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EERE Funding Opportunity Announcements

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  DE-FOA-0002032 ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Indian Energy 5/1/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002022 Fiscal Year 2019 H2@Scale Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 4/8/2019 05:00 PM ET 5/29/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002044 FY19 Commercial Trucks and Off-road Applications FOA: Natural Gas, Hydrogen, Biopower, and Electrification Technologies Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 3/29/2019 05:00 PM ET 5/15/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002096 Request for Information: Waves to Water Prize Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0002008 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001960 entitled "Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing”.” Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002070 Efficient and Flexible Building Loads Request for Information (RFI) Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0002020 FY 2019 Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Multi-topic Request for Information (RFI) Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy TBD
  DE-FOA-0001905 Energy-Water Desalination Hub Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 2/7/2019 05:00 PM ET 5/7/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002027 Request for Information: Technology Commercialization Fund Request for Information (RFI) Other - Functional 1/11/2019 12:00 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0001981 Advanced Next-Generation High Efficiency Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 12/13/2018 05:00 PM ET 2/4/2019 05:00 PM ET
  BETO-0002019 Bioenergy Technologies Office FY19 Peer Review Other Bioenergy 2/18/2019 02:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001987 Advanced Systems Integration for Solar Technologies Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 11/14/2018 05:00 PM ET 12/7/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001836 Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped-Storage Hydropower Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 9/28/2018 05:00 PM ET 11/30/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001956 Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal 8/23/2018 05:00 PM ET 11/13/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001924 Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 8/15/2018 05:00 PM ET 10/11/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001945 Zonal Isolation for Manmade Geothermal Reservoirs Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal 7/2/2018 05:00 PM ET 7/25/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001824 Building America Industry Partnerships and Research Priorities for High Performance Housing Innovation - 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 5/25/2018 05:00 PM ET 6/11/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001920 RFI: Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy and the Geosciences Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal TBD
  DE-FOA-0001919 Fiscal Year 2018 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 5/29/2018 05:00 PM ET 7/13/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001837 Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Advancement and Data Dissemination Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 5/31/2018 05:00 PM ET 7/17/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001838 Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance for Techno-Economic Studies of Pumped-Storage Hydropower Notice of Technical Assistance (NOTA) Water Power 7/12/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001823 Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D - 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 6/18/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001825 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 6/8/2018 05:00 PM ET 8/23/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001880 Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal 5/31/2018 05:00 PM ET 7/16/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001899 Critical Water Issues Prize Competition RFI Request for Information (RFI) Strategic Programs TBD
  DE-FOA-0001750 Flexible Combined Heat and Power for Grid Reliability and Resiliency Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 3/23/2018 05:00 PM ET 5/17/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001749 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001750 Flexible Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems for Grid Support Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD 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 TBD
  DE-FOA-0001812 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement: DE-FOA-0001813 entitled: Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine Research and Development Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicles TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001807 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Office Batteries and Electrification to Enable Extreme Fast Charging Funding Opportunity Announcement Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicles TBD
  DE-FOA-0001696 Gen 3 CSP Systems Request for Information Request for Information (RFI) Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001701 Notice of Intent for FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicles TBD
  DE-FOA-0001706 Notice of Intent for "FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement" Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicles TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001669 REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: Supporting Clean Energy Startups: Industry and Investment Partnerships for Scaling Innovation Request for Information (RFI) Strategic Programs TBD
  DE-FOA-0001672 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Federal Energy Management 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 TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001534 Notice of Intent for “FY 2016 Vehicle Technologies Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement” Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicles TBD
  DE-FOA-0001422 NOI: Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Strategic Programs TBD
  DE-FOA-0001525 Notice of Intent to issue FOA Next Generation of Electric Machines: Enabling Technologies (DE-FOA-0001467) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001484 Notice of Intent for ADVANCED SYSTEMS LEVEL TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INTEGRATION AND DEMONSTRATION FOR EFFICIENT CLASS 8 TRUCKS (SUPERTRUCK II) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicles TBD
  DE-FOA-0001462 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement titled "Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement" Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicles TBD
  DE-FOA-0001468 Notice of Intent SEP Comp FY16 for DE-FOA-0001415 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Weatherization and Intergovernmental TBD
  DE-FOA-0001421 RFI - Remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency Competition Request for Information (RFI) Weatherization and Intergovernmental TBD
  DE-FOA-0001332 Request for Information: Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) Request for Information (RFI) Strategic Programs TBD
  DE-FOA-0001221 Notice of Intent to issue FOA Next generation of Electrical Machines (DE-FOA-0001208) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 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) Strategic Programs 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 TBD
  DE-FOA-0001253 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: State Energy Program 2015 Competitive Awards Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Weatherization and Intergovernmental TBD
  DE-FOA-0001203 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies, Fiscal Year 2015 Request for Information (RFI) Federal Energy Management TBD
  DE-FOA-0001070 RFI - Net Benefits and Costs of Distributed Solar Energy and Innovative Solar Deployment Models Request for Information (RFI) Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001001 EERE Commercialization Request for Information (RFI) Strategic Programs TBD

DE-FOA-0002032: ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2019

This 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 (hereafter referred collectively as “Indian Tribes”), Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations to:

(1) install energy generating system(s) and/or energy efficiency measure(s) for Tribal Building(s) (Topic Area 1); or,

(2) deploy community-scale energy generating system(s) on Tribal Lands (Topic Area 2); or,

(3) install 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). (See Section III.A. for eligibility information and Appendix A for the definitions).

Informational Webinar

The DOE Office of Indian Energy will conduct an informational webinar on March 14, 2019 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) to provide information on the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to potential applicants. In addition to describing the FOA in detail, information will be provided on who is eligible to apply, what an application needs to include, cost share and other requirements, how to ask questions, and how applications will be selected for funding. If you are unable to attend the webinar, it will be recorded and posted for later viewing.

While a version of the webinar with audio and transcription will be available here on approximately March 22, the slides can be currently viewed here.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0002032: Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands – 2019 FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

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

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

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of, and with the Applicant's concurrence).

DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance; and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002032 FOA Deployment 2019 (Last Updated: 3/11/2019 10:12 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

  • Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 3/6/2019 03:53 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 3/6/2019 03:53 PM ET)
  • Workplan (Last Updated: 3/6/2019 03:54 PM ET)
  • Project Metrics Data (Last Updated: 3/6/2019 03:54 PM ET)
  • Options Analysis (Last Updated: 3/6/2019 03:55 PM ET)
  • Eligibility Statements and Evidence File (Last Updated: 3/6/2019 03:56 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook IE 335 (Last Updated: 3/6/2019 03:56 PM ET)
  • Subrecipient Budget Justification Workbook IE 335 (Last Updated: 3/6/2019 03:57 PM ET)
  • Budget Support (Last Updated: 3/6/2019 03:57 PM ET)
  • Registration Certifications (Last Updated: 3/6/2019 03:58 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/7/2019 10:50 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/1/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 8/1/2019 5:00 PM ET – 8/3/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002022: Fiscal Year 2019 H2@Scale Funding Opportunity Announcement

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) advances the H2@Scale concept. The focus of H2@Scale is to enable affordable and reliable large-scale hydrogen generation, transport, storage, and utilization in the United States across multiple sectors.

By producing hydrogen when power generation exceeds load, electrolyzers can reduce curtailment of renewables and contribute to grid stability. Hydrogen produced from existing baseload (e.g., nuclear power) assets can also be stored, distributed, and used as a fuel for multiple applications. Such applications include transportation, stationary power, process or building heat, and industrial sectors such as steel manufacturing, ammonia production and petroleum refining. Key challenges to the H2@Scale concept include affordability, reliability, and performance of emerging hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Topics under this FOA to advance H2@Scale include:

Topic 1: Advanced hydrogen storage and infrastructure R&D including novel materials or hydrogen carriers for transporting and storing hydrogen, and materials for hydrogen infrastructure components.

Topic 2: Innovative concepts for hydrogen production and utilization including advanced water splitting materials, affordable domestic hydrogen production technologies, co-production of hydrogen for additional sources of revenue, and reversible fuel cell technologies.

Topic 3: H2@Scale Pilot - integrated production, storage, and fueling systems including innovative approaches that successfully integrate and optimize the complete system encompassing hydrogen production, storage, distribution, and use.

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002022 Fiscal Year 2019 H2@Scale Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 3/1/2019 02:03 PM ET)
  • FOA Q&A - Questions and answers regarding the content of this FOA (updated 3/19/2019) (Last Updated: 3/19/2019 06:51 PM ET)
  • Topic 3 Teaming Partner List (Updated 3/19/2019) (Last Updated: 3/19/2019 03:31 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 11:54 AM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 11:51 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 05:11 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 11:53 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 11:54 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/8/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/29/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 6/26/2019 8:00 AM ET – 6/28/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002044: FY19 Commercial Trucks and Off-road Applications FOA: Natural Gas, Hydrogen, Biopower, and Electrification Technologies

This Funding Opportunity Announcement integrates related activities across EERE's Transporation Offices - Vehicle Technologies, Fuel Cell Technologies, and Bioenergy Technolgoies. It seeks projects to address priorities in the following areas: batteries and electrification, including Congressional direction for EISA 131 support; Congressional direction for natural gas and off-road vehicles; technology integration, including Congressional direction for Clean Cities; hydrogen and fuel cell  technologies, including Congressional direction for fuel cells; hydrogen generation, deliver, and storage systems research; and bioenergy technologies, including Congressional direction to support biopower.

Documents

  • FOA_2044_FY19_Commercial_Trucks_and_Off-road_Applications_Amendment_000001 (Last Updated: 3/20/2019 03:29 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 2/4/2019 02:52 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 2/27/2019 08:58 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (EERE 335) (Last Updated: 2/4/2019 02:42 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 2/22/2019 10:38 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/4/2019 02:53 PM ET)
  • Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 2/4/2019 02:44 PM ET)
  • Location(s) of Work Listing (Last Updated: 2/11/2019 08:46 AM ET)
  • FFRDC Work Authorization (Last Updated: 2/11/2019 09:03 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/29/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/15/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 6/7/2019 5:00 PM ET – 6/12/2019 5:00 PM ET

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

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

Contact Information

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

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002070: Efficient and Flexible Building Loads

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

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

Request for Information Categories:

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

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

Category 3: Building Energy Modeling for Load Flexibility

Category 4: The Value of Flexible Building Loads

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

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

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

Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002020: FY 2019 Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Multi-topic Request for Information (RFI)

The purpose of this modification is to extend the response deadline to January 18, 2019.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is requesting information on research opportunities related to outdoor algae research, biomass characteristics and feedstock performance, and renewable energy from urban and suburban wastes to help inform its research priorities and funding strategies. BETO seeks information to help inform its research priorities, as part of its annual planning process. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders to help ensure research areas are relevant, timely, appropriate for federal government funding, and aligned with Administration priorities. 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. Specifically, BETO is seeking information related to the following three topic areas: 1) Outdoor Algae Research; 2) Biomass Characteristics and Feedstock Performance; and 3) Renewable Energy from Urban and Suburban Wastes.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-00002020 Mod 0001 - FY 2019 Bioenergy Technologies Multi-Topic RFI (Last Updated: 1/2/2019 03:13 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001905: Energy-Water Desalination Hub

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please click here to register for the webinar.

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

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001905 Energy-Water Desalination Hub FOA (Last Updated: 12/12/2018 05:52 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001905 Teaming Partner List as of 02-05-19 (Last Updated: 2/5/2019 03:55 PM ET)
  • FOA FAQs 03-20-2019 (Last Updated: 3/20/2019 06:25 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001905 01-07-19 Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 1/8/2019 05:06 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001905 01-07-19 Webinar Transcript Text (Last Updated: 1/18/2019 01:41 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

  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 9/4/2018 04:54 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 9/4/2018 05:01 PM ET)
  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 9/4/2018 04:58 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 9/4/2018 04:59 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/7/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/7/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002027: Request for Information: Technology Commercialization Fund

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE), Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) on behalf of the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The TCF is an approximately $25 million annual fund created to provide matching funds with private partners to promote promising energy technologies for commercial purposes.

The purpose of this RFI is to seek input about how OTT might improve the TCF through changes to the program and its structure. OTT seeks specific input on the TCF's structure and process, treatment of project partners, handling of non-federal matching funds, and potential to leverage other DOE programs. This RFI builds on previous DOE RFIs related to technology transfer and commercialization topics, including the 2008 Federal Register Notice on DOE Technology Transfer Practices, the 2013 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Commercialization RFI, and OTT’s 2015 RFI, which included a section about the TCF. Responses to this RFI will serve as a complement to the input collected from these previous requests; however, respondents are encouraged to submit any relevant information to this RFI, even if it appeared in a previous response.

All responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to TCFRFI@hq.doe.gov with the subject line “TCF RFI Response” no later than January 11, 2019. All responses must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document (.doc/.docx) of no more than 5 pages in length, with black, Times New Roman, 12 point font, and 1 inch margins as an attachment to an email. The document cannot exceed 2MB in size.

This is a RFI only. OTT 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. OTT may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.


Documents

  • Request For Information: Technology Commercialization Fund (Last Updated: 11/26/2018 12:28 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/11/2019 12:00 AM ET

DE-FOA-0001981: Advanced Next-Generation High Efficiency Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator

This FOA has been modified to Extend Replies to Reviewer Comments due date from 3/6/2019 to 3/8/2019. Please see "DE-FOA-0001981.0002" under the "Documents" heading below.

The "Advanced Next-Generation High-Efficiency Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator" Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support offshore wind development through the research and development of lighter and higher efficiency generator designs which ultimately impact lower capital costs and power generation costs.

The primary objective of the FOA is to develop and test next generation advanced wind turbine drivetrain technologies that will facilitate the continued growth and acceptance of wind turbines for offshore applications. This in turn will lead to reductions in the cost of offshore wind energy.

Please note: Only For-Profit entities may apply as the Prime Applicant under this FOA. There are no restrictions on the entity types that may apply as Subrecipients.

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

  • FOA_Q&A (Last Updated: 3/6/2019 11:48 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001981.0002 (Last Updated: 2/27/2019 04:01 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

  • EERE_303_Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:53 AM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:53 AM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:53 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:54 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/13/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/4/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 3/5/2019 1:00 PM ET – 3/8/2019 5:00 PM ET

BETO-0002019: Bioenergy Technologies Office FY19 Peer Review

The Project Peer Review is a biennial requirement for all offices in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The peer review process follows guidelines established by EERE and is designed to evaluate the performance of individual projects and assess the office’s overall research and development portfolio. Results are used to inform strategic decision making and guide the office’s future direction.

Each project must be reviewed by a panel of at least five independent reviewers. Peer review panels are designed to represent perspectives of academia, industry, non-profit organizations, or other government agencies.

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Project Peer Review will consist of nine peer review panels, representing each of the technology program areas, as well as two cross-platform sessions. Each peer review panel will have an assigned lead reviewer who will coordinate with the Peer Review Steering Committee, as well as the BETO Peer Review Planning Team.

Members of each peer review panel must be recognized subject matter experts in the field they are designated to review. Reviewers must have no conflicts of interest that would interfere with an unbiased review of the reviewed projects; reviewers will be required to sign a formal conflicts of interest form in advance of the review.

This posting in EERE’s eXCHANGE system is how the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will implement their FY19 Project Peer Review. Only existing BETO awards will be allowed to submit data during this process. If you submit data and you are not an existing BETO award recipient, your submittal will be deleted and no further action will be taken.

Further process instructions will be sent to your project’s Principle Investigator.

Documents

  • Presentation Template (2019 BETO Peer Review) (Last Updated: 10/26/2018 01:11 PM ET)
  • ADO Presentation Template (2019 BETO Peer Review) (Last Updated: 10/26/2018 01:11 PM ET)
  • Poster Template (2019 BETO Peer Review) (Last Updated: 10/26/2018 01:12 PM ET)
  • FY19 BETO Barriers (Last Updated: 12/17/2018 04:04 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/18/2019 2:59 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 10/14/2018 10:00 AM ET – 10/15/2018 7:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001987: Advanced Systems Integration for Solar Technologies

Please note as stated in the FOA, the official Letter of Intent deadline was 11/14/18 at 5 PM EST. Any package with a date created stamp after the noted date and time will be noncompliant with the FOA requirements and the full application will not be reviewed.

****Informational Webinar 11/1/2018 1 - 2 pm EST****

https://doe.webex.com/doe/j.php?MTID=m9e8c032091f72863dcae87f3227d8170

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Solar Energy Technology Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Advanced Systems Integration for Solar Technologies”.

This FOA supports the mission of the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) which is to support early-stage research and development to improve the performance and flexibility of solar technologies that contribute to a reliable and resilient U.S. electric grid. The office invests in innovative research efforts that securely integrate more solar energy into the grid, enhance the use, storage and dispatch of solar energy, and lower solar electricity costs.

DOE is committed to improving the affordability of energy technologies and strengthening the Energy Sector’s capability to withstand cyber and physical threats, including natural disasters. Improving the strategic location and situational awareness of solar systems can help ensure continuity of service in the face of widespread and coordinated threats. Developing innovative approaches to accelerate the transfer of solar system solutions that will improve Energy Sector resilience is also a priority.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001987 Advanced Systems Integration for Solar Technologies (Last Updated: 10/12/2018 01:53 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001987 QandA updated 11/30/18 (Last Updated: 11/30/2018 03:24 PM ET)
  • ASSIST FOA Applicant Webinar Script (Last Updated: 11/7/2018 01:54 PM ET)
  • SETO SI ASSIST FOA Webinar (Last Updated: 11/7/2018 01:55 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 (Last Updated: 9/14/2018 11:10 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 9/14/2018 11:11 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL (Last Updated: 9/14/2018 11:12 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 9/14/2018 11:14 AM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 11/2/2018 12:45 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 11/14/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/7/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 1/21/2019 5:00 PM ET – 1/27/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001836: Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped-Storage Hydropower

DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is committed to lowering the cost and build time of hydropower and pumped storage systems, further increasing their ability to provide essential reliability services and contribute to the resilience of the grid, and continuing to reduce their environmental impacts and permitting timelines.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) contains two Topic Areas.

Topic Area 1: Facility Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower Development

Topic Area 2: New Use Cases for Pumped-Storage Hydropower

Webinars:

A FOA Informational Webinar (Topic Areas 1 and 2) was held September 5, 2018 at 12:30 PM EST.

To access the webinar recording, please use the following link and password:

https://doe.webex.com/doe/lsr.php?RCID=3194db1f1d2d472bb8bca8a2e32d6966

Recording Password: HydroFOA1836

A Standard Modular Hydropower Resources Webinar (Topic Area 1 Only) was held September 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM EST.

The access the recording, please use the following link (password not required): 

https://ftp.ornl.gov/filedownload?ftp=e;dir=uP26RHNfzSze

The SMH Webinar slides may be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

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

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

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants 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 - EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001836_Innovative_Design_Concepts_for_SMH_and_PSH (Last Updated: 8/9/2018 10:16 AM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A (Last Updated: 3/6/2019 01:54 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001836_Topic_Area_1_Teaming_Partner_List_as_of_10-26-18 (Last Updated: 10/26/2018 01:06 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_1836_-_NOTES_-_09.05 (Last Updated: 9/7/2018 04:22 PM ET)
  • smh_resources_webinar_FINAL (Last Updated: 9/7/2018 04:23 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

  • EERE_303_Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 7/12/2018 01:07 PM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 7/12/2018 01:07 PM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 7/12/2018 01:07 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 7/12/2018 01:07 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/28/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/30/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 1/11/2019 4:30 PM ET – 1/18/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001956: Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy

The purpose of this modification is to extend the application due date.  Please see the updated FOA document in the Documents section below for more details.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technology Office (GTO) Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports projects that will develop new analytical tools for finding and developing geothermal resources and establish the practice of machine learning in geothermal operations. The rapidly advancing field of Machine Learning (ML) offers substantial opportunities for technology advancement and cost reduction throughout the geothermal project lifecycle, from resource exploration to power plant operations.

Under this funding opportunity, GTO is interested in two topic areas:

Topic 1: Machine Learning for Geothermal Exploration - GTO seeks projects that advance geothermal exploration through the application of machine learning techniques to geological, geophysical, geochemical, borehole, and other relevant datasets. Of particular interest to GTO are projects that will identify data acquisition targets and build community datasets for future work.

Topic 2: Advanced Analytics for Efficiency and Automation in Geothermal Operations - GTO seeks projects that apply advanced analytics to power plant and other operator datasets, with the goal of improving operations and resource management.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001956 Machine Learning FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

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

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001956.0001 - Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy (Last Updated: 10/17/2018 11:13 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001956 Machine Learning FAQs (Last Updated: 11/30/2018 11:23 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

  • Application for Federal Assistance - SF424 (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:31 AM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:32 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:33 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:34 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:35 AM ET)
  • Field Work Proposal for FFRDC (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:35 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/23/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/13/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 12/18/2018 8:00 AM ET – 12/21/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001924: Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts

A second modification has been made to the FOA. This modification revises the dates for three FOA activities. Please see Modification 0002 Advanced Wind R&D FOA 1924, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

The Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) invests in early-stage applied energy science research, development, and validation activities for United States land-based, offshore and distributed wind power generation, manufacturing, and market barriers to lower wind energy costs, increase capacity, accelerate reliable and safe energy production, and address environmental and human use considerations.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) contains three Topic Areas.

Topic Area 1: Advancing Smart Curtailment Strategies

Topic Area 2: Advanced Component Research and Development

Topic Area 3: Development and Validation of Offshore Wind Monitoring and Mitigation Technologies 

There will not be a webinar for this FOA. Please carefully review the complete FOA, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

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

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

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 - EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.

Documents

  • Modification_0002_Advanced_Wind_R&D_FOA_1924 (Last Updated: 9/12/2018 02:48 PM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A (Last Updated: 1/22/2019 10:52 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

  • EERE_303_Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 7/11/2018 05:07 PM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 7/11/2018 05:07 PM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 7/11/2018 05:07 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 7/11/2018 05:08 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/15/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/11/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 11/29/2018 5:00 PM ET – 12/4/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001945: Zonal Isolation for Manmade Geothermal Reservoirs

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technology Office (GTO) Zonal Isolation for Manmade Geothermal Reservoirs funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports early-stage development of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) tools and technologies, and will seek to improve the performance and economics of EGS systems by funding research in zonal isolation.

Zonal isolation technologies can radically improve the performance and economics of EGS, or manmade geothermal reservoirs. These technologies provide the ability to target specific zones for stimulation activities, which can enable the command and control of fracture location and the economy of resources. In turn, this reduces development costs and operational risks associated with EGS development and promotes more power from fewer wellbores.

Under this funding opportunity, GTO is interested in two topic areas:

Topic 1 - Invention and Innovative Design of Zonal Isolation Technologies and Techniques for EGS Stimulation; and,
Topic 2 - Adaption of Existing Zonal Isolation Technologies for EGS Stimulation.

The projects selected from this FOA will aim to develop reliable zonal isolation tools and technologies that:
• Present low risk to wellbore integrity or the conductivity of fractures;
• Can operate at high-temperatures in corrosive, hard rock environments for extended periods of time; and
• Withstand large pressure differentials.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001945 Zonal Isolation 2018 FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Full Application submissions.

The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

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

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov).

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

Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA is scheduled for July 5, 2018 at 2:00PM ET.
https://doe.webex.com/doe/onstage/g.php?MTID=e79ab53873f11cc658018eb6923f78827

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001945 - Zonal Isolation for Manmade Geothermal Reservoirs (Last Updated: 6/22/2018 10:32 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001945 - Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 7/11/2018 04:39 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001945 - Zonal Isolation FOA Applicant Webinar Presentation (Last Updated: 7/23/2018 04:04 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance - SF424 (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 10:53 AM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 10:54 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 10:55 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities - SFLLL (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 10:56 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 10:57 AM ET)
  • Field Work Proposal for FFRDC (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 11:21 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 7/2/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/25/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 6/25/2018 8:00 AM ET – 6/25/2018 9:00 AM ET

DE-FOA-0001824: Building America Industry Partnerships and Research Priorities for High Performance Housing Innovation - 2018

The mission of BTO’s Residential Buildings Integration (RBI) Program is to accelerate energy performance improvements in existing and new residential buildings using an integrated building systems approach to achieve peak energy performance. The RBI Program’s market outcome goal is to reduce, by 2025, the energy used for space conditioning and water heating in single-family homes by 40% from 2010 levels. RBI’s focus on space conditioning and water heating offers the best opportunities for influencing residential energy use.

With this FOA, RBI will select building science project teams in 2018 for the Building America Program to conduct early stage research and validation of energy performance improvements in existing and new residential buildings with integrated building systems approaches, and achieve optimal home energy performance. These Building America teams will work with industry partners and real world homes to develop and validate technologies and practices that achieve optimal energy and cost performance while effectively managing related risks (e.g., indoor air quality and moisture durability). This FOA builds on work begun in the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Building America FOAs, and is focused primarily on addressing remaining gaps and objectives in the Building America Research-to-Market Plan.

Building America seeks to fund projects with a high potential for significant impact. Successful applicants will present a relevant problem statement, compelling hypothesis and/or solution, and effective research question(s) to be answered or technology/practice to be validated. Successful applications will also include a well-developed plan for answering the research questions or validating the innovative technology/practice, and will describe a clear and compelling rationale linking successful project outcomes to lasting impact in the housing industry. Teams should have strong partnerships with affected industry stakeholders, such as builders, remodelers, and/or manufacturers.

This FOA has three (3) topics, described below. Applicants may submit multiple applications, but each individual application must be submitted to either Topic 1,  Topic 2, or Topic 3, but not all. Applications will be evaluated using the technical review criteria of the selected topic.

Topic 1 - Baseline In-situ Fault Analysis in Residential Comfort Systems

Topic 2 - Integration of Advanced Residential Envelope and HVAC Systems

Topic 3 - Gap Analysis of Building Industry Standard Practices

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

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001824 Building America FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Letter of Intent and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.
Applicants that experience issuse 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 application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.

Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA is scheduled for Monday, May 14, 2018 at 3:00PM ET.

https://doe.webex.com/doe/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0a69392615f1e5362e49f957d8c7cfff


Documents

  • BA 18 Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 12/17/2018 12:41 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001824 Building America Industry Partnerships and Research Priorities for High Performance Housing Innovation – 2018 (Last Updated: 5/10/2018 10:38 AM ET)
  • BA 18 FOA Webinar Recording (Last Updated: 5/17/2018 03:07 PM ET)
  • BA 18 Webinar Presentation (Last Updated: 5/17/2018 03:27 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.

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) EERE 303 (Last Updated: 3/27/2018 10:33 AM ET)
  • Application for Financial Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 5/24/2018 10:40 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook EERE 335 (Last Updated: 3/27/2018 10:18 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 3/27/2018 12:54 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/27/2018 10:30 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 5/25/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/11/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 7/2/2018 2:00 PM ET – 7/5/2018 5:00 PM ET

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-0001919: Fiscal Year 2018 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

Amendment 000001 issued to clarify the minimum cost share requirements, refine wording for AOI 1b and amend AOIs 5a and 5b.




To support U.S. economic growth and offer consumers and businesses additional transportation choices, the Department of Energy (DOE)’s Vehicle Technologies Office invests in early-stage research to enable future private-sector development and commercialization of affordable, energy-efficient transportation technologies that can strengthen our energy security.

This FOA seeks research projects to address priorities in the following areas: batteries and electrification; materials; technology integration and energy efficient mobility systems; energy-efficient commercial off-road vehicle technologies; and co-optimized advanced engine and fuel technologies to improve fuel economy.

Documents

  • FOA_1919_FY18_Adv_Veh_Tech_Amendment_000001 (Last Updated: 5/8/2018 12:34 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 (Microsoft Word format) (10 page limit) (Last Updated: 4/30/2018 07:06 AM ET)
  • SF-424: Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 4/25/2018 02:16 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (EERE 335). (Last Updated: 4/25/2018 02:18 PM ET)
  • Subrecipient Budget Justification (EERE 335) (if applicable). (Last Updated: 4/25/2018 02:18 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/25/2018 02:16 PM ET)
  • Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 4/30/2018 07:08 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 5/3/2018 01:03 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/29/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/13/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001837: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Advancement and Data Dissemination

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invests in research and development (R&D) as part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) broad portfolio approach to addressing our Nation’s energy and environmental challenges.

This FOA announces DOE’s intent to support marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) research and development projects in three Topic Areas:

(1) Early Stage Device Design Research

(2) Controls and Power Take Off (PTO) Design Integration and Testing

(3) Dissemination of Environmental Data and Analyses to Facilitate the Marine Energy Regulatory Process.

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

A pre-recorded informational webinar has been posted for this FOA and can be viewed here -

https://youtu.be/7KEkUHNyZPQ

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

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

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants 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 - EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.

Documents

  • MHK_Technology_Advancement_and_Data_Dissemination (Last Updated: 4/30/2018 01:13 PM ET)
  • FOA_1837_Webinar_Presentation_PDF (Last Updated: 5/10/2018 10:15 AM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A (Last Updated: 1/10/2019 01:07 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

  • EERE_303_Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 12:46 PM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 12:46 PM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 12:47 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 12:47 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/31/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/17/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 8/17/2018 5:00 PM ET – 8/22/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001838: Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance for Techno-Economic Studies of Pumped-Storage Hydropower

The purpose of this Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA) is to perform techno-economic studies, power market analyses, financial analyses, and a valuation analysis to evaluate the long-term benefits and costs of two selected Pumped-Storage Hydropower (PSH) projects. These studies will provide PSH developers with a number of analyses to estimate the value of a proposed PSH project, including: value of bulk power/storage capacity; energy arbitrage; value of ancillary services; power system stability; and transmission benefits. The studies will also investigate and compare PSH financial revenue streams under current market structures relative to the economic value of PSH to the grid.

Total Technical Assistance is valued at $3,000,000. DOE will provide the funding to the team that will provide the Technical Assistance for the selected projects. There is no direct financial assistance available under this NOTA.

An informational webinar was held on May 24, 2018. The webinar presentation can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Applicants are encouraged to submit optional Letters of Intent by 5 p.m. ET on June 12, 2018. The Letter of Intent should be sent by e-mail to WPTONOTA@ee.doe.gov.

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001838_-_PSH_NOTA (Last Updated: 4/25/2018 04:21 PM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A_12-7-2018 (Last Updated: 12/7/2018 12:31 PM ET)
  • EERE_205_-_NOTA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_15May18 (Last Updated: 5/31/2018 08:38 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

  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) (Last Updated: 4/20/2018 12:05 PM ET)
  • Appendix A - Data Request Checklist (Last Updated: 4/20/2018 12:06 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/12/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001823: Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D - 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office (BTO) Emerging Technologies (ET) Program is working in partnership with industry, national laboratories, and academia to develop innovative energy saving technologies, systems, tools, and models that could lead to a significant reduction in building energy consumption.

The ET Program has identified the program-specific goal of supporting the development of cost-effective technologies capable of reducing the energy use of typical buildings by 45% by 2030, relative to high-efficiency technologies available in 2010. Government investment through mechanisms such as the annual solid-state lighting (SSL) funding opporunity targets early-stage R&D enabling industry to develop novel technologies that can improve the efficiency and reduce the energy costs of the nation's buildings.

The objective of this funding opporunity is to select a diverse portfolio of early-stage R&D projects projects which can contribute to achieving:

  • Maximized energy-efficiency of SSL products;
  • Improved lifetime, color quality, and lighting system performance for SSL technology; and,
  • Reduced costs of SSL sources and luminaires.

Success in this portfolio of early-stage R&D is expected to further contribute to the growth, leadership, and sustainability of domestic U.S. advanced manufacturing within ghe SSL industry.

The informational webinar for this FOA took place on May 7, 2018. A copy of the presentation can be found under Announcement Documents. Questions received during the presentation, and their respective answers, can be found under the FOA's Question and Answer section.

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

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

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 4/27/2018 07:42 AM ET)

Previous Versions

  • Solid State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D 2018 Informational Webinar Presentation Slides (Last Updated: 5/9/2018 01:19 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • Recipient's Guide to Negotiating with EERE (Last Updated: 12/21/2017 02:20 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives Template (Last Updated: 12/21/2017 02:20 PM ET)
  • SF424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 12/21/2017 02:21 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 12/21/2017 02:22 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/27/2018 07:33 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 12/21/2017 02:22 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 Subcontractor Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/27/2018 07:34 AM ET)
  • SF424-A Budget Justification Workbook (Last Updated: 12/21/2017 02:22 PM ET)
  • EERE Reporting Requirements Checklist (Last Updated: 4/26/2018 02:40 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/18/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 7/25/2018 5:00 PM ET – 7/30/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001825: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2018

UPDATE: There is a new FOA Webinar link below.  Applicants, please use this link to join the webinar scheduled for May 8th.

There is a new Application for Finanical Assistance (SF 424) uploaded for applicants to download and submit with full applications.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2018 FOA supports research and development of innovative energy saving technologies, systems, tools, and models that could lead to significant reduction in building energy consumption.

BENEFIT 2018 focuses on early-stage R&D to enable the development of novel technologies that can improve efficiency and reduce the energy costs of the nation’s buildings and facilitate interaction with the electricity grid. Under this funding opportunity, BTO is interested in six topic areas:

Topic 1: Advanced Separation Technologies for Building Energy Efficiency

Topic 2: Advanced Building Materials

Topic 3: High-Performance Windows

Topic 4: Novel Approaches for Cyber-physical Systems in Buildings

Topic 5: Integration Research of Advanced Commercial Energy Efficiency Packages

Topic 6: Advancements in Natural Gas and Other Fuel-driven Equipment

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001825 BENEFIT 2018 FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

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

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

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

Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA is scheduled for May 8, 2018 at 11:00AM ET.  

https://doe.webex.com/doe/j.php?MTID=mb13832750da3129382101dfdec4cdad8 

Meeting number (access code): 903 763 876

Meeting password: BENEFIT18


Documents

  • BENEFIT 2018 FOA FAQ Log (Last Updated: 1/9/2019 10:24 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001825 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2018 (Last Updated: 5/24/2018 04:33 PM ET)
  • BENEFIT FY18 - EERE 205 - FOA Applicant Webinar Presentation (Last Updated: 5/10/2018 09:03 AM ET)
  • BENEFIT 18 Webinar Recording-20180508 (Last Updated: 5/10/2018 09:04 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

  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 3/27/2018 10:17 AM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 5/24/2018 11:53 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 3/27/2018 10:12 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities SF- LLL (Last Updated: 3/27/2018 10:10 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/8/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/23/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 9/27/2018 5:00 PM ET – 10/2/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001880: Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy

Modification No. 0001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. All changes are highlighted in yellow.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001880: Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy, is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO).

The FOA contains three Topic Areas. The first two involve early stage research and development (R&D), while the third solicits projects that incentivize the risk-averse geothermal industry to adopt innovations earlier in the technology R&D cycle.

Topic Area 1: Reducing Non-Drilling Time

Topic Area 2: Advanced Drilling Technologies

Topic Area 3: Innovative Partnership Models

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

An informational webinar was held on May 2, 2018, at 2:00 PM (EST). The presentation slides and the script read during the webinar are posted below.

FOA Q&A for this Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below. Please review the FOA Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper (required) and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001880 - Question and Answers Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 7/12/2018 12:04 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001880 Geothermal EDGE (Last Updated: 5/1/2018 05:38 PM ET)
  • EDGE Informational Webinar (Last Updated: 5/3/2018 06:16 PM ET)
  • EDGE Informational Webinar - Script (Last Updated: 5/3/2018 06:16 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • EERE_303_Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 11:08 AM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 11:07 AM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 11:07 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 11:08 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/31/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/16/2018 5:00 PM ET

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-0001750: Flexible Combined Heat and Power for Grid Reliability and Resiliency

Amendment 000003 was issued on April 16, 2018 to to modify the submission deadline for Full Applications and clarify the technical requirements of both Areas of Interest.

Amendment 000002 was issued March 14, 2018 to correct the submission deadline for Concept Papers, clarify the technical requirements of both Areas of Interest; clarify the allowable number of Concept Papers and Full Applications by colleges, universities, institutions of higher learning, and university‐affiliated research institutions; change the recommended section lengths of the Full Application Technical Volume; and update hyperlinks in the footnotes.

Amendment 000001 issued on March 1, 2018 to change the date for the anticipated date for the concept paper recommendation notifications and to change the submission deadline for full applications. Additionally, this amendment makes updates to the Applications Specifically Not of Interest and clarifies the allowable number of Concept Papers.

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks to conduct research and development activities to further the utilization of cost-effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) via Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001750. The FOA includes two areas of interest to research enabling technologies for CHP systems that are specifically designed to provide cost-effective support to the electric grid. Such systems would have the benefits of conventional CHP while at the same time being able to sell electricity to and serve as a stabilizing factor for the Grid.


Informational Webinar: EERE will conduct one informational webinar during the FOA process. It will be held before the due date for the Concept Papers. Attendance is not mandatory and will not positively or negatively impact the overall review of any Applicant submissions.

Please register for the Applicant Webinar on March 2, 2018 10:00 AM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/376450080550801153

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Participants can use their telephone or computer mic & speakers (VoIP).

United States: +1 (914) 614-3221
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar

Access Code: 664-621-984


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001750_FOA_Amendment_000003 (Last Updated: 4/16/2018 10:58 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

  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 2/7/2018 11:49 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (EERE 335) (Last Updated: 2/7/2018 11:49 AM ET)
  • Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 4/26/2018 10:36 AM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 2/7/2018 11:51 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/7/2018 11:52 AM ET)
  • SOPO Format (Last Updated: 2/8/2018 12:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/23/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/17/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001749: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001750 Flexible Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems for Grid Support

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement, number DE-FOA-0001750 titled "Flexible Combined Heat and Power for Grid Reliability and Resiliency".

The objective of this FOA is research-enabling technologies for flexible CHP systems that are specifically designed to provide cost-effective support to the electric grid. The systems will enable small to mid-size manufacturers to gain the benefits of CHP systems while at the same time providing a resource to the grid so that it is more reliable, resilient and secure.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to the EERE Exchange website in the February 2018 timeframe. If Applicants wish to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding the FOA, they should register in EERE Exchange. When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through EERE Exchange.

Documents

  • DE-NOI-0001749 Updated to incorporate link in footnote 3. (Last Updated: 1/26/2018 10:54 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: TBD
  • 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-0001812: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement: DE-FOA-0001813 entitled: Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine Research and Development

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement, number DE-FOA-0001813 entitled "Medium / Heavy Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine research and Development".    The objective is to address barriers to adoption of natural gas vehicles through early-stage research on medium- and heavy-duty on-road engine technologies.  The programmatic goal is to enable natural gas engines that can cost-effectively achieve diesel-like efficiency while meeting current and future emissions standards.  A complete engine development project is outside the scope of this effort, but engine subsystem research must have a plausible pathway to higher engine efficiency.  Emission control technology projects addressing criteria pollutants and GHGs are desired, with consideration that future standards are likely to influence NGV technology adoption.  Potential technologies include (but are not limited to) combustion strategies, engine subsystems, emission control systems, fuel systems, and controls.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to the EERE Exchange website in the October 2017 timeframe.  EERE plans to issue the FOA in October 2017 via the EERE Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. If Applicants wish to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding the FOA, they should register in EERE Exchange. When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through EERE Exchange.

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_DE-FOA-0001812 (Last Updated: 9/15/2017 02:23 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0001807: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Office Batteries and Electrification to Enable Extreme Fast Charging Funding Opportunity Announcement

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Fiscal Year 2017 Vehicle Technologies Office Batteries and Electrification to Enable Extreme Fast Charging Funding Opportunity Announcement".

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin formulating ideas and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to the EERE Exchange website in the October 2017 timeframe.

Documents

  • FY17_Batteries_and_Electrification_FOA_NOI_09_06_2017 (Last Updated: 9/6/2017 12:34 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001696: Gen 3 CSP Systems Request for Information

 

Through this RFI, Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting information on next-generation (Gen 3) CSP technology.

The DOE launched the SunShot Initiative in 2011 with the goal of making solar electricity cost-competitive with conventionally generated electricity by 2020. The CSP SunShot Program set aggressive targets to achieve lower component costs and higher system efficiencies. Over the course of 5 years, the program’s portfolio of research has developed sub-system technologies potentially capable of efficient operation at higher temperatures, and hold promise to be reliable and cost effective. Yet there has not yet been shown to be a combination of integrated sub-systems that is without at least one significant technical, economic, or reliability risk. To advance next-generation (Gen 3) CSP technology, the DOE SunShot CSP Program asserts that an integrated system of sub-systems and components must be developed to investigate operational uncertainties at a multi-megawatt scale.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001696, Gen 3 CSP Systems RFI (Last Updated: 12/14/2016 12:06 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001701: Notice of Intent for FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement, number DE-FOA-0001629 entitled "FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement".

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to the EERE Exchange website in the December 2016 timeframe.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001701 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001629. (Last Updated: 11/16/2016 10:30 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001706: Notice of Intent for "FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement"

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the VehiclesTechnologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement, number DE-FOA-0001639 entitled "FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement"

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to the EERE Exchange website in the mid-December (2016) timeframe.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent for "FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement" (Last Updated: 11/16/2016 10:41 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: TBD
  • 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)

Contact Information

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)

Contact Information

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)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0001534: Notice of Intent for “FY 2016 Vehicle Technologies Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement”

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement, number DE-FOA-0001535 entitled “FY 2016 Vehicle Technologies Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement”

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to the EERE Exchange website in the June 2016 timeframe.


 

Documents

  • VTO_1535_EERE_103_-_Notice_of_Intent_-Multi-topic_v8 (Last Updated: 4/25/2016 04:13 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • 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)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001525: Notice of Intent to issue FOA Next Generation of Electric Machines: Enabling Technologies (DE-FOA-0001467)

The purpose of this Notice of Intent (NOI) is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a FOA titled "Next Generation of Electric Machines: Enabling Technologies" (DE-FOA-0001467).

This NOI is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue a FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this NOI 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.

Please access the complete Notice of Intent under the "Documents" heading below.


NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this NOI. 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.

The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE Exchange website. A User Guide for the EERE Exchange can be found on the EERE website http://eere.energy.gov/financing/exchangeExchange/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001525_Notice_of_Intent_to_issue_DE-FOA-0001467 (Last Updated: 2/17/2016 11:53 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001484: Notice of Intent for ADVANCED SYSTEMS LEVEL TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INTEGRATION AND DEMONSTRATION FOR EFFICIENT CLASS 8 TRUCKS (SUPERTRUCK II)

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement, number DE-FOA-0001447 entitled Advanced Systems Level Technology Development, Integration and Demonstration for Efficient Class 8 Trucks (SuperTruck II).

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to the EERE Exchange website in the March 2016 timeframe.


 

Documents

  • Notice of Intent (Last Updated: 2/9/2016 12:48 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001462: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement titled "Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement"

The purpose of this Notice of Intent (NOI) is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), number DE-FOA-0001384 entitled "Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement."

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to the EERE Exchange website in the January 2016 timeframe.
 

Documents

Contact Information

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)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001221: Notice of Intent to issue FOA Next generation of Electrical Machines (DE-FOA-0001208)

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a FOA titled "Next Generation of Electric Machines" (DE-FOA-0001208).

 

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 February 2015.

 

The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website http://eere.energy.gov/financing/exchangeExchange/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

Documents

  • DOE-FOA-0001221_Notice_of_Intent_to_issue_DE-FOA-0001208 (Last Updated: 2/4/2015 12:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

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)

Contact Information

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)

Contact Information

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)

Contact Information

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)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD
  • View 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)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD