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U.S. Department of Energy issues $500 million funding opportunity for K-12 school energy improvements

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) new Schools and Nonprofits Program is making $500 million in grant funding available to some of the nation’s highest-need K-12 public schools for critical energy upgrades. 

K-12 schools consume about 8% of all energy used in commercial buildings nationwide and energy consumption is the second-highest operational expense schools face, according to the DOE. The DOE’s goal is that the funding will result in air-quality improvements for students and educators while reducing energy costs and freeing up local funds to invest more in education. 

The DOE is accepting applications for the Renew America’s Schools Grant. Concept papers are the first step of applying and must be submitted by 4 p.m. central time Jan. 26, 2023, to be eligible for funding. Funds will help school districts to make upgrades that will lower facilities’ energy costs and foster healthier learning environments for students. Learn how to submit papers here

Add your email HERE to receive future updates about Grants for Energy Improvements at Public School Facilities. 

Posted: Dec 21, 2022,
Comments: 0,
Author: Ann Bush

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