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Renew America’s Schools Prize

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U.S. DOE recently announced $180 million in funding available through the 2024 Renew America’s Schools Prize for schools engaging in strategic partnerships to build capacity and implement energy upgrades at K-12 schools, lowering energy use and costs and improving indoor air quality. Competitive proposals will implement energy assessments and building improvement projects across a portfolio of 10 or more school facilities, which may be composed of school facilities from one or more districts.

Awards will focus on schools that serve disadvantaged communities, including those with a high percentage of students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch, and/or those which qualify as rural. Eligible improvements include HVAC and ventilation systems, building envelope and lighting projects, alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure (including electric vehicles), and renewable energy technologies.

Additional information is available on the Renew America’s Schools page and in the Fact Sheet, and a Teaming List is available on the HeroX Platform. U.S. DOE will host office hours on April 24 at 1 PM Eastern and May 29 at 2 PM EasternApplications are due June 13.