Energy, tech and energy-related startups can now apply to receive $100,000.00 in grant funding to bring their game-changing ideas to life and help solve some of the world’s most critical problems, including climate change.

The program, 35 Mules, is the first in-house innovation hub powered by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), a NextEra Energy company. The program provides entrepreneurs with funding and access to financial and marketing mentors, Fortune 200 executive coaching, advanced technology solutions, business services and world-class facilities.

Recently, 35 Mules opened applications for its next class of innovators to join the 12-18 month accelerator program in Juno Beach, Fla. Applications are currently available at 35Mules.com/apply, and close on Monday, Aug. 23.

Last year, six startups received a combined $8.53 million in grants propelling their businesses forward to develop energy technologies that support sustainability efforts across the U.S. One of those startups is Purivy, a UV sanitation system, who credits their involvement in the 35 Mules program for their success.

In 1925, an unlikely patchwork of enterprises was acquired to form Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), the precursor to NextEra Energy. They included an ice plant, a sponge fishing boat and exactly 35 mules.

Today, NextEra Energy is a world leader in clean energy.

The 35 Mules program includes:

• Access to leading subject-matter experts across FPL in renewables, solar, smart grid and more

• Leadership coaching from FPL and NextEra Energy Fortune 200 executives

• A non-dilutive cash grant of up to $100,000

• Dedicated, rent-free workspace with access to world-class facilities on campus for 12 to 18 months

Apply online at 35mules.com/apply.