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

November 2022

October 2022

September 2022

August 2022

  • Strategics Consulting August 25, 2022 Grants Alert
  • Strategics Consulting August 11, 2022 Grants Alert
  • US Department of Agriculture and Economic Development Administration released a joint resource guide to boost economic development in rural communities. Key areas of focus are planning and technical assistance, infrastructure and broadband expansion, entrepreneurship and business assistance, and workforce development and livability. Download the guide.
  • US Department of Energy grant: Advancing Equity through Workforce Partnerships, with a focus on activities related to solar technology research, development, and commercialization, along with related workforce development activities. Deadline: 12/6/2022. Apply and read more here.

July 2022

June 2022

May 2022

  • The White House recently released a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Technical Assistance Guide, which is a list of federal resources to help communities “deliver infrastructure projects.” Specifically, the guide provides a list of over 65 technical assistance programs and resources to help communities apply for federal infrastructure funding. At least $700 million in funding has been identified in a variety of infrastructure investments including transportation, clean energy and power, high-speed internet, water, resilience and environmental remediation. Read more here.
  • The “Infrastructure School” webinar series, hosted by the White House, is now available in recorded form. These webinars provided a deeper analysis of every segment of the BIL, including upcoming milestones. View the full collection here.
  • The White House has released an infrastructure “rural playbook” which features programs focused on rural water systems, broadband, transportation, climate resilience, and energy. Access the playbook.
  • Department of Energy is seeking feedback on the Transmission Facilitation Program (TFP) and released a request for information.
  • A recorded webinar on the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project (deadline to apply is August 1), hosted by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center. Grant can be accessed here.

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

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Upcoming Webinars

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Date/TimeTuesday, December 6 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Host/Area of FocusElectriCities Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Webinar
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Date/TimeWednesday, November 9, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusEPA listening session on Greenhouse Gase Reduction Fund
Registration LinkRegister here.
Date/TimeTuesday, November 1, 2022 7:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusEPA listening session on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
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Date/TimeThursday, September 29, 2022 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusDepartment of Energy listening session for Rural and Municipal Utility Cybersecurity and Technical Assistance Program
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Date/TimeTuesday, September 27, 2022 3:00 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusDepartment of Energy webinar EVGrid Assist: Accelerating the Transition; Part 2: Charging Station Design
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Date/TimeThursday, September 8, 2022 3:00 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusDepartment of Energy webinar EVGrid Assist: Accelerating the Transition; Part 1: Grid Awareness Selection
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Date/TimeWednesday, August 10, 2022 2:00 PM
Host/Area of FocusGrants Office webinar on State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program
Registration LinkRecorded webinar here.
Date/TimeTuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10, 2022 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusEPA Virtual Workshop on Renewable Energy for Water Utilities
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Date/TimeWednesday, July 13, 2022 2:30 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusNational Telecommunications and Information Administration webinar on Broadband 'Middle Mile' projects
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Date/TimeWednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusEPA Virtual Workshop on Energy Efficiency for Water Utilities
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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)
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Date/TimeTuesday, May 10, 2022: 2 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusEPA Webinar on Financial Management
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Date/TimeThursday, May 5, 2022; 2 PM - 3 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusEPA Webinar on Developing a Budget
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Date/TimeWednesday, April 27, 2022; 1 PM ET
Host/Area of FocusDepartment of Energy webinar regarding RACER funding (solar)
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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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