Section 40101(d) Grid Resilience

Under Section 40101(d) of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. Department of Energy is providing funds to States to create new grants programs focused on improving the resilience of their electric grids. The Illinois Finance Authority, in its new role as the Illinois Climate Bank, will be responsible for distributing these grants in Illinois with a focus on targeting innovative approaches and funding gaps to improve reliability and resilience, particularly in disadvantaged communities that are least able to respond to power outages. The State will be receiving $8 million/year for the next five years to invest in projects. Funds can be used for a variety of investments, including for microgrids, weatherization, and automation. 

Request for Proposals - NEW

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) # IFA-GRID-01

The Illinois Finance Authority/Climate Bank posted a Notice of Funding Opportunity # IFA-GRID-01 inviting pre-applications under Illinois’ award for the 40101(d) Federal Formula Grant Program: Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid.

NOFO date: May 17, 2024

Pre-applications due: June 24, 2024 5pm CDT

Submission process:  Submit through Illinois GATA Grantee Portal

Related Documents:


2.  NOFO #IFA-GRID-01 Attachment A


4. How to Register in AmpliFund Applicant Portal

5. Related US DOE Administrative and Legal Requirements Document (ALRD) DE-FOA-0002736

6. AmpliFund Link to the Funding Opportunity

7. AmpliFund How to Apply

8. AmpliFund How to Apply Video Tutorial

Related Webinars:

May 21, 2024, at 10 am CDT Webinar on the IFA/CB Notice of Funding Opportunity # IF-GRID-01 for US DOE Grid Resilience funding.

This Webinar reviews the notice of funding opportunity and answer questions for interested stakeholders

Webinar Slides

GATA Application Webinar Slides

Webinar Recording