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Director’s Update – March 8, 2023

Dear Energy Community Supporter,

With implementation of Inflation Reduction Act programs advancing by the day, opportunities for energy communities are surging. Keeping track of new funding announcements and deadlines can be a daunting task. The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) is pleased to offer resources, such as our newsletters and online clearinghouse tool, to make the process easier for energy communities.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for real-time news and updates, too.

Upcoming Webinar on the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act includes historic investments in revitalizing energy communities and advancing the clean energy transition across the country. Join the Energy Communities IWG for a two-part webinar series focused on how the Inflation Reduction Act benefits energy communities and workers. Attendees will hear from senior Administration officials about relevant funding programs that are available now for energy communities.

The first webinar will take place on Monday, March 20 at 2 p.m. EST.

New Funding Opportunities & Announcements

Upcoming Funding Deadlines

Events & Additional Resources

  • How to Become a Technical Assistance Provider
    Information and resources for organizations looking to provide technical assistance to applicants to help formulate projects, apply for funds, and manage grants and projects.

  • New Federal Funding Pages on IWG Website
    Access webpages to learn more about competitive and state-based federal funding and tax credits available to energy communities.
  • Rural Data Gateway
    Check out the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s new easy-to-use online resource that expands access to data on funded projects in rural communities.

  • Midwestern Governors Association Inflation Reduction Act Webinar
    Tuesday, March 14, 2023, noon EST
    This webinar will highlight Inflation Reduction Act programs including energy tax credits, the Energy Infrastructure Reinvestment program, grants for rural electric co-ops, and community assistance.

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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