Reed Smith Client Alerts

Key takeaways

  • President Biden and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $7 billion in grant funding for 60 recipients under EPA’s Solar for All program.
  • Solar for All program recipients propose residential solar projects spanning entire country and are expected to receive funds by September 30, 2024, with deployment of funds through existing and new programs to follow.
  • Entities selected for SFA grant awards as well as contractors and subrecipient partnering organizations will be subject to applicable EPA policies and overarching federal procurement regulations and requirements; they should seek legal counsel to advise on and ensure compliance.

Overview of awards

On April 22, 2024, President Biden announced $7 billion in federal grants that will be awarded through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Solar for All program (SFA). This program is a component of the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act’s $27 billion Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. EPA has selected 60 governmental, tribal and nonprofit entities that will receive SFA grant awards to deliver residential solar projects to an estimated 900,000 households nationwide.