Local Climate Initiatives

Funding Alert: DOE Communities Taking Charge Accelerator

The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office), through the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that will fund innovative approaches to expanding EV adoption and charging access, particularly at the... Read More

Funding Alert: Renewable Energy Siting Through Technical Engagement and Planning (R-STEP) Round 2 Opportunity

The Renewable Energy Siting through Technical Engagement and Planning (R-STEP) program was established in 2023 to expand state and local governments’ decision-making capacity and expertise around large-scale renewable energy planning, siting, and permitting. Through funding, technical assistance (TA), and peer-to-peer information sharing, R-STEP supports developing... Read More

Funding Alert: Pepco Sustainable Communities Grants Program

In partnership with Pepco, Sustainable Maryland will offer Sustainable Communities Grant awards to eligible municipalities and nonprofit organizations. This program will provide $75,000 support to fund environmental stewardship projects and $50,000 for community resilience projects across the Pepco service area in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and Washington, DC.... Read More

Job Alert: National Park Service Environmental Protection Specialist

The major duties of the Environmental Protection Specialist position include, but are not limited to, the following: Performing, directing and/or coordinating environmental assessments; Preparing and maintaining current and long-range environmental management program and funding to provide responsive and cohesive Environmental Management Systems (EMS) development to... Read More