Amendment 006 of ALRD DE-FOA-0002736 (BIL – PREVENTING OUTAGES AND ENHANCING THE RESILIENCE OF THE ELECTRIC GRID FORMULA GRANTS TO STATES AND INDIAN TRIBES) was issued on May 5, 2023. The link to ALRD Amendment 006 (FedConnect) is below. Amendment 006 extends the application submittal deadline from May 31, 2023 to August 31, 2023 for Indian Tribes, including Alaska Native Corporations. The submission deadline for states and U.S. Territories remains May 31, 2023. Additionally, Amendment 006 increases Year 1 and Year 2 allocations to certain Indian Tribes to better account for the probability of disruptive events on Tribal lands (see revised 40101d allocation table below). These and other administrative changes are summarized on pages 2-3 of ALRD Amendment 006.
Under Section 40101(d) Formula Grant Program of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the Department of Energy will provide grants to States (including U.S. Territories) and Indian Tribes to improve the resilience of their electric grids. States and Indian Tribes may further allocate funds to “eligible entities”, as defined by Section 40101(d). These grants offer a unique opportunity to advance the capabilities of States and Indian Tribes, and their communities, to address not only current, but future resilience needs. The requirements of this formula grant program are defined within Section 40101(d) of the BIL. Section 40101(d) stipulates that DOE allocate funding annually through grants to States and Indian Tribes according to a formula that includes such parameters as population, land area, and the historical precedence for experiencing disruptive events. The resulting formula allocation for the first year of the program is provided below. Additionally, the Administrative and Legal Requirements Document (ALRD) and associated documents and links below provide eligible applicants with program and application information and requirements.
Formula Grants to States and Indian Tribes for Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid
Grant Application Forms and Templates Resources Library 40101d Post-Award Resource Documents Back to BIL Grid Resilience