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February 2023

IWG Director Participates in Harvard University Study Group on Coal Community Transitions

Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D. last week participated in a study group session hosted by Harvard University. The session, titled “The Roles of Private & Public Funding,” focused on challenges coal communities often face when it comes to financing their energy […]

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Director’s Update – February 17, 2023

Dear Energy Community Supporter, Thank you for your continued interest in the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) Director’s Updates. In addition to funding updates and deadlines, this edition features several upcoming webinars and workshops that delve into critical investments — read on. Follow us on

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Three Exciting, New Federal Programs Announced for Energy Communities

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of Treasury announced three new opportunities available through the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act that benefit energy communities. First, DOE’s Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program (40209), led by the Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains, is investing $750 million

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Director’s Update – February 6, 2023

Dear Energy Community Supporter, Agencies from across the federal government are regularly announcing new funding opportunities, collectively worth billions of dollars, to help revitalize the economies of the nation’s energy communities. With this in mind, read on for the most up-to-date information on resources, new funding opportunities, deadline reminders and more. Follow us on Twitter,

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