Renew America's Schools Program



The West Virginia Office of Energy (WVOE) is preparing a package to participate in the 2024 Renew America’s Schools Prize. The Prize will fund energy efficiency and renewable energy projects at public K-12 schools to lower energy costs and improve indoor air quality. This funding opportunity is coming through the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) State and Community Energy Program (SCEP) which is a part of the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed by Congress.

The 2024 Renew America’s Schools Prize consists of three phases. Phase 1 is a prize competition which is described in more below and consists of developing a portfolio of a minimum of 10 schools interested in implementing energy improvements. WVOE is accepting applications from public West Virginia K-12 schools to build a portfolio for this Prize. 

Upon award of this Prize, WVOE will move into Phase 2 and will provide the schools included in the portfolio energy technical assistance and audit services to identify energy efficiency projects at their facilities. In Phase 3, WVOE will provide technical and financial assistance for implementing the necessary activities for the identified energy projects.

To learn more about this opportunity please attend the webinar on May 13th at 1:30 pm EST.

Register here!

WVOE will select schools for inclusion in our portfolio based on the following evaluation criteria:

  • Free and reduced-price lunch percentage (under the National School Lunch act of 1946)
  • Capacity of required energy improvement/s or energy use intensity if known
  • LIDAC/CJEST status
  • Completeness of application
  • Ability to provide a letter of commitment for the project

Apply by 05/20/2024.

WVOE will review your application and make selections.

Please review resources located on the right side of the webpage for more guidance!

Questions about the program may also be sent to

In order to be a part of the portfolio of schools under this prize application, the schools must provide the following documents before the June 13th Prize Application deadline. 

  • Report from Energy Justice Mapping Tool
  • Report from School Energy Assessment (SEA form)
  • Letter of Commitment