Regional Clean Energy Hub
Read the RFP NYSERDA issued Round 2 of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to support the formation of a Regional Clean Energy Hub (Hub) in the State’s Mohawk Valley economic development region. Through this RFP, up to $3.3M in funding is now available over a four-year period to provide a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to ensure that all New Yorkers have equal access to the benefits of the State’s clean energy transition in the Mohawk Valley. These benefits include energy saving programs for their homes and businesses that can lower monthly expenses and improve overall well-being, renewable energy options that reduce reliance on fossil fuels, job opportunities in the growing green economy, and more.
The Mohawk Valley Regional Clean Energy Hub will:
- Act as a trusted local resource for community members to learn more about the energy-related programs and services available to them.
- Increase awareness of these programs and services by leveraging the expertise and trust of local community organizations - particularly those with a proven track record of engaging disadvantaged communities.
- Develop outreach and engagement strategies to elevate the needs of communities and residents into program and policy development.
- Address gaps in and advancing diversity of the clean energy workforce by connecting residents with educational, training, and job opportunities and small businesses with resources to support economic development.
NYSERDA encourages teaming among organizations in response to Round 2 of the RFP. Organizations with experience in providing services in the Mohawk Valley in the clean energy, energy efficiency, social services, housing, economic development, health, and academic sectors are all encouraged to participate in the development of the Hubs as a new way to offer new services to their constituents and access available funding to do so.
NYSERDA hosted an informational webinar on the clearinghouse. The webinar recording is available for viewing. NYSERDA also hosted informational webinars October 6, 2021 and December 7, 2021, titled "Regional Clean Energy Hubs to Advance an Inclusive Clean Energy Economy" to provide information about Round 1 of the solicitation . The slides and recordings for both webinars are available below.
An FAQ document [PDF] is available, which includes questions from the webinars and other inquiries received to-date regarding the clearinghouse and solicitation.
Informational Webinar Materials
How to Apply
Learn more about the program and apply online.
For questions pertaining to the RFP or Clearinghouse, please contact project managers Lori Clark (518) 862-1090 ext. 3202 or Jessica Ortiz (212) 971-5342 ext. 3019 or email@example.com.