Suggested 6-Step Application Process for DOE’s Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas Program

DOE’s Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas (ERA) Program makes available $50 million to help deploy community-driven clean energy solutions in rural and remote areas across the country. This funding opportunity will award grants for projects between $500,000 to $5 million and requires no cost-share from recipients to help ensure an equitable transition to a clean energy future.

Only invited applicants are eligible to apply for this opportunity based on selected pre-application submissions. 

EPN has created a suggested 6-step application process—including a suggested timeline—for this opportunity:

Suggested 6-Step ERA Program Application Process

Special thanks to Jaimie Lewis, Megan Kenny Feister, and Sean Ferguson of Anese and Associates for creating elements of the Checklist, including a sample Project and Community Benefits Plan, Project and Community Plan Template, Community Partnership Documentation, sample Resumes and Letter of Commitment, Budget Template, and sample Engineering Scope of Work, Maps, and Graphics. Also included are links to publicly available tools, webinars, information, and instructions from DOE’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations.