The Building Training and Assessment Centers (BTAC) Program will provide grants to institutions of higher education to establish building training and assessment centers. These BTACs will educate and train students and building performance professionals to deploy modern building technologies to small businesses and K-12 schools.
BTACs will fund institutions of higher education, like community colleges and universities, to prepare a diverse and equitable workforce that will lower our nation's carbon footprint. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 10 BTAC projects in November 2023. See an overview of selectees.
Download the Building Training and Assessment Centers fact sheet.
Institutions of Higher Education
Period of Availability:
Available until expended
- To identify opportunities for optimizing energy efficiency and environmental performance in buildings.
- To promote the application of emerging concepts and technologies in commercial and institutional buildings.
- To train engineers, architects, building scientists, building energy permitting and enforcement officials, and building technicians in energy-efficient design and operation.
- To assist institutions of higher education and tribal colleges or universities in training building technicians.
- To promote research and development for the use of alternative energy sources and distributed generation to supply heat and power for buildings, particularly energy-intensive buildings.
- To coordinate with and assist State-accredited technical training centers, community colleges, tribal colleges or universities, and local offices of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and ensure appropriate services are provided under this section to each region of the United States.
- Submission deadline for full applications: August 15, 2023, 5 p.m. ET
- Expected date for DOE selection notifications: Fall 2023
- Expected timeframe for award negotiations: Fall – Winter 2023-24