development activities in communities that may be affected by a transmission project.



Grid Deployment Office

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Transmission siting authorities, or other State, local, or Tribal governmental entities

Period of Availability:

To remain available through 9/30/2029, provided that the Secretary shall not enter into any grant agreement pursuant to this section that could result in any outlays after 9/30/2031.

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Cost Share Requirement:

Federal cost share shall not exceed 50% for grants to siting authorities for participation in regulatory proceedings in other jurisdictions and at FERC. No specified cost share requirement for other grants under this provision

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Eligible Uses

  • Grants to siting authorities for analysis, examination of alternative siting corridors, participation in regulatory proceedings in other jurisdictions related to a transmission project, or other measures that reduce the time to site and permit a transmission project. A siting authority must agree, in writing, to reach a final siting or permitting decision not later than 2 years after the date on which a grant is provided.
  • Grants for economic development activities for communities that may be affected by the construction and operation of transmission projects. The Secretary may only disburse grant funds for economic development activities to (a) a siting authority upon approval by the siting authority of the transmission project; and (b) to any other state, local, or Tribal governmental entity upon commencement of construction of the transmission project.

Next Milestone

Request for Information responses due by February 28, 2023 at 5 p.m. EST.

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