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BIL Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Competitive Program

Open Date:

4/5/2023

Close Date:

8/7/2023

Eligible Recipients:

  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Energy Infrastructure
  • Environmental Clean-up
  • Health and Safety
  • Technical Assistance

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Upcoming Milestones:

Concept Paper Submission Deadline: June 5, 2023, 5:00 PM ET

Bureau/Office:

Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Energy

Overview

This funding opportunity provides $8.8 million for small-to-medium sized local governments and state-recognized Tribes to:

  1. Reduce fossil fuel emissions in ways that are environmentally sustainable and maximize benefits for local and regional communities;
  2. Reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities;
  3. Improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building and other sectors; and
  4. Build a clean and equitable energy economy that prioritizes disadvantaged communities and promotes equity and inclusion in workforce opportunities and deployment activities, consistent with the Justice40 Initiative.

DOE is seeking to support communities to make significant progress towards their clean energy goals. Ideal projects will create meaningful impacts on local economies, deeply engage the community, and include a wide range of team members including several local governments and/or Tribes and partner organizations such as labor unions, state energy offices, utilities, community-based non-profits organizations, and community foundations.

DOE is compiling a “Teaming Partner List” to facilitate the formation of new project teams for this FOA. The Teaming Partner List allows organizations who may wish to participate on an application to express their interest to other applicants and to explore potential partnerships.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Any organization that would like to be included on this list should submit the following information: Organization Name, Contact Name, Contact Address, Contact Email, Contact Phone, Organization Type, Area of Technical Expertise, Brief Description of Capabilities, and Area of Interest. Interested parties should fill out this form https://forms.office.com/g/ksbYZ7x0Cc or email the information to [email protected] with the subject line “Teaming Partner Information.”

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Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
$8800000.00
Limit per Applicant:
$2,000,000
Estimated Awards:
10-20

Applicant Guidance

States and territories can apply through July 31, 2023.

Local governments and Tribes can apply through January 31, 2024.

All eligible entities that intend to apply must submit their Pre-Award Information Sheet by April 28, 2023.

FOA Announcement and Application

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (includes webinar announcements)

EECBG Program Formula Grant Application Hub

DOE is excited to offer EECBG formula grant applicants the opportunity to participate in EECBG Office Hours.

Contact Information

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