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MassCEC Seeking Feedback on Funding Opportunity Draft: "Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid, Formula Grants to States and Indian Tribes" – Due 02/02

Opportunity Title:

Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid, Formula Grants to States and Indian Tribes


Funder/Agency:

MassCEC


Opportunity Number:

FY 2024 – NZG - 01


Description:

MassCEC seeks feedback on draft guidelines for subawards from the funding opportunity "Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid, Formula Grants to States and Indian Tribes," as defined in section 40101(d) of the IIJA.  


"Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid” will provide $459 million annually over a period of five years to States and Indian Tribes to improve the resilience of the electric grid against disruptive events. Under the program, the DOE will provide grants to eligible applicants to improve the resilience of their electric grids. These grants offer a unique opportunity to advance the capabilities of States and Indian Tribes to address current and future resilience needs. 


Program Objectives:

• Objective 1: Identify and fund projects that can improve energy reliability and resilience,

reducing the cost and number of outages for communities and underserved

populations, including environmental justice communities and disadvantaged

communities (DACs) 6.

• Objective 2: Support clean energy and decarbonization solutions, including building

electrification.

• Objective 3: Advance the Commonwealth’s equity, environmental justice, and energy

justice priorities, sharing the benefits of the Program equitably and in line with the

Justice40 Initiative.

• Objective 4 Create good-paying jobs with the free and fair choice to join a union.


Eligibility:

MassCEC welcomes responses from all stakeholders. In particular, we are hoping to gather perspectives from eligible subawardees, as defined by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and detailed in the Draft Guidelines.


Eligible Subawardees include:

•  Electric grid operators

•  Electricity storage operators

•  Electricity generators

•  Transmission owners or operators

•  Distribution providers

•  Fuel suppliers

•  Any other relevant entity, as determined by the Secretary of DOE


Award Details:

Total Amount Available:

$9,209,845 ($459,000,000 annually)


Deadline:

February 2, 2024



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