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“Renew America’s Schools” Grant Program Opportunity and Webinar

By Katie Johnson posted 12-20-2022 01:06 PM


Earlier in December, the Department of Energy held a webinar regarding a 2022 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Energy Improvements for K-12 schools. The webinar addresses the first round of $80 million in grants for energy improvements under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s “Renew America’s Schools” Grant Program. Access the powerpoint slides from the webinar here

The DOE plans to allocate 20-100 grants, prioritizing high-need/low-income and rural schools, ranging from $500,000 to $15,000,000 awards. There are two key areas that are eligible under the grant program:

  • High-Impact Energy Efficiency and Health Improvements - Projects must result in direct reduction to school energy costs and increase energy efficiency, and lead to improvements in teacher and student health (including IAQ).
  • Innovative Energy Technology Packages - Projects could include any improvement, repair, or renovation to a school that incorporates two or more of the following energy improvements:
    • Energy efficiency measures; installation of renewable energy technologies; alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure on school grounds; and/or purchase or lease of alternative fueled vehicles to be used by a school.
  • To watch the recorded webinar click here and use the passcode: pXsZA2QT
  • For more information about this opportunity contact and 
    • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: Jan. 26, 2023 5 p.m. 
    • Full Application Submission Deadline: April 21, 2023 5 p.m. 
    • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: May 8, 2023 5 p.m. - May 12, 2023 5 p.m.