Hello Innovators,

We're still anticipating announcing prize winners at the end of April. In the meantime we would like to make our competitors aware of a few opportunities:


The Department of Energy's Reducing Barriers: Workforce Technical Assistance Workshops

These trainings are offered virtually at no cost to participants. Attendance of all workshops is not required but registration is required.

Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project

Deadline 4/15. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) partners with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) to help remote, island, and islanded communities transform their energy systems and increase energy resilience. The ETIPP partner network connects selected communities with regional nonprofit or academic organizations ("regional partners"), energy experts at DOE research institutions (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NREL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories), and DOE offices to navigate options for addressing local clean energy and energy resilience challenges. Please be aware that ETIPP is not a grant program and does not provide direct funding to selected communities. The purchase and deployment of energy infrastructure is also not available through ETIPP.


The Department of Energy does not have any open SBIR/STTR grants at the moment, but our peers at the National Science Foundation have a few that could be relevant for some of our teams. More details can be found here.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Clean School Bus Program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Clean School Bus Program prioritizes support for schools serving low-income and historically marginalized communities, and in alignment with the administration’s Justice40 Initiative. That funding opportunity opens in April 2022


Keep innovating,

The Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize Administration Team