Upcoming Funding Opportunities


EPA Solar for All Grant Competition

$7 billion
Notice of intent due Aug. 28 for tribes.

This competition from the EPA will expand the number of low-income and disadvantaged communities primed for residential solar investment by awarding up to 60 grants to states, territories, tribal governments, municipalities, and eligible nonprofits to create and expand low-income solar programs that provide financing and technical assistance, such as workforce development, to enable low-income and disadvantaged communities to deploy and benefit from residential solar.

Underserved and Indigenous Community Microgrids

$14.7 million
Apply by Sept. 15.

DOE released a funding opportunity announcement for multiyear research, development, and demonstration of microgrid-related technologies. The goal is to bring microgrid solutions to underserved and Indigenous communities in remote, rural, and islanded regions in the United States.

Energy Future Grants

$27 million
Apply by Sept. 30.

The Energy Future Grants provide $27 million in financial assistance and technical assistance to support local, state, and tribal government-led partnership efforts that will advance clean energy program innovation.

The Energy Future Grants will provide support for at least 50 multijurisdictional teams (ideally 3–4 or more state, local, and tribal government partners). Teams will further partner with community benefit organizations to turn innovative (novel or early action) ideas into solutions that address barriers to clean energy deployment.

For any other questions or concerns, please contact Nicholas Lovesee, Director of Policy, at nicholas@nafoa.org


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