About the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program is a $550 million formula- and competitive- grant program that provides direct and flexible funding to more than 2,700 state, local, and Tribal governments across the United States.

The EECBG Program is designed to be highly flexible and to meet community needs. Specifically, eligible entities can choose to implement projects aligned to over 14 eligible clean energy use areas. Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Energy Strategic Planning
  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings (e.g., Audits, Upgrades, and Performance Standards)
  • Renewable Energy Systems (e.g., on-site and community solar, geothermal)
  • Electrified Transportation (e.g., electric vehicles)
  • Financing (e.g., revolving loan funds)

The EECBG Program also is considered a Justice40 program, meaning that all eligible entities are encouraged to invest 40 percent of their allocations in communities that are considered ‘disadvantaged.’


Fellows are expected to live in their host communities or within commuting distance. Host communities currently seeking a fellow include the following places, and additional places will be added to this list before the end of March 2024.

  • Buffalo, NY
  • Burns Paiute Tribe, OR
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Decorah, IA
  • Durham County, NC
  • Eagle County, CO
  • Kittery, ME
  • Littleton, MA
  • MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians, AL
  • Nenana, AK
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Peterborough, NH
  • Shelby County, TN

What will I be doing?

Embedding Fellows in communities around the country can bring new perspectives and skills into local governments and tribes. Hence, Fellows will be assigned to selected local governments or tribes, or teams of them, that are participating in the EECBG Program. Under the guidance of the Host mentor, Fellows will learn while gaining technical expertise and experiences alongside hosts in the creation, administration, and launch of new clean energy projects and programs as funded through the EECBG program.  Fellows will gain experience around energy technology areas such as energy efficiency, electric vehicle technology or renewable energy deployment to local, state, and tribal governments as well as gain valuable insight into the government’s role in the creation and implementation of policies and programs that affect clean energy technology developments.

Fellows will be located on-site at the assigned host community. Ideally, Fellows will be matched with their own local, state, and tribal governments.  Hosts will provide mentorship, and be responsible for guidance, training, and other activities necessary to ensure a successful experience for the Fellow that builds capabilities for further career work in the clean energy or public service fields. Fellows may participate in activities such as stakeholder engagement, research, project management, policy or technical analysis, communication materials, data and metric gathering, and more.

Participant Benefits: Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by the participant’s academic and professional background. The stipend rates will be as follows:

  • Undergraduate degree: $51,700 to $83,000
  • Master’s degree: $62,900 to $91,000
  • PhD: $69,100 to $110,000

Participants may also receive health insurance benefits through ORISE, dislocation allowances, and a travel/training allowance.

Apply Today! https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-STP-SCEP-CEFP-2024

The details: You must be a U.S. Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident

Program Website: https://www.energy.gov/scep/energy-efficiency-and-conservation-block-grant-program

Questions? Email CEFP@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code [DOE-STP-SCEP-CEFP-2024] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.

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