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Connected Communities Pilot Grants
Issued By: Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Topic Areas: Equity, workforce development, energy, environmental justice, economic development
Applications Open: September/October 2021

TVA announces approximately $3 million in funding for three areas focused on social and environmental challenges: Equitable Access to Services, Economic Empowerment, and Energy & Environmental Justice. Pilot projects must be conducted in the TVA Service area and will be evaluated based on strategic alignment, feasibility and impact. Non-profits, government agencies, local power companies, and more are encouraged to apply. More information is available on the program webpage or view this flyer.

Request for Qualifications: Architectural Services for Facility Deep Energy Retrofit 
Issued By: Mecklenburg County
Topic Areas: energy efficiency, deep retrofits
Proposal Deadline: Oct. 28, 2021

The Mecklenburg County Asset and Facility Management Department is requesting the submission of proposals from firms to carry out the following: 1) Facility Evaluations for deep energy retrofits that will include most County facilities. The Facility Evaluations will include preparation of cost estimates and prioritization of projects for implementation with the objective of completion of all construction retrofits by 2035. 2) Professional Services for deep energy retrofits to include Design, Procurement/Bidding and Construction Administration Services, for two facilities, identified in the Facilities Evaluations as top priority candidates for deep energy retrofits. For more info, view the RFP.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): Technology Innovation to Increase Hydropower Flexibility

Issued By: U.S. Department of Energy
Topic Areas: hydropower, manufacturers, equipment vendors, research
Concept Paper Deadline: Nov. 2, 2021

The FOA seeks next-generation technologies from manufacturers, equipment vendors, and research organizations to improve the flexible capabilities of the U.S. hydropower fleet. Technology innovations of interest in this FOA include those that can increase the flexibility of hydropower units, for example, through enabling expanded operating range, faster ramping and start-stops, and improved frequency and voltage control. DOE expects to make a total of approximately $8.5 million of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. For more information, including applicant eligibility and cost share information, visit the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange.

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