A woman holds up a circuit board. The Circuit Shop in Albuquerque, NM is a small, woman-owned business that contracts with Sandia National Laboratories.

As we celebrate Small Business Week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proud to partner with and support small businesses in the clean energy transition. Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, DOE is focused on developing innovative solutions with small businesses to help power a clean energy economy.   

DOE recently crossed the $10 Billion milestone in small business awards and continues to increase broad and equitable access to opportunities for women-owned small businesses , small disadvantaged businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, and traditionally underserved entrepreneurs.  From research and development projects to contracting awards, DOE offers a wide range of funding opportunities to support small businesses to drive the clean energy innovation ecosystem forward.

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U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm joins a virtual discussion with Black women changemakers in clean energy.
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Notably, the recent groundbreaking achievement by the DOE and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) of fusion ignition at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF) will pave the way for advancements in national defense and the future of clean power.  Over the past five years, LLNL has made subcontract awards to over 600 small businesses in support of the NIF.   

In this transformational time, DOE needs the help of small businesses in the fight against climate change.  Together, we can advance this noble cause and build a clean energy future.  For more information on doing business with DOE, please visit the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization’s website.