Directory of Clean Energy Technical Assistance Opportunities for States
Sam Schacht | Clean Energy States Alliance
CESA has compiled a searchable list of clean energy technical assistance opportunities available to states. The list is available below as an interactive table or downloadable excel document, and it will be regularly updated when new opportunities become available to states.
The US Department of Energy and several other agencies in the federal government offer a wide range of technical assistance programs and opportunities, many of which states can take advantage of. While these programs can be tremendously helpful, information about them is spread across many pages on many different US government and national laboratory websites. This makes it difficult for states to find critical information regarding eligibility, funding, and deadlines. Additionally, not all technical assistance opportunities and programs are available to state governments, which can add an extra layer of confusion to those seeking help.
Using this Database
In the interactive table, users can click on the “view” button on the right side to see more detailed information about a program, including any applicable deadlines. Additionally, users can search the entire table or filter columns using keywords such as “building,” or “solar.”
Suggest Additional Entries
If you know of additional programs that should be included in the directory or corrections to any of the entries, please email CESA Research Associate Sam Schacht at email@example.com.
Click here to download the database as an Excel spreadsheet. Scroll down to use an interactive version of the database.
|Resource Name||Topic(s)||Entity or Entities||Description of Initiative||Description of Technical Assistance Available to States||Types of Technical Assistance||How to Apply||Application Deadline||Additional Requirements||Program Duration||More Information||Point(s) of Contact|
|wdt_ID||Resource Name||Topic(s)||Entity or Entities||Description of Initiative||Description of Technical Assistance Available to States||Types of Technical Assistance||Eligible Applicants||How to Apply||Application Deadline||Additional Requirements||Program Duration||More Information||Point(s) of Contact||Full Details|
|1||Building Energy Codes Program (BECP)||Building Decarbonization, Building Codes||US Department of Energy (DOE)||BECP supports building energy code development, adoption, implementation and enforcement processes to achieve the maximum practicable, cost-effective improvements in energy efficiency while providing safe, healthy buildings for occupants.||DOE provides technical assistance to help states and local code enforcement jurisdictions adopt, upgrade, implement, and enforce their residential and commercial building energy codes. This assistance is provided explicitly through the DOE Building Energy Codes Program and does not include direct funding to states or municipalities.||
Examples of technical assistance include:
|State and local governments||N/A||Technical assistance requests submitted by states may be prioritized over those requested by localities.||N/A|
|2||Building Energy Codes Program - Building Performance Standards (BPS) Technical Assistance||Building Decarbonization, Building Performance Standards||US Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO)||BPS are outcome-based policies and laws aimed at reducing the carbon impact of the built environment by requiring existing buildings to meet energy-based and/or GHG emissions-based performance targets. When combined with building codes that regulate performance in specific instances like new construction or major renovations, BPS are powerful policy tools that provide a lifecycle approach to building performance and can empower state and local governments to deliver on their energy and carbon goals for the building sector.||The BTO, through the Building Energy Codes Program, provides Technical Assistance to jurisdictions interested in exploring BPS programs. All formal technical assistance requests must be made by using the Technical Assistance for BPS form.||
Technical Assistance on BPS may take the form of:
|State and local governments||N/A||None||N/A|
|3||Clean Energy Demonstration Program on Current and Former Mine Land||Clean Energy on Mine Lands||US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)||The goal is to enable widespread clean energy deployment by demonstrating the technical and economic viability of carrying out clean energy projects on current and former mine land. Up to five replicable clean energy demonstration projects will be carried out in geographically diverse regions, at least two of which will be solar projects.||In addition to funding, projects are eligible to receive technical assistance through NREL. Eligible clean energy sources are solar; micro-grids; geothermal; direct air capture; fossil-fueled electricity generation with carbon capture utilization and sequestration; energy storage, including pumped storage hydropower and compressed air storage; and advanced nuclear technologies. Examples of technical assistance topics include:
- Aligning clean energy on mine land project plans with CEML program priorities
- Engagement to identify community priorities and develop plans/partnerships
- Capacity-building strategies to support community-led clean energy projects on mine land
- Identifying opportunities for workforce and economic development through clean energy projects on mine land
- High-level technology assessments on mine land
- High-level site readiness considerations
- Navigating the execution of successful clean energy projects on mine land
- Aligning clean energy on mine land development strategies with state or tribal energy portfolio or climate goals.
|Examples of technical assistance include:
- One or more phone conversations with subject matter experts
- Webinar presentation to multiple community stakeholders and project participants
- Short report (less than five pages) on topic of interest. This could include lessons learned, a resource assessment, a high-level technology assessment, or a fact sheet.
|State and local governments, tribes, non-profit community-based organizations in former mining communities, industry representative companies||August 31, 2023||Begins in calendar year 2023, available through 2026|
|4||Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAPs)||Combined Heat and Power (CHP)||US Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Initiative||Through Better Buildings, DOE partners with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings, and industrial plants more energy-efficient by accelerating investment and sharing successful best practices||CHP TAPs promote and assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat-to-power, and district energy technologies/concepts throughout the United States. States can partner with their regional TAP. Regions include New England, New York-New Jersey, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Central, South Central, Upper West, Western, and Northwest.||
Key services of the CHP TAPs include:
Contact your regional TAP representative.
|N/A||None||N/A||Contact your regional TAP representative. Visit the link under "How to Apply" to find you regional representative.|
|5||National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program||Electric Vehicles (EVs), Vehicle Charging, Clean Buses, Clean Transit||Joint Office of Energy and Transportation||The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation supports the deployment of zero-emission, convenient, accessible, equitable transportation infrastructure—coordinating and leveraging activities between the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation||The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation provides technical assistance in planning and implementation of a national network of electric vehicle chargers and zero-emission fueling infrastructure as well as zero-emission transit and school buses. Initially, the Joint Office will work with states and key stakeholders to build capacity for electric vehicles, plan for charging infrastructure, and implement approved state plans. Additional support is provided for deploying electric school buses and electric transit buses.||
The Joint Office provides a variety of technical assistance. On the site (linked in the "more information" cell) there are links to the following resources:
|State governments, K-12 school districts||
Visit https://driveelectric.gov/technical-assistance/ and select the progam that you are interested in. Please direct questions to the link in the "point of contact" cell.
|See specific programs for details||See specific programs for details||2022-2026|
|6||Technical Assistance on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies in the Electric Power Sector||Emissions Reduction Strategies||US Department of Energy (DOE)||DOE’s technical assistance is based on an “all-of-the-above” approach, including, but not limited to, energy efficiency, generation efficiency, renewable energy, natural gas, carbon capture and storage, and nuclear energy, as well as regional and integrated approaches and solutions that cut across these areas.||DOE, supplemented by the national labs and other subject-matter experts, can provide analysis and other support, as requested, on topics relevant to regions, states, local governments, and tribes as they consider strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the electric power sector.||One-on-one support, answers to questions via email||State, local, and tribal officials||
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
|7||State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE)||Energy Planning||National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)||The State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform is an easy-to-access online platform to support data-driven state and local energy and decarbonization planning.||The SLOPE Data Viewer delivers modeled energy data resolved at state and local jurisdictional levels. Users can explore energy data potential and projections to better understand opportunities and options in energy planning. Each data set has a description detailing the assumptions, methodology, and tools and models used to generate the data, with links where users can seek additional details. Users can prioritize actions using SLOPE's localized data in the following areas: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Transportation||
SLOPE includes two distinct tools to support jurisdictions’ planning needs:
|State and local governments||
N/A. You can create an account to save settings on the SLOPE viewer by visiting https://maps.nrel.gov/slope/
|8||Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP)||Energy Storage||US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity, Sandia National Laboratories, Clean Energy States Alliance||ESTAP is a federal-state funding and information sharing project that aims to accelerate the deployment of electrical energy storage technologies in the U.S., through the creation of technical assistance and co-funding partnerships between states, national laboratories, and the U.S. Department of Energy. ESTAP is conducted by CESA under contract to Sandia National Laboratories, with funding from the US Department of Energy Office of Electricity (DOE-OE).||
Participating states can
|State and municipal agencies, public utility commissioners, utilities, manufacturers, universities, developers, others||N/A||None||N/A||
|9||Clean Energy Innovator Fellowships||Clean Energy Innovation||US Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education||Clean Energy Innovator Fellowships competitively place semi-annual cohorts of fellows with electricity regulators, municipal or co-operative utilities, or grid operators to address specific, pre-identified technical challenges related to decarbonizing the power system, electrifying transportation and industry, and improving diversity, equity, and representation in the energy system. The program supports each fellow’s time for up to two years and provides opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and professional development for each cohort.||See adjacent slide (left)||Projects may address a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, grid modernization, equitable and affordable access to clean energy and energy efficiency, integration of electric vehicles and building electrification, resilience planning, interconnection, and rate design. Projects are defined up front, but they have the flexibility to evolve over the fellowship period.||Eligible hosts include electric public utility commissions, municipal utilities, rural electric cooperatives, and grid operators, such as independent system operators or regional transmission organizations. Potential fellow supervisors from host institution must show an interested in mentoring.||Prospective host institutions apply to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with a specific project scope. The staff member of an eligible institution who will mentor the Fellow and supervise their work on the project should submit the application and participate in the matching process. Only one application may be submitted per host institution. Applications for 2023 have not been posted yet.||N/A||None||Fellowships last 1-2 years|
|10||Technical Support Services||General Technical Support||National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)||NREL experts provide technical support services related to energy use and future scenarios for U.S. states, local jurisdictions, and tribal communities when federally supported programs are not available.||NREL's State, Local, and Tribal Technical Support Services Agreement offers data-driven, actionable energy decision support tools and expert-guided analysis to inform renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable transportation projects. Users must pay for this service. Users can access support through streamlined contracting terms and cost-effective pricing, as low as $2,000.||
|State, local, and tribal governments||
Fill out the Contact Us form at https://www.nrel.gov/state-local-tribal/technical-support-services-contact.html
|N/A||This is a paid service.||N/A||
See the fact sheet here: https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy21osti/80490.pdf
|11||State and Local Solution Center||General Technical Support||US Department of Energy (DOE)||The State and Local Solution Center is a resource hub for states, local governments, and K-12 school districts. The Solution Center highlights various technical assistance opportunities to help your organization reach its energy efficiency and renewable energy goals.||The State and Local Solution Center provides resources to enable strategic investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies through the use of innovative practices across the United States by a wide range of stakeholders, in partnership with state and local organizations and community-based nonprofits.||
The State and Local Solution Center is a one-stop-shop for state and local jurisdications and K-12 school districts to find technical assistance. Visit https://www.energy.gov/eere/slsc/all-state-local-solution-center-resources to view and filter available resources based on goals, topics, and challenges.
|State and local governments, K-12 school districts||
There is no application required to access resource page. Visit https://www.energy.gov/eere/slsc/all-state-local-solution-center-resources to view resources, some of which may include applications
|12||General EERE Technical Assistance||General Technical Support||US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)||DOE EERE offers a wide variety of technical assistance supporting energy efficiency and renewable energy.||One-stop-shop for technical assistance opportunities offered through EERE||DOE EERE provides a wide range of technical assistance. Please visit the url in the "How to apply" column to see the complete list.||N/A||
Visit https://www.energy.gov/eere/technical-assistance to access a wide range of TA opportunities and tools
|13||NASEO-NARUC Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB) Working Group||Grid Modernization, Buildings, Building Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Demand Response||US Department of Energy (DOE) Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC), National Association of State Energy Offices (NASEO), National Associating of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)||The GEB Initiative works to remake buildings into a clean and flexible energy resources by combining energy efficiency and demand flexibility with smart technologies and communications to inexpensively deliver greater affordability, comfort, productivity, and performance to America’s homes and buildings.||To help states approach these questions, NASEO and NARUC established the NASEO-NARUC GEB Working Group, with the support of the DOE Building Technologies Office.||
GEB helps administer the NASEO-NARUC State Energy Office Working Group, which
States that are part of the Working Group can also access exclusive technical assistance.
|State energy offices (SEOs)||
For information on how to join the NASEO-NARUC working group, please contact one of the following people:
|14||NARUC Center for Partnership and Innovation (CPI) Distribution System Planning (DSP)||Grid, Transmission||US Department of Energy (DOE) Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC), National Assocation of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL)||Since 2017, NARUC has partnered with LBNL to provide public utility commissions with regional, in-person training on electric distribution systems, utility distribution system planning, and approaches to state engagement in integrated distribution planning. Training sessions are customized to each region and have also included topics such as: planning for resilience and reliability, scenario modeling, hosting capacity analysis, and locational net benefits approaches||NARUC has hosted a series of regional intergrated distribution systems planning training sessions for the following regions: Western States, Midwest/MISO, Southeastern States, and New England||
CPI offers a suite of recording sessions and resources:
|State Public Utility Commissions (PUCs)||See contact info||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|15||i2X: The Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange||Interconnection||US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)||i2X develops innovative solutions to enable faster, simpler, and fairer interconnection of solar energy, wind energy, and energy storage, while enhancing the reliability and resilience of our nation’s distribution and transmission grid networks.||i2X is a peer learning and knowledge exchange. The program includes interconnection technical assistance. i2X is currently offering technical assistance that will directly support stakeholders in improving interconnection practices and processes for electricity distribution systems and the transmission system, also known as the bulk power system. The technical assistance must be specific to the interconnection of solar, wind, storage, or electric vehicle charging facilities, or a hybrid integration of these technologies. The i2X team has allocated up to $750,000 for this technical assistance opportunity and intends to select up to 12 projects. This technical assistance opportunity funds the national labs directly to perform the work for the selected projects and does not provide any direct funding or financial assistance to selected applicants or any third parties (e.g., applicant’s consultants, partnering organizations).||Interconnection Technical Assistance – after identifying major technical and process challenges, stakeholders can receive direct support from interconnection experts to implement interconnection solutions.
i2X Partners - apply to obtain technical assistance from national laboratory experts to develop and integrate solutions, such as standards adoption and grid-hosting capacity analysis.
Office Hours - discuss any issues you have with interconnection.
|Partners of i2X. To register as a partner, follow the link in the adjacent cell. Registration is free.
For interconnection technical assistance, eligible applicants must be U.S.-based organizations facing direct interconnection-related challenges. Such organizations include but are not limited to electric utilities; grid operators; transmission owners; solar, storage, and wind industries; state, local, tribal, and territorial governments; electricity regulation organizations; engineering research organizations; advocacy nonprofits; and other relevant non-utility electric organizations.
|March 22st, 2023 at 4pm ET||N/A||To learn more about the i2X program, see:
For more information about i2X's current interconnection technical assistance offering, see:
|16||Energy Improvements in Rural and Remote Communities||Resilience, Safety, Reliability, Availability, Rural Communities, Remote Communities||US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)||The Energy Improvement in Rural or Remote Areas Program is designed, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, to provide financial assistance to improve, in rural or remote areas of the United States, the resilience, safety, reliability, and availability of energy, and to provide environmental protection from adverse impacts of energy generation.||Still being developed but will likely include both early stage project development as well as support during implementation and operation phases.||TBD||Communities of 10,000 inhabitants or less, states, and nonprofits.||TBD||TBD||TBD||2022-2026||TBD|
|17||National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP)||Solar, Community Solar||US Department of Energy (DOE)||NCSP is a coalition of community solar stakeholders working to expand access to affordable community solar to every American household and enable communities to realize other benefits, such as increased resilience and workforce development. The Partnership is a DOE initiative led by the Solar Energy Technologies Office, in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Partners leverage peer networks and technical assistance resources to set goals and overcome barriers to expanding community solar access.||NCSP offers personalized support to organizations deploying community solar to help them accelerate implementation, improve the performance of their program or project, and build capacity for future community solar development||Assistance is available in five areas: research, project financing analysis, outreach, program design, and technical issues Sample formats for the assistance include: consultation on programs; technical review of proposed projects; analysis of program benefits, costs, and impacts; market studies; toolkits; and case studies||
NCSP Partners. State agencies and other community solar stakeholders that agree to participate actively in the NCSP can apply to be NCSP partners. To become a NCSP Partner, visit the NCSP website and set up a Mobilize Account.
|NCSP Partners can apply using a form on the NCSP website. Non-partners must first join the NCSP.||Rolling||None||N/A|
|18||Solar Energy Innovation Network (SEIN) Early Adopter Assistance||Solar, Solar Deployment, Interconnection||US Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Technologies Office (SETO), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)||The Innovation Network brings together diverse teams of stakeholders to research solutions to real-world challenges associated with solar energy adoption, laying the groundwork for implementation of those solutions and replication in other areas facing similar issues. Project teams may include entities such as state and local governments, community-based organizations, electric utilities, companies, nonprofits, and universities. Teams develop innovative solutions to barriers for solar energy.||
Early Adopter Technical Assistance allows states and communities to get technical assistance based on the experience of previous Solar Energy Innovation Network Research Teams. SEIN has completed two of its three rounds, and is currently in its third round. States and communities can access Early Adopter Assistance from teams who tackled the following topics:
|Examples of assistance may include consultations with subject matter experts, analysis and contextualization of site-specific data, and document review, depending on the topic and questions. Assistance is intended to inform decisions or actions undertaken by the requestor and is provided at no cost to the requestor. Assistance will include only limited modeling where appropriate. For specific examples of assistance for each of the topics mentioned in the previous cell (F19), please visit the url in cell H19.||Assistance in applying lessons learned from the Innovation Network is open to all U.S.-based stakeholders, including but not limited to government entities, regulatory authorities, utilities, project developers, and community organizations. Individual organizations and teams of stakeholders are eligible for support.||
Select your topic at https://www.nrel.gov/solar/market-research-analysis/solar-energy-innovation-network-early-adopters.html and click on the request form.
|Assistance is provided on an ongoing basis—subject to applicability—at no cost to requestors.||
The number of assistance opportunities is limited--potential requestors are encouraged to submit requests as soon as possible. Stakeholders must also demonstrate how the assistance will:
|19||State Energy Program Transformation Collaborative||Transmission, Distribution, Grid, Security, Community Energy Planning, Clean Manufacturing||US Department of Energy (DOE) State Energy Program (SEP)||DOE has selected five topic areas that align with Congressional direction under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). These areas are: transmission and distribution planning, system-wide planning for grid expansion, modernization, and clean energy technology integration, energy security, community energy planning, and clean energy manufacturing.||States may request to receive technical assistance (TA) in a selection of high-priority areas to support planned Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Section 40109 activities (infrastructure funding) through a Transformation Collaborative. Transformation Collaboratives represent a voluntary opportunity to participate in a learning and best practices partnership. For TA options deemed impactful, states will be asked to commit to using TA via a Partnership Agreement – such as is used for Better Buildings Accelerators – that defines the timeline, state goals and how DOE will help states meet their shared goals. Results and outcomes of the Collaboratives will be shared with all states.||
TA activities are expected to include:
|State energy offices (SEOs)||
Please fill out the following form and submit it to your state's designated SEO coordination officer: https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.energy.gov%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2F2022-08%2FSEP-IIJA-Transformation-Collaborative-Opt-in-Template.docx&wdOrigin=BROWSELINK
|2023 Deadline TBD|
|20||Weatherization Assistance Program Training Resources||Weatherization||US Department of Energy (DOE), Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)||WAP reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring health and safety. It is the nation’s single largest residential whole-house energy efficiency program. WAP has created an industry, producing new jobs and technologies, all while helping the most vulnerable families across the country.||The U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides weatherization professionals with program updates, video trainings, and comprehensive tools to assist in the implementation of state and local programs.||Includes weatherization standardized curricula for trainers, WAP grantee manager's training toolkit, WAP financial training, WAP administrative professional training, and WAP RFP toolkit for training and technical assistance services||State and local governments, contractors, WAP professionals, WAP trainors||N/A||None||N/A|
|21||WINDExchange||Wind, Offshore Wind||US Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)||WINDExchange is the US Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office platform for disseminating credible information about wind energy. The purpose of WINDExchange is to help communities weigh the benefits and costs of wind energy, understand the deployment process, and make wind development decisions supported by the best available information.||WINDExchange provides state-specific information about wind energy and capacity, as well as tools||
To ask a question, email email@example.com
|22||Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG)||Clean Energy Infrastructure, Efficiency||US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP)||The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program is designed to assist states, local governments, and Tribes in implementing strategies to reduce energy use, to reduce fossil fuel emissions, and to improve energy efficiency.||EECBG provides funding for states to retain technical consultant services to assist in development of an energy efficiency and conservation strategy.||Types of technical assistance eligible for funding under the EECBG include:
- formulation of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and energy usage goals
- identification of strategies to achieve those goals
- development of methods to measure progress in achieving the goals
- development and publication of annual reports to the population served by the eligible entity
- other services to assist in the implementation of the energy efficiency and conservation strategy
|State/Local Government/Tribes||https://www.energy.gov/scep/eecbg-program-formula-grant-application-hub||Eligible entities can apply through July 2023||N/A||N/A||https://firstname.lastname@example.org|
|24||State-Based Home Energy Efficiency Contractor Training Grants||Home Efficiency, Workforce Development||DOE SCEP||The State-Based Home Energy Efficiency Contractor Training Grants (Contractor Training Program) makes $200 million available to state energy offices so they can train, test, and certify residential energy efficiency and electrification contractors. States can partner with nonprofit organizations to develop and implement these programs that will prepare contractors and their employees to bring clean energy technologies into homes. In July 2023, DOE announced $150 million in formula awards to states from this program.||DOE will continue to work with States to implement efficient, equitable, and effective programs. DOE will explore opportunities to provide technical assistance support to States to help accelerate their efforts to leverage other IRA funding. DOE encourages States to use the materials provided by DOE. DOE encourages States to adopt best practices for developing and implementing their Contractor Training programs.||The following activities may be available through DOE technical assistance:
- Model workforce development plans for different sectors and target audiences.
- Webinars to cover a variety of technical assistance topics, including guidance on preparing an application or comprehensive workforce development plan and compliance with Federal regulations and statues as outlined in the Uniform Guidance.
- Peer Learning Groups to facilitate connections between States and organizations to exchange knowledge and expertise; brainstorm program design and service delivery best practices; and ask questions about program development and implementation.
- Case Studies on successful programs.
- Research and analyses to detect state-specific workforce skills gaps; synthesize labor market information and wage data; examine workforce development program metrics and evaluation best practices; and identify gaps in existing education, training, and credentialing programs.
- Stakeholder mapping to identify existing workforce development organizations.
|States||September 30, 2023||See application instructions for more information||4 email@example.com|
|25||Home Energy Rebate Programs (Home Efficiency Rebates and Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates)||Home Efficiency, Electrification||DOE SCEP||Combined, the Home Energy Rebate Programs allocate $8.8 billion to help homeowners pay for home efficiency retrofits and new, efficient electric appliances. The programs have a special emphasis on low-income and disadvantaged communities. States are responsible for administering rebates.||DOE will offer technical assistance to states to help design and administer their rebate programs.||Technical assistance to states will take the form of:
- Templates that States can tailor to effectively describe their approach to each of the
- For rebate processing and tracking, a centralized system that States can use to facilitate
these processes as well as reporting.
- Sample frameworks that States can provide to program implementers who can then tailor the information to reflect individual State programs and priorities.
- One on one assistance through a webform.
|States, Territories, and Tribes.||January 31, 2025||See guidance for program requirements.||Program ends once a state has expended its funds or September 30, 2030, whichever comes sooner.||Questions about Home Energy Rebates should be directed to IRAHomeRebates@hq.doe.gov|
|26||Climate Pollution Reduction Grants||Climate Planning, Emissions Reduction||EPA||The Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) program provides grants to states, local governments, tribes, and territories to develop and implement plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollution. The program provides $5 billion to support efforts by states, municipalities, air pollution control agencies, tribes to develop and implement strong, local greenhouse gas reduction strategies. This two-phase grant program provides funding of $250 million for noncompetitive planning grants, and $4.6 billion for competitive implementation grants.||EPA intends to make technical assistance through published materials and peer-to-peer working groups throughout the four-year duration of the CPRG program.||EPA provides a robust suite of published resources to help grantees with the following:
- GHG inventories
- GHG emission projection and reduction targets
- Benefits analyses
- Low-income and disadvantaged community benefits analysis
- Workforce planning analysis.
EPA also intends to provide peer-to-peer support through Climate Innovation Teams. This is under development.
|States, Territories, Tribes, and local governments.||Applications for CPRG Planning Grants are closed. EPA is finalizing guidance on Phase II Implementation Grants.||TBD||N/A||4 years||CPRG@epa.gov|
|27||Transmission Siting and Economic Development Grants Program||Transmission, Economic Development||DOE GDO||The IRA allows DOE to provide grants to siting authorities or other State, local, or Tribal governmental entities for economic development activities for communities that may be affected by the construction and operation of a covered transmission project.||DOE is currently assessing responses to a Request for Information (RFI) that it published in January, 2023. Technical assistance will be developed based on responses to the RFI.||TBD||Siting authorities or other state, local, or tribal governmental entities||TBD||TBD||N/A||Program ends once funds have been expended or September 30, 2029, whichever comes sooner.||GDOIRASection50152@hq.doe.gov|
|28||Energy and Environment Guide to Action (The Guide)||State Policy, Utilities, General Technical Assistance||Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)||These documents are a guide to state policy innovations that deliver climate, energy, and equity benefits. Through a series of topic-driven chapters, the Guide offers real-world best practices to help states design and implement policies that reduce emissions associated with electricity generation and energy consumption. It also helps state officials leverage other states' policy innovations and implementation experiences to achieve their own climate, energy, environmental, and equity goals.||Each Guide chapter covers a unique policy topic, provides descriptions and a regulatory landscape of the featured policy, explains its environmental, energy, health, and equity benefits, highlights how states have approached key design and implementation issues, and shares best practices based on state experiences. Topics include: Electric Utility Policies, Electricity Resource Planning and Procurement, Electric Utility Regulatory Frameworks and Financial Incentives, Interconnection and Net Metering, Customer Rates and Data Access, Maximizing Grid Investments, and Energy Efficiency Programs and Resource Standards. EPA is currently updating additional chapters and adding new chapters. See "More Information" for how to keep informed of EPA's updates.||Written chapters of the Guide.||The Guide is public to all, but it is intended for state governments||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|29||ESPC Campaign||Building Performance, Energy Savings Performance Contracting||U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Offices of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP)||The Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Campaign engages public sector building owners across the municipal and state governments, universities and colleges, schools, and hospitals (MUSH) market and other market stakeholders to support and encourage the use of ESPC and expand the adoption of best practices to achieve significant energy, environmental, and cost savings benefits. The goal is for participants to collectively achieve $1 billion in measured and verified savings by 2030.||Public sector agencies and building owners who are seeking to establish or improve an ESPC program or implement an ESPC project are welcome to join the ESPC Campaign as Participants. Participants gain full access to campaign resources and technical assistance, connect with peers, and earn recognition for achievements.
State agencies can participate in two ways: 1) Campaign Leaders looking to establish, strengthen, and/or expand state specific programs to support public institutions in utilizing ESPC.
2) ESPC Champions interested in implementing an ESPC project.
Both Campaign Leaders and Champions have access to DOE technical assistance, as well as peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
|Technical assistance takes the form of direct DOE assistance, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and access to a network of firms and public agencies pursuing similar ESCP goals.||State Energy Offices, state agencies, local, educational, and other public sector organizations.
Supporters of the ESPC Campaign include private sector allies, energy service companies, engineers, consultants, financial institutions, utilities, and energy efficiency organizations.
|Participants and supporters can fill out the expression of interest form or email ESPCcampaign@hq.doe.gov.||None||None||Program activities kick off in January 2024||https://www.energy.gov/scep/espc-campaign/home||ESPCcampaign@hq.doe.gov|
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