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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-1407



Availability of Competitive Grants through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act; Pennsylvania Grid Resilience Grants Program

[53 Pa.B. 6529]
[Saturday, October 14, 2023]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces an opportunity to apply for approximately $16 million in competitive grants offered through the Pennsylvania Grid Resilience Grants Program (Grant Program), one of the programs funded under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021. Fund-ing is available for eligible resilience measures intended to mitigate the impact of electric grid disruptive events.

 The Department is seeking applications for innovative, advanced and transformative projects resulting in a more resilient and reliable electric grid while promoting the expansion of clean energy generation, workforce benefits and positive outcomes in disadvantaged communities. Other restrictions may apply. Entities that own or operate electric power system infrastructure throughout this Commonwealth should apply. These entities may include electric grid operators, electricity storage operators, electricity generators, transmission owners or operators, distribution providers, fuel suppliers and any other relevant entity as determined by the Department in consultation with the United States Department of Energy.

 The Department will not reimburse grant recipients for project costs incurred prior to the grant performance period set forth in the applicable grant agreement. The Grant Program guidance document and application instructions are available on the Department's IIJA funding for energy webpage at

 A recorded presentation providing an overview of the Grant Program and application process is available on the Department's IIJA funding for energy web site during the application period. Applicants can contact the Department's Energy Programs Office at RA-EPPAGRIDRESILIENC@ with questions or to request clarification about the presentation or Grant Program documents.

 Applications must be submitted through the Commonwealth's web site at Concept Paper submission availability will close at 11:59 p.m. on November 1, 2023. Applicants will receive feedback on Concept Papers by e-mail and given an encourage or discourage notification by November 28, 2023. Applicants may still submit a full application if given a discourage notification from the Department. The full application will be received any time upon public notice and will close at 11:59 p.m. on January 19, 2024, after which time the Department will review and score applications


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-1407. Filed for public inspection October 13, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

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