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EERE Funding Opportunity Announcements

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  DE-FOA-0002446 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells R&D 2021 FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 1/15/2021 05:00 PM ET 3/8/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002389 Offshore Wind Transmission System Integration Research Needs Request for Information (RFI) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002425 Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Other - Functional 12/11/2020 05:00 PM ET 2/3/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002363 Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA): Improving Hydropower’s Value through Informed Decision Making Notice of Technical Assistance (NOTA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 2/17/2021 05:00 PM ET 4/14/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002206 Connected Communities Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 2/17/2021 05:00 PM ET 3/3/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002372 Request for Information - Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Research and Development Activities & SuperTruck Initiative Request for Information (RFI) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002196 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 11/5/2020 05:00 PM ET 1/20/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002274 Request for Information (RFI): Engaging States to Advance State Energy Office Priorities Request for Information (RFI) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002413 Understanding Workforce-Development Assets and Gaps for Technical and Non-Technical Bioenergy Workforce Preparation Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 11/2/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002386 FY 2021 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Request for Information (RFI) Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 9/21/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002385 Request for Information on Accelerated Materials R&D, Testing/Qualification, and Cost-Effective Manufacturing Routes for Harsh Service Environments Materials Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002357 Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Perovskite Funding Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 9/23/2020 05:00 PM ET 12/7/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002379 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Request for Information (RFI) Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 9/15/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002360 RFI: Energy Storage Grand Challenge Request for Information (RFI) Other - Functional 8/31/2020 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002336 Research and Development for Advanced Water Resource Recovery Systems Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) 8/4/2020 05:00 PM ET 10/6/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002329 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) 7/31/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002358 Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s in support of Battery Critical Materials Supply Chain R&D Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002324 Building Technologies Proving Ground – Public Sector Field Validation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 7/27/2020 05:00 PM ET 9/28/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-000L084 2020 VTO Lab Call 2 Lab Call (LC) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 7/17/2020 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002235 Request for Information (RFI): Offshore Wind Environmental Research & Environmental Monitoring and Impact Mitigation Technology Validation Funding Opportunity Request for Information (RFI) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002162 Request for Information: Research and Development Opportunities for Opaque Building Envelopes Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002161 Request for Information on DRAFT Research and Development Opportunities Report for Windows Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002252 FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) 6/25/2020 05:00 PM ET 8/31/2020 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) 6/29/2020 05:00 PM ET 8/19/2020 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-0002236 Offshore Wind Energy Atmospheric Science and Project Development Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) 4/30/2020 05:00 PM ET 7/16/2020 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 2/11/2021 05:00 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-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-0002182 Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles Integrated with Thermal Energy Storage Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) TBD 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-0002123 Request for Information (RFI): Marine Sciences Laboratory Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  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-FOA-0002096 Request for Information: Waves to Water Prize Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002070 Efficient and Flexible Building Loads Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001920 RFI: Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy and the Geosciences Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  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-0002446: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells R&D 2021 FOA

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002446. The activities supported by this FOA are authorized under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) Public Law 109-58 (Aug. 5, 2005), Title VIII - HYDROGEN, Sections 801 to 816. These provisions are found in the United States Code at 42 U.S.C. §§ 16151 to 16165. Title VIII authorizes the Secretary of Energy to conduct a program of research, development and demonstration on technologies relating to the production, purification, distribution, storage, and use of hydrogen energy, fuel cells, and related infrastructure.

This HFTO FY21 RD&D FOA will provide more than $33,500,000 in Federal funding for topics designed to supplement the current HFTO RD&D portfolio in the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, with an emphasis on incentivizing collaborative progress among industry, university and national laboratory stakeholders, including coordination with the M2FCT and H2NEW Consortia. This FOA includes the following four areas of R&D:

Topic 1: Fuel Cell R&D for Heavy-Duty Applications

  • 1A: Fuel Cell R&D for Heavy-Duty Applications – Low-Cost, Durable Bipolar Plates
  • 1B: Fuel Cell R&D for Heavy-Duty Applications – Innovative, Low-Cost Air Management Components

Topic 2: Efficient and Innovative Hydrogen Production

  • 2A: Efficient and Innovative Hydrogen Production – H2NEW - High Temperature Electrolysis
  • 2B: Efficient and Innovative Hydrogen Production – Innovative Biological/Waste to Hydrogen

Topic 3: High-flow Fueling Applications

  • 3A: High-flow Fueling Applications – Domestic Supply Chain for High-flow Hydrogen Fueling Stations
  • 3B: High-flow Fueling Applications – Validation of High-flow Refueling Models

Topic 4: Cost Analysis for Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Production, and Hydrogen Storage

  • 4A: Heavy Duty Fuel Cell Cost Analysis
  • 4B: Hydrogen Production Cost Analysis
  • 4C: Hydrogen Storage Cost Analysis

***NOTICE: New Application System Launched***

EERE issued this FOA in December of 2020 via the new EERE Program Information Center (EPIC) website https://epic.ee.doe.gov/ (Note: EPIC can only be accessed using Chrome). Applicants must be registered in EPIC to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding this FOA. Profiles in EERE Exchange will not be transferred to EPIC, so all interested applicants will need to create new profiles in EPIC. When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through EPIC.

To apply to this FOA: https://epicweb.ee.doe.gov/EPICWeb/#/public/submission/opportunityDetail/2313

Documents

  • HFTO FOA-2446 (Last Updated: 12/10/2020 01:20 PM ET)
  • FOA-2446 Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 1/12/2021 07:32 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/15/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/8/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/29/2021 5:00 PM ET – 4/2/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002389: Offshore Wind Transmission System Integration Research Needs

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit input from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and the public on research needs regarding offshore wind energy systems and their integration with the electric grid, as outlined in the RFI Document. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

Respondents to this RFI may respond to one or more of the topics, or any number of the questions outlined in the RFI Document.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WindEnergyRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on January 24, 2021. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.

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.

The full content of the announcement can be found on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.


Documents

  • RFI DE-FOA-0002389 (Last Updated: 11/23/2020 01:26 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002425: Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC)

NOTE: The Open Period for submitting Letters of Intent for this FOA ended at 5 PM ET on Friday 12-11-2020.

Letters of Intent can no longer be submitted.

Applicants who submitted a Letter of Intent prior to 5pm ET on 12-11-2020 are eligible to complete and submit a full application for this Funding Opportunity.

To access your previously submitted LOI log into Exchange and click on the "My Submissions" link on the left hand menu of the Exchange Landing Page. Once you have done that you will be taken to the submissions page and can edit and submit the full application.


An Informational Webinar was held for Applicants to this FOA on November 18, 2020 at 1pm ET. 

A recording of the November 18th Webinar is available at:

EPIC FOA Webinar Recording

Innovation clusters enhance national energy entrepreneurship and commercialization. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to fund the most creative, comprehensive, and impactful innovation-accelerating organizations that support energy and related hardware technology development and testing in regional innovation clusters—geographic concentrations of specialized skills, industries, and technology sectors. Innovation-accelerating, entrepreneurially-focused organizations (often referred to as accelerators or incubators) are critical to the growth of an innovation economy; these organizations help entrepreneurs accelerate the launch, growth, and scale of their businesses, ultimately resulting in the commercialization of new technologies and business models, and development of jobs in the United States.

Through this FOA, the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) seeks to support the formation and development of regional clusters supporting entrepreneurs and startups by funding innovation-accelerating organizations that demonstrate the ability to advance energy and related technologies in collaboration with and with the support of state, regional, and/or local entities. To accomplish these goals, the EPIC FOA anticipates funding four to eight innovation-accelerating organizations across the United States.

OTT welcomes as applicants organizations that aid in the development of new business ventures, business incubators and accelerators, co-working startup communities, or any other organizations and multi-organizational applicants that self-identify as advocates for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Through this competitive funding opportunity to support the formation and development of energy innovation clusters, the Office of Technology Transitions seeks to fund incubators and accelerators that demonstrate the ability to advance technology in collaboration with and with the support of state, regional, and/or local entities. To accomplish these goals, the Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) anticipates funding approximately four to six incubators across the United States.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS FOA?                                              

If you have questions about the content or application process for this FOA Email EPICFOA-OTT@hq.doe.gov

A Q&A Document will be posted on the FOA Landing page Documents Section and updated Weekly.

PROBLEMS WITH OTT EXCHANGE?

Problems with OTT Exchange? Email EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov Include FOA name and number in subject line.



Documents

  • EPIC FOA Q&A 1-14-2021 (Last Updated: 1/14/2021 10:25 AM ET)
  • EPIC FOA DE-FOA-0002425 Amendment 000003 (Last Updated: 1/14/2021 10:30 AM ET)
  • EPIC FOA Webinar PowerPoint Presentation (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 02:59 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.

View Required Application Documents

Letter of Intent

  • EPIC FOA LOI and Application Information (Last Updated: 12/7/2020 05:07 PM ET)

Full Application

  • SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 12/15/2020 03:00 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 12/16/2020 02:09 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Form (Last Updated: 1/7/2021 12:44 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Form (Last Updated: 12/15/2020 04:14 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) Template (Last Updated: 12/16/2020 02:10 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 12/11/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/3/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/10/2021 9:00 AM ET – 3/12/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002363: Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA): Improving Hydropower’s Value through Informed Decision Making

Modification 000002

The purpose of this modification is to:

1) Revise Submission Deadline for Concept Paper, Expected Date for Concept Paper Encourage/Discourage Notification Full Applications, Expected Date for Full Application Reviewer Comments, and Submission Deadline for Reply to Reviewer Comments dates as listed on the title page and on page 25.


Modification 000001

The purposes of this modification are to:

1) Revise the Submission Deadline for Full Applications and Submission Deadline for Reply to Reviewer Comments dates as listed on the NOTA's title page and on page 25;

2) Add the Expected Date for Concept Paper Encourage/Discourage Notifications and the Expected Date for Full Application Reviewer Comments on NOTA page 25; and

3) Correct references to “Concept Paper Requirements” on page 29, these are corrected to “Technical Volume Requirements”.

The objectives of this Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA) are to:

* Provide hydropower decision-makers—such as utilities and system operators—with National Lab expertise and capabilities to address challenges and capture opportunities for their systems;

* Validate National Lab-led modeling, analysis, and tools developed under the HydroWIRES initiative for the benefit of the broader community; and

* Further our collective understanding ofpossible roles for hydropower under evolving power system conditions that reach beyond those considered by most planners and operators today.

WPTO anticipates providing Technical Assistance (TA) to up to 6 recipients. Each recipient will receive assistance valued at up to $400,000. WPTO will provide the funding to the TA team that will provide the TA for the selected projects. There is no financial assistance available under this NOTA; only TA will be provided. WPTO will not purchase hardware, software, or provide any direct funding to selected organizations through this NOTA. Recipients will not be required to provide cash cost share, although in-kind contributions for data, information, and critical review of results are necessary for project success.

WPTO is under no obligation to pay for any costs associated with preparation or submission of applications. WPTO reserves the right to provide TA in whole or in part, to any, all, or none of the applications submitted in response to this NOTA.

An informational webinar was held on November 4, 2020, at 2PM EST. The following is the link for the webinar presentation: https://doe.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/doe/recording/playback/9f950d90ed0440138b28dd6ccf6a2b7b

Webinar Password: nSFav3Qy

Webinar Text-Alternative version: https://www.energy.gov/eere/water/de-foa-0002363-notice-opportunity-technical-assistance-nota-improving-hydropower-s-value

The Q&A for this NOTA can be accessed under the Announcement Documents section below.

Documents

  • WPTO NOTA DE-FOA-0002363 (Modification 00002) (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 06:38 PM ET)
  • For Questions and Answers (Q&A) regarding the content of this NOTA (updated 11/23/2020). (Last Updated: 11/23/2020 06:23 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

  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 04:05 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 04:06 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/17/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/14/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/21/2021 6:00 AM ET – 5/24/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002206: Connected Communities

A Connected Community (CC) is a group of grid-interactive efficient buildings GEB with diverse, flexible end use equipment and other distributed energy resources (DERs) that collectively work to maximize building, community, and grid efficiency. Under this FOA, DOE will select a portfolio of “Connected Community” projects totaling up to $65 million in varying climates, geographies, building types, building vintages, DERs utility/grid/regulatory structures and resource bases. Through funding these projects, DOE hopes to find and share technical and market solutions that will increase demand flexibility and energy efficiency.

Modification 0001: The purpose of this modification was to add Section I.C.: Teaming List, to page 18 of the FOA.

Modification 0002: The purposes of this modification were to:
1. Remove the down select language under section II.A.i. Award Information, Estimated Funding on page 20;
2. Clarify language around the Open Source Software Distribution Plan on page 46 to make it encouraged but not required;
3. Replace Appendix H - Project Evaluation.

Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to CCPilotsFOA@ee.doe.gov

Answer to questions will be posted to an excel spreadsheet found in the announcement Documents section of the FOA posting.

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=aaf39766b42540d3bfe7feca62a3ff94

Passcode: 65mG7mHK

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

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-0002206_-_Connected_Communities_-_Mod_0002 (Last Updated: 11/9/2020 05:02 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002206_Connected_Communities_FAQ_Log (Last Updated: 1/11/2021 05:30 PM ET)
  • CC_Teaming_List_Responses (Last Updated: 1/5/2021 07:17 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar (Last Updated: 11/12/2020 08:44 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: 10/9/2020 03:50 PM ET)
  • Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 03:50 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(3_BPs) (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 03:49 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(5_BPs) (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 03:51 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 03:50 PM ET)
  • Field_Work_Proposal_(FFRDC) (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 03:49 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/17/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/3/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/26/2021 5:00 PM ET – 5/4/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002372: Request for Information - Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Research and Development Activities & SuperTruck Initiative

This is a Request for Information and is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement. The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), seeks feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on research needs and opportunities related to medium and heavy-duty freight trucking. The information requested is intended to inform EERE’s medium and heavy-duty freight energy and operational efficiency R&D planning. EERE plans to support a future public workshop following this RFI to discuss the feedback received. The Department of Energy is not accepting applications to this Request for Information.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to VTO@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on November 9, 2020.

Documents

  • RFI_DE-FOA-0002372_Request_for_Information (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 07:36 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002196: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2020

This 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). This section describes the overall goals of BTO and the type of projects that are being solicited for funding support through this FOA.

BTO’s overall goal is to improve the energy productivity of buildings without sacrificing occupant comfort or product performance. Progress towards achieving this goal will make building energy costs more affordable to the benefit of American families and businesses.

The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to research and develop next‐generation building technologies that have the potential for significant energy savings and improved demand flexibility, affordability, and occupant comfort. An additional goal is to advance building construction, remodeling, and retrofit practices, and associated workforces.

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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 (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.

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 2020 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) Funding Opportunity Announcement - AMENDMENT 000001 (Last Updated: 1/8/2021 04:12 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 12/16/2020 11:43 AM ET)
  • BENEFIT FY20 FOA Potential Applicant Informational Webinar (Conducted 10/05/20) (Last Updated: 10/5/2020 02:39 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

  • Project Management Plan Template - FOA 2196 (Last Updated: 7/20/2020 12:03 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives - FOA 2196 (Last Updated: 7/20/2020 12:04 PM ET)
  • SF-424: Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 7/22/2020 12:39 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Template (Last Updated: 7/22/2020 12:41 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/22/2020 12:43 PM ET)
  • FFRDC Work Authorization (Last Updated: 7/22/2020 12:47 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 7/22/2020 12:47 PM ET)
  • Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 1/8/2021 10:51 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/5/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/20/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/24/2021 4:00 PM ET – 3/29/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002274: Request for Information (RFI): Engaging States to Advance State Energy Office Priorities

The U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), State Energy Program (SEP) seeks information from the public on organizations, including industry, academia, nonprofit organizations, and others, that have the expertise to support state energy offices (SEOs); in particular, EERE hopes to receive comments from energy office directors and their senior policy staff that design and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy programs in their respective states. The desired outcome of this request is to enhance how DOE SEP delivers specific technical assistance and provides direct support to help states maximize the affordability, reliability, and resiliency of their state-led energy policies and programs.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to State_Energy_OfficeRFI_DOEWIP@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) October 16, 2020.


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.

Please see the full text for the Request for Information (RFI) in the DOCUMENTS section below.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002274: RFI - Engaging States to Advance State Energy Office Priorities (Last Updated: 9/10/2020 02:03 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002413: Understanding Workforce-Development Assets and Gaps for Technical and Non-Technical Bioenergy Workforce Preparation

Please see the full text for the Request for Information (RFI) in the DOCUMENTS section below.

THE BIOENERGY TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE (BETO) SEEKS INFORMATION ABOUT BIOENERGY U.S. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OFFERINGS AND GAPS. The Department of Energy (DOE) has released a request for information (RFI) to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, career counselors, educators, and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders. Specifically, BETO seeks to provide evidence-based workforce development data to help individuals link to existing and new bioenergy workforce development tools. This evidence-based workforce development data will also assist in preparing the nation's current and future workforce for the rapidly and continually changing workforce demands to reskill and upskill in the bioenergy industry.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to bioenergizeme@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on November 2, 2020.

Please see the full text for the Request for Information (RFI) in the DOCUMENTS section below.


Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/2/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002386: FY 2021 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Request for Information (RFI)

Please see the full RFI document in the Documents section below.

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to overcoming the technical barriers and challenges in the design of clean, efficient residential scale wood heaters and in bioprocessing separations development. EERE is specifically interested in information on the following areas:

Topic Area 1 - Residential Wood Heater Technology Advancement: Identifying the critical technology gaps and resources required to significantly reduce emissions and improve efficiency of residential wood heaters.

Topic Area 2 - Bioprocessing Separations Development: Identifying the critical technology gaps and research needs required to enable more efficient separations technologies spanning biochemical and thermochemical approaches.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to FY21MultiTopic@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on September 21, 2020.

Please see the full RFI document in the Documents section below.

Documents

  • FY 2021 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0002386 (Last Updated: 8/20/2020 09:40 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/21/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002385: Request for Information on Accelerated Materials R&D, Testing/Qualification, and Cost-Effective Manufacturing Routes for Harsh Service Environments Materials

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, codes and standards communities, and other stakeholders on issues related to materials and materials manufacturing process technologies that improve system energy efficiency/performance and extend useful life where harsh service conditions exist. This information will be used by AMO and AES to inform strategies and in support of energy savings and cost reduction goals, as well as to inform future planning and adjustments to their research and development (R&D) portfolios.

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.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to HarshMaterialsRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on September 21, 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.

Please identify your answers by responding to a specific question or topic if applicable. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002385 RFI Harsh Service Conditions (Last Updated: 8/19/2020 10:14 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002357: Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Perovskite Funding Program

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) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). SETO supports solar energy research and development (R&D) with the goal of improving the affordability, reliability, and domestic benefit of solar technologies.

The SETO 2020 Perovskite Funding Program seeks to advance perovskite photovoltaic technology development and competitiveness through projects in economically viable device and manufacturing R&D and performance validation. The primary goals are to improve understanding of stability; establish methods to produce high-efficiency, stable devices using industry-relevant fabrication techniques; and develop test protocols that enable high confidence in long-duration field performance of perovskite-based photovoltaic technologies.

Modification 000002 - See the Modification table in the FOA.  Changes from modification 000002 are highlighted in green.

Modification 000001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 000001 are highlighted in yellow

Informational Webinar

An informational webinar was held to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants on Friday, August 21, 2020, 3:00pm ET. Please see link below to access the recording of this webinar.

Perovskite Funding Opportunity Announcement Webinar

Recording password: AzYsegV5





Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002357_Funding_Opportunity_Announcement_(FOA)_SETO_FY20_PVSK_-_Modification_000002 (Last Updated: 11/5/2020 05:31 PM ET)
  • SETO FY20 PVSK FOA Questions and Answers (Last Updated: 9/28/2020 08:54 AM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List Instructions (Last Updated: 8/25/2020 09:15 AM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List - Perovskite FOA 9/21/2020 (Last Updated: 9/21/2020 05:56 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: 8/6/2020 11:04 AM ET)
  • EERE Form Budget Justification (3 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 8/6/2020 11:55 AM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 8/6/2020 11:05 AM ET)
  • EERE Form Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 8/6/2020 11:56 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 8/6/2020 11:54 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/23/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/7/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 1/12/2021 5:00 PM ET – 1/15/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002379: DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Request for Information (RFI)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) solicits feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders through this RFI. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

HFTO is issuing a Request for Information to obtain public input on its efforts to accelerate research, development, demonstration, commercialization, and adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

This RFI is issued to understand how hydrogen and fuel cell research priorities and goals can address evolving technology needs and to inform related research, development and demonstration (RD&D) activities that may be undertaken by DOE. The information being sought under this RFI is intended to assist HFTO in further defining the scope and priorities of its RD&D initiatives as well as its consortia that were established to address its priorities.

The information collected may be used for internal HFTO planning and decision-making purposes, including but not limited to determining potential new areas of focus, funding opportunities, analyses, and organizational frameworks for national lab-based consortia.

Areas of Interest:

  • H2@Scale Initiative
  • HFTO Strategy and Multiyear Plan
  • Priority Application Focus Areas
  • Funding Mechanisms and Opportunities (including consortia models)

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Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to HFTORFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on September 15, 2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25 MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (*.docx) or Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) attachment to the email, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

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This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, the DOE is not accepting applications at this time. The DOE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, the DOE 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 the DOE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter.

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. The DOE 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. The DOE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI. Respondents are advised that the DOE 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 the DOE to any further actions related to this topic.

Because information received in response to this RFI may be used to structure future programs and FOAs and/or otherwise be made available to the public, respondents are strongly advised to NOT include any information in their responses that might be considered business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential. If, however, a respondent chooses to submit business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential information, it must be clearly and conspicuously marked as such in the response.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted by email in accordance with the "RFI Submission Guidelines" detailed in the RFI. The submission must be received no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on September 15, 2020.

The DOE will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses. A response to this RFI will not be viewed as a binding commitment to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.

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

  • HFTO RFI (Last Updated: 8/10/2020 02:30 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/15/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002360: RFI: Energy Storage Grand Challenge

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from interested individuals and entities, such as, industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders to assist the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Storage Grand Challenge identify market opportunities and challenges – both technical and financial – for the development, commercialization, production, and deployment of energy storage technologies. Information received may be used to assist the DOE in planning the scope of future technology studies, deployment, or technology commercialization efforts and may be shared with other federal agencies. The DOE may also use this RFI to gain public input on its efforts, expand and facilitate public access to the DOE’s resources, and to mobilize investment in U.S. energy storage technologies as well as ancillary technologies and efforts that will enable commercialization and widespread adoption. The information collected may be used for internal DOE planning and decision-making to ensure that future activities maximize public benefit while advancing the Administration’s goals for leading the world in building a competitive, clean energy economy; securing America’s energy future; reducing carbon pollution; and creating domestic jobs.

DOE is not accepting applications at this time as part of the ESGC. This is solely an RFI and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to rticstorage@hq.doe.gov no later than August 21, 2020. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.doc) or (.docx) attachment to the email with no more than 10 pages in length for each section listed in the RFI. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002360_RFI_Energy_Storage_Grand_Challenge (Last Updated: 7/30/2020 02:52 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/31/2020 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002336: Research and Development for Advanced Water Resource Recovery Systems

In recent years a growing number of utilities responsible for clean water have been moving from strict wastewater treatment to water resource management, some formally renaming themselves as water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Energy efficiency in equipment, processes, and operations is a fundamental part of this transition, and energy savings in facility retrofits can reach 50 percent. In addition to energy efficiency improvements, wastewater contains about five times more energy than is needed for its treatment, creating an opportunity for new, innovative technologies and approaches to recovering that energy content.

Looking even more broadly than municipal wastewater treatment facilities - across the entire energy-water nexus - water and wastewater contain a significant amount of recoverable chemical, thermal, and hydrodynamic energy content. Treatment efficiencies and energy recovery options across the energy-water nexus create the possibility for a growing percentage of treated water and wastewater systems in municipal, industrial, agriculture, utility, oil and gas and other sectors to achieve net-zero energy consumption, and even to become net producers of energy under favorable circumstances.

Energy is often the second-highest operating cost (behind labor costs) for water and wastewater treatment systems. Black & Veatch’s client surveys indicate that energy costs at water and wastewater utilities account for well over 10% of total operating costs for a large majority of utilities, with a significant number of utilities having energy costs that exceed 30 percent. Increasingly stringent regulations for contaminants are pushing water and wastewater treatment systems to use even more advanced – and energy intensive – treatment technologies. The energy use of these systems is expected to increase by up to 20 percent in the coming decades due to more stringent water quality standards and growing water demand based on population growth. Additionally, water and wastewater treatment facilities, pipes, and related infrastructure in cities around the country are approaching their end of expected service life. Therefore, a unique window of opportunity exists to replace the aging infrastructure with new, innovative approaches to water and wastewater treatment, resource recovery, and water reuse by looking more broadly at interconnected, cross-sector opportunities (i.e. municipal, industrial, agriculture, oil and gas, etc.) across the energy-water nexus to develop water and wastewater treatment systems of the future – advanced water resource recovery systems.
The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to conduct research, development, and deployment on technology innovations that enable advanced water resource recovery systems. Topic Area 1 of this FOA seeks to advance the development of transformative technologies beyond early stage research and development (R&D) to become pilot ready (TRL 4-6). Whereas, Topic Area 2 of this FOA seeks to test currently developed, pilot ready technologies (TRL 6-7) though design, build, and operations in industrially relevant conditions to enable commercialization.

This FOA is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) as part of the DOE’s Water Security Grand Challenge (WSGC). The WSGC is a White House initiated, U.S. DOE led framework to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water. Using a coordinated suite of prizes, competitions, R&D, and other programs, the Water Security Grand Challenge has set the following goals for the United States to reach by 2030:

Launch desalination technologies that deliver cost-competitive clean water;Transform the energy sector’s produced water from a waste to a resource;Achieve near-zero water impact for new thermoelectric power plants, and significantly lower freshwater use intensity within the existing fleet;Double resource recovery from municipal wastewater; and, Develop small, modular energy-water systems for urban, rural, tribal, national security, and disaster response settings.


As part of the WSGC, DOE announced a $1 million Water Resource Recovery Prize to accelerate resource recovery from municipal wastewater across the United States. DOE also announced the selection of the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) to lead DOE’s Energy-Water Desalination Hub, an early stage R&D consortia focused on desalination technologies. This FOA seeks to leverage these investments to further develop technologies for advanced water resource recovery systems.

Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to AMOWaterFOA@ee.doe.gov

Answers to the questions will be posted to an excel spreadsheet found in the annoucement Documents section of the FOA posting.

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-0002336: Research and Development for Advanced Water Resource Recovery Systems (Last Updated: 6/30/2020 01:44 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002336: Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 10/2/2020 02:05 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

  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 03:03 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 03:04 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 03:04 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 03:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/4/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/6/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/5/2020 5:00 PM ET – 11/10/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002329: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2020

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 help federal agencies advance the energy efficiency, resilience, and security of their operations. 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) 2020 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 2020 FAC funding is to initiate, supplement, improve or otherwise increase the viability and adoption of energy efficiency and operational resilience at U.S. Federal government-owned facilities. This is accomplished through leveraging the use of a privately financed performance contract in the form of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), ENABLE contract, or Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) to enhance Federal agency energy efficiency goals at mission critical sites. In addition, AFFECT will address the issue of aging infrastructure and deferred maintenance and repairs. The AFFECT 2020 FAC is expected to provide ‘value added’ additions to projects allowing for greater impact from the projects in terms of energy cost savings, enhanced resilience, or improved energy- or cyber-security. FEMP also intends for the AFFECT 2020 FAC to provide demonstrated opportunities for replication of projects at other Federal facilities.

Questions regarding the FAC must be submitted to AFFECT2020@ee.doe.gov.

Answers to the questions will be posted to an excel spreadsheet found in the announcement "Documents" section of the FAC posting.

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FAC. 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 FAC 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.

Documents

  • FAC: ASSISTING FEDERAL FACILITIES WITH ENERGY CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGIES (AFFECT) 2020 (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 03:28 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002329 Q&A 7-30-2020 (Last Updated: 7/30/2020 02:27 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: 6/26/2020 05:21 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 05:45 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 05:46 PM ET)
  • Evaluation Summary Slide (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 06:21 PM ET)
  • Briefing Summary Slide (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 06:22 PM ET)
  • UESC LOI or Sources Sought RFP (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 06:25 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/31/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002358: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s in support of Battery Critical Materials Supply Chain R&D

DE-FOA-0002358: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s in support of Battery Critical Materials Supply Chain R&D.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to challenges and opportunities in the upstream and midstream critical materials battery supply chains. EERE is specifically interested in information on raw minerals production and refining and processing of cathode materials including cobalt, lithium, and nickel. This RFI is being issued by DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), in collaboration with the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) and Vehicles Technologies Office (VTO).

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.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to BatteryCriticalMaterialsRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on July 31, 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) or pdf 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

  • DE-FOA-0002358_RFI_Battery_Critical_Materials_Supply_Chain_R&D (Last Updated: 6/24/2020 02:09 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002324: Building Technologies Proving Ground – Public Sector Field Validation

The Building Technologies Proving Ground – Public Sector Field Validation funding opportunity will invest up to $10 million to allow state, local, and tribal government entities to compete for funding designed to meet U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals via field validation of high impact commercial building technologies. Projects under this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will be funded by the EERE’s Building Technologies Office and administered in partnership with EERE’s Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office’s State Energy Program. The objective of this funding is to generate and disseminate data on the field performance of novel approaches to integrate advanced building technologies, that can inform commercial and multi-family building efficiency, demand flexibility, and building-to-grid programs. Projects funded through this FOA will have the potential to significantly reduce energy use in U.S. commercial buildings, develop new value streams for commercial building owners, and provide the end use flexibility required to dynamically balance the distribution grid.

An informational FOA webinar was held on June 30, 2020 at 12:00pm ET. The slides to the presentation are accessible in the Documents section of the FOA posting. 

Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to BTOProvingGroundFOA@ee.doe.gov

Answers to the questions will be posted to an excel spreadsheet found in the annoucement Documents section of the FOA posting.

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-0002324_Funding_Opportunity_Announcement_(FOA) (Last Updated: 6/25/2020 05:32 PM ET)
  • Proving_Ground_Teaming_List_Responses (Last Updated: 8/3/2020 12:37 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002324_FOA_Webinar_Presentation (Last Updated: 7/1/2020 05:31 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002324_Proving_Ground_2020_FAQ_Log (Last Updated: 9/25/2020 01:40 PM ET)
  • bto-proving-ground-foa-webinar-transcript-063020 (Last Updated: 7/16/2020 02:23 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: 6/25/2020 04:17 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 6/25/2020 04:17 PM ET)
  • Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 6/25/2020 04:19 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(3_BPs) (Last Updated: 6/25/2020 04:19 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 7/27/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/28/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/28/2020 5:00 PM ET – 11/2/2020 11:59 PM ET

DE-LC-000L084: 2020 VTO Lab Call 2

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 2021 (FY 2021) funding. VTO will award only a portion of its total planned FY 2021 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.

There is approximately $27 million in annual funding to fund all projects with the potential for future year funding pending appropriations, Program direction, and go/no-go decision points.

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: Joining Core Program Phase 2

AOI 2: Lightweight Metals Core Program

AOI 3: Intermetallic Silicon –based Anodes

AOI 4: Artificial Intelligence for Mobility

AOI 5: High Power Charging Profiles

AOI 6: Threat Mitigation and Operational Smoothing for Charging Stations

Documents

  • FY2020_VTO_Lab_Call_2_Final (Last Updated: 7/6/2020 12:39 PM ET)
  • Lab_call_FAQs_15July2020 (Last Updated: 7/15/2020 02:47 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/17/2020 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002235: Request for Information (RFI): Offshore Wind Environmental Research & Environmental Monitoring and Impact Mitigation Technology Validation Funding Opportunity

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit input from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and the public on high-priority research needs, gaps and opportunities regarding environmental impacts of offshore wind energy development and related monitoring and potential mitigation technology, as outlined in the RFI Document. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

Respondents to this RFI may respond to one or more of the topics, or any number of the questions outlined in the RFI Document.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WindEnergyRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on July 7, 2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.

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

  • EERE RFI Offshore Wind Environmental Research and Related Technology (Last Updated: 6/3/2020 03:55 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002162: Request for Information: Research and Development Opportunities for Opaque Building Envelopes

This RFI solicits feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on BTO’s opaque envelope program and its future directions and priorities. To clarify these, BTO has developed a report that is structured around five key areas of technology R&D. The report identifies current envelope characteristics, R&D opportunities, integration approaches, and implementation pathways. BTO is requesting feedback on each of these areas. BTO is also requesting feedback on planned technical objectives, technical targets, tools, overall R&D activities, and estimates of program impacts.

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 BTO_Envelope_RDO@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on July 20, 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_-_Envelope (Last Updated: 5/29/2020 04:05 PM ET)
  • DRAFT_Research_Development_Opportunities_-_Envelope (Last Updated: 5/29/2020 04:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002161: Request for Information on DRAFT Research and Development Opportunities Report for Windows

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on BTO’s windows R&D and its future directions and priorities. To clarify these, BTO developed the Research and Development Opportunities (RDO) report, which is structured around four key areas. The RDO report identifies opportunities and challenges, technology development, integration, and implementation. BTO is requesting feedback on each of these areas. BTO is also requesting feedback on planned technical objectives, technical targets, tools, and overall R&D activities and estimates of program impacts. BTO will not develop a FY20 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on the feedback from the RFI. This RFI includes guidance on how to provide feedback that will inform updates to the RDO report itself, and ultimately, the strategic direction of the portfolio moving forward.

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 BTO_Windows_RDO@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on July 20, 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_-_Windows (Last Updated: 5/29/2020 03:16 PM ET)
  • DRAFT_Research_Development_Opportunities_-_Windows (Last Updated: 5/29/2020 03:18 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 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. manufacturingReduce lifecycle energy and resource impacts of manufactured goodsLeverage diverse domestic energy resources in U.S. manufacturing, while strengthening environmental stewardshipTransition DOE supported innovative technologies and practices into U.S. manufacturing capabilitiesStrengthen 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

Modification 0001

On pages 37 and 38, the table in "Subtopic 3.2 Candidate Targets and Metrics" within Section I.B of the FOA has been modified to correct information.

Modification 0002

On the cover page (page i), extend the Submission Deadline for Full Applications from August 26, 2020 5PM ET to August 31, 2020 5PM ET due to the Hurricane Laura’s impact on the gulf coast. Also change the Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments to October 2, 2020 at 5PM ET.

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 M0002 (Last Updated: 8/26/2020 04:18 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002252 AMO 2020 FAQ 12-17-2020 (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 01:52 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: 5/13/2020 04:12 PM ET)
  • SF LLL (Last Updated: 5/13/2020 04:13 PM ET)
  • SF 424 (Last Updated: 5/13/2020 04:14 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Form (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 8/14/2020 02:37 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/25/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/31/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/2/2020 5:00 PM ET – 10/7/2020 5:00 PM ET

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

MODIFICATION 0004: The purpose of this modification is to correct Modification 0003 and clarify:

(1) the use of coal and coal-based sources is specifically not of interest under Topic Area 2 on page 19:

Proposed projects must not include coal or coal-based resources (see Section I.C of the FOA).

(2) the use of coal and coal-based sources is specifically not of interest under all Topic Areas of the FOA on page 21:

For applications under all Topic Areas of the FOA, proposed projects must not include coal or coal-based resources. Applicants may see Section I.E for additional details for related opportunities.

3) the submission deadlines are extended on page i.

Submission Deadline for Concept Papers:

6/29/20 5:00pm ET

Submission Deadline for Full Applications:

8/19/20 5:00pm ET

Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments:

9/17/20 5:00pm ET

MODIFICATION 0003: The purpose of this modification is to clarify the restrictions on the use of coal and coal-based sources in Topic Area 2 of the FOA on page 19 and page 21:

"For all Areas of Interest under Topic 2 of the FOA, flexible or mixed raw materials sources are of interest, but cannot include greater than 49% coal or coal-based sources by weight. Proposed projects to Topic Area 2 of this FOA must not be duplicative of existing efforts of the Feasibility of Recovery Rare Earth Elements Program at the National Energy Technology Laboratory."

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 0004: DE-FOA-0002322 FY2020 AMO Critical Materials FOA (Last Updated: 6/23/2020 03:29 PM ET)
  • FOA 2322 Q&As (Last Updated: 8/12/2020 11:18 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.

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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: 6/29/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/19/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/15/2020 5:00 PM ET – 9/18/2020 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-0002236: Offshore Wind Energy Atmospheric Science and Project Development

PLEASE NOTE- The Submission Deadline for Full Applications is extended from 07/09/2020, by 5:00pm ET to 07/16/2020, by 5:00pm ET, as shown on the cover page of the modified 0001 FOA document.

Modification 0001:

The purposes of this modification are to update the following dates located on the Cover Page of the FOA:

        * Submission Deadline for Full Applications

        * Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments

        * Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications

        * Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations

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

  • MODIFICATION 0001: DE-FOA-0002236 OSW Demo & Resource Science FOA Document (Last Updated: 7/1/2020 06:43 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002236 Q&A Log (updated 10/21/2020) (Last Updated: 10/21/2020 05:07 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

  • ***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: 7/16/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/13/2020 8:00 AM ET – 8/17/2020 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: 1/5/2021 07:20 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.

All modifications to the Funding Opportunity Announcement are highlighted in yellow in the body of the FOA.

Modification 0001

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)

Modification 0002

Extended the submission deadline for applications from “July 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time” to “July 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time”

Modification 0003

Extended the submission deadline for applications from “July 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time” to “August 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time”

Modification 0004

Extended the submission deadline for applications from “August 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time” to “September 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time”

Modification 0005

Extended the submission deadline for applications from “September 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time” to “December 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time”

Modification 0006

Extend the submission deadline for applications from “December 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time” to “February 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time”.

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.

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 April 7, 2020 to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants. View the webinar and download presentation slides.



Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002317 Mod0006 (Last Updated: 11/3/2020 03:10 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

  • 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: 2/11/2021 5:00 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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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-0001920: RFI: Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy and the Geosciences

Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), invites input from the public regarding opportunities associated with applying machine learning techniques toward challenges in the geosciences that are relevant to geothermal energy. With the overall goals of establishing the practice of machine learning (ML) in the geothermal industry and maximizing the value of the rich datasets utilized in the geosciences, GTO is seeking input in three areas: Identifying the most promising applications of machine learning in subsurface R&D, building open community datasets capable of supporting the most advanced ML techniques, and leveraging crowd-sourced R&D through alternative funding mechanisms. As ML is already well- established in some industries, GTO is also very interested in feedback from outside of the geothermal community. The information requested is intended to advance GTO goals in geothermal development, though there are likely crosscutting applications with other industries operating in the subsurface. Opportunities for partnerships with other industries are also of interest. The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gather feedback from stakeholders prior to DOE potentially issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

This RFI is not a FOA: therefore, DOE is not accepting
applications at this time. All responses to this RFI must be provided as an attachment (in Microsoft Word format) to an e-mail message addressed to machinelearninggeo@ee.doe.gov. Responses must be received no later than 5:00 PM EDT on June 6, 2018. The full content of the announcement can be found on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.


Documents

  • Request for Information (Last Updated: 5/7/2018 02:16 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001899: Critical Water Issues Prize Competition RFI

The U.S. Department of Energy seeks to understand the key technical and other barriers that may prevent long-term access to low-cost water supplies that could be best addressed through challenges and prize competitions. For the purposes of this Request for Information (RFI), challenges and prize competitions are tools and approaches the Federal government and others can use to engage a broad range of stakeholders, including the general public, in developing solutions to difficult problems. Challenges and prize competitions rely on competitive structures to drive innovation among participants and usually offer rewards (financial and/or other) to winners and/or finalists. DOE may use the information provided through this RFI to develop challenges and prize competitions to address key water issues. This RFI is not designed to solicit input on DOE’s broader R&D efforts on affordable water.




Documents

  • RFI, DE-FOA-0001899 (Last Updated: 3/12/2018 08:51 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001869: Request for Information (RFI): Identifying Opportunities to Address Barriers for Lowering the Cost and Risk of Geothermal Drilling

The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), invites input from the public regarding challenges and opportunities associated with drilling geothermal wells. With the overall goal of better understanding barriers to lower the costs and risks of geothermal drilling for the purpose of electricity production, we are seeking input in three areas: defining the major challenges, research and development opportunities, and process improvement opportunities. The information requested is intended to ascertain where there are opportunities to reduce the costs of drilling, facilitating increased geothermal energy production in the United States.

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001669: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: Supporting Clean Energy Startups: Industry and Investment Partnerships for Scaling Innovation

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. Responses to the RFI will be treated as informational only and will not be viewed as a binding commitment for the respondent to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed. No applications are being accepted and no funding is available through this RFI.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Technology-to-Market (T2M) team is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0001669. The purpose of this RFI is to gain public input on how T2M can best facilitate a more efficient clean energy innovation ecosystem in the U.S. by leveraging prior initiatives. T2M is looking to understand unaddressed challenges faced by early-stage clean energy start-ups and investors (and other capital providers) and industry partners that can help facilitate the transition of new technologies into the marketplace. The information being sought under this RFI is intended to assist EERE in further defining the scope and priorities of its initiatives by capitalizing on prior year investments to strengthen the U.S. Energy innovation ecosystem. Descriptions of current T2M efforts can be found at http://energy.gov/eere/technology-to-market/technology-market-program.

Background

The conventional technology-to-market pathway from invention to market entry has proven to be challenging for disruptive non-software clean energy technologies. Specific challenges include high capital needs, long development times, the need to integrate into complex systems and supply chains, the need to work with established industry in a commodity market, and the need to operate within a shifting regulatory environment.

In this complex landscape where innovation pathways encounter many market barriers, it is critical for the U.S. to build a more efficient and interconnected innovation ecosystem in order to transition to a clean energy economy. For the purpose of this RFI, we define the innovation ecosystem as the set of stakeholders (e.g. universities, business and industry, entrepreneurs and start-ups, labs and facilities, and capital providers) that can collectively enable the commercialization of clean energy technologies.

This RFI from EERE’s Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) T2M program seeks to obtain information from the broad innovation community on challenges that start-up companies face in launching and scaling their products and businesses, and understand the interventions in the clean energy innovation ecosystem that could address these challenges.

In February 2016, the Clean Energy Investment Center (CEIC) within DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) issued a RFI on how to utilize DOE’s considerable resources and expertise to support the investor community. The questions posed in that RFI primarily addressed specific services and tools that CEIC could develop to maximize the value of DOE engagement with the investment community and support clean energy investment decision making by the public. In response to stakeholder input from that RFI, CEIC has initiated several efforts to serve the investment community, including the Laboratory-Investor Knowledge Series (LINKS), a forum for public-private discussion of the challenges and opportunities around clean energy investment, and a Lab Partnering Service to connect investors with subject matter experts at the DOE national labs. Descriptions of current OTT efforts can be found at http://energy.gov/technologytransitions/services.

This RFI is intended to build upon DOE initiatives already underway to strengthen the clean energy innovation ecosystem in the U.S.

Please see the full RFI document in the "DOCUMENTS" section below. Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to T2M@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on November 14, 2016.

Documents

  • RFI DE-FOA-0001669: Supporting Clean Energy Startups: Industry and Investment Partnerships for Scaling Innovation (Last Updated: 10/18/2016 10:25 AM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001672: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017

The purpose of this notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017”. (DE-FOA-0001667). Please see the full text of the Notice of Intent (NOI) in the "DOCUMENTS" section below.

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 than the FOA described herein, or DOE may not issue a FOA at all.

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 in December 2016.

Documents

  • NOI: DE-FOA-0001672, Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017 (Last Updated: 10/3/2016 03:15 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001573: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA Number DE-FOA-0001574, Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies 2016

The purpose of this notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2016”. (DE-FOA-0001574).
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 than the FOA described herein, or DOE may not issue a FOA at all.
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 in May 2016.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent to Issue FOA Number DE-FOA-0001574, Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies 2016 (Last Updated: 5/12/2016 03:52 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0001422: NOI: Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP)

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Strategic Programs Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP)”. As part of the Cities-LEAP project, EERE’s Office of Strategic Programs, through its Policy and Analysis and Technology-to-Market Teams, intends to solicit applications to advance data-driven decision-making by local governments in support of their climate and energy goals. This anticipated funding opportunity is intended for local and tribal governments as prime applicants and strongly encourages partnerships between local and tribal governments and entities such as academic institutions, technology companies, utilities, regional planning bodies, and non-governmental organizations to develop and pilot data-driven decision frameworks that strengthen the analytical underpinning of energy-impacting actions by local governments across the United States.

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Office of Strategic Programs, on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a FOA titled, “Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP)”. 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 in March 2016.

Documents

  • NOI_DE-FOA-0001422 (Last Updated: 2/22/2016 02:26 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001468: Notice of Intent SEP Comp FY16 for DE-FOA-0001415

The purpose of this announcement is to initiate a Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number DE-FOA-0001415 entitled State Energy Program 2016 Competitive Awards. 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 in 2016.

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_DE-FOA-0001468 (Last Updated: 12/16/2015 04:41 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    EERE Exchange Support is only for questions about how to register and create an account in EERE Exchange and use of the EERE Exchange website. Please do not submit questions related to the content of this Notice of Intent.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001421: RFI - Remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing a new initiative to significantly accelerate adoption of sustainable clean and energy efficiency strategies in remote rural Alaskan communities. For the purposes of this initiative, ”remote or rural areas” include communities with a population of 5,500 or less that are not connected by an all-weather road or rail to Anchorage or Fairbanks, or with a population of 1,500 or less that are connected by road or rail to Anchorage or Fairbanks. Through the proposed competitive process, the Remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency Competition is being designed to empower Alaskan communities to develop solutions for effectively advancing the use of reliable, affordable, and energy efficient solutions that are applicable throughout rural communities in Alaska and potentially in other Arctic regions. It is anticipated that DOE may have up to $4 million in technical assistance and other support through this initiative. The RFI will gather input from Alaskan stakeholders as well as others to help shape the design of the competition and ensure the goals and activities of the initiative are relevant to remote rural Alaskan communities.

The purpose of this RFI is to gather feedback from stakeholders prior to DOE potentially issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). This RFI is not a FOA; therefore, DOE is not accepting applications at this time. All responses to this RFI must be provided as an attachment (in Microsoft Word format) electronically to: AlaskaCompetition@hq.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm ET on October 30, 2015.



Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001421 Remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency Competition (Last Updated: 9/29/2015 04:03 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001332: Request for Information: Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) seeks to understand how local governments obtain and use information about energy consumption in their communities and within their government operations.

Consistent with existing DOE and Administration initiatives to work with local governments such as the Better Buildings Challenge, Clean Cities Coalition, and Climate Action Champions, EERE seeks to continue to help cities make important progress in meeting their climate and energy goals. The Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) project is investigating complementary ways to support cities (or other local governments) in their efforts to include energy analysis and data into their strategic decision-making.

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gather feedback from stakeholders prior to DOE potentially issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). This RFI is not a FOA; therefore, DOE is not accepting applications at this time. All responses to this RFI must be provided as an attachment (in Microsoft Word format) to an e-mail message addressed to Cities.LEAP@ee.doe.gov. Responses must be received no later than 5:00 PM EDT on May 29, 2015. 

  

Documents

  • RFI: Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) (Last Updated: 4/9/2015 09:50 AM ET)
  • RFI 1332 Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 3/27/2015 02:07 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001284: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001271: Cleantech University Prize

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Technology-to-Market Team in the Office of Strategic Programs, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP)”, Number DE-FOA-0001271. The full Notice of Intent document is posted in the "FOA Documents" section below.

The Cleantech UP program seeks to catalyze clean energy start-up formation on college campuses, support novel training and educational opportunities that equip the next generation of energy entrepreneurs and innovators across the country, establish a national-level training program and competition for America’s top clean energy student entrepreneurs, and create a sustained and diverse community to support student entrepreneurs.The mission of EERE’s Technology-to-Market Team is to aid EERE technology offices and American energy innovation stakeholders in addressing the technological and financial barriers to bring new intellectual property to market.  To advance this mission, the Technology-to-Market Sub-Program supports a variety of commercialization and entrepreneurship activities in partnership with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, universities, businesses, and nonprofit organizations around the country.  Existing activities include the DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition (DOE NCEBPC), National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy, Lab-Corps, and Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Programs (SBIR/STTR); past activities include the Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative, i6 Green Challenge, Technology Commercialization Fund, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, and other initiatives. 

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. DOE plans to issue the FOA around mid-February 2015. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001271: CleanTech University Prize (Cleantech UP) (Last Updated: 1/27/2015 07:11 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001266: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: SunShot Incubator Round 10, SolarMat Round 3, SunPath Round 2

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled, “SunShot Incubator Round 10, SolarMat Round 3, SunPath Round 2”.

This FOA will enable the widespread market penetration of highly impactful solar technologies and solutions through technology research, development, and demonstration to overcome technical, institutional and market challenges.  Historically, annual funding opportunities have been separated by stage of technology development (Incubator, SolarMat, and SUNPATH). In the interest of optimizing the application and selection process, these funding opportunities have been combined into a single FOA, with the goal of bringing disruptive innovation to the solar industry in the near term that will take root in the U.S.  The total federal funding will be approximately $45M with a 20% to 50% awardee cost share required depending on the project Tier.  Projects are expected to be funded with a maximum award level of $500,000 to $10M depending on project Tier. This FOA has 5 Tiers based on the type of product (hardware or non-hardware) and product maturity.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent to Issue FOA (Last Updated: 12/12/2014 09:49 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001253: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: State Energy Program 2015 Competitive Awards

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled State Energy Program 2015 Competitive Awards”.  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  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 2015.  Please do not respond or submit questions in response to this Notice of Intent.

 

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_DE-FOA0001253 (Last Updated: 12/10/2014 04:12 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001203: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies, Fiscal Year 2015

THIS  REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) IS NOT A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA); THEREFORE, DOE IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. 

EERE intends to issue, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies, Fiscal Year 2015 (AFFECT 2015).”  This RFI seeks input from interested parties and stakeholders regarding the subject of the anticipated FOA and related details.  If the FOA is issued, it will likely provide grants to Federal agencies for renewable energy projects that are incorporated into a privately financed performance contract, such as an Energy Savings Performance Contract or Utility Energy Service Contract, or as part of a renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).  Applications for renewable energy projects that are financed through appropriations will also be considered.  A key merit review criterion will likely be how much private and/or agency funds are leveraged against the FEMP AFFECT grant funding. Highly leveraging outside funds through performance contracting is important, because it will lead to projects of greater impact. If the FOA is issued, it will be released at some point in Fiscal Year 2015, which began October 1, 2014 and ends September 30, 2015.

Documents

  • FULL TEXT: RFI - Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies, Fiscal Year 2015 (Last Updated: 10/9/2014 06:06 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001070: RFI - Net Benefits and Costs of Distributed Solar Energy and Innovative Solar Deployment Models

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit feedback from utilities (investor-owned, municipal, and electric cooperative), the solar industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to the net valuation of solar photovoltaics (PV) and innovative cost-effective distributed solar PV deployment models.  EERE is specifically interested in information on the net benefits and costs of the electricity and services distributed solar PV provides (both internal and external to the transaction), including the benefits and costs distributed solar PV delivers to and receives from the electric grid.  EERE is also interested in information on emerging solar deployment models (e.g., alternative regulatory designs, shared and community solar), which can help expand access to distributed solar PV generation and grow market-based opportunities for solar deployment.  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 email message addressed to NetValueSolarRFI@go.doe.gov. Responses must be received no later than 05:00PM ET on 2/28/14.

 

Documents

  • Request for Information: Net Benefits and Costs of Distributed Solar Energy and Innovative Solar Deployment Models (Last Updated: 1/28/2014 07:06 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/28/2014 5:00 PM ET – 7/28/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001001: EERE Commercialization

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders to assist in further defining the scope and priorities of EERE’s commercialization and entrepreneurship activities. Specifically, this RFI is intended to inform the Commercialization Team’s activities within the Office of Strategic Programs.

 Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to commercialization@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (EST) on October 20, 2013. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.doc) or (.docx) attachment to the email with no more than 3 pages in length for each category section listed in the RFI. Please use 11 point font and .75 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

  • Full Text: RFI: DE-FOA-0001001 EERE Commercialization (Last Updated: 9/20/2013 10:34 AM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD