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State Energy Program

Funding for the State Energy Program comes from a U.S. Department of Energy grant. It is managed by a unit in ADECA's Energy Division known as the "Energy Efficiency and Renewables" unit.

The funding is utilized to plan and implement energy programs in Alabama that are designed to achieve national energy goals such as lowering energy costs and consumption, decreasing reliance on imported energy, reducing impacts of energy production and use on the environment and to increase energy security and reliability.

Programs are conducted in the areas of building energy codes, industrial energy efficiency, energy education, renewable fuels, performance contracting and alternative transportation fuels.


Click the names below for information on the following State Energy Program areas:​
​Previous SEP Funding Opportunity Announcements
​SEP Current Forms and Requirements
Alternative Transportation Fuels
Building Energy Efficiency​
Alabama Energy Emergency and Assurance Plan​

Previous SEP Funding Opportunity Announcements

For reference, the previous year’s funding announcements with Grant Application Forms are available below. SEP funding announcements are issued on an annual basis, and funding is currently unavailable. Email Elizabeth Grimes at to be notified when grant funding is available. Please note that funding categories and grant award amounts may vary from year to year.

Energy-Efficient Retrofits of Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Energy-Efficient Retrofits of K-12 Schools

Energy-Efficient Retrofits of Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations

SEP Grant Application Form

SEP Current Forms and Requirements

Organizations selected for funding must complete the following requirements for grants to be awarded:

Assurance of Compliance – Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs

A declaration that the applicant agrees to assure that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity in which the applicant receives Federal assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy.


This form certifies matters regarding lobbying, debarment, suspension, and other responsibility matters including a drug-free workplace.

Standard Form - LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities

If applicable, complete Standard Form – LLL (SF-LLL).  Applicability:  If any funds other than federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with the grant/cooperative agreement, you must complete and submit SF–LLL “Disclosure Form to Report Lobbying.”

State of Alabama – Disclosure Statement

Alabama Act 2001-955 requires the Vendor Disclosure Statement be completed and filed with all proposals, bids, contracts, and grant proposals to the State of Alabama in excess of $5,000. This form is not applicable to public K-12 school systems and local governments.

Certificate of Compliance with the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act and E-Verify MOU

The Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act; Code of Alabama, Section 31-13, imposes conditions that apply to contracts, grants, or incentives by the state, any political subdivision of the state or any state-funded entity where the co-party is a “business entity or employer.” This act will require selected applicants to submit a completed copy of the E-Verify Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which is generated when the business entity or employer enrolls in that program bearing the number assigned to that MOU by Homeland Security at

The following clause will be included in the agreement with the selected applicants: “By signing this contract, grant, or other agreement, the parties affirm for the duration of the agreement, that they will not violate federal immigration law or knowingly employ, hire for employment, or continue to employ an unauthorized alien within the State of Alabama. Furthermore, a contracting party found to be in violation of this provision shall be deemed in breach of the agreement and shall be responsible for all damages resulting therefrom.”

Local governments, state agencies, state universities, two-year colleges, or instrumentalities of the State are not required to submit an Immigration Compliance form or E-Verify MOU.

Alternative Transportation Fuels

This program encourages and promotes the use of alternative transportation fuels as a way to increase the overall efficiency of the transportation system, improve air quality and promote energy independence. An extensive network of alternative fuel stakeholders has been established and is working to accelerate the availability and use of alternative fuels in Alabama.

Below are some PDF documents about biofuels that you may find useful:

AU Muncipal Biodiesel Guide
Regulatory Requirements for Biofuel Production Facilities

If you're looking for more information on alternative fuels, a good place to start is The U.S. Department of Energy also has an Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center with an alternative fuel station locator, tax incentives and laws and much more.

Other sources of information for alternative fuels include the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, the U.S. Energy Department's Biomass Program website, the Southeast Diesel Collaborative, the National Biodiesel Board and Growth Energy Market Development.


Building Energy Efficiency

The Energy Division administers several building energy efficiency programs designed to decrease energy consumption in the state’s public facilities such as K-12 schools, universities, community colleges, state agencies and local governments, as well as in some privately-owned commercial and residential buildings.


Alabama Energy Emergency and Assurance Plan

When a disaster happens, whether natural or man-made, the state activates its Emergency Operations Plan, and members of all state agencies report to the Emergency Operations Center in Clanton. Within the state's emergency plan is a section that deals with the fuel supply in the state. ADECA's Energy Division is the lead angency for that section (Emergency Support Function - 12, or "ESF-12").

As lead agency for that function, the division assists with the coordination and allocation of fuels to first responders and, if necessary, the institution of fuel rationing procedures in the event of a fuel shortage. Compliance with the National Incident Management System Compliance Assistance Support Tool (NIMSCAST) is required for all agencies involved in emergency coordination with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency.

The primary goal is to serve as the state point-of-contact for energy emergency and assurance. This requires coordination with various state agencies and energy industries. The energy emergency and assurance plan and procedures are used in responding to state emergencies that include energy components.

Below are some websites you may find useful regarding emergency preparedness:



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