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MDA to hold public hearing on DOE Grid Resilience Formula Grant Program

By: Sarah Ulmer - August 24, 2022

This is the first year the state of Mississippi has applied for the federal dollars through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Resilience Formula Grant Program. 

The Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy and Natural Resources Division will hold a public hearing about the state’s first-year application of $6,051,572 from the federal government.

The Grid Resilience Formula Grant Program aims to improve the sustainability of electric grids against disruptive events. The dollars applied for and awarded can be used toward electric grid operators, electricity storage operators, electricity generators, transmission owners or operators, distribution providers, fuel suppliers and any other relevant entities.

The hearing will take place on September 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Public Service Commission Courtroom in the Woolfolk State Office Building, 501 N. West Street, Jackson 39201. Interested parties also can access the hearing online or by phone by e-mailing to request a link or phone access.

Five percent of the funds made available each fiscal year also can be used to provide technical assistance and cover administrative expenses associated with the program.

MDA-ENRD will also review the criteria and methods the state plans to use to utilize the grant money and who will be receiving it.

More information about the program may be found at

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: