Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 3/5/2024

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementation (RECI)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) is issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementation (RECI). The current FOA represents the second installment in the RECI initiative, which maintains the same broad format, flexibility, and crosscutting areas of interest, while emphasizing and prioritizing specific gaps, needs, and opportunities to support building energy codes identified as focal points through the first RECI FOA and continued stakeholder engagement.

The activities to be funded under the FOA support the BIL, as well as a broader government-wide approach to advance building codes and support their successful implementation. The primary focus centers around updating to more efficient building energy codes that save money for American homes and businesses, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and encourage more resilient buildings.


  • Required Concept Papers: April 5, 2024
  • Full Applications: June 6, 2024
Eligibility Requirements

Section 40511 specifies eligibility criteria which must be met by all applicants. Eligible entities are defined as a relevant State agency (including Territorial agencies) or Tribal government, as determined by the Secretary of Energy. Examples include State building code agencies, State energy offices, Territorial energy offices or Tribal energy offices. In addition, partnerships are eligible entities, which must include a State agency and/or Tribal Government, and one or more of the following: • Local building code agencies; • codes and standards developers; • associations of builders and design and construction professionals; • local and utility energy efficiency programs; • consumer, energy efficiency and environmental advocates; and • other entities as determined by the Secretary.

The proposed prime recipient and subrecipient(s) must be domestic entities. The following types of domestic entities are eligible to participate as a prime recipient or subrecipient of this FOA: 1. Institutions of higher education; 2. For-profit entities; 3. Nonprofit entities; and 4. State and local governmental entities and Tribal energy offices (or other similar subdivision of a Tribal Government).

An entity may submit more than one Concept Paper and Full Application to this FOA, provided that each application describes a unique, scientifically distinct project and an eligible Concept Paper was submitted for each Full Application.

Amount Description

DOE expects to make a total of approximately $90,000,000 of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. DOE anticipates making approximately 20 to 40 awards under this FOA. DOE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $500,000 and $10,000,000.

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