Why grassroots education?

Local community organizations understand the needs, motivations, and challenges of their communities. This is especially true when talking about energy, jobs, and the environment. The Program Administrator will work with organizations across the state to build strategic campaigns to engage hard-to-reach communities. The grassroots education campaigns will reach across geographies and communities in Illinois to build awareness of Illinois Solar for All.

Becoming a grassroots educator

Illinois Solar for All is for all of Illinois. That’s why we seek a variety of organizations to help reach communities across the state. Qualified organizations will have trusted relationships with the communities they serve and a proven ability to engage stakeholders through organized events, education, and outreach efforts. Organizations that are likely to be the most effective will understand issues related to the program, such as energy and the environment, workforce development, and community organizing. Organizations interested in becoming an Illinois Solar for All Grassroots Education Organization should submit a proposal during open request for proposal (RFP) periods.

The deadline to submit proposals for 2019 Grassroots Education campaigns was March 26, 2019. Thank you to all of the organizations who submitted proposals. The response to the Request for Proposals was highly competitive and contained many great ideas for exciting grassroots campaigns to bring information about Illinois Solar for All into communities. Organizations who submitted applications have been notified as to if their proposal was selected or not and the full list of selected Grassroots Education Organizations will be released in June.

Future funding opportunities are expected to be announced in the fall of 2019. Signing up for program updates is the best way to stay informed of future rounds of funding. You can sign up here or reach out to grassroots@illinoissfa.com for additional information.

2019 Grassroots Education Request for Proposals

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