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EERE Funding Opportunity Announcements

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  DE-FOA-0002252 FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) 6/25/2020 05:00 PM ET 8/26/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002322 FY2020 AMO Critical Materials FOA: Next-Generation Technologies and Field Validation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) 6/25/2020 05:00 PM ET 8/11/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002349 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0002252 FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Multi-topic FOA Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002343 RFI: DOE Hydropower Program Research and Development Strategy and HydroWIRES Research Roadmap Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002328 Notice of Intent to Issue Federal Agency Call (FAC) No. DE-FOA-0002329 entitled “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2020” Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002258 Educational Materials for Professional Organizations Working on Efficiency and Renewable Energy Developments (EMPOWERED) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 5/12/2020 05:00 PM ET 7/8/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002236 Offshore Wind Energy Atmospheric Science and Project Development Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) 4/30/2020 05:00 PM ET 7/9/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002234 Marine Energy Foundational Research and Testing Infrastructure Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 5/11/2020 05:00 PM ET 7/7/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002291 Request for Information: Funding Opportunity Announcement 2206 "Connected Communities" Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002317 ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Indian Energy 7/1/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002245 Joint FY20 Bioenergy and Advanced Manufacturing FOA BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 4/29/2020 05:00 PM ET 7/2/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002283 Workforce Development in Emerging Fields Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Other - Functional 4/13/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-000L078 Vehicle Technologies Office AOP Lab Call 1 FY20 Lab Call (LC) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 3/27/2020 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002249 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002206 Connected Communities Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-TA2-0002243 Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program - Topic Area 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 3/9/2020 05:00 PM ET 3/16/2020 05:00 PM ET 6/18/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-TA8-0002243 Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program - Topic Area 8 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 4/9/2020 05:00 PM ET 6/18/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002243 Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 3/9/2020 05:00 PM ET 3/16/2020 05:00 PM ET 6/18/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002227 FY2020 Geothermal Wells of Opportunity (WOO) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 4/24/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002219 FY 2020 Geothermal Technologies Office Hydrothermal and Low Temperature Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 3/2/2020 05:00 PM ET 5/4/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002282 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002283 Workforce Development in Emerging Fields Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Other - Functional TBD
  DE-FOA-0002284 Request for Information: Prediction of Solar Variability for Better Grid Integration Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002197 FY20 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 2/21/2020 05:00 PM ET 4/28/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002203 FY20 Bioenergy Technologies Multi-Topic FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 3/5/2020 05:00 PM ET 5/14/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002229 Fiscal Year 2020 H2@Scale New Markets FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 2/25/2020 05:00 PM ET 5/4/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002256 NOI - Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002231 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002229 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002222 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002197 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002202 Notice of Intent: FY20 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002244 Notice of Intent: BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002182 Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles Integrated with Thermal Energy Storage Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002160 Building Technologies Request for Information: Lighting R&D Opportunities Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002165 Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002098 RFI - Engaging Governors to Advance State Energy Priorities Request for Information (RFI) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002157 Request for Information: Planning and Operation Models and Data Analytics for Solar Grid Integration Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002143 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) 8/29/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002123 Request for Information (RFI): Marine Sciences Laboratory Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001980 FY19 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) 6/20/2019 05:00 PM ET 9/12/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002029 FY19 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 6/3/2019 05:00 PM ET 7/22/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002099 Advanced Building Construction with Energy Efficient Technologies & Practices (ABC) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 6/10/2019 05:00 PM ET 8/12/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002090 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 5/21/2019 05:00 PM ET 7/15/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-000L071 Bioenergy Technologies Office FY20 AOP Lab Call Lab Call (LC) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 5/8/2019 08:00 PM ET 6/17/2019 08:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002117 Request for Information: Research and Development Opportunities for Innovations in Sensors and Controls for Building Energy Management Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002118 Request for Information: Research and Development Opportunities for Building Energy Modeling Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-LC-000L070 BTO: 2019 National Laboratory Call for Core and Competed Activities Lab Call (LC) Building Technologies (BTO) 5/10/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002080 Water Power Technologies Office 2019 Research Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 5/13/2019 05:00 PM ET 7/9/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002083 Subsurface Stress and Lost Circulation in Geothermal Drilling Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 4/26/2019 05:00 PM ET 6/7/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002071 Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Wind Energy Technologies Office Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) 4/29/2019 05:00 PM ET 7/1/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002064 Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2019 Funding Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 5/7/2019 05:00 PM ET 5/14/2019 05:00 PM ET 7/25/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001960 Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) 5/15/2019 05:00 PM ET 8/20/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002012 Network Director for the U.S. Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 4/25/2019 05:00 PM ET 6/7/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002096 Request for Information: Waves to Water Prize Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002008 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001960 entitled "Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing”.” Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002070 Efficient and Flexible Building Loads Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001905 Energy-Water Desalination Hub Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) 2/7/2019 05:00 PM ET 5/7/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002027 Request for Information: Technology Commercialization Fund Request for Information (RFI) Other - Functional 1/11/2019 12:00 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0001956 Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 8/23/2018 05:00 PM ET 11/13/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001945 Zonal Isolation for Manmade Geothermal Reservoirs Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 7/2/2018 05:00 PM ET 7/25/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001824 Building America Industry Partnerships and Research Priorities for High Performance Housing Innovation - 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 5/25/2018 05:00 PM ET 6/11/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001920 RFI: Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy and the Geosciences Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001880 Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 5/31/2018 05:00 PM ET 7/16/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001899 Critical Water Issues Prize Competition RFI Request for Information (RFI) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001869 Request for Information (RFI): Identifying Opportunities to Address Barriers for Lowering the Cost and Risk of Geothermal Drilling Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001669 REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: Supporting Clean Energy Startups: Industry and Investment Partnerships for Scaling Innovation Request for Information (RFI) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001672 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001573 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA Number DE-FOA-0001574, Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies 2016 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001422 NOI: Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001468 Notice of Intent SEP Comp FY16 for DE-FOA-0001415 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001421 RFI - Remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency Competition Request for Information (RFI) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001332 Request for Information: Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) Request for Information (RFI) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001284 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001271: Cleantech University Prize Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001266 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: SunShot Incubator Round 10, SolarMat Round 3, SunPath Round 2 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001253 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: State Energy Program 2015 Competitive Awards Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001203 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies, Fiscal Year 2015 Request for Information (RFI) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001070 RFI - Net Benefits and Costs of Distributed Solar Energy and Innovative Solar Deployment Models Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001001 EERE Commercialization Request for Information (RFI) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) TBD

DE-FOA-0002252: FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA

AMO supports innovative, advanced-manufacturing applied research and development (R&D) projects that focus on specific, high-impact manufacturing technology and process challenges. AMO invests in foundational, energy-related, advanced-manufacturing processes (where energy costs are a determinant of competitive manufacturing) and broadly applicable platform technologies (the enabling base upon which other systems and applications can be developed). The competitively selected projects from this FOA will focus on developing next-generation manufacturing material, information, and process technologies that improve energy efficiency in energy-intensive and energy-dependent processes, and facilitate the transition of emerging, cost-competitive energy technologies to domestic production.

AMO’s vision and mission, as well as the strategic goals, targets, and metrics for key technology focus areas, are described in the Draft AMO Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) available at: https://www.energy.gov/eere/amo/downloads/advanced-manufacturing-office-amo-multi-year-program-plan-fiscal-years-2017. AMO’s strategic goals supported by this FOA are to:

  • Improve the productivity and energy efficiency of U.S. manufacturing
  • Reduce lifecycle energy and resource impacts of manufactured goods
  • Leverage diverse domestic energy resources in U.S. manufacturing, while strengthening environmental stewardship
  • Transition DOE supported innovative technologies and practices into U.S. manufacturing capabilities
  • Strengthen and advance the U.S. manufacturing workforce

This FOA integrates identified research opportunities across AMO into a single funding opportunity. AMO intends to fund high-impact, early- to mid-stage applied research through this FOA. Topics are organized in 3 main topic areas, as described below, with subtopics in each area.

Topic 1: Efficiency Improvements in Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Subtopic 1.1: Innovative Iron and Steelmaking Processes

Subtopic 1.2: Enhanced Efficiency of Drying Processes

Subtopic 1.3: Machine Learning to Increase Efficiencies in the Manufacturing of Large-Scale, High-Rate Aerostructures

Subtopic 1.4: Integrated Additive Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Wind Blade Production

Subtopic 1.5: Reducing Cost of Production of Ceramic Matrix Composites Used in High Temperature Applications

Topic 2: Efficiency Improvements in Chemical Manufacturing

Subtopic 2.1: Advanced Chemical Manufacturing R&D

Subtopic 2.2: Dynamic Catalyst Science with Data Analytics

Topic 3: Connected, Flexible, and Efficient Manufacturing Facilities, Products, and Energy Systems

Subtopic 3.1: Integrating Carbon Capture and Utilization into Industrial Processes

Subtopic 3.2: Flexible CHP Demonstration in a District Energy System Integrated with a Renewably-Fueled Municipal Generating Station

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0002252 AMO 2020 FAQ Log at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov . The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist applicants in resolving issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in late submissions: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties so severe that they are unable to submit their application by the deadline, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist the applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing submission on behalf of and with the applicant’s concurrence). Please note, network traffic is at its heaviest during the final hours and minutes prior to submittal deadline. Applicants who experience this during the final hours or minutes and are unsuccessful in uploading documents will not be able to use this process.

Documents

  • FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA-0002252 (Last Updated: 5/19/2020 04:42 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002252 AMO 2020 FAQ (Last Updated: 5/19/2020 04:46 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 5/13/2020 04:12 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Form (Last Updated: 5/13/2020 04:13 PM ET)
  • SF LLL (Last Updated: 5/13/2020 04:13 PM ET)
  • SF 424 (Last Updated: 5/13/2020 04:14 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/25/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/26/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/23/2020 5:00 PM ET – 9/28/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002322: FY2020 AMO Critical Materials FOA: Next-Generation Technologies and Field Validation

MODIFICATION 0002: The purposes of this modification are to clarify:

(1) the definition of "raw materials" under this FOA on page 11:

"For the purposes of all topics in the FOA, "raw materials" refer to materials or minerals extracted from the natural environment and any associated waste streams, but do NOT include end-of-life products."; and

(2) which materials (raw materials vs. end-of-life products) are of interest for separation and processing under Topic 1 Area of Interest 2 on page 15:

Topic 1, Area of Interest 2, seeks projects to improve industrial beneficiation (froth flotation, magnetic separation, or gravity flotation), separation (solvent extraction) and/or processing (molten salt electrolysis and metallothermic reduction) of REEs. In addition to the Topic 1, Area of Interest 2, specific requirements below, improvements to REE separation and processing should be able to handle flexible feedstocks (Figure 3). Of particular interest are technologies that can handle both raw materials and end-of-life products. Proposed technologies cannot solely target end-of-life products, or propose end-of-life products as the material choice for demonstration of the proposed technology.

Battery Critical Materials

For Topic 1 Area of Interest 2, proposed improvements to separation and processing of cobalt, lithium, manganese, and synthetic graphite may include the ability to handle flexible feedstocks, i.e. technologies that can handle both raw materials.

MODIFICATION 0001: The purpose of this modification is to add general authorities that were transferred from the U.S. Bureau of Mines to the Department of Energy, on page 8 of the FOA:

“In addition, the Department of Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1996 generally supports DOE research and development activities related to extraction, separation, and processing technologies. When the United States Bureau of Mines (BoM) was closed in 1996, Congress transferred certain BoM functions to DOE including research of the extraction, processing, use and disposal of mineral substances, and functions pertaining to mineral reclamation industries and the development of methods for the disposal, control, prevention, and reclamation of mineral waste products. See Pub. L. No. 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321-167 (1996).”

ORIGINAL ANNOUNCMENT:

Through this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks to address gaps in domestic supply chains for key critical materials for clean energy technologies to:

- Enable domestic manufacturing of high energy efficiency and high energy density clean energy technologies;

- Diversify the domestic supply of critical materials; and

- Validate and demonstrate domestic innovative technologies to support the transition to U.S. manufacturing.

This will be accomplished through development of alternative next-generation technologies and field validation and demonstration of technologies that improve extraction, separation and processing. Key critical materials for energy technologies as defined in this FOA include: rare earth elements: neodymium (Nd), praseodymium (Pr), dysprosium (Dy), terbium (Tb), and samarium (Sm) used in permanent magnets for electric vehicle motors, wind turbine generators and high temperature applications; cobalt (Co) used in batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) and grid storage and high temperature permanent magnets; and lithium (Li), manganese (Mn) and natural graphite used in batteries (see table below).This FOA seeks to leverage the technology and capabilities developed at the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), an Energy Innovation Hub led by Ames Laboratory and managed by DOE.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0002322 AMO 2020 FAQ Log at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist applicants in resolving issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in late submissions: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties so severe that they are unable to submit their application by the deadline, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist the applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing submission on behalf of and with the applicant’s concurrence). Please note, network traffic is at its heaviest during the final hours and minutes prior to submittal deadline. Applicants who experience this during the final hours or minutes and are unsuccessful in uploading documents will not be able to use this process.


Documents

  • MODIFICATION 0002: DE-FOA-0002322 FY2020 AMO Critical Materials FOA (Last Updated: 5/22/2020 10:31 AM ET)
  • FOA 2322 Q&As (Last Updated: 5/26/2020 04:43 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 5/8/2020 03:01 PM ET)
  • SF-424: Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 5/8/2020 03:01 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 5/8/2020 03:01 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 5/8/2020 03:02 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/25/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/11/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/11/2020 5:00 PM ET – 9/16/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002349: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0002252 FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Multi-topic FOA

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Multi-topic FOA”.

This FOA supports the achievement of AMO’s goals of enhanced productivity through innovation by focusing in three main areas: 1) next-generation manufacturing for advancing process technologies that improve energy efficiency in energy intensive and energy dependent processes; 2) modular, hybrid, and/or catalytic processes to improve energy efficiency in chemical manufacturing; and 3) connected, flexible, and efficient manufacturing facilities, products and energy systems. The FOA integrates identified research opportunities across AMO into a single funding opportunity and is intended to fund high-impact, applied research and development projects.

THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT (NOI) ONLY. This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different from the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all.

EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. EERE plans to issue the FOA in mid-May, 2020 via theEERE Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.

Please review the full Notice of Intent, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.


Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_to_issue_Funding_Opportunity_Announcement_DE-FOA-0002252_entitled_FY20_Advance_Manufacturing_Multi-Topic_FOA (Last Updated: 4/28/2020 12:08 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002343: RFI: DOE Hydropower Program Research and Development Strategy and HydroWIRES Research Roadmap

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on how to improve framing of issues and potential appropriate government roles in addressing them, so that the DOE hydropower strategy and HydroWIRES research can be most impactful for the nation. This is solely a Request for Information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WPTORFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on June 24, 2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. Only electronic responses will be accepted. 

This is a Request for Information only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives.


Documents

  • RFI DE-FOA-0002343 Hydro Strategy HW Roadmap (Last Updated: 4/24/2020 12:56 PM ET)
  • HydroWIRES Initiative Research Roadmap (Last Updated: 4/24/2020 08:37 AM ET)
  • DOE Hydropower Program R&D Strategy (Last Updated: 4/24/2020 08:37 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002328: Notice of Intent to Issue Federal Agency Call (FAC) No. DE-FOA-0002329 entitled “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2020”

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), a Federal Agency Call (FAC) entitled “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2020”.

The AFFECT 2020 FAC will provide direct funding to Federal agencies for the development of projects using energy performance contracts. Submitted projects must address one or more of the Areas of Interest identified in the full text of the NOI, and utilize and present a plan for (a) replication across the agencies’ enterprises and/or (b) case study development for replication across applicable U.S. Government sites.

Using the authority provided in 42 U.S.C. §8256(b), funding under the AFFECT 2020 FAC will help Federal agencies advance the energy efficiency, resilience, and security of their operations. The FAC will competitively select agency projects that leverage performance contracting to enhance Federal agency goals at critical sites, as well as address the issue of aging infrastructure and deferred maintenance and repairs.

Please see the full text of the Notice of Intent in the Documents section below.

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This notice of intent (NOI) is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FAC in the near term. All of the information contained in this NOI is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this NOI. Once the FAC has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential applicants to submit questions.

EERE plans to issue the FAC in the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2020 via the EERE Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. When the FAC is released, applications will be accepted only through EERE Exchange.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002328 Notice of Intent (NOI) AFFECT 2020 (Last Updated: 4/9/2020 03:47 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002258: Educational Materials for Professional Organizations Working on Efficiency and Renewable Energy Developments (EMPOWERED)

Modification 00001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00001 are highlighted in yellow.

The Educational Materials for Professional Organizations Working on Efficiency and Renewable Energy Developments (EMPOWERED) funding program is a collaborative effort across EERE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), and Building Technologies Office (BTO), to provide professionals with educational materials and training resources in fields newly interacting with distributed energy resources (DER). In this program, DER includes distributed solar, like on homes and businesses, as well as efficient building technologies and sustainable transportation technologies, such as electric vehicles.

The goal of this program is to create resources that will help those on the front lines of DER adoption—like first responders, safety officials, and building managers and owners—keep up with these rapidly emerging and advancing technologies. These professionals are at the forefront of America’s energy transition and play a role in easing adoption, ensuring safety, and reducing installation costs. Because of this, the participating EERE offices see these professionals as key to enabling understanding and acceptance of new energy technologies.

SETO, BTO, and VTO seek applicants that will create and integrate education and training materials for professionals who have significant involvement and authority over implementing solar, building, or vehicle technologies on the distribution system but who do not work primarily with these technologies. Those technologies include but are not limited to DER—like PV systems, building efficiency technologies, energy storage systems, AFV, EV—and EV infrastructure.

There was an informational webinar held on April 16, 2020 at 1pm EST. The slides and script are available below.

All questions regarding the content of this FOA should be submitted to Empowered-Workforce@ee.doe.gov.


Documents

  • Educational Materials for Professional Organizations Working on Efficiency and Renewable Energy Developments (EMPOWERED) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Document Mod 000001 (Last Updated: 4/30/2020 05:16 PM ET)
  • Empowered FOA Questions and Answers (Last Updated: 5/27/2020 05:56 PM ET)
  • EMPOWERED FOA Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 4/16/2020 04:44 PM ET)
  • EMPOWERED FOA Webinar Script (Last Updated: 4/16/2020 04:44 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) Template (Last Updated: 4/2/2020 06:32 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Template (Last Updated: 3/18/2020 09:57 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/18/2020 10:15 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/12/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/8/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002236: Offshore Wind Energy Atmospheric Science and Project Development

The Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is within the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). EERE advances America’s leadership in science and technology through early-stage research and development in sustainable transportation, renewable power, and energy efficiency.

WETO enables growth and U.S. competitiveness in the domestic wind industry by supporting early-stage research on technologies that enhance energy affordability, reliability, and resilience and strengthen U.S. energy security, economic growth, and environmental quality. More information is available at www.energy.gov/eere/wind.

WETO works with DOE National Laboratories, industry, universities, and other federal agencies to conduct research and development activities through competitively selected, directly funded, and cost-shared projects. WETO’s efforts target land-based utility-scale, offshore, and distributed wind power to fully support a national clean energy economy.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002236 entitled “Offshore Wind Atmospheric Science and Project Development.”

This FOA has Two Topic Areas

Topic Area 1: The overall goal of this Topic Area is to provide funding for a project that will improve wind resource modeling and predictions in offshore wind energy development areas. Using lessons-learned and information gained during the previous program work in complex-terrain wind resource modeling and prediction, this Topic Area will focus on improving wind resource model physics for foundational wind forecasts and other applications in offshore wind energy development areas.

Topic Area 2: The overall goal of this Topic Area is to provide funding for a project(s) that will enable demonstration of a novel technology and/or methodology that will advance the state-of-the-art of offshore wind energy in the United States. The proposed project must either implement an innovative technology at engineering/pilot or full-scale, and/or employ a novel methodology that has yet to be utilized commercially in the United States for offshore wind.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0002236 FAQ Log link below.

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants. Applicants are encouraged to submit Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the related Submission Deadline. For this FOA, Applicants must submit a Concept Paper by the stated deadline in order to be eligible to submit a Full Application.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.



Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002236 OSW Demo & Resource Science FOA Document (Last Updated: 3/31/2020 04:45 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002236 Q&A Log (updated 05/26/2020). (Last Updated: 5/26/2020 03:21 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • ***UPDATED May 22, 2020 Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) Template*** (Last Updated: 5/22/2020 07:00 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 Budget Justification Form with 5 Budget Periods. Only complete the number of Budget Periods required for your project. For example, a project with 4 Budget Periods would leave information for Budget Period 5 empty. (Last Updated: 3/27/2020 05:29 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (PDF Version) (Last Updated: 3/27/2020 05:29 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 3/27/2020 05:30 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobby Activities (SF-LLL) Form (Last Updated: 3/27/2020 05:30 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/30/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/9/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/3/2020 5:00 PM ET – 8/7/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002234: Marine Energy Foundational Research and Testing Infrastructure

Modification 0001 has been made to this FOA to correct information on estimated funding for Topic Area 3 on page 25.

The Office of EnergyEfficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled "Marine Energy Foundational Research and Testing Infrastructure." This FOA addresses priorities in the following Topic Areas:

Topic Area 1: Foundational Research and Development (R&D)

Topic Area 2: Atlantic Marine Energy Center (AMEC)

Topic Area 3: Foundational Research Network Facilitator (FRNF)

Topic Area 4: Current Energy Technology Testing Infrastructure

Please carefully review the complete FOA, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&A can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants. Applicants are encouraged to submit Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the related Submission Deadline. For this FOA, Applicants must submit a Concept Paper by the stated deadline in order to be eligible to submit a Full Application.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.

Informational Webinar:

A pre-recorded informational webinar is available to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants. Please see the link below to access this webinar information:

https://youtu.be/W4Ah2eOFUGo

A PowerPoint version of the webinar can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Documents

  • Applicant Webinar Presentation FOA 2234 (Last Updated: 4/16/2020 12:54 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002234_Mod 0001 (Last Updated: 5/5/2020 02:51 PM ET)
  • Q&A FOA 2234 5_27_20 (Last Updated: 5/27/2020 02:54 PM ET)
  • TA1 Teaming Partner List 5-8-20 (Last Updated: 5/8/2020 08:32 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 3/30/2020 04:52 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application (Last Updated: 2/24/2020 11:55 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 2/24/2020 11:55 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/24/2020 11:56 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/11/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/7/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/13/2020 5:00 PM ET – 8/19/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002291: Request for Information: Funding Opportunity Announcement 2206 "Connected Communities"

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from utilities, industry, academia, EV service providers, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings in Connected Communities. EERE is specifically interested in information on the draft Connected Communities FOA goals and design. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to CCPilotsRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on May 12, 2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

  • Request_for_Information_Funding_Opportunity_Announcement_2206_Connected_Communities (Last Updated: 3/26/2020 07:23 PM ET)
  • Connected_Communities_RFI_Webinar_Slides_Final (Last Updated: 4/3/2020 10:37 AM ET)
  • CC_Teaming_List_Responses (Last Updated: 5/27/2020 06:41 PM ET)
  • BTO_CC_RFI_2020_Q&A_Log (Last Updated: 5/6/2020 12:50 PM ET)
  • LBNL_as_Coordinator_Selection_Slide (Last Updated: 4/21/2020 10:11 AM ET)
  • May_4_Connected_Communities_Spotlight_on_Reynolds_Landing (Last Updated: 5/7/2020 04:04 PM ET)
  • Connected-Communities-RFI-webinar-transcript-4-2020 (Last Updated: 5/15/2020 01:29 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002317: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2020

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is consistent with the principles of tribal sovereignty and self-determination, and with an all of-the-above energy strategy that recognizes the breadth of energy resources on Tribal Lands, and each Tribe’s right to use them as they see fit. Projects sought under this FOA are fuel and technology neutral. Specifically, DOE’s Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations to:

(1) Install energy generating system(s) and energy efficiency measure(s) for Tribal Building(s) (Topic Area 1); or,
(2) Deploy community-scale energy generating system(s) or energy storage on Tribal Lands (Topic Area 2); or,
(3) Install integrated energy system(s) for autonomous operation (independent of the traditional centralized electric power grid) to power a single or multiple essential tribal facilities during emergency situations or for tribal community resilience (Topic Area 3); or,
(4) Deploy energy infrastructure and integrated energy system(s) to electrify Tribal Buildings (Topic Area 4).

The intended results of the 50% cost-shared projects selected under this FOA are to reduce or stabilize energy costs and increase energy security and resiliency for Indian Tribes and tribal members.

DOE expects to make approximately $10 million to $15 million of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on Congressional appropriations. DOE anticipates making approximately 6 to 12 awards under this FOA. DOE may issue awards in one, multiple, or none of the topic areas.

Modification 0001

All modifications to the Funding Opportunity Announcement are highlighted in yellow in the body of the FOA. Modification 0001 included the following:

1. Section I.B. (Topic Area 2.a.) – Deleted reference “no less than three (3) buildings” as there is no specific minimum, other than a substantial number of buildings (page 21)

2. Section I.B. (Topic Area 2.b.) – Deleted reference “no less than three (3) buildings” as there is no specific minimum, other than a substantial number of buildings (page 23)

3. Section I.B. (Topic Area 3.b.) – Deleted reference “no less than three (3) essential tribal facilities” as there is no specific minimum, other than a substantial number of essential tribal facilities (page 26)

4. Section I.B. (Topic Area 4) – Deleted reference “no less than three (3) buildings” as there is no specific minimum, other than a substantial number of Tribal Buildings (page 28)

Other Exchange Information:

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will be automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines.

Should Applicants experience problems with Exchange, the following information may be helpful:

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline (in the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission), the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov) will assist Applicants in resolving issues. However, those Applicants who are unable to submit their applications because they are submitting them at the last minute, when network traffic is at its heaviest, will not be able to seek assistance from the EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system.

Informational Webinar:
An informational webinar was held on April 7, 2020 to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants. In addition to describing the FOA in detail, information was provided on who is eligible to apply, what an application needs to include, cost share and other requirements, how to ask questions, and how applications will be selected for funding. If you were unable to attend the webinar, please see the link below:

https://www.energy.gov/indianenergy/downloads/energy-technology-deployment-tribal-lands-2020-foa-webinar 


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002317 Mod0001 (Last Updated: 4/9/2020 10:42 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Application for Financial Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 10:55 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 10:57 AM ET)
  • Workplan Template (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 10:59 AM ET)
  • Project Metrics Data File (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 11:00 AM ET)
  • Options Analysis Template (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 11:01 AM ET)
  • Eligibility Statements and Evidence (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 11:02 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (IE 335) (Last Updated: 3/19/2020 03:53 PM ET)
  • Subrecipient Budget Justification Workbook (IE 335) (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 11:05 AM ET)
  • Budget Support Template (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 11:06 AM ET)
  • Registration Certifications (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 11:07 AM ET)
  • SFLLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 11:08 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/1/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002245: Joint FY20 Bioenergy and Advanced Manufacturing FOA BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment

Amendment 000001 - At EERE, we understand that due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of us have had to make adjustments to our business operations and practices in order to safeguard the health and safety of our communities. Due to the extraordinary circumstances in which we now find ourselves, EERE is issuing an extension of 14 calendar days to respond to FOA DE-FOA-0002245. The due date for Concept Papers for this FOA is now 04/29/2020. The due date for Full Applications for this FOA is now 07/02/2020.

All questions and answers related to this FOA will be posted on EERE Exchange at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Please note that you must first select this specific FOA Number in order to view the questions and answers specific to this FOA.

Thank you, applicants, for your continued efforts during this uncertain time.

We hope that you and your loved ones are well and we look forward to hearing from you.


In November 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Plastics Innovation Challenge, a comprehensive program to accelerate innovations in energy-efficient plastics recycling technologies. This FOA will support high-impact R&D for plastics by developing new plastics that are capable of efficient recyclability and improving recycling strategies that can break existing plastics into chemical building blocks that can be used to make higher-value products.

DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) develops technologies that convert domestic biomass and waste resources into fuels, products, and power to enable affordable energy, economic growth, and innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production. DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) develops technologies that drive energy productivity improvements in the U.S. manufacturing sector, efficiently utilize abundant and available domestic energy resources, and support the manufacture of clean energy products with benefits extending across the economy. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support high-impact technology research and development (R&D) to enable the development of technologies that overcome the challenges associated with plastic waste.

Topic Areas include:

1) Highly Recyclable or Biodegradable Plastics: develop new plastics that have improved performance attributes over a comparable existing plastic that can be cost-effectively recycled or biodegrade completely in the environment or in compost facilities.

2) Novel Methods for Deconstructing and Upcycling Existing Plastics: generate energy efficient recycling technologies (mechanical, chemical, or biological) that are capable of breaking plastic streams into intermediates which can be upgraded into higher value products.

3) BOTTLE Consortium Collaborations to Tackle Challenges in Plastic Waste: create collaborations with the Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment (BOTTLE) Laboratory Consortium to further the long-term goals of the Consortium and the Plastics Innovation Challenge.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of, and with the Applicant's concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance; and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.

Please see the full FOA in the DOCUMENTS section below.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002245 Joint FY20 Bioenergy and Advanced Manufacturing FOA BOTTLE Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment 000001 (Last Updated: 4/1/2020 03:25 PM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A_Questions_&_Answers_Related_to_the_Content_of_this_FOA_2245 (Last Updated: 4/29/2020 03:47 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 3/11/2020 03:48 PM ET)
  • EERE T 540.132 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 1/6/2020 01:45 PM ET)
  • SF LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/6/2020 01:45 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540-131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 3/11/2020 02:44 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/29/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/2/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/12/2020 5:00 PM ET – 8/14/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002283: Workforce Development in Emerging Fields

The purposes of this Modification 0001 are to:

1. Update Section III. Eligibility Information on Page 10, to include a definition of elements that must be present in qualifying existing joint graduate education program; and,


2. Update Section IV.B.iii. DOE National Laboratory Commitment Letter, on Page 24.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002283 entitled “Workforce Development in Emerging Fields.”
Workforce development in emerging technical fields is a critical issue for the United States. The Federal government has a key role to play in helping develop models and frameworks to provide interdisciplinary depth and to speed the training in important fields. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) roadmap, “Charting a Course for Success: American’s Strategy for STEM Education,”
points to four pathways representing a cross-cutting set of approaches to accomplish science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education goals, among which is the preparation of the STEM workforce for the future:
• Develop and Enrich Strategic Partnerships
• Engage Students where Disciplines Converge
• Build Computations Literacy
• Operate with Transparency and Accountability

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in particular is interested in these issues as they pertain to relevant training for emerging technologies in the renewable power, sustainable transportation, and energy efficiency sectors, along with the fundamental science and engineering that feed into them. Many students and recent graduates lack accurate knowledge about careers relevant to these technology sectors, how to gain relevant skills for employment, or the positive impacts these jobs have on quality of life. A cutting-edge joint program can help fill this gap.

This FOA seeks to fund a land-grant university to pursue leading-edge interdisciplinary research that promotes workforce development in emerging fields within EERE-related disciplines and technologies, by supporting a coordinated expansion of existing joint graduate education programs with DOE National Laboratories to prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0002283 Workforce Development 2020 FAQ Log at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist applicants in resolving issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in late submissions: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties so severe that they are unable to submit their application by the deadline, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist the applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing submission on behalf of and with the applicant’s concurrence). Please note, network traffic is at its heaviest during the final hours and minutes prior to submittal deadline. Applicants who experience this during the final hours or minutes and are unsuccessful in uploading documents will not be able to use this process.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002283: Workforce Development in Emerging Fields MODIFICATION 0001 (Last Updated: 3/27/2020 02:10 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002283 Workforce Development 2020 FAQ Log as of 4/6/2020 (Last Updated: 4/6/2020 02:20 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives, SOPO (Last Updated: 2/27/2020 04:51 PM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 2/27/2020 04:49 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (5 BPs) (Last Updated: 2/27/2020 04:51 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/27/2020 04:54 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 3/3/2020 12:26 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/13/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-LC-000L078: Vehicle Technologies Office AOP Lab Call 1 FY20

EERE National Laboratory Guiding Principles require all offices to pursue a merit review of direct-funded national laboratory work. In line with these Principles, the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) is issuing this lab call for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020). VTO will award only a portion of its total planned FY 2020 lab funding through this lab call process. Labs are also selected through the standard Financial Opportunity Announcement (FOA) process and are not restricted from applying to any FOAs.

Some labs also have continuing multi-year projects that have already gone through the merit review process. These will continue to be reviewed through the annual peer review process and labs should work with VTO project and program managers to ensure that ongoing projects are appropriately included in the AOPs to meet AOP deadlines. This lab call will only pertain to the new AOIs below.

Summary of AOIs

AOI 1: SMART Mobility Lab Consortium

  • AOI 1A: Tools: Improving and refining existing Modeling Workflow capabilities
  • AOI 1B: Tools: Adding new capabilities and tools to the Modeling Workflow
  • AOI 1C: Mobility Data and Research

AOI 2: Composite Materials and Structures R&D

AOI 3: Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck R&D

Documents

  • FY2020_VTO_Lab_Call_1 (Last Updated: 2/24/2020 08:20 AM ET)
  • FY20_VTO_LabCall_1_FAQs (Last Updated: 3/27/2020 12:19 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/27/2020 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002249: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002206 Connected Communities

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office (BTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Connected Communities.” The goal of this planned FOA would be to demonstrate the ability of efficient buildings to interact with the grid to provide demand flexibility. This includes the ability to shift and modulate load in both existing and new communities across diverse climates, geography, building types and grid/regulatory structures, while maintaining (if not enhancing) occupant satisfaction and productivity. This builds on BTO’s current Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB) work. Improving the energy efficiency and demand flexibility of buildings alleviates pressure on the electric grid and extends our energy resources.

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Buildings Technologies Office, on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a FOA titled, Connected Communities. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange August 2020.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002206 Connected Communities (Last Updated: 2/13/2020 12:26 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-TA2-0002243: Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program - Topic Area 2

FY20 SETO FOA Topic Area 2 Applicants ONLY

Modification 00003 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00003 are highlighted in blue.


Modification 00002 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00002 are highlighted in green.

Modification 00001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00001 are highlighted in yellow

Topic Area 2: Integrated Thermal Energy STorage and Brayton Cycle (Integrated TESTBED)
Research in this topic area will work to move lab-scale supercritical CO2 (sCO2) Brayton power cycles closer to commercial production by designing and demonstrating the integration of these cycles with thermal energy storage (TES).


Teaming Lists associated with this FOA can be found on the main FOA page https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/default.aspx#FoaIdc8e280d2-b7bf-4138-810b-cad9ba1541ac.

Questions and Answers related to this FOA can be found on the main FOA page https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/default.aspx#FoaIdc8e280d2-b7bf-4138-810b-cad9ba1541ac.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-002243 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program (Last Updated: 5/22/2020 11:38 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 3/9/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/16/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/18/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/24/2020 12:00 PM ET – 7/29/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-TA8-0002243: Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program - Topic Area 8

Modification 00003 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00003 are highlighted in blue.

Modification 00002 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00002 are highlighted in green.

Modification 00001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00001 are highlighted in yellow

Topic Area 8: Small Innovative Projects in Solar (SIPS): PV and CSP
Projects in this topic area will focus on innovative and novel ideas in photovoltaics and concentrating solar-thermal power that are riskier than research ideas based on established technologies.

Submission Note:

PV SIPS applications must be submitted under Topic Area 8.1.

CSP SIPS applications must be submitted under Topic Area 8.2

Teaming Lists associated with this FOA can be found on the main FOA page https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/default.aspx#FoaIdc8e280d2-b7bf-4138-810b-cad9ba1541ac.

Questions and Answers related to this FOA can be found on the main FOA page https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/default.aspx#FoaIdc8e280d2-b7bf-4138-810b-cad9ba1541ac.



Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002243 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program (Last Updated: 5/22/2020 11:39 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 02:04 PM ET)
  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 02:04 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 02:07 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (3 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 02:07 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 02:08 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 4/9/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/18/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/24/2020 12:00 PM ET – 7/29/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002243: Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program

Modification 00003 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00003 are highlighted in blue.

Modification 00002 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00002 are highlighted in green.

Modification 00001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00001 are highlighted in yellow

The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) works across the solar energy technology spectrum with the goal of improving the affordability, reliability, and performance of solar technologies on the grid. Ensuring that more Americans can benefit from the declining costs of solar is one of SETO's primary goals, which support early-stage research, development, and demonstration of solar technologies. Achieving SETO's priorities across the solar energy technology landscape requires sustained, multifaceted innovation. With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the office intends to fund high-impact, early-stage research in the following areas:

Topic Area 1: Photovoltaics Hardware Research

*Topic Area 2: Integrated Thermal Energy STorage and Brayton Cycle (Integrated TESTBED) (Applications must be submitted under DE-TA2-0002243.)

Topic Area 3: Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies 3 (SEEDS 3)

Topic Area 4: SETO Incubator Tier 2: Innovation in Manufacturing

Topic Area 5: Systems Integration

Topic Area 6: Agricultural Solar: Opportunities, Innovative Models, and Novel System Designs

Topic Area 7: Artificial Intelligence Applications in Solar Energy with Emphasis on Machine Learning

*Topic Area 8: Small Innovative Projects in Solar (SIPS): PV and CSP (Applications must be submitted under DE-TA8-0002243.)

Informational webinars:

February 12, 2020, at 2 PM Eastern Standard Time / 12 PM Mountain Standard Time

The recording, transcript, and slides from February 12th's FOA webinar are now available for download at the following site: https://www.energy.gov/eere/solar/funding-opportunity-announcement-solar-energy-technologies-office-fiscal-year-2020

Documents

  • Teaming Partner List Instructions (Last Updated: 1/30/2020 03:17 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002243 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program (Last Updated: 5/22/2020 11:35 AM ET)
  • Questions and Answers related to the content of this FOA. (Last Updated: 5/20/2020 05:51 PM ET)
  • SETO Teaming Partner List Updated 5-14-20 (Last Updated: 5/14/2020 09:54 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 4/29/2020 03:14 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 01:00 PM ET)
  • EERE Form Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 01:00 PM ET)
  • EERE Form Budget Justification (3 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 01:01 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 01:02 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 3/9/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/16/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/18/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/24/2020 12:00 PM ET – 7/29/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002227: FY2020 Geothermal Wells of Opportunity (WOO)

ATTENTION: Modification (0001) to FOA has been uploaded to Documents section below. Numerous updates including an extended Full Application Due Date are included. Please review.


Through the Wells of Opportunity (WOO) FOA, EERE's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is soliciting well owners or operators with “idle” wells that are willing to partner with DOE to advance and test EGS technologies in-situ. Due to the criticality of the technology prototyping and methodology testing phase of research and development in the innovation pipeline, this FOA focuses on active field testing, where the Federal government takes on the associated high cost and risks.

Topic Area 1 – Pilot (FORGE Test Wells): The objective of this initiative is to select, prepare, permit, and repair idle wells for early-stage FORGE technology and methodology testing prior to or in lieu of testing in the FORGE Utah wells. These wells will be closely linked to the FORGE effort, contributing to the overall goals and mission of the FORGE initiative by enabling higher-risk technology testing.

Topic Area 2– Amplify (EGS Near-Field RD&D): This field validation effort will culminate in new power production, adding to the economic viability of these existing geothermal fields and illustrating that near-field EGS can be successfully deployed now and that low permeability/unproductive wells near existing hydrothermal fields can be turned into valuable assets using EGS techniques.

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&A can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered. Please include the Topic Area(s) with the question.

To apply to this FOA, Applicants must register with and submit application materials through EERE Exchange (this website), EERE’s online application portal.

The Exchange system enforces hard deadlines for Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov. Applicants are responsible for meeting each submission deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the submission deadline.


ATTENTION: Modification (0001) to FOA has been uploaded to Documents section below. Numerous updates including an extended Full Application Due Date are included. Please review.

Documents

  • Wells_Of_Opportunity_(WOO)_Funding_Opportunity_Announcement_(FOA)_DE-FOA-0002227_MOD_0001 (Last Updated: 3/23/2020 06:16 PM ET)
  • Question_&_Answer_Spreadsheet_WOOFOA_4-30-2020 (Last Updated: 4/30/2020 04:41 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_1_WOO_with_audio_Part_1 (Last Updated: 2/25/2020 05:32 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_1_WOO_with_audio_Part_2 (Last Updated: 2/25/2020 05:34 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_1_WOO_with_audio_Part_3 (Last Updated: 2/25/2020 05:41 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_1_WOO_with_audio_Part_4 (Last Updated: 2/25/2020 05:42 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • EERE_303_-_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 12:59 AM ET)
  • EERE_335_-_Budget_Justification_Workbook (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 01:05 AM ET)
  • SF-424_-_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 05:28 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 05:28 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 05:27 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/24/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/27/2020 2:20 AM ET – 6/1/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002219: FY 2020 Geothermal Technologies Office Hydrothermal and Low Temperature Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement

At EERE, we understand that due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of us have had to make adjustments to our business operations and practices in order to safeguard the health and safety of our communities. Due to the extraordinary circumstances in which we now find ourselves, EERE is issuing an extension of 26 calendar days to respond to this FOA. The Full Application due date for this FOA is now May 4, 2020 5:00pm ET.

Thank you, applicants, for your continued efforts during this uncertain time.

We hope that you and your loved ones are well and we look forward to hearing from you.

The FOA has been modified as follows:

  1. Updated Submission Deadline for Full Applications and Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments.
  2. Updated Section II.A.i “Estimated Funding” to state one or more awards may be issued under Topic 1.

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The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), supports early-stage research and development (R&D) to strengthen the body of knowledge upon which industry can accelerate the development and deployment of innovative geothermal energy technologies.

GTO works to develop technologies to drive down the costs and risks of geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is a domestic energy resource from the heat of the earth, which represents a reliable, secure, clean, and nearly inexhaustible energy source.

This multi-topic funding opportunity aims to drive down costs and risks associated with the discovery of hidden geothermal systems in the Basin & Range region of the U.S., and to enhance energy system resilience through the utilization of Reservoir Thermal Energy Storage (RTES), Deep Direct-Use (DDU) and other geothermal direct use applications on university campuses, military installations, hospital complexes, and other large energy end-uses across the U.S.

The topic areas will be:

Topic Area 1 – Exploration RD&D: Hidden Geothermal Systems in the Basin and Range

Topic Area 2 – Advanced Energy Storage Initiative (AESI): Bi-directional Energy Storage Using Low-Temperature Geothermal Applications

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&As can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

To apply to this FOA, Applicants must register with and submit application materials through EERE Exchange (this website), EERE’s online application portal.

The Exchange system enforces hard deadlines for Letter of Intent and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov. Applicants are responsible for meeting each submission deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Letters of Intent and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the submission deadlines.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002219 Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 3/24/2020 05:37 PM ET)
  • Hidden Systems AESI FOA 5-26 (Last Updated: 5/27/2020 10:45 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 04:53 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 04:54 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 Budget Justification (3 Period) (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 04:55 PM ET)
  • EERE 335-.1 Budget Justification (5 Period) (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 01:24 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 04:58 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 04:59 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 3/2/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/4/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/12/2020 8:00 AM ET – 6/16/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002282: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002283 Workforce Development in Emerging Fields

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Workforce Development in Emerging Fields.”

EERE intends to announce a funding opportunity to support leading-edge interdisciplinary research that promotes workforce development in emerging fields by supporting a coordinated expansion of existing joint graduate education programs with national laboratories to prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers. Consistent with Congressional guidance, applicants will be restricted to land grant universities. Qualified land grant universities are identified here: https://nifa.usda.gov/land-grant-colleges-and-universities-partner-website-directory.

This notice of intent (NOI) is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this NOI is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this NOI. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential applicants to submit questions.

Documents

  • NOI_FY20_WORKFORCE_FOA (Last Updated: 1/30/2020 03:37 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002284: Request for Information: Prediction of Solar Variability for Better Grid Integration

Modification 00001 - This modification extends the deadline for responses to this RFI to March 4, 2020. This change is highlighted in yellow on page 5 of the RFI document.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is issuing this request for information (RFI) to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders. This RFI will inform SETO’s strategic planning on research related to the integration of solar energy resources. Specifically, this RFI will inform SETO’s strategies relating to prediction of solar irradiance reaching the surface of the earth, and power output from solar generation plants, using either photovoltaic (PV) or concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. Improving solar generation prediction will better inform grid operators as they consider the impacts of solar power variability on grid planning and operations technologies, as well as the owners and operators of utility-scale plants and aggregators of distributed PV systems.

Documents

  • RFI Solar Variability Prediction Mod 00001 (Last Updated: 2/11/2020 05:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002197: FY20 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement

The purpose of Amendment 000003 is to extend the deadline to submit full applications from 4/14/2020 to 4/28/2020.

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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled, “Fiscal Year 2020 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement.”

This FOA seeks research projects to address priorities in the following areas: advanced batteries and electrification in support of the recently-announced DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge; advanced engine and fuel technologies, including technologies for off-road applications and alternative fueled engines; lightweight materials; new mobility technologies (energy efficient mobility systems); and alternative fuels technology demonstrations.

Documents

  • FY20_VTO_FOA0002197_Amendment_000003 (Last Updated: 3/27/2020 09:41 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424: Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/21/2020 02:30 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Template (Last Updated: 1/14/2020 08:32 AM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) Template (Last Updated: 1/16/2020 03:22 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/21/2020 01:53 PM ET)
  • FFRDC Work Authorization (Last Updated: 1/14/2020 08:23 AM ET)
  • Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 4/27/2020 09:08 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/14/2020 08:26 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/21/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/28/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002203: FY20 Bioenergy Technologies Multi-Topic FOA

Amendment 000001 - At EERE, we understand that due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of us have had to make adjustments to our business operations and practices in order to safeguard the health and safety of our communities. Due to the extraordinary circumstances in which we now find ourselves, EERE is issuing an extension of 14 calendar days to respond to FOA DE-FOA-0002203. The due date for this FOA is now 05/14/2020.

All questions and answers related to this FOA will be posted on EERE Exchange at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Please note that you must first select this specific FOA Number in order to view the questions and answers specific to this FOA.

Thank you, applicants, for your continued efforts during this uncertain time.

We hope that you and your loved ones are well and we look forward to hearing from you.


The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) develops technologies that convert domestic biomass and other waste resources into fuels, products, and power to enable affordable energy, economic growth, and innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production – the bioeconomy. The activities supported by BETO are authorized by public law 109–58, TITLE IX, § 932, which authorizes the Secretary of Energy to establish a program of research and developmentfor bioenergy with the goal of price-competitivebiofuels, bioproducts, and biopower made from biomass-based feedstocks – see section I.E for details. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support high-impact technology research and development (R&D) to enable growth and innovation to accelerate the bioeconomy by requesting applications across the entire scope of BETO’s mission space.

This FOA will provide funding to address BETO’s highest priority R&D areas. It includes Topic Areas from five BETO programs: Feedstock Supply and Logistics; Advanced Algal Systems; Conversion Technologies; Advanced Development and Optimization; and Strategic Analysis and Crosscutting Sustainability. Each Topic Area supports BETO’s objectives to reduce the minimum selling price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources.

Under this funding opportunity, BETO is interested in the following topic areas:

Topic 1: Scale Up of Bench Applications (SCUBA)

Topic 2: Waste to Energy Strategies for the Bioeconomy

Topic 3: Algae Bioproducts and CO2 Direct-Air-Capture Efficiency (ABCDE)

Topic 4: Bio-Restore: Biomass to Restore Natural Resources

Topic 5: Efficient Wood Heaters

Topic 6: Biopower and Products from Urban and Suburban Wastes: North American Multi-University Partnership for Research and Education

Topic 7: Scalable CO2 Electrocatalysis

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of, and with the Applicant's concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance; and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.

Please see the full FOA document in the DOCUMENTS section below.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002203 FY20 BETO Multi-Topic FOA Amendment 000001 (Last Updated: 3/27/2020 01:54 PM ET)
  • FOA Q&A Questions & Answers Related to the Content of this FOA 2203 (Last Updated: 5/14/2020 03:29 PM ET)
  • Topic Area 1 SCUBA Block Flow Diagram-Supplemental Data Template (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 03:59 PM ET)
  • Topic Area 2c Synergistic Wastewater Integration with Microalgae Technical Datasheet (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 04:01 PM ET)
  • Topic Area 3 Algae and CO2 Technical Datasheet (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 04:03 PM ET)
  • Topic Area 4 Bio-Restore Technical Datasheet (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 04:04 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • SF 424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 05:21 PM ET)
  • EERE T 540.132 Budget Justification (3BPs) (Last Updated: 1/6/2020 03:30 PM ET)
  • SF LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/6/2020 01:35 PM ET)
  • EERE T 540.132 Budget Justification (5BPs) (Last Updated: 3/3/2020 12:48 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540-131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 3/4/2020 05:54 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/5/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/14/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/22/2020 5:00 PM ET – 6/25/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002229: Fiscal Year 2020 H2@Scale New Markets FOA

At EERE, we understand that due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of us have had to make adjustments to our business operations and practices in order to safeguard the health and safety of our communities. Due to the extraordinary circumstances in which we now find ourselves, EERE is issuing an extension of 14 calendar days to respond to this FOA. The Full Application due date for this FOA is now May 4, 2020 5:00pm ET.

Thank you, applicants, for your continued efforts during this uncertain time.

We hope that you and your loved ones are well and we look forward to hearing from you.

The FOA has been modified as follows:

Updated Submission Deadline for Full Applications and Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments.

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The technology improvements necessary to advance H2@Scale encompass four main focus areas—better ways to MAKE, MOVE, USE, and STORE hydrogen. The initial H2@Scale FOA, released by EERE in FY19, focused on enabling R&D in these areas—and also funded first-of-kind pilot demonstrations of integrated systems with on-site nuclear power and multiple renewable energy sources. The key to continued advancement of H2@Scale is scaling up affordable hydrogen and fuel cell technology options for expanded supply and demand, enabled in part by continued R&D.

This “H2@Scale New Markets FOA” will provide more than $64M in Federal funding to advance the focus areas of H2@Scale and support EERE’s core priorities. Highlighting the importance of scaling up hydrogen use across sectors, this FOA will include more novel demonstration projects for several emerging new markets and applications.

Topics under this FOA to advance H2@Scale include:

Topic 1: Electrolyzer Manufacturing R&D

Topic 2: Advanced Carbon Fiber for Compressed Hydrogen and Natural Gas Storage Tanks

Topic 3: Fuel Cell R&D for Heavy Duty Applications

Subtopic 3a: Membranes for Heavy-Duty Applications

Subtopic 3b: Domestically Manufactured Fuel Cells for Heavy-Duty Applications

Topic 4: H2@Scale New Markets R&D—HySteel

Topic 5: H2@Scale New Markets Demonstrations

Subtopic 5a: Maritime Demonstrations

Subtopic 5b: Data Center Demonstrations

Topic 6: Training and Workforce Development for Emerging Hydrogen Technologies

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&A can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

To apply to this FOA, Applicants must register with and submit application materials through EERE Exchange (this website), EERE’s online application portal.

The Exchange system enforces hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov. Applicants are responsible for meeting each submission deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the submission deadline.

ATTENTION:  See message above and revised FOA (Mod 0002) in Documents section below.  The Full Applilcation Due Date for this FOA has been extended.

Documents

  • H2@Scale_New_Markets_FOA_2229_-_Mod_0002 (Last Updated: 3/25/2020 06:12 PM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A_-_Questions_and_answers_regarding_the_content_of_this_FOA_-_5-11-2020 (Last Updated: 5/11/2020 03:35 PM ET)
  • Topic_2_-_Contact_Info_for_ORNL_Carbon_Fiber_Technology_Facility_and_Associated_Capabilities (Last Updated: 2/4/2020 03:53 PM ET)
  • FOA_2229_Teaming_Partner_List_2020_04_17 (Last Updated: 4/17/2020 06:48 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424_-_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 02:55 PM ET)
  • EERE_303_-_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 02:56 PM ET)
  • EERE_335_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 02:56 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 02:57 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 02:58 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/25/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/4/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/2/2020 8:00 AM ET – 6/5/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002256: NOI - Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Solar Energy Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program.”

The Solar Energy Technologies Office intends to announce a funding opportunity to support early-stage research and development of solar technologies that support use and integration of solar technologies onto the electric grid. The FOA may support innovative research efforts that lower solar electricity costs to promote energy affordability, securely and reliably integrate more solar energy onto the grid, and enhance the use and storage of solar energy. These efforts are intended to provide the technological foundations necessary to continue the solar industry’s growth and preserve American energy choice, independence, and security. The funding amount is subject to the availability of funds appropriated by Congress for the purpose of this program and the availability of future-year budget authority.

Documents

  • NOI_FY20 SETO FOA (Last Updated: 12/19/2019 12:56 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002231: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002229

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “H2@Scale New Markets FOA”, to advance innovations that will build new markets for H2@Scale. Transformational R&D and innovative concepts for new H2@Scale markets will be key to expanding hydrogen opportunities and converting them into market solutions that benefit the American people and provide added value for the economy.

Potential topics under the FOA include:

• Electrolyzer Manufacturing R&D
• Advanced Carbon Fiber for Compressed Storage Tanks
• Fuel Cell R&D for Heavy-Duty Applications
• H2@Scale New Markets R&D—HySteel
• H2@Scale New Markets Demonstrations
• Training and Workforce Development

This FOA supports the vision of affordable and large-scale production, storage, transport, and utilization of hydrogen in the United States.

This notice of intent (NOI) is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this NOI is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this NOI. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential applicants to submit questions.

EERE plans to issue the FOA in January of 2020 via the EERE Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. If applicants wish to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding this FOA, they should register in EERE Exchange. When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through EERE Exchange.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002231: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002229 (Last Updated: 12/13/2019 07:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002222: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002197

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement, number DE-FOA-0002197 entitled "FY 2020 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement".

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to the EERE Exchange website in the January/February 2020 timeframe.


Documents

  • NOI_DE-FOA-0002222 (Last Updated: 12/11/2019 09:15 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002202: Notice of Intent: FY20 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “FY20 Bioenergy Technologies Multi-Topic FOA”.

BETO develops technologies that convert domestic biomass and waste resources into fuels, products, and power to enable affordable energy, economic growth, and innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production. The activities funded through this opportunity will be a component of the comprehensive U.S. energy strategy to enhance energy supply, create domestic jobs, secure the nation’s global leadership in bioenergy technologies and improve U.S. energy security.

This FOA will support high-impact technology research and development (R&D) to enable growth and innovation of the Bioeconomy. The topic areas will focus on BETO's objectives to reduce the minimum fuel selling price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources.

Please see the full text of the Notice of Intent in the Documents section below.

This notice of intent (NOI) is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this NOI is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this NOI. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential applicants to submit questions.

EERE plans to issue the FOA via the EERE Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. If applicants wish to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding this FOA, they should register in EERE Exchange. When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through EERE Exchange.


Documents

  • Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0002203 FY20 BETO Multi-Topic FOA (Last Updated: 12/10/2019 11:41 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002244: Notice of Intent: BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment

The Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment.” This FOA, jointly funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), supports the Department’s Plastics Innovation Challenge, a comprehensive DOE program to accelerate innovations in energy-efficient plastics recycling technologies, which was announced on November 21, 2019. Additional information regarding the Plastics Innovation Challenge can be found by visiting https://www.energy.gov/articles/department-energy-launches-plastics-innovation-challenge.

Current recycling strategies often do not allow for cost-effective recycling of commonly used plastics. Typical recycling techniques can result in diminished material properties, which limit opportunities to produce products from recycled material with equal or greater value. However, there is an opportunity to advance new technologies that use recycled materials to reduce manufacturing energy consumption for some of the most prevalent plastics by up to 50 percent, including those used in grocery bags and beverage bottles.

BETO and AMO have identified significant potential to improve the carbon efficiency and energy efficiency of plastics recycling technologies. To achieve this, research is needed to:

- Develop novel polymers that are designed for infinite recyclability;

- Create innovative deconstruction pathways for existing polymers that generate high-value products; and

- Establish a consistent framework for evaluating carbon and energy efficiency across potential material flows and transformations.

Please see the full text of the Notice of Intent in the Documents section below.

EERE is issuing this notice so that interested parties are aware of the intent to issue a FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

EERE plans to issue the FOA in January 2020 via the EERE Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. Applicants who wish to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding this FOA should register in EERE Exchange. After FOA release, EERE will accept applications only through EERE Exchange.


Documents

  • Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0002245 BOTTLE (Last Updated: 12/10/2019 09:55 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002182: Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles Integrated with Thermal Energy Storage

This request for information (RFI) seeks feedback on technologies to integrate and demonstrate advanced supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) Brayton power cycles that are indirectly heated via thermal energy storage at a turbine inlet temperature (TIT) range between 550 and 630°C. This request is focused on accelerating the commercialization of sCO2 power cycles that are appropriate for near-term integration with concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP), at temperatures that do not require significant de-risking of the cost and performance of novel materials.

Documents

  • RFI CSP sCO2 TES Integration (Last Updated: 11/12/2019 01:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002160: Building Technologies Request for Information: Lighting R&D Opportunities

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to seek broad stakeholder input to inform the strategic direction of the DOE Lighting Research & Development (R&D) portfolio. The purpose of issuing this RFI is to better understand how lighting research goals can be refined to reflect evolving technology needs and to inform related R&D technologies. Specifically, the DOE EERE program is interested in gathering information relevant to four (4) different topic areas: (1) Identify impactful lighting R&D opportunities who immediate applications are beyond general illumination, but have potential to help save energy in the built environment; (2) Identify impactful lighting R&D opportunities within general illumination that are absent (or under-represented) in the 2018 DOE Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D Opportunities (RDO) document; (3) Validate the importance of existing R&D opportunities described in the RDO and provide additional context or support, and (4) Provide other comments or information that could improve the quality of the RDO or the general direction of the DOE Lighting R&D Program.

This is solely a request for information and is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). U.S. Department of Energy is not accepting applications to this RFI.


Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to LightingRFI@netl.doe.gov no later than 5:00 PM ET, December 19, 2019. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives.

Documents

  • Request_for_Information_(RFI)_SSL_RDO_RFI_(DE-FOA-0002160) (Last Updated: 11/4/2019 03:41 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002165: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize

DE-FOA-0002165: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment providing information and feedback on the design of a potential prize competition with a goal of increasing resource recovery from municipal wastewater treatment plants across the United States, and in so doing, lower the ultimate cost of treatment by extracting additional value from the wastewater (i.e., improve energy efficiency). Through this potential prize, DOE would seek novel, systems-based solutions from multidisciplinary teams to implement resource recovery at small-to-medium-sized wastewater treatment plants. Specifically, the intent is to encourage teams of wastewater treatment plants, engineering and design firms, technology developers, resource customers (e.g., farmers, electric and gas utilities), and others to develop holistic community and/or watershed-based resource recovery plans for their respective wastewater treatment systems. Input from this RFI may be used to further develop the competition objectives, rules, metrics, and incentives.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

For questions and answers pertaining to this RFI, please reference the DE-FOA-0002165 Water Recovery Prize FAQ Log in the Documents section.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WaterResourceRecoveryPrize@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on October 23, 2019. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. Include Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize in the subject of the title. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 20 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002165: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize (Last Updated: 9/12/2019 09:36 AM ET)
  • FOA-0002165_Water Recovery Prize_FAQs_10-9-2019 (Last Updated: 10/9/2019 03:02 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002098: RFI - Engaging Governors to Advance State Energy Priorities

The U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), State Energy Program (SEP) seeks information on organizations, including industry, academia, nonprofit organizations, and others, who are able to support state officials serving in the executive branch of state government; in particular, Governors and/or their designated energy representative(s). The desired outcome is to improve how DOE SEP delivers technical assistance that helps states improve the affordability, reliability, and resiliency of energy systems.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, nonprofit organizations, and others that have extensive experience working with senior state officials, including Governors and/or their designated energy representative(s), serving the nation’s 55 states and territories. SEP is specifically interested in information on such organizations’ ability and experience in providing direct support to states through training on best practices and the development and dissemination of technical assistance programs. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

All responses to this RFI must be provided as an attachment (in Microsoft Word format) to an e-mail message addressed to GovernorsRFI_DOEWIP@ee.doe.gov. Responses must be received no later than 5:00 PM EDT on September 20, 2019.

Documents

  • Request_for_Information_Governors_Offices_-_Final (Last Updated: 8/14/2019 04:37 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002157: Request for Information: Planning and Operation Models and Data Analytics for Solar Grid Integration

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is issuing this request for information (RFI) to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders. This RFI will inform SETO’s strategic planning on research related to the integration of distributed solar energy resources. Specifically, this RFI will inform strategies relating to the modeling, monitoring, predicting, and controlling of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. As the penetration of solar PV on the grid grows, these activities will become more important as grid operators consider how solar adoption impacts grid planning and operations technologies.

This is solely a request for information and not a funding opportunity announcement (FOA). No funding applications are being accepted in response to this RFI.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

Any information obtained as a result of this RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for planning and strategy development; this RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Your response to this notice will be treated as information only. EERE will review and consider all responses in its formulation of program strategies for the identified materials of interest that are the subject of this request. EERE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI. Respondents are advised that EERE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. Responses to this RFI do not bind EERE to any further actions related to this topic.

To respond, please email your response to SETO.RFI.SI@ee.doe.gov no later than 12:00pm (ET) on August 30, 2019. Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically and provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than ten (10) pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

  • Request for Information Planning and Operation Models and Data Analytics for Solar Grid Integration (Last Updated: 7/26/2019 09:47 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002143: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2019

As part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)’s mission is to promote widespread energy efficiency and renewable energy technology adoption in the Federal sector. FEMP assists Federal agencies in meeting energy-related goals by bringing expertise from all levels of project and policy implementation to identify affordable solutions and facilitate public-private partnerships.

FEMP’s Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2019 Federal Agency Call (FAC) will build on FEMP’s prior AFFECT grant program efforts to provide direct funding to Federal agencies for the development of energy and water efficiency projects and processes. The purpose of the AFFECT 2019 FAC funding is to initiate, supplement, improve or otherwise increase the viability and adoption of energy efficiency at U.S. Federal government-owned facilities through the use of a privately financed performance contract such as an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) or Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC), etc., or demonstration of a Federal agency’s enterprise-wide approach to implementing energy efficiency. An enterprise-wide approach is defined as an all-inclusive strategy to energy management for an entire portfolio of sites. Through the AFFECT 2019 FAC, FEMP intends to facilitate and promote the wider adoption of energy and water efficiency projects and processes at all Federal facilities.

Documents

  • AFFECT 2019 FAC (Last Updated: 7/22/2019 11:59 AM ET)
  • FAC Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 10/22/2019 12:16 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) Template (Last Updated: 5/29/2019 03:51 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 5/29/2019 03:50 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/19/2019 01:11 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/29/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002123: Request for Information (RFI): Marine Sciences Laboratory

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to the growing Research and Development (R&D) interest in the use of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL’s) Marine Sciences Laboratory (MSL) facilities for renewable energy, maritime markets, and energy storage research, technology development and testing. This information will help DOE and PNNL prioritize resources and investments. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WPTORFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 8, 2019. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. 

Documents

  • Request for Information (RFI) Marine Sciences Laboratory Document (Last Updated: 6/6/2019 03:07 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001980: FY19 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA

NOTICE: The submission deadline for Full Applications has been extended to 09/12/2019 at 5 PM ET. Expected submission deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments has been extended to 10/23/219 at 5 PM ET. Please see updated Modification 0002 of the Funding Opportunity Announcement below for changes.

NOTICE: The submission deadline for Full Applications has been extended to 09/05/2019, 5:00pm ET. Please see updated Modification 0001 of the Funding Opportunity Announcement below for additional changes.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports federal investment in innovative, early-stage advanced manufacturing applied research and development (R&D) projects that focus on specific high-impact manufacturing technology, materials, and process challenges. The topics are aimed at foundational energy-related advanced manufacturing technologies that impact areas relevant to manufacturing processes (where energy costs are a determinant of competitive manufacturing) and broadly applicable platform technologies (the enabling base upon which other systems and applications can be developed). The competitively selected projects will focus on developing next-generation manufacturing material, information, and process technologies that improve energy efficiency in energy intensive and energy dependent processes.

With this FOA, the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) intends to fund high-impact, early to mid-stage research in the following topic areas:

Topic 1: Innovations for the Manufacture of Advanced Materials

Subtopic 1.1: Accelerate the Manufacturing Process Design and Development Cycle for Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage Materials

Subtopic 1.2: Innovative Manufacturing Processes for Battery Energy Storage

Subtopic 1.3: Materials and Manufacturing Process Development of Nanocrystalline Metal Alloys

Subtopic 1.4: Process-Informed Science, Design, and Engineering of Materials and Devices Operating in Harsh Service Conditions

Topic 2: Lower Thermal Budget (LTB) Processes for Industrial Efficiency & Productivity

Subtopic 2.1: Advances in Industrial and Process Drying

Subtopic 2.2: Thermal Process Intensification

Topic 3: Connected, Flexible and Efficient Manufacturing Facilities and Energy Systems

Subtopic 3.1: Medium-Voltage Power Conditioning Systems to Enable Grid-Dispatchable and Resilient Manufacturing Facilities

Subtopic 3.2: High Power to Heat Ratio, High Efficiency Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Subtopic 3.3: Verification and Validation of CHP and District Energy

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001980 AMO 2019 FAQ Log at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist applicants in resolving issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in late submissions: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties so severe that they are unable to submit their application by the deadline, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist the applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing submission on behalf of and with the applicant’s concurrence). Please note, network traffic is at its heaviest during the final hours and minutes prior to submittal deadline. Applicants who experience this during the final hours or minutes and are unsuccessful in uploading documents will not be able to use this process.


Documents

  • FY19 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA (Last Updated: 9/3/2019 05:36 PM ET)
  • FOA1980 Q&As (Last Updated: 10/23/2019 07:59 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 04:54 PM ET)
  • SF-424: Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 04:55 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 04:56 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 04:55 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions about the Exchange System or submitting an application through Exchange. Include FOA name and number in subject line.
  • AMOMultitopicFOA@ee.doe.gov 
    For questions about the content of the FOA document. All questions must be received at least 3 business days prior to the submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/20/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/12/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/29/2019 12:00 PM ET – 11/1/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002029: FY19 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will provide funding to address the highest priority R&D areas within biofuel technologies, bioproducts, and biopower. It includes Areas of Interest (AOIs) from all five BETO programs: Feedstock Supply and Logistics; Advanced Algal Systems; Conversion; Advanced Development and Optimization; and Sustainability and Strategic Analysis. Each AOI supports BETO’s objectives to reduce the minimum selling price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources, and improve the quality of feedstock characterization and reliability of biorefinery operations.

Topics under this FOA include:

  • AOI 1: Cultivation Intensification Processes for Algae
  • AOI 2a: Relating Biomass Physical and Chemical Characteristics to Feedstock Performance in Handling and Conversion Operations
  • AOI 2b: Impact of Storage and Handling on Biomass Characteristics
  • AOI 2c: Improving Economics and Development of Coproducts
  • AOI 3: Efficient Wood Heaters
  • AOI 4: Systems Research of Hydrocarbon Biofuel Technologies
  • AOI 5: Optimization of Bio-Derived Jet Fuel Blends
  • AOI 6: Renewable Energy from Urban and Suburban Wastes
  • AOI 7a: Advanced Bioprocessing
  • AOI 7b: Agile BioFoundry
  • AOI 8a: Designing Highly Recyclable Plastics
  • AOI 8b: Designing Novel Methods for Deconstructing and Upcycling Existing Plastics
  • AOI 9: Rethinking Anaerobic Digestion
  • AOI 10: Reducing Water, Energy, and Emissions in Bioenergy

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&A can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

To apply to this FOA, Applicants must register with and submit application materials through EERE Exchange (this website), EERE’s online application portal.

The Exchange system enforces hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov. Applicants are responsible for meeting each submission deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the submission deadline.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002029.0000 FY19 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 4/26/2019 04:10 PM ET)
  • Questions and answers related to the content of this Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002029 (Last Updated: 7/22/2019 09:30 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 4/15/2019 01:36 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) Template (Last Updated: 4/15/2019 01:43 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (EERE 335) (Last Updated: 4/15/2019 01:43 PM ET)
  • EERE 335-.1 - Budget Justification (5 Period) (Last Updated: 5/9/2019 08:56 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/15/2019 01:44 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 4/15/2019 01:45 PM ET)
  • Technical data sheet required for AOI 1 only. (Last Updated: 5/7/2019 09:16 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/3/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/22/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/20/2019 12:00 PM ET – 8/23/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002099: Advanced Building Construction with Energy Efficient Technologies & Practices (ABC)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) Advanced Building Construction with Energy-Efficient Technologies & Practices (ABC) FOA supports research and development of solutions that can be applied to many segments of the building sector, including existing and new buildings, residential and commercial, and across multiple climate zones. BTO is seeking applications aimed at developing deep energy retrofit and new construction technologies that holistically tackle a combination of envelope, heating, cooling, water heating, and ventilation issues, and hold appeal for both building owners and occupants.

BTO is interested in three topic areas:

Topic 1: Integrated Building Retrofits

Topic 2: New Construction Technologies

Topic 3: Advanced Technology Integration

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0002099 ABC 2019 FAQ Log in the Documents section below.

Informational Webinar: A playback of the Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA can be found by following this link:

https://doe.webex.com/doe/lsr.php?RCID=8bd63921da034e8996909acf73ffdab1

Passcode: 2019abcFOA 

A full transcript of the Informational Webinar can be found in the Documents section below.

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Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002099_-_Advanced_Building_Construction_with_Energy_Efficient_Technologies_&_Practices_(ABC)_2019 (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 04:39 PM ET)
  • ABC_Teaming_List_Responses (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 03:11 PM ET)
  • ABC FOA Topic 1 EUI Targets -- 75 percent reduction from median values (Last Updated: 4/24/2019 04:01 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002099_ABC_2019_FAQ_Log (Last Updated: 8/23/2019 04:06 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_-_05.13 (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 04:47 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:15 PM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:14 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:16 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 7/30/2019 10:57 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities SF- LLL (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:16 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:17 PM ET)
  • Excel Tools for Building Energy Savings Technical Potential (Commercial Buildings, Topic 1 Only) (Last Updated: 4/24/2019 11:08 AM ET)
  • Excel Tools for Building Energy Savings Technical Potential (Residential Buildings, Topic 1 Only) (Last Updated: 4/24/2019 11:10 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/10/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/12/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/12/2019 5:00 PM ET – 9/17/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002090: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2019

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Technologies Office (BTO). BTO’s overall goal is to improve the energy productivity of buildings without sacrificing occupant comfort or product performance. The goal is to use energy more productively and efficiently, not simply to use less energy. Progress towards achieving this goal will make building energy costs more affordable to the benefit of American families and businesses.

BTO research is focused on reducing energy intensity for major segments of the sector with the most opportunity for energy savings, while balancing the need to maintain occupant comfort and productivity, and product performance. This includes both new and existing buildings, both residential and commercial, including their energy-consuming and labor-saving equipment. The development of next-generation building technologies, including building materials, components, equipment, energy models and systems, is critical to increasing energy productivity in a cost-effective manner.

BTO’s Emerging Technologies (ET) program invests in the research and development to create the next-generation building technologies, tools and systems to enhance energy efficiency. The program focuses on the most energy-intensive technologies for residential buildings and in commercial buildings, where the opportunity for cost-effective energy savings is greatest. These technologies include air conditioning, space heating, water heating, lighting and sensors & controls, all of which are addressed in this FOA.

Achieving BTO’s priorities across the building technology landscape requires sustained, multifaceted innovation. With this FOA, BTO intends to fund high-impact, early-stage research in the following areas:

Topic 1: Flexible Building Technologies

Topic 2: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technologies

Topic 3: Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Technologies

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Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of, and with the Applicant's concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance; and c) has submitted the applicant through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline

Documents

  • FY 2019 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) Funding Opportunity Announcement - Amendment 000001 (Last Updated: 6/19/2019 01:56 PM ET)
  • Potential Teaming List (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 02:30 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • Recipient's Guide to Negotiating with EERE (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:27 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives Template (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:25 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:33 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification File (Last Updated: 6/12/2019 08:49 AM ET)
  • SF424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 08:05 AM ET)
  • Subrecipient Budget Justification File (Last Updated: 6/12/2019 09:10 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/21/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/15/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/28/2019 3:00 PM ET – 9/3/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-LC-000L071: Bioenergy Technologies Office FY20 AOP Lab Call

FY20 AOP lab call for the Bioenergy Technologies Office.

Documents

  • BETO_FY20_AOP_Merit_Review_Overview (Last Updated: 4/12/2019 11:06 AM ET)
  • Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 4/12/2019 11:06 AM ET)
  • Concept Paper Template for CCB, ABF, Seps (Last Updated: 4/12/2019 11:07 AM ET)
  • Full proposal template for all projects except USDA collaborations. (Last Updated: 5/10/2019 03:30 PM ET)
  • Full proposal template for USDA collaborations. (Last Updated: 5/10/2019 03:31 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Concept Paper

  • Concept Paper Template - Non-Consortia Projects (Last Updated: 4/12/2019 11:39 AM ET)
  • Concept Paper Template - Consortia Projects (ABF, CCB, Seps) (Last Updated: 4/12/2019 11:39 AM ET)

Full Application

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/8/2019 8:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/17/2019 8:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/2/2019 8:00 AM ET – 9/30/2019 8:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002117: Request for Information: Research and Development Opportunities for Innovations in Sensors and Controls for Building Energy Management

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE), Building Technologies Office (BTO) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) on Research and Development Opportunities for Innovations in Sensors and Controls for Building Energy Management.

Through this RFI, BTO seeks input on its recently developed R&D opportunities document for the integration and optimization of systems at the whole-building level through connected and controllable loads for increased energy affordability, improved occupant comfort, and enhanced provision of grid services that will strengthen the integration between buildings, other distributed energy resources, and the electric grid. This document will inform BTO’s strategic planning moving forward in identifying early-stage and innovative technology solutions to meet these goals. Successful solutions will strengthen the affordability, reliability, and resiliency of the energy consumed by the buildings sector, contributing to DOE’s priorities for the energy sector as a whole.

Request for Information Categories:

Category 1: Multi-Functional Wireless Sensor Networks

Category 2: Advanced Monitoring and Data Analytics

Category 3: Adaptive and Autonomous Controls

Category 4: Occupant-Centric Controls

Category 5: Overarching Areas of Interest and Cross-cut Strategies

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to sensor and control technologies for optimizing building energy management. This information will be used by BTO to update its Sensors and Controls R&D strategy and supporting energy savings and cost reduction goals, as well as to inform future strategic planning and adjustments to its R&D portfolio. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to BTO_SensorsControls_RDO@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on June 3, 2019. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.



Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002117 - Request for Information (RFI) - Research and Development Opportunities for Innovations in Sensors and Controls for Building Energy Management (Last Updated: 4/17/2019 09:27 AM ET)
  • BTO's Sensors and Controls DRAFT Roadmap. (Last Updated: 4/29/2019 04:20 PM ET)
  • BTO_S&C_RFI_RDM_Q&A_Log (Last Updated: 5/14/2019 08:08 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002118: Request for Information: Research and Development Opportunities for Building Energy Modeling

The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) is seeking input from the public about its Research and Development Opportunities for Building Energy Modeling (BEM). In particular, BTO is interested in feedback on planned initiatives and their prioritization, on program scope, and on data-sets, metrics and targets for assessing program effectiveness and impact.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on BTO’s BEM program and its future directions and priorities. To clarify these, BTO has developed a report that is structured around six focus areas (the BEM value proposition, predictive accuracy of BEM, core modeling capabilities, workflow integration and automation, the BEM data ecosystem, and BEM professionals). The report identifies barriers to the increased adoption of BEM and proposing a set of initiatives to address them. BTO is requesting feedback on each of these barriers, the associated initiatives, as well as barriers and initiatives that have not been identified. BTO is also requesting feedback on datasets, metrics, and targets for assessing the impact and progress of the BEM industry and its own BEM program.

Request for Information Categories:

Category 1: Metrics, benchmarks, targets, and data sets for tracking the use of BEM in various building energy building energy efficiency projects. Methods of attributing energy-efficiency to BEM in various applications.

Category 2: Focus areas

Category 3: Barriers

Category 4: Initiatives

Category 5: Stakeholder engagement and feedback mechanisms

Category 6: Other Feedback

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to BTO_BEM_RDO@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on June 3, 2019. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.



Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002118 - Request for Information (RFI) - Research and Development Opportunities for Building Energy Modeling (Last Updated: 4/17/2019 09:21 AM ET)
  • DRAFT Research and Development Opportunities for Building Energy Modeling (Last Updated: 4/17/2019 09:23 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-LC-000L070: BTO: 2019 National Laboratory Call for Core and Competed Activities

BTO: 2019 National Laboratory Call for Core and Competed Activities

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Modification 001 (4-15-2019)

a) Provided additional guidance for proposal submission in Appendix B.3.

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The Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is seeking multi-year project proposals from national laboratories (“Labs”) for activities to incorporate into the Annual Operating Plans (AOPs). Updates to the Lab Call will be announced on EERE Exchange at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/ .

For some topics, only specific DOE/NNSA Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and specific DOE Government-Operated Government-Owned laboratories (GOGOs) are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient. All DOE laboratories are listed on http://energy.gov/offices under the heading “Labs and Technology Centers.” Only proposals for which the identified DOE national laboratory is the prime applicant will be considered for funding. Prime recipients are encouraged to form teams with other labs and to include other entities as sub-recipients.

Topics of Interest:

Appendix A: Core R&D Topics


A.1. Sensors & Controls:

A.1.1. Sensor and Meter Data Collection and Integration for Building Applications

A.1.2. Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics (AFDD)

A.1.3. Predictive and Adaptive Controls Testing and Validation


A.2. Indoor Air Quality

A.2.1. Multi-Zone Building Ventilation

A.2.2. Air Sealing and Ventilation Research for Residential Retrofits


Appendix B: Competed R&D Topics


B.1. Building Energy Modeling:

B.1.1. Empirical Validation of Energy Simulation

B.1.2. A Simplified Performance Rating Method for (Small) Commercial Buildings


B.2. Advanced Residential Ventilation Technologies

B.2.1. Advanced Residential Ventilation Technologies


B.3. Solid State Lighting

B.3.1. Open Lighting Topic


Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the Lab Call is scheduled for April 11th, 2019 at 3:00PM ET.

To Register/Join, go here:

https://doe.webex.com/doe/onstage/g.php?MTID=e37ce8d209d9cdd5f9822c47d63c61c98

  • US Toll: +1-415-527-5035
  • Access Code: 909 365 359
  • Event password: BTOLC2019

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-LC-000L070 BTO Lab CAll 2019 FAQ Log in "Questions and Answers" tab on Exchange.

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Documents

  • BTO_Lab_Call_2020_LC_Q&A_Log (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:58 PM ET)
  • DE-LC-000L070_BTO_National_Laboratory_Call_for_Cor_and_Competed_Activites-_Mod_002 (Last Updated: 5/14/2019 04:03 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Full Application

  • BTO_Summary_Slide (Last Updated: 4/4/2019 07:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/10/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/28/2019 5:00 PM ET – 6/5/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002080: Water Power Technologies Office 2019 Research Funding Opportunity

Modification 0003 has been made to this FOA to change "two (2)Budget Periods are anticipated", to "one (1) Budget Period is anticipated" FOA AOI 4, within Section II.A.ii. of the FOA. See "FOA 2080 WPTO Research Mod 0003" under the "Documents" heading below.


Modification 0002 has been made to this FOA to make corrections in Section I B AOI 3 on page 41. See "FOA 2080 WPTO Research Mod 0002" under the "Documents" heading below.

Modification 0001 has been made to this FOA to correct the AOI 3 and AOI 4 Specific Technical Volume information on pages 76 and 77.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Water Power Technologies Office 2019 Research Funding Opportunity.” This FOA addresses priorities in the following Areas of Interest:

Area of Interest 1: Hydropower Operational Flexibility

Area of Interest 1a: Quantify Hydropower Capabilities for Operational Flexibility

Area of Interest 1b: Operational Strategies for Increasing Hydropower Flexibility

Area of Interest 2: Low-Head Hydropower and In-Stream Hydrokinetic Technologies

Area of Interest 2a: Modular Technologies for Low-Head Hydropower Applications

Area of Interest 2b: Modular Technologies for River Current Energy Converter Applications

Area of Interest 3: Advancing Wave Energy Device Design

Area of Interest 4: Marine Energy Centers Research Infrastructure Upgrades

Please carefully review the complete FOA, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&A can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

An informational webinar was held on April 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST. A copy of the webinar PowerPoint presentation can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below; recording is available at https://youtu.be/s2LpyJsUfzM

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Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.

Documents

  • FOA_2080_WPTO_Research_Mod_0003 (Last Updated: 6/14/2019 05:31 PM ET)
  • FOA_2080_Informational_Webinar (Last Updated: 4/10/2019 01:44 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002080_AOI_1_Teaming_Partner_List (Last Updated: 4/30/2019 10:37 AM ET)
  • FOA Q&A 2080 (Last Updated: 9/27/2019 12:44 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 3/27/2019 04:39 PM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 3/5/2019 10:58 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 3/27/2019 04:39 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/5/2019 10:59 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/13/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/9/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/16/2019 10:00 AM ET – 8/21/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002083: Subsurface Stress and Lost Circulation in Geothermal Drilling

DOE’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) will award up to $7M for projects that advance geothermal development by addressing two significant barriers: understanding subsurface state of stress and managing lost circulation events in drilling. Improved understanding of the stress state in geothermal fields will lead to significant cost reductions at several stages of the development cycle, including improved drilling success rates and sustainability of reservoirs over time. Improved knowledge of subsurface stress has the potential to improve both well targeting and reservoir sustainability – two primary drivers of cost. Another challenge that can contribute to the high cost of reservoir access is the loss of fluids to surrounding rock during drilling, or lost circulation events (LCEs). Because geothermal drilling operations tend to target zones of highly fractured and altered material, lost circulation is more common in geothermal drilling than in other applications and can represent 20% of the costs for exploratory wells and reservoir development. Effective assessment of the subsurface stress and being able to mitigate and manage lost circulation events are critical to improving the efficiency of geothermal energy development and ultimately can play a major role in increasing domestic energy affordability. With this funding opportunity, GTO is seeking to sponsor early-stage R&D that will advance the state of the art in each of these related areas.

The full Funding Opportunity Announcement is published at EERE-Exchange.energy.gov.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0002083: Subsurface Stress and Lost Circulation in Geothermal Drilling FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

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Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002083 Subsurface FAQs (Last Updated: 7/16/2019 09:58 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002083 Subsurface Stress and Loss Circulation in Geothermal Drilling (Last Updated: 3/27/2019 05:05 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 2/11/2019 03:55 PM ET)
  • Application for Financial Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 2/11/2019 02:54 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook EERE 335 (Last Updated: 2/11/2019 02:55 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 2/11/2019 03:59 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/11/2019 03:58 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/26/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/7/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/10/2019 7:00 PM ET – 7/15/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002071: Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Wind Energy Technologies Office Funding Opportunity Announcement

The FOA has been modified to:

1) Revise the eligibility information for applications under Area of Interest 4 on page 21 to remove the requirement that the prime recipient must perform more than 50% of the project work, as measured by the Total Project Costs; and

2) Revise and clarify required LCOE analysis and include additional detail on assumptions in Appendix H – Guidelines for Tall Tower Estimates.

(See DE-FOA-0002071_Mod 003 under the "Documents" heading below.)

The FOA was previously modified (002) to extend the FOA closing date and Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications from 6/17/2019 to 7/1/2019 and August 2019 to September 2019, respectively.

The FOA was also previously modified (001) to correct the maximum funding amount for Subtopic 2a on page 10.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Wind EnergyTechnologies Office (WETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Wind Energy Technologies Office Funding Opportunity Announcement.”

This FOA consists of four Areas of Interest and will provide $28.1M in federal funding for innovative wind energy technologies research and development including land-based, distributed, and offshore applications.

1) Wind Innovations for Rural Economic Development (WIRED)

Subtopic 1a: Fully integrated distributed wind research and development (R&D) innovations to enhance resilience and reliability

Subtopic 1b: Balance of system cost reduction through standardization

2) Utilizing and Upgrading National-Level Facilities for Offshore Wind R&D

Subtopic 2a: R&D utilizing existing national-level offshore wind testing facilities

Subtopic 2b: R&D requiring upgrades to existing national offshore wind testing facilities

3) Project Development for Offshore Wind Technology Demonstrations

4) Tall Towers for U.S. Wind Power

Please carefully review the complete FOA, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

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Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002071_Mod_003 (Last Updated: 6/13/2019 05:20 PM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A_2071 (Last Updated: 9/27/2019 12:32 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 3/8/2019 01:15 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 3/8/2019 01:16 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/8/2019 01:19 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 3/8/2019 01:19 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/29/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/1/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002064: Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2019 Funding Program

Modification 00003 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00003 are highlighted in blue.

Modification 00002 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00002 are highlighted in green.

Modification 00001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00001 are highlighted in yellow.

The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) works across the solar energy technology spectrum with the goal of improving the affordability, reliability, and performance of solar technologies on the grid. Ensuring that more Americans can benefit from the declining costs of solar is one of SETO's primary goals, which support early-stage research, development, and demonstration of solar technologies. Achieving SETO's priorities across the solar energy technology landscape requires sustained, multifaceted innovation. With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the office intends to fund high-impact, early-stage research in the following areas:

Topic Area 1: Photovoltaics Research and Development

Topic Area 2: Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power Research and Development

Topic Area 3: Balance of Systems Soft Costs Reduction

Topic Area 4: Innovations in Manufacturing: Hardware Incubator

Topic Area 5: Advanced Solar Systems Integration Technologies


Teaming Partner List: See “Teaming Partner List Instructions” under the Documents Section for more information about the SETO teaming partner list.


Links to the recorded webinars are below. The password for each webinar is Setofoa2019. The recordings must be viewed in a browser other than Internet Explorer.

SETO FY 2019 FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - OVERVIEW

Topic Area 1- PHOTOVOLTAICS

Topic Area 2 - CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER - Due to an unfortunate technical error, the CSP webinar recording and webinar transcript will not be posted on Exchange. See the Documents section below for a copy of the CSP presentation slides.

Topic Area 3 - SOFT COSTS

Topic Area 4 - INNOVATIONS IN MANUFACTURING

Topic Area 5 - SYSTEMS INTEGRATION


Applicants should note that the SAM registration and renewal process has been updated recently and now requires applicants to mail a notarized letter to the SAM processing office in London, KY. The letter must formally identify an Entity Administrator for each applicant. This additional step can result in longer processing times.

For questions and answers, please refer to the FOA Q and A spreadsheet under Documents.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002064 FY19 SETO FOA Mod 00003 (Last Updated: 7/12/2019 03:11 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List Instructions (Last Updated: 3/28/2019 11:16 AM ET)
  • SETO - Teaming Partner List - Updated 8/7/19 (Last Updated: 8/7/2019 04:47 PM ET)
  • FOA Q and A (Last Updated: 7/24/2019 04:07 PM ET)
  • SETO FY19 FOA Applicant Webinar Overview (Last Updated: 4/8/2019 12:55 PM ET)
  • SETO FY19 FOA Applicant Webinar Topic Area 1 - Photovoltaics Research and Development (Last Updated: 4/8/2019 12:58 PM ET)
  • SETO FY19 FOA Applicant Webinar Topic Area 2 - Concentrating Solar Power (Last Updated: 4/8/2019 12:46 PM ET)
  • SETO FY19 FOA Applicant Webinar Topic Area 3 - Balance of Systems Soft Costs Reduction (Last Updated: 4/8/2019 01:02 PM ET)
  • SETO FY19 Applicant Webinar Topic Area 4 - Innovations in Manufacturing: Hardware Incubator (Last Updated: 4/8/2019 12:44 PM ET)
  • SETO FY19 FOA Applicant Webinar Topic Area 5 - Systems Integration (Last Updated: 4/4/2019 05:39 PM ET)
  • SETO FOA Overview Webinar Transcript- 4-2019 (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 06:20 PM ET)
  • SETO FOA Topic 1 Webinar Transcript - Photovoltaics -4-2019 (Last Updated: 5/7/2019 01:14 PM ET)
  • SETO FOA Topic 3 Webinar Transcript - Photovoltaics - 4-2019 (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 06:19 PM ET)
  • SETO FOA Topic 4 Webinar Transcript -Innovations in Manufacturing - 4-2019 (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 06:18 PM ET)
  • SETO FOA Topic 5 Webinar Transcript -Systems Integration - 4-2019 (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 06:18 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:25 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 Budget Justification (3 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:25 PM ET)
  • EERE 335.1 Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:27 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:32 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 4/25/2019 12:56 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 5/7/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/14/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/25/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/10/2019 12:01 PM ET – 9/13/2019 12:01 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001960: Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing

Modification 0002 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 0002 are highlighted in yellow.

Modification 0001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 0001 are highlighted in yellow.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), invests in cutting-edge research, development, and demonstration activities focused on sustainable transportation, renewable power, and energy efficiency. Through EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) public-private R&D consortia, manufacturers, small businesses, universities, national laboratories, and state and local governments are brought together to pursue coordinated early-stage R&D in high-priority areas essential to energy in manufacturing. Federal funding is the catalyst to bring stakeholders into shared spaces and to address process and technological challenges that present a significant degree of scientific or technical uncertainty.

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), EERE in partnership with the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response (CESER), seeks to establish a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute dedicated to advancing cybersecurity in energy efficient manufacturing (referred hereafter as the Institute). The Institute will pursue targeted research and development (R&D) that will focus on understanding the evolving cybersecurity threats to greater energy efficiency in manufacturing industries, developing new cybersecurity technologies and methods, and sharing information and knowledge to the broader community of U.S. manufacturers. The Institute will leverage expertise from industry, academia, state and local governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), non-profits and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "DOCUMENTS" heading below.

Please click "FOA FAQs" under the "DOCUMENTS" heading below for Questions and Answers specific to this FOA.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: The Exchange system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applications. In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov ).

Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA will be held on April 16, 2019 at 1pm Eastern Standard Time. Attendance is not mandatory and will not positively or negatively impact the overall review of any Applicant submissions. Standard application questions regarding the EERE Office and FOA procedures will be discussed. No new information will be presented during the webinar and EERE will not answer any attendee questions during the webinar.

After the webinar is complete, a link will be provided to access the audio recording of the webinar. Also, a copy of the Webinar Slides and Webinar Transcript will be available to download in the “DOCUMENTS” section below.

Please click here to register for the webinar.

*UPDATE: Please see the link below for the Informational Webinar held on April 16, 2019 and enter this password: VtGQQJA7

https://doe.webex.com/doe/lsr.php?RCID=450f071ef5274a6a819d8d0383328000

Please see the Announcement Documents section for a copy of the webinar slides and transcript.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001960 Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute - Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing FOA Mod 0002 (Last Updated: 8/14/2019 02:22 PM ET)
  • FOA FAQs_10-29-19 (Last Updated: 10/29/2019 12:17 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001960_04-16-19_Webinar_Slides (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 12:04 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001960 Teaming Partner List as of 06-19-19 (Last Updated: 6/19/2019 12:38 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001960_04-16-19_Webinar_Transcript_Text (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 12:05 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 2/7/2019 02:08 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 2/7/2019 02:10 PM ET)
  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 2/7/2019 02:11 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/7/2019 02:12 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/15/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/20/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/19/2019 5:00 PM ET – 9/26/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002012: Network Director for the U.S. Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) Program

The purpose of this FOA is to select a Network Director for an effort to support a rolling testing campaign, the TEAMER Program. TEAMER will provide developers access to Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) testing facilities. TEAMER will also lend technical expertise to assist with numerical modeling and data collection. TEAMER will be a collaborative effort including universities as well as already established national laboratories and National Marine Renewable Energy Centers (NMRECs).

Please carefully review the complete FOA, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&A can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants. Applicants are encouraged to submit Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the related Submission Deadline. For this FOA, Applicants must submit a Concept Paper by the stated deadline in order to be eligible to submit a Full Application.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002012_TEAMER (Last Updated: 3/22/2019 08:45 AM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A (Last Updated: 3/28/2019 08:18 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 3/5/2019 08:35 AM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 3/5/2019 08:36 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 3/5/2019 08:36 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/5/2019 08:37 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/25/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/7/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/9/2019 5:00 PM ET – 7/12/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002096: Request for Information: Waves to Water Prize

This RFI has been modified to extend the deadline for responses to April 5, 2019. Please see "Waves to Water RFI_Mod 0001" under the "Documents" heading below.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is seeking feedback on its proposed “Waves to Water” prize via this Request for Information (RFI). The Waves to Water prize seeks to address water security and energy needs in remote and coastal communities through small, modular, cost-competitive desalination systems that use the power of the ocean to provide potable drinking water.

The objective of this effort is to develop technology solutions that harness ocean energy to desalinate water. Through an anticipated multi-phased contest, the prize seeks to accelerate an innovation cycle timeline that can typically take years and support new innovators and organizations seeking to pair desalination systems with marine energy.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WPTOPrizes@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on April 5, 2019.

Please review the complete RFI, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Documents

  • Waves_to_Water_RFI_Mod_0001 (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 04:31 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE_ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions about the EERE Exchange website only. DOE will not respond to questions about this RFI.
  • WPTOPrizes@ee.doe.gov 
    For submission of responses to this RFI. The deadline for submissions is 5:00pm (ET) on April 5, 2019. DOE will not respond to questions about this RFI.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002008: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001960 entitled "Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing”.”

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001960 entitled "Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing".

This FOA establishes a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute (referred to as the “Institute”) to develop technologies that will advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, energy efficiency, and innovation. This Institute, the sixth one established by DOE, focuses on Cybersecurity in Manufacturing – understanding the evolving cybersecurity threats to greater energy efficiency in manufacturing industries, developing new cybersecurity technologies and methods, and sharing information and expertise to the broader community of U.S. manufacturers. A critical path to improving energy efficiency for manufacturing is increased automation (enabled by advanced sensors and controls) and integration across the supply chain. However, cybersecurity risks limit increased adoption and implementation of automation, advanced sensors and controls necessary to improve energy efficiency. By improving cybersecurity protection, those risks can be reduced and also catalyze adoption of more energy efficiency technologies in manufacturing. More cyber-secure, energy-efficient manufacturing processes lead to a more competitive U.S. manufacturing sector.

THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT (NOI) ONLY. This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different from the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all.

EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in in the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2019.

Please review the full Notice of Intent, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_DE-FOA-0001960 (Last Updated: 2/6/2019 09:41 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002070: Efficient and Flexible Building Loads

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE), Building Technologies Office (BTO) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) on Efficient and Flexible Building Loads.

Efficient and flexible building loads provide options to increase electricity system reliability and energy affordability, while also supporting a portfolio of generation options in grid modernization. To date, savings resulting from flexible building loads have been primarily achieved through traditional energy efficiency and demand management programs. However, advanced controls, sensors and data analytics developed over the last decade provide new ways to optimize building energy savings and energy use, by autonomously managing a variety of distributed energy resources (DER) including on-site solar panels, energy storage, electric vehicles, and various demand-side assets, while maintaining – and even improving – comfort to occupants, and contributing to a reliable, affordable grid. Substantial research and development (R&D) related to advanced controls, sensors and data analytics is underway, and additional progress is anticipated. Through this RFI, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) seeks input from industry to better understand where flexible building loads research goals can be refined to reflect market needs and inform related R&D activities.

Request for Information Categories:

Category 1: Building Technologies R&D and Integration Needs for Increased Load Flexibility

Category 2: Controls and Communication to Enhance Building-to-Grid Interactions

Category 3: Building Energy Modeling for Load Flexibility

Category 4: The Value of Flexible Building Loads

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, building owners and operators, builders, utilities, and other stakeholders on key issues related to the energy flexibility that building technologies can provide. This information will be used by BTO for strategic planning of the broader grid-interactive efficient building technologies R&D portfolio. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to RFI_GEB2019@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on March 1st, 2019. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than five (5) pages in length per category of questions, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

Documents

  • Flexible Building Loads RFI (Last Updated: 1/28/2019 10:24 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001905: Energy-Water Desalination Hub

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), invests in cutting-edge research, development, and demonstration activities focused on sustainable transportation, renewable power, and energy efficiency. Through EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) public-private R&D consortia, manufacturers, small businesses, universities, national laboratories, and state and local governments are brought together to pursue coordinated early-stage R&D in high-priority areas essential to energy in manufacturing. Federal funding is the catalyst to bring stakeholders into shared spaces and to address process and technological challenges that present a significant degree of scientific or technical uncertainty.

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to establish an Energy Innovation Hub (referred to hereafter as the Energy-Water Desalination Hub, or the Hub) to address water security issues in the U.S. For the purpose of this FOA, “desalination” more broadly includes technologies that primarily remove salts. The Hub is a critical component of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) broader Water Security Grand Challenge which will use a coordinated suite of prizes, competitions, early stage research and development (R&D), and other programs to help address the nation’s water security needs.

The Energy-Water Desalination Hub will be organized around four topic areas: 1) Materials Research and Development, 2) New Process Research and Development, 3) Modeling and Simulation Tools, and 4) Integrated Data and Analysis. DOE intends to select and fund one application with the greatest likelihood of achieving the goals of all four topics of this FOA.

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "DOCUMENTS" heading below.

Please click "FOA FAQs" under the "DOCUMENTS" heading below for Questions and Answers specific to this FOA.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: The Exchange system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applications. In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov ).

Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA will be held on January 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Attendance is not mandatory and will not positively or negatively impact the overall review of any Applicant submissions. Standard application questions regarding the EERE Office and FOA procedures will be discussed. No new information will be presented during the webinar and EERE will not answer any attendee questions during the webinar.

After the webinar is complete, a link will be provided to access the audio recording of the webinar. Also, a copy of the Webinar Slides and Webinar Transcript will be available to download in the “DOCUMENTS” section below.

Please click here to register for the webinar.

*UPDATE: Please see the link below for the Informational Webinar held on January 7, 2019 and enter this password: ZyM3H8Yg

https://doe.webex.com/doe/lsr.php?RCID=cb6bea419f25703c5b37a6f66c993868

Please see the Announcement Documents section for a copy of the webinar slides and transcript.

Documents