Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE! 2025 Midwest Climate Summit

See you in Madison, Wisconsin

April 30 – May 2!!

The downtown Madison Isthmus and the Wisconsin State Capitol, along with Monona Bay and John Nolen Drive, are pictured in an early morning aerial taken from a helicopter on Oct. 23, 2018. (Photo by Bryce Richter /UW-Madison)

Federal Funding Fridays

Meet and talk with others in the Midwest about upcoming federal grant opportunities, deadlines, and resources. These are informal conversations held virtually so feel free to hop on at any time with specific questions or simply to hear what grants are currently available.

Federal Funding Friday Freeze

Due to the Midwest Climate Summit and taking a break to rest we’ll be freezing Federal Funding Fridays until April 26.

Every Friday starting back up April 26
9 am CT / 10 am ET

FFF in 2024

We continue to focus on CPRG and have added the EPA Community Change grants to the agenda. Alongside these opportunities, we will highlight other relevant federal funding opportunities. Please feel free to join any Friday – please see the button below for the new link in 2024.

Featured Speakers
  • Friday, March 29 – Hear from NREL representatives about the Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) grant through DOE. C2C offers specialized cohorts and technical assistance. Learn if your community is eligible and how to apply.
  • Friday, March 8, 2024 – Bobby Boyd of the DOE will join us to share DOE opportunities
  • Friday, February 16, 2024 – Be one of the first people to explore the recently released Climate Herald, which tracks local climate policies. Keep up to date with what’s happening in your community and other similar jurisdictions to better align your climate work. Meet Michael Dexter, creator of the Climate Herald, and see how this tool can advance your work as a climate advocate, researcher, or practitioner.
  • Friday, January 26, 2024 – Join Thomas Peterson from the Center for Climate Strategies: Climate stabilization through state and local action requires comprehensive measures in all sectors that are matched by financing and investment at scale. The CPRG program represents an important first step in this process, but needs significant additional development and implementation action over time. In our presentation, we will review a case study of Maryland and it’s journey to address short and long term climate actions and the investment requirements needed to reach ambitious state goals
  • Friday, January 19, 2024 – Hear from Jay Bassett, a volunteer with Environmental Protection Network who will share his decades of experience at EPA to inform CPRG strategies.
  • Friday, Oct. 6 – Meet Michael Evans of K&L Gates one of the authors of the IRA and learn all about the tax credits now available from the Inflation Reduction Act to tax-exempt entities and how local governments, nonprofits, and others can take advantage.
  • Friday, Sept. 8 – Meet Environmental Protection Network, a network of EPA alumni available to serve as a resource and technical assistance to local and state governments, Tribes, and community organizations
  • Friday, July 14 – Join us to hear from Sam Schanfarber at RMI about strategies to approach federal funding. Sam is the Development Officer for US Government Funding at RMI. Working across RMI’s program teams, Sam identifies opportunities for funding from Federal and State agencies, manages the proposal process, and cultivates relationships with relevant partners. 

Midwest Climate Summit

Save the Date – April 3 – 5, 2024 in Indianapolis

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