Application Deadline: 5:00 PM EST on April 29, 2022.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is introducing a Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Support Program in climate critical fields. The program is an overarching initiative aimed at the exploration, development, innovative support, and training opportunities for Massachusetts-based MWBE companies. This solicitation aims to support the entry, creation, and expansion of MWBEs into fields that are critical to meeting the Commonwealth’s ambitious climate goals of reaching net zero emissions by 2050. Proposed support and training initiatives may be aimed at facilitating certifications from the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office (MSDO), or certification from the Massachusetts Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) or other certifications for new MWBEs, creation of new MWBEs, as well as supporting existing MWBEs to grow and excel in clean energy and climate critical fields. All applicants are encouraged to partner with other support programs for small businesses in Massachusetts if applicable.
The program includes:
- Stakeholder outreach and workshops
- MWBE support for planning and implementation grants
At MassCEC’s discretion, applications for Implementation Grants that are not detailed enough for initial award or need further development may be offered a $50,000 MWBE Support Planning Grant, and if funding is available, an opportunity to reapply in a later round of MWBE Support Implementation Grants.
The applicant with the following conditions:
- Academic institutions with a business support program
- For-profit entities such as clean energy installers, energy efficiency, or home performance contractors, technical or workforce training organizations, financial institutions, or other clean energy practitioners. Note: For-profit entities must partner with at least one non-profit entity
Applications for MWBE Support Implementation Grants must be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM EST on April 29, 2022. The words “MWBE Support Grant Application” must appear in the email subject line.
Check our Workforce Equity Programs page for more details on upcoming MWBE Support Program webinars.
Official Website: Women and Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Support Grants