The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) recently launched two new resources in their ongoing effort to breakdown barriers to accessing federal funding and resources.
Getting Started Guide
The Getting Started Guide is a step-by-step guide intended to help communities and workers start the process of planning or responding to economic and social changes resulting from the energy transition or any major economic shift.
The guide has 10 steps, divided into the categories of Planning, Executing, and Managing. The guide covers everything from how to form a team, how to develop an effective strategy for economic development, how to prepare a strong application for federal funding, how to manage your grant, and more.
The new Navigator is a dedicated team of experts who can answer questions and direct energy community stakeholders to the federal agency partners or resources best positioned to support their needs, including grant assistance, infrastructure, workforce development, and more.
The Navigator is a team of real people who understand the challenges community leaders and workers face as their communities transition to clean energy.
To contact the Navigator, visit https://energycommunities.gov/contact/