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  TPL-0000056 WPIN: Teaming Partner List Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0003323 Water Power Innovation Network Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 8/7/2024 05:00 PM ET 9/18/2024 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0003072 WASTE: Waste Analysis and Strategies for Transportation End-uses Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 6/20/2024 05:00 PM ET 8/14/2024 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0003345 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0003334 Offshore Wind National and Regional Research and Development Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0003327 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0003323 - Water Power Innovation Network Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-LC-0000112 FY24 WPTO Hydropower Lab Call Lab Call (LC) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 4/2/2024 03:00 AM ET 6/6/2024 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0003209 Regional Resource Hubs for Purpose-Grown Energy Crops Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 3/14/2024 05:00 PM ET 6/13/2024 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0003097 Marine Energy Foundational R&D Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 2/20/2024 05:00 PM ET 5/6/2024 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0003206 Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) Fiscal Year 2024 Cross-Sector Technologies FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) 12/18/2023 05:00 PM ET 3/26/2024 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0003103 Strategies to Increase Hydropower Flexibility Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 2/9/2024 05:00 PM ET 5/17/2024 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0003137 Notice of Intent to Issue: Funding Announcement Number DE-FOA-0003072 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0003158 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2024 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 12/18/2023 05:00 PM ET 3/5/2024 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0003205 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity DE-FOA-0003206: IEDO Fiscal Year 2024 Cross-Sector Technologies FOA Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0003189 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0003103 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  TPL-0000025 DE-FOA-0003121: Installation Noise Reduction and Reliable Moorings for Offshore Wind and Marine Energy Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0003121 Installation Noise Reduction and Reliable Moorings for Offshore Wind and Marine Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) 11/9/2023 05:00 PM ET 3/1/2024 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0003129 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0003097 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002845 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 41006(a)(2): U.S. Tidal Energy Advancement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 6/5/2023 05:00 PM ET 7/25/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-TA2-0002845 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 41006(a)(2) U.S. Tidal Energy Advancement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 7/13/2023 11:00 PM ET 10/19/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-0000019 Technical Resources for Industrial Pursuit of Lower Emissions (TRIPLE) Lab Call (LC) Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) 5/19/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002855 Decarbonization of Water Resource Recovery Facilities (D-WRRF) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 1/27/2023 05:00 PM ET 4/3/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002788 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2022/2023 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 2/7/2023 05:00 PM ET 4/5/2023 05:00 PM ET
  TPL-0000003 Teaming Partner List for Water Power Technologies Office BIL FOA "U.S. Tidal Energy Advancement" as described in the Revised Notice of Intent No. DE-FOA-0002847 Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0002700 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2022 Appropriations Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) 2/28/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002872 Decarbonization of Water Resource Recovery Facilities (D-WRRF) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002787 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002788 - BENEFIT 2022 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002731 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 41006. Water Power Projects: Innovative Technologies to Enable Low Impact Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower Growth Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 12/1/2022 05:00 PM ET 3/6/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002800 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 41006(a)(1). Water Power Projects: Stakeholder Insight into Hydropower R&D Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 11/18/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002802 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 40334: Pumped Storage Hydropower Wind and Solar Integration and System Reliability Initiative Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 11/17/2022 05:00 PM ET 12/15/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002847 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002845: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 41006(a)(2): U.S. Tidal Energy Advancement Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002793 Marine Energy Systems Innovation at Sea Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 12/2/2022 05:00 PM ET 3/2/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002834 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002801 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002792 Funding Opportunity in Support of the Hydrogen Shot and a University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 9/23/2022 05:00 PM ET 12/1/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002773 Notice of Intent (NOI) to Issue Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Three FOAs for Hydropower Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002818 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002793 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002807 Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002792, “Funding Opportunity in Support of the Hydrogen Shot and a University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience.” Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002762 BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW (BIL) - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)Energy Policy Act of 2005 Section 243 and 247 Hydroelectric Incentive Programs Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002713 Data and Research Needs for Climate Change-Informed Hydropower Operation and Resource Planning Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 8/8/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002636 FY22 BETO Waste Feedstocks and Conversion R&D Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 4/18/2022 05:00 PM ET 6/7/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-000L093 FY22 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Core Laboratory Infrastructure for Commercialization Lab Call Lab Call (LC) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) 4/29/2022 03:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-000L095 BTO Emerging Technologies FY 2022 AOP Lab Call Lab Call (LC) Building Technologies (BTO) 3/28/2022 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002682 DE-FOA-0002682: Request for Information on Community-scale Resource and Energy Recovery from Waste Solutions Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002417 Technology Innovation to Increase Hydropower Flexibility Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 11/2/2021 05:00 PM ET 1/21/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002561 Testing Capabilities and Facilities to Validate Hydropower Technology Innovations Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 12/7/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002544 Advanced Building Construction (ABC) - 2021 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002541 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002417 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002511 Request for Information: Section 242 Hydroelectric Incentive Payments Updated Definitions Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 9/7/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002415 Advancing Wave Energy Technologies through Open Water Testing at PacWave Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 8/13/2021 05:00 PM ET 10/5/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002510 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002415 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002472 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2021 Federal Agency Call (FAC) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) 7/16/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002446 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells R&D FY2021 FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 1/15/2021 05:00 PM ET 3/8/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002237 Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) 3/1/2021 05:00 PM ET 6/4/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002363 Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA): Improving Hydropower’s Value through Informed Decision Making Notice of Technical Assistance (NOTA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 2/17/2021 05:00 PM ET 4/16/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002336 Research and Development for Advanced Water Resource Recovery Systems Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 8/4/2020 05:00 PM ET 10/6/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002329 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) 7/31/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002234 Marine Energy Foundational Research and Testing Infrastructure Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 5/11/2020 05:00 PM ET 7/7/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002165 Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002143 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) 8/29/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002029 FY19 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 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) Building Technologies (BTO) 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) Building Technologies (BTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001905 Energy-Water Desalination Hub Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001903 RFI: Marine and Hydrokinetic Metrics Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001824 Building America Industry Partnerships and Research Priorities for High Performance Housing Innovation - 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001899 Critical Water Issues Prize Competition RFI Request for Information (RFI) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001886 RFI: Expanding Hydropower and Pumped Storage’s Contribution to Grid Resiliency and Reliability Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001778 Solar Desalination Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Energy Technologies (SETO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001676 Request for Information (RFI): Clean Water Technologies Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 8/28/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001721 RFI: Draft Marine and Hydrokinetic Program Strategy Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 2/28/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001663 Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 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 Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001632 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 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 Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001647 Fuel Cell Technologies Office Annual FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001630 Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation - 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001590 Request for Information: Advanced HVAC&R Research and Development (R&D) Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001513 Industrial Assessment Centers Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 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 Technologies (BETO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Office (AMO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Technologies (BETO) TBD
  FCAOI1-0001412 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 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 Technologies (GTO) 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 Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001350 RFI - Facilitating the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States Request for Information (RFI) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001286 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR LOW IMPACT HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 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 Energy Technologies (WETO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Energy Technologies (WETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001278 RFI - Program Strategy to Advance Marine and Hydrokinetics Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001274 RFI - Laboratory-Scale and Open Water Testing of Marine and Hydrokinetic Systems Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001181 Modification 0003 Wind Energy - Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) 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) Building Technologies (BTO) 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 Energy Technologies (WETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001178 Request for Information (RFI) on Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001081 Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy's Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 6/11/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001006 Water Power Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 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 Energy Technologies (WETO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Energy Technologies (WETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0000979 Administration of the Wave Energy Converter Prize Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 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 Energy Technologies (WETO) 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 Energy Technologies (WETO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0000826 Hydrogen Production Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0000943 RFI - Manufacturing Barriers and Opportunities for Water Power Technologies Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0000847 Marine and Hydrokinetic (Wave) Testing Infrastructure Development Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0000816 Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Environmental Effects Assessment and Monitoring Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 5/16/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000748 Hydrogen Pathway Analyses Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 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) Cross-Cutting 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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 Technologies (WPTO) 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) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) 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 Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0000410 U.S. Offshore Wind: Advanced Technology Demonstration Projects Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) 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 Technologies (BETO) 5/2/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000629 RFI - Hydropower Advancement Project Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 2/21/2012 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000659 Notice - Pre-solicitation Meeting - Offshore Wind Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) TBD TBD

TPL-0000056: WPIN: Teaming Partner List

This Teaming Partner list is for DE-FOA-0003323: Water Power Innovation Network


A teaming partner list may be used to facilitate the formation of new project teams for the announcement/topic area. The list allows organizations to express their interest and to explore potential partnerships.

Documents

  • Topic_Information (Last Updated: 7/9/2024 05:14 PM ET)

Contact Information

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for the announcement, click here.

DE-FOA-0003323: Water Power Innovation Network

DE-FOA-0003323: Water Power Innovation Network

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is issuing this $4.8 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) “Water Power Innovation Network” to support business creation, entrepreneurship, and regional innovation for water power systems and solutions. WPTO enables research, development, and testing of emerging technologies to advance marine energy as well as next-generation hydropower and pumped storage systems for a flexible, reliable grid.

Through this FOA, WPTO seeks to fund new and/or expanded incubator or accelerator programs that enable entrepreneurship and accelerate water power innovation, business creation, and growth in communities and regions throughout the United States. Through this FOA, new and/or expanded incubators and accelerators in water power will be able to collaborate with one another and build a stronger water power innovation network in support of accelerating water power technologies to market.

Topic Area 1: Water Power Incubation and Acceleration. This topic area will fund programs that accelerate the commercialization and adoption of water power systems and solutions through incubation and acceleration programming and services that support entrepreneurs and small businesses in marine energy and/or hydropower.

Please see the full FOA in the DOCUMENTS section below.

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

Please note: In the event that an application experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0003323 Water Power Innovation Network Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 6/25/2024 03:59 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0003323 Question and Answer (Q&A) Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 6/21/2024 12:20 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 3/11/2024 11:21 AM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 6/25/2024 04:22 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/25/2024 04:22 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 3/11/2024 10:46 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL (Disclosure of Lobbying Activities) (Last Updated: 6/25/2024 04:23 PM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 6/26/2024 09:08 AM ET)

Webinar Details

An informational webinar will be held on July 11, 2024 at 1:30 ET. There are no particular advantages or disadvantages to the application evaluation process with respect to participating in the webinar; participation is completely voluntary.

Register for the informational webinar here: .

https://doe.webex.com/weblink/register/rae2b296ea8bba872c1542091aeec2d7d

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/7/2024 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/18/2024 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/1/2024 8:00 AM ET – 10/1/2024 5:00 PM ET

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for this announcement, click here.

DE-FOA-0003072: WASTE: Waste Analysis and Strategies for Transportation End-uses

Amendment 000001 - Remove the references to Letter of Intent. A Letter of Intent is not required for this FOA.

Amendment 000002 - Update Section I.D. Applications Specifically Not of Interest. "Applications that are not led by a State, municipal entity, transit authority, or non-profit (See Section III.A)" are specifically not of interest.

Amendment 000003 - Extend the Concept Paper Submission Deadline from June 19, 2024 at 5:00PM ET to June 20, 2024 at 5:00PM ET in observance of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Federal Holiday.

NOTE: in response to recent SAM.gov registration questions, see the clarification at the bottom of this description.

DE-FOA-0003072: WASTE: Waste Analysis and Strategies for Transportation End-uses

The research and development (R&D) activities to be funded under this FOA will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this FOA will aid communities with resource and energy recovery strategies associated with their organic waste streams. Organic waste streams represent major sources of fugitive methane emissions, volatile organic compounds, and other pollutants. The White House set a goal of reducing methane emissions by 30% by 2030. By developing strategies that can prevent the landfilling of these wastes, one of the major sources of fugitive methane can be mitigated. Holistic waste management strategies can also benefit communities by reducing other impacts associated with waste collection and processing infrastructure including reducing truck traffic, odors, litter, and other air, water, and health impacts.

Topic Area 1 is focused specifically on helping communities beyond a conceptualization phase by supporting more in-depth feasibility or scoping analysis. Oftentimes, staff and organizational capacity in communities (particularly in rural, remote, Tribal, or smaller communities) is limited. While technical assistance programs can accomplish some of these objectives, direct financial assistance can close this capacity gap.

Topic Area 2 is targeted towards communities that have previously completed feasibility analysis and are seeking funding to further refine their project concept. Municipal and non-profit staff capacity and availability of funding often makes detailed design work out of reach for many communities and this topic aims to close that gap. Projects selected under Topic Area 2 will have an opportunity to construct and operate their designed pilot facility based on the down-select process described in the FOA.

Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to FY24WASTEFOA@ee.doe.gov.

Note: DE-FOA-0003072 is a competitive solicitation and private discussions, while the announcement is open, are prohibited. All questions regarding this FOA must be submitted via email to FY24WASTEFOA@ee.doe.gov no later than three business days prior to the application due date. All questions and answers related to this FOA will be posted in EERE eXCHANGE under DOCUMENTS for DE-FOA-0003072.

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

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

Please see the full FOA in the DOCUMENTS section below.

Clarification about SAM.gov requirements: The prime applicant may submit a concept paper prior to completion of the SAM.gov registration. This FOA does not require a UEI number to be included with the concept paper and may require a UEI registration at the time of full application submission. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the SAM registration prior to submitting a full application. If selected for an award, as stated in Section IV.G. of the FOA "DOE may not make a federal award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable UEI and SAM requirements. If an applicant has not fully complied with the requirements by the time DOE is ready to make a federal award, DOE will determine that the applicant is not qualified to receive a federal award and use that determination as a basis for making a federal award to another applicant."

Documents

  • Amendment 000003 - DE-FOA-0003072 WASTE: Waste Analysis and Strategies for Transportation End-uses FOA (Last Updated: 6/6/2024 06:23 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0003072 Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 7/12/2024 02:59 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 4/17/2024 01:34 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 4/17/2024 01:37 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (3 budget periods) (Last Updated: 4/17/2024 01:40 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (5 budget periods) (Last Updated: 4/17/2024 01:41 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 4/17/2024 01:44 PM ET)
  • DOE Work Proposal for FFRDC, if applicable (see DOE O 412.1A, Attachment 3) (Last Updated: 4/17/2024 01:41 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/17/2024 01:46 PM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 4/19/2024 04:23 PM ET)

Webinar Details

An informational webinar was held on May 10, 2024. There weree no particular advantages or disadvantages to the application evaluation process with respect to participating in the webinar; participation was completely voluntary.

The slide presentation and transcript are available below; the video is available at

https://youtu.be/sSFOq13TnTE
  • Informational Webinar: slide presentation (Last Updated: 5/15/2024 04:24 PM ET)
  • Informational Webinar: transcript (Last Updated: 5/15/2024 04:27 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/20/2024 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/14/2024 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/9/2024 5:00 PM ET – 9/13/2024 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0003345: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0003334 Offshore Wind National and Regional Research and Development

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Offshore Wind National and Regional Research and Development.”

The goal of this FOA is to address several major areas of need for offshore wind. Specifically, WETO intends to address offshore wind research priorities for floating offshore wind systems and fixed-bottom offshore wind foundations, develop technologies to monitor birds and bats offshore, connect domestic manufacturing and supply chain assets to the U.S. and global offshore wind development pipeline, create a university-led center of excellence for floating offshore wind and advance offshore wind turbine lighting protection.

This FOA may target technologies, education, and supply chains with applicability to offshore wind energy deployments in all regions of U.S. waters including the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Great Lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico.

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

  1. Floating Offshore Wind Platform Research and Development
  2. Alternative Fixed-Bottom Offshore Wind Foundation Types and Installation Techniques
  3. Technology Advancement for Bird and Bat Research Offshore
  4. Development of a Manufacturing and Supply Chain Offshore Wind Consortium based in the Great Lakes Region
  5. Floating Offshore Wind Center of Excellence
  6. Protecting the Future Offshore Wind Fleet against Lightning

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

Documents

  • NOI: WETO FY24 Offshore Wind National and Regional Research and Development Priorities (Last Updated: 4/23/2024 12:22 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for this announcement, click here.

DE-FOA-0003327: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0003323 - Water Power Innovation Network

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s 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 “Water Power Innovation Network”.

This FOA supports programs that enable entrepreneurship and accelerate water power innovation, business creation, and growth in communities and regions throughout the U.S. Through this FOA, new and/or expanded incubators and accelerators in water power will be able to collaborate with one another and build a stronger water power innovation network in support of accelerating water power technologies to market.

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0003327 Notice of Intent (Last Updated: 3/27/2024 04:26 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-LC-0000112: FY24 WPTO Hydropower Lab Call

The research and development (R&D) activities to be funded under this lab call will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this lab call will enable innovation in research areas aligned to the WPTO Hydropower Program. In addition, this lab call will emphasize increasing diversity of research staff, increasing diversity of voices in research design, and or increasing quantification and emphasis on supporting underserved communities

This lab call solicits proposals in seven topics that cover three of the five core activity areas in the Hydropower Program, including one program-wide topic supporting the Federal Hydropower Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and DOE’s MOU with the Tennessee Valley Authority.

The three Hydropower Program activity areas and their supporting topics are:

HydroWIRES (Water Innovation for Resilient Electricity System) Activity Area (4 topics)

Topic 1: Modeling Gaps

In partnership with Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), an ongoing HydroWIRES Modeling Gaps project is focusing on developing new models and implementing them with the goal of creating public tools to include robust and updated scenarios for utility planning. Previous work identified seven top modeling gaps to representation of hydropower in power system models. This topic solicits proposals that focus on continued partnership with WECC model users and other practitioners to improve hydro generation representation in power system studies for operation and planning.

Topic 2: Future Grid Strength

HydroWIRES work has highlighted the role of hydropower in providing primary frequency response, ramping, and other benefits during contingency events. While previous studies have offered valuable anecdotes and modeling frameworks, a more comprehensive look at the unique benefits of hydropower at the timescales of grid stability has not been developed yet. This topic solicits proposals that will be comprehensive, national-scale modeling efforts (but with regional insight) that address the unique benefits of hydropower at the timescales of grid stability.

Topic 3: US-Norway Collaboration

Norway is a world leader in hydropower technology, operations, and modeling, which inspired a 2020 US-Norway MOU and international research summit. As HydroCen, the flagship Norwegian research consortium under which these projects were started, concludes, there are new Norwegian and/or European initiatives being launched with similar research themes that may lead to new fruitful international collaborations. This topic solicits new research projects aligned with the HydroWIRES roadmap that are not captured in the existing portfolio or other topics in this call, which are performed in collaboration with Norwegian researchers and/or partners.

Topic 4: Open Topic

This open topic solicits new ideas not captured in the existing HydroWIRES portfolio. Proposals should clearly further the goals of HydroWIRES as described in the research roadmap, and the application should explain how they do this. Collaborations with industry or other external entities outside the labs to co-design, validate, and implement National Lab results are highly encouraged.

Hydrologic Systems Science Activity Area (1 topic):

Topic 5: Extreme Weather and Climate Events:

Extreme events can have devastating effects on the country’s infrastructure, including power generation facilities, and climate change is only increasing the intensity and frequency of extreme events like heat waves, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, inland flooding, and heavy precipitation. This topic solicits new research projects addressing extreme weather and climate events and their effects on hydropower infrastructure, operation, and planning. Proposals of interest will focus on one or more of the following: event classification, modeling, impact quantification, and mitigation and resilience strategies.

Fleet Modernization, Maintenance, & Cybersecurity Activity Area (1 topic):

Topic 6: Smart Maintenance Implementation Assistance

Traditionally, hydropower owners and operators’ maintenance programs have followed prescriptive, time-based maintenance and inspection programs. These programs may lose asset value by conducting maintenance earlier than needed or may not properly adapt to changing operating conditions (e.g., due to increased need for turbine flexibility) leading to increased failure rates. Predictive maintenance mitigates these challenges by using instrumentation, modeling, and data analytics to understand the remaining useful life and failure probabilities of an asset in real time. This topic solicits projects that accelerate the transition to smart maintenance methodologies by streamlining the implementation of new and existing maintenance analytics resources at existing hydropower facilities through programmatic assistance to hydropower asset owners and operators.

The one Hydropower Program-wide topic is:

Topic 7: Federal Hydropower MOU

Federally owned hydropower represents approximately half of the U.S. hydropower nameplate capacity, including many of the largest facilities in the fleet. Maintaining and modernizing this federal fleet requires significant investment and coordination. WPTO supports this coordination through two Memorandums of Understanding (MOU):

This pilot effort topic solicits “quick win” collaborative projects that minimize bandwidth required and solve targeted challenges within the federal hydro fleet.

Documents

  • WPTO_FY24_Hydropower_Lab_Call (Last Updated: 5/9/2024 10:04 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Concept Paper

  • WPTO_Concept_Slide_Template_FY24 (Last Updated: 3/7/2024 03:22 PM ET)

Full Application

  • Summary_Slide_Template_DOE_Generic (Last Updated: 3/7/2024 01:55 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/2/2024 3:00 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/6/2024 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/10/2024 5:00 PM ET – 7/17/2024 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0003209: Regional Resource Hubs for Purpose-Grown Energy Crops

Amendment 000001 - The FOA has been amended in sections I.B. and Appendix H.

Significant RD&D is required to reach the goal of affordable, low-carbon Intensity transportation fuels and chemical products. The RD&D activities to be funded under this FOA will support the government-wide approach to addressing the climate crisis by driving innovation and deployment of clean energy technologies.

The 2024 Regional Resource Hubs for Purpose-Grown Energy Crops FOA supports the focus of the BETO Renewable Carbon Resources Program in developing strategies and supporting technology development to reduce the cost, improve the quality, increase the quantity, and maximize the environmental benefits of using renewable carbon resources. The FOA addresses enabling the mobilization of low carbon intensity purpose-grown energy crops across varied agronomic and geographic landscapes through the generation of data and research findings. The FOA seeks applications that will support resource mobilization, including improvements to quality, yield, cost, mechanization of propagation/planting systems, pest management, carbon intensity reduction, ecosystem services, and more from the cultivation of purpose-grown energy crops. Data generated over the course of four to ten years will be used to improve modeling projections, adapt crops and/or crop management strategies to address varying climates, understand variations in soil and belowground carbon storage, quantify ecosystem services, and reduce the carbon intensity for specified purpose-grown energy crop systems. There is a single Topic Area in this FOA with four Subtopic Areas, each focusing on different feedstock categories.

The Topic Area in this FOA seeks to address the following R&D needs:

Topic Area 1: Purpose-Grown Energy Crops

The objective this Topic Area is to fund projects that will enable the mobilization of low carbon intensity purpose-grown energy crops across varied agronomic and geographic landscapes through the generation of data and research findings. Each application selected from this FOA will become a member of the larger Regional Biomass Resource Hub Initiative (RBRH) that will work together with BETO’s established Regional Resource Hub Initiative Coordinator, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), to coordinate experimental plans, report data, and collectively achieve the FOA and Initiative objectives. Each submitted application must specify only one of the following Subtopic Areas.

Subtopic Area 1a. Algae

The objective of Subtopic Area 1a is to support projects that seek to cultivate and harvest as much algae from their given system(s) as possible each year for at least three years. The deliberate cultivation of algae with non-potable water, including all types of microalgae, cyanobacteria, and macroalgae, and algae grown to treat wastewaters is of interest.

Subtopic Area 1b: Herbaceous Energy Crops

Subtopic Area 1b is centered on enhancing the mobilization of low-carbon intensity herbaceous energy crops across varied agronomic landscapes. For the purposes of Subtopic Area 1b, “herbaceous energy crops” is defined as perennial plants and grasses that live for more than two years and are harvested annually after taking two to three years to reach full productivity. Examples of herbaceous energy crops include, but are not limited to, switchgrass, miscanthus, high-biomass sorghum, wheatgrass, and energycane.

Subtopic Area 1c: Intermediate Energy Crops

For the purposes of Subtopic Area 1c, “intermediate energy crops” are defined as crops planted between the harvest of a main crop and sowing of the next crop. Typically grown for environmental benefits such as increasing soil carbon or reducing nutrient leaching and soil erosion, intermediate energy crops have the additional potential to be harvested for conversion into low carbon intensity fuels and products.

Subtopic Area 1d: Short-Rotation Woody Crops

Subtopic Area 1d is focused on enhancing the mobilization of short-rotation woody crops across various geographic landscapes by performing regional field trials to examine long term yield and sustainability. For the purposes of Subtopic Area 1d, “short-rotation woody crops” is defined as fast-growing trees that are harvested within five to eight years of planting. Such trees include, but may not be limited to, species such as, hybrid poplar and shrub willow.

Please note: Due to INL’s role as Initiative Coordinator and involvement in FOA strategy discussions, INL is not eligible to apply for funding as a Prime Recipient under the FOA and may not be proposed as a Subrecipient on another entity’s application. Any application that includes INL as a Prime Recipient or Subrecipient will be deemed ineligible, non-responsive, and will not be further considered.

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

Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to FY24RRHCropsFOA@ee.doe.gov.

The required Concept Paper due date for this FOA is 3/14/2024 at 5PM ET. The Full Application due date for this FOA is 06/13/2024 at 5PM ET.

As stated in the Notice of Intent (search DE-FOA-0003233 in XCHANGE), a Teaming Partner List has been compiled to encourage collaboration and facilitate the formation of new project teams. Visit: TPL-0000037: Teaming Partner List for FOA DE-FOA-0003209 Regional Resource Hubs for Purpose-Grown Energy Crops.

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-0003209 Regional Resource Hubs for Purpose-Grown Energy Crops Amendment 000001 (Last Updated: 2/23/2024 02:23 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0003209 Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 6/12/2024 04:09 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 2/6/2024 04:30 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance Instructions (Last Updated: 2/6/2024 04:30 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (3 BPs) (Last Updated: 2/6/2024 04:31 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (5 BPs) (Last Updated: 2/6/2024 04:31 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/6/2024 04:56 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 2/6/2024 04:57 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 2/6/2024 04:57 PM ET)
  • DOE/NNSA FFRDC Field Work Proposal and Authorization (Last Updated: 2/7/2024 10:23 AM ET)
  • Technical Datasheet Template for Subtopic 1a Algae (Last Updated: 2/7/2024 10:25 AM ET)
  • Locations of Work Template (Last Updated: 4/12/2024 10:45 AM ET)
  • 10 Budget Period Budget Justification Template - Non-OMB Approved. (Last Updated: 5/17/2024 12:54 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/14/2024 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/13/2024 5:00 PM ET

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for this announcement, click here.

DE-FOA-0003097: Marine Energy Foundational R&D

Modification 0002: The purpose of this modification is to revise the Estimated Funding Table for Topic Area 2a.

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Modification 0001: The purpose of this modification is to revise the deadlines for the Full Application and Reply to Reviewer Comments submissions.

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The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) and the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO).

This FOA supports foundational research at domestic institutions of higher education, including Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), to address challenges faced by marine energy industries and spur innovation and development. Universities offer an array of exceptional capabilities and resources that create a rich ecosystem for high-level research combining intellectual capital, advanced infrastructure, a commitment to knowledge creation and dissemination, and a training ground for the next generation of scientists and scholars.

This FOA will provide funding for foundational R&D activities to advance marine energy and offshore wind technologies, enabling broader utilization of ocean renewable energy sources through the following topic areas:

  1. Publicly Available Marine Energy Data Analysis & Test Platform(s) to Produce Publicly Available Data
  2. Sustainable & Scalable Offshore Wind, Marine Energy, and Aquaculture
  3. Undergraduate Senior Design and/or Research Project
  4. Open Topic Area


Please Note: 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

  • Mod_0002_DE-FOA-0003097_Marine_Energy_Foundational_R&D_FOA (Last Updated: 4/11/2024 11:21 AM ET)
  • Q&A Spreadsheet (Updated 05-07-2024) (Last Updated: 5/7/2024 01:52 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 1/8/2024 02:02 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (Last Updated: 1/8/2024 02:02 PM ET)
  • Locations of Work spreadsheet (Last Updated: 4/22/2024 01:39 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/8/2024 02:04 PM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 2/5/2024 11:11 AM ET)
  • Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/8/2024 02:04 PM ET)

Webinar Details

Public informational webinar will be held on Wednesday January 24, 2024 at 3:00 pm ET/1:00 pm MT

Please use the link to register for the webinar: https://doe.webex.com/weblink/register/r8d2866225ef89ec56c2dcbdd107f53cf

  • FOA 3097 Informational Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 1/25/2024 11:37 AM ET)
  • FOA 3097 Informational Webinar Video (Last Updated: 2/9/2024 11:38 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/20/2024 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/6/2024 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/13/2024 8:00 PM ET – 7/19/2024 5:00 PM ET

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for this announcement, click here.

DE-FOA-0003206: Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) Fiscal Year 2024 Cross-Sector Technologies FOA

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is issued by the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) to advance transformational cross-sector technologies and innovations needed to reduce industrial energy use and GHG emissions through high-impact applied research, development, and pilot-scale technology validation and demonstration projects. The RD&D activities to be funded under this FOA will advance the strategies identified in DOE’s Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap and will support the goals of the Industrial Heat Shot, ultimately helping put the nation on a pathway to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The Topic Areas included in this FOA are:

  • Topic Area 1: Electrification of Industrial Heat
  • Topic Area 2: Efficient Energy Use in Industrial Systems
  • Topic Area 3: Decarbonizing Organic Wastewater and Wet Waste Treatment

IEDO expects additional funding opportunities to focus on transformational technologies to address subsector-specific challenges in energy- and emissions-intensive industries.

This FOA is part of DOE’s Technologies for Industrial Emissions Reduction Development (TIEReD) Program. This program leverages resources across DOE’s applied research offices to invest in fundamental science, research, development, initial pilot-scale demonstrations projects, and technical assistance and workforce development. Rooted in the principles identified in the 2022 Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap, DOE is building an innovation pipeline to accelerate the development and adoption of industrial decarbonization technologies. The TIEReD Program leverages resources, expertise, and investments from the Offices of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), Nuclear Energy (NE), ARPA-E, and Science (SC) to achieve deep decarbonization across the U.S. industrial sector. The program complements the demonstration and large-scale deployment efforts led by DOE's Offices of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) and Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) and the Loan Programs Office (LPO).


MOD0001

Changes include an update to the following section:

In Section I.B. on page 9, within Topic Areas, the description of Tier 2 projects was updated to eliminate phases and to require 50% cost share.


MOD0002

Changes include updates to the folloing sections:

In Section I.B on page 11, within Topic Areas, an edit was made in the Note on IEDO FY23 Multi-Topic FOA paragraph. “…anticipated to be covered…” was removed in the first sentence.

In Section III.iii on page 34, within Topic Area Eligibility, an edit was made to the bulleted list of entities eligible as subrecipients but not eligible as prime recipients. “whether for profit or otherwise” was removed in the second bullet, Foreign Entities.

In Section III.B.vi. on page 37, within the first paragraph of the Cost Share Payment section, the last sentence was deleted.


MOD0003

Changes include updates to the following sections:

In Section I.B on page 28, within Topic Area 3, “Applications that employ algae in any part of the treatment process” was added to the Not of Interest statement.


MOD0004

Changes include updates to the following sections:

On the cover page of the FOA, the Submission Deadline for Full Applications has been updated to 3/26/2024 at 5:00 PM ET.

On the cover page of the FOA, the Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments has been updated to 5/3/2024 at 5:00 PM ET.

On the cover page of the FOA, the Expected Date of EERE Selection Notifications has been updated to 7/30/2024.


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).

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0003206_IEDO_FY24_Cross_Sector_Technologies_FOA_MOD_0004 (Last Updated: 2/16/2024 05:05 PM ET)
  • FY24 IEDO CST FOA Q&A Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 3/14/2024 08:48 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • Application_for_Federal_Assistance_(SF-424) (Last Updated: 11/7/2023 04:07 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(3_BPs) (Last Updated: 11/7/2023 04:10 PM ET)
  • Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities_(SF-LLL) (Last Updated: 11/7/2023 04:10 PM ET)
  • Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 11/7/2023 04:11 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 11/16/2023 11:28 AM ET)
  • Locations_of_Work (Last Updated: 11/16/2023 11:28 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/18/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/26/2024 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/6/2024 7:00 PM ET – 5/10/2024 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0003103: Strategies to Increase Hydropower Flexibility

Modification 0004: The purpose of this modification is to extend Full Application deadline from 5/3/24 to 5/17/24 and revise the Expected Submission deadline for Replies to Reviewer comments from 6/28/24 to 7/12/24.

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Modification 0003: The purpose of this modification is to revise cost share requirements for federally recognized Indian Tribes under Topic Area 1.

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Modification 0002: The purpose of this modification is to extend the Concept Paper deadline to February 9, 2024, and revise the deadlines for Full Applications and the Reply to Reviewer Comments.

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Modification 0001: The purpose of this modification is to extend the Concept Paper deadline to February 1, 2024, and revise the deadlines for Full Applications and the Reply to Reviewer Comments.

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This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO).

This FOA supports three complementary strategies for increasing the flexibility of hydropower: demonstrating hydropower hybrids, supporting innovative advanced hydropower equipment, and developing new operational strategies. WPTO’s HydroWIRES Initiative seeks to understand, enable, and improve the contribution of hydropower, including pumped storage hydropower (PSH) to reliability, resilience, and integration in the rapidly evolving U.S. electricity system. Hydropower’s flexibility is central to enhancing all these contributions. Through these three topics, this FOA will develop a suite of advancements that improve hydropower flexibility at multiple scales: improved components within the plant, improved hybridized capabilities at the plant interconnection, and improved operations across the fleet.

  1. Hydropower Hybrids Demonstration
  2. Technologies to Increase Flexibility
  3. Operational Flexibility


Please Note: 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

  • DE-FOA-0003103 - Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 5/10/2024 05:47 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0003103 - Question & Answer Spreadsheet (updated 05-15-2024) (Last Updated: 5/15/2024 06:14 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 11/15/2023 01:24 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 11/15/2023 01:24 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/15/2023 01:26 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 11/15/2023 01:26 PM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 2/5/2024 11:07 AM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 4/22/2024 01:47 PM ET)

Webinar Details

Public informational webinar will be held on Thursday November 30, 2023 at 2:30 pm ET/12:30 pm MT

The “WPTO FOA 3103 Informational Webinar” video. Thank you.

https://youtu.be/QdllUXQqxbk

  • DE-FOA-0003103_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation (Last Updated: 12/14/2023 04:30 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/9/2024 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/17/2024 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/8/2024 5:00 PM ET – 7/12/2024 5:00 PM ET

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for this announcement, click here.

DE-FOA-0003137: Notice of Intent to Issue: Funding Announcement Number DE-FOA-0003072

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office and the Vehicles Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “WASTE: Waste Analysis and Strategies for Transportation End-uses”.

If issued, this FOA will support the development of planning and strategies for utilizing organic waste as a feedstock for various transportation fuel end products. For many communities, organic waste streams present a variety of economic, environmental, and social sustainability challenges. These waste streams include food waste, municipal wastewater sludges, animal manure, fats, oils, and greases. There are significant costs associated with management of organic waste, including treatment, stabilization, hauling, and disposal costs or tipping fees. These waste streams also represent major sources of greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to other environmental issues including air and water quality degradation. Increasingly, State and local laws and regulations are requiring that organic waste streams be diverted from landfills, necessitating the implementation of new processing strategies and development of novel business models to meet these requirements.

Municipal entities and local transit authorities also have significant local demand for the energy that can be derived from these waste streams. There are examples where waste-derived biogas or renewable natural gas[1] (RNG) are being used to fuel bus fleets and trash collection vehicles or produce hydrogen for hydrogen-fueled vehicles. These opportunities are often community-specific, and the planned FOA is intended to help communities realize these or similar synergies between waste infrastructure and sustainable transportation needs. Permissible fuels from projects funded under this FOA could include renewable natural gas, partially upgraded biogas, hydrogen, biocrude, renewable diesel, renewable di-methyl-ether, or others.

[1] Note: unless otherwise indicated, for purposes of this FOA, “renewable natural gas” is biogas that has been upgraded to pipeline standard gas and/or another pipeline-transportable, fungible standard.

Recognizing that communities may be at different stages in their planning efforts, the planned FOA will seek a phased approach to achieve the outcomes described above. Topic Area 1 is intended to support feasibility studies. For communities that may have already identified potential solutions for their waste/transportation needs, Topic Area 2 would support more detailed engineering design work to position these entities for future projects and demonstrations.

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

Topic Area 1 is aimed at helping move communities beyond a conceptualization phase by supporting in-depth feasibility analysis relating to waste-to-fuels approaches. While technical assistance programs can accomplish some of these objectives, direct financial assistance can close this capacity gap.

Topic Area 2 is targeted toward communities that have previously completed feasibility analyses and are seeking funding to further refine their project concept. Lack of municipal and non-profit staff capacity and availability of funding often puts detailed design work out of reach for many communities; Topic Area 2 is intended to close that gap for completing detailed engineering design. Topic Area 2 will also allow a limited amount of experimental work, intended to generate the data required to refine the engineering design and/or data needed for permitting or air quality analysis. The experimental work can either take place on-site or be done remotely, provided the waste streams being used are sourced from the recipient community. Model waste streams will not be permitted. The use of real waste streams (as opposed to model waste streams) will increase the likelihood of technical success by ensuring the process is sufficiently robust.

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue these FOAs 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 FOAs have been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

EERE plans to issue the FOAs in or around December 2023 via the EERE eXCHANGE website https://eere-eXCHANGE.energy.gov/. If Applicants wish to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding these FOAs, they should register in EERE eXCHANGE. When the FOAs are released, applications will be accepted only through EERE eXCHANGE.

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for this announcement, click here.

DE-FOA-0003158: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2024

Modification 0001

This modification incorporates the following changes:

Section I.B: Revised Performance Goal/Target Outcomes for Subtopic 1B.

Section III.E.i: Replaced Value/Funding and Cost Share sections with Section III.E.i.c. Funding, Cost Share, and Subaward with FFRDCs.

Additional revisions made throughout to align with the newest FOA template. Please download and review the FOA document for complete details. The Modifications table begins on page 2.

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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office (BTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2024”.

The 2024 BENEFIT FOA will invest up to $30M (subject to appropriations) across four topic areas:

Topic 1: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning and Water Heating

Technologies with improved materials, components, equipment design, and engineering, lower cost manufacturing processes, and easier installation.

Topic 2: Innovative, Replicable, and Low-Cost Roof and Attic Retrofits

Technologies for affordable and scalable roof and attic retrofits that improve energy efficiency and address air and water infiltration.

Topic 3: Building Resilience and Capacity Constraints

Novel approaches to maintain essential loads during blackouts and add power capacity to buildings without the need for major infrastructure upgrades; localized thermal management systems and thermally resilient building envelopes to provide cooling and overheating protection against extreme heat events.

Topic 4: Commercial Lighting Retrofit Advancements

Low-cost, high-quality retrofit solutions for lagging sectors in energy-efficient lighting adoption (schools, certain commercial buildings).

DOE is compiling a Teaming Partner List to facilitate the formation of project teams for this FOA. The Teaming Partner List allows organizations that may wish to participate on a project to express their interest to other applicants and explore potential partnerships. Please see the Teaming List section of the FOA document for more information.

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

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (EERE-eXCHANGESupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE system administrators will assist applicants in resolving issues.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0003158-Buildings_Energy_Efficiency_Frontiers_&_Innovation_Technologies_(BENEFIT)_-_2024_Mod_0001 (Last Updated: 2/8/2024 10:34 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0003158_BENEFIT_FY24_-_Q&A (Last Updated: 4/15/2024 02:17 PM ET)
  • USA_GA_Atlanta.Municipal (Last Updated: 12/21/2023 01:42 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 11/3/2023 01:21 PM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 11/3/2023 01:22 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(3_BPs) (Last Updated: 11/3/2023 01:23 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 11/3/2023 01:23 PM ET)
  • Locations_of_Work (Last Updated: 1/29/2024 12:40 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/18/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/5/2024 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/10/2024 5:00 PM ET – 4/15/2024 5:00 PM ET

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for this announcement, click here.

DE-FOA-0003205: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity DE-FOA-0003206: IEDO Fiscal Year 2024 Cross-Sector Technologies FOA

This notice is intended to announce a potential FOA that will aim to advance the strategies identified in the Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap and support the goals of the Industrial Heat Shot™ through a focus on cross-sector approaches for industrial decarbonization. Cross-sector technologies are decarbonization- enabling components, equipment, and systems that underpin processes and products across the industrial sector. Key themes of IEDO’s strategy for cross-sector technologies include:

1. Transforming electricity into useful industrial heat cost competitively and without putting undue stress on the grid;
2. Developing combustion systems that enable fuel switching to hydrogen and other low- carbon fuels;
3. Developing systems for the onsite production, storage, delivery, and recovery of energy;
4. Reducing barriers to the integration of low-carbon electricity with industrial loads;
5. Improving the energy efficiency of industrial processes; and
6. Reducing the energy used for industrial water and wastewater treatment.

The FOA will address a subset of these priorities, as described in the topics listed below. Topics 1 and 2 are anticipated to allow for multiple tiers of funding: a lower tier for research and development-only projects and a higher tier for projects that include scope for technology demonstration integrated into industrial operations. All topics are expected to allow applications between Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3 and 7.

Topic Area 1 - Electrification of Industrial Heat
Topic Area 2 - Next-Generation Energy Systems
Topic Area 3 - Decarbonizing Organic Wastewater and Wet Waste Treatment

EERE plans to issue the FOA on or about November 2023 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.

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

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_DE-FOA-0003205_IEDO_FY24_Cross-Sector_Technologies_FOA (Last Updated: 10/22/2023 09:48 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0003189: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0003103

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 "Strategies to Increase Hydropower Flexibility."

The FOA supports complementary strategies for increasing and improving the flexibility of hydropower at multiple scales.  WPTO’s HydroWIRES Initiative seeks to understand, enable, and improve the contribution of hydropower, including pumped storage hydropower (PSH) to reliability, resilience, and integration in the rapidly evolving U.S. electricity system. Hydropower’s flexibility is central to enhancing all these contributions.

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

  1. Hybridized Hydropower Demonstration
  2. Technologies to Increase Flexibility
  3. Operational Flexibility

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0003189_Notice_of_Intent (Last Updated: 10/12/2023 08:03 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for this announcement, click here.

TPL-0000025: DE-FOA-0003121: Installation Noise Reduction and Reliable Moorings for Offshore Wind and Marine Energy

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) on behalf of the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), as well as the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). The goals of this FOA are to:

  • Improve the reliability of moorings for floating offshore wind energy and marine energy converters; and
  • Reduce noise associated with installing fixed-bottom offshore wind energy foundations.

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for the announcement, click here.

DE-FOA-0003121: Installation Noise Reduction and Reliable Moorings for Offshore Wind and Marine Energy

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) on behalf of the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), as well as the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). The goals of this FOA are to:

  • Improve the reliability of moorings for floating offshore wind energy and marine energy converters; and
  • Reduce noise associated with installing fixed-bottom offshore wind energy foundations.

Please Note: 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

  • Funding_Opportunity_Announcement_(FOA)_DE-FOA-0003121.0004 (Last Updated: 2/29/2024 05:19 PM ET)
  • FOA 3121 Q&A Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 2/29/2024 08:35 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 7/19/2023 01:16 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (3 BPs) (Last Updated: 7/19/2023 01:16 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL (Disclosure of Lobbying Activities) (Last Updated: 7/19/2023 01:18 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 9/28/2023 07:14 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 2/21/2024 01:16 PM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 7/19/2023 01:26 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/9/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/1/2024 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/30/2024 8:00 AM ET – 9/30/2024 5:00 PM ET

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for this announcement, click here.

DE-FOA-0003129: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0003097

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) and the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Marine Energy University Foundational R&D."

This FOA supports EERE’s goals of increasing energy affordability, domestic economic prosperity, and energy security while enhancing the reliability and resiliency of the U.S. power grid. To achieve these goals, WPTO and WETO will fund research related to marine energy renewable energy technologies under this FOA. Marine energy is inclusive of energy from waves, tides, currents, and/or ocean thermal gradients.

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

  1. Open-Source Marine Energy Converter (MEC) Test Platforms to Produce Open-Source Data
  2. Sustainable & Scalable Offshore Wind, Marine Energy, and Aquaculture
  3. Undergraduate Senior Design and/or Research Project Development
  4. Open Topic

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0003129_Notice_of_Intent (Last Updated: 8/24/2023 10:49 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for this announcement, click here.

DE-FOA-0002845: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 41006(a)(2): U.S. Tidal Energy Advancement

Modification 0003:

The purpose of this modification is to include language for TA2 applications outlining requirements for Letters of Intent, Letters of Support, and Letters of Commitment on page 45 and to update Letters of Commitment language in Section IV.D.iv on page 94. These are required for TA2.

Modification 0002:

The purpose of this modification is to clarify language to:

Better distinguish between site market transformation and technology transformation plan (pages 20, 27, 28, 38, 121, 121).

Further clarifying teaming arrangements in full applications between site developer and technology developers, demonstrating past successful relevant experiences and further demonstrating commitments between partners (page 124).

Highlight of the importance of site commercialization and technology integration, removing potentially confusing references to any 'product' commercialization (page 121).

Highlight stakeholder support to commercialization of the site in the Industry Adoption Plan (page 122).

Modification 0001:

1. The purpose of this modification is to clarify language on Page 17: WPTO's longer term vision for the site is to have this site expand to include additional devices.

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The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 41006(a)(2): U.S. Tidal Energy Advancement” to significantly advance the state of tidal and/or current technologies in the U.S. Awards made under this FOA will be funded with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act[1], more commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Through this FOA, DOE will invest $35,000,000 under Section 41006(a)(2) to fund the first large-scale investment for the development of a pilot tidal and/or current Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) site in the U.S., with the aim to position tidal and/or current energy generation as a key clean energy contributor ready for net-zero emissions power sector while creating good jobs. An additional $10,000,000 under Section 41006(a)(2) will be invested in a community-led tidal and/or current energy project, where balancing community energy priorities and technology innovation will accelerate tidal and current energy technologies for the generation of power to promote the resilience and economic development of coastal communities.

Topic Area 1: Tidal and/or Current Site Development

Topic Area 2: Community-Led Tidal and/or Current Energy Planning and Project Execution (Applications must be submitted under DE-TA2-0002845)

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

Documents

  • BIL 41006.a2 EERE Tidal FOA FINAL MOD 0003 (Last Updated: 8/24/2023 05:34 PM ET)
  • FOA2845 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 41006(a)(2) U.S. Tidal Energy Advancement Webinar – Text Version (Last Updated: 6/29/2023 12:09 PM ET)
  • Q&A Spreadsheet DE-FOA-0002845 (Updated on 10/12/2023) (Last Updated: 10/12/2023 11:41 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • SOPO Template FOA 2845 TA1 (Last Updated: 5/4/2023 05:21 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (5 BPs) (Last Updated: 4/27/2023 11:43 AM ET)
  • SF-424 Federal Financial Report (Last Updated: 5/5/2023 10:40 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/27/2023 09:40 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 4/27/2023 09:41 AM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 5/5/2023 10:40 AM ET)

Webinar Details

An Informational Webinar will be held on May 30, 2023.

(https://doe.webex.com/weblink/register/rffe17dc1ebf741411b185162bdddb624)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/5/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/25/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/8/2023 11:00 AM ET – 9/21/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-TA2-0002845: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 41006(a)(2) U.S. Tidal Energy Advancement

Modification 0003:

The purpose of this modification is to include language for TA2 applications outlining requirements for Letters of Intent, Letters of Support, and Letters of Commitment on page 45 and to update Letters of Commitment language in Section IV.D.iv on page 94. These are required for TA2.

Modification 0002:

The purpose of this modification is to clarify language to:

Better distinguish between site market transformation and technology transformation plan (pages 20, 27, 28, 38, 121, 121).

Further clarifying teaming arrangements in full applications between site developer and technology developers, demonstrating past successful relevant experiences and further demonstrating commitments between partners (page 124).

Highlight of the importance of site commercialization and technology integration, removing potentially confusing references to any 'product' commercialization (page 121).

Highlight stakeholder support to commercialization of the site in the Industry Adoption Plan (page 122).

Modification 0001:

The purpose of this modification is to clarify language on Page 17: WPTO's longer term vision for the site is to have this site expand to include additional devices.

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Topic Area 2 Applicants only

The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 41006(a)(2): U.S. Tidal Energy Advancement” to significantly advance the state of tidal and/or current technologies in the U.S. Awards made under this FOA will be funded with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act[1], more commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Through this FOA, DOE will invest $35,000,000 under Section 41006(a)(2) to fund the first large-scale investment for the development of a pilot tidal and/or current Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) site in the U.S., with the aim to position tidal and/or current energy generation as a key clean energy contributor ready for net-zero emissions power sector while creating good jobs. An additional $10,000,000 under Section 41006(a)(2) will be invested in a community-led tidal and/or current energy project, where balancing community energy priorities and technology innovation will accelerate tidal and current energy technologies for the generation of power to promote the resilience and economic development of coastal communities.

Topic Area 1: Tidal and/or Current Site Development (Applications must be submitted under DE-FOA-0002845)

Topic Area 2: Community-Led Tidal and/or Current Energy Planning and Project Execution (Applications must be submitted under DE-TA2-0002845)


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

Documents

  • BIL 41006.a2 EERE Tidal DE-FOA-0002845 FINAL MOD 0003 (Last Updated: 8/24/2023 05:38 PM ET)
  • FOA2845 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 41006(a)(2) U.S. Tidal Energy Advancement Webinar – Text Version (Last Updated: 6/29/2023 12:10 PM ET)
  • Q&A Spreadsheet DE-FOA-0002845 (Updated on 10/12/2023) (Last Updated: 10/12/2023 11:42 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • SOPO Template FOA 2845 TA2 (Last Updated: 5/4/2023 05:24 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (3 BPs) (Last Updated: 4/28/2023 04:10 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Federal Financial Report (Last Updated: 5/5/2023 10:36 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/28/2023 04:13 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 4/28/2023 04:13 PM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 4/28/2023 04:14 PM ET)

Webinar Details

An Informational Webinar will be held on May 30, 2023 at 3:00pm ET.

(https://doe.webex.com/weblink/register/rffe17dc1ebf741411b185162bdddb624)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 7/13/2023 11:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/19/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 12/5/2023 4:00 PM ET – 12/8/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-LC-0000019: Technical Resources for Industrial Pursuit of Lower Emissions (TRIPLE)

Mod. No. 0001

Description of Modification:  

On Pages 36 and 41, removed erroneous references to Authorization for non-DOE/NNSA or DOE/NNSA FFRDCs, as the document is not a required element of Applications to this Lab Call.

Lab Call Description:

The Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) is issuing this lab call to solicit proposals to support the Technical Assistance and Workforce Development subprogram. Activities will support the subprogram’s focus on delivering technical assistance and developing partnerships with industry to increase the adoption of energy efficiency, decarbonization technologies, energy management programs, and water/waste reduction technologies and practices across the industrial sector. Topic areas will follow the recommendations of DOE’s Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap and enable expansion and integration of programmatic activities in the areas of energy efficiency, energy management systems, onsite renewables and storage, energy-water nexus, and workforce development. Topic areas include:

Topic 1: Onsite Energy Deployment Program Support – This topic seeks proposals for a technical analysis team that will provide subject matter expertise, research, and analysis covering a broad range of renewable and storage technologies in support of the overall Onsite Energy Program.

Topic 2: Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Accelerator – This topic seeks proposals to launch a CEA Accelerator to demonstrate the energy, water, and decarbonization benefits that can be achieved through efficient operation of CEA.

Topic 3: Multiple Benefits Resources – This topic seeks proposals to establish a protocol to help manufacturers understand how to uncover and quantify multiple or non-energy benefits during energy efficiency and decarbonization assessments in manufacturing plants.

Topic 4: Workforce Development Consortium – This topic seeks proposals to launch a workforce development consortium that will convene and financially support three-to-five key manufacturing workforce organizations running successful regional- or industry-specific programs that can be scaled to national and broad reach.

Documents

  • DE-LC-0000019.0001 (Last Updated: 4/27/2023 04:43 PM ET)
  • IEDO_LC-0000019_Q&A__5-4-2023 (Last Updated: 5/4/2023 04:27 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/19/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002855: Decarbonization of Water Resource Recovery Facilities (D-WRRF)

Modification 0002

Changes include updates to the following sections:

1. II.A.i. Estimated Funding
2. III.A.iv. Domestic Entities
3. III.A.v. Foreign Entities
4. Updated file size maximum to 50MB in Sections IV.B and IV.D.i.
5. IV.D.i. Full Application Content Requirements
6. IV.D.iii. Resumes
7. IV.D.xvii. Current and Pending Support
8. IV.J.ix. Risk Assessment

9. VIII.N Export Control
10. Appendix C. Waiver Requests FOR: 1. Foreign Entity Participation;and 2. Foreign Work
11. Appendix D. Required Use of American Iron, Steel, ManufacturedProducts, and Construction Materials
12. Added Section IV.D.xviii. Transparency of Foreign Connections
13. Added Section IV.D.xix. Potentially Duplicative Funding Notice
14. Added Section IV.J.xi. Prohibition Related to Foreign Government-Sponsored Talent Recruitment Programs
15. Added Section IV.J.xii. Foreign Collaboration Considerations
16. Added Section VI.B.xx. Interim Conflict of Interest Policy forFinancial Assistance
17. Added Section VI.B.xxii. Fraud, Waste and Abuse
18. Added Section VIII.O. Prohibition on Certain Telecommunicationsand Video Surveillance Services or Equipment
19. Added an additional category of applications specifically not ofinterest in Section I.C.

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Modification 0001

Corrected typo in page limit of Diversity Equity and Inclusion Plan in Section IV.D (page 33) and updated formatting throughout document.

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

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

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

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

Please see the full FOA in the DOCUMENTS section below.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002855.0002 Decarbonization of Water Resource Recovery Facilities (D-WRRF) (Last Updated: 3/8/2023 11:29 AM ET)
  • Question & Answer Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 5/12/2023 11:15 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 12/7/2022 05:29 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 12/7/2022 05:27 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 12/7/2022 05:30 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 12/7/2022 05:22 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/27/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/3/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/4/2023 7:00 PM ET – 5/12/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002788: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2022/2023

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office (BTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2022/2023”.

The 2022/2023 BENEFIT FOA will invest up to $15.35M - $45.2M across 5 topic areas to allow all interested parties to research and develop high-impact, cost-effective technologies and practices that will reduce carbon emissions, improve flexibility and resilience, as well as lower energy costs.

Topic 1: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning and Water Heating: Technologies with improved materials, components, equipment design and engineering, lower cost manufacturing processes, and easier installation.

Topic 2: Thermal Energy Storage (TES): Development and validation of next generation plug-and-play TES products with improved cost and performance and ease of installation to accelerate adoption of TES in HVAC applications.

Topic 3: Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS): Development, validation, and demonstration of product innovations that reduce the cost of BESS integration, improve the coordination between distributed BESS and the electrical grid, as well as help meet building decarbonization targets.

Topic 4: Plug Loads/Lighting: Integration of plug load controls with connected lighting systems in commercial buildings with minimal cost and complexity to support building electrification.

Topic 5: Opaque Building Envelope: Development, validation, and demonstration of high-impact, affordable. opaque building envelope retrofit and diagnostic technologies.

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

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

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002788_BENEFIT_2022-2023_FOA (Last Updated: 1/27/2023 12:10 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002788_BENEFIT_2022-2023_-_Teaming_Partner_List_3-23-2023 (Last Updated: 3/24/2023 10:57 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002788_BENEFIT_2022-23_-_Q&A (Last Updated: 4/6/2023 04:02 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO)_BENEFIT22-23 (Last Updated: 1/12/2023 09:14 AM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 12/7/2022 02:33 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_Workbook_(3_BPs) (Last Updated: 12/7/2022 02:34 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 12/7/2022 02:34 PM ET)
  • Project_Management_Plan_(PMP)_BENEFIT22-23 (Last Updated: 1/12/2023 09:40 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/7/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/5/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/16/2023 5:00 PM ET – 5/24/2023 5:00 PM ET

TPL-0000003: Teaming Partner List for Water Power Technologies Office BIL FOA "U.S. Tidal Energy Advancement" as described in the Revised Notice of Intent No. DE-FOA-0002847

DOE is compiling a “Teaming Partner List” to facilitate the formation of new project teams for a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 41006(a)(2): U.S. Tidal Energy Advancement as described in the Revised Notice of Intent No. DE-FOA-0002847.

The Teaming Partner List allows organizations who may wish to participate on an application to express their interest to other applicants and to explore potential partnerships.

Updates to the Teaming Partner List will be available in the EERE Exchange website. The Teaming Partner List will be regularly updated to reflect new teaming partners who provide their organization’s information.

Contact Information

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for the announcement, click here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

  • FEMP AFFECT FY22 FAC (Last Updated: 12/1/2022 05:45 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002700 Questions and Answers (Last Updated: 2/28/2023 06:25 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

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

Webinar Details

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

Registration is closed.

Webinar recording:

https://youtu.be/paEVOEJECks

  • AFFECT 2022 Appropriations FAC Webinar 12-15-2022 (Last Updated: 12/19/2022 02:56 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

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

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

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


Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002787_Notice_of_Intent-BENEFIT-2022_FOA (Last Updated: 10/24/2022 05:58 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002787_BENEFIT-2022_Teaming_Partner_List_12-13-2022 (Last Updated: 12/13/2022 05:24 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

Modification 0004

1. Update the Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments to May 8, 2023.

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Modification 0003

1. Add the details for the Buy America Requirements for Infrastructure Projects Waiver Requests in Section IV.D.xv.

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Modification 0002:

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

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Modification 0001:

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

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

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

1. Hydropower Retrofits for Non-Powered Dams;

2. Innovative Pumped Storage Hydropower Technologies; and

3. Hydropower R&D by Emerging Organizations.

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




Documents

  • FOA 2731 Webinar (Last Updated: 11/3/2022 07:35 PM ET)
  • FOA 2731 Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 5/3/2023 11:39 AM ET)
  • FOA 2731 Q&A Spreadsheet (updated 08/03/2023) (Last Updated: 8/3/2023 04:23 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner list (updated 01/18/2023) (Last Updated: 1/18/2023 11:57 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

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

Webinar Details

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

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


Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/1/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/6/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/2/2023 5:00 PM ET – 5/8/2023 5:00 PM ET

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

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


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


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

Documents

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

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

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

Webinar Details

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

Please use the link below to register in advance:

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

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA0002802_Pumped_Storage_Hydropower (Last Updated: 10/18/2022 02:10 PM ET)
  • Q&A Spreadsheet for DE-FOA-0002802 (updated 12/15/2022) (Last Updated: 12/15/2022 02:52 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List 11.23.22 (Last Updated: 11/23/2022 03:21 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 10/12/2022 02:17 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 10/12/2022 02:18 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL (Last Updated: 10/12/2022 02:19 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application (Last Updated: 12/21/2022 10:33 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 10/12/2022 02:20 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 11/17/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/15/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 1/30/2023 5:00 AM ET – 2/3/2023 5:00 PM ET

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

Modification 0001:

The purpose of this modification is to announce the addition of a $10 million topic area to its proposed funding opportunity DE-EE0002845 BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW (BIL), SECTION 41006(A)(2): U.S. TIDAL ENERGY ADVANCEMENT to advance tidal and current energy systems, bringing the total funding to $45 million. This new topic area will support at least one tidal or current energy planning and execution project in the United States, preferably led by a community-based organization or local/municipal government entity. With the addition of this topic area, WPTO’s funding opportunity will advance a comprehensive approach to tidal and current energy development in the United States, ranging from funding community-led planning and project execution to making the first large-scale investment in a tidal research, development, and demonstration site.

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

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

The overall goals of this FOA are to:

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

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

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

Documents

  • Revised_Notice_of_Intent_No (Last Updated: 1/9/2023 11:24 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for this announcement, click here.

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

Modification 0003:

This modification:

1. Extended Full Application due date from 2/24/23 to 3/02/23.

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Modification 0002:

This modification: 

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

2. Added additional desalination resources to Appendix I.

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Modification 0001:

This modification: 

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

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

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

4. Added in Appendix I for Desalination resources.

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

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

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

Topic Area 3: Ocean Current Test Facility Feasability Assessment


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

Documents

  • FOA Modification 0003: Marine Energy Systems Innovation at Sea FOA (Updated on 2/21/2023). (Last Updated: 2/21/2023 01:02 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002793 Marine Energy Systems Innovation at Sea Informational Webinar (Last Updated: 11/3/2022 04:44 PM ET)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan Applicant Reference Guide (Last Updated: 11/21/2022 04:52 PM ET)
  • FOA-0002793 Q&A Spreadsheet (Updated on 7/11/2023) (Last Updated: 7/11/2023 03:20 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • Cost_Breakdown_Structure_for_Applicants (Last Updated: 9/28/2022 06:59 PM ET)
  • Site_Assessment_Questionnaire (Last Updated: 9/28/2022 06:59 PM ET)
  • Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 11/22/2022 04:55 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(3BPs) (Last Updated: 9/28/2022 07:09 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 12/20/2022 05:32 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_(Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities) (Last Updated: 9/28/2022 07:12 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 9/29/2022 11:32 AM ET)
  • TRL Categorization (Last Updated: 10/4/2022 01:45 PM ET)

Webinar Details

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

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

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/2/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/2/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/11/2023 5:00 PM ET – 4/14/2023 5:00 PM ET

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

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

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

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

Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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


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

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

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

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

Area of Interest 2: Improving Electricity Grid Resilience

Topic 5) University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Documents

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

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

Notice of Intent to Issue

Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002731

Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002800

Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002802

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


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

Documents

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

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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

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

Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topic 3) Materials-based H2 Storage Demonstrations

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

Area of Interest 2: Improving Electricity Grid Resilience

Topic 5) University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience

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

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

DISCLAIMER: This “Notice of Intent” is for informational purposes only; the Department of Energy is not seeking comments on the information in this notice and EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions. Applications are not being accepted at this time. Any information contained in this notice is subject to change.

Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002713: Data and Research Needs for Climate Change-Informed Hydropower Operation and Resource Planning

Updated 6/6/22

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is requesting information and feedback on the data and research needs that may support the broader hydropower community (i.e., system operators, technology developers, facility owners, regulators, researchers, and other stakeholders) in developing and implementing climate change-informed practices for sustainable long-term hydropower operation and resource planning. The requested information will help WPTO design future research and development (R&D) initiatives, tools, and datasets that support the community in addressing the risk of long-term climatic change on hydropower generation.

Documents

  • Request for Information – Hydropower and Climate Change UPDATED (Last Updated: 6/6/2022 10:34 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0002636: FY22 BETO Waste Feedstocks and Conversion R&D

Amendment 000002 - The purpose of this amendment is to modify Subtopic Area 2B Metrics to replace “reduction in variability” with “extension of performance”. And under the third bullet in Subtopic Area 2b Specific Requirements, replace “variability” with “duration”. See FOA DE-FOA-0002636/000002 for details.

Amendment 000001 - The purpose of this amendment is to modify Appendix G to correct an error to allow the following feedstocks for Topic Area 3: Syngas (derived from other allowable feedstocks). See FOA DE-FOA-0002636/000001 for details.

This FOA (Funding Opportunity Announcement) supports two priority areas in the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) research and development (R&D) portfolio. The first of these priority areas addresses new strategies for energy and resource recovery from waste streams. Waste streams including municipal solid waste, animal manure, wastewater residuals and other organic wastes have been identified as a key feedstock for the production of biofuels and bioproducts. These wastes represent significant environmental liabilities in the forms of fugitive methane emissions, air and water quality impacts, and odors, amongst others. These wastes also disproportionately are cited in disadvantaged communities leading to a multitude of health impacts on the surrounding populations. There are also significant costs associated with the management of these waste streams including treatment, hauling, and disposal or tipping fees. These economic factors make these waste streams an economic liability to the communities managing them but also a cost-advantaged feedstock for the production of biofuels and bioproducts.

The second priority area addressed by this FOA targets improved organisms and inorganic catalysts. BETO’s Conversion R&D Program has identified process robustness as a key challenge that must be addressed prior to scale-up. This includes the development of more robust organisms and catalytic processes for the conversion of sustainable feedstocks and intermediates into biofuels and bioproducts. Topic Area 2 of this FOA (including subtopics 2a and 2b) seeks technologies to improve the economic viability of microbial production processes by improving the productivity and robustness of the engineered microorganisms. Topic Area 3 focuses on inorganic catalyst development and investigating catalyst robustness and the mitigation of negative impacts or impurities found in bio-derived streams. Topic Areas 2 and 3 will ultimately improve the economics of sustainable biofuels production to realize cost goals of under $2.50/gallon by 2030 and to enable more processes that are capable of producing sustainable aviation fuel and meet the White House’s goal of reducing aviation emissions by 20% by 2030.

Topic Area 1: MSW Feedstock Technologies

Topic Area 2: Robust Microbial Cells

Topic Area 3: Robust Catalytic Processes

Topic Area 4: Community Scale Resource and Energy Recovery from Organic Wastes

Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to FY22FeedstockConversionFOA@ee.doe.gov.

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

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

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

Please see the full FOA in the DOCUMENTS section below.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-002636 Funding Opportunity Announcement Amended 000002 (Last Updated: 4/4/2022 04:23 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002636 Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 7/12/2022 01:02 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 3/16/2022 11:27 AM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 3/16/2022 12:16 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/16/2022 12:17 PM ET)
  • DOE Work Proposal for FFRDC, if applicable (Last Updated: 3/16/2022 12:20 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 3/16/2022 12:20 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (3 budget periods), revised May 25, 2022 (Last Updated: 5/31/2022 11:57 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (5 budget periods), revised May 25, 2022 (Last Updated: 5/31/2022 11:58 AM ET)

Webinar Details

The recording of the informational webinar is located at: 

https://youtu.be/_n4Ab79OlO8.

An informational webinar will be held on March 31, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET. Please note, there are no particular advantages or disadvantages to the application evaluation process with respect to participating in the webinar. Your participation is completely voluntary. To register, please visit Webinar Registration.

  • FOA Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 4/6/2022 09:50 AM ET)
  • FOA Webinar Transcript (Last Updated: 4/12/2022 10:22 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/18/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/7/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/8/2022 8:00 AM ET – 7/14/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-LC-000L093: FY22 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Core Laboratory Infrastructure for Commercialization Lab Call

This lab call is being issued as part of the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Technology Transitions, the Office of Electricity, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Building Technologies Office, Geothermal Technologies Office, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Solar Energy Technologies Office, Water Power Technologies Office, and Wind Energy Technologies Office, as well as the Office of Nuclear Energy.

This call solicits proposals from National Laboratory Technology Transfer Offices, in collaboration with partners across the DOE National Laboratory Complex, to develop and implement programming to facilitate an improved and more impactful lab commercialization process.

Documents

  • DE-LC-000L093_FY22_TCF_Lab_Call_-_FINAL (Last Updated: 2/14/2022 02:57 PM ET)
  • DE-LC-000L093_FY22_TCF_Lab_Call_Webinar_Slides_for_National_Lab_TTOs_-_Final (Last Updated: 2/22/2022 04:25 PM ET)
  • DE-LC-000L093_FY_22_TCF_Lab_Call_Teaming_Partner_List_03292022 (Last Updated: 3/29/2022 03:28 PM ET)
  • DE-LC-000L093_FY22_TCF_Lab_Call_Application_Webinar_Slides_-_Final (Last Updated: 4/7/2022 02:02 PM ET)
  • DE-LC-000L093_TCF_Lab_Call_QA_04262022 (Last Updated: 4/26/2022 09:31 AM ET)

Webinar Details

Slides from the first webinar on February 22, 2022, the second webinar on April 7, 2022, and the full Q&A to date are linked in the Documents section.

Contact Information

  • TCF@hq.doe.gov 
    Please submit questions about the content of the lab call or requests to join the Teaming Partner List to this email address.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    Please submit technical questions about the Exchange system to this email address.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/29/2022 3:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/19/2022 12:00 PM ET – 5/24/2022 12:00 PM ET

DE-LC-000L095: BTO Emerging Technologies FY 2022 AOP Lab Call

EERE National Laboratory Guiding Principles require all offices to pursue a merit review of direct-funded National Laboratory work. In line with these principles, the Building Technologies Office (BTO) is issuing this Lab Call for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) funding. This Lab Call solicits both new and continuing work proposals in six technology areas:

  • AREA 1: HVAC&R and Water Heating
  • AREA 2: Thermal Energy Storage
  • AREA 3: Windows
  • AREA 4: Supervisory Building Controls
  • AREA 5: Building Electric Appliances, Devices, and Systems
  • AREA 6: Building Energy Modeling

Documents

  • BTO_ET_FY22-25_Lab_Call_Mod_0002 (Last Updated: 3/4/2022 05:40 PM ET)
  • BTO_ET_FY22-25_Lab_Call_Q&A_Log (Last Updated: 5/2/2022 01:28 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/28/2022 11:59 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/3/2022 12:00 PM ET – 5/10/2022 9:00 AM ET

DE-FOA-0002682: DE-FOA-0002682: Request for Information on Community-scale Resource and Energy Recovery from Waste Solutions

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

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to Community Programs for Organic Waste.

EERE is seeking to understand which of these economic, environmental, and social impacts are of highest priority to communities. EERE is also seeking additional information about how to make this program more effective and identify additional technical assistance needs that are most in demand by rural communities.

Note that for the purposes of this RFI, BETO is particularly interested in the following organic waste streams:

  • dairy manure
  • swine manure
  • food waste
  • municipal wastewater residuals
  • fats/oils/greases

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 CommunityWasteRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on March 11, 2022. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 6 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

In addition to providing written responses to this RFI, respondents may request a 30-minute individual discussion with a BETO staff member regarding the content of their written responses to the RFI questions. Similarly, if a respondent is unable to submit written responses, or would otherwise prefer to do so, he/she may request a 30-minute individual discussion with a BETO staff member to verbally provide responses to the RFI questions. If a respondent wishes to participate in an individual discussion for either of these reasons, please submit your request to CommunityWasteRFI@ee.doe.gov and you will be contacted by a BETO staff member to schedule a time for the discussion. Requests for an individual discussion must be requested no later than 5:00pm (ET) on March 11, 2022.

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

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002417: Technology Innovation to Increase Hydropower Flexibility

An informational webinar was held on October 13, 2021. A recording of the webinar is here: https://youtu.be/H7sP4nBg64k

 

A copy of the slides is found under DOCUMENTS below.

 

Modification 0003

The purpose of this modification is to update the Replies to Reviewer Comments deadline as listed on the title page. 

 

Modification 0002

The purposes of this modification are to clarify the definition of hydropower on page 4 and to update Section I.C. Applications Specifically Not of Interest. 
 

Modification 0001

The purpose of this modification is to correct the Replies to Reviewer Comments deadline as listed on the title page. 

 

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) through its HydroWIRES Initiative, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Technology Innovation to Increase Hydropower Flexibility.” The FOA seeks next-generation technologies from manufacturers, equipment vendors, and research organizations to improve the flexible capabilities of the U.S. hydropower fleet. The development of technical solutions to improve hydropower flexibility – either by improving performance across various dimensions of unit-level flexibility, or by reducing potential negative impacts of flexible operations – can improve hydropower’s ability to integrate additional variable renewable resources and support power system decarbonization. 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002417 - Teaming Partner List - 10.29.21 (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002417_QandA_Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 PM ET)
  • HydroWIRES - FOA-0002417 - MOD0003 (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 PM ET)
  • WPTO_FOA_2417_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_Exchange - 10.13.21 (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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

Full Application

  • BudgetJustificationTemplate (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540.131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 PM ET)
  • SF_424_ Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/2/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/21/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/7/2022 5:00 PM ET – 3/11/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002561: Testing Capabilities and Facilities to Validate Hydropower Technology Innovations

10/28/2021 Update: The deadline for responses to this RFI is extended until December 7, 2021

 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) seeks comments on the testing facilities and capabilities that will be needed by technology developers, manufacturers, designers, construction contractors, owners, regulators, researchers, and other stakeholders to validate and advance emerging and future hydropower technology innovations.

Documents

  • Hydropower Test Facility RFI - 10.28.21 extension (Last Updated: 10/28/2021 01:50 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/7/2021 5:00 PM ET