The U.S. Department of Energy recently allotted $7.8 million for 11 initiatives in California, Ohio, Illinois, Texas, Massachusetts and Colorado.

The initiative is called the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Technology-to-Market Program. Although the grant capital will be awarded to individual entities, the program also strives to create unified national leadership in overall energy advancements, according to a press release.

Each recipient will use funding through the Energy Department’s Innovative Pathways program, which aims to bring new energy technology to the public forefront.

Awardees include Activation Energy (Berkeley, California) ADL Ventures (San Francisco, California) Alpha Impact Investment Management Partners (AiiM) (Menlo Park, California) Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) Clean Energy Trust (Chicago, Illinois) The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) (Los Angeles, California) Pecan Street (Austin, Texas) Powerhouse Accelerator (Oakland, California) PRIME Coalition (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Rho AI (Highlands Ranch, Colorado).