Request for Concepts Pitch Day 2024

Focus on Energy is seeking well-designed, proven, and implementation-ready pilot programs addressing any of the three concept categories described below. Categories for this RFC were chosen to tap into hard-to-reach markets, identify innovative solutions for supporting Trade Allies, and provide energy efficient products and services to utility customers. The Administrator will select concepts totaling up to $1,500,000 in funding for implementation in Quad IV (ending December 31, 2026). Focus on Energy reserves the right to award all or a part of this funding in this cycle. Selected pilot ideas must not exceed eighteen months in duration. Applicants may submit up to one concept paper per category.

Pitch Day Concept Categories:

  • Partnering with Community-Based Organizations.
  • Increasing Participation from Hard-to-Reach Customer Segments.
  • Engaging with Diverse Business Enterprises (DBE) Trade Allies.

Concept Papers Due: 5:00 pm (CDT) - Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Electronic Submissions: Future Focus Pitch Day 2024 Submission Form

Application Questions Due: 11:59 pm (CDT) - Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Issue Date:

Application PDF:
Pitch Day 2024 Request for Concepts
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