The Department of Energy's State Energy Program provides financial and technical assistance to states through formula and competitive grants.
"The energy offices in each state and territory are a vital resource for delivering energy benefits, addressing national energy goals, and coordinating energy-related emergency preparedness across the nation." [DOE]
Under New Hampshire's current formula SEP grant, OSI is able to participate in a number of programs in five areas:
- Building Improvements
- Energy Education
- Electric Power and Renewable Energy
- Energy Policy, Planning and Security
New Hampshire also received $25 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding from 2009-2012, which was used to augment the formula SEP grant and implement new, innovative programs.