$77 Million in States and Tribal Nations to Modernize America’s Electric Grid Announced

Due to President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the Department of Energy has announced that seven states, three tribal nations and the District of Columbia were selected as the second cohort to receive more than $77 million in Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grants.

According to the Department of Energy, President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is growing the American economy from the bottom up and middle out—from rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure to creating a manufacturing and innovation boom powered by good-paying jobs that don’t require four-year degree, to building a clean-energy economy that will combat climate change and make our communities more resilient.

Over the next five years, the Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grants will distribute a total of $2.3 billion to States, Territories, and federally recognized tribes, including Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Alaska Native Village Corporations, based on a formula that includes factors such as population size, land area, probability and severity of disruptive events, and a locality’s historical expenditures on mitigation efforts. The States, Territories, and tribes will then award these funds to complete a diverse set of projects, with priority given to efforts that generate the greatest community benefit while providing clean, affordable, and reliable energy.

“I am proud to have worked with my Democratic and Republican colleagues to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to—along with fixing our roads, repairing our bridges, and expanding access to high-speed internet—invest in a resilient energy grid,” said U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. “This investment will help Wisconsin communities modernize and strengthen our grid, creating local jobs, and be better prepared for the next extreme weather event.”

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