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Director’s Update – April 24, 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 Updates. In addition to funding updates and deadlines, this edition features highlights of a recent White House event and more information on our upcoming webinar on the Inflation Reduction Act.

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This Week: “What the Inflation Reduction Act Means for Energy Communities – Part 2” Webinar

The Energy Communities IWG is hosting the second webinar in our two-part webinar series highlighting Inflation Reduction Act programs that benefit energy communities this Friday, April 28 at 2 p.m. EDT.

The series provides energy communities with the information they need to better understand how they can benefit from specific programs within the Inflation Reduction Act. Join us to hear from federal officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

If you missed part one, watch the recording here.

#ICYMI: Federal Agencies Announce New Funding for Energy Communities at White House Event

Earlier this month, the Energy Communities IWG and senior federal officials gathered at the White House to announce additional investments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act to support fossil energy workers and spur long-term economic revitalization in energy communities.

Watch the livestream recording and access resources from the event here.

New Funding Opportunities & Announcements

Upcoming Funding Deadlines

The following funding opportunities have application deadlines coming up in the next four weeks and can all be found in the IWG’s online clearinghouse.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Events & Additional Resources

  • Inflation Reduction Act Tribal Guidebook
    This guidebook provides an overview of the clean energy, climate mitigation and resilience, agriculture, and conservation-related funding programs in the Inflation Reduction Act for which Tribes are eligible.

  • Revitalizing Energy Communities: Two-Year Report to the President
    Check out the Energy Communities IWG’s new public report, previewing the Administration’s path forward to ensure the nation sustains momentum in building a clean energy future made in America and powered by American workers.

On behalf of all IWG member agencies, thank you for your continued interest in programs that support people living and working in America’s energy communities. Please feel free to share this newsletter with others in your network who may benefit.

Best regards,

Brian J. Anderson, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization
Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy

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