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U.S. DOE Grid Innovation Program

Grant information

What: The Grid Innovation Program provides $5 billion for FY 22-26 to support projects that use innovative approaches to transmission, storage, and distribution infrastructure to enhance grid resilience and reliability. Projects selected under this program will include interregional transmission projects, investments that accelerate interconnection of clean energy generation, and utilization of distribution grid assets to provide backup power and reduce transmission requirements. Innovative approaches can range from use of advanced technologies to innovative partnerships to the deployment of projects identified by innovative planning processes. 

Potential Applicants:

  •  States (individual or combined)
  • Tribes and territories
  • Local governments
  • Public utility commissions

How Much:

  • Approximately 4-40 awards between $50 million and $250 million (potentially up to $1 billion per award for interregional transmission projects only)

Deadline:

Concept papers are due January 13, 2023

Full Applications due May 19, 2023

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