White House Announces Power Grid Modernization Fund

Energy Department will implement funding from infrastructure law.

The Department of Energy will be utilizing $13 billion in funding to modernize the U.S. power grid. There will be $10.5 billion allotted to competitive grants, and $2.5 billion will go to the Transmission Facilitation Program. This program is the largest transmission and distribution investment in U.S. history. Submissions for grants will open in the near future and will have a February deadline. 

Mitch Landrieu, the White House advisor and infrastructure coordinator, said, “The funding we’re announcing today will help us build new transmission lines and expand the capacity of our power grid so that it can endure these natural disasters and meet the need of our booming clean energy economy.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senior Advisor Landrieu to seek God’s wisdom as he provides recommendations to the president.
  • For Energy officials as they oversee the modernization of the nation’s power grid.
  • For discernment for the president and his administration regarding energy production and development.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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