The 24 pilot communities are working with DOE, its national labs and other experts, government and non-governmental partners, community-based organizations, and utilities, as well as environmental, economic development, and equity organizations to develop roadmaps for clean energy economic development pathways. The communities are pursuing strategies for planning and investment in:

  • Carbon capture and storage and critical minerals recovery
  • Clean energy and energy efficiency
  • Clean energy planning and development
  • Clean transportation planning and investment
  • Community resilience microgrid and energy storage
  • Energy efficient buildings and beneficial electrification planning and investment
  • New or enhanced manufacturing and industry.

A map of the United States, showing all 24 communities for the Communities LEAP pilot program.

LEAP Pilot Communities

Primary Cohort/Topic