Dept. of Energy - BIL Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid. Due 9/30
BIL Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid
The NETL is issuing, on behalf of the GDO, this Administrative and Legal requirements Document (ALRD). Awards made under this ALRD will be funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The BIL is a once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure, which will grow a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable economy through enhancing U.S. competitiveness, driving the creation of good-paying union jobs, and ensuring stronger access to economic and environmental benefits for disadvantaged communities (DACs). The BIL appropriates more than $62 billion to the DOE to invest in American manufacturing and workers; expand access to energy efficiency; deliver reliable, clean and affordable power to more Americans; and deploy the technologies of tomorrow through clean energy demonstrations. As part of and in addition to upgrading and modernizing infrastructure, DOE’s BIL investments will address the climate crisis and support efforts to build a clean and equitable energy economy that achieves zero carbon electricity by 2035, and put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050 to benefit all Americans. The Program will provide $459 million annually over a period of five years to States and Indian Tribes (also termed herein as “eligible applicants”) to improve the resilience of the electric grid against disruptive events6 . Eligible applicants may further allocate funds to “eligible entities” as defined by this section and discussed below. This ALRD provides the requirements for applying to receive a grant under this Program, as well as for administering funds once received. Eligible applicants will be required to submit applications each year, although grants may cover multiple-year periods of performance.
In accordance with 2 CFR 910.126, Competition, and Section 40101(d) of the IIJA, eligibility for awards under this formula grant program is restricted to “States” and Indian Tribes. “States” is defined as including U.S. States, U.S. Territories (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands) and the District of Columbia. Indian Tribes is defined as all Federally Recognized Indian Tribes as defined in accordance with Section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304), 42 U.S.C. 18701(2).
States and Indian Tribes may make subawards to the following eligible entities for resilience projects that implement resilience measures as defined in Section 40101(a)(2) of IIJA:
an electric grid operator;
an electricity storage operator;
an electricity generator;
a transmission owner or operator;
a distribution provider;
a fuel supplier; and
any other relevant entity, as determined by the Secretary (of DOE).
Total Amount Available:
September 30, 2022
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