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DOE Launches Communitites LEAP Competitive Technical Assistance Program for Clean Energy Transitions

Posted on October 21, 2021 by Dene Westbrook

On October 25, the registration period will begin for the Department of Energy’s Communities Local Energy Action Program (LEAP) Technical Assitance Opportunity.

The DOE Communities LEAP Pilot aims to facilitate sustained community-wide economic and environmental benefits primarily through DOE’s clean energy deployment work.

This opportunity is specifically open to low-income, energy-burdened communities that are also experiencing either direct environmental justice impacts, or direct economic impacts from a shift away from historical reliance on fossil fuels.  Under the Communities LEAP Pilot, DOE will provide supportive services valued at up to $16M for community-driven clean energy transitions.

The registration period will open along with the final opportunity announcement on October 25th. Office hours are available for eligible communities on November 8th and 9th. The application period closed on Deceber 17, 2021.

Below is is the informational webinar highlight the opportunities and details for the community technical assistance opportunity. You can also find the full grant opportunity here.

Full details on the Communities LEAP and eligibility can be found here.

Herasanna Richards is a legislative associate handling energy, environmental, elections, and external municipal services for the League. She can be reached at hrichards@mml.org or 517-908-0309.

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