EPA recently announced the $7 billion Solar for All competition, created by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). This competition will award up to 60 grants to states, territories, Tribal governments, municipalities, and eligible nonprofit recipients to create and expand the number of low-income and disadvantaged communities primed for distributed solar investment—enabling millions of low-income households to access affordable, resilient, and clean solar energy. Grantees will use funds to expand existing low-income solar programs or design and deploy new Solar for All programs nationwide.
To help applicants, EPN has created a suggested 6-step guide for preparing and submitting the required Notice of Intent (NOI) due August 14 (for territories, municipalities, and eligible nonprofit recipients) or August 28 (for Tribal governments and Intertribal Consortia), as well as preparing for the September 26th application deadline.
Included are links to publicly available tools, information, and instructions from EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights.