Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) provides funding for several highly effective state and local programs that will support projects that increase access to energy efficiency to save money for Americans, help achieve nationwide clean energy goals, and accelerate job growth.
Passed in November 2021, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)—also referred to as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)—provides new funding for major infrastructure projects, which includes power and grid reliability and resiliency as well as weatherization.
The BIL expands existing DOE grant and loan programs to help states weatherize homes, increase energy efficiency, and expand clean generation. This includes:
- $250 million for the Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund Capitalization Grant Program
- $40 million for Energy Auditor Training
- $10 million for Career Skills Training
- $10 million for Building, Training, and Assessment Centers
BPA is currently helping state energy offices implement programs funded through BIL, specifically the $40 million for energy auditor training grants. As an organization, we’re taking this opportunity to help reach people in previously underserved states where little to no residential energy efficiency programs exist. The approach we’re taking to accomplish this is braiding together funding from BIL and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which can enable maximum penetration in states while covering a wide array of opportunities for contractors looking to better serve customers.