- Technical Assistance
Reserved for Energy
Office hours for prospective Communities LEAP Cohort 2 applicants will be held on November 21, 2023 at 3 p.m. ET. Register here.
DOE will provide technical assistance services valued at over $18 million to support 24-32 communities to develop and advance their own community-driven clean energy transition approach. This is not a funding opportunity announcement; however selected communities may have the opportunity to receive funds (up to $50,000) for services rendered to help implement the technical assistance.
Communities LEAP seeks to facilitate sustained community-wide economic empowerment through clean energy, improve local environmental conditions, and open the way for other benefits primarily through DOE’s clean energy deployment work.
Eligible applicants are low-income, energy-burdened communities that are also either disadvantaged or experiencing direct economic impacts from a shift away from historical reliance on fossil fuels. Multi-stakeholder applicant teams must include at least one Community-Based Organization and one local government or tribal entity.
DOE has designed this initiative with the aim of:
- Recognizing each community’s specific energy-related challenges and opportunities.
- Supporting community member and stakeholder leadership in designing and implementing actions to address those challenges and opportunities.
- Building toward long-term community economic and environmental change and a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable future.
The application deadline is December 14, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Selections are expected to be announced March 2024.