On November 15, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law, a historic investment in the nation’s energy systems and physical infrastructure. The landmark legislation includes $900 million via formula to State Energy Offices, including $500 million through the State Energy Program, $150 million through the Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant Program, and $250 million through the Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund Capitalization Grant Program. An additional $2.5 billion will be made available via formula to states for grid infrastructure, resilience, and reliability activities; $3.5 billion via the Weatherization Assistance Program; and $5 billion via the National EV Formula Program. Competitive funding will also be available to support demonstration and deployment activities across the buildings, electricity, manufacturing, carbon utilization, and transportation sectors.
NASEO supported the energy elements of the legislation and worked to maximize opportunities for State Energy Office. We prepared a summary of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and sent state-specific summaries to each State Energy Office Director. NASEO also recently launched a “one stop shop” for State Energy Offices with information and supporting resources for Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act implementation. The webpage will be updated regularly as new resources and details become available. NASEO will continue to provide information in IIJA implementation to the State Energy Offices and will work with the U.S. Department of Energy and other partners during program development in the coming months. Please contact NASEO Executive Director, David Terry, with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).