**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The Duke Energy Foundation is focused on strengthening and uplifting communities throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. 

Grant applications can be submitted for up to $20,0000 for work in the following focus areas:

• Vibrant Economies

  • Workforce development training for jobs vital to the energy economy, with a focus on underrepresented populations
  • Community revitalization and local economic development efforts
  • Economic recovery for customers and communities facing unprecedented challenges
  • Energy and engineering education for K-12 students and teachers

• Climate Resiliency 

  • Environmental projects supporting land conservation; clean water; and biodiversity of plant and animal species
  • Environmental resiliency projects that prepare communities for and mitigate against the effects of climate change
  • Natural disaster preparedness and response

• Justice, Equity and Inclusion

  • Thriving natural environments, including access to green space, in historically underserved and environmental justice communities
  • Programs supporting the “just transition” for communities transitioning to cleaner energy generation
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives supporting upward mobility

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Announcement  https://www.duke-energy.com/community/duke-energy-foundation/florida