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DOE Empowering Communities through Energy Asset Revitalization Initiative Program – Due 04/18/24

Opportunity Title:

Capacity Building for Repurposing Energy Assets - Expanded

 

Funder/Agency:

Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM)

 

Description:

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced up to $2.7 million in federal funding available to help local communities across the country create a roadmap toward repurposing existing energy assets, with expanded eligibility for participants. This announcement builds on the Capacity Building for Repurposing Energy Assets initiative that was first launched in August 2023 to assist communities where a significant portion of their local economy has historically been supported by energy assets, such as coal, oil, and/or natural gas power facilities and accompanying equipment and infrastructure.


The initiative will help communities build technical capacity and develop a workforce necessary to help revitalize energy systems, address environmental impacts, and tackle challenges associated with energy assets that have been retired, or are slated for retirement (2009-2033). This effort advances FECM’s mission of minimizing environmental and climate impacts of energy systems and industrial processes while working to achieve net-zero emissions across our economy. It also supports the broader DOE mission of ensuring efficient transformation of the energy system while prioritizing labor and community engagement.


Visit the ENERGYWERX website to sign up and view a pre-recorded informational webinar.


RSVP to Webinar Sessions:

ENERGYWERX and the U.S. Department of Energy will host open office hours for potential applicants. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to ask questions. Click Here to RSVP



Eligibility:

  • Community Colleges, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Serving Institutions

  • Local economic development entities;

  • Community based organizations and non-governmental organizations;

  • Local elected officials from municipalities (e.g. mayors’ offices);

  • Labor unions and labor-management organizations;

  • Organizations that represent workers in energy communities; and

  • Workforce development entities involved in administering the public workforce system.

 

Award Details:

Total Amount Available:

 $2,700,000

 

Deadline:

Applications Due April 18, 2024

 

 

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