Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Opportunities

The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) was signed by President Biden in November of 2021, and will include funding opportunities from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for grid resilience, energy efficiency and conservation, building energy codes, transportation electrification, clean energy supply chains, renewable energy technologies, and workforce development.

DOE has begun to announce guidance to states for available funding. To date, the only IIJA funding GOE has received is for improvement of our State Energy Security Plan. All other funding opportunities are currently in the pre-application/application phase. 


  • State Energy Security Plans – GOE has received funds to ensure Nevada’s plan meets DOE guidance.
  • Formula State Energy Program (SEP) funding (Section 40109) – GOE's application was submitted Nov. 23, 2022
  • Competitive Grid Infrastructure Resiliency & Reliability (Section 40101(d)) – GOE's application was submitted Dec. 21 2022 (view public hearing minutes and recording).
  • Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund Capitalization Grant Program (Section 40502) - formula fund application due April 23, 2023.
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program (Section 40552) – formula funds for GOE, local governments and tribal nations. Local governments may be eligible to receive funding from GOE or directly from DOE.
    • Funding has opened, and DOE has issued a NOI with funding allocations. States and territories can apply through July 31, 2021, and local governments and Tribes can apply through January 31, 2024
    • Please note: All eligible entities that intend to apply must submit their pre-award information sheet no later than April 28, 2023.
    • DOE is hosting three EECBG webinars on Jan. 25, Jan. 26, and Feb. 1. Visit the EECGB Grant Application Hub for details and to register.
  • Building Codes Implementation for Efficiency and Resilience Program (RECI) (Section 40511) - DOE published a Notice of Intent, and the application for competitive funding expected to release late 2022 or early 2023.
  • Smart Grid Grants (Section 40107) - DOE published a Funding Opportunity Announcement and GOE submitted a concept paper ahead of the Dec. 16, 2022 deadline. DOE is expected to provide a response by February 2023, and the state's full application for this competitive funding will be due March 17, 2023.
  • Grid Innovation Program (Section 40103(b)) - DOE published a Funding Opportunity Announcement, and concept papers are due Jan. 13, 2023, with full applications for this competitive funding due May 19, 2023.

DOE provides funding through either formula funds or competitive funds. Formula funds are automatically allocated, but states, local governments and tribes must still submit an application to receive their allocations. Competitive funds also require an application to be submitted to DOE for eligibility to receive awards, and DOE is requiring partnerships on many competitive funding opportunities where the state is the main applicant. Partnership opportunities will be announced on the Public Notices page.

DOE website and guidance on current and future funding opportunities and programs

Updated 1/20/2023. Please check back for updates.