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DC Green Bank Statements on the District of Columbia’s Selection for EPA Solar for All Grant Funds

The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and DC Green Bank led a District-wide application for funds under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Solar for All Program and we are pleased to announce that DC will be receiving $62.45 million to deploy solar and battery storage projects in low-income and disadvantaged communities. These resources will help us to build on the existing successful Solar for All program and accelerate DC’s progress towards our ambitious climate and clean energy goals.

We are excited to work with our partners at DOEE, D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility, City First Enterprises, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Interfaith Power and Light (DC.MD.NoVA), Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, Groundswell, and communities across the District to deploy these public dollars and crowd in private capital to unlock clean, renewable, and affordable energy for Washingtonians.


“Today’s Solar for All announcement represents a brighter future for underserved communities in the District and across the country. DC Green Bank congratulates the EPA for its tireless efforts to deliver a program that will expand access to affordable, clean energy for millions of Americans, and support climate resilience. We look forward to working with our District government and community partners to invest in clean energy solutions, grow green jobs, and advance inclusive prosperity for all Washingtonians.”

DC Green Bank CEO, Trisha Miller

“EPA’s Solar for All announcement delivers a serious downpayment on a future that is more sustainable, affordable, and equitable. The District has ambitious clean energy and climate goals and the resources available through this program will ensure that our strong DC coalition can unlock the benefits of solar in low-income and disadvantaged communities across the District. Together, we can advance the clean energy economy and lower consumer energy costs for District residents.”

DC Green Bank Board Chair, Brandi Colander

Learn more in the EPA’s press release: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/biden-harris-administration-announces-7-billion-solar-all-grants-deliver-residential