The U.S. Department of Energy announced that Idaho will be receiving $9.3 million in order to fix the electrical infrastructure. Three tribal nations and the District of Columbia will receive a total of $77 million in federal grants in hopes of reducing the impacts of extreme weather and natural disasters and improving overall reliability.
According to Idaho Capital Sun, DOE spokesperson Kristen Nawoj told the Idaho Capital Sun that the state will run competitive solicitations to determine specific projects.
The grants are funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and administered by the DOE’s Grid Deployment Office.
“As climate change threats intensify and we add more renewable energy to our power system, it is critical that the American people have a safe and resilient electric grid,” U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said in the press release.
In addition to Idaho, funds will go to:
- The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana: $711,000
- District of Columbia: $3 million
- Hawaii: $6.1 million
- Indiana: $9.2 million
- Iowa: $11.8 million
- The Mohegan Tribe: $317,000
- Nevada: $10.5 million
- Pennsylvania: $16.2 million
- The Scotts Valley of Pomo Indians: $266,000
- Wisconsin: $10.2 million