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DOE Awards $5 Million to Minority Serving Institutions in Support of Clean Energy Education and Workforce Development Programs

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An update from The Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and MSI STEM R&D Consortium today announced $5 million in funding for two minority-serving universities to support the development of programs that will equip students with the skills needed to succeed in clean energy careers. The funding was administered by…

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March 2024 State Updates

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Find Your State Click here to find the latest updates, projects, federal funding information, and events in your state! BPA State Updates Arizona – Energy efficiency contractors joined the Office of Resiliency in Tucson, AZ for our second Contractor Roundtable Discussion of the year. Attendees addressed their priorities and gave feedback on the IRA rebate…

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DOE Publishes Outreach, Technical Assistance, and Application Resources

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An Update from the Office of State & Community Energy Programs: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the following resources to help state and territorial energy offices (SEOs) apply for and implement the Home Energy Rebates: Education and Outreach Plan Required Elements: DOE is providing this document to help SEOs develop an Education and Outreach Plan for their Rebate…

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DOE Announces First Winners of the HBCU Clean Energy Education Prize Partnerships Track

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An update from the DOE: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the first 10 prize winners in the inaugural Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Clean Energy Education Prize Partnerships Track. Each winning team will receive $100,000 to support partnerships between HBCUs and other universities, government agencies, and industry leaders to build new programs and provide…

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February 2024 State Updates

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Find Your State Click here to find the latest updates, projects, federal funding information, and events in your state! BPA State Updates Kentucky – Kentucky BPA will host an in-person Energy Efficiency Meeting on March 7, 2024. Weatherization agencies, contractors, and businesses and their employees are welcome to join us for a full day of…

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Department of Energy: Home Energy Rebates Update

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New and Revised Technical Assistance Documents AvailableFrom the DOE Office of State and Community Energy Programs The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the following resources to help state and territorial energy offices (SEOs) apply for and implement the Home Energy Rebates. Required Elements of a Community Benefits Plan: Each state and territory must submit its Community Benefits Plan and…

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DOE Releases New Home Rebate Program Implementation Documents to Support State Energy Offices

An update from the Office of State and Community Energy Programs: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the following resources to help state and territorial energy offices apply for and implement the Home Energy Rebates: Implementation Request for Proposals (RFP) Guidance for Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates: DOE expects many states will contract with implementation companies to provide…

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Building America Announces RFP for Community-Based Retrofit Solutions

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building America Program, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) opened a request for proposals (RFP) for multi-disciplinary expert teams to address hard-to-solve technical challenges of decarbonizing the existing U.S. residential housing stock. The Building America program is launching a new initiative called the Retrofit Solutions Teams…

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