The Energy Future Grants (EFG) provides $27 million in financial assistance and technical assistance to support local, state, and tribal government-led partnership efforts that will advance clean energy program innovation. EFG seeks to enhance energy affordability and access for communities, ensuring the broad benefits of a clean energy economy—including heath, economic development and jobs and emissions reductions—flow to disadvantaged communities.
EFG will provide support for at least 50 multijurisdictional teams (ideally 3-4 or more state, local, and tribal government partners). Teams will further partner with community benefit organizations to turn innovative (novel or early action) ideas into solutions that address barriers to clean energy deployment. EFG solutions will provide measurable benefits to communities and support Justice 40, which directs 40% of the overall benefits of certain federal investments to flow to disadvantaged communities.
EFG Ideas will be led by communities and foster integrated clean energy solutions in and across the power, transportation, and building sectors. A successful project will have equitable program innovation, multi-jurisdictional partnerships, and scalable outcomes that can leverage DOE and other resources to speed and scale deployment of innovative clean energy strategies nationwide.
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Overview: The purpose of the Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Future Grants (EFG) Program Technical Assistance Cohorts is to provide grantees the support they need to execute EFG projects and programs. EFG provides $27 million in financial assistance and technical assistance to support local, state, and tribal government-led partnership efforts that will advance clean energy program innovation. This partnership will help the program provide tailored technical assistance to maximize the benefits of the $27 million in financial assistance (cooperative agreements) provided to grantees. The organization(s) selected through this application process will be supporting the cohorts of the Energy Future Grants awardees. EFG has not yet selected awardees that applied to the Energy Future Grants Funding Opportunity Announcement, which closed November 10, 2023.
Once the awards are made, an initial barriers workshop will be conducted to create cohorts, assess gap areas in existing technical assistance, and initiate subject-matter expert collaboration. This program will extend upon that outreach to bring together the best minds of industry, academia, and government entities to collaborate and support EFG awardees. The objective of this program is to support cohorts of awardees for the duration of phase 1 (12+ months) through cohort meeting facilitation, subject-matter-expert connection, etc. The application window is now open and will close April 10 at 3 PM ET.
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The Energy Future Grants Program Technical Assistance Cohorts initiative is managed by ENERGYWERX in partnership with DOE, a collaboration made possible through an innovative Partnership Intermediary Agreement set up by DOE's Office of Technology Transitions. This agreement enables ENERGYWERX to broaden DOE’s engagement with innovative organizations and non-traditional partners, facilitating the rapid development, scaling, and deployment of clean energy solutions.
Please note that November 10 is a federal holiday. Submissions on Infrastructure eXCHANGE will be accepted as on time until November 10 at 5 p.m. ET. However, DOE strongly encourages applicants to submit 1-2 days prior to the deadline.
To support program success by the November 10, 5 p.m. ET deadline, two webinars were hosted in July and August.
Energy Future Grants Informational FOA Webinar Aug. 3, 2023
Energy Future Grants Informational FOA Webinar July 27, 2023
Be in Touch
Additional information about the EFG Program will be available soon. For questions or comments about program roll out, contact us at EnergyFutureGrants@hq.doe.gov.
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