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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

Funding for:

Designed to help in the implementation of strategies to reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions while improving energy efficiency.

What does this funding get me?

$550 million is available to help in the following ways: 

  1. Development and implementation of an energy efficiency and conservation strategy
  2. Retaining technical consultant services to assist the eligible entity in the development of such a strategy
  3. Conducting residential and commercial building energy audits
  4. Establishment of financial incentive programs for energy efficiency improvements
  5. The provision of grants to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies to perform energy efficiency retrofits
  6. Development and implementation of energy efficiency and conservation programs for buildings and facilities within the jurisdiction of the eligible entity
  7. Development and implementation of programs to conserve energy used in transportation
  8. Development and implementation of building codes and inspection services to promote building energy efficiency
  9. Application and implementation of energy distribution technologies that significantly increase energy efficiency
  10. Activities to increase participation and efficiency rates for material conservation programs, including source reduction, recycling, and recycled content procurement programs that lead to increases in energy efficiency
  11. The purchase and implementation of technologies to reduce, capture, and, to the maximum extent practicable, use methane and other greenhouse gasses generated by landfills or similar sources
  12. Replacement of traffic signals and street lighting with energy-efficient lighting technologies
  13. Development, implementation, and installation on or in any government building of the eligible entity of onsite renewable energy technology that generates electricity from renewable resources
  14. Programs for financing energy efficiency, renewable energy, and zero-emission transportation (and associated infrastructure), capital investments, projects, and programs, which may include loan programs and performance contracting programs, for leveraging additional public and private sector funds, and programs that allow rebates, grants, or other incentives for the purchase and installation of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and zero-emission transportation (and associated infrastructure) measures

Am I eligible?

Funding is designed to assist states and local governments. Once these entities receive grants, they may be used to assist residents, nonprofits, and businesses. See more below.

How can I access the money?

You can apply for vouchers, including technical assistance vouchers, along with equipment rebates, and grants.

Information about how to start the process can be found here.

DOE will announce EECBG Program Formula awards on a rolling basis. 

What is the timeline?

There are upcoming Tribal applicant office hours, which you can register for here.

Pre-Application Information Sheet due to EECBG Program Inbox ASAP. See the Pre-Award Information Sheet here, and submit it to

State and territory applications are due to DOE ASAP.

Local government and tribal full applications are due by April 30, 2024.

Where can I get more information?