This week is your last chance to apply for the $5 million SOLVE IT Prize! Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this change-making competition.   


As a reminder, the prize is seeking competitors with a demonstrated history of productive work with communities. Competitors will work collaboratively with stakeholders interested in community-scale planning around clean energy to engage their communities, build a network of support for clean energy or decarbonization projects, and develop plans for carrying out these projects. 


Ready to apply? Here’s how to get started:  

  1. Register on HeroX (click “Solve this Challenge”) 
  2. Submit a narrative describing your past community experience, your chosen community and energy challenges, community needs that you have identified, and the engagement plan you have crafted—ideally using the Submission Template and Summary Slide Template.  
  3. Include optional one-page letters of support or other documentation from partners or other relevant entities that are critical to the success of your effort.  


Please see the official SOLVE IT Prize rules for additional submission details, and explore the Resources tab to view all available resources that can help you craft your submission.    


Reach out to the prize team directly at with any further questions. Good luck!