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The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources posts state and federal funding opportunities on a regular basis. The list below includes solicitations of proposals for energy or environmental grant funding or other incentives from a wide variety of organizations. Also, view our list of funding resources.

Funding Opportunities


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TitleDescription and EligibilityTopicSourceDeadline
SunShot Prize Race to the Rooftops

Eligibility: Local governments, State governments, townships, municipalities.
To challenge the ingenuity of America’s businesses and communities to make it faster, easier, and cheaper to install rooftop solar energy systems. Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 10/31/2014

SolarU.S. Department of Energy12/31/2014
Open Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science

This funding opportunity is intended to provide rapid support to revolutionary applied energy research (studies) that may lead to new ARPA-E programs to develop transformational and disruptive energy technologies. Studies are defined as single-phase efforts of durations less than 12 months and cost less than $500,000.

Energy futureU.S. Department of Energy09/26/2014
Microgrid Research, Development and System Design

The objective is to solicit applications for financial assistance awards to enable microgrid development. This funding opportunity is responsive to addressing high-priority research, development and demonstration activities, identified jointly with key stakeholders, to overcome key challenges facing broad adoption of microgrids for key commercial applications. Eligibility: Unrestricted.

Microgrid developmentU.S. Department of Energy04/28/2014


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