Applications are open for two opportunities through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) program: Peer-Learning Cohorts and Expert Match. This recording of a recent C2C informational webinar can help you learn more.
C2C Peer-Learning Cohorts
Peer-Learning Cohorts applications are open until Oct. 31 for the upcoming January 2024 launch. C2C’s Cohorts convene sets of up to 15 communities around a common clean energy topic over six months. Participants gather best practices, strategies, and tools from national lab experts, while also exchanging insights, experiences, and lessons learned with peers from across the United States. Upcoming cohort topics include:
- Evaluating and prioritizing municipal buildings for energy efficiency and decarbonization investment
- Enhancing resilience at critical municipal facilities through solar, storage, and microgrids
- Designing engagement to shape community-wide transportation electrification
C2C Expert Match
The Expert Match program provides 40–60 hours of technical assistance over the course of three months to help communities address short-term energy goals through tailored strategic support. Expert Match accepts requests at all times, and requests are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Reach out directly to the C2C team at C2C@nrel.gov with any questions.