Iowa Grid Resilience Fund

Iowa Energy Office

Electric Grid Resilience

The Iowa Grid Resilience Fund supports efforts to improve the all-hazards resilience of the electric grid and reduce the frequency and duration of outages. The program provides grants to eligible entities to address current and future resilience.

The Iowa Energy Office will administer the program with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which was authorized through the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act. The DOE's Grid Resilience Formula Grant Program provides assistance to States & Indian Tribes for five years to implement projects that address resiliency of electric grid infrastructure against disruptive events.

More information on the DOE Grid Resilience Formula Grant Program can be found here.

Iowa Grid Resilience Fund Status

IEDA held a public hearing on August 30, 2022, received public comment and involved utility and energy stakeholders to gather input on the draft objectives and criteria proposed.

The DOE extended the application deadline due date from September 30, 2022, to March 31, 2023. IEDA submitted an application and is awaiting a response. Iowa's program is anticipated to receive $11.8 million in federal funding, including two fiscal year formula allocations.

Program details and updates will be made here as they become available. Please send any questions or comments via email to IEDA at

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