Grid Resilience Grant Program


FY 2024 Grid Resilience Grant Program Funding Announcement

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has approved Santee Cooper’s request (on behalf of the State) for fiscal year 2024 funding of our Grid Resilience Grant program. This program was previously funded for 2022-2023 at a combined $10.4 million, with Santee Cooper contributing an additional $1.56 million. Seventeen projects from electric cooperatives, municipal and other utilities around the state were approved by the DOE and are being supported with this funding. The approved 2024 funding is $5.5 million, plus an additional 15% from Santee Cooper. 

Santee Cooper is pleased to serve as the state entity within South Carolina to administer the formula grant provided for South Carolina grid resilience under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 40101(d). The BIL grant program is expected to provide funding for five years. Santee Cooper has established the South Carolina Grid Resilience Grant Program (GRG) to distribute these funds to projects that improve the resilience of the electric grid and help prevent or mitigate such natural hazard disruptions. 

We will begin working with eligible entities and open the portal for FY 2024 RFP applications soon.

Questions and More Information

Should you have general questions about the application process or require more information, please email us at We will aim to respond within 48 hours. Thank you.