Energy CLASS Prize

Competitive Grant
U.S. Department of Energy State and Community Energy Program Office
Eligible Applicants:
Charter Schools that are LEAs, Charter Schools that are Nonprofits, LEAs
Award Size:
Total = $4.5 million Approximately 25 LEAs will receive $100,000 each

The Energy CLASS Prize is designed to provide training and cash prizes to school district administration and facilities staff to make energy management a sustainable feature of their communities while positioning them to make meaningful infrastructure improvements that will reduce utility costs, improve indoor air quality, and improve learning environments long-term. A total of $4.5 million in awards is available, including $3.75 million in cash prizes for selected LEAs to fund energy management professionals-in-training and an additional $750,000 in technical assistance from Energy CLASS Training Network partners. The Energy CLASS Training Network includes professional training organizations and energy efficiency experts who will provide training and support to Energy CLASS participants.