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Federal Infrastructure Grant Resources

The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, includes $1.2 trillion in funding for transportation, energy, and water infrastructure. Public power communities are eligible to receive a significant portion of the funding and in many cases, accessing the funds will require applying for competitive grants from federal agencies.

To better position our region’s public power communities to take advantage of the funding, ElectriCities is partnering with Strategics Consulting to provide members with an additional resource in identifying, weighing, and ultimately applying for grants.

Below you will find resources made available by ElectriCities to help your public power community better understand and take advantage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, as well as other federal funding sources that can help grow the economy in your community. Please reach out to us with questions and use the consultations form below to set up a time to discuss your community’s needs one-on-one with Strategics Consulting.

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Infrastructure and Grants Resources for Your Community

May 2022

April 2022

  • Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office announced RACER funding for project enabling communities to utilize solar and solar-plus-storage to prevent disruptions in power; $25 million total available; Deadline for concept papers: 5:00 PM EST, May, 26, 2022  Application; Register for informational webinar; Read more here.
  • Federal Transit Administration’s Bust Portable Power Systems (BEPS) Programs announced funding for developing standards for exportable power systems (from electric and fuel-cell powered buses to emergency shelters and hospitals during power disruptions); $1 million total available; Deadline for application: June 13, 2022; Application; Read more here.
  • Department of Transportation’s toolkit for Rural Electric Mobility Infrastructure; includes best practices for planning EV charging stations and tips for navigating federal funding.
  • Department of Energy’s ‘Building a Better Grid Initiative’ includes new and existing financing focusing on developing new and upgraded high-capacity transmission lines.
  • Department of Energy landing page for tracking funding programs through BIL.
  • National League of Cities summary of Energy Efficient and Conservation Block Grant.

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022

Federal Infrastructure Grant Consultation Request

Upcoming Webinars

Date/Time
Host/Area of Focus
Registration Link
Date/TimeThursday, May 26, 2022: 1 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusDepartment of Energy webinar on Transmission Facilitation Program (new and upgraded transmission lines, connecting microgrids)
Registration LinkRegister here.
Date/TimeTuesday, May 10, 2022: 2 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusEPA Webinar on Financial Management
Registration LinkRegister here.
Date/TimeThursday, May 5, 2022; 2 PM - 3 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusEPA Webinar on Developing a Budget
Registration LinkRegister here.
Date/TimeWednesday, April 27, 2022; 1 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusDepartment of Energy webinar regarding RACER funding (solar)
Registration LinkRegister here.
Date/TimeMonday, April 18, 2022; 3 PM - 4 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusElectriCities webinar: Best Practices for Accessing Federal Grants
Date/TimeThursday, March 10, 2022
Host/Area of FocusDepartment of Energy webinar on Clean Energy and Power
Registration LinkView the recorded webinar.

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