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EERE Funding Opportunity Announcements

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  DE-FOA-0002029 FY19 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy 6/3/2019 05:00 PM ET 7/22/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002099 Advanced Building Construction with Energy Efficient Technologies & Practices (ABC) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 6/10/2019 05:00 PM ET 8/12/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002090 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 5/21/2019 05:00 PM ET 7/15/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002080 Water Power Technologies Office 2019 Research Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 5/13/2019 05:00 PM ET 7/9/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002022 Fiscal Year 2019 H2@Scale Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 4/8/2019 05:00 PM ET 5/29/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002096 Request for Information: Waves to Water Prize Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0002021 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002022 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0001905 Energy-Water Desalination Hub Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 2/7/2019 05:00 PM ET 5/7/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001836 Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped-Storage Hydropower Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 9/28/2018 05:00 PM ET 11/30/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001950 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001836: “Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower” Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001949 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001905 entitled "Energy-Water Desalination Hub" Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001903 RFI: Marine and Hydrokinetic Metrics Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001824 Building America Industry Partnerships and Research Priorities for High Performance Housing Innovation - 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 5/25/2018 05:00 PM ET 6/11/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001910 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001837 entitled "Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Advancement and Data Dissemination" Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001899 Critical Water Issues Prize Competition RFI Request for Information (RFI) Strategic Programs TBD
  DE-FOA-0001886 RFI: Expanding Hydropower and Pumped Storage’s Contribution to Grid Resiliency and Reliability Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001778 Solar Desalination Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 12/4/2017 05:00 PM ET 3/16/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001662 Innovative Solutions for Fish Passage at Hydropower Dams Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 10/23/2017 05:00 PM ET 12/7/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001821 Solar Desalination Notice of Intent Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001806 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001662: Innovative Solutions for Fish Passage at Hydropower Dams Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001676 Request for Information (RFI): Clean Water Technologies Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 8/28/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001721 RFI: Draft Marine and Hydrokinetic Program Strategy Request for Information (RFI) Water Power 2/28/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001663 Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 1/17/2017 05:00 PM ET 3/1/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001707 Notice of Intent (NOI) to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001689 “Integrated Biorefinery Optimization” Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Bioenergy TBD
  DE-FOA-0001632 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 1/4/2017 05:00 PM ET 3/8/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001340 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement: Industrial Assessment Centers Technical Field Manager Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001647 Fuel Cell Technologies Office Annual FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 12/20/2016 05:00 PM ET 2/21/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001684 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001663: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001630 Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation - 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 12/7/2016 05:00 PM ET 2/1/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001419 Wave Energy Test Facility Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 8/29/2016 05:00 PM ET 9/20/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001455 HYDRONEXT: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO ADVANCE NON-POWERED DAM AND PUMPED- STORAGE HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 8/25/2016 05:00 PM ET 10/7/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001582 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001419: Wave Energy Test Facility Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001612 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001455 “HydroNEXT FOA: Innovative Technologies to Advance Non-Powered Dam and Pumped-Storage Hydropower Development" Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001590 Request for Information: Advanced HVAC&R Research and Development (R&D) Request for Information (RFI) Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0001513 Industrial Assessment Centers Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 4/28/2016 05:00 PM ET 5/20/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001481 Request for Information (RFI): Understanding Scale-Up and Operation Challenges for Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy 4/6/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001418 MARINE AND HYDROKINETIC ENERGY CONVERSION AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 3/31/2016 05:00 PM ET 5/26/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001466 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement "Industrial Assessment Centers" Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001545 Request for Information: Challenges and Opportunities for Non-Powered Dam and Pumped Storage Hydropower Development in the U.S. Request for Information (RFI) Water Power 3/18/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001527 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001418: Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Conversion and Environmental Monitoring Technology Advancement Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001470 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement “Advancements in Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 (ABY, Phase 2)” (No. DE-FOA-0001471) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Bioenergy TBD
  FCAOI1-0001412 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 1/15/2016 05:00 PM ET 3/14/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001376 MINERAL RECOVERY PHASE II: GEOTHERMAL CONCEPTS AND APPROACHES TO VALIDATE EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGIES Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal 1/6/2016 05:00 PM ET 2/29/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001373 Request for Information (RFI): Advanced Biofuel Blends in Small Engines Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy TBD
  DE-FOA-0001350 RFI - Facilitating the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001286 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR LOW IMPACT HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 5/7/2015 05:00 PM ET 6/15/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001325 Modification 0001: RFI - Research and Development Needs for Wind Systems Utilizing Controllable Grid Simulators and Full Scale Hardware in the Loop Testing Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001309 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001286: Research and Development of Innovative Technologies for Low Impact Hydropower Development Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001277 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001214: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001278 RFI - Program Strategy to Advance Marine and Hydrokinetics Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001274 RFI - Laboratory-Scale and Open Water Testing of Marine and Hydrokinetic Systems Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001181 Modification 0003 Wind Energy - Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 11/21/2014 05:00 PM ET 1/14/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001166 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontier & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 11/10/2014 05:00 PM ET 1/12/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001209 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001181: Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001178 Request for Information (RFI) on Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy TBD
  DE-FOA-0001081 Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy's Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 6/11/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001006 Water Power Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 5/9/2014 05:00 PM ET 6/24/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000978 Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 4/28/2014 05:00 PM ET 6/4/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001066 Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0001066 to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001006 Water Power Manufacturing Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001103 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001098: Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Research and Development University Consortium Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001080 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001081 Competitive Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy's Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001047 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0000978 Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0000979 Administration of the Wave Energy Converter Prize Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 4/7/2014 05:00 PM ET 5/14/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001045 Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled “U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Taller Hub Heights to Access Higher Wind Resources, and Lower Cost of Energy” Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001049 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0000984 Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001048 Request for Information Regarding a Proposed Funding Opportunity Announcement: Administration of the Wave Energy Converter Prize Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000826 Hydrogen Production Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 11/26/2013 05:00 PM ET 2/3/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001038 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0000971: Environmental Stewardship for Renewable Energy Technologies: Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Environmental and Resource Characterization Instrumentation Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000943 RFI - Manufacturing Barriers and Opportunities for Water Power Technologies Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000847 Marine and Hydrokinetic (Wave) Testing Infrastructure Development Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 8/27/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000897 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Marine and Hydrokinetic System Performance Advancement Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000899 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Marine and Hydrokinetic (Wave) Testing Infrastructure Development Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000816 Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Environmental Effects Assessment and Monitoring Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 5/16/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000748 Hydrogen Pathway Analyses Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 11/13/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000747 RFI - Improving Marine and Hydrokinetic and Offshore Wind Energy Resource Data Request for Information (RFI) Other - Functional 10/1/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000705 In-Water Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Device Testing Support Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 6/18/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000700 Hydropower Advancement Project (HAP) – Standard Assessments to Increase Generation and Value Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 6/14/2012 05:00 PM ET 6/14/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000715 Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) FY 2012 Phase I (Release 3) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Strategic Programs 7/3/2012 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000704 In-Water Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Device Testing Support - Notice of Intent (NOI) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000410 U.S. Offshore Wind: Advanced Technology Demonstration Projects Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 3/30/2012 11:59 PM ET 3/30/2012 11:59 PM ET 5/31/2012 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000615 Advancements in Sustainable Algal Production (ASAP) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy 5/2/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000629 RFI - Hydropower Advancement Project Request for Information (RFI) Water Power 2/21/2012 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000659 Notice - Pre-solicitation Meeting - Offshore Wind Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD TBD

DE-FOA-0002029: FY19 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will provide funding to address the highest priority R&D areas within biofuel technologies, bioproducts, and biopower. It includes Areas of Interest (AOIs) from all five BETO programs: Feedstock Supply and Logistics; Advanced Algal Systems; Conversion; Advanced Development and Optimization; and Sustainability and Strategic Analysis. Each AOI supports BETO’s objectives to reduce the minimum selling price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources, and improve the quality of feedstock characterization and reliability of biorefinery operations.

Topics under this FOA include:

  • AOI 1: Cultivation Intensification Processes for Algae
  • AOI 2a: Relating Biomass Physical and Chemical Characteristics to Feedstock Performance in Handling and Conversion Operations
  • AOI 2b: Impact of Storage and Handling on Biomass Characteristics
  • AOI 2c: Improving Economics and Development of Coproducts
  • AOI 3: Efficient Wood Heaters
  • AOI 4: Systems Research of Hydrocarbon Biofuel Technologies
  • AOI 5: Optimization of Bio-Derived Jet Fuel Blends
  • AOI 6: Renewable Energy from Urban and Suburban Wastes
  • AOI 7a: Advanced Bioprocessing
  • AOI 7b: Agile BioFoundry
  • AOI 8a: Designing Highly Recyclable Plastics
  • AOI 8b: Designing Novel Methods for Deconstructing and Upcycling Existing Plastics
  • AOI 9: Rethinking Anaerobic Digestion
  • AOI 10: Reducing Water, Energy, and Emissions in Bioenergy

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

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

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

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

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


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002029.0000 FY19 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 4/26/2019 04:10 PM ET)
  • Questions and answers related to the content of this Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002029 (Last Updated: 6/26/2019 07:43 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 4/15/2019 01:36 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) Template (Last Updated: 4/15/2019 01:43 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (EERE 335) (Last Updated: 4/15/2019 01:43 PM ET)
  • EERE 335-.1 - Budget Justification (5 Period) (Last Updated: 5/9/2019 08:56 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/15/2019 01:44 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 4/15/2019 01:45 PM ET)
  • Technical data sheet required for AOI 1 only. (Last Updated: 5/7/2019 09:16 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/3/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/22/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 8/21/2019 8:00 AM ET – 8/23/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002099: Advanced Building Construction with Energy Efficient Technologies & Practices (ABC)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) Advanced Building Construction with Energy-Efficient Technologies & Practices (ABC) FOA supports research and development of solutions that can be applied to many segments of the building sector, including existing and new buildings, residential and commercial, and across multiple climate zones. BTO is seeking applications aimed at developing deep energy retrofit and new construction technologies that holistically tackle a combination of envelope, heating, cooling, water heating, and ventilation issues, and hold appeal for both building owners and occupants.

BTO is interested in three topic areas:

Topic 1: Integrated Building Retrofits

Topic 2: New Construction Technologies

Topic 3: Advanced Technology Integration

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0002099 ABC 2019 FAQ Log in the Documents section below.

Informational Webinar: A playback of the Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA can be found by following this link:

https://doe.webex.com/doe/lsr.php?RCID=8bd63921da034e8996909acf73ffdab1

Passcode: 2019abcFOA 

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

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-0002099_-_Advanced_Building_Construction_with_Energy_Efficient_Technologies_&_Practices_(ABC)_2019 (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 04:39 PM ET)
  • ABC_Teaming_List_Responses (Last Updated: 6/13/2019 04:55 PM ET)
  • ABC FOA Topic 1 EUI Targets -- 75 percent reduction from median values (Last Updated: 4/24/2019 04:01 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002099_ABC_2019_FAQ_Log (Last Updated: 6/24/2019 06:03 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_-_05.13 (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 04:47 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:15 PM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:14 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:16 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities SF- LLL (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:16 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:17 PM ET)
  • Excel Tools for Building Energy Savings Technical Potential (Commercial Buildings, Topic 1 Only) (Last Updated: 4/24/2019 11:08 AM ET)
  • Excel Tools for Building Energy Savings Technical Potential (Residential Buildings, Topic 1 Only) (Last Updated: 4/24/2019 11:10 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/10/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/12/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 9/12/2019 5:00 PM ET – 9/17/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002090: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2019

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) Building Technologies Office (BTO). BTO’s overall goal is to improve the energy productivity of buildings without sacrificing occupant comfort or product performance. The goal is to use energy more productively and efficiently, not simply to use less energy. Progress towards achieving this goal will make building energy costs more affordable to the benefit of American families and businesses.

BTO research is focused on reducing energy intensity for major segments of the sector with the most opportunity for energy savings, while balancing the need to maintain occupant comfort and productivity, and product performance. This includes both new and existing buildings, both residential and commercial, including their energy-consuming and labor-saving equipment. The development of next-generation building technologies, including building materials, components, equipment, energy models and systems, is critical to increasing energy productivity in a cost-effective manner.

BTO’s Emerging Technologies (ET) program invests in the research and development to create the next-generation building technologies, tools and systems to enhance energy efficiency. The program focuses on the most energy-intensive technologies for residential buildings and in commercial buildings, where the opportunity for cost-effective energy savings is greatest. These technologies include air conditioning, space heating, water heating, lighting and sensors & controls, all of which are addressed in this FOA.

Achieving BTO’s priorities across the building technology landscape requires sustained, multifaceted innovation. With this FOA, BTO intends to fund high-impact, early-stage research in the following areas:

Topic 1: Flexible Building Technologies

Topic 2: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technologies

Topic 3: Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Technologies

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

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

Documents

  • FY 2019 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) Funding Opportunity Announcement - Amendment 000001 (Last Updated: 6/19/2019 01:56 PM ET)
  • Potential Teaming List (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 02:30 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • Recipient's Guide to Negotiating with EERE (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:27 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives Template (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:25 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:33 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification File (Last Updated: 6/12/2019 08:49 AM ET)
  • SF424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 6/12/2019 09:25 AM ET)
  • Subrecipient Budget Justification File (Last Updated: 6/12/2019 09:10 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/21/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/15/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 8/28/2019 8:00 AM ET – 9/3/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002080: Water Power Technologies Office 2019 Research Funding Opportunity

Modification 0003 has been made to this FOA to change "two (2)Budget Periods are anticipated", to "one (1) Budget Period is anticipated" FOA AOI 4, within Section II.A.ii. of the FOA. See "FOA 2080 WPTO Research Mod 0003" under the "Documents" heading below.


Modification 0002 has been made to this FOA to make corrections in Section I B AOI 3 on page 41. See "FOA 2080 WPTO Research Mod 0002" under the "Documents" heading below.

Modification 0001 has been made to this FOA to correct the AOI 3 and AOI 4 Specific Technical Volume information on pages 76 and 77.

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 “Water Power Technologies Office 2019 Research Funding Opportunity.” This FOA addresses priorities in the following Areas of Interest:

Area of Interest 1: Hydropower Operational Flexibility

Area of Interest 1a: Quantify Hydropower Capabilities for Operational Flexibility

Area of Interest 1b: Operational Strategies for Increasing Hydropower Flexibility

Area of Interest 2: Low-Head Hydropower and In-Stream Hydrokinetic Technologies

Area of Interest 2a: Modular Technologies for Low-Head Hydropower Applications

Area of Interest 2b: Modular Technologies for River Current Energy Converter Applications

Area of Interest 3: Advancing Wave Energy Device Design

Area of Interest 4: Marine Energy Centers Research Infrastructure Upgrades

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

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

An informational webinar was held on April 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST. A copy of the webinar PowerPoint presentation can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below; recording is available at https://youtu.be/s2LpyJsUfzM

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

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

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

Documents

  • FOA_2080_WPTO_Research_Mod_0003 (Last Updated: 6/14/2019 05:31 PM ET)
  • FOA_2080_Informational_Webinar (Last Updated: 4/10/2019 01:44 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002080_AOI_1_Teaming_Partner_List (Last Updated: 4/30/2019 10:37 AM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A_2080 (Last Updated: 6/26/2019 12:21 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 3/27/2019 04:39 PM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 3/5/2019 10:58 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 3/27/2019 04:39 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/5/2019 10:59 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/13/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/9/2019 5:00 PM ET

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

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

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

Topics under this FOA to advance H2@Scale include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002022 Fiscal Year 2019 H2@Scale Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 3/1/2019 02:03 PM ET)
  • FOA Q&A - Questions and answers regarding the content of this FOA (updated 5/28/2019) (Last Updated: 5/28/2019 11:17 AM ET)
  • Topic 3 Teaming Partner List (Updated 5/20/2019) (Last Updated: 5/21/2019 03:27 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

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

Contact Information

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

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002021: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002022

Modification 0001: EERE is compiling a Teaming Partner List to facilitate the widest possible national participation in the formation of applicant teams for Topic 3. Information about the Topic 3 Teaming Partner List is included in the full text of the NOI. The Topic 3 Teaming Partner List is available in the Documents section below.

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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002022 entitled “Fiscal Year 2019 H2@Scale Funding Opportunity Announcement.”

Hydrogen is one part of DOE’s all-of-the-above energy portfolio, and can offer options for affordable and secure energy for transportation, as well as for stationary and industrial applications. The United States produces over 10 million metric tons of hydrogen per year, used primarily for petroleum refining and fertilizer production, but there are a number of opportunities to increase hydrogen generation and utilization across the country.

“H2@Scale” is an initiative to enable affordable and reliable largescale hydrogen generation, transport, storage, and utilization in the United States across sectors. For example, electrolyzers can produce hydrogen by splitting water when power generation exceeds demand. This can reduce or prevent curtailment of renewables, optimize baseload (e.g., nuclear power) assets, and enable grid stability and resiliency, while also producing hydrogen as a fuel or feedstock for end users. In addition, hydrogen produced from existing baseload assets can be stored, distributed, and used as a fuel for transportation, stationary power, process or building heat, and industrial sectors (e.g. steel manufacturing), creating an additional revenue stream for those assets.

FCTO focuses on research, development, and innovation to advance hydrogen and fuel cells for transportation and diverse applications enabling energy security, resiliency, and a strong domestic economy in emerging technologies.


Please see the full text of the Notice of Intent in the Documents section below.

This notice of intent (NOI) 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 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.

EERE plans to issue the FOA in February of 2019 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.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002021 Mod 0001 Notice of Intent (NOI) (Last Updated: 2/13/2019 12:42 PM ET)
  • Topic 3 Teaming Partner List (Updated 2/28/2019) (Last Updated: 2/28/2019 04:43 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001905: Energy-Water Desalination Hub

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please click here to register for the webinar.

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

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001905 Energy-Water Desalination Hub FOA (Last Updated: 12/12/2018 05:52 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001905 Teaming Partner List as of 04-04-19 (Last Updated: 4/4/2019 10:51 AM ET)
  • FOA FAQs 06-24-2019 (Last Updated: 6/24/2019 11:19 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001905 01-07-19 Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 1/8/2019 05:06 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001905 01-07-19 Webinar Transcript Text (Last Updated: 1/18/2019 01:41 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/7/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/7/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 6/7/2019 8:00 AM ET – 6/18/2019 5:00 PM ET

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

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

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

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

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

Webinars:

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

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

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

Recording Password: HydroFOA1836

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

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

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0001950: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001836: “Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower”

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 “Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower.”

DOE’s Hydropower Vision report [1] identified 1.7 GW of hydropower potential in undeveloped sites and waterways, with an additional 15 GW enabled by the emergence of innovative—even transformational—technologies and designs to reduce costs and meet environmental performance objectives. To facilitate development of new stream-reach resources, innovation in standardization, modularity, and environmental compatibility is required. In addition, 43 pumped storage hydropower (PSH) plants provide over 95% of utility-scale electrical energy storage in the United States. To expand the value and contribution of PSH in the future electricity system, research into storage technology designs, optimization, and modeling tools is needed. To address these gaps, this FOA solicits new design concepts and associated modeling and analysis for standard modular hydropower and PSH.

The FOA may include the following topic areas:

Topic Area 1:  Facility Design for Standard Modular Hydropower Development

Topic Area 2:  New Use Cases for Pumped Storage Hydropower

Sub-topic 2.1:  Innovative conceptual designs for pumped storage systems

Sub-topic 2.2:  Modeling and analyzing the role of pumped storage in asset and system optimization

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

This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different then the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all.

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.


[1] “2017 Hydropower Market Report Highlights,” U.S. Department of Energy. April, 2018. https://www.energy.gov/eere/water/downloads/2017-hydropower-market-report.


Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_DE-FOA-0001950_SMH_PSH_FOA (Last Updated: 6/25/2018 11:41 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0001949: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001905 entitled "Energy-Water Desalination Hub"

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001905 entitled "Energy-Water Desalination Hub".

This FOA will support the establishment of an Energy Innovation Hub in the area of Energy-Water Desalination (referred to as the “Hub”) to accelerate transformational advances in science and engineering focused on reducing the energy and cost requirements of desalination to provide clean and safe water. The Hub will include highly collaborative research teams, spanning multiple scientific, engineering, and where appropriate, economic and public policy disciplines. By bringing together top talent from across the full spectrum of research and development (R&D) performers—including universities, private industry, non-profits, and National Laboratories—the Hub will serve as the world-leading R&D center in Energy-Water Desalination.

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

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

Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in July 2018.

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

Documents

  • Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001905 (Last Updated: 6/21/2018 02:44 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001903: RFI: Marine and Hydrokinetic Metrics

The Water Power Technology Office (WPTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), is requesting feedback on Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) metrics in the U.S. for system and subsystem performance. Specifically, the WPTO is looking for feedback on (1) the performance metrics identified within the document titled “Existing Ocean Energy Performance Metrics” relating to performance in the U.S. marine resource, as well as any additional applications, assumptions, benefits, drawbacks, or other considerations for those metrics, (2) any performance metrics not captured within the “Existing Ocean Energy Performance Metrics” documents, (3) considerations for baseline reference values documenting the current state of the U.S. MHK industry identified by metric and resource type, and (4) feedback specifically on Technology Readiness Level (TRL) definitions as referenced in the document and as those TRL definitions relate to the U.S. MHK industry.

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

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WPTORFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on July 31, 2018.

This is solely a Request for Information and NOT a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications and will not respond to questions.


Documents

  • Request_for_Information_(RFI)_Marine and Hydrokinetic Metrics (Last Updated: 5/21/2018 03:54 PM ET)
  • ExistingOceanEnergyPerformanceMetrics_Final_2018May16 (Last Updated: 5/21/2018 03:54 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • WPTORFI@ee.doe.gov 
    For submission of responses to this RFI only. EERE will not respond to questions. Responses must be submitted by 5:00 PM (ET) July 31, 2018.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions related to the EERE Exchange website only. EERE will not respond to questions related to this RFI.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topic 2 - Integration of Advanced Residential Envelope and HVAC Systems

Topic 3 - Gap Analysis of Building Industry Standard Practices

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

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

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Letter of Intent and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.
Applicants that experience issuse with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.


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

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

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


Documents

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

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0001910: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001837 entitled "Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Advancement and Data Dissemination"

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 and Hydrokinetic Technology Advancement and Data Dissemination”.

The FOA objectives are to further the development of Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies by reducing costs, accelerating technology, and reducing deployment timelines. It is anticipated that the FOA may include the following Topic Areas to support these objectives:

Topic Area 1: Early Stage Device Design Research  The objective of Topic Area 1 is to advance technology by providing early stage development and evaluation of next generation wave and tidal/current systems, targeting prototype scale systems that have high potential that can be proven through numerical simulations and testing validation.

Topic Area 2: Controls and Power Take Off (PTO) Design Integration and Testing  The objective of Topic Area 2 is to support early stage design of PTO and control systems in parallel. Projects are expected to build and test the PTO with an operational real time control system at a relevant scale in a laboratory and/or tank setting. 

Topic Area 3: Dissemination of Environmental Data and Analyses to Facilitate the Marine Energy Regulatory Process  The objective of Topic Area 3 is to develop tools and methodologies that capture recent advances in the scientific understanding of environmental impacts of marine renewable energy and make this information widely available in a synthesized and easily digestible format to inform and facilitate Federal and State MHK regulatory processes.

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

This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. 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.

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 to Issue DE-FOA-0001837 (Last Updated: 4/10/2018 02:25 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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




Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001886: RFI: Expanding Hydropower and Pumped Storage’s Contribution to Grid Resiliency and Reliability

Through this Request for Information (RFI), the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) seeks input on new research to maximize the value of hydropower’s contribution to grid resiliency and reliability today and into the future. This strategy includes pumped storage and traditional hydropower, and covers both new technology design as well as modeling and analysis to assess the range of value streams hydropower provides in the current and future power grid. This research will build targeted insight into economic, policy and technological barriers, inform future hydropower technology development, and improve the tools by which investment and operational decisions are made. WPTO seeks concise feedback from all relevant stakeholders.

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

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WPTORFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on April 6, 2018. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

This is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) or a Notice of Technical Assistance (NOTA); therefore, no funding will result from responding to this RFI, and WPTO is not accepting applications at this time. WPTO may issue a FOA or NOTA 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 or NOTA. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA or NOTA regarding the subject matter.

WPTO will not respond to questions related to this RFI.

Documents

  • RFI-Expanding_Hydropower_and_Pumped_Storage's_Contribution_to_Grid_Resiliency_and_Reliability (Last Updated: 2/21/2018 01:17 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions related to the EERE Exchange website only. WPTO will not respond to questions regarding this RFI.
  • WPTORFI@ee.doe.gov 
    For submission of RFI responses only. WPTO will not respond to questions related to this RFI. Responses must be received no later than 05:00PM ET on 04/06/2018.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001778: Solar Desalination

Modification 0001: The purpose of this modification is to modify the first full paragraph on page 6, to include the fourth "particularly attractive market for desalination technologies": industrial processes.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeks to fund applied scientific research that develops novel technologies or concepts using solar thermal energy to assist in the desalination process, which will reduce the levelized cost of water (LCOW) through reducing the levelized cost of heat (LCOH), increasing the energy efficiency for thermal desalination processes, and reducing the overall capital and integration costs for solar thermal desalination. Applications for thermal desalination include municipality water production, agriculture, industrial processes, and produced waters from the oil and gas industry. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), intends to support the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of technologies that have the potential to integrate solar thermal technologies into desalination processes, develop novel low temperature solar concentrators and storage, consider novel and innovative thermal desalination technologies, or show how solar thermal energy can be implemented into current or upcoming desalination methods. As part of the SunShot Initiative, this applied research and development program is intended to demonstrate new concepts in either solar thermal or thermal desalination technologies, or the combination therein. These developments should lead to subsequent system integration, engineering scale-up, and eventual commercial production for water purification applications.

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 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 EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators 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 theApplicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the helpdesk for assistance; and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.

An Informational Webinar was held on Thursday, October 12. To view the webinar slides and transcript, please download DE-FOA-0001778 Informational Webinar Slides and DE-FOA-0001778 Informational Webinar Transcript from the "Documents" section below.

Documents

  • FOA FAQs (Last Updated: 3/20/2018 01:51 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001778.0001 Solar Desalination FOA (Last Updated: 10/3/2017 06:24 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001778 Informational Webinar Transcript (Last Updated: 10/16/2017 09:36 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001778 Informational Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 10/16/2017 09:36 PM ET)
  • Sample Indirect Rate Proposal (Last Updated: 3/6/2018 11:03 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 3/13/2018 12:42 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 (Last Updated: 9/26/2017 05:05 PM ET)
  • EERE-335 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 9/26/2017 05:05 PM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 9/26/2017 05:06 PM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 9/26/2017 05:06 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/4/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/16/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 4/17/2018 5:00 PM ET – 4/20/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001662: Innovative Solutions for Fish Passage at Hydropower Dams

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Water Power Technologies Office is looking to fund early-stage research into innovative fish passage solutions to effectively provide volitional upstream fish passage while reducing both construction and operational costs compared to existing methods. There are two Topic Areas under this FOA.

Topic Area 1: Testing the Effects of Innovative Fish Passage Technologies - Through two Subtopics, this Topic Area will cover development of a prototype and/or testing of innovative technologies that can reduce construction and/or operational costs associated with either upstream or downstream fish passage at a hydropower dam to improve efficiencies of volitional fish passage.

Topic Area 2: Advancing Innovative Methods and Technologies to Improve Fish Passage - Through two Subtopics, this Topic Area will focus on technological advancements and research that can improve the efficacy and efficiency of volitional fish passage. Innovations in this context can refer to improvements in detection, sorting, counting, and/or identification of fish that have the ability to improve operations and monitoring and improvements in fish attraction and/or guidance technologies.

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

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

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

A pre-recorded webinar presentation on this FOA is now available online.

To access the webinar, use the following link: https://youtu.be/4qa4EDTWHNs

A non-narrated, slides-only slideshow can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

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

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


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001662_Innovative_Solutions_for_Fish_Passage_at_Hydropower_Dams_mod_00002 (Last Updated: 12/7/2017 02:11 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001662_-_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_-_Slides_only (Last Updated: 10/4/2017 05:36 PM ET)
  • FOA_FAQ_04-19-18 (Last Updated: 4/19/2018 09:25 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • EERE_303_Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 9/18/2017 09:13 AM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 9/18/2017 09:14 AM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 9/18/2017 10:46 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 9/18/2017 09:18 AM ET)
  • DOE_O_412 (Last Updated: 11/14/2017 03:45 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 10/23/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/7/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 1/18/2018 7:00 AM ET – 1/23/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001821: Solar Desalination Notice of Intent

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

This FOA supports research, development, and potential demonstration of early stage technologies that can significantly reduce the costs of desalination powered by solar thermal energy. Rather than utilizing high-value electricity as an energy input, solar thermal desalination can achieve lower costs than current reverse osmosis systems by lowering the cost of collecting and storing solar thermal energy and increasing the efficiency of thermal desalination technologies. Additionally, thermal desalination can be utilized over a wide range of salt content, making it attractive for applications that require very high salinity feedwater or zero-liquid discharge. Applicants will be expected to propose ideas that have the potential to dramatically decrease the cost of producing solar thermal energy, advance early-stage thermal desalination technologies, or design novel integrated systems that creatively use solar thermal energy to lower the cost of producing fresh water.

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

Area of Interest 1 – Low cost solar thermal heat - innovative concepts that have the potential to lower the cost of solar thermal collection, transport, and storage below conventional methods of generating heat.

Area of Interest 2 – Innovative thermal desalination techniques - Novel, early-stage thermal desalination technologies that are well suited to be coupled with solar generated heat.

Area of Interest 3 – Solar thermal integrated desalination - Integrated solar thermal desalination systems showing the potential for low-cost desalinated water.

Area of Interest 4 – Solar thermal desalination analysis - Analytic tools, such as systems models, for economic evaluation and resource optimization with solar thermal desalination.

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

This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described, may issue a FOA that is significantly different from the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all. No applications will be accepted through this notice. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001821_Solar_Desalination_Notice_of_Intent (Last Updated: 9/11/2017 02:08 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001806: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001662: Innovative Solutions for Fish Passage at Hydropower Dams

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.

More research is needed for improving fish passage technologies, both in terms of cost and efficiency, for many fish species among different river systems. Through two topic areas, the Water Power Technologies Office is looking to fund research focused on innovative upstream and downstream fish passage solutions to effectively provide volitional fish passage while reducing both construction and operational costs compared to existing methods.

Topic Area 1 – Testing the Effects of Innovative Fish Passage Technologies (2 Subtopics)

Topic Area 2: Advancing Innovative Methods and Technologies to Improve Fish Passage (2 Subtopics)

This is a Notice of Intent (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.

The complete Notice of Intent can be accessed under the Documents heading below.


Documents

  • Innovative Solutions for Fish Passage at Hydropower Dams (Last Updated: 8/23/2017 11:01 AM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions related to the EERE Exchange website only. DOE will not respond to questions related to this Notice of Intent.

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0001676: Request for Information (RFI): Clean Water Technologies

Modification 0001: The purpose of this modification is to change the submission deadline for responses to this RFI from 07/28/2017 to 08/28/2017.

EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) partners with industry, small business, universities, and other stakeholders to identify and invest in emerging technologies with the potential to create high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and enhance the global competitiveness of the United States.

Through this Request for Information, EERE, on behalf of AMO, seeks feedback on technologies with the potential for early stage research and development (R&D) that if successfully advanced could impact the cost-effective and energy efficient availability of clean water processed from a variety of sources such as surface water, ground water, brackish water, seawater, wastewater and produced water for a range of applications including municipal drinking water, agricultural uses, and industrial needs.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to AMOCleanWater@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 pm (EDT) on August 28, 2017. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.

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

Documents

  • Modification 0001 - Request for Information (RFI) - Clean Water Technologies - DE-FOA-0001676 (Last Updated: 7/18/2017 01:23 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/28/2017 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001721: RFI: Draft Marine and Hydrokinetic Program Strategy

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is seeking input from stakeholders on a draft Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Program strategy.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on how to improve the draft MHK Program strategy so that itcan be most impactful for the nation. The draft MHK Program strategy can be found as a supporting document to this RFI. EERE is specifically interested in information on core challenges for the industry and the approaches, strategic goals, and ongoing and future phases WPTO has proposed to support MHK commercialization in the United States. 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 MHKRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on February 28, 2017. 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 3 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Please see the complete Request for Information under the "Documents" heading below.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001271_-_Draft_Marine_and_Hydrokinetic_Program_Strategy (Last Updated: 12/21/2016 03:43 PM ET)
  • MHK_Strategy_Slide_Deck (Last Updated: 12/20/2016 04:45 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/28/2017 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001663: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement

 

Modification No. 001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. All changes are highlighted in yellow.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is soliciting applications that support research, testing, and development of innovative technologies capable of generating renewable, environmentally responsible and cost-effective electricity from U.S. water resources. These include marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies that harness the energy from waves and ocean/tidal/river currents. The MHK sub-program of the Water Power Technologies Office has the opportunity to focus on the technologies that can be deployed in early-adopter markets (i.e., wave and current resources with high energy costs) in the near-term while supporting next generation technologies that have the potential to be cost competitive with other energy generation technologies in large utility scale markets in the longer term. This Funding Opportunity Announcement targets technologies aiming for economic competitiveness in either early-adopter or large utility scale markets.

This FOA will solicit applications that propose projects supporting MHK research and development projects in two Topic Areas:

Topic Area 1 “Wave Energy Converters System Advancement” will focus on advancing the design of wave energy converters from prototypes to full systems.

Topic Area 2 “Open Topic – MHK Technology Development” seeks to develop innovative technologies that have the potential to significantly advance MHK technologies and the state of the MHK industry.

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

The complete Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA FAQs for this Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

A webinar was held for this FOA on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The presentation from the webinar can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below. A recorded version of the webinar will be also available at the following link through January 17, 2017 (Please note that you will be asked to register if you have not done so already): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4373534378175507716

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

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

Documents

  • Modification_001_-_FOA_1663_MHK_Tech_Development_and_Advancement (Last Updated: 1/10/2017 12:58 PM ET)
  • FOA FAQs 4/13 (Last Updated: 4/13/2017 03:01 PM ET)
  • Topic_Area_1_ACE_Template (Last Updated: 12/14/2016 05:18 PM ET)
  • EERE_205_-_FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_MHK1663 (Last Updated: 12/21/2016 11:17 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 12/14/2016 12:24 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 12/13/2016 09:10 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 12/13/2016 09:12 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 12/13/2016 09:12 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/17/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/1/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 4/7/2017 6:00 PM ET – 4/13/2017 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001707: Notice of Intent (NOI) to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001689 “Integrated Biorefinery Optimization”

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Integrated Biorefinery Optimization”.

This FOA will support research and development of technologies that will improve the quality of feedstock characterization, reliability of operations, decrease the Capital Expenses (CapEx) and Operating Expenses (OpEx) and thereby increase the performance efficiencies of biorefineries resulting in continuous operation and production of biofuels, bioproducts and biopower at prices competitive with fossil-derived equivalents. Validation and scale-up of these technologies is essential to enable the industry to build future commercial scale manufacturing facilities. Plans for processes that convert woody biomass, agricultural residues, dedicated energy crops, algae, municipal solid waste (MSW), sludge from wastewater treatment plants, and wet wastes, into biofuels, biochemicals, and bioproducts will be considered under this funding opportunity.

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

1. Robust, continuous handling of solid materials (dry and wet feedstocks, biosolids, and/or residual solids remaining in the process) and feeding systems to reactors under various operating conditions

2. High value products from waste and/or other under-valued streams in an integrated biorefinery

3. Industrial separations within an integrated biorefinery

4. Analytical modeling of solid materials (dry and wet feedstocks, and/or residual solids remaining in the process) and reactor feeding systems

EERE envisions awarding multiple financial assistance awards in the form of cooperative agreements. The estimated period of performance for each award will be approximately 36 months.

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.

EERE plans to issue the FOA on or about December 2016 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.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0001707 for FOA DE-FOA-0001689 (Last Updated: 12/2/2016 01:19 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001632: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2017

The Emerging Technologies (ET) Program of the Building Technologies Office (BTO) supports applied research and development (R&D) for technologies and systems that contribute to reductions in building energy consumption. In the United States, the ET Program has the broad aim of supporting the development of cost-effective technologies that can reduce aggregate building energy use intensity by 30% by 2020, and 45% by 2030, relative to the consumption of 2010 energy-efficient technologies. The ET Program strives to meet this goal by researching and developing cost-effective, energy-efficient technologies to be introduced into the marketplace. A portion of the ET budget provides support for the Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories in five areas: solid-state lighting, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) (includes water heating and appliances), sensors & controls, windows & envelope, and modeling & tools. The remaining budget is distributed through competitive solicitations, including Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) like this one, to allow all interested parties (corporations, universities, non-profits, as well as the national labs) to innovate advanced technologies that lead to reduced primary energy consumption in buildings.

In prior years, the BENEFIT FOA consisted of two sections (Innovations: early-stage; Frontiers: later-stage, roadmap-driven) to complement the core funding provided by the program ([1], [2], [3], below). This FOA consists of four topic areas within these two sections (e.g., “Innovations” and “Frontiers”), as well as a new third “Scale-up” section for pre-commercial prototype development. Two targeted “Frontiers” topics are focused on Advanced HVAC&R and Miscellaneous Electric Loads (MELs), and two open topics are focused on early-stage R&D applications (“Innovations”) and pre-commercial prototype development and scale-up (“Scale-up”), respectively. This pursuit of early-stage (Innovations), as well as later-stage (Scale-up) investments in the open topics will provide balance to the BTO R&D portfolio and targeted technology topic and program areas.

[1] DE-FOA-0001383: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2016, https://eere-exchange.energy.gov

[2] DE-FOA-0001166: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2015, https://eere-exchange.energy.gov

[3] DE-FOA-0001027: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2014, https://eere-exchange.energy.gov

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001632 BENEFIT 2017 FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

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

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

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

Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA occured on December 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM ET Eastern Standard Time. Please see documents below in the Documents section for the powerpoint presentation and audio recording.

Documents

  • BENEFIT 2017 FOA Q&A Log (Last Updated: 4/21/2017 01:56 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001632 - Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2017 (Last Updated: 11/30/2016 09:40 AM ET)
  • BENEFIT Teaming List v1-4-2017 (Last Updated: 1/4/2017 11:08 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001632 BENEFIT 2017 Informational Webinar Part1 (Last Updated: 12/7/2016 03:18 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001632 BENEFIT 2017 Informational Webinar Part2 (Last Updated: 12/7/2016 03:27 PM ET)
  • EERE 205 - FOA Applicant Webinar Presentation_0 (Last Updated: 12/8/2016 04:18 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 2/7/2017 01:17 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 2/7/2017 01:17 PM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 2/7/2017 01:18 PM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/7/2017 01:18 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/4/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/8/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 4/19/2017 5:00 PM ET – 4/24/2017 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001340: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement: Industrial Assessment Centers Technical Field Manager

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled Industrial Assessment Centers Technical Field Manager (DE-FOA-0001679).

This FOA supports EERE AMO technical assistance activities.

As background, the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program is a resource conservation and workforce development initiative of AMO based in the engineering departments of universities nationwide. IACs conduct assessments and provide site-specific recommendations to small manufacturers on opportunities to improve productivity, reduce waste, and save energy. The program also provides engineering students with invaluable hands-on experience in energy engineering and energy management.

Through the FOA referenced above, EERE intends to fund the activities for an IAC Technical Field Manager. The IAC Technical Field Manager plays a critical role in the IAC program. The Technical Field Manager is a liaison between the AMO Technology Manager and the individual IACs, provides technical assistance and outreach to individual centers, and is the principle mechanism for ensuring the 28 individual IACs and their associated satellite centers perform at the highest possible level and that their activities support the achievement of AMO goals. The Technical Field Manager’s core responsibilities include the following:

• Providing technical assistance for quality control of Center operations, assessments, and outreach activities;
• Providing technical reviews and feedback on all of the IAC assessment reports;
• Integrating DOE priorities around practices and technologies into IAC operations;
• Providing training and technical assistance to the IAC staff and students and external stakeholders;
• Maintaining and upgrading the IAC websites and databases;
• Developing technical and informational resources for IAC clients and small and medium-sized manufacturers nationwide;
• Advancing the deployment of an accredited energy efficiency engineering degree; and
• Extending IAC program impacts beyond manufacturers and students immediately engaged by the Centers.

Through this announcement, DOE is seeking detailed applications for a Technical Field Manager who will provide these core activities, as well as respond to new program innovations and priorities from DOE. Examples of the Technical Field Manager’s potential new or expanded activities include:

• Training IACs on cybersecurity improvements, water sector assessments, energy management systems and smart manufacturing;
• Coordinating IAC student and alumni activities, including social media, to highlight career achievements;
• Moving to online reporting for assessments;
• Developing readily accessible resources around critical energy areas relevant to small and medium manufacturers, especially those not receiving IAC assessments; and
• Developing online best practice resources for industrial sector-specific energy saving and productivity improvements.

EERE envisions awarding one financial assistance award in the form of a cooperative agreement. The estimated period of performance for the award will be five years.

This NOI is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue a FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this NOI is subject to change. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or DOE may not issue a FOA at all.

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

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001340_Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001679 (Last Updated: 11/21/2016 11:02 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001647: Fuel Cell Technologies Office Annual FOA

 

***EERE eXCHANGE has a system upgrade scheduled at 8PM ET on 2/17/2017 which will leave the system unavailable until approximately 6AM ET 2/18/2017. Since the eXCHANGE system is only scheduled to be down for a short period over a weekend night, DOE has decided not to extend the due date at this time.***

 

This FOA is for the research and development of low-cost hydrogen production, onboard hydrogen storage, and proton exchange membrane fuel cells to advance the widespread commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles. Selected projects will leverage national lab consortia launched under DOE’s Energy Materials Network (EMN) this past year, in support of DOE’s materials research and advanced manufacturing priorities.

The fuel cells market is growing rapidly, and has seen an annual growth rate of 30% every year since 2010 as well as $2 billion annual revenue in 2014. Light duty vehicles are an emerging application for fuel cells that already enable 95% lower petroleum consumption per mile than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles.

Applicants to this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will collaborate with national lab consortia launched within the EMN. The EMN consortia have been established to make unique, world-class capabilities at the national laboratories more accessible to industry, facilitating collaborations that will expedite the development and manufacturing of advanced materials for commercial markets.

The FOA topics include:

Topic 1: PGM-free Catalyst and Electrode R&D – this topic will leverage the Electrocatalysis Consortium (ElectroCat) to accelerate the development of catalysts made without platinum group metals (PGM-free) for use in fuel cells for transportation.

Topic 2: Advanced Water Splitting Materials – this topic will leverage the HydroGEN Consortium to accelerate the development of advanced water splitting materials for hydrogen production, with an initial focus on advanced electrolytic, photoelectrochemical, and solar thermochemical pathways.

Topic 3: Hydrogen Storage Materials Discovery – this topic will leverage the Hydrogen Materials—Advanced Research Consortium (HyMARC) to address unsolved scientific challenges in the development of viable solid-state materials for hydrogen storage onboard fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

Topic 4: Precursor Development for Low-Cost, High-Strength Carbon Fiber for Use in Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel Applications – this topic will aim to reduce the cost of onboard hydrogen storage necessary for FCEVs. Applicants for this topic will be encouraged to collaborate with LightMAT, a consortium launched by the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office to enable light-weighting of vehicles through the development of high-strength steels and carbon fiber.

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

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

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

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 &/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-0001647 Fuel Cell Technologies Office Annual Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 11/17/2016 05:06 PM ET)
  • FOA FAQs - Questions and answers regarding the content of this FOA (Last Updated: 3/24/2017 09:31 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 11/15/2016 11:55 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 11/15/2016 11:56 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 11/15/2016 11:57 AM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/15/2016 11:58 AM ET)
  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 11/18/2016 11:05 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/20/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/21/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 3/22/2017 8:00 PM ET – 3/27/2017 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001684: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001663: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue DE-FOA-0001663: “Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement” 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.

This FOA will support the research, testing, and development of innovative technologies capable of generating renewable, environmentally responsible and cost-effective electricity from U.S. water resources. These include marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies that harness the energy from waves and ocean/tidal/river currents. The MHK sub-program of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has the opportunity to focus on the technologies that can be deployed in markets with high energy costs in the near-term, while supporting next generation technologies that have the potential to be cost competitive with other energy generation technologies in the longer term, and this FOA targets technologies in both categories.

This FOA will solicit applications that propose projects supporting MHK research and development in two Topic Areas:

  • Topic Area 1: " Wave Energy Converters System Advancement" seeks to design and build high energy capture wave energy converters and conduct scaled fully operational system testing in open water.
  • Topic Area 2: "Open Topic – MHK Technology Development" seeks to develop innovative technologies that have the potential to significantly advance MHK technologies and the state of the MHK industry.

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

This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described, may issue a FOA that is significantly different from the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all. No applications will be accepted through this notice. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001663: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement (Last Updated: 11/9/2016 12:52 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001630: Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation - 2017

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

The Building America Program is RBI’s premier applied research, development, & demonstration (RD&D) program, responsible for over 40 housing innovations to date that have enabled technology and market advancements in residential energy efficiency. Since 1994, the rigor of the national energy code has increased over 40% by applying high performance building envelope innovations proven with Building America research and demonstration. To support RBI’s current program goals, Building America is focused on the following RBI performance goal: by 2020, demonstrate cost effective technologies and practices that can reduce the energy use intensity (EUI) of new homes by at least 60% and existing homes by at least 40%, relative to the average homes in each of the seven climate zones in 2010, with a focus on reducing heating, cooling, and water heating loads.

With this FOA, RBI will select additional Building America project teams in 2017 to accelerate energy performance improvements in existing and new residential buildings using an integrated building systems approach. These Building America teams will work with industry partners and real world homes to help housing industry participants achieve optimal energy and cost performance, while effectively managing related risks (i.e., indoor air quality and moisture durability). This FOA builds on work begun in the 2015 and 2016 Building America FOAs, and is focused primarily on addressing remaining gaps and objectives in the Building America Research-to-Market Plan.

Building America seeks to fund projects with a high potential for significant impact. Successful applicants will present a relevant problem statement, compelling hypothesis and/or solution, and effective research question(s). Successful applications will also include a well-developed plan, demonstrating not only an innovative idea of a technology/practice, but also a clear and rational way of executing the idea and enabling wide-scale adoption by the industry. Teams should have strong partnerships with builders and/or manufacturers in the industry.

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

Topic 1: Building America Technology to Market Roadmaps: Selected Objectives
Topic 2: Baseline Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Field Study in Occupied New US Homes

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001630 Building America FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

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

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

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

Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA will be held on November 7, 2016 at 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time. Please click or copy and paste this link in your browser for registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/834576982742086660


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001630 Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation - 2017 (Last Updated: 11/3/2016 11:10 AM ET)
  • Building America FOA Q&A Log (Last Updated: 1/23/2017 01:03 PM ET)
  • Building America FOA Applicant Webinar Presentation (Last Updated: 11/9/2016 10:33 AM ET)
  • Building America FOA Applicant Webinar Slides with Notes (Last Updated: 11/9/2016 04:13 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions pertaining to EERE-Exchange, please contact the EERE Exchange Support helpdesk.
  • Building_America_FOA@ee.doe.gov 
    For questions related to the content of this FOA. All questions and answers related to this FOA will be posted on EERE Exchange at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Please note that you must first select this specific FOA Number in order to view the questions and answers specific to this FOA. EERE will attempt to respond to a question within 3 business days, unless a similar question and answer has already been posted on the website. Upon the issuance of a FOA, EERE personnel are prohibited from communicating (in writing or otherwise) with applicants regarding the FOA except through the established question and answer process as just described.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/7/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/1/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 3/8/2017 5:00 PM ET – 3/13/2017 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001419: Wave Energy Test Facility

 

This Funding Opportunity Announcement has been modified. Please access Modification 0001 under the "Documents" heading below. Note the table of changes on the second page.

The purpose of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the full-scale testing of marine hydrokinetic (MHK) wave energy devices. The Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Water Power Technologies Program intends to fund one project that will design, permit, and construct an open-water, grid-connected, fully energetic national wave testing facility within U.S. Federal (territorial sea or contiguous zone) or state waters.

It is expected that a viable wave test facility will be capable of testing up to full-scale (utility-scale) wave energy conversion (WEC) devices in order to develop reliable, low cost, renewable energy alternatives. Prototype testing is essential to advance existing wave technologies, validate performance against analytic models, demonstrate compliance with applicable design standards and thereby mitigate the technical and financial risk of developing and deploying mass-produced wave energy devices, plants, technologies and related products. Construction and operation of a full-scale domestic wave test facility will assist the U.S. industry by identifying design and manufacturing deficiencies early in the development cycle and validating modifications and improvements prior to commercial deployment. Ultimately, this new testing capability will improve the country’s competitiveness in MHK energy technology, encourage domestic manufacturing, create jobs, and provide a new technology that uses an untapped renewable resource to help achieve the nation’s energy goals.

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

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

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

A webinar for this FOA was held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Please click the link below to view the recorded webinar. Note that you will still be asked to register.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2585111642602179076

 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001419 Wave Energy Test Facility Mod 0001 (Last Updated: 8/11/2016 05:40 PM ET)
  • FOA FAQs 9/19/2016 (Last Updated: 8/11/2016 05:34 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 8/11/2016 05:25 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 8/11/2016 05:16 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 8/11/2016 05:20 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 8/11/2016 05:23 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 8/29/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/20/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 10/27/2016 11:00 PM ET – 11/2/2016 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001455: HYDRONEXT: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO ADVANCE NON-POWERED DAM AND PUMPED- STORAGE HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT

Modification 000001:  STRIPES Administrative Modification to correct the title of the Funding Opportunity Announcement on the grants.gov website.

Modification 000002: Clarify expectations and procedure for Installed Capital Cost (ICC) and Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) analysis in Topic Area 1.

The overall objective of this FOA is to further the development of non-powered dams (NPD) and pumped storage hydropower (PSH) resources by reducing capital costs and deployment timelines. These objectives will be achieved by funding projects in two topic areas.

Projects awarded under Topic Area 1 will develop low-head, modular, and standard turbine/generation technologies for NPD applications that can reduce civil works activities and can operate over a range of flows.

Under Topic Area 2, recipients will prove the concept feasibility of innovative closed-loop PSH systems than can reduce development costs and timelines by applying concepts of modularity and creatively producing head differentials (e.g. pressurizing water using compressed air or weights).

The complete FOA can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

The FOA FAQs for this specific FOA can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Required application forms and templates can be accessed under the "Required Application Documents" heading below.

DE-FOA-0001455 HydroNEXT Informational Webinar was held on Aug 2, 2016. The webinar presentation can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.


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

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001455, Modification 000002: HYDRONEXT: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO ADVANCE NON-POWERED DAM AND PUMPED- STORAGE HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT (Last Updated: 7/19/2016 10:13 AM ET)
  • FOA_FAQs 11-29-16 (Last Updated: 7/19/2016 10:14 AM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation (Last Updated: 8/3/2016 12:50 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 7/15/2016 10:49 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 7/15/2016 10:50 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 7/15/2016 10:50 AM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 7/15/2016 10:50 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/25/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/7/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 11/28/2016 2:00 PM ET – 12/1/2016 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001582: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001419: Wave Energy Test Facility

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue DE-FOA-0001419: “Wave Energy Test Facility” 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.

To support the full-scale testing of MHK wave energy devices, the Water Power Program intends to fund the building and commissioning of an open-water, grid-connected, fully energetic domestic wave energy test facility. This Funding Opportunity Announcement would be for the development, and construction of such a facility. 

It is anticipated that the FOA will include the following area of interest.

The overall objective of the FOA is to fund the construction of a national wave energy test facility within U.S. federal (territorial sea or contiguous zone) or state waters. Up to $40 million in federal funding, depending on appropriations, will be provided to fund development and construction activities for a U.S. based grid-connected wave test facility. The facility should have at least three test berths in order to test wave energy devices simultaneously and independently, up to 1 MW each in size. The site should be located in U.S. federal or state waters, subject to full (unprotected) oceanic wave regimes with wave average annual power density ≥ 30 kW/m, and with testing berth water depths ≥ 60m. An industry survey of desired test site conditions should be used to support the site location choice, in terms of water depth and wave power density. The facility should incorporate features to accommodate all wave energy converter types that operate at the test site depth. The site should provide a capability to deploy environmental instrumentation for monitoring and measuring wave energy testing effects.

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

This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described, may issue a FOA that is significantly different from the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all. No applications will be accepted through this notice. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001582_Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_DE-FOA-0001419 (Last Updated: 7/18/2016 03:34 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001612: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001455 “HydroNEXT FOA: Innovative Technologies to Advance Non-Powered Dam and Pumped-Storage Hydropower Development"

The purpose of this notice is to inform potential applicants that EERE intends to issue DE-FOA-0001455 “HydroNEXT FOA: Innovative Technologies to Advance Non-Powered Dam and Pumped-Storage Hydropower Development."

The overall objective of this FOA is to further the development of non-powered dams (NPD) and pumped storage hydropower (PSH) resources by reducing capital costs and deployment timelines. These objectives will be achieved by funding projects in two topic areas.

Projects awarded under Topic Area 1 will develop low-head, modular, and standard turbine/generation technologies for NPD applications that can reduce civil works activities and can operate efficiently over a range of flows. Civil works includes the infrastructure of a hydropower project, such as dams, conduits, powerhouses, tunnels, and penstocks.

Under Topic Area 2, recipients will demonstrate the concept feasibility of innovative closed-loop PSH systems that can reduce development costs and timelines by applying concepts of modularity and creatively producing head differentials (e.g. pressurizing water using compressed air or weights).

The complete Notice of Intent can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described, 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.

Documents

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    This email address is for questions related to the EERE Exchange website only. Questions related to this NOI will not be accepted.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001590: Request for Information: Advanced HVAC&R Research and Development (R&D)

 

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders, including building owners and operators, on questions related to residential and commercial HVAC&R technologies. This information will be used by BTO for strategic planning of the advanced HVAC&R R&D effort and to help guide BTO to craft the potential FOA in a manner that is most effective and optimally targeted at key needs in the industry, in order to achieve DOE’s goals related to HVAC&R (see background, above). More information on the current portfolio can be found at [http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/hvac-water-heating-and-appliances]. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

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

Any information obtained as a result of this RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for planning and strategy development; this RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Your response to this notice will be treated as information only. EERE will review and consider all responses in its formulation of program strategies for the identified materials of interest that are the subject of this request. EERE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI. Respondents are advised that EERE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. Responses to this RFI do not bind EERE to any further actions related to this topic.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to RFI-ADV-HVACR@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on July 25, 2016. 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 (excluding appendices), 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001590 - Request for Information - Advanced HVAC&R Research and Development (R&D) (Last Updated: 6/14/2016 09:02 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001513: Industrial Assessment Centers

 

Modification 0001: The purpose of this modification is to revise Section I.A and Section IV.C.ii Technical Volume-Technical Qualifications, Resources and Commitment to clarify that letters of commitment do not count towards the 20-page limit for the Technical Volume; revise Section IV.C.ii Technical Volume-IAC Operations Approach to correct a formatting error and clarify that the Milestone Summary and Go/No-Go Decision Point Summary bullets were intended to be separate and not part of the bullet above regarding plans to integrate satellite and other configurations; and to add the Milestone and Go/No-Go requirement to Section IV.C.iii Statement of Project Objectives to clarify that these are both required to be fully addressed in the Statement of Project Objectives submitted with the application.

The Federal Government has been funding the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program, formerly called the Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center program, since 1976. The goal of the IAC program is twofold: first, to provide energy efficiency, productivity, sustainability and competitiveness recommendations to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), currently defined as having gross annual sales below $100 million, fewer than 500 employees, and annual energy bills between $100,000 and $2.5 million; and second, to help address a growing shortage of engineering professionals with applied energy and manufacturing-related skills. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) currently funds, through Cooperative Agreements, 24 IACs located throughout the country who are completing their 5 year projects. The IACs are coordinated by DOE staff and a DOE selected Field Manager.

The following entities are eligible to apply under this FOA: a U.S. college or university that is an integral part of its institutional structure and that has at least one of its four year undergraduate programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission or the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or equivalent (The IAC must be in the engineering department that holds the programmatic ABET or equivalent accreditation). The U.S. college or school of engineering must be physically located in the U.S.

Led by engineering faculty and staff, the selected IACs will perform assessments for SMEs, mostly in their geographic region, which will result in energy and water savings, waste reduction, opportunities for smart manufacturing, potential enhancements to cyber security and related information technologies, and sustainability and productivity improvements for the manufacturers. To date, the IAC program has provided over 17,000 assessments and over 130,000 recommendations for energy saving measures. On average, an IAC assessment leads to 5-7% implemented annual energy savings and productivity improvements.[2] The IAC students will gain real world technical experience gained from these assessments as well as relevant skills in interacting with plant and corporate management; preparing executive-level briefings and plant-specific reports; and facilitating continuous improvement in energy management. In addition to providing assessments to SMEs, selected IACs may also provide a limited number of special assessments to other types of entities such as waste water processing facilities, institutional facilities and other types of facilities where DOE determines that the special assessments are consistent with the overall IAC programmatic objectives.

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 the Letter of Intent.

Attendance is not mandatory and will not positively or negatively impact the overall review of any Applicant submissions. Specific dates for the webinar can be found on the cover page of the FOA. The informational Webinar will be held April 21, 2016 at 12:00pm EDT. Standard application questions regarding the EERE Office and FOA procedures will be discussed. No new information will be presented during the webinar.

**UPDATE -- Below is the link to the recording of the informational webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3161362385751886595   

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

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

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


 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001513 Industrial Assessment Centers_MOD0001 (Last Updated: 3/14/2016 06:37 PM ET)
  • FOA_FAQs Updated 5-19-16 (Last Updated: 3/16/2016 10:37 AM ET)
  • Webinar Slides: DE-FOA-0001513 (Last Updated: 4/21/2016 03:26 PM ET)
  • Webinar Transcript: DE-FOA-0001513 (Last Updated: 4/21/2016 03:26 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 3/16/2016 11:03 AM ET)
  • EERE 335.1 - Budget Justification (5 Period) (Last Updated: 3/16/2016 12:51 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/16/2016 11:04 AM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 5/17/2016 03:57 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 4/28/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/20/2016 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001481: Request for Information (RFI): Understanding Scale-Up and Operation Challenges for Integrated Biorefinery Optimization

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) seeks feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to “challenges encountered with the successful scale-up and reliable operation of integrated biorefinery plants (IBRs).” Specifically, BETO seeks information that will help it understand additional areas of research, capabilities, and yet to be addressed barriers and opportunities for stakeholder engagement pertaining to technology development and engineering solutions for the reliable operation of IBRs to produce biofuels, biochemicals and bioproducts.

BETO seeks information on all IBR processes and technologies, including any and all systems processes, technologies, methods and equipment employed to convert woody biomass, agricultural residues, dedicated energy crops, algae, municipal solid waste (MSW), sludge from wastewater treatment plants, and wet solids, into biofuels, biochemicals, and bioproducts.BETO seeks information on technical challenges that have hindered, or could in the future hinder, the achievement of reliable continuous operations. BETO is particularly interested in receiving stakeholder input on production systems expected to be in the range of feedstock throughput of 1 DTPD (Dry Tonne per Day) to 1,000 DTPD to:
1. Understand scale-up and mitigate operational risks and challenges for integrated biorefinery plants;
2. Develop robust handling of variable solid materials (dry and wet feedstocks, and/or residual solids remaining in the process)and investigate reactor feed systems operating under vacuum or at positive pressures;
3. Improve pre-processing methodologies to transform diverse types of feedstocks into homogeneous, standardized intermediates;
4. Advance process intensification focused on simplification (such as reduction in number of process steps); enable reliable, robust continuous operations; increase selectivity and enable hybrid separations; cost reduction through innovative fabrication and construction methods (for example, modularization of systems); and/or efficient water management techniques;
5. Address unique process issues (for example, the need to remove oxygen and lignin to facilitate efficient processing of feedstocks into products, the need to remove natural or derivatized contaminants), and pathways including
i. biological;
ii. thermochemical;
iii. catalytic
iv. biochemical;
v. algae; and
vi. hybrid pathways; and
6. Develop strategies to reduce Capital Expense (CapEx) costs by reducing technical risks and ensuring minimum modifications during different phases of the execution (for example, construction, commissioning, operations, etc.) of biorefinery projects.

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. If a FOA is subsequently issued, final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

Any information obtained as a result of this RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for planning and strategy development; this RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Your response to this notice will be treated as information only. EERE will review and consider all responses in its formulation of program strategies for the identified materials of interest that are the subject of this request. EERE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI. Respondents are advised that EERE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. Responses to this RFI do not bind EERE to any further actions related to this topic.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001481 RFI Understanding Scale-Up and Operation Challenges for Integrated Biorefinery Optimization (Last Updated: 3/11/2016 03:57 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/6/2016 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001418: MARINE AND HYDROKINETIC ENERGY CONVERSION AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT

This Funding Opportunity Announcement has been modified. Please access Modification 0002 under the "Documents" heading below. Note the table of changes on the second page.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is soliciting applications that propose projects supporting the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry in two Topic Areas.

Topic Area 1 will help advance wave and current energy (ocean/tidal/river) technologies by supporting projects that integrate advanced MHK components into system designs and then demonstrate the improved systems in full-scale open-water tests.

Topic Area 2 will support the innovation, testing and validation of instrumentation for monitoring potential environmental impacts of MHK devices.

The complete Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA FAQs for this Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Two separate webinars were held for this FOA. The slide presentations from the webinars can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.


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

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

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

Documents

  • Modification_0002-DE-FOA-0001418_Marine_and_Hydrokinetic_Energy_Conversion_and_Environmental_Technology_Advancment (Last Updated: 2/10/2016 01:29 PM ET)
  • FOA_FAQs (Last Updated: 2/26/2016 02:36 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_MHK_1418 (Last Updated: 3/9/2016 02:01 PM ET)
  • PNNL_Capabilities_Webinar_Presentation_MHK_1418 (Last Updated: 3/9/2016 02:01 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 2/26/2016 09:49 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 2/26/2016 09:50 AM ET)
  • EERE 303 Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 2/26/2016 02:59 PM ET)
  • Topic Area 1 Cost and Performance Template (Last Updated: 3/2/2016 11:42 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/31/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/26/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 7/11/2016 5:00 PM ET – 7/14/2016 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001466: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement "Industrial Assessment Centers"

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Industrial Assessment Centers" (DE-FOA-0001513).

This FOA supports EERE AMO technical assistance activities. The goal of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program is twofold: first, to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), currently defined as having gross annual sales below $100 million, fewer than 500 employees, and annual energy bills between $100,000 and $2.5 million, to increase their energy efficiency, productivity, sustainability and competitiveness; and second, to help address a growing shortage of engineering professionals with applied energy-related skills.

Prospective IACs can demonstrate their capabilities and describe their approach to serve small and medium-sized manufacturers by analyzing the operating characteristics, productivity, and energy, water and waste usage of manufacturing facilities; identifying, quantifying, and recommending specific opportunities to improve energy and water efficiency, reduce waste, and improve productivity; including potential enhancements to cyber security and related information technologies; and reporting the findings to the facility, together with estimates of the energy savings opportunities, implementation costs, and payback periods.

Each IAC will provide extensive training for undergraduate and graduate engineering students in industrial processes, energy assessment procedures, and energy management systems. IAC Applicants should define how they will maximize the student experience; increase student technical knowledge and business sense; and develop their understanding of key industrial concepts, including industrial supply chains, sustainability issues, and management systems.

This NOI is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue a FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this NOI is subject to change. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or DOE may not issue a FOA at all.

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

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001466_Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_DE-FOA-0001513 (Last Updated: 2/29/2016 10:42 AM ET)

Contact Information

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

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001545: Request for Information: Challenges and Opportunities for Non-Powered Dam and Pumped Storage Hydropower Development in the U.S.

The Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), invites input from the public regarding challenges and opportunities associated with hydropower development in two resource classes: existing non-powered dams, and pumped storage hydropower. Information sought under this RFI is intended to assist the WWPTO in developing future activities and priorities. WWPTO seeks input from any stakeholders in the U.S. hydropower community.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to non-powered dams and pumped storage hydropower. EERE is particularly interested in information on challenges related to development, market variability, and how technology affects deployment. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

Please access the complete RFI under the "Documents" heading below.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to PSH_RFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on March 18, 2016. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.

As a follow on to this RFI, DOE’s Hydropower Program intends to hold a public workshop where questions in the RFI will be circulated and discussed with attendees. Details regarding this workshop will be provided in a subsequent public notice.

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.

Documents

  • Request_for_Information_Challenges_and_Opportunities_for_Non_Powered_Dam_and_Pumped_Storage_Hydropower_Development_in_the_U.S (Last Updated: 2/17/2016 08:30 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/18/2016 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001527: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001418: Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Conversion and Environmental Monitoring Technology Advancement

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue DE-FOA-0001418: "Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Conversion and Environmental Monitoring Technology Advancement" 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.

This FOA will solicit applications that propose projects supporting the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry in two Topic Areas.

  • Topic Area 1 will help advance wave and current energy (ocean/tidal/river) technologies by supporting projects that integrate advanced MHK components into system designs and then demonstrate the improved systems in full-scale open-water tests.
  • Topic Area 2 will support the innovation, testing and validation of instrumentation for monitoring potential environmental impacts of MHK devices.

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

This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described, may issue a FOA that is significantly different from the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all. No applications will be accepted through this notice. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.


Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_DE-FOA-0001418_MHK_Energy_Conversion_and_Environmental_Monitoring_Technology_Advancement (Last Updated: 2/4/2016 10:22 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001470: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement “Advancements in Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 (ABY, Phase 2)” (No. DE-FOA-0001471)

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Advancements in Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 (ABY, Phase 2)”.

This FOA supports projects developing technologies that are likely to succeed in producing 3,700 gallons of algal biofuel intermediate (or equivalent dry weight basis) per acre per year (gal/acre/yr) on an annualized average basis (not peak or projected) through multiple batch campaigns or on a semi-continuous or continuous basis, in an outdoor test environment by 2020.

Under this FOA, Applicants must address one comprehensive topic area with three main priority areas. These priority areas are:

   1) strain/productivity improvement

   2) improvements in pre-processing technologies (harvesting, dewatering, and extraction and/or equivalent processes)

   3) integration of cultivation with pre-processing technologies

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.

EERE plans to issue the FOA on or about December 30, 2015, via theEERE 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.

Documents

  • Notice Of Intent (NOI) - "Advancements in Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 (ABY, Phase 2)" (Last Updated: 12/14/2015 01:13 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

FCAOI1-0001412: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is a key component of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) portfolio. The FCTO aims to provide clean, safe, secure, affordable, and reliable energy from diverse domestic resources, providing the benefits of increased energy security and reduced criteria pollutants and green-house gas emissions by adopting a technology–neutral approach toward applied research, development, and demonstration to address both key technical challenges for fuel cells and hydrogen fuels (i.e. hydrogen production, delivery and storage) and institutional barriers such as hydrogen codes and standards. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)’s Area of Interest (AOI) 1 covers topics within Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies Research and Development (R&D) which include advanced high-temperature water splitting, advanced compression, and advanced thermal insulation for automotive storage applications.

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

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

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 &/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 &/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-0001412 - Area of Interest 1 (Last Updated: 11/18/2015 10:36 AM ET)
  • FOA FAQs - Questions and answers regarding the content of this FOA (Last Updated: 12/21/2015 03:50 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 12/10/2015 11:30 AM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 12/10/2015 11:33 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 12/10/2015 11:33 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 12/10/2015 11:39 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 12/10/2015 11:39 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/15/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/14/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 4/13/2016 7:00 PM ET – 4/18/2016 7:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001376: MINERAL RECOVERY PHASE II: GEOTHERMAL CONCEPTS AND APPROACHES TO VALIDATE EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGIES

The purpose of Modification 0001 is to correct the SOPO page limit to 10 pages.

The intent of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote the advancement of geothermal energy conversion processes by validating technologies capable of providing a secondary income stream from the same geo-fluids. Methods for economically capturing, concentrating, and/or purifying valuable materials contained within geothermal brines represent an opportunity to both meet critical U.S. materials needs and broaden, as well as strengthen, the value-proposition of geothermal energy operations. Results from this work can enhance current applications, support planned development, and potentially open additional regions in the U.S. for economic utilization of geothermal energy.

This FOA invites responses in two (2) general topic areas, outlined below. Collaboration among industry, national laboratories, and academic institutions is encouraged; teaming will be strongly considered during the application reviews. Applicants will also be encouraged to coordinate activities with the Department of Energy (DOE) Critical Materials Institute led by Ames Laboratory.

Topic Area 1: Engineering Validation of Existing Extraction Technologies
Responses to this Topic Area are to validate processes or procedures to recover these materials from geothermal fluids or produced waters. Proposals may include processes currently effective in other industries that may be transferable to high value/critical material/strategic materials extraction from geothermal fluids, or processes that already experimentally demonstrate effectiveness for material recovery.

Topic Area 2: U.S. Regional or Nationwide Assessment of High Value Materials in U.S. Geothermal Fluids and Produced Fluids
For the this Topic Area, the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) seeks approaches to economically and quickly build a public, U.S.-wide resource assessment of dissolved critical and high-value materials that may be site-specific, region-wide, or a national assessment. A successful application will demonstrate expertise in geologic regimes as well as sampling and analysis.

The EERE 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 applications.

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

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

A webinar for this FOA was held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. To view the webinar document, please download the "FOA Applicant Webinar Presentation" PDF, from the FOA Documents section below.

Documents

  • Modification_0001_DE-FOA-0001376_-_Mineral_Recovery_Phase_II_Geothermal_Concepts_and_Approaches_to_Validate_Extraction_Technologies (Last Updated: 11/20/2015 03:24 PM ET)
  • FOA_FAQs (Last Updated: 11/20/2015 04:03 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation (Last Updated: 12/16/2015 02:52 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 11/20/2015 03:47 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Form (Last Updated: 11/20/2015 03:49 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/20/2015 03:53 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 12/1/2015 03:44 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/6/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/29/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 3/31/2016 8:00 AM ET – 4/5/2016 8:00 AM ET

DE-FOA-0001373: Request for Information (RFI): Advanced Biofuel Blends in Small Engines

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) seeks stakeholder input on (1) the potential to optimize and/or modify small engines to utilize ethanol blends greater than 10% (E10) and (2) the barriers limiting the expansion of overall biofuel consumption in the small engine industry. The small engines of interest for this RFI are spark-ignition, internal combustion engines such as those found in small tractors, chainsaws, hand-held line trimmers, off-road motorcycles, generator sets, personal water craft, small outboard motors, snowmobiles, and all-terrain vehicles.

This is solely a request for information and not a FOA; therefore, DOE is not accepting applications at this time. DOE will not respond to questions related to this RFI.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to BETOSmallEnginesRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm EDT on 8/30/2015. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.

Documents

  • RFI: Advanced Biofuel Blends in Small Engines (Last Updated: 6/16/2015 06:38 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001350: RFI - Facilitating the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States

Please see modification 0002 to this RFI under the "FOA Documents" heading below. The purpose of the modification is to extend the deadline for response to this RFI to July 2, 2015, 5:00PM ET.

The Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to gain public input regarding the implementation of the 2011 report, A National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind Energy Industry in the United States, and key challenges currently facing the offshore wind energy community in the United States. Information sought under this RFI is intended to assist the WWPTO in its strategic approach to pursing the paths forward presented in the 2015 Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States report. WWPTO seeks input from any stakeholders in the broader U.S. offshore wind energy community.

Feedback is solicited from stakeholders in the offshore wind energy community on issues related to the Wind and Water Power Technology Office’s strategic approach to facilitating the development of offshore wind energy in the United States. Specifically the WWPTO seeks to better understand the relative value of Technology Advancement, Market Barrier Removal, and Crosscutting Activities as well as a broader strategic view of the WWPTO portfolio. To maintain continuity with prior efforts, the RFI references projects carried out subsequent to the National Offshore Wind Strategy, as well as actions recommended in the Wind Vision Report.

The full RFI can be accessed by clicking the link under the "FOA Documents" heading below.

This is solely a Request for Information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications and will not respond to questions.


Documents

  • Modification_0002_-_Facilitating_the_Development_of_Offshore_Wind_Energy_in_the_United_States (Last Updated: 5/7/2015 09:04 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001286: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR LOW IMPACT HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT

 

A recent study by Oak Ridge National Lab has shown that there is up to 60 GW of new hydropower development potential available in the United States. Most of the available sites come with challenges with regard to environmental and social sustainability and cost effective development. To address these challenges, DOE’s Water Program initiated a new technology program, HydroNEXT to focus on hydropower technology innovation that will foster development of potential new hydropower capacity in the U.S. The HydroNEXT effort continues in 2015, through this FOA, aimed at the development of suitable technologies to overcome environmental, social, and Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) challenges.

DOE will solicit innovative ideas to harness hydropower that can be rapidly built, removed, and replaced when necessary. Applicants will be encouraged to provide new concepts for alternative hydropower systems that will lower costs of civil infrastructure development, can be deployed in a maximum of 2 years with relatively low environmental impacts, and can be removed or replaced after their intended life is completed. These concepts and systems will be able to operate at a cost that is competitive with traditional sources of generation.

The three topic areas covered by this FOA are outlined below:

Topic Area 1: Design and laboratory testing of new rapidly deployable hydropower technologies that can be easily removed or replaced at the end of their useful life, including, but not limited to, water impounding structures, water conveying systems, and innovative pre-fabricated structures.

Topic Area 2: Research on innovative methods and/or materials for construction of conventional hydropower facilities including, but not limited to, concrete alternatives, in-water construction, and innovative advanced tunneling methods.

Topic Area 3: Design and laboratory testing of new and innovative conventional hydropower powertrain components such as composite and replaceable blade technologies for turbine runners, new generator technologies, and/or materials and coatings for powertrain components.

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 applications.

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

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

A webinar for this FOA was held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Click the link below to access the recorded webinar. Note that you will be asked to register.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1210394442421888769

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001286_Research_And_Development_Of_Innovative_Technologies_For_Low_Impact_Hydropower_Development (Last Updated: 3/31/2015 06:49 PM ET)
  • FOA_FAQs (Last Updated: 3/30/2015 02:05 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424_Application_for_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 3/30/2015 07:18 PM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 3/30/2015 07:19 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 3/30/2015 07:20 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    This email address is for technical assistance with the EERE Exchange system only.
  • HydroNextFOA@ee.doe.gov 
    This email address is for questions related to this specific Funding Opportunity Announcement. Questions must be submitted no later than 3 business days prior to the submission deadline for applications.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/7/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/15/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 7/9/2015 2:40 PM ET – 7/14/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001325: Modification 0001: RFI - Research and Development Needs for Wind Systems Utilizing Controllable Grid Simulators and Full Scale Hardware in the Loop Testing

This RFI is being modified to extend the date for response to May 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT.

Through a balanced portfolio approach, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technologies Office’s (WWPTO’s) Wind Power Program, herein referred to as the “Wind Program”, makes strategic investments in the Power Systems Integration subprogram, including transformational technology innovations that seek to maximize generation from wind power resources while addressing key grid level integration, operations, and planning challenges. The Wind Program addresses technology needs and opportunities in wind integration, which would otherwise not be addressed by the private sector on its own.

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit feedback from industry, utilities (investor-owned, municipal, and electric cooperative), academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to the use of controllable grid simulators to perform full scale wind-grid system research, development, and testing. Such research, development, and testing could include the application of Power Hardware-In-the-Loop (PHIL) testing capabilities to the wind technology market and the associated grid integration impacts.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to GridSimRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (EDT) on May 27, 2015. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.

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

This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications through this RFI. DOE will not respond to questions regarding this RFI.

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001309: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001286: Research and Development of Innovative Technologies for Low Impact Hydropower Development

 

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Research and Development of Innovative Technologies for Low Impact Hydropower Development", Number DE-FOA-0001286. The full Notice of Intent document is posted in the "FOA Documents" section below.

This FOA will support research and development of new innovations in hydropower drivetrain and civil works technologies for low impact hydropower development. The focus will be to reduce overall capital costs and recurring operation and maintenance costs and reduce the environmental impact of developing new hydropower projects.

The technologies to be developed will include low impact civil structures, alternative construction methods and materials, and innovative mechanical and electrical powertrain components. These technologies will also help to reduce installation and maintenance costs, while addressing the environmental and social concerns of new hydropower development.

DOE will solicit innovative ideas to harness hydropower that can be rapidly built, removed, and replaced when necessary. Applicants will be encouraged to provide new concepts for alternative hydropower systems that will lower the costs of civil infrastructure development, can be deployed in a maximum of two (2) years with relatively low environmental impacts, and can be removed or replaced after their intended life is completed. These concepts and systems should be able to operate at a cost that is competitive with traditional sources of generation.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001309_Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_DE-FOA-0001286 (Last Updated: 2/25/2015 03:00 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001277: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001214: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs

 

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs", Number DE-FOA-0001214. The full Notice of Intent document is posted in the "FOA Documents" section below.

This FOA will support Research and Development (R&D) partnerships leading to innovative designs and processes for the manufacturing and assembly of wind turbine blades in order to facilitate deployment of the next generation of multi-megawatt wind turbines. Supported projects will develop cost-competitive integrated solutions that address the challenges of fabricating, transporting overland and assembling rotor blades longer than 60m, with design concepts scalable to greater lengths, and installing them at wind turbine hub heights of at least 120m. Multi-organizational teams including at least an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) turbine designer, a blade manufacturer and an installation/logistics firm are expected.

The proposed FOA is intended to be forward-looking in addressing U.S. market dynamics and domestic manufacturing opportunities through innovative solutions to constructing and assembling larger blades directly applicable to mitigating U.S. transportation constraints. Awards under the FOA will support partnerships between DOE and research and development (R&D) teams, including manufacturers. The resulting designs must be manufacturable in the U.S. in accordance with the U.S. Manufacturing Plan to be submitted as part of the application.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001277_Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_FOA_DE-EE0001214 (Last Updated: 2/19/2015 06:49 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001278: RFI - Program Strategy to Advance Marine and Hydrokinetics

Through a balanced portfolio approach, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO’s) Water Power Program, herein referred to as the “Program”, makes strategic investments in the Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) subprogram, including transformational technology innovations that seek to maximize generation from water power resources while addressing key market deployment and environmental impact challenges. The Program aims to achieve cost-competitiveness with local hurdle rates of 12 to 15 cents per/kWh by 2030. The Program addresses technology needs and opportunities in MHK, which would otherwise not be addressed by the private sector on its own.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, state energy offices, regulatory offices, related offshore engineering consultants/Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and other stakeholders on the Program’s future strategy and priorities.  EERE is specifically interested in information on each of the five focus areas listed in the RFI.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to MHKRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on March 20, 2015. Responses must be provided as .pdf or Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications through this RFI. DOE will not respond to questions regarding this RFI.

Documents

  • RFI - Program Stragegy to Advance Marine and Hydrokinetics (Last Updated: 2/10/2015 02:47 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • MHKRFI@ee.doe.gov 
    This email address is for submission of RFI responses only. EERE will not respond to questions related to this RFI.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    This email address is for technical questions related to the EERE Exchange website only.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001274: RFI - Laboratory-Scale and Open Water Testing of Marine and Hydrokinetic Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy invites input from the public regarding a potential effort to facilitate laboratory-scale, or open-ocean testing of prototype marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) devices.  Details regarding the planned testing of prototype MHK devices for system integration, structural performance, and power performance (see below) are specifically requested; as well as discussion of the anticipated facility, site, instrumentation, expertise, and logistical support needed to advance the technical readiness of the device.

The information gathered with this RFI will be used to inform strategic planning by the DOE to advance the marine and hydrokinetic industry. DOE is specifically interested in collecting information regarding existing MHK systems and the anticipated resources necessary to test and validate these early-stage technologies in either a laboratory-scale or open-water environment.

Please click the link under "FOA Documents" below to access the full RFI.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to MHKtestRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 PM ET on February 17, 2015. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, of no more than 5 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. 

 

Documents

  • RFI_-_Laboratory-Scale_and_Open_Water_Testing_of_Marine_and_Hydrokinetic_Systems (Last Updated: 1/13/2015 10:46 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001181: Modification 0003 Wind Energy - Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

The purpose of Modification 0003 is to update the Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments from Feb. 2, 2015 to Feb. 13, 2015.

To address and minimize the regulatory and financial risks associated with wind power development in locations with sensitive bat species, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) seeks to fund Research and Development (R&D) projects that advance the technical readiness of bat impact mitigation and minimization technologies.  This FOA will also support the field testing and evaluation of near-commercial bat impact mitigation technologies, which if successful, will provide regulators and wind facility owner-operators with viable and cost effective tools to reduce their impacts on bats and ease the regulatory & financial uncertainty related to the development and long-term operation of wind farms in bat habitat.

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 applications.

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

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

A webinar was held on Wednesday, November 5. Click the link below to access the webinar. Please note that you will be asked to register.

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/932768905

 

 

Documents

  • Modification_0003_DE-FOA-0001181_-_Wind_Energy_Bat_Impact_Minimization_Technologies_and_Field_Testing_Opportunities (Last Updated: 11/19/2014 03:47 PM ET)
  • FOA_FAQs (Last Updated: 11/19/2014 12:53 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424_-_Application_for_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 10/16/2014 01:06 PM ET)
  • EERE_159_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 10/16/2014 01:06 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 10/16/2014 01:07 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    This email address is for questions related to the EERE Exchange system only.
  • BatMitigationFOA@ee.doe.gov 
    This email address is for questions related to the content of this specific FOA. Questions must be submitted no fewer than 3 days prior to the FOA closing date.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/21/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/14/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 2/10/2015 12:00 PM ET – 2/13/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001166: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontier & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2015

The Emerging Technologies (ET) Program of the Building Technologies Office (BTO) supports applied research and development for technologies and systems that contribute to building energy consumption.  BTO’s goal is to deliver 50% primary energy savings in the year 2030, relative to the baseline energy consumption projected by the 2010 Annual Energy Outlook.  The ET Program is helping to meet this goal by enabling cost-effective, energy-efficient technologies to be developed and introduced into the marketplace.  The ET Program maintains support for the national laboratories in five core areas:  Solid-State Lighting, HVAC (includes water heating and appliances), Sensors & Controls, Windows & Envelope, and Modeling & Tools.  This FOA combines an early-stage research and development topic (Innovations) with a later-stage research and development topic (Frontiers) that complement the core funding provided to the national labs and allow all interested parties, including corporations, universities, and non-profits as well as the national labs, to contribute to advancement in two of these core technological areas:  Non-vapor compression HVAC technologies and advanced vapor compression HVAC technologies. These topics are combined into this single, relatively large FOA in order to reduce administrative costs and to ensure that only the best applications are supported.

 

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001166 BENEFIT FOA FAQ sheet in FOA Documents.  

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001166 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY FRONTIERS AND INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES (BENEFIT) - 2015 (Last Updated: 10/8/2014 04:18 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001166 BENEFIT FOA FAQ (Last Updated: 10/9/2014 11:43 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001166 FY15 BENEFIT Webinar 1 - October 15 2014 (Last Updated: 10/20/2014 11:07 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001166 - FY15 BENEFIT FOA Webinar 2 - December 1 2014 (Last Updated: 12/11/2014 10:15 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF 424 - Application for Financial Assistance (Last Updated: 12/2/2014 02:41 PM ET)
  • EERE 159 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 12/2/2014 02:41 PM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 12/2/2014 02:42 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/7/2015 11:34 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/10/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/12/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 2/17/2015 5:00 PM ET – 2/20/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001209: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001181: Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities.”

 

To address and minimize the regulatory and financial risks associated with wind power development in locations with sensitive bat species, the Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) seeks through this FOA to fund projects that advance the technical and commercial readiness of bat impact mitigation and minimization technologies including, but not limited to, bat deterrents and operational changes that have a high likelihood of reducing bat mortality at a facility. This FOA will also support the demonstration and evaluation of near-commercial bat impact mitigation technologies at operational wind facilities. These technologies, once successfully demonstrated, will provide regulators and wind facility owner-operators with viable and cost effective tools to reduce bat mortality at wind facilities and ease the regulatory and financial uncertainty related to the development and long-term operation of wind farms in bat habitat.

 

The full Notice of Intent (NOI) DE-FOA-0001209 is posted in the FOA Documents section of this NOI. 

 

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. EERE plans to issue the FOA in the first Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 (by December 31, 2014). The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001209_Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_FOA_DE-FOA-0001181 (Last Updated: 10/2/2014 04:09 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001178: Request for Information (RFI) on Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems

The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) plans to support the continued increase of sustainably produced domestic bioenergy from renewable cellulosic feedstocks, such as agricultural residues, annual and perennial dedicated energy crops, and forest resources. DOE is seeking input from producers, industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, environmental groups, and other bioenergy stakeholders regarding landscape design approaches that integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio-economic sustainability including ecosystem services and food, feed, and fiber production.

DOE is aware of promising advancements that support the objective of designing sustainable, multi-functional landscapes that supply cellulosic bioenergy feedstocks while maintaining or enhancing environmental sustainability. These advancements include the development of relevant spatial models and decision-support tools, modeling studies that demonstrate potential environmental improvements from biomass production, generation of field data on bioenergy crop and residue recovery performance and sustainability, and development of management practices for bioenergy crop and residue production. However, DOE is not aware of many initiatives that apply the current set of tools and knowledge to proactively design these multi-functional landscapes for increased cellulosic feedstock production, validate the environmental and social sustainability impacts at a watershed or comparable scale, and assess the feedstock characteristics and logistics systems (e.g., harvesting, preprocessing, and transport) associated with those landscape designs. DOE is seeking information on cost-effective, feasible approaches for testing the landscape design approach for increasing cellulosic feedstock production at a watershed, multi-landowner, or comparable spatial scale through a combination of modeling, data collection, field research, and engagement with landowners and other relevant stakeholders.

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

Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of this RFI and where to submit questions regarding submission of responses can be found in the full RFI posted on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to BETOLandscapeDesignRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (EDT) on September 2, 2014. 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. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001178, Request for Information (RFI) on Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems (Last Updated: 8/18/2014 02:32 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001081: Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy's Wave Energy Test Site (WETS)

The purpose of this modification is to increase the page limit of the Technical Volume to 25 pages and update the Technical Volume Table sections to denote pages advised per section versus a percentage in Section IV.C.


The Water Program is seeking applications from wave energy conversion technology developers that are in advanced stages of technology development and are prepared to design, build and test technology at close to full-scale in the ocean environment.  This FOA seeks to deploy two (2) wave energy converter (WEC) systems, one at each of the Department of Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) berths located at 60 meters and 80 meters depths in Kaneohe, HI for testing, evaluation and comparison of performance, reliability and levelized cost of energy (LCOE).  This effort will provide the industry with the opportunity to test the most current and effective technology archetypes.  Project results will be used to inform the Program's research and development portfolio planning, provide data for validating design and cost models and tools, and identify deployment issues that can be addressed through government action.  Through this initiative, DOE and the Navy will collect important performance and cost data, while supporting the Department of Defense's renewable energy goals.  A comprehensive set of measurements will be taken over the duration of the deployment to enable quantitative comparisons of WEC system performance and reliability.  Metrics of success include annual energy production, availability, reliability, operations and maintenance cost, and overall LCOE.

The funding opportunity will be conducted in two budget periods.  During Budget Period I, the recipient will plan and design the WEC system and start necessary permitting and DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for demonstration at WETS.  Budget Period II activities will include final permitting, fabrication, deployment and testing of the WEC system for approximately 12 months at the Navy’s WETS.

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 deadline. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

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


An Informational Webinar was held on May 7, 2014. You may access the recorded webinar at the following link:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/648608768

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001081 Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy's Wave Energy Tests Site (WETS) Modification 0002 (Last Updated: 4/8/2014 11:49 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001081 MHK WETS FOA Webinar (Last Updated: 5/8/2014 01:22 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Financial Assistance (Last Updated: 4/8/2014 12:30 PM ET)
  • EERE 159 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/8/2014 12:31 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/8/2014 12:32 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/11/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 7/2/2014 5:00 PM ET – 7/8/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001006: Water Power Manufacturing

The purpose of this modification is to revise the Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments to 7/31/2014 at 5:00pm ET. 

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) addresses the application of advanced materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to the development of new hydropower technologies.  With the significant advancements realized over the last decade, Computer Aided Design (CAD) driven, additive manufacturing technologies can effectively push the performance and speed the adoption of new hydropower technologies. 
  
Applicants should propose to design an integrated hydropower turbine generator system that applies advanced materials and/or additive manufacturing techniques and produce a prototype unit at an appropriate scale to enable in-water performance testing in a laboratory environment.  The project should include design, in-water performance testing, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) analysis that takes into account production scale manufacturing costs, as well as  development of a manufacturing plan that estimates the material and process requirements for full-scale production of the design.  

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 (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). 

 

An Informational Webinar was held for this FOA on April 23, 2014. To view the webinar, click the link below

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/361593865

 

 

      

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001006_-_Water_Power_Manufacturing_-_Mod_0001 (Last Updated: 4/7/2014 03:45 PM ET)
  • An_Informational_Webinar_was_held_on_April_23,_2014._You_may_view_the_slides_in_pdf_here (Last Updated: 4/23/2014 05:13 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_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 4/10/2014 06:42 PM ET)
  • EERE_159_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 4/10/2014 06:43 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 4/10/2014 06:43 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/9/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/24/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 7/25/2014 12:00 PM ET – 8/4/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000978: Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations

The purposes of this modification are to:

1. extend the Submission Deadline for Full Applications to June 4, 2014.

2. extend the Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments to July 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM ET.

 

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)’s Wind & Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) seeks to fund R&D in technology approaches and solutions that are not currently represented in the Office’s Multi-Year Program Plan and/or existing project portfolio in a meaningful or significant way. This Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) represents an opportunity to support novel and non-incremental technology approaches and to ultimately facilitate identification and future inclusion of highly promising, emerging technology approaches into the Office’s Multi-Year Program Plans and future program portfolios. The FOA will accept applications for any and all ideas that have a significant potential to advance the mission of the Wind Program.

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 (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).    

    

An Informational Webinar was held for this FOA on April 17, 2014.  To view the webinar, click the link below.  Please note, that the webinar starts approximately 4 minutes late. 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0000978_Technology_Incubator_for_Wind_Energy_Innovations_Modification_0002 (Last Updated: 3/31/2014 02:12 PM ET)
  • An_Informational_Webinar_was_held_on_April_17,_2014._You_may_view_the_slides_in_pdf_here (Last Updated: 4/17/2014 05:48 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424_Application_for_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 3/31/2014 03:45 PM ET)
  • EERE_159_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 3/31/2014 03:45 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 3/31/2014 03:46 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/28/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/4/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 7/1/2014 6:00 PM ET – 7/7/2014 10:00 AM ET

DE-FOA-0001066: Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0001066 to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001006 Water Power Manufacturing

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

This FOA supports  the application of advanced materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to the development of new hydropower technologies.  With the significant advancements realized over the last decade, the application of advanced materials, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) driven, additive manufacturing technologies can effectively push the performance and speed the adoption of new hydropower technologies.    

There is a significant opportunity to substantially increase hydropower generation at low-head sites in the US and around the world (“low-head” = sites with heads in the range of 2-20 meters, or 6-66 feet).  These  “new” hydropower opportunities, which are typically capable of generating between 100 kW - 30 MW, are readily present at existing non-powered dams, and existing constrained waterways (to include canals and conduits).   The ability to leverage existing water resource infrastructure makes these sites particularly attractive from an economic and permitting perspective.  For example, these sites (non-powered dams and constrained waterways) tend to have roads and transmission lines already established on-site (or at least within close-proximity), and as the core infrastructure is already