The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is pleased to announce that the solicitation period for its Grid Resilience Formula Grant Application is now open. The solicitation period will be open from January 2, 2024, to February 16, 2024, at 4 p.m. Alaska time. Applications received by AEA during this solicitation period will be considered for funding via the $22.1 million allocated via formula to the State of Alaska by the United States Department of Energy under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). This formula funding allocation is for the two first federal fiscal years of the 40101(D) Grid Resilience Formula Grant program. Please note that this is a competitive solicitation. All applications received by the deadline will be evaluated according to the criteria described in the Request for Applications (RFA) document below. An application form template has also been provided below for prospective applicants. The use of this application form is encouraged, but not required. For additional information on this grant opportunity, please refer to the RFA, as well as the additional supplemental documents and links provided below.
The Grid Resilience Formula Grant Program, funded through Section 40101(d) Formula Grants to States & Indian Tribes of the IIJA, is administered, at the state level, through AEA, as designated by Governor Mike Dunleavy. This national program provides $2.5 billion in formula grants to States and Indian Tribes to improve electric grid infrastructure resilience against disruptive events. AEA’s administration of the Program is exclusive to those Federal allocations to the State of Alaska over the Program’s five-year funding period; Alaska’s Tribal entities have been allocated their funding directly under the program. The State of Alaska has been awarded $22.1 million in formula grant funds, for the first two federal fiscal years of funding. The third allocation was recently made, amounting to $17.6 million. Alaska is estimated to receive approximately $60 million over the five-year program period.
All information related to AEA’s RFA is posted below. Please consult the current RFA and provide supplemental documentation for all details and information relating to the Program.
Please be advised that all amendments/changes to the RFA and/or associated forms will be posted on this website.
AEA and/or DOE may contact applicants who submit a full application during the evaluation and review process with additional questions and/or clarification matters.
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