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  DE-FOA-0002887 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Program – IACs at Trade Schools, Community Colleges, and Union Training Programs; and Building Training and Assessments Centers (BTAC) Request for Information (RFI) Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002886 Industrial Assessment Centers Program - Centers of Excellence Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) 1/20/2023 05:00 PM ET 2/17/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002700 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2022 Appropriations Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) 2/28/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002930 DOE Partnership Intermediary Pilot Other Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) 1/3/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002756 2022 Funding Opportunity Announcement for Energy Improvements at Public K-12 School Facilities - Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - Renew America's Schools Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) 1/26/2023 05:00 PM ET 4/21/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002882 Notice of Intent to Issue BIL, Section 40552(b): Administrative and Legal Requirements Document and Application Instructions for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002879 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Request for Information (RFI) Energy Efficiency Materials Pilot for Nonprofits Request for Information (RFI) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) 12/22/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002823 FY22 AMMTO-GTO Joint FOA: Lithium Extraction & Conversion from Geothermal Brines Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO) 12/9/2022 05:00 PM ET 1/31/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-0001001 Notice of Intent (NOI) to Issue Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Lab Call on Carbon Dioxide Removal Measurement, Reporting, and Verification Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002801 Advancing Fish Passage and Protection Technologies Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 12/5/2022 05:00 PM ET 3/27/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002872 Decarbonization of Water Resource Recovery Facilities (D-WRRF) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002787 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002788 - BENEFIT 2022 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002858 Notice of Intent (NOI) to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Renew America's Schools FOA”. Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002731 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 41006. Water Power Projects: Innovative Technologies to Enable Low Impact Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower Growth Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 12/1/2022 05:00 PM ET 3/6/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002800 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 41006(a)(1). Water Power Projects: Stakeholder Insight into Hydropower R&D Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 11/18/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002802 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 40334: Pumped Storage Hydropower Wind and Solar Integration and System Reliability Initiative Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 11/17/2022 05:00 PM ET 12/15/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002847 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002845: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 41006(a)(2): U.S. Tidal Energy Advancement Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002819 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0002819 Floating Offshore Wind Energy Mooring and Anchoring Request for Information (RFI) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) 12/19/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002840 Notice of Intent to issue DE-FOA-0002828 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law FOA to Address Key Deployment Challenges for Offshore, Land-Based, and Distributed Wind Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) TBD
  DE-FOA0002876 RFI - Performance Data for Solar Photovoltaic Systems: Acquisition, Access, and Sharing Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 11/18/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002865 Notice of intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement NO. DE-FOA-0002864 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-LC-0001000 Notice of Intent (NOI) to Issue FY23 Appropriated Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002797 Request for Information on Electric Vehicle No-Charge Events, including Operability Request for Information (RFI) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 11/18/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002860 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA No. DE-FOA-0002823 - Lithium Extraction & Conversion from Geothermal Brines Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002793 Marine Energy Systems Innovation at Sea Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 12/2/2022 05:00 PM ET 2/24/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002804 Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 10/12/2022 05:00 PM ET 1/4/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002553 FY21 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 9/10/2021 05:00 PM ET 11/16/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002833 REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON COLLECTION, TRANSPORTATION, SORTING, PROCESSING, AND SECOND LIFE APPLICATIONS FOR END-OF-LIFE LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES Request for Information (RFI) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 10/14/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002825 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - Request for Information (RFI): Bat Deterrent Technology Solutions Request for Information (RFI) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002834 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002801 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002792 Funding Opportunity in Support of the Hydrogen Shot and a University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 9/23/2022 05:00 PM ET 12/1/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002773 Notice of Intent (NOI) to Issue Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Three FOAs for Hydropower Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002830 Request for Information on Barriers and Pathways to Integrating Onsite Clean Energy Technologies in the Industrial Sector Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 9/23/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002818 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002793 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002776 Geothermal Energy from Oil and gas Demonstrated Engineering (GEODE) Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 10/28/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002794 Request for Information on the Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Research, Development, Demonstration, and Commercialization Program Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 9/9/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002745 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability Demonstration FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 9/15/2022 05:00 PM ET 11/17/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002807 Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002792, “Funding Opportunity in Support of the Hydrogen Shot and a University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience.” Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002817 RFI - Low-Income Community Solar Subscription Platform Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 9/16/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002769 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Advancing Equity through Workforce Partnerships Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 9/13/2022 05:00 PM ET 9/20/2022 05:00 PM ET 12/16/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002812 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002813, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Building Energy Codes (Section 40511): Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementation (RECI) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002611 Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 9/1/2022 05:00 PM ET 11/9/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002609 Fiscal Year 2022 Solar Manufacturing Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 9/16/2022 05:00 PM ET 10/3/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002582 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 8/5/2022 05:00 PM ET 8/12/2022 05:00 PM ET 10/17/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002790 RFI - Challenges and Opportunities for Vehicle Photovoltaics Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 8/22/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002632 Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 10/11/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002803 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA DE-FOA-0002804 - Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization FOA Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002762 BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW (BIL) - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)Energy Policy Act of 2005 Section 243 and 247 Hydroelectric Incentive Programs Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002737 Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Industrial Decarbonization through Electrification of Process Heating Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 8/9/2022 05:00 PM ET 10/25/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002565 Energyshed: Exploring Place-Based Generation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Cross-Cutting 8/1/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002768 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002779 - Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Additional Clean Hydrogen Programs (Section 40314): Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Office of Clean Energy Demonstration (OCED) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002723 Request for Information (RFI): “Research and Development Opportunities in Energy Management Control Systems” Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) 7/18/2022 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002638 FY22 Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries and Greenhouse Gas Reduction in First Generation Ethanol Production (Scale-Up+) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 7/8/2022 05:00 PM ET 9/9/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002748 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA DE-FOA-0002737 - Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Industrial Decarbonization through Electrification of Process Heating - Institute 7 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002718 Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide FOA Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002777 DE-FOA-0002777 Request for Information (RFI) BIL Section 41001 Energy Storage Demonstration Projects Request for Information (RFI) Office of Clean Energy Demonstration (OCED) 6/16/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002697 Foundational Agrivoltaic Research for Megawatt Scale (FARMS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 6/1/2022 05:00 PM ET 6/22/2022 05:00 PM ET 9/9/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002661 Notice of Intent (NOI) for Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002680 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second Life Applications Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 5/31/2022 05:00 PM ET 7/19/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002678 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 5/27/2022 05:00 PM ET 7/1/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-0000012 Technology Commercialization Funding Lab Call (LC) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 5/24/2022 05:00 PM ET 7/15/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002749 BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW (BIL) - Request for Information (RFI) - 2022 Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Pilot Demonstrations Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 5/13/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002755 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - Request for Information on Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementations Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) 5/20/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002597 Renewables Advancing Community Energy Resilience (RACER) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 5/26/2022 05:00 PM ET 7/25/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002713 Data and Research Needs for Climate Change-Informed Hydropower Operation and Resource Planning Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 8/8/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002715 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - Request for Information on Energy Improvements at Public School Facilities Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) 5/18/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002716 Request for Information (RFI): Designing Equitable, Sustainable, and Effective Revolving Loan Fund Programs Request for Information (RFI) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) 5/6/2022 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002636 FY22 BETO Waste Feedstocks and Conversion R&D Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 4/18/2022 05:00 PM ET 6/7/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002605 Deploying Solar with Wildlife and Ecosystem Services Benefits (SolWEB) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 4/11/2022 05:00 PM ET 6/21/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-000L093 FY22 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Core Laboratory Infrastructure for Commercialization Lab Call Lab Call (LC) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) 4/29/2022 03:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002679 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law - Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second-Life Applications Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002677 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0002677 to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002654 FY22 Carbon Utilization Technology: Improving Efficient Systems for Algae Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 3/18/2022 05:00 PM ET 5/27/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002695 RFI: Offshore Wind Social Science Research Needs Request for Information (RFI) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002630 Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power Fiscal Year 2022 Research, Development, and Demonstration Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 3/16/2022 05:00 PM ET 5/16/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002656 Geothermal Drilling Technology Demonstration Campaign Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 4/4/2022 05:00 PM ET 6/3/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002682 DE-FOA-0002682: Request for Information on Community-scale Resource and Energy Recovery from Waste Solutions Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002657 DE-FOA-0002657: Request for Information on Biomass Conversion Research, Development, and Analysis Programs Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD

DE-FOA-0002887: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Program – IACs at Trade Schools, Community Colleges, and Union Training Programs; and Building Training and Assessments Centers (BTAC)

Notice of Intent and Request for Information Regarding Establishment of Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) at Trade Schools, Community Colleges, and Union Training Programs and Establishment of Building Training and Assessment Centers (BTACs)


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) and the DOE Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) intend to jointly issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) Program – IACs at Trade Schools, Community Colleges, and Union Training Programs; and Building Training and Assessments Centers (BTAC) Program.”


The activities under this FOA will support the establishment by MESC of IACs at trade schools, community colleges, and union training programs pursuant to Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) section 457(f), as added by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) section 40521(b), and the establishment by SCEP of BTACs pursuant to BIL section 40512. DOE intends that the investments made under this FOA will support the broader government-wide approach to strengthening domestic manufacturing, putting the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050, empowering workers, fostering safe, healthy, and inclusive workplaces and communities, and developing a diverse workforce well-qualified to build and maintain the country’s energy infrastructure and grow domestic clean energy manufacturing.

DOE is compiling a Teaming Partner List to facilitate teaming among multiple stakeholders across academia, industry, National Laboratories, IACs, Manufacturing USA Institutes, MEPs, community-based organizations (CBOs), labor unions, and all technical disciplines. The Teaming Partner List allows organizations who may wish to participate on an application to express their interest to other applicants and to explore potential partnerships. Updates to the Teaming Partner List will be available in the EERE Exchange website. The Teaming Partner List will be regularly updated. Any organization that would like to be included on this list should submit the following information: Organization Name, Contact Name, Contact Address, Contact Email, Contact Phone, Organization Type, Area of Technical Expertise, Brief Description of Capabilities, and Area of Interest (including interest in Topic 1, 2, and/or 3 above). Interested parties should email the information to IACProgram@doe.gov with the subject line “Teaming Partner Information.” By submitting a request to be included on the Teaming Partner List, the requesting organization consents to the publication of the above-referenced information. By enabling and publishing the Teaming Partner List, DOE is not endorsing, sponsoring, or otherwise evaluating the qualifications of the individuals and organizations that are self-identifying themselves for placement on this Teaming Partner List. DOE will not pay for the provision of any information, nor will it compensate any applicants or requesting organizations for the development of such information.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002887 Notice of Intent/Request for Information: BIL IAC Program (Last Updated: 12/5/2022 01:19 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002886: Industrial Assessment Centers Program - Centers of Excellence

The Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) is issuing this restricted eligibility Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to establish up to five regional Centers of Excellence at existing Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) to coordinate with and advise IACs located in the regions of the Centers of Excellence. DOE expects to make a total of up to $18,750,000 of federal funding available for three to five awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. However, DOE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards are anticipated to be for $2,500,000 to $3,750,000 each over a five-year performance period. Awards made under this FOA will be funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Awards will support up to five regional Centers of Excellence for activities including: (1) Identifying new technologies, tools, and practices of particular importance to regional IAC clients and supporting development of new or expansion of existing assessment tools to incorporate these new technologies, tools, and practices; (2) Coordinating with national and regional stakeholders, including, for example, DOE Offices; the National Laboratories; the Manufacturing USA Network; NIST MEPs; State, Tribal, regional, and local offices and entities; utilities and energy service providers; education, and economic development, workforce development stakeholders; and private industry; (3) Supporting the development of materials and resources for the National Clearinghouse, with a focus on developing materials and resources of regional importance; (4) Coordinating regional outreach to small- and medium-sized manufacturers, and particularly manufacturers in disadvantaged communities, to share information about IAC Program resources and opportunities; promote regional adoption of priority technologies, practices, and tools; and ensure that the IAC Program remains apprised of regional manufacturers’ changing needs and capabilities; (5) Mentoring IAC directors and staff regionally, including providing training to IAC directors, staff, and students regarding best practices for carrying out assessments and supporting unusually complex or lengthy IAC assessments within the region; (6) Supporting development of and training on new methods of delivering IAC assessments, including both traditional and virtual assessments that expand the reach of the IAC Program by reducing or eliminating the need for IAC staff and students to travel to work on-site with small- or medium-manufacturers; (7) Supporting student-focused activities, including facilitating connections between graduates and private industry, supporting student research competitions, hosting regional events, recognizing student and alumni achievements, supporting interaction among students and alumni; (8) Forging new relationships and articulation agreements with labor unions, registered apprenticeship programs, and other joint labor-management training partnerships; and (9) Supporting regional and national clean-energy workforce development activities, including but not limited to development and implementation of new degree programs, credentials, and certifications.

Upon the issuance of a FOA, DOE personnel are prohibited from communicating (in writing or otherwise) with applicants regarding the FOA except through the established question and answer process as described below. Specifically, questions regarding this FOA must be submitted to: IACProgram@doe.gov. Questions must be submitted not later than 3 business days prior to the application due date and time. Please note, feedback on individual concepts will not be provided through Q&A. All questions and answers related to this FOA will be posted on EERE Exchange at: https://eere-eXCHANGE.energy.gov. You must first select this specific FOA Number to view the questions and answers specific to this FOA. MESC will attempt to respond to a question within 3 business days, unless a similar question and answer has already been posted on the website. Questions related to the registration process and use of the EERE Exchange website should be submitted to: EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.


Documents

  • Industrial Assessment Centers - Centers of Excellence FOA (Last Updated: 12/5/2022 03:32 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • SF-424: Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 12/2/2022 08:00 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 12/2/2022 08:01 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 12/2/2022 08:01 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (Last Updated: 12/2/2022 08:02 PM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 12/5/2022 03:34 PM ET)

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Informational Webinar: 12/14/22 2:00 PM ET  Sign Up Here


Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 1/20/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/17/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/2/2023 8:00 AM ET – 3/6/2023 5:00 AM ET

DE-FOA-0002700: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2022 Appropriations

The Energy Policy Act of 19921 authorized the Secretary of Energy to establish a fund with the stated purpose of providing competitive grants to federal agencies to assist them in meeting the energy and water conservation requirements of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA), 42 U.S.C. 8253 (a)-(b). Through this authority, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) created the Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) program to provide direct funding to federal agencies for the development of capital projects to initiate, supplement, improve or otherwise increase the viability and deployment of widespread energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate change mitigation and adaptation-resilience technology at U.S. federal government-owned facilities. Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 8256 (b) (3), FEMP will make selections and awards through a competitive process detailed in the Federal Agency Call (FAC).

FEMP will be seeking to make awards that support achievement of the Administration’s goals for federal leadership in clean energy, climate, environmental justice and equity as described in Executive Order (E.O.) 14057, Catalyzing America’s Clean Energy Economy Through Federal Sustainability, E.O. 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, and section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (Pub. L. 95-619), as amended through the Energy Act of 2020 (Pub. L. 117-58; EA2020), codified at 42 U.S.C. 8253.

Applications are sought from federal agencies for technical solutions that are in alignment with three Topic Areas:

Topic Area 1: Projects Under Development Facing Reductions in Scope Due to Adverse Changes in Fiscal/Economic Conditions.

Topic Area 2: Load Management Projects (Energy Performance Contracts)

Topic Area 3: Load Management Projects (Other Procurement Mechanisms)

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Please see the full text for the Federal Agency Call (FAC) in the DOCUMENTS section below.

Questions regarding the FAC must be submitted to AFFECT2022Approp@hq.doe.gov.

Answers to the questions will be posted to an excel spreadsheet found in the DOCUMENTS section below.

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

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FAC deadline:

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

Documents

  • FEMP AFFECT FY22 FAC (Last Updated: 12/1/2022 05:45 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • AFFECT Application Form FY22 (Last Updated: 12/1/2022 05:52 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 12/1/2022 05:53 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 12/1/2022 06:10 PM ET)

Webinar Details

Informational Webinar: 12/15/2022, 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Register at: https://nrel.webex.com/weblink/register/rb006030f1013e72236c327c416129f89

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/28/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002930: DOE Partnership Intermediary Pilot

Modification 0001

The purpose of this modification is to revise 7. Of the WHITE PAPER REQUIREMENTS. The description of previous PIAs section does not count toward the 10-page limit of the white paper.

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The Department of Energy (DOE) seeks to understand the current market capabilities of entities that are performing, or are eligible to perform, as Partnership Intermediaries (PI) that have strong working relationships with an innovative industrial base across the country.

DOE is posting this announcement for the purpose of obtaining information on current market capabilities of entities that are performing, or are eligible to perform, as Partnership Intermediaries (PI). Submission of responses or information under this Announcement does not guarantee that any potential partner(s) will be issued an agreement. DOE may use the information submitted under this announcement to hold discussions with one or more potential agreement holders which may lead to an agreement.

To view the full Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), see the Documents section below.

Documents

  • Broad Agency Announcement Modification 0001 (Last Updated: 12/1/2022 04:16 PM ET)
  • Q&A_Spreadsheet_DE-FOA-0002930 (Last Updated: 12/1/2022 04:19 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/3/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002756: 2022 Funding Opportunity Announcement for Energy Improvements at Public K-12 School Facilities - Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - Renew America's Schools

The Office of State and Community Energy Programs is issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled Energy Improvements at Public K-12 School Facilities - Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - Renew America's Schools.

The activities to be funded under this FOA support BIL section 40541 and the broader government-wide approach to support projects that enable replicable and scalable impacts, create innovative, sustaining partnerships, leverage funding and economies of scale, focus on disadvantaged communities, improve student, teacher, and occupant health, enrich learning and growth, assist schools that serve as community assets (e.g., neighborhood cooling centers or disaster recovery shelters), and are crafted thoughtfully within the context of public school facilities (e.g., procurement restraints, construction windows, etc.).

Topic Area 1 – High-Impact Energy Efficiency and Health Improvements

Proposals contemplated under this topic area will include energy improvements that result in direct reduction to school energy costs, increase energy efficiency, and lead to improvements in teacher and student health, including indoor air quality. Energy cost savings may be realized by reduced loads and/or by demand flexibility and demand response approaches.

Topic Area 2 - Innovative Energy Technology Packages

Proposals contemplated under this topic include innovative energy technology packages. Applicants may include any improvement, repair, or renovation to a school that incorporates two or more of the following energy improvements:

  • Energy efficiency measures
  • Installation of renewable energy technologies
  • Alternative fueled vehicle infrastructure on school grounds
  • Purchase or lease of alternative fueled vehicles to be used by a school

DOE expects to make a total of approximately $80,000,000 of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. DOE anticipates making approximately 20-100 awards under this FOA. DOE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $500,000 and $15,000,000.

Link to Energy Justice Dashboard:https://energyjustice-schools.egs.anl.gov/

Link to Needs Assessment Tools: School Needs and Benefits Assessment Resources | Department of Energy

SCEP is compiling a “teaming” partner list to facilitate widespread participation in this initiative. This list allows organizations with expertise in the topic to express their interest to potential applicants and to explore potential partnerships. Please see the Teaming List section of the FOA document for more information.

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-0002756_-_BIL_40541_Renew_Americas_Schools (Last Updated: 11/29/2022 10:31 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002756_Teaming_Partner_List (Last Updated: 12/5/2022 05:11 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002756_Q&A_Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 12/5/2022 06:42 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • DE-FOA-0002756_Project_Narrative_Template (Last Updated: 11/28/2022 06:08 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002756_SF-424a_Budget_Information (Last Updated: 11/28/2022 06:08 PM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 11/29/2022 11:42 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002756_Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 11/28/2022 06:08 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 11/29/2022 11:42 AM ET)

Webinar Details

An information webinar is scheduled for December 6, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET

Please register in advance at the link provided below:

https://doe.webex.com/weblink/register/rdd331a42e0fb00650add9ba39aa7d85c


Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/26/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/21/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/8/2023 5:00 PM ET – 5/12/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002882: Notice of Intent to Issue BIL, Section 40552(b): Administrative and Legal Requirements Document and Application Instructions for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) intends to issue an Administrative and Legal Requirements Document (ALRD) for the “Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program - section 40552(b) of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021”.

On November 15, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Public Law 117-58), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The BIL is a once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure, designed to modernize and upgrade American infrastructure to enhance United States competitiveness, drive the creation of good-paying union jobs, tackle the climate crisis, and ensure stronger access to economic, environmental, and other benefits for disadvantaged communities. The BIL appropriates more than $62 billion to DOE to invest in American manufacturing and workers; expand access to energy efficiency and clean energy; deliver reliable, clean and affordable power to more Americans; and demonstrate and deploy the technologies of tomorrow through clean energy demonstrations.


This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of SCEP’s intention to issue an ALRD in the near term. All the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. In addition, this Notice provides information on the EECBG Program, including draft funding allocations to states,local governments, and Indian tribes and the potential option for formula grant recipients to select a voucher in lieu of a formula grant. This Notice provides additional details on eligibility requirements and information on submission and registration requirements for formula grant recipients.

Documents

  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG)_Formula Grant NOI (Last Updated: 11/22/2022 10:44 AM ET)
  • Attachment 1a. Local Govt. Allocations (Last Updated: 11/22/2022 10:45 AM ET)
  • Attachment 1b. State Allocations (Last Updated: 11/22/2022 10:45 AM ET)
  • Attachment 1c. Tribal Allocations (Last Updated: 11/22/2022 10:45 AM ET)
  • Attachment 1a. Local Govt. Allocations - Excel (Last Updated: 11/21/2022 04:14 PM ET)
  • Attachment 1b. State Allocations - Excel (Last Updated: 11/21/2022 04:15 PM ET)
  • Attachment 1c. Tribal Allocations - Excel (Last Updated: 11/21/2022 04:15 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002879: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Request for Information (RFI) Energy Efficiency Materials Pilot for Nonprofits

Through this RFI, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) seeks input regarding the implementation of Section 40542 of the IIJA, which provides $50 million in grants to provide energy efficiency materials between fiscal years 2022 – 2026 in buildings owned and operated by charitable nonprofits. DOE aims to prioritize charitable nonprofits with demonstrable financial need, cost-effective strategies, a high potential for energy savings, and charitable nonprofits that present an effective plan for evaluation, measurement and verification of the energy savings. DOE also aims to minimize administrative burden and expand access to charitable nonprofits with limited capacity and resources. DOE is seeking information amongst these five categories of questions:

Outreach, Technical Assistance, Criteria and Metrics, Funding, Partnerships and Community Benefits.

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

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to NonprofitRFI@doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on December 22nd, 2022. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

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

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

Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to this RFI:

Company / institution name; Company / institution contact; Contact's address, phone number, and e-mail address.

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002879_-_BIL_Nonprofit_EE_Materials_Pilot_RFI (Last Updated: 11/8/2022 01:39 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/22/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002823: FY22 AMMTO-GTO Joint FOA: Lithium Extraction & Conversion from Geothermal Brines

AMMTO and GTO are jointly issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement of Lithium Extraction and Conversion from Geothermal Brines. This funding opportunity will spur the development of domestic lithium supply and refinement capacity to secure America’s clean energy supply chains and increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness abroad.

Topic Areas:

(1) Field Validation of Lithium Hydroxide Production from Geothermal Brines

(2) Applied Research & Development for Direct Lithium Extraction from Geothermal Brines.

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-0002823 AMMTO-GTO FY22 Lithium FOA Final (Last Updated: 11/7/2022 10:46 AM ET)
  • Q and A Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 12/2/2022 11:38 AM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 11/15/2022 01:30 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 11/7/2022 12:59 AM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 11/7/2022 12:57 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (Last Updated: 11/7/2022 12:59 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/7/2022 01:00 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/9/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/31/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 2/20/2023 8:00 AM ET – 2/24/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-LC-0001001: Notice of Intent (NOI) to Issue Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Lab Call on Carbon Dioxide Removal Measurement, Reporting, and Verification

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) intends to issue a Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) solicitation funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Under TCF BIL, OTT pursues activities that broadly support the commercialization of promising energy technologies while simultaneously enhancing and improving American infrastructure, competitiveness, opportunity, and equity and addressing the climate crisis.

The lab call, developed in partnership with the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), solicits proposals from across the DOE national laboratory complex to accelerate commercialization of carbon dioxide removal technologies by advancing measurement, reporting, and verification best practices and capabilities. It could offer an opportunity for industry and other non-federal entities to partner with a National Lab to support the emerging CDR sector.

Documents

  • DE-LC-0001001_FY23_TCF_BIL_Notice_of_Intent_(NOI) (Last Updated: 11/7/2022 08:36 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002801: Advancing Fish Passage and Protection Technologies

This FOA seeks to advance innovative fish passage technologies by providing data on biological effects and fish passage performance. Technology innovations include: 1) novel solutions that are accompanied by analytical or experimental evidence that has established proof-of-concept and provides a rationale for next steps testing needs in terms of a critical path for research and development leading to market adoption; and 2) innovations to existing technologies that reduce negative impacts to fish, increase performance, show potential to dramatically reduce costs, and/or present applications to novel use cases (e.g., different fish species evaluations, environmental conditions, or types of infrastructure). The development of technical solutions to enable and improve safe, timely, and effective fish passage and protection at hydropower dams can improve hydropower’s environmental performance, supports infrastructure sustainability, and contributes to fish restoration goals.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002801_Advancing_Fish_Passage_and_Protection_Technologies (Last Updated: 10/28/2022 03:42 PM ET)
  • Q&A_Spreadsheet_DE-FOA-0002801 (Last Updated: 12/5/2022 11:53 AM ET)
  • Applicant Reference for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan (Last Updated: 11/17/2022 01:57 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 10/28/2022 03:34 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_(Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities) (Last Updated: 10/28/2022 03:35 PM ET)
  • Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 10/28/2022 03:36 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 10/28/2022 03:37 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(3BPs) (Last Updated: 10/28/2022 03:37 PM ET)

Webinar Details

Webinar is scheduled for November 8, 2022 from 4 PM – 5 PM ET.

Please register in advance at the link provided below:     

https://doe.webex.com/doe/j.php?RGID=r4c8c1565985a58b7f16764cdc550eaa3

  • FOA_2801_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation (Last Updated: 11/17/2022 01:58 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/5/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/27/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/15/2023 5:00 PM ET – 5/19/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002872: Decarbonization of Water Resource Recovery Facilities (D-WRRF)

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of theIndustrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)entitled “Decarbonization of Water Resource Recovery Facilities (D-WRRF)”.

The purpose of this announcement is to stimulate RD&D to decarbonize the entire life cycle of Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs), formerly known as Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs). It targets both individual unit processes at earlier stages of technological development, and entire treatment trains at higher levels of technological readiness. It seeks to address both direct and indirect emissions from WRRFs, with the complementary goal of reducing costs, particularly in energy usage and sludge management, to improve the probabilities of real-world adoption.

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue thisFOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice of Intent is subject tochange. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has beenreleased, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.EERE plans to issue the FOA on or about mid-December via the EERE eXCHANGE websitehttps://eere-eXCHANGE.energy.gov/. If Applicants wish to receive official notifications andinformation from EERE regarding this FOA, they should register in EERE eXCHANGE. When theFOA is released, applications will be accepted only through EERE eXCHANGE.


Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002787: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002788 - BENEFIT 2022

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office (BTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2022”.

This potential FOA is expected to support the development, validation, and demonstration of novel building technologies and retrofit practices that have significant potential for equitable carbon savings through building electrification, energy efficiency, and demand flexibility. The FOA will also enhance building and grid resilience, affordability of efficient technologies and practices, and ensure environmental justice and inclusion of underserved communities.

It is anticipated that the FOA may include the following Areas of Interest:

  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Water Heating (WH)
  • Thermal Energy Storage (TES)
  • Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)
  • Plug Loads/Lighting
  • Opaque Building Envelope

BTO is compiling a “teaming” partner list to facilitate widespread participation in this FOA. This list allows organizations with expertise in the topics to express their interest to potential applicants and to explore potential partnerships. Please see the Teaming List section of the NOI document for more information.

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 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.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002787_Notice_of_Intent-BENEFIT-2022_FOA (Last Updated: 10/24/2022 05:58 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002787_BENEFIT-2022_Teaming_Partner_List_11-22-2022 (Last Updated: 11/22/2022 03:02 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002858: Notice of Intent (NOI) to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Renew America's Schools FOA”.

The State and Community Energy Program (SCEP) intends to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Renew America's Schools FOA”. This potential FOA supports the implementation of Section 40541 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which provides $500 million in grants for energy improvements through fiscal years 2022 - 2026 at public school facilities. DOE aims to facilitate substantial additional investment, prioritize schools with high needs, minimize administrative burden, and build enduring capacity in local educational agencies (LEAs) and the states to maximize impact equitably and efficiently.

DOE will encourage eligible applicants to consider projects that enable replicable and scalable impacts, create innovative, sustaining partnerships, leverage funding and economies of scale, target disadvantaged communities, improve student, teacher, and occupant health, enrich learning and growth, target schools that serve as community assets (e.g. neighborhood cooling centers or disaster recovery shelters), can be completed quickly, and are crafted thoughtfully within the context of public-school facilities (e.g. procurement restraints, construction windows, etc.). Project partners may include, but are not limited to, governmental entities such as states, local governments, and tribes; for-profit entities such as utilities and companies that provide energy services or manufacture energy systems; and non-governmental organizations such as community-based organizations, national associations, labor unions, workforce training providers, and energy-focused groups.

SCEP is compiling a “teaming” partner list to facilitate widespread participation in this initiative. This list allows organizations with expertise in the topic to express their interest to potential applicants and to explore potential partnerships. Please see the Teaming List section of the NOI document for more information.

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002858_Notice_of_Intent_-_Renew_America's_Schools_FOA (Last Updated: 10/25/2022 05:30 PM ET)
  • FY23_Schools_Teaming_Partner_List_11.28 (Last Updated: 11/28/2022 03:56 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002731: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 41006. Water Power Projects: Innovative Technologies to Enable Low Impact Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower Growth

Modification 0002:

1. Update the submission deadline for Full Applications from Sunday, March 5, 2023, to Monday, March 6, 2023.

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Modification 0001:

1. Remove the requirement of the Community Benefits Plan section within the Content and Form of the Concept Paper in Section IV.C.

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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 41006: Water Power Projects: Innovative Technologies to Enable Low Impact Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower Growth.” Awards made under this FOA will be funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, more commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

This FOA seeks applications to address innovative solutions to retrofit non-powered dams with environmentally sustainable hydropower at a reasonable cost; applications to address development and testing technologies that mitigate challenges to pumped storage hydropower deployment, including market and revenue uncertainty, development costs and financing, long development timelines, permitting challenges, construction risks, and environmental impacts; and applications to address and encourage emerging organizations to support hydropower development. WPTO expects the amount of funding available for projects under this FOA will be approximately $14.5 million and cover the following topic areas:

1. Hydropower Retrofits for Non-Powered Dams;

2. Innovative Pumped Storage Hydropower Technologies; and

3. Hydropower R&D by Emerging Organizations.

Please Note: 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).


Documents

  • FOA_2731_-_Low_Impact_Hydro_-_MOD0002 (Last Updated: 11/8/2022 09:49 AM ET)
  • FOA 2731 Webinar (Last Updated: 11/3/2022 07:35 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002731_-_Teaming_Partner_List_-_12.5 (Last Updated: 12/5/2022 06:32 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002731_Q&A_Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 12/1/2022 11:36 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 10/12/2022 03:05 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(3BPs) (Last Updated: 10/12/2022 03:06 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 10/12/2022 03:06 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_(Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities) (Last Updated: 10/12/2022 03:13 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 10/12/2022 03:13 PM ET)
  • Locations_of_Work (Last Updated: 10/17/2022 06:00 PM ET)

Webinar Details

An Information Webinar was held on November 1, 2022 at 3:30pm ET.

For the PowerPoint slide deck with the presentation script, please see above in the Documents section.


Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/1/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/6/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/1/2023 5:00 PM ET – 5/10/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002800: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 41006(a)(1). Water Power Projects: Stakeholder Insight into Hydropower R&D Issues

This FOA seeks to support the efforts of a diverse group of hydropower stakeholders to work together to discuss and address issues regarding the modernization of the U.S. hydropower fleet, the sustainability of hydropower systems, and the impact of hydropower facilities on the environment. These efforts will enhance and inform the current and future needs of R&D for hydropower technologies and environmental mitigation efforts at DOE and in industry.


The selected recipient will actively convene, engage, and facilitate discussions among a diverse group of hydropower stakeholders including but not limited to representatives from Tribal nations, hydropower developers, owners/operators of hydropower facilities, research institutions, hydropower industry representatives, NGOs, non-profit organizations, resource agencies, other interested parties, etc.


Please Note: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the EERE eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002800_Stakeholder_Insight_into_Hydropower_R&D_Issues (Last Updated: 10/17/2022 01:28 PM ET)
  • Q&A_Spreadsheet_DE-FOA-0002800 (Last Updated: 11/10/2022 12:12 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 10/13/2022 02:46 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_(Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities) (Last Updated: 10/13/2022 02:46 PM ET)
  • Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 10/13/2022 02:47 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(3BPs) (Last Updated: 10/13/2022 02:47 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 10/13/2022 02:47 PM ET)
  • Locations_of_Work (Last Updated: 10/13/2022 02:51 PM ET)

Webinar Details

An informational webinar will be held on Thursday October 27, 2022 at 1 pm ET

Please use the link below to register in advance:

https://doe.webex.com/doe/j.php?RGID=r1cb34fcb8caf662d49a4e48fd14788ba

  • DE-FOA-0002800_Applicant_Webinar (Last Updated: 11/3/2022 04:43 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/18/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 12/15/2022 5:00 PM ET – 12/22/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002802: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 40334: Pumped Storage Hydropower Wind and Solar Integration and System Reliability Initiative

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Water Power Technlogies Office (WPTO), this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 40334: Pumped Storage Hydropower Wind and Solar Integration and System Reliability Initiative.” Awards made under this FOA will be funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, more commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Through this FOA, DOE will invest $10 million to carry out project design, transmission studies, power market assessments, and permitting for a pumped storage hydropower (PSH) project to facilitate the long-duration storage of intermittent renewable electricity. Eligibility for this FOA is limited to projects that have received a FERC preliminary permit, and are working toward licensing a PSH project with at least 1000 MW capacity that can participate in multiple markets and store intermittent renewable energy generated on tribal lands.

Documents

  • DE-FOA0002802_Pumped_Storage_Hydropower (Last Updated: 10/18/2022 02:10 PM ET)
  • Q&A Spreadsheet 11.15.22 (Last Updated: 11/15/2022 02:46 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List 11.23.22 (Last Updated: 11/23/2022 03:21 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 10/12/2022 02:17 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application (Last Updated: 10/12/2022 02:17 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 10/12/2022 02:18 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL (Last Updated: 10/12/2022 02:19 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 10/12/2022 02:20 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 11/17/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/15/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 1/30/2023 5:00 AM ET – 2/2/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002847: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002845: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 41006(a)(2): U.S. Tidal Energy Advancement

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 41006(a)(2): U.S. Tidal Energy Advancement.”

To support the development of tidal and current energy systems in the United States, and move the state of these technologies, DOE will provide the first large scale investment for the development of a tidal Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) site. This FOA will provide $35 million in total funding supporting Section 41006(a)(2) to fund a tidal or river current site development, preferably led by a project/site developer in the U.S., and fund in-water demonstration of at least one tidal energy system.

The overall goals of this FOA are to:

  • Build upon state clean energy strategies with local partners;
  • Attract competitive tidal/current developers for technology site integration;
  • Improve tidal/current Research and Development (R&D);
  • Build site infrastructure and supply chains, with increased participation at the state level, including local agency, tribal and university research participation; and
  • Establish a working business model covering site development to commercial scale.

DOE is compiling a "teaming" partner list to facilitate widespread participation in this FOA.  This list allows organizations with expertise in the topics to express their interest to potential applicants and to explore potential partnerships.  Please see the Teaming List section of the NOI document for more information.

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002847_Tidal_FOA_Notice_of_Intent_FINAL (Last Updated: 10/17/2022 05:25 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002847_-_Teaming_Partner_List_-_11.01 (Last Updated: 11/1/2022 12:03 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002819: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0002819 Floating Offshore Wind Energy Mooring and Anchoring

This is a Request for Information issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The intent of this RFI is to obtain public input regarding a potential new mooring and anchoring R&D program as well as the process and structure of a potential DOE award opportunity to fund research, development, demonstration and commercialization activities on floating offshore wind substructure mooring systems, materials, and components, in accordance with section 41007(b)(1) of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.


Specifically, this RFI seeks input on:

  • Priority Mooring and Anchoring Research Questions and Data Needs
  • Mooring and Anchoring Technology Development
  • Mooring and Anchoring Supply Chain Development
  • Potential Solicitation Process and Funding Opportunity StructureEquity, Environmental and Energy Justice (EEEJ) Priorities
  • Market Adoption and Industry/Sector Sustainability

Information collected from this RFI may be used by DOE for planning purposes to develop a potential new R&D program and potential award opportunity. The information collected will not be published.

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

  • BIL_RFI_WETO_Floating_Wind_Mooring_2819 (Last Updated: 10/18/2022 11:27 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/19/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002840: Notice of Intent to issue DE-FOA-0002828 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law FOA to Address Key Deployment Challenges for Offshore, Land-Based, and Distributed Wind

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law FOA to Address Key Deployment Challenges for Offshore, Land-Based, and Distributed Wind.”

The activities under this FOA support Bipartisan Infrastructure Law section 41007(b)(1): Wind Energy and the broader government-wide approach to enable the innovations needed to advance U.S. wind systems, reduce the cost of electricity, and accelerate the deployment of wind power, maximize the benefits of the clean energy transition as the nation works to curb the climate crisis, empower workers, and advance environmental justice.

It is anticipated that the FOA may include the following Topic Areas:

1. High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) for Offshore Wind

2. Advancing Deployment of Distributed  Wind (ADD)

3. Wind Energy Social Science Research

4. Bat Deterrent Technology Development


EERE plans to issue the FOA on or about November 2022 via the EERE eXCHANGE website https://eere-eXCHANGE.energy.gov/. If Applicants wish to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding this FOA, they should register in EERE eXCHANGE. When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through EERE eXCHANGE. Please note that these dates are tentative and subject to change.

This is a NOI only. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all.

Documents

  • BIL_WETO_NOI_to_Issue_DE-FOA-0002828 (Last Updated: 10/17/2022 05:33 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA0002876: RFI - Performance Data for Solar Photovoltaic Systems: Acquisition, Access, and Sharing

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is requesting information on the cost and value of acquiring, accessing, and sharing solar photovoltaic (PV) system performance data. SETO seeks responses from all interested stakeholders in industry, academia, government, research laboratories, and more, including data owners, data users, and system owners, operators, and developers. These responses will inform SETO activities relevant to PV system performance and related data to accelerate research, development, and deployment of solar energy.

Documents

  • Performance_Data_for_Solar_Photovoltaic_Systems_RFI_DE-FOA0002876 (Last Updated: 10/14/2022 12:24 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/18/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002865: Notice of intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement NO. DE-FOA-0002864

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the new Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Office Technologies Office (AMMTO) and the Building Technologies Office (BTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “FY22 Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies—Building Technologies Office Multi-topic Funding Opportunity Announcement.”

EERE’s AMO collaborates with industry, small business, universities, national laboratories, state and local governments and other stakeholders on emerging manufacturing technologies to drive U.S. industrial decarbonization, productivity and economic competitiveness. AMO has a mission to develop technologies that 1) reduce manufacturing energy intensity and industrial carbon emissions, 2) increase the competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector with a focus on clean energy manufacturing and 3) reduce the life cycle energy and carbon impact of manufactured goods in industry, buildings, transport, power, and agricultural sectors.

EERE’s BTO develops, demonstrates, and accelerates the adoption of cost-effective technologies, techniques, tools and services that enable high-performing, energy-efficient and demand-flexible residential and commercial buildings in both the new & existing buildings markets, in support of an equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system by 2050, starting with a decarbonized power sector by 2035.

This FOA supports the Biden-Harris Administration’s priorities to enhance manufacturing competitiveness through technological innovation by focusing in three main areas: 1) Next Generation Materials and Manufacturing, 2) Secure and Sustainable Materials, and 3) Energy Technology Manufacturing and Workforce Development. The FOA integrates identified research opportunities across Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies AMO into a single funding opportunity and is intended to fund high-impact, applied research and development and pilot demonstration projects.

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

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

Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. EERE plans to issue the FOA in mid-November, 2022 via the EERE Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-LC-0001000: Notice of Intent (NOI) to Issue FY23 Appropriated Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF)

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Technology Transitions intends to issue its annual appropriated Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) solicitation, a call for proposals from National Laboratories, Plants, and Sites. The goal of TCF is to improve America's energy competitiveness and security by accelerating commercialization and shepherding critical clean energy technologies from lab to market, where the private sector will continue to innovate.

The estimated funding available for this appropriated TCF Lab Call could be approximately $20 million and the solicitation could offer an opportunity for industry, state and local governments, and other non-federal entities to partner with a National Lab to advance energy-related technologies and intellectual property.

Documents

  • DE-LC-0001000_FY23_TCF_Notice_of_Intent_(NOI) (Last Updated: 10/13/2022 08:08 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002797: Request for Information on Electric Vehicle No-Charge Events, including Operability

The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), seeks public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0002797 regarding prevalence of and solutions to prevent Electric Vehicle (EV) No-Charge Events. The VTO is developing plans to implement the Vehicle Grid Integration (VGI) Research, Development, and Demonstration (RDD&D) Program as directed by the Energy Act of 2020 and one of the challenges/barriers to VGI to be addressed is the issue of some EVs failing to charge satisfactorily when connected to Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE or chargers). These no-charge events either fail to start charging or fail to complete the charge without interruption.

Documents

  • No Charge Events and Interoperability Request for Information (Last Updated: 10/3/2022 12:22 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/18/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002860: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA No. DE-FOA-0002823 - Lithium Extraction & Conversion from Geothermal Brines

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office and Geothermal Technologies Office, a joint Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Lithium Extraction & Conversion from Geothermal Brines”.

Through this FOA, EERE seeks to address gaps in domestic supply chains for lithium batteries for electric vehicles and stationary storage. The U.S. currently has limited production of lithium from domestic sources and also lacks domestic capabilities to refine materials needed to support component manufacturing – including lithium hydroxide needed for lithium battery cathode production. Geothermal brines have proven to be a sustainable resource of critical materials including lithium. Direct lithium extraction from geothermal brines represents an opportunity to produce lithium hydroxide from domestic sources in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

The goals of this FOA are to:

• Enable environmentally and socially responsible domestic manufacturing of battery-grade (i.e., high purity) lithium hydroxide from geothermal brines;

• Diversify the domestic supply of lithium hydroxide;

• Validate and demonstrate domestic pilot plants and related technologies to support the transition to U.S. manufacturing; and

• Mature nascent technologies, processes, and methods to improve treatment of direct lithium extraction influent and effluent streams.

DOE is compiling a “teaming” partner list to facilitate widespread participation in this FOA. This list allows organizations with expertise in the topics to express their interest to potential applicants and to explore potential partnerships. Please see the Teaming List section of the NOI document for more information.

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 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.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent (NOI) Lithium FOA (Last Updated: 9/30/2022 12:27 PM ET)
  • Li_NOI_Teaming_Partner_List_as_of_11-15-22 (Last Updated: 11/15/2022 11:54 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002793: Marine Energy Systems Innovation at Sea

Modification 0002:

This modification: 

1. Spelled out IOM&D (installation, operations, maintenance, and decommissioning) on pages 29 & 33.

2. Added additional desalination resources to Appendix I.

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Modification 0001:

This modification: 

1. Extended Concept Paper due date from 11/4/22 to 12/2/22.

2. Modified section B. Cost Sharing to revise cost share requirements for institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations.

3. Clarified language regarding communication with NREL during the application/negotiation process on pages 27, 28 and 32.

4. Added in Appendix I for Desalination resources.

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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Marine Energy Systems Innovation at Sea.” This FOA will accelerate the development and field testing of renewable marine energy technologies by focusing on wave and ocean current resources as well as reductions in the energy use and carbon emissions associated with desalination to provide zero-carbon, affordable, and reliable sources of drinking water for disaster relief, emergency response, and small communities facing water scarcity and security issues. WPTO’s focus on desalination directly supports coastal and island resilience, and incorporates end-user needs assessments, translating user requirements for design and advancement of marine energy technologies. Previous research has demonstrated the feasibility of small, modular, wave-powered desalination systems through theoretical studies , laboratory testing, and short-duration at-sea testing. This FOA focuses on innovation of wave energy converters (WECs) for nearshore environments across diverse coastal conditions through long duration at-sea testing and operations (i.e., two weeks to six months) and component/sub-system technology development and testing. It will additionally support commercialization opportunities for novel technologies and a feasibility assessment of an ocean current test facility off the coast of the United States.

Topic Area 1: Marine Energy Powered Desalination System Innovation at Sea

Topic Area 2: Open Topic (Marine Energy Powered Desalination)

Topic Area 3: Ocean Current Test Facility Feasability Assessment


Please Note: 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).

Documents

  • FOA Modification 0002: Marine Energy Systems Innovation at Sea FOA 11.02.2022 (Last Updated: 11/2/2022 02:46 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002793 Marine Energy Systems Innovation at Sea Informational Webinar (Last Updated: 11/3/2022 04:44 PM ET)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan Applicant Reference Guide (Last Updated: 11/21/2022 04:52 PM ET)
  • FOA Question and Answer Spreadsheet (updated 12/2/2022) (Last Updated: 12/2/2022 01:48 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • Cost_Breakdown_Structure_for_Applicants (Last Updated: 9/28/2022 06:59 PM ET)
  • Site_Assessment_Questionnaire (Last Updated: 9/28/2022 06:59 PM ET)
  • Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 11/22/2022 04:55 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(3BPs) (Last Updated: 9/28/2022 07:09 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 9/28/2022 07:12 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_(Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities) (Last Updated: 9/28/2022 07:12 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 9/29/2022 11:32 AM ET)
  • TRL Categorization (Last Updated: 10/4/2022 01:45 PM ET)

Webinar Details

An Information Webinar was held on October 13, 2022 at 3:00pm ET.

For the PowerPoint slide deck with the presentation script, please see above in the Documents section. A transcript of the presentation is available below. 

  • Marine Energy Systems Innovation at Sea - TRANSCRIPT (Last Updated: 11/15/2022 11:46 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/2/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/24/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/11/2023 5:00 PM ET – 4/14/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002804: Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization FOA

MOD0002: Change Submission Deadline for Full Applications to 01/04/2023 5:00pm ET and Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments to 02/10/2023 5:00pm ET.

MOD0001: Changes in language related to: Applications Not of Interest for Topic Area 1 clarified in Section I.B. (page 17) and Section I.C. (page 40). Also, clarification of TRL levels permitted for Tier 1 projects on page 13. And on page 15, NAICS code reference revision to 325199 for all other organic chemicals.

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) plays a leading role in increasing energy efficiency along with decarbonizing the industrial sector. AMO drives the innovation and deployment that can lead to a more resilient, robust, and competitive domestic clean energy manufacturing sector that provides economic opportunities across diverse communities. As part of its industrial efficiency and decarbonization efforts, AMO supports applied research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) targeting the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from high emitting industrial sectors and through cross-sector technologies relevant across multiple industrial sectors. Significant decarbonization of the industrial sector is essential to achieving the overall goal of economy-wide decarbonization by 2050 and creating good paying jobs; while ensuring that U.S. industry remains globally competitive and production is not transferred to locations with higher carbon emissions.

Building a clean and equitable energy economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. This FOA will advance the Biden Administration’s goals to achieve carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 and to “deliver an equitable, clean energy future, and put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050" to the benefit of all Americans. The Department of Energy is committed to pushing the frontiers of science and engineering, catalyzing clean energy jobs through research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D), and ensuring environmental justice and inclusion of underserved communities. The projects selected under this FOA are expected to contribute to the Justice40 Initiative, which set a goal that 40% of the overall benefits of government’s climate and clean energy investments will flow to disadvantaged communities.

The research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities to be funded under this FOA will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this FOA will fund high-impact, applied research and development and prototype or pilot-scale technology validation and demonstration projects in order to expedite the adoption of transformational industrial technology necessary to increase energy efficiency across industry and in high GHG-emitting industrial subsectors, reducing both energy usage and GHG emissions. This includes cross-sector industrial decarbonization approaches via opportunities in energy efficiency; industrial electrification; low carbon fuels, feedstocks and energy sources; and industrial carbon capture and utilization. This FOA and its associated projects are separate from any forthcoming efforts to be funded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, including activities related to Industrial Emissions Demonstration Projects.

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

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

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


Please see the full FOA in the DOCUMENTS section below.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002804 - Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization FOA Mod 0002 (Last Updated: 11/29/2022 10:30 AM ET)
  • Q&A Spreadsheet (Industrial Efficiency and Decarb FOA) (Last Updated: 11/21/2022 01:12 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • EERE_T_540_131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 9/5/2022 05:11 PM ET)
  • SF-424_Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 9/5/2022 05:12 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 9/5/2022 05:13 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(3_BPs) (Last Updated: 9/5/2022 05:14 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 10/12/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/4/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 1/29/2023 5:00 PM ET – 2/10/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002553: FY21 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA

To drive manufacturing innovation, spur job creation, and enhance manufacturing competitiveness, the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) supports applied research, development, and demonstration in crosscutting, platform technologies to decarbonize the industrial sector and promote the development and growth of a resilient manufacturing sector for multiple emerging clean energy fields.

 

Building a clean energy and equitable economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will advance the Biden Administration’s goal to achieve carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 and to “deliver an equitable, clean energy future, and put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050“ to the benefit of all Americans. The Department of Energy is committed to pushing the frontiers of science and engineering, catalyzing clean energy jobs through research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D), and ensuring environmental justice and inclusion of disadvantaged communities. 

 

The research and development (R&D) activities to be funded under this FOA will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. This FOA will support activities to advance efficiency improvements and enhance manufacturing competitiveness through technological innovation by focusing on three main areas, as described below, with subtopics in each area: 

 

Topic Area 1: Manufacturing Process Innovation

Topic Area 1a: Efficiency Improvements to Drying Processes

Topic Area 1b: Advanced Tooling for Lightweight Automotive Components

Topic Area 1c: Sustainable Chemistry Practices in Manufacturing

 

Topic Area 2: Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Topic Area 2a: Materials for Harsh Service Conditions

Topic Area 2b: Development of Aluminum-Cerium (Al-Ce) Alloys and Processing to Enable Increased Energy Efficiency in Aerospace Applications

 

Topic Area 3: Energy Systems

Topic Area 3a: Structured Electrode Manufacturing for Lithium-ion Batteries

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002553 AMO 2021 FAQ_03_15_2022 (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002553_Advanced_Manufacturing_Office_FY21_Multi-topic_FOA_MOD0002 (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002553_AMO_2021_FAQ_05_04_2022 (Last Updated: 5/6/2022 09:17 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • BudgetJustificationTemplate (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540.131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • SF_424_ Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/10/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/16/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 1/5/2022 5:00 PM ET – 1/10/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002833: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON COLLECTION, TRANSPORTATION, SORTING, PROCESSING, AND SECOND LIFE APPLICATIONS FOR END-OF-LIFE LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

This is a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) on behalf of the Manufacturing & Energy Supply Chains Office in collaboration with the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office. This RFI seeks public input to help inform DOE’s implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The Information collected may be used to inform DOE planning related to the following BIL Sections.

Section 40207(e), titled Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize.

Section 40207(f) titled, Battery and Critical Mineral Recycling: Battery Recycling Research, Development, and Demonstration Grants.

Section 40208 titled, Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second-Life Program.

The purpose of these three provisions (40207 (e), (f), and 40208) is to ensure that the United States has viable domestic manufacturing and recycling capability to support and sustain a domestic battery supply chain. By execution of these efforts, the programs support the Biden Administration’s goal of achieving a carbon-free electric grid by 2035 and a net zero emissions economy by 2050.

Documents

  • BIL_Battery_Recycling_RFI_2022_08_29_FINAL (Last Updated: 8/29/2022 08:34 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/14/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002825: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - Request for Information (RFI): Bat Deterrent Technology Solutions

This is a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), on behalf of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE). The intent of this RFI is to obtain public input regarding research priorities, partnership interest, the solicitation process, and structure of a potential DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to fund activities to reduce the impacts of wind energy facilities on bat populations in accordance with section 41007(b)(1) of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Specifically, this RFI seeks input on the following topics:

• The current state of bat deterrent technologies and market interest

• Research and development activities necessary to advance deterrent technologies

• Barriers to deployment of deterrents

• Conditions under which technology vendors and wind energy operators would participate in field validation studies

• Solicitation Process, FOA structure, and Implementation Strategy

• Employment: Expanding Union Jobs and Effective Workforce Development

• Equity, Environmental and Energy Justice (EEEJ) Priorities

• Market Adoption and Industry/Sector Sustainability

Information collected from this RFI will be used by DOE for planning purposes to develop a potential FOA. The information collected will not be published.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WETOBATRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on 09/16/2022. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.

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

  • BIL Request for Information DE-FOA-0002825 Bat Deterrent Technology Solutions (Last Updated: 8/23/2022 11:42 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002834: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002801

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Advancing Fish Passage and Protection Technologies”.

This FOA supports advancing innovative fish passage and protection technologies by supporting manufacturers, equipment vendors, and research organizations in gathering relevant information and data through testing to verify biological effects and performance. The development of technical solutions to enable and improve safe, timely, and effective fish passage and protection at hydropower dams can improve hydropower’s environmental performance, supports infrastructure sustainability, and contributes to fish restoration goals.

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002834_Notice_of_Intent (Last Updated: 8/23/2022 11:46 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002792: Funding Opportunity in Support of the Hydrogen Shot and a University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience

***PLEASE NOTE: This FOA has been modified (DE-FOA-0002792.0001). Section III.A.ii and footnote 59 regarding FFRDC eligibility have been updated to indicate that, for Topic 4, only core members of the M2FCT consortium are ineligible to apply as subrecipients. Core national laboratories in M2FCT include Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Please see the "DE-FOA-0002792_HFTO FOA_FINAL_Mod 0001" document in the Announcement Documents section below.***


The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) hereby issues Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Funding Opportunity in Support of the Hydrogen Shot and a University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience” that will address two unique areas of interest: one with topic areas focused on supporting the DOE Hydrogen Shot on behalf of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office and a second EERE-wide topic area focused on grid resilience through a university research consortium.

This FOA includes the following five topics under two Areas of Interest, as follows:

Area of Interest 1: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies in Support of Hydrogen Shot

Topic 1) HydroGEN: Solar Fuels from Photoelectrochemical and Solar Thermochemical Water SplittingTopic 2) Development and Validation of Sensor Technology for Monitoring and Measuring Hydrogen LossesTopic 3) Materials-based H2 Storage DemonstrationsTopic 4) M2FCT: High Performing, Durable, and Low-PGM Catalysts/Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEAs) for Medium- and Heavy-duty Applications

Area of Interest 2: Improving Electricity Grid Resilience

Topic 5) University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience


Please see the 'Full FOA Document' in the DOCUMENTS section below.

The Teaming Partner List is transferred from Notice of Intent (NOI) DE-FOA-0002807. The list will remain open and will be updated at least weekly until the close of the Full Application period, to reflect new Teaming Partners who have provided their information. Any organization that would like to be included on this list should submit the following information to HFTOFOA@ee.doe.gov, with the subject line “Teaming Partner Information FOA-0002792”: Topic Area(s) of Interest, Organization Name, Contact Name, Contact Address, Contact Email, Contact Phone, Organization Type (including MSI designation or disadvantaged community status, if relevant), Area of Technical Expertise, and Brief Description of Capabilities.

By submitting a request to be included on the Teaming Partner List, the requesting organization consents to the publication of the above-referenced information. By facilitating this Teaming Partner List, EERE does not endorse or otherwise evaluate the qualifications of the entities that self-identify themselves for placement on the Teaming Partner List.

Applicants must submit a Concept Paper by 5:00pm ET on the due date listed in the FOA to be eligible to submit a Full Application.

Concept Papers and Applications will be accepted only through EERE eXCHANGE.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the 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).


***PLEASE NOTE: This FOA has been modified (DE-FOA-0002792.000001). Section III.A.ii and footnote 59 regarding FFRDC eligibility have been updated to indicate that, for Topic 4, only core members of the M2FCT consortium are ineligible to apply as subrecipients. Core national laboratories in M2FCT include Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Please see the "DE-FOA-0002792_HFTO FOA_FINAL_Mod 0001" document in the Announcement Documents section below.***

Documents

  • Modified Full FOA (Last Updated: 9/8/2022 01:15 PM ET)
  • FOA Q&A Log (Last Updated: 11/30/2022 12:46 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 11/17/2022 06:56 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/23/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/1/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 2/7/2023 8:00 AM ET – 2/10/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002773: Notice of Intent (NOI) to Issue Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Three FOAs for Hydropower

Notice of Intent to Issue

Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002731

Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002800

Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002802

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office, three Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) entitled “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Section 41006. Water Power Projects: Innovative Technologies to Enable Low Impact Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower Growth”, “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Section 41006. Water Power Projects: Stakeholder Insight into Hydropower R&D Issues”, and “Section 40334. Pumped Storage Hydropower Wind and Solar Integration and System Reliability Initiative”.


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

Documents

  • NOI DE-FOA-0002773 (Last Updated: 8/19/2022 11:52 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002830: Request for Information on Barriers and Pathways to Integrating Onsite Clean Energy Technologies in the Industrial Sector

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is seeking information to better understand the barriers to deploying onsite clean energy and storage technologies at industrial facilities and pathways for accelerated adoption. These technologies include, but are not limited to, solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal, wind power, renewable fuels, geothermal, bioenergy, battery storage, and thermal storage technologies. This request for information (RFI) is focused on understanding the current state of knowledge and uptake of these technologies by industrial energy users, opportunities and barriers for technology integration at industrial facilities, existing technical assistance and resources available for technology evaluation and deployment, and pathways to accelerate the adoption of onsite clean energy technologies.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, utilities, and other stakeholders on issues related to the deployment of onsite clean energy and storage technologies, including solar, solar thermal, wind power, renewable fuels, geothermal, battery storage, and thermal storage, at industrial facilities. EERE is specifically interested in information on the key barriers that manufacturers are encountering during technology evaluation and implementation of clean energy projects. EERE is also interested in the current state of knowledge and uptake of onsite clean energy technologies, existing technical assistance and resources for project evaluation and deployment, and potential pathways for accelerating the integration of clean energy technologies in the industrial sector. 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 onsiteenergy@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on September 23, 2022.

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/23/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002818: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002793

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Marine Energy Systems Innovation at Sea”.

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002818_Notice_of_Intent (Last Updated: 8/11/2022 08:56 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002776: Geothermal Energy from Oil and gas Demonstrated Engineering (GEODE) Funding Opportunity Announcement

Attention: This FOA has been updated. Please see the ‘Full FOA Mod 0001 Document’ in the Documents section below.


The Geothermal Energy from Oil and gas Demonstrated Engineering (GEODE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits an administrator to establish and lead a consortium committed to facilitating collaborative research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) focused on realizing technology improvements and transfer from oil and gas, deploying geothermal energy nationwide, evaluating and recommending ways to address regulatory and permitting barriers, and developing opportunities in the geothermal sector for the skilled oil and gas workforce.

The U.S. geothermal resource is vast, however, only a small portion of it has been developed due to the unique technological challenges associated with geothermal environments and a regulatory system that requires long lead times to secure needed operational permits. The mature, domestic oil and gas industry can provide a great deal of benefit on overcoming the remaining barriers in geothermal technology. The Geothermal Technologies Office seeks to develop a means through which the oil and gas and geothermal industries can collaborate and undertake beneficial research and development aimed at addressing the challenges in the geothermal industry and facilitating increased deployment of geothermal technologies nationwide.

Therefore, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking an organization to function as a consortium administrator that can:

Establish a clear structure and methodology for initiating and executing a research agenda, as defined by the consortium members and DOE Manage RD&D efforts in support of consortium priorities. While it is required that the majority of the planned RD&D is executed through competitive solicitations run by the consortium administrator, the consortium (including the consortium administrator) may contribute directly to RD&D execution in areas in which sufficient technical expertise and resources exist (described in detail in later sections of this FOA).Attract and secure key industry partners as members, including the geothermal industry as well as oil and gas operators, service companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and potential electric or thermal market consumersProvide strong organizational leadership across technical disciplines and establish a robust model to leverage RD&D expertise and non-DOE funding (if feasible) to enhance commercialization opportunities of technologies and methodologiesServe as a primary point of contact for the consortium, with full accountability to DOE. This will include defining, managing and implementing clear membership operating structures and strategies for participation by a wide range of stakeholders in the consortium; leveraging federal funds through industry matching (minimum of 20% cost sharing); and providing the necessary agreements to enable collaboration with all stakeholders along the geothermal value chain, including end-users, to allow them to benefit from the consortium results.


Attention: This FOA has been updated. Please see the ‘Full FOA Mod 0001 Document’ in the Documents section below.


Please note: 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).




Documents

  • FOA Q&A Log (Updated 9/29/22) (Last Updated: 9/29/2022 02:57 PM ET)
  • Full FOA Mod 0001 Document (Last Updated: 8/10/2022 01:41 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/28/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 12/2/2022 7:00 AM ET – 12/9/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002794: Request for Information on the Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Research, Development, Demonstration, and Commercialization Program

The intent of this request for information (RFI) is to obtain public input regarding the research priorities, managing mechanisms, and partnering opportunities for a Critical Materials RDD&CA Program, expanded by section 41003(c) and supported by section 41003(d) of the BIL and authorized respectively by sections 7002(g) and 7002(h) of the Energy Act of 2020. Specifically, this RFI seeks input on:

• Critical Materials RDD&CA Program to integrate:

  • DOE annual appropriations for critical minerals and materials, including Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 directed appropriations[1] and FY2023 requested appropriations
  • BIL 41003(c): Critical Material Innovation, Efficiency, and Alternatives – Priorities & Implementation Strategy
  • oBIL 41003(d): Critical Material Supply Chain Research Facility – Priorities & Implementation Strategy

• Community Benefits: Job Quality and Equity including (a) community and labor engagement, (b) quality jobs, (c) diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and (d) Justice40 Initiative.

• Market Adoption, Scale up, and Industry/Sector Sustainability

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, DOE is not accepting applications at this time. DOE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, DOE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI.

Documents

  • Critical Materials RDD&CA Program RFI (Last Updated: 8/8/2022 04:00 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/9/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002745: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability Demonstration FOA

MOD 000002: Extended the Concept Paper Submission Deadline from 9/1/2022 to 9/15/2022. Updated the FOA timeline on the FOA cover page to accommodate this change.

MOD 000001: A broken link was fixed in Section I.A.vi - Teaming Partner List.

The U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Projects awarded under this FOA will be funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Public Law 117-58,1 also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

The Systems Integration Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability Demonstration FOA will provide funding to demonstrate the capability of large-scale solar and wind plants to provide grid services to the bulk power grid as well as improving grid reliability.

Topic 1: Wind and Solar Grid Services Design, Implementation, and Demonstration

This topic area supports full-scale demonstration projects that seamlessly integrate renewable generation with other large-scale or aggregated distributed energy resource (DER) technologies to provide ancillary (grid) services and improve reliability.

Topic 2: Protection of Bulk Power Systems with High Contribution from Inverter-Based Resources

The goal of this topic area is to develop a better understanding of how protection systems will operate under very-high IBR scenarios through advancements in modeling and simulation capabilities and to develop and validate strategies and new technologies that can maintain system protection at any level of IBR penetration and improve reliability.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002745_BIL_Solar_and_Wind_Grid_Services_and_Reliability_Demonstration_-_MOD_000002 (Last Updated: 8/25/2022 10:46 AM ET)
  • Q_and_A_Log_Grid_Services_FOA_2745 (Last Updated: 11/14/2022 04:10 PM ET)
  • Teaming_Partner_List_Instructions_2745 (Last Updated: 8/1/2022 04:22 PM ET)
  • Teaming_Partner_List_2745 (Last Updated: 11/14/2022 04:34 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • SOPO_SETO_v.2.1_(EERE_T_540 (Last Updated: 8/1/2022 05:52 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 8/1/2022 05:52 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(3_BPs) (Last Updated: 11/1/2022 03:28 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 11/1/2022 03:32 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL (Last Updated: 11/1/2022 03:33 PM ET)
  • Environmental_Questionnaire (Last Updated: 11/3/2022 11:28 AM ET)
  • Locations_of_Work_(1) (Last Updated: 11/3/2022 11:29 AM ET)

Webinar Details

EERE will conduct one informational webinar during the FOA process. It will be held after the initial FOA release but before the due date for Concept Papers.

Attendance is not mandatory and will not positively or negatively impact the overall review of any applicant submissions. As the webinar will be open to all applicants who wish to participate, applicants should refrain from asking questions or communicating information that would reveal confidential and/or proprietary information specific to their project. Specific dates for the webinar can be found on the cover page of the FOA.

The live webinar has already been presented. To view a recording of the presentation, please follow the below link and navigate toward the bottom of the page:

Funding Notice: Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability Demonstration | Department of Energy

You may also view a recording here:

Webinar Recording -2745

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/15/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/17/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 12/12/2022 5:00 PM ET – 12/15/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002807: Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002792, “Funding Opportunity in Support of the Hydrogen Shot and a University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience.”

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Funding Opportunity in Support of the Hydrogen Shot and a University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience,” that will address two unique areas of interest: one with topic areas focused on supporting the DOE Hydrogen Shot on behalf of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office and a second EERE-wide topic area focused on grid resilience through a university research consortium.

EERE anticipates that the FOA may include the following five topics under two Areas of Interest, as follows:

Area of Interest 1: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies in Support of Hydrogen Shot

Topic 1) HydroGEN: Solar Fuels from Photoelectrochemical and Solar Thermochemical Water Splitting

Topic 2) Development and Validation of Sensor Technology for Monitoring and Measuring Hydrogen Losses

Topic 3) Materials-based H2 Storage Demonstrations

Topic 4) M2FCT: High Performing, Durable, and Low-PGM Catalysts/Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEAs) for Medium- and Heavy-duty Applications

Area of Interest 2: Improving Electricity Grid Resilience

Topic 5) University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience

EERE plans to issue the FOA on or about August 2022 via the EERE eXCHANGE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. If Applicants wish to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding this FOA, they should register in EERE eXCHANGE. When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through EERE eXCHANGE.

The Teaming Partner List has moved to EERE Exchange at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaId47252393-c846-4779-9760-86414eddda9f under FOA number DE-FOA-0002792.

DISCLAIMER: This “Notice of Intent” is for informational purposes only; the Department of Energy is not seeking comments on the information in this notice and 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. Applications are not being accepted at this time. Any information contained in this notice is subject to change.

Documents

  • DE-EE0002807_Notice_of_Intent_for_FOA_DE-EE0002792_Hydrogen_Shot_&_URCGR (Last Updated: 7/27/2022 10:21 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002817: RFI - Low-Income Community Solar Subscription Platform

MOD 000001: Extend the RFI response date to September 16, 2022


This request for information (RFI) is intended to inform the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on the development of a new platform to manage the enrollment, use, and monitoring of community solar subscriptions for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) recipients. SETO is interested in responses from all stakeholders, including:

• Community-based organizations

• Community solar subscription managers and developers

• State and local governments

• Researchers

• LIHEAP implementation organizations

• Organizations representing and serving environmental justice and fossil fuel-transitioning communities

• Groups that work with individuals and organizations with high energy burdens

Documents

  • EERE_Request_for_Information_RFI_Community_Solar_Platform_MOD_000001 (Last Updated: 8/22/2022 03:56 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/16/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002769: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Advancing Equity through Workforce Partnerships

Modification 00001: Extended the Full Application Submission Deadline from 12/6/2022 to 12/16/2022 5:00pmET. Updated the FOA timeline on the FOA cover page to accommodate this change. Updated Section IV.E.v – Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) to show maximum number of pages for SOPO (5 pages).


Background and Context

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Awards made under this FOA will be funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also more commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Under Section 41007(c)(1), the BIL provides funding to carry out research, development, demonstration, and commercialization activities relating to solar energy technologies, which includes conducting workforce development activities.

The activities to be funded under this FOA support the broader government-wide approach to addressing the climate crisis and maximize the benefits of the clean energy transition as the nation works to curb the climate crisis, empower workers, and advance environmental justice.


Program Purpose

This FOA supports the administration goals laid out above by supporting the development of workforce programs and partnerships that will facilitate the continued deployment of solar energy technologies, while supporting an inclusive workforce with opportunities for career advancement, including through union membership. As part of the whole-of-government approach to advance equity and encourage worker organizing and collective bargaining, this FOA and any related activities will seek to encourage meaningful engagement and participation of labor unions and underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including consultation with Tribal Nations.


Areas of Interest

SETO will consider and evaluate a variety of multi-stakeholder high-road training partnership proposals under this FOA. Projects should primarily relate to PV solar deployment and associated careers including in installation, system design, operations and maintenance (O&M), electrical work, project management, sales, and business operations. Proposals focused on manufacturing for solar PV modules and other equipment will be considered, but is not expected to be the primary area of focus for the funding program. Proposals related to CSP or other solar-thermal heating systems will not be considered.

Documents

  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Advancing Equity through Workforce Partnerships (Last Updated: 11/2/2022 04:13 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List Instructions (Last Updated: 8/2/2022 07:22 PM ET)
  • SETO - Teaming Partner List 2769 (Last Updated: 11/30/2022 05:09 PM ET)
  • QandA Log Workforce FOA 2769 (Last Updated: 11/23/2022 11:32 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • Budget Justification Template (Last Updated: 7/22/2022 12:34 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives Template (Last Updated: 7/22/2022 12:35 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/22/2022 12:37 PM ET)

Webinar Details

Informational Webinar: SETO Advancing Equity Through Workforce Partnerships Funding Opportunity

Thursday, Aug 4 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM(UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Link: https://doe.webex.com/doe/j.php?RGID=r10fb0e805829be341e4a4d695eccc9a1

Link to Webinar Recording (password below): https://doe.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/doe/recording/playback/4417b072f64b103abf9f00505681c1bb

Password: WyJAxBq5

  • Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 8/9/2022 10:22 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 9/13/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/20/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/16/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 1/23/2023 5:00 PM ET – 1/26/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002812: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002813, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Building Energy Codes (Section 40511): Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementation (RECI)

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office (BTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Building Energy Codes: Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementation (RECI)”. EERE intends to issue this FOA in accordance with Section 40511 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (BIL), also commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which directs the Secretary of Energy to establish a competitive program enabling sustained cost-effective implementation of updated building energy codes. This FOA will be focused on efforts relating to the implementation of more efficient building energy codes, as well encouraging more resilient buildings, including grid-flexibility and stability, storage, durability, and better protection against extreme weather events.

Building energy codes establish minimum levels of energy efficiency for certain residential and commercial buildings. Model energy codes, such as the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 are developed and updated through national consensus processes. States and local governments ultimately implement energy codes, which is handled through various adoption, compliance, and enforcement processes and can vary widely across the United States. The implementation of building energy codes also depends on a significant number of stakeholders, including state and local government agencies, building and safety departments, builders, contractors, and design professionals, as well as a number of affected community interests. Successful implementation of the latest building codes and standards is critical to ensuring their benefits are realized in American homes and businesses.

EERE has compiled a “teaming” partner list to facilitate widespread participation in this initiative. This list allows organizations with expertise in the topic to express their interest to potential applicants and to explore potential partnerships. EERE strongly encourages teams from different organizations, scientific disciplines, and technology sectors to form interdisciplinary and cross-sector teams that span organizational boundaries to enable and accelerate the achievement of scientific and technological outcomes. Please see the last the page of the NOI document for more information.


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

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_(NOI)_DE-FOA-0002812_-_Building_Energy_Codes_RECI (Last Updated: 7/21/2022 01:41 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • RECI Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 10/20/2022 10:00 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002611: Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks research projects to address priorities in the following areas: the cost-effective deployment of EV charging for those without easy home charging; innovative solutions to improve mobility options for underserved communities; community engagement to accelerate clean transportation options in underserved communities; batteries and electrification; materials technologies; energy-efficient commercial off-road vehicle technologies; medium/heavy duty vehicle corridor charging and advanced engine and fuel technologies to improve fuel economy and reduce GHG emissions.

Documents

  • Frequently Asked Questions - Updated 11/9/22 (Last Updated: 11/9/2022 12:20 PM ET)
  • FY22 VTO Program Wide FOA - Amendment 2 updated 9/7/22 (Last Updated: 9/7/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List - updated 10/27/2022 (Last Updated: 10/27/2022 02:56 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • SFLLL (Last Updated: 6/29/2022 02:09 PM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 6/29/2022 02:10 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 6/29/2022 02:10 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Template (Last Updated: 6/29/2022 02:10 PM ET)
  • SF424 (Last Updated: 7/21/2022 02:13 PM ET)
  • SOPO Template - updated 9/21/22 to correct page limit (Last Updated: 9/21/2022 01:37 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/1/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/9/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/8/2022 5:00 PM ET – 11/9/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002609: Fiscal Year 2022 Solar Manufacturing Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). This funding program seeks to invest in innovative research and development (R&D) as well as research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects that enable continued cost reductions, while developing next-generation solar technologies and boosting American solar manufacturing, especially in cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaics. These projects will support the scaling of affordable solar generation and facilitate secure, reliable integration of solar electricity into the nation’s energy grid to ultimately benefit the U.S. economy.

The research and development (R&D) activities to be funded under this FOA will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this FOA will develop and demonstrate new technologies enabling fast deployment of large amounts of solar generation into the grid.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002609_FY_2022_Solar_Manufacturing_Incubator_Funding_Opportunity_Announcement (Last Updated: 7/14/2022 11:19 AM ET)
  • Q&A_-_DE-FOA-0002609_FY_2022_Solar_Manufacturing_Incubator_Funding_Opportunity_Announcement (Last Updated: 10/3/2022 02:07 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002609 FY 2022 Solar Manufacturing Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement Applicant Webinar (Last Updated: 8/4/2022 12:38 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002609 FY 2022 Solar Manufacturing Incubator FOA Applicant Webinar Script (Last Updated: 8/10/2022 10:31 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 7/6/2022 12:02 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (Last Updated: 7/6/2022 12:06 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities for prime and subrecipients (Last Updated: 7/6/2022 12:09 PM ET)
  • Current and Pending Support (Last Updated: 7/6/2022 12:12 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/7/2022 03:51 PM ET)

Webinar Details

Informational Webinar for Fiscal Year 2022 Solar Manufacturing Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement

Wednesday, Aug 3 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM(UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

https://doe.webex.com/doe/j.php?RGID=r07283c72f233fe460043bb569040abf1

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 9/16/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/3/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/4/2022 9:00 AM ET – 11/9/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002582: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD)

Modification 00001: Extend Letter of Intent deadline to 8/5/2022


This FOA seeks to fund projects to reduce photovoltaics hardware costs and environmental impacts; and increase perovskite module performance. These research areas will support increased photovoltaics deployment needed to meet the Biden administration’s goal of a carbon emissions free electricity sector by 2035. The FOA will have two topics:

Topic Area 1 seeks to fund up to ten research projects at a maximum of $1.5M per project in federal funds to produce low-cost, high-throughput photovoltaics module designs and processing methods to reduce the environmental burden; materials usage, market price, and availability in the metallization and contacting steps; and end-of-life handling of photovoltaic modules to support the transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035. Projects under this topic will be funded for two to three years.

Topic Area 2 seeks to fund up to two projects that will bring together teams of researchers from multiple institutions and/or companies to improve coordination among domestic researchers and address the major issues in perovskite solar cell devices that limit the durability, scale-up, and efficiency. Projects are expected to be funded at an annual federal rate of up to $3 million per year to support collaborations between multiple research groups. Projects selected under this topic area will be funded for three to five years.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002582_PVRD_FOA_MOD_000001 (Last Updated: 7/25/2022 04:01 PM ET)
  • SETO_-_Teaming_Partner_List_2582 (Last Updated: 8/25/2022 11:52 AM ET)
  • Q_and_A_Log_PVRD_FOA_2582 (Last Updated: 11/14/2022 04:07 PM ET)
  • Teaming_Partner_List_Instructions_2582 (Last Updated: 10/27/2022 02:13 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Concept Paper

  • PVRD_ConceptPaper_(Optional_Format) (Last Updated: 7/13/2022 07:08 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 7/12/2022 04:45 PM ET)

Full Application

  • PVRD_Technical_Volume_FullApplication_(Optional_Format) (Last Updated: 7/13/2022 07:14 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 7/12/2022 01:32 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 8/5/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/12/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/17/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/13/2022 5:00 PM ET – 11/16/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002790: RFI - Challenges and Opportunities for Vehicle Photovoltaics

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) are requesting information on technical and commercial challenges and opportunities for vehicle-integrated photovoltaic systems.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to vipv@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on August 22, 2022.

Documents

  • EERE_DE-FOA-0002790_RFI_Vehicle-Integrated-Photovoltaics (Last Updated: 7/14/2022 12:33 AM ET)
  • Q_and_A_Log_VIPV_RFI_2790 (Last Updated: 8/30/2022 03:08 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/22/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002632: Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

Update: Given the recent addition of the current and pending support requirement, DOE is being very flexible on what current and pending support documentation, if any, applicants submit for the application stage. No applicant will be deemed ineligible based on the submission or lack of submission of current and pending support documentation. For selectees under this FOA, DOE may designate covered individuals for the current and pending reporting requirements during award negotiations.


This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment” is issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO).

Building a clean and equitable energy economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. This FOA will advance the Biden Administration’s goals to achieve carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 and to “deliver an equitable, clean energy future, and put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050 to the benefit of all Americans. The Department of Energy is committed to pushing the frontiers of science and engineering, catalyzing clean energy jobs through research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D), and ensuring environmental justice and inclusion of underserved communities.

The overall FOA objective is to support the formation of U.S. community coalitions that will develop, design, and install community geothermal heating and cooling systems that supply at least 25% of the overall community heating or heating and cooling demand in communities where current fuel use to heat or heat and cool homes and/or businesses results in increased greenhouse gas emissions. An overarching goal of this FOA is to support community coalitions seeking to deploy geothermal systems that can reduce the disproportionate shares of energy costs and associated environmental contaminants to underserved populations in a diverse set of communities. Target applicants are anticipated to be U.S. community coalitions. Coalitions can be from urban, suburban, rural, remote, island, or islanded communities where geothermal technology can reduce dependence on fossil fuels such as natural gas or heating oil.

Additional FOA objectives include:

Supporting U.S. communities by reducing energy costs brought on by fossil fuel dependenceIncreasing U.S. community energy system resilience for secure and reliable heating and coolingReducing environmental pollutantsSupporting U.S. communities in developing a strategy to train and employ community members in system design and trades necessary to build, operate, and maintain community geothermal systems


Please see the 'Full FOA Document' in the DOCUMENTS section below.


Attention: 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).


Update: Given the recent addition of the current and pending support requirement, DOE is being very flexible on what current and pending support documentation, if any, applicants submit for the application stage. No applicant will be deemed ineligible based on the submission or lack of submission of current and pending support documentation. For selectees under this FOA, DOE may designate covered individuals for the current and pending reporting requirements during award negotiations.

Documents

  • Full FOA Document (Last Updated: 7/21/2022 12:19 PM ET)
  • FOA Q&A Log (Last Updated: 10/11/2022 12:59 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 10/11/2022 04:07 PM ET)
  • Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 9/1/2022 01:11 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

Webinar Details

Additional informational webinars will be held on dates/times below. For further information and to register to attend the webinar, please go to the link provided:

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 at 3PM EDT:    https://doe.webex.com/doe/j.php?RGID=r39e0dfe5490fb0254366912ea5fe9a47 

Monday, Aug 22, 2022 at 2PM EDT:     https://doe.webex.com/doe/j.php?RGID=r90404fc82dc40715d6d35622f143d2bc

If clicking the link does not bring you to the registration page, please copy/paste into your browser. Upon registration, participants will receive an email with the meeting details (calendar invitation, how to join, phone number, passwords etc.)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/11/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 1/6/2023 5:00 PM ET – 1/11/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002803: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA DE-FOA-0002804 - Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization FOA

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

The Biden Administration has laid out a bold agenda to address the climate crisis and build a clean and equitable energy economy that achieves carbon pollution free electricity by 2035, and puts the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050[1] to the benefit of all Americans.

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) plays a leading role in decarbonizing and revitalizing the industrial sector. AMO drives the innovation and deployment that can lead to a more resilient, robust, and competitive domestic clean energy manufacturing sector that provides economic opportunities across diverse communities. As part of its industrial efficiency and decarbonization efforts, AMO supports applied research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) targeting the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from high emitting industrial sectors and through cross-sector technologies relevant across multiple industrial sectors. Significant decarbonization of the industrial sector is essential to achieving the overall goal of economy-wide decarbonization by 2050 and creating good paying jobs.

The RD&D activities anticipated to be funded under this FOA would support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to industrial decarbonization. Specifically, this anticipated FOA would fund high-impact, applied research and development and prototype or pilot-scale demonstration projects in order to expedite the adoption of transformational industrial technology necessary to reduce energy usage and GHG emissions from high GHG-emitting industrial subsectors. This includes cross-sector industrial decarbonization approaches, via opportunities in energy efficiency; industrial electrification; low carbon fuels, feedstocks and energy sources; and industrial carbon capture and utilization. This anticipated FOA and its associated projects are separate from any forthcoming efforts to be funded under provisions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, including activities related to Industrial Emissions Demonstration Projects.

[1] Executive Order 14008, “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” January 27, 2021.

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002803 - Notice of Intent to Announce Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization FOA (Last Updated: 6/29/2022 12:52 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002762: BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW (BIL) - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)Energy Policy Act of 2005 Section 243 and 247 Hydroelectric Incentive Programs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grid Deployment Office (GDO) is requesting information and feedback from stakeholders on issues related to the development of hydroelectric incentive programs authorized under sections 243 and 247 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58) (EPAct 2005), as amended by sections 40332 and 40333 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. See 42 U.S.C. 15882 and 15883.[1]

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

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WPTORFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 11:59pm (ET) on Tuesday, September 6, with subject line “Organization/Name: Response to RFI on Hydroelectric Incentive Programs.” Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. In lieu of or in addition to providing written responses to this RFI, respondents may request a 30-minute individual unrecorded discussion with a DOE staff member regarding the content of their written responses to the RFI questions. Requests for an individual discussion must be requested no later than 5:00pm (ET) on Friday, August 19, 2022 .

It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) or Adobe PDF (.pdf) attachment to the email, and no more than 15 pages in length, 12-point font, 1-inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm ET, DOE will hold an informal webinar to discuss general feedback from interested parties regarding the content of this RFI. To register for this informational webinar, please sign up at: https://bit.ly/RFI_HydroIncentiveProgram. Additional webinar information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants will be published on https://www.energy.gov/eere/water/hydropower-incentives-funding-bipartisan-infrastructure-law. Participants are responsible for ensuring their systems are compatible with the webinar software.

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

[1] Section 243 (Hydroelectric Efficiency Improvement Incentives Program) and Section 247 (Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectricity Incentives Program) will be referred to as the Hydroelectric Incentive Programs.

Documents

  • Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0002762 Hydroelectric Incentives (Last Updated: 6/29/2022 06:14 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002737: Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Industrial Decarbonization through Electrification of Process Heating

The purpose of this FOA is to create a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute that will accelerate decarbonization of the industrial sector by developing and scaling electrified industrial heating processes. A consortium made up of industry, academia, non-governmental organizations, national labs, and other stakeholders is sought to: develop electrified process heating solutions for industry; create modeling and optimization tools to facilitate integration of electrified processes into manufacturing plants; develop technology evaluation tools and methodologies; and educate and develop the manufacturing workforce needed to implement this technology.

 

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

 

Please see the full FOA in the DOCUMENTS section below.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002737 - Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Industrial Decarbonization through Electrification of Process Heating (Last Updated: 6/22/2022 12:54 PM ET)
  • Question & Answer for Institute 7 FOA (Last Updated: 10/24/2022 01:47 PM ET)
  • FOA Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 9/14/2022 11:28 AM ET)
  • FOA Webinar Slides 7/14/2022 (Last Updated: 7/15/2022 10:29 AM ET)
  • Webinar Transcript (Last Updated: 7/19/2022 05:23 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • SOPO Template FOA-0002737 (Last Updated: 6/21/2022 05:30 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (Last Updated: 9/23/2022 02:48 PM ET)

Webinar Details

Informational Webinar: 7/14/2022 at 3PM EST

Please register here: Institute 7 FOA Webinar

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/9/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/25/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/15/2022 7:00 PM ET – 11/22/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002565: Energyshed: Exploring Place-Based Generation

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to invest in innovative research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects that accelerate the large-scale development and deployment of renewable energy to support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and net-zero emissions economy by 2050.

The goal of this funding opportunity is to develop the tools and processes to help a broad set of stakeholders including utilities, local governments, and community-based organizations; understand the implications and participate in the development of locally-based energy generation in their community. To achieve this goal, applicants will assimilate data from a variety of sources into novel tools, “dashboards,” or other applications that will assess the impacts and tradeoffs, including potential benefits and challenges of locally-based energy generation. These tools should be accessible and easy-to-use to a wide array of stakeholders that are not necessarily electric power system experts. Achievement of this goal should accelerate deployment of renewable energy towards an equitable de-carbonized grid, and it will come through pursuit of several concurrent objectives in successful system design.

DOE is aware of users experiencing issues opening the SF424 Application for Federal Assistance document. The document was updated to reflect a change from requiring a Duns and Bradstreet (DUNS) number to a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). If you see an error message when clicking the link, you need to take the following steps:
1. Click the link and save a copy of the .pdf to your desktop. It will save even though there is an error message. 2. Open Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader on your computer. 3. In Adobe, Click File, Open and select the SF-424 Application form on your desktop.

If users experience issues opening other Required Application Documents, please contact the mailboxes below. 


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002565 Energyshed FOA (Last Updated: 6/6/2022 11:36 AM ET)
  • Energyshed DE-FOA-0002565 FOA Question and Answer Spreadsheet (updated 7/26/2022) (Last Updated: 7/26/2022 02:23 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 6/2/2022 06:24 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Worksheet for 3 Budget Periods (Last Updated: 6/2/2022 06:24 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities SF-LLL (Last Updated: 6/2/2022 06:22 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance. Note than a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) is now required instead of a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. (Last Updated: 6/3/2022 12:40 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/20/2022 03:48 PM ET)

Webinar Details

For the recording and transcript of the June 22, 2022 webinar, please visit:

Webinar Link


Please see below for the slides presented at the webinar on June 22, 2022.

  • Energyshed_Informational_Webinar_-_live (Last Updated: 6/23/2022 05:52 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/1/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/2/2022 11:00 AM ET – 11/2/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002768: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002779 - Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Additional Clean Hydrogen Programs (Section 40314): Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS NOI POSTING IS PURELY INFORMATIONAL.

THE ASSOCIATED FOA WILL BE PUBLISHED THROUGH THE OCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITY EXCHANGE PORTAL. (https://oced-exchange.energy.gov).

ALL CONCEPT PAPERS AND FULL APPLICATIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE FOA, WHEN PUBLISHED, WILL BE SUBMITTED THROUGH OCED EXCHANGE.

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs” (H2Hubs) in collaboration with the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) and the DOE Hydrogen Program, which includes multiple offices engaged in hydrogen related technologies across DOE. OCED anticipates issuing the FOA in the September/October 2022 timeframe, and the FOA will be funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The specific provisions for regional clean hydrogen hubs are set forth in Section 40314 of the BIL, which amends Title VIII EPAct 2005 by adding a new “Section 813 – Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs.” Section 813(a) defines the term “regional clean hydrogen hub” as “a network of clean hydrogen producers, potential clean hydrogen consumers, and connective infrastructure located in close proximity.”

Investment in building out the hydrogen (H2) economy is a significant portion of the BIL funding at DOE. The BIL authorizes and appropriates $8.0 billion over the five-year period encompassing fiscal years 2022 through 2026 to support the development of at least four H2Hubs that:

  • Demonstrably aid achievement of the clean hydrogen production standard developed under section 822(a) of Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005);

  • Demonstrate the production, processing, delivery, storage, and end use of clean hydrogen; and

  • Can be developed into a national clean hydrogen network to facilitate a clean hydrogen economy.

The FOA will incorporate a range of equity considerations including energy and environmental justice, labor and community engagement, consent-based siting, quality jobs, and inclusive workforce development to support the Biden Administration’s decarbonization goals of a 50-52% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2005 levels by 2030, a carbon-pollution-free power sector by 2035, and a net-zero GHG emissions economy by 2050. The H2Hubs will be a key part of the National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap, also required in the BIL, and will be instrumental in meeting national decarbonization goals, including the development and deployment of clean hydrogen technologies.


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

See attached NOI document for further details.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS NOI POSTING IS PURELY INFORMATIONAL.

THE ASSOCIATED FOA WILL BE PUBLISHED THROUGH THE OCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITY EXCHANGE PORTAL. (https://oced-exchange.energy.gov).

ALL CONCEPT PAPERS AND FULL APPLICATIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE FOA, WHEN PUBLISHED, WILL BE SUBMITTED THROUGH OCED EXCHANGE.

Documents

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002723: Request for Information (RFI): “Research and Development Opportunities in Energy Management Control Systems”

This Request for Information (RFI) is soliciting feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to building energy management systems (hardware, software, cybersecurity, and interoperability). This information will be used by BTO to update its R&D strategy and support energy savings, emissions reduction, and cost reduction goals, and inform future strategic planning and adjustments to its R&D portfolio. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). BTO is not accepting applications.

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

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to emcs_rfi@ee.doe.gov no later than 11:59 pm (ET) on July 18, 2022. Responses must be provided as attachments to an e-mail. 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 e-mail, and no more than six pages in length, 12-point font, 1-inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

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

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

Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to this RFI:

Company / institution name; Company / institution contact; Contact's address, phone number, and e-mail address.

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002723_-_RFI_-_R&D_Opportunities_in_Energy_Management_Control_Systems (Last Updated: 6/3/2022 11:15 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/18/2022 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002638: FY22 Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries and Greenhouse Gas Reduction in First Generation Ethanol Production (Scale-Up+)

Amendment 000001:The purpose of this amendment is to clarify the intent of Topic Area 4’s allowable product under Section I.D: Applications Specifically Not of Interest “Applications whose primary fuel product is not intended for aviation, long-haul trucking, marine, or rail usage.” This modification clarifies that along with aviation, long-haul trucking, marine, and rail fuels, ethanol is an allowable product for TopicArea 4 applications only. See FOA DE-FOA-0002638/000001 for details.


This FOA supports high-impact technology RD&D to accelerate the bioeconomy and, in particular, the production of low-carbon fuels for the aviation, marine, rail, and long-haul trucking industries. BETO is focusing on applied RD&D to improve the performance and reduce cost of biofuel production technologies and scale-up production systems in partnership with industry. By reducing cost and technical risk, BETO can help pave the way for industry to deploy commercial-scale integrated biorefineries and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from hard-to-decarbonize sectors, such as the aviation industry. Additionally, this FOA will strengthen current first generation (Gen-1) corn ethanol production facilities by reducing their overall carbon footprint. Under the current BETO vision, these biomass feedstocks will be developed for use in the production of sustainable aviation fuel through a variety of conversion technologies. BETO is focused on developing and demonstrating technologies that are capable of producing low-carbon, cost-effective biofuels and co-products by 2030, as well as biofuel production pathways that can deliver at least 70% lower lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions than petroleum. BETO further aims to support the demonstration of 4-5 fully integrated biorefineries, thereby increasing the number of proven pathways to produce sustainable aviation fuels, as well as sustainable marine, long-haul trucking, and rail fuels, by 2030.

Under this funding opportunity, BETO is interested in the following Topic Areas:

Topic Area 1: Pre-Pilot Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries

Topic Area 2: Pilot Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries

Topic Area 3: Demonstration Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries

Topic Area 4: Gen-1 Corn Ethanol Emission Reduction

Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to FY22BETOScaleUp@ee.doe.gov.

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

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

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

Please see the full FOA in the DOCUMENTS section below.

The required Concept Paper due date for this FOA is 07/08/2022 at 5PM ET. The Full Application due date for this FOA is 09/09/2022 at 5PM ET.

Documents

  • Amendment 000001 - DE-FOA-0002638 - FY22 BETO Scale-up+ (Last Updated: 6/28/2022 12:03 PM ET)
  • Amendment 000001 - DE-FOA-0002638 - FY22 BETO Scale-up+_Word (Last Updated: 6/28/2022 12:03 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002638 Scale Up Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 9/7/2022 06:25 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 02:56 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 02:57 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 02:57 PM ET)
  • DOE Work Proposal for FFRDC, if applicable (see DOE O 412.1A, Attachment 3) (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 02:58 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (3 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 5/31/2022 12:24 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 5/31/2022 12:24 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 03:02 PM ET)
  • BFD and SD Template for Pilot and Demo (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 04:54 PM ET)
  • BFD and SD Template for Pre-Pilot (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 04:55 PM ET)
  • Proforma Template (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 04:57 PM ET)

Webinar Details

An informational webinar will be held on June 15th, 2022 at 3:00 PM ET. Please note, there are no particular advantages or disadvantages to the application evaluation process with respect to participating in the webinar. Your participation is completely voluntary. Use the following link to access the webinar, registration will not be required.

FY22 BETO Scale-Up+ Webinar - Microsoft Teams

Or call in (audio only)

+1 443-457-0649,,261708205#

Phone Conference ID: 261 708 205#

Webinar Recording Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvljh3mAStk


  • Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 6/16/2022 11:59 AM ET)
  • Webinar Transcript (Last Updated: 6/30/2022 12:53 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 7/8/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/9/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/10/2022 9:00 AM ET – 11/14/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002748: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA DE-FOA-0002737 - Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Industrial Decarbonization through Electrification of Process Heating - Institute 7

Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002737 “Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Industrial Decarbonization through Electrification of Process Heating”

This FOA supports development of a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CEMII) on industrial decarbonization through electrified process heating. This CEMII will accelerate the development, scale-up, and demonstration of technologies that enable electrified processes to replace conventional, fossil-based industrial process heating. Through the development of electrified heating processes and supporting modeling, simulation, and evaluation tools, this Institute will contribute substantially to an efficient, productive, and decarbonized industrial sector. The resulting CEMII is expected to be a Department of Energy supported Institute participating in the interagency Manufacturing USA program.1, 2

The proposed Institute will pursue targeted research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) that will focus on developing and scaling electrified process heating technologies that can compete with and replace fossil-based technologies through cost competitiveness, reduced emissions, improved flexibility, and greater efficiency. The Institute will leverage expertise from industry, academia, state and local governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), non-profits, and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs). Electrification of industrial heating processes is one of several approaches needed to displace industrial fossil fuel combustion used to achieve mid- and high-temperatures for various industrial operations including melting, drying, pre-heating, annealing, distillation, pasteurization, hydrocarbon cracking, and others.

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


Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002718: Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide FOA

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technology Office, a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide FOA”.

The RDD&D activities to be funded under this anticipated FOA will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this FOA will advance RDD&D in several areas critical to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, including: advancement of electric drive technologies using less rare-earth metal, reduction of weight of battery electric vehicle (BEV) technologies, electrification of non-road vehicles, improvements in off-road vehicle charging, improved efficiency of engines using low-carbon fuels, and deployment of these technologies among diverse communities.

Documents

  • FOA2611_NOTICE_OF_INTENT (Last Updated: 5/11/2022 04:02 PM ET)
  • Teaming_Partner_List__DE-FOA-0002611_-_07152022 (Last Updated: 7/15/2022 11:44 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0002777: DE-FOA-0002777 Request for Information (RFI) BIL Section 41001 Energy Storage Demonstration Projects

DE-FOA-0002777 Request for Information (RFI) BIL Section 41001 Energy Storage Demonstration Projects

Subject: Long-Duration Energy Storage for Everyone, Everywhere (ESEE) RFI

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

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to sec. 41001 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which appropriated $505 million “to advance energy storage systems toward widespread commercial deployment by lowering the costs and increasing the duration of energy storage resources.” The RFI lays out a proposed structure for three provisions within Sec. 41001 in line with a strategy for energy storage technology commercialization.

The intent of this RFI is to obtain public input regarding DOE’s proposed implementation possibilities of the energy storage demonstration programs and crosscutting issues related to the energy storage demonstration landscape:

Category 1: BIL 41001 Energy Storage Program-Specific Requirements and Implementation Strategy

Category1A: Long-Duration Demonstration Initiative

Category 1B: Energy Storage Demonstration Projects

Category 1C: Energy Storage Pilot Grant Program

Category 1D: Rapid Operational Validation Initiative (ROVI)

Category 2: BIL 41001 Energy Storage Program Crosscutting Topics

Category 2A: Storage Technology Opportunity Readiness Evaluation (STORE)

Category 2B: BIL Provision, Requirements, and Proposed Implementation

Category 3: Employment: Expanding Union Jobs and Effective Workforce Development

Category 4: Equity, Environmental and Energy Justice (EEEJ) Priorities

Category 5: Additional Input

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 EnergyStorage41001RFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on June 16, 2022, with subject line “BIL 41001 RFI response.” 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 20 pages in length, 12 point font, 1-inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

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

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/16/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002697: Foundational Agrivoltaic Research for Megawatt Scale (FARMS)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to invest in innovative research and development (R&D) that accelerates the large-scale development and deployment of solar technology to support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and decarbonized energy sector by 2050. By investing in research on the co-location of solar photovoltaics (PV) and agriculture (“agrivoltaics”), this FOA will advance the decarbonization of the energy system while providing new economic opportunities to farmers, rural communities, and the solar industry.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002697 FARMS FOA Modification 000001 (Last Updated: 8/5/2022 12:14 PM ET)
  • FOA Q&A 2697 updated 9/8/22 (Last Updated: 9/8/2022 08:36 AM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 8/19/2022 02:32 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 5/3/2022 11:57 AM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(5_BPs) (Last Updated: 8/9/2022 09:20 AM ET)
  • SOPO Template (Last Updated: 5/3/2022 12:02 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 5/3/2022 12:04 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL (Last Updated: 5/3/2022 12:05 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 5/3/2022 12:06 PM ET)

Webinar Details

Recording link: https://doe.webex.com/doe/ldr.php?RCID=81d02cbef4482c16f8c505f2d7838e13

Password: FARMSsolar2022

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 6/1/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/22/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/9/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/6/2022 9:00 AM ET – 10/13/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002661: Notice of Intent (NOI) for Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment."

The FOA is expected to support community-scale objectives in defined geographic areas. Such objectives include:

1) Deploying new or retrofitted geothermal, or geothermal-hybrid, district heating and cooling systems in districts, neighborhoods, and communities

2) Identifying solutions for environmental justice conditions, such as cumulative environmental pollution and other hazards; underserved and disadvantaged communities; and community members who have historically experienced vulnerability due to climate change impacts

3) Assisting communities to develop career and technical education and workforce transition initiatives to design, install, inspect, operate and maintain new energy systems such as geothermal heating and cooling

4) Developing case studies about projects, including technical and economic data, to illustrate how projects can be replicated by communities throughout the United States

5) Publishing data and information about geothermal district heating and cooling system deployment to demonstrate the success of such systems in a range of environments and geographies

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

See attached NOI document for further details.

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002680: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second Life Applications

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is issuing, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Projects awarded under this FOA will be funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Public Law 117-58, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).  The BIL is a once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure, which will grow a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable economy through enhancing U.S. competitiveness in the world, creating good jobs, ensuring stronger access to these economic benefits for disadvantaged communities. The BIL appropriates more than $62 billion to DOE to deliver a more equitable clean energy future for the American people.

The BIL will invest more than $7 billion in the batteries supply chain over the five year period encompassing fiscal years (FYs) 2022 through 2026. This includes sustainable sourcing and processing of the critical minerals used in battery production without new extraction or mining all the way through end-of-life battery collection and recycling.

This FOA and any related activities support BIL section 40208. The sections are focused on Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second-Life Program which includes second-life applications for electric drive vehicle batteries that have been used to power electric drive vehicles; and technologies and processes for final recycling and disposal of the electric drive vehicle batteries.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002680, Amendment 000002 (Last Updated: 7/6/2022 09:40 AM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List updated 6-8-22 (Last Updated: 6/8/2022 07:45 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/23/2022 08:54 AM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 4/29/2022 09:13 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/29/2022 09:14 AM ET)
  • SF424 (Last Updated: 4/29/2022 09:14 AM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 7/5/2022 09:35 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 4/29/2022 09:18 AM ET)
  • Updated Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 7/15/2022 07:06 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/31/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/19/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/23/2022 5:00 PM ET – 8/29/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002678: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing

Reviewer Comments were emailed to the Business Point of Contact and the Technical Point of Contact (who are listed in Exchange) on August 24, 2022.

The Reply to Reviewer Comments is ONLY being accepted in Exchange from August 24, 2022, 5:00 PM ET until September 1, 2022, at 5:00 PM ET.

This deadline will not be extended and Reply to Reviewer comments will not be accepted through any other methods.

Your submission must conform to the content and form requirements, including maximum page lengths, described in Section IV.E of the FOA. Please note – it is not a mandatory requirement to provide a Reply to Reviewer comments.

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The purpose of this amendment is to change the Letter of Intent from required to strongly encouraged; to clarify the content and process for a Letter of Intent; and to clarify the requirements for AOIs 3,4, 5, and 10; and to correct language in Criterion 2a. Section V.A.

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The Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) are issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) No. DE-FOA-0002678 entitled Bipartisan Infrastructure Law - Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement.


The FOA supports the Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation (BIL) goals of delivering more clean energy, create new, good-paying jobs and lowering costs for American families and workers by guiding the Nation towards a one hundred percent carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035 and net-zero economy by 2050.


For complete details on the FOA, please download the PDF. Please be sure to use the latest version of Adobe to avoid potentiial download issues. If you are still having issues, please try a different browser.

Documents

  • Amendment 000003 - June 14, 2022 (Last Updated: 6/14/2022 01:41 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List updated 7/1/2022 (Last Updated: 7/1/2022 09:52 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • Budget Justification Template (Last Updated: 6/23/2022 08:54 AM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 4/28/2022 04:15 PM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF 424) (Last Updated: 6/23/2022 06:58 AM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 6/1/2022 07:27 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 4/28/2022 04:18 PM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/28/2022 04:19 PM ET)
  • Environmental Information Volume Instructions (Last Updated: 6/16/2022 10:04 AM ET)
  • Updated Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 6/14/2022 03:46 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 5/27/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/1/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/24/2022 5:00 PM ET – 9/1/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-LC-0000012: Technology Commercialization Funding

The Lab Call seeks proposals from DOE National Laboratories for collaborative projects with qualified industrial partners that pursue manufacturing innovations of lab developed technologies currently at mid-to-late-stage TRL levels (TRL ≥ 4) ─ those validated in a laboratory environment or beyond, to include manufacturing scale-up and execution of a business plan, for promising energy-related technologies with commercial applications in the manufacturing sector. Furthermore, these proposals must have application in the Topic Area of Industrial Decarbonization pathways to achieve economy-wide net-zero emissions by 2050. In addition, this Lab Call will emphasize increasing diversity of research staff, increasing diversity of voices in research design, and or increasing quantification and emphasis on supporting underserved communities.

Documents

  • AMO_LC-0000012_Q&A__7-11-2022 (Last Updated: 7/11/2022 11:24 AM ET)
  • Lab_Call__FY22__AMO_TCF_MOD0001 (Last Updated: 6/13/2022 10:35 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines