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Clean Energy to Communities Program: Peer-Learning Cohorts

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Eligible Recipients:

  • Local Governments
  • Municipally Owned Electric Utilities
  • Native/Tribal Entities
  • Regional Agencies
  • Rural Electric Cooperatives

Program Purpose:

  • Energy Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:

Informational Webinar: April 10, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET. Register here.

Application Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024 at 11:59 pm ET


National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Energy


Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) offers peer-learning cohorts to advance local clean energy goals. Cohorts are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by NREL with support from the World Resources Institute.

What are C2C Peer-Learning Cohorts?

Peer-learning cohorts are multi-community engagements that convene regularly for approximately 6 months to exchange strategies and best practices, learn in a collaborative environment, and workshop policy or program proposals, action plans, or strategies to overcome challenges around a common clean energy transition topic.

Lab experts provide a cohort of up to 15 communities with education, case studies, analysis and modeling tools, templates, trainings, and facilitated collaboration to enable accelerated clean energy progress.

Upcoming Peer-Learning Cohort Topics

Applications are open through April 30 for the next cycle of peer-learning cohorts, which will launch in July 2024.

  • Implementing an Agrivoltaics Project
  • Designing and Enhancing Energy Efficiency Programs for Residential Buildings
  • Charting a Path to Municipal Fleet Electrification


Peer-learning cohorts are intended for participants that have decision-making power or influence in their communities but need access to additional clean energy expertise to inform upcoming opportunities. Eligible primary applicants for cohort topics may include:

  • Tribes, including Alaska Native Villages, Alaska Native Corporations, and state recognized tribes
  • City, town, or county (local) governments
  • Metropolitan planning organizations
  • Regional planning organizations
  • Municipal and cooperative utilities
  • Community-based organizations
  • Other public entities, such as transit agencies, school districts, and housing authorities.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

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Technical Assistance
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