Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities

Funding TypeGrant
Grantor Agency

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Grant RangeUp to 3M
# of Awards Available10
Programmatic AreaCommunity Development
Programmatic AreaEnergy & Environment
Programmatic AreaWorkforce & Economic Development
Deadline October 31, 2024
Match Required?
Match Amountn/a
Eligible EntitiesIndependent school districts. Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification). Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments). Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized). Individuals. Small businesses. Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities. Special district governments. Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education. For profit organizations other than small businesses. Public and State controlled institutions of higher education. Private institutions of higher education. City or township governments. State governments. County governments. Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
Focus AreaThe purpose is to assist communities with extremely high energy costs. The grant funds may be used to acquire, construct, or improve energy generation, transmission, or distribution facilities serving communities where the average annual residential expenditure for home energy exceeds 275% of the national average. Eligible projects also include on-grid and off-grid renewable energy projects and the implementation of energy efficiency and energy conservation projects for eligible communities. Projects cannot be for the primary benefit of a single household or business. Grant funds may not be used for the preparation of the grant application, operating costs, or for the purchase of any equipment, structures, or real estate not directly associated with the provision of community energy services.
ContactRobin L Meigel, Finance Specialist. Phone: 202 720 9452
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