Through the Buildings Upgrade Prize (Buildings UP), DOE is offering more than $22 million in cash prizes and technical assistance to teams across America with winning ideas to accelerate widespread, equitable energy-efficiency and building electrification upgrades. Community-based organizations, state governments, local governments, Indian tribes, building owners, utilities, nonprofit organizations, energy-efficiency program implementers, and other organizations are encouraged to team up and apply, with submissions accepted starting February 18, 2023. Up to 50 Application Support Prizes of $5,000 and 10 hours of technical assistance are available to help new and under-resourced team complete applications. The application period for Application Support Prizes opened for submissions January 18, and will be awarded on a rolling basis.