New Funding Opportunities to Deploy the Widespread Use of Equitable Clean Energy
1.Funding for deploying Clean Energy and Electrification of Tribal Buildings and Lands
- $20 million is allocated to Indian tribes for the deployment of clean energy infrastructure on their tribal lands.
- Install energy-efficient measures and clean energy-generating systems for tribal buildings. (Area of Interest 1).
- Install community-scale renewable energy generation or energy storage facilities on tribal lands. (Area of Interest 2).
- Install an integrated energy system (or systems) that can operate autonomously (apart from the conventional centralized electric power grid) to power one or more crucial tribal facilities in times of emergency or to increase the resilience of the tribal populations. (Area of Interest 3).
- $15 million is allocated toward installing integrated energy systems or other energy infrastructure in unelectrified tribal buildings. (Area of Interest 4).
2.Fellowship for Low-Income Community
3.Affordable and Equitable Electrification Solutions
4.Boosting Community Solar Expenditures
5.Equitable Building Upgrades
6.Prize for Energizing Rural Communities (Pre-Registration phase)
The Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) unveiled the $15 million Energizing Rural Communities Prize to encourage people and groups to assist rural or remote areas to improve their energy systems. This award is a component of the $1 billion ERA (Energy Improvements in Remote or Rural Areas) Program.
And for this prize, two project tracks exist.
New Funding Opportunities for Schools
- Energy Champions Leading the Advancement of Sustainable Schools (CLASS)
- Renovate American schools! Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Public K–12 Facilities