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Technical Assistance for the Adoption of Building Energy Codes

Open Date:

The FOA will be released on or about October 2023.

Close Date:

Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Local Government
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

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

Reserved for Energy



Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Energy


The Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) anticipates funding state and local efforts to update building energy codes, or equivalent standards, and to develop effective code workforce, training, compliance and enforcement programs. This Notice of Intent (NOI) describes a preliminary plan that will evolve during the FOA development process.

The IRA made two types of funding available to states and units of local governments with authority to adopt building codes and standards:

  • $330 million to adopt the latest building energy code, which are 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for residential buildings and the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1–2019 for commercial buildings or other codes and standards that achieve equivalent or greater energy savings; and
  • $670 million to adopt a building energy code that meets or exceeds the zero energy provisions in the 2021 IECC code or other codes and standards with equivalent or greater energy savings.

Funding awards will support states and local jurisdictions in adopting, implementing, and enforcing the latest model, zero energy codes, or equivalent codes and standards, improving residential and commercial new construction and retrofits, and transitioning the building stock to more efficient, decarbonized buildings for all.

Grant recipients must develop an implementation plan that provides approaches to achieve full compliance with the newly adopted code or standard, plans for capacity building to support ongoing implementation, and active workforce training and enforcement programs.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance


https://infrastructure-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaId4218787d-9a11-4065-9c88-12334e86fe69 (Notice of Intent)

SCEP plans to issue the FOA via the Clean Energy Infrastructure (S3) Funding Opportunity eXCHANGE website https://infrastructure-exchange.energy.gov. If applicants wish to receive official notifications and information from SCEP regarding this FOA, they should register in S3 eXCHANGE .

Contact Information

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