Federal Funding for Energy Programs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act are federal laws that created new clean energy programs, many of which are to be administered by states.

The Public Service Commission’s Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) is working closely with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Association of State Energy Offices (NASEO) to identify options for program delivery to prepare for the implementation of these federal programs when guidance becomes available. 

Please note, this page will be updated as guidance becomes available from DOE. Check back for the latest updates.​

Additional Resources:

 DOE Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Opportunities

Wisconsin DOT Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Local Programs​

​​​​General inquiries about the programs should be sent to:

OEI@wisconsin.gov

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​Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

For detailed information on specific Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) programs and funding opportunities, please visit DOE Bipart​isan Infrastructure Law Programs

DOE State Energy Program - BIL Section 40109

Under BIL Section 40109, funding is provided to State Energy Offices for eligible State Energy Program (SEP) activities to be implemented over Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2022-2026.

 For more details, visit DOE: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Opportunities​

  • ​​A public comment period will be scheduled to gather stakeholder input on the use of these funds, the date has not yet been announced. 

​​Additional Details

Estimated Wisconsin Allocation​

​$7,880,570​

Timeline

​Subscribe to the docket for upcoming milestones

Docket Number

9706-FG-2022​

Formula Grants to States and Indian Tribes for "Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid" - BIL Section 40101(d)

Under BIL Section 40101(d), funding is provided to States and Tribes to improve the resilience of their electric grid to be implemented for FFY 2022-2026. 

  • A public hearing will be scheduled to gather stakeholder input on the use of these funds, the date has not yet been announced. 

  • To be informed of program developments and opportunities to participate, subscribe to docket 9713-FG-2022 using EZ e-Subscribe. 

For more details, visit National Energy Technology Laboratory Grants Page.

​​Additional Details
Estimated Wisconsin Allocation
  • ​$5.1 million annually for 5 years
  • States and Tribes have been allocated funding, specific amounts can be found in the Allocation of Funds document. 
Timeline

Subscribe to the docket for upcoming milestones: guidance documentation

Docket Number
9713-FG-2022​

Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund Capitalization Grant Program - BIL Section 40502

Under BIL Section 40502, funding is provided to State Energy Offices to establish grants and a revolving loan fund (RLF) for commercial or residential energy efficiency loan funds and audits. 

For more details, visit  Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund Capitalization Grant Program

​​Additional Details
Estimated Wisconsin Allocation
$1,881,930
Timeline
TBD, DOE guidance
Docket Number
​TBD

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant Program - BIL Section 40552

Under BIL Section 40552, funding is provided to states, local governments, and Tribes for implementing strategies to reduce energy use, reduce fossil fuel emissions, and improve energy efficiency.

For more details visit Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

​​Additional Details
Estimated Wisconsin Allocation

Timeline

TBD, DOE guidance

Docket Number

​TBD

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​Inflation Reduction Act

The Home Energy Performance-Based ​Whole-House Rebate Program (HOMES Rebate Program) and the High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program were both authorized by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). While these programs are authorized, they are not open to customers yet. The federal government will first issue guidance to states and open a process for each state to submit planning to establish and open programs to customers. We do not yet have an estimate on the timeline for when states might receive approval. ​​

HOMES Rebate Program - ​IRA Section 50121

Under IRA Section 50121, funding is provided to state energy offices to implement a home energy performance-based, whole-house (HOMES) rebate that models whole-home energy consumption before and after an energy efficiency retrofit. Expanded rebate levels are available for multifamily dwellings and low-income households.​​

For more details, visit ​ Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 

​​Additional Details
Estimated Wisconsin Allocation

TBD, awaiting DOE guidance

Timeline

​TBD, awaiting DOE guidance

Docket Number

​TBD

​High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program - IRA Section 50122 ​

Under IRA Section 50122, funding is provided to state energy offices and Tribes to develop and implement a high-efficiency electric home rebate program to provide homeowners and owners of multi-family buildings with rebates for qualifying electrification projects.

For more details, visit Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

​​Additional Details
Estimated Wisconsin Allocation

TBD, awaiting DOE guidance

Timeline

​TBD, awaiting DOE guidance

Docket Number

​TBD

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