The Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) helps states, local governments, and K–12 schools meet their clean energy goals by developing tools and solutions that address pervasive barriers, convening peer exchanges to showcase replicable models, and providing technical assistance and information from leading experts.
SCEP organizes its technical assistance, tools, and solutions around the Energy Efficiency Leadership Framework (Leadership Framework), created by leveraging industry resources, expertise, and best practices.
The Leadership Framework identifies four Solution Pathways foundational to public-sector energy efficiency activities that achieve energy goals. Explore the popular tools and resources below for each Solution Pathway.
This guide compiles popular technical assistance resources and initiatives available to states, local governments, and K–12 school districts and highlights technical assistance offerings from other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offices, where to apply to DOE funding, and more.
Develop Plans and Programs
Implement Data Management
Find SCEP Projects in Your State
The interactive SCEP Project Map allows users to explore each state's State Energy Program and Weatherization Assistance Program projects, recently published SCEP success stories, and voluntary partnerships including Better Buildings Initiatives. Learn more and find resources.
Energy and environmental justice are core to DOE's mission. DOE is working to address the disproportionate health, environmental, economic, and climate impacts on the communities too often left behind, including low-income rural and urban communities, and communities of color. DOE is dedicated to helping communities overcome barriers to energy justice by pairing meaningful community engagement with the latest science and technology through programs such as the Weatherization Assistance Program and the State Energy Program. DOE-developed resources, including the Low- Income Energy Affordability Data (LEAD) Tool and Clean Energy for Low-Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA) Toolkit, are available to help state and local partners make sure low-income communities benefit from energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Visit Low-Income Community Energy Solutions to learn more and find resources.
A monthly update for state, local, and K–12 stakeholders featuring resources to advance successful, high-impact, and long-lasting energy efficiency and renewable energy partnerships, programs, and projects.