Morris, Minnesota has won a prize!
The Morris Model team was recently notified that they were among 67 winners in the first phase of the $6.7 million Energizing Rural Communities Prize. The competition was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and is focused on supporting innovative partnership and finance plans to help rural or remote communities develop clean energy demonstration projects.
The Morris Model will receive a $100,000 prize, in-kind-mentorship services, and eligibility to compete for another $200,000.
This prize, managed by DOE Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED), challenges individuals and organizations to develop partnership and financing strategies that support community-driven energy improvement projects in rural or remote communities. The Morris Model Partnership seeks to make Morris a model rural sustainable community through clean energy and community resilience.
The DOE has a nice logo to go with it.
Yep, that looks like us. Except you’d have to erase the mountains and hills, and paste in a lot more cornfields.