Dept. of Energy Invests Over $200 Million in States and Tribal Nations to Modernize Electrical Grid
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nine states and three tribal nations as the third cohort to receive a combined total of $207.6 million in Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grants. Supported by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and administered by DOE’s Grid Deployment Office, these grants will help modernize the electric grid to reduce impacts of climate-driven extreme weather and natural disasters while also ensuring power sector reliability.
Over the next five years, the Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grants program will distribute a total of $2.3 billion to States, Territories, and federally recognized tribes. The States, Territories, and tribes will then award these funds to complete a diverse set of projects, with priority given to efforts that generate the greatest community benefit while providing clean, affordable, and reliable energy.
"Renewable energy has helped many parts of the country withstand a crippling heat dome, and the President’s Investing in America agenda will increase the amount of clean power sources available on the nation’s grid," said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. "DOE is excited to announce a continued stream of funding aimed at strengthening America’s workforce and preparing the nation for a more resilient, clean energy future."
To read the full press release, visit: https://www.energy.gov/articles/biden-harris-administration-invests-over-200-million-states-and-tribal-nations-modernize