A monthly update from the office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) for state, local, and K-12 officials featuring resources to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy partnerships, programs, and projects.

March 29, 2024

State and Local Spotlight – March 2024

The March Spotlight celebrates Women’s History Month, highlights investments in school energy infrastructure, and covers the latest news, funding opportunities and more.

February 29, 2024

State and Local Spotlight – February 2024

The February Spotlight honors Black History Month and highlights the launch of a new program for Transformative Clean Energy Projects led by tribal and local governments, the latest news, funding opportunities and more.

January 31, 2024

State and Local Spotlight – January 2024

The January Spotlight features an introduction to new SCEP leadership, as well as the latest news, funding opportunities and events.

December 29, 2023

State and Local Spotlight – December 2023

This December Spotlight reflects on a "charged up" 2023 for SCEP, Energy Earthshots, technical assistance resources, funding opportunities and more.

November 30, 2023

State and Local Spotlight – November 2023

This November Spotlight features the 2-year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, application information to join the second cohort of Communities LEAP, funding information, employment opportunities, and more.

October 31, 2023

State and Local Spotlight – October 2023

This October Spotlight features DOE’s Second Annual Justice Week, how SCEP is working to elevate Children’s Environmental Health, K-12 opportunities, and grant and funding information.

September 28, 2023

State and Local Spotlight – September 2023

This September Spotlight features programs that benefit the Hispanic community, grants that expand existing energy efficiency workforce training programs, the Community Energy Innovation Prize and more.

August 31, 2023

State and Local Spotlight – August 2023

This August Spotlight features announcements for grants to benefit disadvantaged communities, new programs to help states plan renewable energy facilities, and more.

July 31, 2023

State and Local Spotlight - July 2023

The July 2023 Spotlight includes announcements for home energy rebates, clean energy plans to benefit disadvanted communities, help preparing contractors to make energy efficiency upgrades, and more.

June 30, 2023

State and Local Spotlight - June 2023

The June 2023 Spotlight includes the selectees for the Renew America's Schools grant, application information for additional grant programs, and more resources for state and community energy programs.