The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides billions of dollars to states, local governments, and energy providers to modernize the grid, build needed electric transmission, enhance energy system resilience, expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and advance building energy efficiency, smart manufacturing, carbon capture and utilization, renewables, and other important energy actions. NASEO supported the energy elements of the legislation and worked to maximize opportunities for State Energy Offices, and we are developing technical assistance and resources for State Energy Offices and their partners as they plan for historic energy infrastructure deployment.

Click on any of the following toggles to view information related to energy issue areas and specific programs within the IIJA, and links to resources.

  • Infrastructure Act Text and Summaries

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    Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 

    NASEO Summary of Relevant Sections: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

    Slide Deck with Matrix of Relevant Sections

    U.S. Department of Energy's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Website

    State Funding Summaries: NASEO has developed two-page summaries of the estimated funding each state will receive via formula under the IIJA, and has provided these summaries to each State Energy Office Director. 

    Staff Contacts: Cassie Powers (cpowers@naseo.org) and Sandy Fazeli (sfazeli@naseo.org)

  • Model Program, Policy and RFP Library

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    In order to assist the State and Territory Energy Offices as they implement programs under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021, NASEO will maintain and expand this library of policy and program documents comprised of model requests for proposals (RFPs), state legislation and local ordinances, and other program and policy documents from the states. Future updates will also include model programs for states and territories that seek to leverage IIJA funding and other sources to advance the efficient use of affordable and resilient energy for their constituents and to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. 

    To view the model program, policy and RFP library, please click here.   

  • U.S. State Energy Program

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    Summary: A total of $500 million will be provided to State Energy Offices via formula through the IIJA. This will be in addition to SEP funding provided through the annual appropriations process. IIJA SEP funding may be spent on any eligible SEP activity. 

    The IIJA reauthorized SEP and added electric transmission and distribution planning as a mandatory element, broadened the transportation and alternative fuel planning options, and strengthened the existing energy security planning requirements that have long been a feature of the program. In addition, both IIJA and annual SEP funding is contingent upon states providing a letter from the governor regarding each states energy security plan. Please contact NASEO for additional details about the plans, the governor’s letter requirement, and other information.

    SEP Success Stories

    More information about SEP

    Staff Contact: Cassie Powers (cpowers@naseo.org)  

  • SEP Revolving Loan Fund for Commercial and Residential Buildings

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    Summary: The IIJA establishes an Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund Capitalization Grant Program, which will establish a $250 million revolving loan fund within SEP with capitalization grants to State Energy Offices for commercial and residential energy efficiency loan fund and audits.

    Staff Contact: Sam Cramer (scramer@naseo.org

  • Energy Efficiency Conservation and Block Grant Program

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    Summary: IIJA provides $550 million in EECBG funding. Approximately $150 million (or 28 percent) of the funding will be allocated to State Energy Offices via EECBG formula. 

    Model Programs: NASEO is working with E4TheFuture to develop model EECBG programs for states (coming soon)

  • Weatherization Assistance Program

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    Summary: The IIJA provides $3.5 billion through WAP. 

    Staff Contact: Cassie Powers (cpowers@naseo.org

  • Electric System Resilience, Transmission, and Distribution

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    Summary: NASEO prepared a summary of the electric system resilience, transmission, and distribution provisions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

    U.S. Department of Energy Notice of Intent (NOI) “Building a Better Grid”. The NOI describes pending program elements and associated funding for the various electric-grid provisions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. 

    Electricity Committee Calls: NASEO’s Electricity Committee is hosting periodic calls on the implementation of the IIJA. To be added to the Electricity Committee roster and receive notifications of those calls, please contact Kirsten Verclas at kverclas@naseo.org.  

    Staff Contact: Kirsten Verclas (kverclas@naseo.org

  • Sustainable Transportation

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    Summary of Sustainable Transportation funding opportunities relevant to State Energy Offices through the IIJA

    NASEO’s State EV Infrastructure Summit and Workshop Series – Summit agenda and workshop recordings available 

    NASEO EV Implementation Working Group – NASEO is convening State Energy Offices, State Departments of Transportation, State Environmental Agencies, and State PUCs to identify pain-points in the infrastructure package and explore strategies and tools that states can use to build a robust EV charging network

    Online State EV Toolkit – coming soon

    Staff Contacts: Cassie Powers (cpowers@naseo.org) and Dylan Tucker (dtucker@naseo.org)  

  • Energy Security

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    NASEO Energy Security Planning Technical Assistance Working Group – In early 2022, NASEO will be hosting a working group which will provide regular opportunities for State Energy Offices to receive feedback and education on Energy Security Planning. NASEO will bring in industry presenters and leverage peer expertise to present on various topics based on state priorities which may include public-private industry coordination, cybersecurity, incident command integration, regional coordination, equity, defense critical energy infrastructure, long-term climate change mitigation, and more. Please reach out to Campbell Delahoyde (cdelahoyde@naseo.org) if you are interested in participating.

    Resources to Support Energy Security/Assurance Planning for State Energy Offices:

    Staff Contacts: Campbell Delahoyde (cdelahoyde@naseo.org), Kirsten Verclas (kverclas@naseo.org), and Kelsey Jones (kjones@naseo.org)

  • Buildings

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    Summary: The IIJA will provide $225 million for building energy codes technical assistance and training; $10 million for Building Training, and Assessment Centers; $500 million for grants for energy improvements and renewable energy improvements at public school facilities; and $50 million for an Energy Efficiency Materials Pilot Program. The IIJA also establishes a $40 million auditor training competitive program, open only to State Energy Offices.

    NASEO Buildings Committee Meeting: The NASEO Building Committee held a meeting on December 1, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. ET to present details of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021. A recording of the webinar will be made available here as soon as it is available, along with the slide deck containing details of the portions of the IIJA that fund State and Territory Energy Office work. The webinar focused on elements of the IIJA related to the energy efficiency of buildings and provisions that have indirect impact on the work of the states such as directives from Congress to the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

    Summary of Buildings Provisions in IIJA for NASEO’s Buildings Committee

    Staff Contact: Ed Carley (ecarley@naseo.org

  • Energy Equity and J40

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    NASEO Energy Equity Committee: The NASEO Energy Equity Committee is actively monitoring the opportunities and implications of Justice40 on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. NASEO members are welcome to join meetings of the Committee to learn more. The next meeting is scheduled for December 14 4:00-5:30pm ET. Please contact Maddie Koewler (mkoewler@naseo.org) to register.  

    Executive Order on Tacking the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad 

    Interim Implementation Guidance for the Justice40 Initiative 

    Staff Contact: Maddie Koewler (mkoewler@naseo.org

  • Workforce

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    Summary: The IIJA channels significant funding into key subsectors of the energy industry – ranging energy efficiency in buildings and sustainable transportation infrastructure to broad-based improvements to the performance, security, resilience of the electric grid. In addition to weathering job and worker losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the energy industry has faced hiring difficulties and recruitment challenges for years, according to the U.S. Energy and Employment Report. The IIJA includes some key provisions for bolstering skills and capacity in electricity, energy efficiency, and manufacturing, but the scale of investment through the IIJA highlights the need for State Energy Offices to ensure there is a high-performing and inclusive local workforce to rise to the challenge.

    NASEO-HBCU Meeting Series: Through a collaboration with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Clean Energy Initiative (CEI), NASEO is hosting a series of meetings in 2022 to examine opportunities to expand and diversify the clean energy workforce, and help better connect talent and research from HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions to the energy, climate, and economic development planning and policy work of the State Energy. Offices. Access meeting recordings here:

    Key Publications and Resources:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial

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    Summary: The IIJA will support multiple programs addressing manufacturing and industrial activities. Several provisions will enhance the manufacturing and industrial sector generally, including:

    • Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative: DOE will provide onsite technical assessments for energy, water, and pollution prevention.
    • Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs): $150 million for IACs, including expansion and workforce training support (50% cost share for certain internships and apprenticeships); $400 million grant program for businesses to implement IAC recommendations, no greater than $300,000 per grant with a 50% match requirement. 
    • Smart Manufacturing Technology Implementation Programs: $50 million in competitive funding for states, with up to $2 million per award and a 30% match requirement

    Other provisions target critical minerals, rare earth elements, batteries, advanced energy technologies, and industrial emissions. IIJA provisions for hydrogen and carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) can also be pertinent.

    See Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Summary of Industrial/Manufacturing, CCUS, and Hydrogen Provisions

    Staff Contact: Rodney Sobin (rsobin@naseo.org

  • Hydrogen

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    DOE Webinar on Hydrogen Provisions in IIJA

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s December H2IQ Hour on December 8, 2021, provided examples of the Department’s hydrogen activities that will support the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law). To access a recording and the presentation, please click here

    Resources on Hydrogen

    NASEO provides State Energy Offices with information on hydrogen opportunities; potential policy, program, and regulatory options as states develop state energy, environmental, and economic development plans. 

    NASEO Report: Hydrogen: Critical Decarbonization Element for the Grid, Manufacturing, and Transportation 

    Hydrogen offers potential pathways for decarbonizing the electricity system, hard-to-electrify industrial and heating applications, and heavy transportation. This NASEO report provides an overview of hydrogen types, production, and uses, including large-scale and long-duration energy storage to balance variable power generation and demand, and energy and material input for ammonia, steel, fuels, and other production. As research, development, and demonstration (RD&D), environmental policies, economies of scale and scope, economic development programs, and other measures will affect hydrogen’s path, the report outlines potential policy and planning considerations for State Energy Offices. These include supportive policy, program, and regulatory measures, in developing state energy, environmental, and economic development plans. 

    See Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Summary of Industrial/Manufacturing, CCUS, and Hydrogen Provisions


    Staff Contact:
    Kirsten Verclas (kverclas@naseo.org

  • CCUS

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    Resources on CCUS
    NASEO facilitates state collaboration and sharing of best practices on all matters pertaining to carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) options and opportunities, including supportive policy and regulatory measures. 


    NASEO Report: Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage: Overview and Considerations for State Planning
    Increasingly urgent concerns about climate impacts from carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHG) are prompting a growing number of states, localities, and private companies to enact policies and establish targets to reduce emissions. Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) offers an important approach to reduce emissions from energy and industrial facilities and can, at times, provide additional economic value when recovered CO2 is used in production processes or incorporated into useful materials and products. This report outlines state energy planning and policy considerations to support CCUS and includes an overview of CO2 source sectors, CCUS activities, CO2 capture technologies and potential utilization of CO2.


    NASEO Workshop: The Future of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS): Technology and Policy Considerations 


    DOE RFI on Deployment-Ready Carbon Reduction and Removal Technologies, Including Environment Justice, Engagement, and Workforce

    The U.S. Department of Energy issued a Request-for-Information on demonstration-ready technologies that reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Relevant technologies include direct air capture, point source carbon capture, geologic storage, carbon dioxide infrastructure, carbon conversion processes, and beyond. The RFI seeks input from states, public agencies, industry, technology providers, academia, research laboratories, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and potentially affected communities, including environmental justice, Tribal, energy transition, and others. Importantly, the RFI seeks input on environmental justice, community engagement, and workforce development related to CCUS projects and technologies.


    See Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Summary of Industrial/Manufacturing, CCUS, and Hydrogen Provisions


    Staff Contact:
    Kirsten Verclas (kverclas@naseo.org

  • Other

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    Coming soon

  • Buy America, Davis Bacon, NEPA, Historic Preservation

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    Coming soon