The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), passed in November 2021. The law allocates $550 billion in new federal spending over ten years for infrastructure projects, including roads, public transit, broadband, and electric grid upgrades. With so much funding on the table, SEEA is working to ensure funds are distributed equitably across the U.S. and to underserved communities. To this end, SEEA tracked and analyzed where BIL funding has been committed, what it’s being used for, and what type of funding it is.

We have published our findings in two new whitepapers, “Investing in the Southeast” and “Investing in the Territories,” with accompanying data dashboards for states and territories.  These whitepapers and dashboards will be updated annually as part of a regular review of federal funding, which will help SEEA identify gaps in federal support for the Southeast states and U.S. Island Territories. 

Investing in the Southeast >>

Investing in the Territories >>

Federal Funding Tracker – Southeast >>

Federal Funding Tracker – U.S. Territories >>

In 2018, SEEA issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking new opportunities to advance innovative energy efficiency strategies through a Southeast Energy Efficiency Fund, a pool of legacy funds from SEEA’s allocation under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. Out of 20 proposals, five were selected for funding based on their potential to deliver significant energy efficiency gains.

Learn more about the projects >>

In December 2022, SEEA announced the winners of the inaugural Southeast Energy Insecurity Project Implementation Awards. The awards were designed and selected by the Southeast Energy Insecurity Project (SEIP) Leadership Forum, which is part of SEEA’s Southeast Energy Insecurity Project, launched in July 2022.

Learn more about the award winners >>