Education and Workforce Development Grant Program

The first cycle of Energy Education and Workforce Development grant program has closed. The grant management system will begin accepting proposals for the second cycle February 1, 2017. 

The Energy Center seeks to provide Iowa students and adult learners with practical and credible energy education that contributes to the environmental, social, and economic well-being of Iowans.

Under this grant program, the Energy Center will fund projects that create energy education content that can be distributed widely in the state. Examples include train-the-trainer workshops and online lessons and courses that target K-12 students or college students. An Energy Center award would fund, among other things, curriculum development and online adaption, instructional design, supporting workshops and promotional materials, and independent education evaluation.

Estimated Funding

Subject to the availability of funding, the Energy Center will set aside $400,000 to award approximately 10 energy education and workforce development grants between November 17, 2016, and June 30, 2017. Typical awards will be from $15,000 to $65,000; no award shall exceed $90,000.

For questions or additional information, please email Patty Prouty or call our Ames office at 515-294-8819.

All proposals must be submitted through the Iowa Energy Center’s online grant management system