SURVEY How can HBCUs engage and implement sustainable solutions to the following challenges facing various regions and our country around (clean) energy concerns. 1. The new White House initiative known as Justice40; which is President Biden’s initiative to direct forty percent (40%) of the benefits of federal investments to disadvantaged communities, as their implications for state policymakers and the academic community. What role, programs, approaches would HBCUs suggest to make this initiative impactful for campuses and communities? 2. How could your HBCU provide and support research efforts on disparities in the U.S. energy economy? In using both quantitative and qualitative data and information analysis; specifically, how could the expertise of your university and its faculty and staff be informative for stakeholders such as state and federal resource agencies? 3. How could your HBCU (if not already) develop data-driven recommendations for state energy, economic development, and workforce development policies and programs. This would include engaging and implementing models of practice and creating academic programs structured around marketplace deliverables. 4. How could your HBCU catalyze joint action on energy sector workforce diversity? What actions could your institution engage with in cultivating relationships among state-level energy policy makers? Other energy related business? In addition, the implementation of new partnerships with minority-serving academic institutions? 5. How could your HBCU make a difference in addressing the energy concerns of various regions (ex.GA) around the US experiencing the large job loss (in the energy field) due to the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? 6. How could your HBCU catalyze innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems to nurture the next generation of clean energy technologies and ventures? What recommendations do you have for state and federal agencies to nurture said ecosystems near your community?