June, 15 | 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Track 1A | Energy Policy in the Pacific Northwest

Nancy Najarian

NAJ Enterprises, LLP | Business Development and Grants Specialist

Presentation Title:

Find and Win the New U.S. Government Grants


The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) presents U.S. companies, research institutions and state and local governments with numerous and varied opportunities to apply for grants and other project-related funding. What are these new grant opportunities, and how does a company find, apply for and position itself to win new funding that is part of the Biden administration’s commitment to address climate change? This presentation will review the new grant programs, existing ones that are pertinent to AEE members and stakeholders, and the requirements to apply for them. It will include ways to develop a strategy to apply for U.S. government grants in energy, infrastructure, and innovation. This will be both a “how to” for those ready to apply, and a chance to explore opportunities for those who are curious. A resource sheet will be available to all attendees.


Nancy Najarian is a business energy professional with over 20 years’ experience working with U.S. companies of all sizes to initiate, design, and manage publicly funded projects in the U.S. and developing countries. In support of this work, she manages projects and technical teams, writes technical proposals to win multimillion contracts and grants, and gives presentations on renewable energy, energy efficiency, infrastructure, construction, resiliency and sustainability projects in the U.S. and worldwide. Ms. Najarian also works on policies and programs that support the transition to a clean energy economy, be they at the federal, state or local level. Based in Northern Virginia, Ms. Najarian is a member of AEE’s National Capital Chapter and Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL).

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