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Grants to USA Electric Grid Operators, Generators, and Distributors for Projects to Improve Grid Resiliency to Natural Disasters

IMPORTANT DATES:

Conference Date

11/29/22

Intent to Apply Date

12/16/22

Application Deadline

04/06/23 5:00 PM ET

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CFDA or PIN Number:

CFDA Number:

81.254

Funding or PIN Number:

DE-FOA-0002740

ELIGIBILITY:

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Grid Resilience Innovation Partnership (GRIP) Program: Grid Resilience Utility and Industry Grants

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Grid Deployment Office


Agency: Federal

GrantWatch ID #206851

Grant Description

Grants to USA electric grid operators, generators, and distributors for projects to improve the resiliency of the electric grid in the face of natural disasters and extreme weather events. Funding is intended for projects that will have the most benefit for communities likely to be severely impacted by such events.

This program will fund comprehensive transformational transmission and distribution technology solutions that will mitigate multiple hazards across a region or within a community, including wildfires, floods, hurricanes, extreme heat, extreme cold, storms, and any other event that can cause a disruption to the power system. The program will prioritize projects generating the greatest community benefit in reducing the likelihood and consequences of disruptive events.

Grantees must address at least three of the following requirements for this event:

  • Utility pole management,
  • Hardening of power lines, facilities, substations, of other systems,
  • Undergrounding of electrical equipment,
  • Replacement of old overhead conductors and underground cables,
  • Relocation of power lines or reconductoring of power lines with low-sag, advanced conductors,
  • Vegetation and fuel-load management
  • Weatherization technologies and equipment,
  • Fire-resistant technologies and fire prevention systems,
  • Monitoring and control technologies,
  • Use or construction of distributed energy resources for enhancing system adaptive capacity during disruptive events, including microgrids, and battery-storage subcomponents
  • Adaptive protection technologies
  • Advanced modeling technologies

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible entities that can apply for these grants include:
- Electric grid operators
- Electricity storage operators
- Electricity generators
- Transmission owners or operators
- Distribution providers
- Fuel suppliers

Ineligible:

Resilience measures that are not allowed under this grant include:
- Construction of a new electric generating facility
- Large scale battery-storage facility that is not used for enhancing system adaptive capacity during disruptive events
- Cybersecurity

Pre-proposal Conference:

A public webinar will be held on November 29, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST.

Register online: https://www.energy.gov/gdo/events/1129-grid-resilience-innovation-partnership-program-funding-opportunity-informational

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Concept Papers are due December 16, 2022.
- DOE will provide a response to Concept Papers by January 27, 2023.
- Full Applications are due April 6, 2023.

There is a 100% cost match for this program.

The program includes a small utility set aside – at least 30% of the program – for those entities selling no more than 4 million MWh of electricity per year. Small utilities must match 1/3 of grant amounts received.

FAQs: https://www.energy.gov/gdo/frequently-asked-questions-grid-resilience-and-innovation-partnerships-grip-program

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343309

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding is capped at the amount the eligible entity has spent in the previous three years on hardening efforts.

Term of Contract:

The first funding cycle will include FY22 and FY23.

Contact Information:

Apply online: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2ffedconnect%2f%3fdoc%3dDE-FOA-0002740%26agency%3dDOE&doc=DE-FOA-0002740&agency=DOE

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Jacqulyn M. Wilson
304-285-4135
jacqulyn.wilson@netl.doe.gov

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