Community Clean Energy Coalition Prize Results

Congratulations, Phase One and Two Winners

The first two phases of the Community Clean Energy Coalition Prize have drawn to a close. In Phase One, ten teams were awarded $30,000 each for their winning plans to form a local coalition and address a pressing energy challenge in their community. These teams were selected out of more than 70 entries for best identifying a community to serve and an energy challenge to address that is not only achievable, but also aligns with the goals of the White House's Justice 40 initiative. Read the official Phase One winner announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy.

We are excited to announce that all ten Phase One winners also won Phase Two and have each been awarded $150,000. Coalitions were judged on the strength and thoroughness of their Coalition Implementation Plans. Read the official announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy.

The following Phase One and Two winners will compete for additional awards in Phase Three:

TeamCommunities ServedInitiativeTeam Progress Update Video
Weku Inc. (Positive Energy Coalition)Tulsa, OKDecrease energy burden and provide job training in sustainable energy for Tulsa residents.Watch
Change is in the Air: Gresham CoalitionMultnomah County, ORReduce pollution burdens in under-resourced communities through data-driven solutions while developing a clean energy workforce.Watch
HBCU Green Town Project (formerly HBCU Community Development Action Coalition)Denmark, SC;
Orangeburg, SC;
New Orleans, LA
Deploy workforce development and community solar initiatives in underserved communities and minority-serving institutions and colleges.Watch
ReBuildATL CoalitionAtlanta, GAProvide workforce training, building retrofits, and community-based solar to Westside Atlanta residents.Watch
Missoula’s Clean Energy Workforce CoalitionMissoula, MTDiversify the clean energy workforce—by women, for women—and increase access to family-supporting careers. Includes women of color, and low-income and Indigenous women.Watch
Revitalize Our Communities (ROC) Clean Energy CoalitionAtlanta, GAIncrease awareness of and utilize solar energy to develop sustainable agriculture and promote workforce development.Watch
Green For All Business Council (formerly Green Business Council)10 communities across the U.S.Reduce energy burden, increase access to clean energy, and create jobs across ten US communities.Watch
Team PhillyPhiladelphia, PARelieve energy burden, create green jobs, and ensure an equitable energy transition.Watch
New Orleans Clean Energy Collective (formerly NOLA Clean Energy Collective)New Orleans, LAUtilize art to equip underserved communities with tools to decrease their carbon footprints.Watch
Asociación de Residentes de La MargaritaSalinas, Puerto RicoTo provide resilient, cost-effective renewable energy to elderly and low-income residents in need.Watch

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