Clean Energy

Calling Community-Based Organizations to Create Clean Energy Coalitions and Win up to $200K in Cash Prizes and Support

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) American-Made Program incentivizes the development and advancement of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Through its American-Made Challenges (AMC), DOE support and encourage innovators to create and deploy innovative solutions to advance U.S. leadership in the energy industry. The AMC program has amplified efforts to increase participation of diverse individuals and teams in program competitions through targeted recruitment and outreach to ensure that the opportunity to contribute to development and deployment of clean energy technology and innovation is available to just about anyone with an idea that will supercharge the energy revolution with bold ideas to create a just, clean energy future where everyone can thrive.

Through a competitive process, NHSSF was selected as one of four recently designated Power Connectors.  In their capacity as Power Connector, the NHSSF team will support the American-Made Program to improve the number and diversity of applicants to AMC competitions.  The goal is to create a more equitable program, inclusive of disadvantaged, underrepresented, and underserved communities, attracting additional sponsors or supporters for the program, and improving the market readiness of teams and technologies in innovative programs.

Join an Informational Webinar on the Community Clean Energy Coalition Prize 
Learn more about how your community can get involved in the American Made Program’s new Community Clean Energy Coalition Prize at an informational webinar on Oct. 19 at noon E.T. The goal of the prize is to encourage community coalitions—made up of nonprofits, city governments, school systems, and other community organizations—to come together to develop a strategy to address a local clean energy opportunity or inequity. During the webinar, prize administrators will give an overview of who can apply, what to submit, and how entries will be judged. Register now to see how this prize could help make real change in your community!

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