Federal Energy Funding 101: Takeaways and Links for More Information

June 28, 2022 | Lynn Abramson, President, CEBN

On June 28, 2022, the Clean Energy Business Network and Banks and Company convened Federal Energy Funding 101. This event provided a primer on how to navigate federal funding opportunities for clean energy researchers, entrepreneurs, and communities wishing to attract new economic development opportunities.

Panelists discussed several recurring annual or bi-annual federal programs to support energy innovation and deployment. Following the presentations, we moved  into a virtual networking expo providing an overview of the U.S. energy innovation ecosystem. Nearly 40 cleantech incubators, accelerators, community organizations, and consultants showcased their services for businesses and communities in our interactive expo hall.


Download the slide deck with information and links to the federal programs discussed during the event. View a recording of the panel presentations below.

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Additionally, be sure to check out the list of exhibitors that showcased their work supporting entrepreneurs and communities during the networking expo. On this list you’ll find incubators, accelerators, community organizations, and other support groups that are able to provide many different kinds of services—often at free or low cost. If you’re unable to find contact information for any exhibitors, feel free to reach out to cebn@cebn.org for assistance.


Department of Energy SBIR / STTR Program

American-Made Program

FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

USDA – Rural Development

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

National Association of State Energy Officials