With $97 billion in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is expanding its existing programs and creating new pathways for federal investments to help achieve carbon-free electricity in the U.S. by 2035 and a net-zero economy by 2050. 

The Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) is part of a concerted effort at the DOE to extend the capacity and capability of states, tribes, local governments, schools, and community-serving organizations to implement high-impact, self-sustaining clean energy projects that center the needs of low-income and disadvantaged communities. SCEP does this through the management and oversight of $16 billion in formula grants, competitive grant awards, consumer rebate grants, and technical assistance.

Below are the current open SCEP public sector funding and technical assistance opportunities. Visit the Clean Energy Infrastructure Funding Opportunity Exchange to view all current and past opportunities. 

Continue scrolling to view public sector opportunities across DOE and other federal agencies. This resource will continue to evolve as we add opportunities as they become available*, so be sure to check back frequently.

 

SCEP Funding & Technical Assistance Programs

opportunity name source type of assistance recipients closing date status
Latest and Zero Building Energy Codes IRA Section 50131 Competitive Funding States, Territories and units of local government that have the authority to adopt building codes Concept Paper (required): 2/9/2024; Full Application: 4/30/2024 Funding Opportunity Announcement
Career Skills Training (CST) Program BIL Section 40513 Competitive Grant Non-Profit Partnerships 2/27/2024 Funding Opportunity Announcement
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Community Energy Fellowship BIL Section 40552 Technical Assistance Local Governments and Tribes 3/5/2024 Application Forms
Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program: Formula BIL Section 40552 Formula Grant State, local government, and tribes 4/30/2024 Administrative and Legal Requirements Document
Energy Auditor Training (EAT) Grant Program BIL Section 40503(a) Competitive Grant States 6/28/2024 Funding Opportunity Announcement
Home Energy Rebate Program IRA Sections 50121 & 50122 Formula Grant States 1/31/2025 Administrative and Legal Requirements Document
Assistance for Latest and Zero Building Energy Code Adoption IRA Section 50131 Formula Funding States and Territories that have the authority to adopt building codes 9/30/2025 Administrative and Legal Requirements Document
Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Campaign N/A Technical Assistance States and local governments, public schools and institutions of higher education, public healthcare Open Continuous Contact to Join
Renew America's Nonprofits Teaming List N/A Technical Assistance and Peer Networking Non-Profits Open Continuous Join the Teaming List
State Energy Program (SEP) 2024 Formula Awards N/A Formula Grant State Energy Offices TBD FY23 Applications Closed; FY24 ALRD TBD
Renew America's Schools Grant BIL Section 40502 Competitive Grant Public schools Closed Round 1 Selectees Announced
Energy CLASS Prize BIL Section 40502 Competitive Grant Public schools Closed Phase 1 Winners Announced
Renew America's Nonprofits BIL Section 40542 Competitive Grant Nonprofit organizations Closed Meet the 9 Prime Selectees
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program: Competitive BIL Section 40552 (b) Competitive Grant U.S. local governments and Indian tribes Closed Meet the 12 Selectees
Building Training Centers and Industrial Assessment Centers BIL Section 40521(b) Competitive Grant Institutions of higher education (community colleges, trade schools, union training programs) Closed Meet the Selectees
Energy Futures Grant N/A Competitive Grant Local gov, states, communities, tribes, CBOs, utilities, nonprofits, academia Closed Funding Opportunity Announcement
Communities LEAP (Local Energy Action Program) N/A Technical Assistance LEAP Eligible Communities Closed Closed
Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Technical Assistance BIL Section 40502(e) Technical Assistance Eligible States for RLF Funding Closed Closed
Weatherization Assistance Program Enhancement & Innovations BIL Section 40551 Competitive Grant WAP Grantees and Subgrantees, non-profits Closed Funding Opportunity Announcement
State-Based Home Energy Efficiency Contractor Training (TREC) Grants IRA Section 50123 Formula Grant States Closed Administrative and Legal Requirements Document

Other Federal Funding & Technical Assistance Programs

opportunity name administering agency type of assistance recipients closing date status
Community Energy Innovation Prize DOE Prize Awards and Technical Assistance States, counties, tribes, and municipalities Clean Energy Ecosystem and Manufacturing Ecosystem Tracks Due 2/2/2024 Apply Now
Grant Funding to Address Indoor Air Pollution at Schools EPA Competitive Grant Tribes, states, territories, local governments, educational agencies, and nonprofit organizations 3/19/2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity
Climate Pollution Reduction Grants EPA Competitive Grants State, municipal, tribal, and territorial entities General Competition: 4/1/2024; Tribes and territories competition: 5/1/2024 General Competition Funding Opportunity ; Competition for Tribes and Territories
Solutions for Lasting, Viable Energy Infrastructure Technologies (SOLVE IT) Prize DOE Prize Awards and Technical Assistance Individuals, nonprofits, local government entities, economic development organizations, educational institutions, and other organizations Phase 1 - Embark Deadline: 4/12/2024 Apply Now
Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grant FY24 DOE Competitive Grants States, territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes 4/17/2024 Administrative and Legal Requirements Document
Environmental Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program EPA Competitive Partnerships with Community Based Organizations 11/21/2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity
Better Buildings Challenge DOE Technical Assistance States, local governments, and K-12 schools Open Continuous Join the Challenge
Better Climate Challenge DOE Technical Assistance States, local governments, and K-12 schools Open Continuous Join the Challenge
Better Plants Program DOE Technical Assistance Public water and wastewater utilities Open Continuous Join the Challenge
Clean Energy to Communities Program: Expert Match DOE Technical Assistance City, town, county, and tribal governments Applications are accepted on a rolling basis Submit an Application
Industrial Assessment Centers DOE Technical Assistance Public water and wastewater utilities Open Continuous Find the Closest IAC Locations
Onsite Energy Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAP) DOE Technical Assistance States, tribes, and local governments Open Continuous Onsite Energy TAP Directory
Building Energy Codes Program DOE Technical Assistance States or municipalities Open Continuous Contact Form
SolarAPP+ DOE Technical assistance is available to communities that adopt SolarAPP+ City and County Permitting Departments Open Continuous Register on NREL's website
SolSmart DOE Technical Assistance Cities, Towns, Counties, and Regional Organizations Open Continuous Join SolSmart
National Community Solar Partnership DOE Technical Assistance State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Open Continuous Join the Partnership
Solar Energy Innovation Network DOE Technical Assistance Government Entities Open Continuous Assistance for Early Adopters
Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange DOE Technical Assistance State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Governments Open Continuous Technical Assistance Opportunities

 

*This resource is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be comprehensive or exhaustive. For any resource listed, the specific agency responsible for the program should be contacted for more information regarding eligibility and availability.