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Federal Funding Opportunities

$10 Million Available for DOE Advancing Equity Through Workforce Partnerships Program

The DOE will award 8-16 projects each ranging between $250,000 and $1.5 million to training providers, labor unions, non-profit community-based organizations, solar developers, educational institutions (including minority-serving institutions and historically black colleges and universities), tribal entities, and local governments. Prior to submitting a full application, a mandatory letter of intent is due on September 13, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

$2.3 Billion Formula Grant Program Opened for States, Tribal Nations, and Territories

The U.S. Department of Energy opened the application period for States, Tribal nations, and territories to apply for the $2.3 billion formula grant program designed to strengthen and modernize America’s power grid against wildfires, extreme weather, and other natural disasters. The application deadline is September 30, 2022 at 11:59 ET.

DOE Searching for Nuclear Energy Partners to Connect with Communities

The U.S. Department of Energy is providing 11 awards totaling $1.6 million over three years for chosen partners to expand the utilization of nuclear energy to advance energy, environmental, and economic initiatives. Chosen partners will develop resources and educational materials, partner with energy justice organizations and communities, expand workforce development and educational outreach, and fund fellowships for international students to study nuclear energy at American institutions. 

$12.2 Million Available for Innovations in LED Technology

The U.S. DOE’s Building Technologies Office is searching for innovations in LED lighting that lead to improved lighting performance, energy, carbon, and cost savings. Teams and individuals can participate in three distinct phases that award a total of up to $12.2 million. Phases begin and end May 17, 2021 – November 19, 2021; February 15, 2022 – December 15, 2022; and March 2024 – July 2024. Participation in initial phases is not required to be eligible for subsequent phases. 

Registration is open for the National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP)

This is a coalition of stakeholders organized by the U.S. DOE, who are working to expand access to affordable community solar. NCSP plans to accomplish their goal of more affordable community solar through a network of infrastructure, technical assistance, and collaboration. DOE will work to equip partners with tools and information needed to design and implement successful community solar models.


For further funding opportunities please follow this link to DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office’s Funding Opportunity Exchange.

For additional funding opportunities from USDA please follow this link: you are looking for energy-related program opportunities, please use the filters located on the USDA’s webpage; this link is to a list of all of USDA’s funding opportunities.

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