Energy Auditor Training Grant Program (State Energy Program)
Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)
To provide grants to eligible States to train individuals to conduct energy audits or surveys of commercial and residential buildings to build the clean energy workforce, save customers money on their energy bills, and reduce pollution from building energy use.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
There are two topic areas: Commercial Energy Auditors and Residential Energy Auditors. Eligible states will have a demonstrated need for assistance for training energy auditors. Funds may cover any costs associated with individuals being trained or certified to conduct energy audits by the State or a State-certified third-party training program. Funds may also pay the wages of a trainee during the period in which they receive training and certification.
Well-trained energy auditors are necessary to identify opportunities for energy and emissions reductions and to verify that retrofits are successful.
Training programs can focus on underserved communities, providing people with high-road jobs in an evolving, in-demand field. Consider working with existing workforce training, labor, and community college programs.
Applicants can submit one submission for each topic area, which means one Concept Paper per Topic and one Full Application per Topic Area is allowed. However, an eligible State may not be awarded more than $2,000,000 cumulatively in Grant funding.