2023 Funding Opportunity Announcement for Energy Future Grants (EFG) Creating a Community-Led Energy Future
September 30, 2023
State governments, County governments, City or township governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
The Energy Future Grants (EFG) provides $27 million in financial assistance to support local, state, and tribal government-led partnership efforts that will advance clean energy program innovation. EFG seeks to enhance energy affordable and access for communities, ensuring the broad benefits of a clean energy economyincluding heath, economic development and jobs and emissions reductionsflow to disadvantaged communities. EFG will provide support for at least 50 multi jurisdictional teams. Teams should be ideally comprised of 3-4 or more state, local, and/or tribal government partners joining together on a planning project. Multi-jurisdictional teams (e.g. cities and state, tribes and cities, states, cities and tribes, etc.) are encouraged to also partner with community benefit organizations. Additional partners can including academia, think tanks and/or utilities positioned to turn innovative (novel or early action) ideas into solutions that address barriers to clean energy deployment. EFG plans will provide direction for ensuring measurable benefits reach communities and support Justice 40, which directs 40% of the overall benefits of certain federal investments to flow to disadvantaged communities. EFG project can including innovative planning efforts in the power, transportation, and/or building sectors. A successful project will have equitable program innovation and seek to leverage DOE and other resources to speed and scale deployment of best practices by region or nationwide. Visit the Clean Energy Infrastructure Funding Opportunity Exchange website at https://infrastructure-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx to view the complete FOA Document.