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 apply for, and upon receiving approval from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will administer the federal funding for this program identified in the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act. IEDA plans to submit an application to the DOE for the program prior to the September 30, 2022 deadline, which would allocate $5,917,777 per year for five years to implement electric grid resilience projects.

As part of the application process, the Iowa Energy Office will involve utility stakeholders and energy stakeholders, and will also host a public comment period.

More information on the Section 40101(d) Formula Grants to States & Indian Tribes can be found here.

Public Comment

The public is encouraged to provide written comments through 4:30 p.m. CDT on September 7, 2022. Comments can be sent via email to energy@iowaeda.com or via mail to Iowa Energy Office, IEDA, 1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200, Des Moines, IA 50315.

A virtual public hearing will be held on August 30, 2022 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. CDT to gather input on the draft objectives and criteria proposed. The link to register for the meeting can be found here. Participants who cannot use Microsoft Teams and wish to call into the meeting or attend in person as an alternative should email IEDA at energy@iowaeda.com by 4:30 p.m. CDT on August 29, 2022, to register and receive further instructions.

If you intend to provide comment during the hearing, you will need to indicate that when registering. Participants who register to comment by 4:30 p.m. CDT on August 29, 2022, will be given priority during the hearing.

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