The EECBG Program has opened applications for $430 million in formula grant funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for clean energy projects and programs in local communities, reaching more than 250 million Americans across the country.
The EECBG Program assists eligible states, units of local government, and Indian tribes, as described below (herein called “entities” or “eligible entities”) in implementing strategies to:
- Reduce fossil fuel emissions in a manner that is environmentally sustainable and, to the maximum extent practicable, maximizes benefits for local and regional communities;
- Reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities; and
- Improve energy efficiency in the transportation sector, the building sector, and other appropriate sectors.
- 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.
Find out if your city is eligible for formula grant funding: EECBG Program Local Government Allocations
$8.8 million is set aside for competitive grants to local governments, Indian tribes, and consortia of local governments that are not eligible for formula funding from DOE. The EECBG Program Team will release more information about the Competitive Program in the coming months.
Each State is also required to distribute at least 60% of their formula allocation funds to local governments that are ineligible for formula funding. We encourage engagement between these jurisdictions at the state-level. In Georgia, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority serves as the state's energy office. (contact below)
Read the EECBG Program’s Administrative and Legal Requirements Document (ALRD) and Application Instructions.
- All eligible entities must complete a pre-award application sheet by April 28, 2023, 8 PM est.
- Local governments have until January 31, 2024 to submit an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy to receive the formula funding.
Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET: Introduction to the EECBG Program for Local Governments
GEFA: Kristofor Anderson, Director of Energy Programs, 404-584-1031
Eligible entities are encouraged to submit this Optional Information Collection Form to keep in touch with DOE about EECBG.