The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, BIL or IIJA) provides formula-based funds to states to improve the resilience of the electric grid against disruptive events. Measures eligible for funds include utility pole management, power line relocation or reconductoring and microgrids, as well as the training, recruitment, retention and reskilling of skilled and properly credentialed workers in order to perform the work required for eligible measures.

In turn, these funds may be provided to entities including electric grid operators, electricity storage operators, electricity generators, transmission owners or operators, distribution providers and fuel suppliers. Sub-recipients must provide matching funds in an amount dependent on their annual electricity sales.

Missouri Program and Application

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is the Governor’s designated lead agency for receiving and administering these funds through its Division of Energy. Missouri’s first-year fund allocation is $6,946,014. Funding amounts over the next four federal fiscal years are contingent on U.S. Department of Energy allocations. 

Sub-recipient application instructions and program design details will be provided following program finalization and federal approval of the department’s funding application. 

Public Hearing

The department held a public hearing on Aug. 24, 2022, to provide information about its proposed application approach and to receive stakeholder feedback. Visit the links below for more information about this public hearing:

More information

National Energy Technology Laboratory.