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EERE Funding Opportunity Announcements

DE-FOA-0000977: Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composite Materials and Structures

Amendment 000002: Extended the Submission Deadline for Full Applications to 6/24/14 5:00 PM ET.  Added a sentence under Section I. C. Funding Opportunity Announcement Goals, stating DOE funds cannot be used for fellowship or scholarship programs.  Revised the length of Reply to Reviewer Comments under Section IV. F.

Amendment 000001: Added Teaming Partner List to the Executive Summary and to the end of Section I.B. Also clarified the compliance criteria for Concept Papers and Full Applications in Sections III.C.1.i and III.C.1.ii respectively and content requirements for Concept Papers and Full Applications in Sections IV.C.1, IV.D.1, and V.A.1 and V.A.

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) of EERE seeks to establish a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composites Materials and Structures that will support U.S. prosperity and security; and contribute to the creation of the pilot National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. The vision for the Institute is to revitalize American manufacturing and support domestic manufacturing competitiveness. The technical topic area for this Institute is low cost, energy efficient manufacturing of fiber reinforced polymer composites. The Institute will target continuous or discontinuous, primarily carbon and glass fiber systems, with thermoset or thermoplastic resin materials. These types of composites are foundational technologies that are broadly applicable and pervasive in multiple industries and markets with potentially transformational technical and economic impact.

Overview Webinar: The Webinar mentioned in the FOA was held on March 6th, 2014 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm Eastern Standard Time. Link to previously recorded informational webinar: DOE Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composite Materials and Structures FOA:

The Webinar script and slides are provided in the FOA Documents section below.



  • Full Text: DE-FOA-0000977 Amendment 000002 (Last Updated: 10/15/2013 04:05 PM ET)
  • Webinar Script: DE-FOA-0000977 (Last Updated: 3/12/2014 02:42 PM ET)
  • Webinar Slides: DE-FOA-0000977 (Last Updated: 3/12/2014 02:43 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List: DE-FOA-0000977 as of 6-23-14 (Last Updated: 3/13/2014 03:40 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 10/15/2013 05:14 PM ET)
  • EERE 159 Budget Justification Workbook (Last Updated: 10/23/2013 05:10 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 10/23/2013 05:19 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 10/23/2013 05:21 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/22/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/24/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 7/18/2014 12:00 PM ET – 7/24/2014 5:00 PM ET