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Clean Energy to Communities Program (C2C: Expert Match)

Open Date:


Close Date:

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institutions
  • Local Governments
  • Native/Tribal Entities
  • Non-profits

Program Purpose:

  • Energy Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:


National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Energy


The Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) program provides communities with expertise and tools to achieve their clean energy goals. C2C is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

C2C connects local governments, tribes, electric utilities, and community-based organizations with national laboratory experts and customized, cutting-edge analysis to achieve clean energy systems that are reflective of local and regional priorities. By bringing together innovative technology, state-of-the-art modeling, and unique abilities to test clean energy plans before installing them in the field, C2C can help close the gap between clean energy ambitions and real-world deployment. Communities lie at the heart of C2C, which recognizes that when it comes to clean energy, each community has different institutional contexts, resources, challenges, opportunities, and ambitions. C2C fosters community-led innovation with tailored support, from goal setting and project development to technology deployment.

Expert Match is most suitable for communities that could benefit from assistance to inform time-sensitive decisions and identify and understand the range of options for achieving clean energy goals. The Expert Match technical assistance timeframe is 40–60 hours over 3–4 months.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

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Funding Type:
Technical Assistance
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