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EERE Funding Opportunity Announcements

DE-FOA-0001917: Affordable and Sustainable Energy Crops (ASEC)

Modification 00001: (June 7, 2018)

The purpose of this modification is to update the following:

Section I.A – Project Requirements:

Edited: Projects must evaluate crop performance (i.e., yield and potential for profitability) and environmental performance over at least three (3) annual harvest cycles to provide empirical data on newer varieties of energy crops relative to traditional cropping and pasture systems. For herbaceous species, this must include at least 3 harvest cycles. For short rotation woody crop species, this must include at least 1 harvest cycle.

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announces a notice of availability of funds for financial assistance to accelerate research and development related to the production of affordable and sustainable non-food energy crops that can be used as feedstocks for the production of price-competitive biofuels and bioproducts. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports EERE’s performance metrics to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, increase the viability and affordability of renewable energy technologies and processes, and spur growth in the domestic bioeconomy.

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

The Exchange system enforces hard deadlines for Letters of Intenet 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 PRIOR to the deadline, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE‐ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The Exchange helpdesk &/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 (EERE‐ExchangeSupport@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.

Applicants must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov before submitting an application and must provide a valid Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number in the application. Failure to comply may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified to receive a Federal award, and that determination could be used as a basis for making a Federal award to another applicant.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001917 Affordable and Sustainable Energy Crops (ASEC) Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 6/11/2018 12:55 PM ET)
  • Questions and Answers related to the FOA (Last Updated: 6/25/2018 04:32 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 4/26/2018 04:07 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/26/2018 04:08 PM ET)
  • EERE 335.1 Budget Justification (5 Periods) (Last Updated: 5/25/2018 10:05 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/26/2018 04:09 PM ET)
  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 4/26/2018 04:09 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 4/26/2018 04:10 PM ET)
  • Appendix F - Feedstock and Sustainability Data Table (Last Updated: 4/26/2018 05:10 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 5/30/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/27/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 8/1/2018 7:00 AM ET – 8/3/2018 5:00 PM ET