National Drive Electric Week (9/22-10/1/2023) is a nationwide celebration of the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. 

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The Tribal Climate Resilience Annual Awards Program provides competitive funding to federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations to build climate resilience capacity.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is seeking proposals to plan and design, acquire, and renovate/transform food shelf facilities to improve and/or increase the availability of and access to food shelf services. 

Minnesota is home to various meaningful clean energy related projects, some with impressive cultural elements. With so much happening in Minnesota’s clean energy world, momentum is building for future projects.

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CERTs is looking for an Evaluation Coordinator to support our work through collecting, tracking, analyzing, and reporting clean energy program activity and impact data, as well as through administrative support for other key organizational activities.

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Metro CERT welcomes AmeriCorps members Keely Rau and Kyle Young as Sustainability Project Coordinators.

How could a seed grant of $5,000-$10,000 support clean energy projects in your community? The Clean Energy Resource Teams want to help!

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School Readiness Assessment deadline is Sept. 5.

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Metro CERT welcomes Program Associate Aaron Backs.

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Five of the 67 winners are Minnesota-based projects, including the CERTs + WETCC Rural Clean Energy Training Pathways project.

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We're sending our best to Alexis Troschinetz as she explores the next chapter in her adventurous life. 


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We proudly connect people with the resources they need to identify and implement community-based energy efficiency and clean energy projects across Minnesota. We have an incredible opportunity to strengthen our reach and impact while expanding our capacity with full-time CERTs Regional Coordinator positions throughout the state!

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Minnesota is on the cutting edge of an economic surge. Federal and State laws have been passed that put money toward “green-collar careers,” or jobs linked to conservation and environmental sustainability. Together, we can get these positions filled as communities and businesses look for ways to reduce their energy costs with energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers want to interview people with knowledge and experience on solar installation, deployment, and worker wellbeing to inform a study about the solar workforce.

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Now in its third year, the Justice40 Accelerator is ready to support the next cohort of community-based, community-led
organizations that are ready to advance their work on the frontlines. Application deadline is July 31, 2023.

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MPCA announces $2.9 million in funding available for electric school bus grants


As a Sustainability Tour Host, you’ll have the chance to share your story with neighbors to promote solar adoption and sustainable living. 

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EPA anticipates awarding approximately $400 million in competitive grant funding under the Clean School Bus Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. 

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Serve a community, address critical environmental issues, and develop green job skills as a Minnesota GreenCorps member. Positions are available with governments, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions statewide.

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Midwest Climate Resilience Conference, hosted by UMN Climate Adaptation Partnership, is accepting proposals for sessions and presentation abstracts through June 9, 2023.

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MnDOT is asking for input around EV charging locations in a new survey which closes 5/31/2023.

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The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) welcomes Tess Dornfeld as the CERT Regional Coordinator for the Southeast region. 

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Rural Business Innovation Lab is a cohort-based, entrepreneurial development program to build a peer network dense with innovative ideas, professional expertise, and resources needed for underserved rural entrepreneurs to start and scale their businesses. 

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The Metro CERT Steering Committee is proud to welcome five new members beginning their service in 2023. Steering Committees help guide the work of CERTs’ seven regions. 

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Each year the Sustainable City Award is given to a participating GreenStep Cities community for their work implementing one or more of the program's 29 best practices. 

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