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Grant Funding

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McCall-Thomas Engineering specializes in delivering grant management services to support the development of broadband infrastructure, power delivery, electric load, and energy savings in South Carolina and surrounding states.

These services are provided by an experienced staff dedicated to the oversight and management of grants for broadband, power, and electrical projects.  The McCall-Thomas Engineering team provides consulting, planning, analysis, project management and reliable solutions for all aspects of deployment. With nearly 80 years of engineering and technical services, we provide quality service to help close the digital divide and power growth in your community.

Our team will provide responsive support connecting you to funding opportunities and manage all aspects of compliance and closeout. Allow us to assist in the application process along with meeting deadlines throughout the completion of the grant program.  We will ensure compliance under the grant requirements and conditions.
 

Notice of Federal & State Grants and key dates:

(These include loan only, grant only, and combination grant & loan.  Additional research into each Grant program may be needed to determine eligibility requirements.)

State Broadband Funding Opportunities

Broadband 

ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) SLFRF 3.0

May

May - Application Curing

Department: Department of Treasury

(A SC Investment program, please review your State Broadband Funding Opportunities above for Grants specific to your state.)

May – Application Curing

June

June - Notices to Proceed Issued
No funding decisions will be until after evaluation process, which will finalize mid-late June 2024.

July

August

ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) Capital Projects Fund

Department: Department of Treasury

(A SC Investment program, please review your State Broadband Funding Opportunities above for Grants specific to your state.)

Construction & Reporting Period.

6/28 - 2nd 3 month Financial/Construction Progress Report and Expenses Due Period of: 3/1/24 - 5/31/24

ORS has opened the Comment Period whereby anyone may provide written feedback by August 18, 2023 on any grant application, including their own.

BEAD (Broadband Equity Access & Deployment)

Department: Department of Treasury

BEAD Challenge (90 day expected) Rebuttal (5/15 thru 6/14) (30 days)

Challenge Period (90 days – April thru June)

BEAD Challenge (90 day expected) Final Determination (6/15 thru 7/14)

7/14 – Last day of Final Determination.

BEAD Subgrantee Selection (Begins 30 days after Challenge) Publication of Final Determinations

Broadband Technical Assistance Program

USDA

2024 Next Funding Window

5/22 - Broadband Technical Assistance: Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Preparing to Apply Webinar
Register Here

Community Connect Grants

USDA

Application Period Has Closed 2/20/24.

ReConnect NOFO 5

USDA

Application Window Still Open until 5/21

5/21 – Applications must be submitted by this date.Deadline extended until 5/28 @ 11:59am EDT.

Electric/Power/Grid

May

Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) R&D Funding

American Public Power Association

Applications Accepted twice a year (Feb. & August)
Next date is 8/15.

June

July

August

8/15 - Applications Accepted for Fall.

Communities Sparking Investment in Transformative Energy (C-SITE)

Department of Energy

5/31 - Application Deadline on Infrastructure Exchange

Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program

Department of Energy

Complete Tribal applications are due by May 31, 2025.

Applications Accepted twice a year (Feb. & August)
Next date is 8/15.

Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program - Topic Area 1 - Grid Resilience Grants (40101 (c))

Department of Energy

Concept Paper was due 1/12. Submission Deadline was 4/17/24.
This was a requirement for applications

5/22 - Application Due

Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program - Topic Area 2 - Smart Grants (40107)

Department of Energy

Concept Paper was due 1/12. Submission Deadline was 4/17/24.
This was a requirement for applications

Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program - Topic Area 3 - Grid Innovation Program (40103(b))

Department of Energy

Concept Paper was due 1/12.
This was a requirement for applications

Grid Resilience State & Tribal Formula Grant Program

Department of Energy

Concept Paper was due 1/12.
This was a requirement for applications

6/17 - Apply for or request allocations.

Transmission Siting & Economic Development (TSED) Grant Program

Department of Energy

Summer 2024 – Expected Date for Selection Notifications

Concept Paper was due 1/12.
This was a requirement for applications

Electric Infrastructure Loan & Loan Guarantee Program

USDA

Applications accepted throughout the year.
This is a loan program only.

Energy Efficiency & Conservation Loan Program

USDA

Applications accepted throughout the year.
This is a loan program only.

Rural Energy Savings Program

USDA

Applications for this program will be accepted on a first come first serve basis until the depletion of available funding.
This is a loan program only.

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