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DOE & American-Made Community Energy Innovation Prize: Multiple Tracks – Collegiate Track Due 11/3

Opportunity Title:

Community Energy Innovation Prize




The $7.49 million Community Energy Innovation Prize is the successor of two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) prizes related to community-based clean energy innovation: the Community Clean Energy Coalition Prize and the Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize.

The new combined prize is supported by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED), and Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO). Eligible competitors will develop and carry out activities related to clean energy that promote business and technology incubation and acceleration as well as other community-based capacity building, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

DOE intends for the Community Energy Innovation Prize to serve as a “front door” to its clean energy funding programs and other federal funding opportunities to communities and organizations who have been historically underserved. In addition to cash awards, the prize will provide awardees with mentorship, relevant resources, and connections in their path to forging an inclusive clean energy future.


Clean Energy Ecosystem and Manufacturing Ecosystem Tracks:

This track is open only to private entities (for-profits and nonprofits); nonfederal government entities such as states, counties, tribes, and municipalities; academic institutions; and individuals.

Collegiate Track

Teams must be made up of an academic institution, eligible students, and a community partner that meets the requirements as detailed in the official prize rules.

Award Details:

Total Amount Available:

$450,000–$4.86 million, depending on track

Deadline (Concept Phase):

Clean Energy Ecosystem Track & Manufacturing Ecosystem Track: February 2, 2024

Collegiate Track: November 3, 2023

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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