possibilitylab@berkeley.edu

Abundance Accelerator
Request for Proposals:
Innovation in Housing & Energy Production

At the Possibility Lab’s Abundance Accelerator, we’re leveraging applied research and community-building to promote government policies that expand California’s capacity to sustainably supply essential resources, goods, and services. As part of this goal, we are seeking to support innovations in community engagement that facilitate fast and equitable production of housing and clean energy infrastructure— two areas our accelerator will focus on in the coming years. This request for proposals invites community organizations, academics, and city, county, and state agencies to think creatively about these issues and pilot tangible, impactful solutions.

We invite you to read this Housing RFP and this Energy RFP with further information below

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Informational Webinar

Please note that there are two options available and content for each webinar will be the same and will cover both the Housing and Energy RFPs. If you are unable to attend, webinar recordings will be available here.

Thursday, February 15 12-1pm watch reply below
Tuesday, February 20
12 - 1pm

Replay: Housing & Energy RFP Informational Webinar

Watch (or re-watch) our informational session held on February 15 outlining and answering questions about the RFPs and application process.

Frequently asked questions

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. If invited to submit a full proposal, applicants will be notified within 10 days of Letter of Intent submission. Full proposals will then be required within 30 days of notification.
We strongly encourage projects that include partnerships between community members, community-based organizations, local or state governments, tribes, and/or academic institutions. While we prefer projects located in California, we will review proposals for projects located elsewhere.

The Abundance Accelerator is an initiative of the Possibility Lab at the University of California. We are leveraging applied research and community-building to promote government policies that will expand California’s capacity to sustainably supply essential resources, goods, and services to every community. Together with a growing network of partners, we’re building a community of practice to design, pilot, and scale a fundamentals-first abundance policy agenda for the state of California. Read more here.

Grants from this RFP will be in the range of $20,000-$200,000.

If you have questions about this RFP or the application process, please contact us at possibilitylab@berkeley.edu

The period of performance of any projects resulting from this RFP has a required end date of no later than August 2026.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a brief (two-page maximum) Letter of Intent documenting:

  • Project objective(s) and brief context
  • Implementation plan and/or research methods, if relevant
  • Expected outcomes
  • Participating organizations and key team members
  • Requested funding amount and proposed period of performance
For more information

or assistance with this RFP, please contact us at possibilitylab@berkeley.edu