Utilities Grant Funding Program Application
Application for Arizona Public Service, Salt River Project, and Tucson Electric Power grant funding for communities impacted by the current and planned closure of coal-fired generating stations.
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This notice is to solicit applications for the Utilities’ Grant Program. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to parties seeking assistance in applying for qualifying Federal, State, or another grant. The funds from this grant will aid in covering expenses for (a) grant writer fees; (b) studies fees; and (c) grant matching dollars for: broadband, transportation, education/workforce development, and housing grants. The Utilities will consider funding proposals on a case-by-case basis.
DATES: For the following two years, Utilities’ Grant applications must be submitted for the applicable round by 11:59 PM MNT on the following dates:
|Application Opening Date||Application Due Date|
|April 15, 2023||May 15, 2023|
|June 15, 2023||July 15, 2023|
|August 15, 2023||September 15, 2023|
|October 15, 2023||November 15, 2023|
|December 15, 2023||January 15, 2024|
|February 15, 2024||March 15, 2024|
|April 15, 2024||May 15, 2024|
|June 15, 2024||July 15, 2024|
|August 15, 2024||September 15, 2024|
|October 15, 2024||November 15, 2024|
|December 15, 2024||January 15, 2024|
Applications will be reviewed by the Utilities’ Grant Program Selection Committee consisting of representatives from APS, SRP, and TEP. A decision will be made the month following each application deadline. Program funds will be issued to the designated lead applicant for administration. The size of each award is determined by the Utilities. See below for more detail.
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Each application may be awarded a maximum of $25,000. Applicants may submit multiple applications. No match is required, and program grant funds are available until they are expended.
The Utilities retain the right to determine the selection and award amounts. The Utilities retain the right to distribute the funding in any round or year, which may result in the expenditure of the total $1 million dollars of funding earlier than the year 2028.
The applicant will serve as the recipient to administer, report funds for taxation purposes, and make use of the funding. If the applicant seeks to transfer the award to another entity, that intention should be made clear in the application and a letter of support from the otherwise eligible, designated entity should be included in the application.
Eligible applicants represent impacted communities located within 50 miles of the location of a closed or closing coal generation facility owned or operated by APS, TEP, or SRP, which include: (1) state and local governmental entities; (2) tribal governmental entities; (3) public schools; (4) economic development groups and chambers of commerce; and (5) community-based organizations that are 501(c)(3) non-profits.
Community leadership from some impacted communities have identified four pillars for transitioning from coal: broadband, transportation, education/workforce development, and housing. These pillars are key to economic diversification, entrepreneurial opportunity, and educational attainment. To qualify for the Utilities’ Grant Program, an applicant must be seeking assistance to apply for a Federal or State infrastructure funding opportunity for a community improvement project that falls within one of the four pillars. Other opportunities may be considered at the discretion of the Utilities, however, if they aid in the economic transition of the impacted communities, such as the redevelopment of existing infrastructure or projects associated with energy transition. Funding will primarily cover expenses for the following activities: (a) grant writer fees; (b) required studies fees; and (c) grant matching dollars. For questions, e-mail us at CoalTransition@srpnet.com.
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The Utilities’ Grant Program Selection Committee will determine which application(s) best meet the requirements described in the Eligibility and Application and select the awardee(s) for each available round of Utilities’ Grant Program funding distribution. Applications that do not contain or meet all of the requirements will not be considered for an award. Any applicants denied a grant award may resubmit a revised application or a new application in subsequent rounds of the Utilities’ Grant Program funding distribution. Utilities’ Grant Program funding awardee(s) will be notified of the grant amount being awarded via the e-mail address provided in their application form.
Utilities’ Grant Program awardees will be required to provide a Post-Award Budget Report within six months of the distribution of the funding. Failure to comply with the provision of post-award budget report may prevent applicant from receiving future funding.
If you are awarded the Utilities' Grant Program funding and you are unable to use the funds as intended, you must notify the Utilities' Grant Program within 60 days of becoming aware the funds cannot be used so the funds can be redirected by the Utilities.