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DOE Announces $530 Million for Adoption of Latest Building Energy Codes

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced the availability of up to $530 million from the President’s Inflation Reduction Act for technical assistance competitive grants to facilitate the adoption and implementation of the latest model energy codes, zero energy codes, building performance standards, and innovative codes that achieve equivalent energy savings to the latest model and zero energy codes.

This Latest and Zero Building Energy Codes Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is open to states, territories and units of local government that have the authority to adopt building codes, and follows an earlier formula funding announcement for states and territories. This new competitive funding opportunity expands the pool of eligible grantees to include certain localities and expands qualifying activities to include customized codes and innovative code approaches such as building performance standards. Using this funding, states and localities can coordinate to develop a workforce with skills of the latest building technologies, including how to properly install and operate to deliver affordable, healthy buildings.

Eligible states, territories, or units of local governments with the authority to adopt building codes can submit brief concept papers, which are required in order to submit a full application, by February 9, 2024. Full applications are due April 30, 2024.

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