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With 40% of New York State’s higher education institutions signed up, the REV Campus Challenge represents a wide range of two- and four-year, public and private colleges and universities at the forefront of building a more resilient future in the face of climate change.

Regardless of your institution’s progress toward its clean energy aspirations, the REV Campus Challenge provides the support, resources, and recognition you need to meet your financial, environmental, academic, and community goals through clean energy solutions.

Join the REV Campus Challenge

Prioritize clean energy with NYSERDA’s FlexTech Program

REV Campus Challenge members have exclusive access to financial support through NYSERDA’s Flexible Technical Assistance (FlexTech) Program. FlexTech provides cost-shared funding up to $500,000 for REV Campus Challenge members to work with energy consultants to better understand and pursue clean energy opportunities on their campuses and develop action plans for the future. Integrate energy efficiency into capital planning projects and make cost-effective, data-driven decisions that meet your campus’ clean energy goals.

The Energy to Lead Competition

NYSERDA held three rounds of the Energy to Lead competition, which included 82 submissions from 56 private and public colleges and universities. Energy to Lead awarded ten colleges and universities over $11 million for the creation of high impact  clean energy projects focusing on reducing greenhouse gases and combatting climate change. Although the Energy to Lead competition is no longer accepting applications, New York State colleges and universities may apply to NYSERDA’s Commercial & Industrial Carbon Challenge, and Carbon Neutral (formerly Net Zero) for Economic Development. Both are expected to launch in mid-2021 in association with the 2021 Consolidated Funding Application (CFA).