Eligible state, local, and Tribal governments can now apply for funding from the EECBG Program

Welcome To the EECBG Program Formula Application Hub!

On this page, you will find helpful information about how to apply for formula awards from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program. 

We recommend starting with the program’s Administrative and Legal Requirements Document (ALRD) and Application Instructions. These documents will provide crucial information about the overall design and structure of the EECBG Program and the application process. Be sure to review these resources to determine if you will pursue a grant or a voucher (for technical assistance and/or equipment/installation rebates)! 

The Department of Energy has updated the Pre-Award Information Sheet.

How To Apply To Receive EECBG Program Formula Funds

Use the sections below to learn how to apply for your EECBG Program formula award. 

Eligible entities may apply for a voucher or a grant, but not both.

    First Steps for Grants & Vouchers

    1. Check to confirm that your state, local government, or Indian tribe is eligible for an EECBG Program formula award and determine your allocation amount:
    2. Determine if you will select a voucher or a grant (local governments and Indian tribes only). To learn more, check out Sections 2.3, 9.0, and Appendix 1 of the EECBG Program Application Instructions or watch a webinar (linked below).  
    3. Review the allowable activities, found on page 6 of the EECBG Program Application Instructions
    4. Submit this Optional Information Collection Form so DOE can keep in touch with you about the EECBG Program!

    Application Steps for Grants

    Step 1: Complete Pre-Application Steps

    These steps are for grants only. For steps associated with a voucher, see section below.

    1. Register for the System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov/. Registration in SAM will enable you to receive a Unique Entity ID (UEI) number, which is required to complete nexts steps. Note: This can take three weeks to process, so it’s important to get started early!
    2. Register in FedConnect, which will allow your organization to receive and acknowledge its award, athttps://www.fedconnect.net/
    3. Provide information in the Pre-Award Information Sheet and return it to eecbg@hq.doe.gov by April 28, 2023
    4. Expect an email from the PAGE system (which is the portal for application submissions) inviting you to apply within 3 weeks of emailing the Pre-Award Information Sheet. 

    Step 2: Complete your application and submit it via the PAGE Platform

    Once you have obtained your organization’s Unique Entity ID (UEI number) and have received an invitation from the PAGE platform, submit the following forms by either completing the online forms in PAGE, or uploading as attachments to PAGE:

    Application Steps for Vouchers

    These steps are for vouchers only. For steps associated with a grants, see section above. 

    Step 1: Complete pre-application steps

    Step 2: Complete EECBG Program Voucher Application 

    Stay tuned! More information forthcoming!

    Resources for Learning & Applying

    Recorded Webinars & Slides

    View recordings and see presentations of previous sessions of EECBG Program webinars below.





    Review this webinar for detailed guidance about the EECBG Program Grant Application Process. This webinar includes information about the necessary steps and materials required to apply for the program.

    Still have questions?

    We’re here to help! See our most frequently asked questions on the EECBG Program page under More Information.