Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions specific to your FOA? Applicants are encouraged to review the Question & Answer tab of your FOA to see if your question has already been asked.

EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001189: Climate Action Champions: Request for Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to advancing the Administration’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address global climate change.


In recognition of the importance of the dual policy goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing climate resilience[1], the DOE­ – in close collaboration with other Federal agencies – is launching an initiative to identify and showcase U.S. local and tribal governments that have proven to be climate leaders through pursuing opportunities to advance both of these goals in their communities. In particular, the initiative will select 10-15 U.S. local governments and tribal governments  – or regional collaborations or consortia thereof – that demonstrate a strong and ongoing commitment to implementing strategies that both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance climate resilience, with a particular emphasis on strategies that further both goals. The DOE-led effort will provide a platform for other Federal agencies to participate in, and give leverage to, the activities of communities that are selected for this initiative.


The DOE initiative is being led as a combined effort through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, the Office of Indian Energy, and the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis.

Climate Action Champions Request for Applications Informational Webinar

This Webinar was held on October 9th 2014.  The presentation from the is available for viewing. This file is located in the documents below. 



[1] “Resilience” means the ability to anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to changing conditions and withstand, respond to, and recover rapidly from disruptions. (E.O. 13653)



  • Climate Action Communities Request For Applications (Last Updated: 9/30/2014 01:47 PM ET)
  • Webinar Presentation for Climate Action Champions 10-9-14 (Last Updated: 10/9/2014 04:54 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF_424_-_Application_for_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 9/29/2014 06:27 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 9/29/2014 06:33 PM ET)
  • Climate Action Champions Application Template (Last Updated: 10/9/2014 05:34 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/27/2014 5:00 PM ET