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Ready to get started? Interested communities can apply for designation using the simple Online Application.

In the boxes to the right, you’ll find the application that best suits your community, including both online and paper applications. If you’re unsure how to get started, we recommend you request a consultation call.

Upon receipt of the application, the Designation Program Administrator (led by the International City/County Management Association) will conduct an assessment to determine which criteria the community currently meets based on previous efforts and which actions, if any, are still required before designation can be granted.

Communities committed to pursuing SolSmart designation will be eligible for no-cost technical assistance (“TA”) from the Technical Assistance Provider (led by The Solar Foundation) and its team of national solar and local government experts to help communities meet the criteria for designation.

Getting Started

Before you begin, we recommend reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions. Due to the comprehensiveness of the form, we also recommend printing and reviewing the SolSmart Program Guide which contains the same designation criteria information as the online form. Circulating it to your colleagues in relevant local government departments and collecting verification documents before beginning will make information easier to enter in fewer sittings, and may help to expedite the processing of your intake form.

Mailing the Paper Application

If you are using the paper application, send a copy of the completed application to each of the following addresses:

Scott Annis
International City/County Management Association
777 North Capitol St. NE, Ste. 500
Washington, DC 20002

Theresa Perry
The Solar Foundation
1110 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 930
Washington, DC 20005

Contact Us

If you hit a snag, contact us:

SolSmart Hotline: 202-962-3595

SolSmart Email: admin@solsmart.org