Funds awarded to states to improve grid resiliency

Most of the states in which NMPP Energy communities reside have received their state funding from the Grid Resilience State/Tribal Formula Grant Program.

Each state has an administrative agency which will develop its state application process applicable to eligible entities, including municipal distribution providers. Many of these state applications are anticipated to become available in late 2023 or early 2024.

To learn the administrative agency for your state and for more information so you can monitor your state’s development and application announcements, go to NMPP Energy's "Grant Opportunities" webpage and scroll down to “Grid Infrastructure Modernization and Improvement Program Grants”.

The objective of the Grid Resilience State/Tribal Formula Grant Program is to improve the resilience of the electric grid against disruptive events. Funding can potentially be used to mitigate the impact of disruptive events, including:

  • weatherization technologies and equipment;
  • fire-resistant technologies and fire prevention systems;
  • monitoring and control technologies;
  • the undergrounding of electrical equipment;
  • utility pole management;
  • the relocation of power lines or the reconductoring of power lines with low-sag, advanced conductors;
  • vegetation and fuel-load management;
  • the use or construction of distributed energy resources for enhancing system adaptive capacity during disruptive events, including: a. microgrids; and b. battery-storage subcomponents;
  • adaptive protection technologies;
  • advanced modeling technologies;
  • hardening of power lines, facilities, substations, of other systems; and
  • the replacement of old overhead conductors and underground cables.