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FY24 Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grant

  • Title: Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grant
  • Deadline: June 17, 2024
  • Type: Non-competitive

On January 18, 2024, the GDO released the Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grant FY24 ALRD to open the allocation request and application period. These grants help modernize the electric grid to reduce the impacts of climate-driven extreme weather and natural disasters while also ensuring the reliability of the power sector. Funding is guaranteed upon application approval.

Eligible Recipients: Federally Recognized Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations. Tribal Consortium Applications will be accepted. GDO encourages tribes and native corporations to apply via consortia applications to streamline their grant implementation process by consolidating their administrative and reporting efforts.

FY24 Funding Allocation

Partnership between tribes, utility providers and municipalities is important to the success of the implementation of this grant. Utilities will be sub-awarded the grant funds with their own additional cost match requirement, or the utility can opt to cover the applicant’s cost match as well.

This grant is best suited for partnership with utilities who have upgrade and repair work already planned. The grant then serves as a vehicle to provide a greater than 50% discount on this work.

The utility can also serve as an authorized Third-Party Agent to manage the application process, implementation, and fund management of this grant on an applicant or consortium’s behalf. Eligible applicants must be identified as the applicant with their associated UEI number on the forms.

Municipalities who have a public utility or eligible project can benefit by collaborating with an eligible applicant on a mutually agreeable project.

Tribes may subgrant to ‘eligible entities’ to execute grid resilience projects

Awards are based on a formula that includes factors such as population size, land area, probability and severity of disruptive events, and a locality’s historical expenditures on mitigation efforts.

Tribes can then use these funds to implement a diverse set of projects, with priority given to efforts that generate the greatest community benefit providing clean, affordable, and reliable energy.

FY24 New applicants: will have to go through a full non-competitive application process. Applicants don’t need to finalize a project at the time of application, just identify a common need with partners or consortia. Funding is guaranteed upon application approval. Applications are due by June 17, 2024. Application is available here.

Returning applicants: will need to refer to their existing Grant Agreement for the more streamlined process of submitting an ‘Annual Allocation Request’. An updated SF-424 and Cost Match Information based on the FY24 funding amounts will need to be submitted directly to the applicant’s assigned Federal Project Officer rather than being submitted in FedConnect.

Returning successful applicants can contact AML with any questions about taking the next steps towards implementing their projects and requesting additional FY24 funding. More information about project implementation and administration can be found in the US DOE Post-Award Resources and on the Kick-off Meeting Slide Deck. If the match contribution is one of the reasons your tribe hasn’t moved forward with a project, please contact AML to help find a solution.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Grid Deployment Office (GDO) will hold an informational webinar focused on the Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grant fiscal year 2024 Administrative and Legal Requirements Document. Match funding is not necessary until project implementation begins, match is only proportional to actual federal funds used.

Application Templates and Resources – Grid Resilience Tribal Formula Grant

Application Document Link to Template File Naming Convention
(Use when uploading in FedConnect)
Information/References/instructions Required?

Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424)

The SF-424 is the financial form used to request  the Federal allocation from the Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grant.

Applicant Name SF-424

Applicant Name SF424.pdf

(e.g. Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove SF424.pdf)

Instructions for SF424 Required

Program Narrative

The Program Narrative is the document that describes the plan for eventual project development, including the objectives and metrics, criteria, methods, funding distribution, equity approach, technical assistance and administration, and evidence of public notice and hearing.

DO NOT indicate specific grid resilience project plans on this document. Keeping information broadly applicable and high-level will give you most flexibility when later implementing needed resilience projects with these funds.

Applicant Name Program Narrative

(No project specifics needed!)

Public Notice of Hearing email

Hearing Webinar Attendees-4.10.2024


Applicant Name Program Narrative.doc or .pdf

Pre-filled application template that meets minimum requirements for this document.

Fill in applicant name, review content, modify as desired, and ensure public notice and hearing documentation is included.

See EXAMPLE Program Narrative – Grid Resilience

If applying for a Tribal Consortium, include information about Consortium planning, and include a statement on how resilience objectives will benefit all participating Consortium Tribes and how Consortium Tribes will participate in decisions regarding use of grant funds.

Environmental Questionnaire
ONLY COMPLETE PAGE 1, check box for Group A – technical assistance and administrative activities associated. Sign Section III on final page.Completing project-specific environmental questionnaire(s) will only be required when specific resilience projects are approved, AFTER award has been issued.
Applicant Name Env (1)
(only complete page 1)
Applicant Name Env.pdf

Fill in the first page only and check the box for Group A. Then, proceed directly to Section III. Certification by Proposer.

‘Principal Investigator’ named on this form will be the same individual as Technical Project Manager on Pre-Award Information Sheet (form #6)


SF-LLL (Disclosure of Lobbying Activities)

This disclosure form should be completed by the grant applicant to disclose any lobbying activities. If there are no lobbying activities, please print, “No lobbying activities” or “N/A” in required fields of Section 10.a. and Section 10.b.

Applicant Name SF-LLL Applicant Name SF-LLL.pdf Instructions for SF LLL Required

Head of Government Letter or Tribal Council Resolution or Designation Letter

One of these documents is required to verify that an application is submitted by the designated applicant intended to receive the funding allocation being applied for.

Designation Letter has been prepared by DOE as an option for Alaska Native Corporations to use as a template

Choose one to complete:

Individual Head of Tribal Government Letter Template

Tribal Council Resolution Template

Individual ANC Designation Letter Template

Applicant Name Head of Government.pdf,
Applicant Name Tribal Council Resolution.pdf
Applicant Name Designation Letter.pdf

These templates can be customized as appropriate for each applicant

Official guidance:
Applicants shall provide a “Head of Government Letter”, “Tribal Council Resolution” or other instrument of appointment by the Indian tribe’s legally authorized entity and consistent with the Indian tribe’s customs, documenting their appointment as the sole entity within the State or Indian tribe to apply for, receive, and administer the award as authorized by BIL section 40101(d).

Required for individual application

*Consortium Lead Tribe Head of Government Letter – for Lead Indian Tribe (sole applicant on behalf of a consortium) only.

In their Head of Government Letter, Lead Indian Tribe  must state that they will apply for grant funding and administer the grant on behalf of all participating consortium Indian Tribes.

*Lead Indian Tribe must complete all other application items for a complete application package

Consortium Lead Tribe Head of Government Letter Template No official naming convention required.
We suggest:
Applicant Name Lead Indian Tribe Head of Government Letter
(Can also take the form of Tribal Council Resolution or Designation Letter) Required as part of consortium application

*Consortium Participating Tribe Head of Government Letter – for non-lead consortium participating tribe only.

Participating Tribe must complete a Head of Government Letter designating  the Lead Indian Tribe the authority to act on Participating Tribe’s behalf and to receive their funding allocation.

*The Participating Tribes ONLY complete this one document and send to Lead Indian Tribe to submit with their single application on behalf of the entire consortium.

Consortium Participating Tribe Head of Government Letter Template No official naming convention required.
We suggest:
Applicant Name Consortium Participating Tribe Letter.pdf

Fill out, sign, and send to lead applicant for submission with their application package

If you are joining consortium as non-lead applicant, this may be THE ONLY DOCUMENT YOU NEED TO COMPLETE (unless you also complete a Cost Match Commitment Letter for your share of the eventual applicant cost match requirement).

Required as part of consortium application – only required item to be completed by non-applying members

Pre-Award Information Sheet

This document includes information that will verify applicant eligibility to receive award funds.

Applicant Name Pre-Award Info Applicant Name Pre-Award Info.doc Review entire form for accuracy
Be sure to complete Yellow highlighted sections*This is the form with the information needed from applicant to complete!*

Cost Match Information Sheet

Plan for the source of the 15% Applicant cost match for the grant applicant is required.

Applicant Name Cost Match Information Applicant Name Cost Match Info.pdf

Cost Match Guidelines – Grid Resilience

15% Applicant cost match can be planned to be covered by any combination of cash (personnel time, supplies and materials) or In-kind (use of equipment, use of space, and volunteer time) sources.

Applicant cost match can also be covered by a third party. If third party coverage listed, CMCL also required from third party to be submitted with the application package


Cost Match Commitment Letter

For applicant cost match coverage by third part for an individual applicant


CMCL will be needed from the utility or other third party only if they plan covering applicant’s 15% cost match on their behalf.

DO NOT INCLUDE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT 33⅓ % SUBRECIPIENT COST MATCH. This is not addressed until after grand award has been issued and a specific resilience project plan has been approved by DOE

Cost Match Commitment Letter(s) for Consortium Participating Tribe(s) CMCL Participating Tribe Name CMCL.pdf

These letters can reflect pre-arranged cost match agreements as part of consortium negotiations

e.g. each Participating Tribe can commit to covering the share of the cost match in proportion to their allocation’s contribution to the total federal funds requested.

Not required if Lead Applicant is accepting responsibility for entire consortium’s 15% applicant cost match
or other third party is covering consortium’s entire applicant cost match.

Resource Notes
FundOpp_DE-FOA-0002736_Amd_000008 (Funding Opportunity official guidance document for the Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grant) The FY24 ALRD (Amendment 008) initiated the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grants 90-day application period (for new applicants)
Alaska Allocations – FY24 Grid Resilience – Amd 008 This table also shows 15% Applicant Cost Match amount, Application Total amount, as well as eventual subrecipient cost match contribution requirements for project implementation
Cost Match Guidelines – Grid Resilience Information on cost match types, allowability, non-permitted cost match sources, and guidance on documenting the proposed source(s) on the application
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ-Grid Resilience 01-24-24_Final This is an informative and detailed resource. Has official answers to a cumulative set of questions asked throughout duration of this grant program
Eligible Low Cost Grid Resilience Projects DOE_GDO_RELEASE_508 Refer to this publication if you are wondering what types of projects this grant can help fund
Allowable Grid Resilience Projects – Additional Ideas Refer to this publication for some addition examples of projects this grant can help fund
Grid Resilience Grant Fact Sheet – FY24 One-page opportunity summary that can be shared
Grid Resilience – Strengthening Tribal Communities Webinar (Presenation Slides) Presentation designed to increase understanding of grid resilience and grant prorgam’s grid resilience objectives
Grid Resilience – Strengthening Tribal Communities Webinar (Video Recording)
Grid Resilience – Strengthening Tribal Communities Webinar (Video Transcript)
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) / Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) (PDF)  Provides legal basis for this grant program.
List of Current Awards  Refer to this page for a list of all FY22/23 grant award recipients under this program.
Post Award Resources Refer to this page to register for a kick-off meeting, and to view and download all project, reporting, and award management documents. The
Grid Resilience Post-Award Kickoff Presentation 2024 Detailed post-award information about award administration, resilience project selection and approval, issuing subawards, and reporting
FY24 Annual Allocation Request Guide
Grant Allocation Formula Factors
Data sources used 
DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) – official formula grant resources page
DOE Grid Deployment Office – grid resilience formula grant information page

DOE Application Guidance – Step by Step Video Series “Video tutorials for completing and submitting the application, including what you need to know before applying, registration and pre-application requirements, necessary forms, and steps after submission.”

If you need assistance with completing and submitting your application, please reach out to DeerStone Consulting Project Coordinator Brian Kirchner at For official DOE guidance, please contact to