U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
In-kind technical support to USA and territories community stakeholder teams to assist communities in developing and implementing clean energy plans. Applicants must complete preregistration prior to applying. The purpose of the program is to provide support to low-income, energy-burdened communities that are also experiencing either direct environmental justice impacts or direct economic impacts from a shift away from a historical reliance on fossil fuels.
Multi-stakeholder teams representing Communities of Interest (described in Section A.3) can apply to this opportunity whether they are ready to begin their clean energy transition or their transition is already in progress. Selected communities will commit to working with DOE and its technical assistance provider network for approximately 12-18 months. Communities will receive assistance to:
At the end of the technical assistance period, each participating community will have an action plan that prepares it to take further steps toward realizing its goals, including leveraging federal, state, and local funding or financing opportunities, participating in programs offered by philanthropic organizations, and/or partnering for private sector investment.
Technical Assistance Structure
Technical assistance provided under this opportunity will focus on the development of community-driven clean energy plans with economic, environmental, and other benefits based on each community’s unique combination of:
Communities will apply for technical assistance under either the Launch Track or the Accelerate Track.
For additional details about the two tracks, see: https://www.energy.gov/sites/default/files/2021-11/U.S.%20DOE%20Communities%20LEAP%20Opportunity%20Announcement%2011.8.21.pdf#page=7
For details about the Pathways to Clean Energy-Related Economic Development, see: https://www.energy.gov/sites/default/files/2021-11/U.S.%20DOE%20Communities%20LEAP%20Opportunity%20Announcement%2011.8.21.pdf#page=8
GrantWatch ID#: 199055
Selected communities will commit to working with DOE and its technical assistance provider network for approximately 12-18 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply: https://netl.doe.gov/forms/DOE-Communities-LEAP-Registration
US Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington DC 20585
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