To learn more about the Office of State and Community Energy Programs, and its priorities to lower energy costs for families and businesses, read the announcement on DOE’s important role in the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 

About the Office of State and Community Energy Programs

The Office of State and Community Energy Programs was established in January 2022 and is responsible for managing a portfolio of nearly $6 billion in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and annual appropriations. 

The Office of State and Community Energy Programs works with state and local organizations to significantly accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies, catalyze local economic development and create jobs, reduce energy costs, and avoid pollution through place-based strategies involving a wide range of government, community, business and other stakeholders.  

Foundational programs like the Weatherization Assistance Program and State Energy Program, which both have more than 40 years of successfully delivering energy savings across the country, will complement newly formed programs such as the Local Government Energy Program and Energy Futures Grants, enabling DOE to work for the first time ever, with local governments and communities for the long term.  

Through the disbursement of formula grants, DOE will extend the core capabilities of state energy offices and expand the weatherization provider network to assist low-income families with home energy retrofits. Competitive awards will further the innovation by states and local governments seeking to implement high-impact and self-sustaining clean energy projects. In addition, technical assistance will help to facilitate clean energy programs and practices through "best practice" tools, “lead-by-example” methods, peer-to-peer forums, and other strategic partnerships.   

Programs led by the Office of State and Community Energy Programs: 

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Statement By Secretary Granholm On President Biden’s Nomination Of David Crane
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm issued the following statement today on President Biden’s nomination of David Crane to serve as Under Secretary for Infrastructure at the U.S. Department of Energy
August 3, 2022
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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $40 Million to Lower Utility Costs for American Families
Community Organizations and State Agencies Will Help American Families Make Homes Energy Efficient and Save Money
July 9, 2022
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DOE Report Finds Energy Jobs Grew Faster Than Overall U.S. Employment in 2021
Annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) Shows Strength in Clean Energy Jobs
June 29, 2022
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The Biden-Harris Administration Announces $500 Million Program for Better School Infrastructure
DOE Seeks Public Input on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Program for Energy Upgrades to America’s 100,000 Public School Facilities
April 5, 2022
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Leadership

Henry McKoy
Director, Office of State and Community Energy Programs
Anna Garcia
Director, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office
Michael Forrester
Principal Deputy Director, Office of State and Community Energy Programs
Chris Castro
Chief of Staff, Office of State and Community Energy Programs