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BIL Provision: Energy Improvement in Rural and Remote Areas

Open Date:


Close Date:

Available until expended

Upcoming Milestones:

Estimated application opening date, 3rd quarter 2022.

To help inform Department of Energy’s (DOE) implementation of the Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas (ERA) Program, this Request for Information (RFI) seeks input on:

Outcomes the program should seek to deliver for residents of rural or remote areas, and the types of innovative energy projects that achieve those outcomes and meet the authorization languageConsiderations that could impact programmatic design or strategyCommunity benefits, including energy and environmental justice (EEJ), diversity, equity inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) considerations; and quality jobs, andWays to broadly share knowledge gained and impacts.

Responses to this RFI will be used by DOE for planning purposes to develop the ERA Program, which may include the use of Technical Assistance, Prizes, Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA), Other Transactional Authorities (OTAs), or Partnership Intermediary Agreements (PIAs). The information collected will not be published.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to [email protected] no later than 12:00pm (ET) on 11/28/2022. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.



Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution
  • Local Government
  • Private Sector
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Efficiency and Weatherization
  • Energy Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Funded by:

U.S. Department of Energy


To provide financial assistance to increase environmental protection from the impacts of energy use and improve resilience, reliability, safety, and availability of energy in rural or remote areas of the United States.

Eligible uses include: (A) Overall cost-effectiveness of energy generation, transmission, or distribution systems; (B) siting or upgrading transmission and distribution lines; (C) reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy generation by rural or remote areas; (D) providing or modernizing electric generation facilities; (E) developing microgrids; and (F) increasing energy efficiency.

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Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – match required
Total Amount Available:
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