S.531 - Open Back Better Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 03/02/2021)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/02/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.531 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/02/2021)
Open Back Better Act of 2021
This bill directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide grants to federal and state agencies and tribal organizations to implement building projects that increase resiliency, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and grid integration. It also provides grants for projects that may have combined heat and power and energy storage as project components.
States must use at least 40% of grant funds to implement projects in environmental justice communities or low-income communities that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic.