Biden-Harris Administration Launches $7 Billion Solar for All Grant Competition to Fund Residential Solar Programs
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has initiated a $7 billion grant competition as part of President Biden's Investing in America agenda, aimed at expanding access to affordable and clean solar energy for low-income households. The Solar for All competition, supported by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) under the Inflation Reduction Act, intends to award up to 60 grants to states, territories, Tribal governments, municipalities, and eligible nonprofits. The grants will be used to establish and expand low-income solar programs that provide financing, technical assistance, and workforce development to facilitate the deployment and benefits of residential solar in low-income and disadvantaged communities. The program seeks to address environmental justice, create job opportunities, lower energy costs, and combat climate change. The Solar for All program aligns with President Biden's Justice40 Initiative and his goal of achieving a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035.