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Local Government Energy Program: Communities Sparking Investment in Transformative Energy

  • Title and Number:  Local Government Energy Program: Communities Sparking Investment in Transformative Energy (C-SITE) 
  • Agency:  U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP)
  • Deadline:  May 31, 2024
  • Cooperative Agreement Amounts:  $900,000 to $3,600,000
  • Period of Performance:  12 to 36 months
  • Available Funding:  $18,000,000
  • Number of Anticipated Awards: 15-20
  • Match Required: 5% cash, in-kind or third party

Purpose of Funding: Projects may span a range of geographic scopes and wide variety of technology areas including, but not limited to building efficiency and/or electrification, electric transportation, energy infrastructure upgrades, microgrid development and deployment, renewable energy, resilience hubs, and workforce development. SCEP understands that local governments and Tribes are under capacity to develop and manage the many clean energy, workforce development and transportation projects desired by their communities; to meet this need, awarded communities will be provided additional capacity through SCEP’s Community Energy Fellows program to work either on-site or virtually in select communities for up to 18 months to support implementation of projects. Communities will also receive in-depth technical assistance from experts to help facilitate the development and implementation of awarded projects.

 Eligibility:  Local governments or Tribal governments representing any of the following:

1) disadvantaged communities; 2) energy communities; 3) small and medium-sized jurisdictions.

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