Author: US DOE Staff     Published: 1/23/2023    WHIA

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced guidance so that state, local, and Tribal governments can begin applying for funding through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program.Through the EECBG Program, DOE is providing $430 million to support community based clean energy programming in all 50 states, five U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, 774 Tribes, and 1,878 local governments. DOE opened applications and provided guidance for the funding application process, and information on how communities can maximize program investments to best serve each community’s specific needs.Communities can use this flexible source of EECBG Program funding for a variety of projects, such as developing a clean energy strategy with measurable goals, making buildings and streetlights more energy-efficient, creating bike lanes, installing renewable energy on government buildings, funding a community solar campaign, or developing zero emissions building codes.Learn more about the EECBG Program, DOE is hosting a series of webinars starting January 25, 2023, that will cover technical guidance on the application process, tips for making the most of EECBG Program funding, and strategies for building a clean and equitable energy economy that prioritizes disadvantaged communities. Register for the webinars and get more program information via this link. State applications are due by July 31, 2023. Local government and Tribal government applications are due by January 31, 2024.