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Author:  US DOE SETO Staff Published: 7/20/2023  DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office

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Solar for All Grant Competition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the $7 Billion Solar for All grant competition, which was created by the Inflation Reduction Act’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). The competition will award up to 60 grants to states, territories, Tribal governments, municipalities, and nonprofits to create and expand low-income solar programs and to prime disadvantaged communities for residential solar investment.

Applicants are required to submit a notice of intent (NOI) to apply to this competition. The deadlines by applicant type are:

  • July 31 for states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico;
  • August 14 for territories (specifically, The Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), municipalities, and eligible nonprofit recipients; or
  • August 28 for Tribal governments and Intertribal Consortia.

Solar for All programs ensure low-income households have equitable access to residential rooftop and residential community solar power. In addition, these programs guarantee low-income households receive the benefits of solar, including household savings, community ownership, energy resiliency, and other benefits. This grant competition seeks to enable millions of low-income households to access affordable, resilient, and clean solar energy.

Reference the Notice of Funding Opportunity and review frequently asked questions for more application requirements and additional background information. Resources and tools for prospective grantees, including webinar links and helpful templates, can be found on EPA’s GGRF Solar for All webpage.

Full applications for the Solar for All grant competition are due September 26. Please direct questions to ggrf@epa.gov.