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  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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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) Other - Functional 10/1/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000705 In-Water Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Device Testing Support Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 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

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 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: 11/22/2021 09:50 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002417_QandA_Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 11/22/2021 09:50 AM ET)
  • HydroWIRES - FOA-0002417 - MOD0002 (Last Updated: 11/22/2021 09:50 AM ET)
  • WPTO_FOA_2417_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_Exchange - 10.13.21 (Last Updated: 11/22/2021 09:50 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • BudgetJustificationTemplate (Last Updated: 11/22/2021 09:50 AM ET)
  • EERE_T_540.131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 11/22/2021 09:50 AM ET)
  • SF_424_ Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 11/22/2021 09:50 AM ET)
  • SF_LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 11/22/2021 09:50 AM 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: 2/21/2022 5:00 PM ET – 2/25/2022 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

DE-FOA-0002544: Advanced Building Construction (ABC) - 2021

Desirability, convenience, and cost are the three greatest barriers to deep energy building retrofits. The goal of this planned FOA is to fund research that enables faster renovation and construction of affordable, appealing, and energy efficient buildings. This FOA directly supports goals of a carbon-neutral building economy no later than 2050 by focusing on three specific topics areas in need of desirable, convenient and affordable solutions to transform the United States’ building stock. This FOA builds on BTO’s current Advanced Building Construction work: https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/advanced-building-construction-initiative.  Information about the latest ABC goals and strategic organization can be found in the factsheet: https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2021/03/f83/bto-abc-fact-sheet-030321.pdf 

                                                                                                                

The ABC Initiative uses a multi-pronged approach to address research, development, and market challenges with the goal of integrating highly efficient and low-carbon innovations into the construction industry’s broader modernization efforts. Through competitively awarded R&D projects and cutting-edge building technologies research at DOE’s national laboratories, and the establishment of an ABC Collaborative with key industry partnerships, workforce training, and other strategic activities, the ABC Initiative works to not only drive development of new technologies, practices and approaches but also ensure that these solutions are widely deployed in the market – thus helping the U.S. expand job opportunities, develop a stronger building infrastructure, improve energy affordability.

 

A key objective of the planned 2021 Advanced Building Construction FOA is to fund R&D that will benefit underserved communities by contributing to the following goals: 

 

  • Highly energy-efficient buildings with low-carbon footprints and lower energy bills
  • Faster renovation and construction, with less disruption to building occupants
  • Affordable to developers and consumers
  • Improved indoor air quality, improved comfort, and reduced maintenance.

 

As part of a forthcoming FOA, BTO will be seeking applications aimed at developing deep energy retrofit and new construction technologies suitable for environments with extremely high or low temperatures that tackle a combination of envelope, heating, cooling, and water heating issues, and hold appeal for both building owners and occupants. Priority shall be given to those with prior experience serving low-income residents living in extremely hot or cold environments.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002544 Notice of Intent_ABC 2021 (Last Updated: 7/16/2021 02:45 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002541: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002417

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) through its HydroWIRES Initiative, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “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 unit flexibility – either via improving performance across various dimensions of flexible operations or reducing negative impacts of flexible operations – can increase the value of hydropower in an evolving power system by improving its ability to integrate additional wind and solar generation. 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002417 - Teaming Partner List - 07.30.21 (Last Updated: 7/30/2021 12:45 PM ET)
  • Notice of Intent to Issue HydroWIRES FOA 2417 (Last Updated: 7/30/2021 12:45 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002511: Request for Information: Section 242 Hydroelectric Incentive Payments Updated Definitions

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) seeks stakeholder input on factors to consider in relation to defining “an area where there is inadequate electric service”. WPTO proposes to define “an area in which there is inadequate electric service” as follows:

 

“An area in which there is inadequate electric service means a geographic area that lacks access to an interconnected electrical grid or where a customer may not reasonably access electrical energy services; is subject to frequent electric outages, based on common reliability metrics; or where the cost of electricity is significantly above the typical residential electricity cost.”

 

The above definition will be applied in accordance with the definition of a qualified hydroelectric facility set in Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. § 15881 (“Section 242”), as amended by Section 3005(a) of the Energy Act of 2020.

Documents

  • Request for Information - Section 242 (Last Updated: 7/8/2021 10:40 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/7/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002415: Advancing Wave Energy Technologies through Open Water Testing at PacWave

A recording of the FOA Webinar held 7/22/2021 is here: https://youtu.be/0KqRyn57BmE 

 

A copy of the slides is found under DOCUMENTS below.

 

Modification 0004

The purpose of this modification is to add additional resources to Appendix G - Example performance Metrics. The word "design" is also added to Topic Area 1, Budget Period 2 title in Table 3 to clarify expectations for the Budget Period. 

 

 

Modification 0003

The purpose of this modification is to amend Table 3 for Topic Area 1. See page 2 of the FOA for details. 

 

Modification 0002

The purposes of this modification are to:

1. Revise Topic Area 1 Anticipated Period of Performance to 48 months: Table 1 on page 11, revised Topic Area 1 award duration to up to 48 months on page 12, and BP2 duration to 39 months in Table 3 on page 16. Change wording on page 12 to say between instead of at least; and

2. Replace “Project partners” with “subrecipients” and “subcontractors” with “vendors” on pages 42, 49,50, and 51.

 

Modification 0001

The purposes of this modification are to:

1. Add additional text to Table 3. TA1 (both TA1a and TA1b) Scope, deliverables, schedule on pages 15 and 16; and

2. Revise Topic Area 3 requirements in Section III.E. Limitation on Number of Concept Papers and Full Applications Eligible for Review on page 39. 

 

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 “Advancing Wave Energy Technologies through Open Water Testing at PacWave.” This FOA will directly support open water Research and Development (R&D) at the PacWave test site[1] that is needed to advance wave energy converter (WEC) technologies towards commercial viability. This FOA will only fund projects that perform testing at the PacWave test site, projects that propose testing at the PacWave North test site will not be considered for funding. Accordingly, the remainder of this solicitation refers to “PacWave South” simply as “PacWave”.

 

WEC technologies are still in the early stages of development and the industry has had limited opportunities to deploy and test cost-competitive WEC technologies. Accordingly, WPTO supports a broad spectrum of foundational R&D activities aimed at advancing WEC technologies that can provide electricity to utility grids to help meet the Nation’s growing renewable energy needs, and can provide energy solutions that support the development of the blue economy[2]. In this context, over the last decade WPTO has supported a broad range of R&D including the development of numerical modeling tools, the design and optimization of WEC systems and components, the characterization of WECs and system components through tank and laboratory testing, the characterization and development of materials, the development of WEC control systems, along with limited open water systems testing activities.

 

Enabled in part by WPTO’s support, the WEC industry and R&D community have developed WEC technologies and system designs to the point where comprehensive open water testing is needed to advance technologies further towards commercialization. To meet the open water testing needs of the WEC community, WPTO recently made a significant investment in the PacWave wave energy test facility that is being constructed off the coast of Newport, Oregon. This pre-permitted, highly-energetic, and grid-connected deep water wave energy testing facility enables system and component testing across a range of scales. WPTO anticipates that PacWave will play a critical role in the development of the WEC industry and that early PacWave testing campaigns will significantly advance WEC technologies.

 

[1] PacWave is an open ocean wave energy testing facility consisting of two sites, each located just a few miles from the deep-water port of Newport, Oregon on the ever-energetic Pacific Ocean. See the PacWave website and the “PacWave Information and Support” section for additional details - http://pacwaveenergy.org/

[2] WPTO broadly categorizes the blue economy into two themes: (1) Providing power at sea to support offshore industries, science, and security activities and (2) Meeting the energy and water needs of coastal and rural island stakeholders in support of resilient coastal communities. More information about blue economy application of WEC technologies can be found in the Powering the Blue Economy report at , which investigates opportunities for marine energy to provide power for remote locations, microgrids, maritime industry activities, or ocean R&D expeditions.-economy-report, which investigates opportunities for marine energy to provide power for remote locations, microgrids, maritime industry activities, or ocean R&D expeditions.

 

Documents

  • FOA 2415_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)
  • FOA_QandA_Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)
  • Mod 0004 DE-FOA-0002415 Advancing Wave Energy Technologies through Open Water Testing at PacWave (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • BudgetJustificationTemplate (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540.131__SOPO.docx (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)
  • SF_424_ Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template.ppt (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/13/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/5/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/3/2021 5:00 PM ET – 11/8/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002510: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002415

 

 

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) titled “Advancing Wave Energy Technologies through Open Water Testing at PacWave.” 

 

This FOA supports open water Research and Development (R&D) at the PacWave test site that is needed to advance wave energy converter (WEC) technologies towards commercial viability. This FOA will only fund projects that will advance WEC technologies at the PacWave South test site. Projects that propose testing at the PacWave North test site will not be considered for funding. 

 

This FOA is focused on advancing WEC systems that vary in size from utility-scale, grid-connected devices, to smaller non-utility, non-grid-connected devices that provide power for Blue Economy applications. Specifically, this FOA aims to support R&D projects across three Topic Areas (TAs). TA1 focuses on testing of WEC system designs intended for remote and microgrid applications as well as open-source WEC system that aim to generate publicly available data and knowledge to benefit the entire WEC industry. TA2 focuses on advancing WEC designs for future deployment at PacWave South. TA3 is an open topic area that will support wave energy R&D projects at PacWave South that advance WECs and supporting technologies.


PacWave is an open ocean wave energy testing facility consisting of two sites, each located just a few miles from the deep-water port of Newport, Oregon on the ever-energetic Pacific Ocean. See the PacWave website and the “PacWave Information and Support” section for additional details - http://pacwaveenergy.org/ 

 

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-0002510 Notice of Intent (Last Updated: 6/9/2021 12:20 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002472: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2021 Federal Agency Call (FAC)

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

As part of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the Federal Energy Management Program’s (FEMP) priority is to help federal agencies advance the energy efficiency and resilience of their operations, while addressing climate change and minimizing the carbon footprint. FEMP assists Federal agencies in meeting energy- and climate change-related goals by bringing expertise from all levels of project and policy implementation to identify affordable solutions and facilitate public-private partnerships.

DOE and FEMP intend to play a leading role in meeting the challenge facing our nation and our planet from climate change through advancing a plan to lead the world in building a clean energy economy to address the climate emergency. DOE and FEMP will use its resources to turn the threat of climate change into an opportunity by catalyzing our partners across the Federal government to lead through the power of example toward the goal of building a 100% clean energy economy with net-zero emissions.

FEMP’s Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2021 FAC will provide direct funding to Federal agencies for the development of energy and water efficiency projects and processes that address climate change mitigation and/or adaptation. The purpose of the AFFECT 2021 FAC funding is to initiate, supplement, improve or otherwise increase the viability and adoption of climate change mitigation and adaptation actions entailing energy efficiency, clean energy, and operational resilience at U.S. Federal government-owned facilities. This is accomplished through leveraging the use of a privately financed performance contract in the form of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), ENABLE contract, or Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) to enhance Federal agency climate change mitigation via energy efficiency, clean energy, and adaptation at mission critical sites. The AFFECT 2021 FAC is expected to provide ‘value added’ additions to projects allowing for greater impact from the projects in terms of energy cost savings and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation, enhanced climate change adaptation and resilience. FEMP also intends for the AFFECT 2021 FAC to provide demonstrated opportunities for replication of projects at other Federal facilities, while building a diversified workforce within the clean energy economy in construction, skilled trades, and engineering to enhance American infrastructure.

Applications must address either or both of the Climate Change Adaptation-Resilient and/or Efficient Areas of Interest identified below, and describe a Replicability Plan highlighting (a) how replication and/or scalability across the agencies’ enterprises will be promoted, and (b) agree to develop a Government Use Case for leveraging across applicable U.S. Federal government-owned facilities.

Through the AFFECT 2021 FAC, FEMP intends to facilitate and promote the use of energy performance contracts to leverage a wider adoption of Climate Change Adaptation-Resilient and/or Efficient projects and processes at all Federal facilities.

Questions regarding the FAC must be submitted to AFFECT2021@ee.doe.gov.

Answers to the questions will be posted to an excel spreadsheet found in the announcement "Documents" section of the FAC posting.

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.

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002472 AFFECT 2021 (Last Updated: 4/26/2021 01:57 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002472_Q&A_7-14-2021 (Last Updated: 7/14/2021 01:00 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • Briefing Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 4/21/2021 03:17 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540_131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 4/21/2021 03:18 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540_132-01_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 4/21/2021 03:20 PM ET)
  • Evaluation Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 4/21/2021 03:21 PM ET)
  • SF-424_-_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 4/21/2021 03:23 PM ET)
  • Template_LOI_Sources_Sought_RFP_to_Serving_Utilities (Last Updated: 4/21/2021 03:24 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/16/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002446: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells R&D FY2021 FOA

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002446. The activities supported by this FOA are authorized under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) Public Law 109-58 (Aug. 5, 2005), Title VIII - HYDROGEN, Sections 801 to 816. These provisions are found in the United States Code at 42 U.S.C. §§ 16151 to 16165. Title VIII authorizes the Secretary of Energy to conduct a program of research, development and demonstration on technologies relating to the production, purification, distribution, storage, and use of hydrogen energy, fuel cells, and related infrastructure.

Hydrogen and fuel cells represent a growing industry with potential to enable energy resiliency, energy security, emission reductions and economic growth. In recent years, the industry has delivered thousands of fuel cells across the U.S. for use in limited stationary and transportation applications; today, an expansion to heavy-duty applications is taking shape, with potential new hydrogen-use markets including trucks, marine vessels, rail, data centers, and the expanded industrial use of hydrogen in chemicals synthesis, metals refining, energy storage and grid integration.

This FOA supports research and development (R&D) to enable “H2@Scale” − a DOE initiative to achieve large scale production, storage, transport, and utilization of hydrogen across multiple sectors.1 Supporting EERE’s core priorities of energy affordability, integration and storage, H2@Scale research, development and demonstration (RD&D) aims to advance the adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in integrated energy systems across key applications that provide a value proposition as well as reduce emissions. However, a number of challenges remain including cost, performance, durability, manufacturing and scale-up issues, and developing integrated systems that demonstrate the unique technical, economic and environmental benefits of hydrogen and fuel cells.

To address these challenges, HFTO supports a comprehensive RD&D portfolio addressing materials-, component- and systems-level R&D on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies (e.g., MW-scale electrolyzers, fuel cells for heavy-duty transportation applications, hydrogen delivery and fueling infrastructure, among others); and technology acceleration efforts addressing first-of-a-kind demonstrations of integrated energy systems, as well as manufacturing innovations and safety codes and standards. HFTO RD&D relies heavily on collaborations among various industry and university stakeholders and the national laboratories, including through HFTO-managed consortia.

This year, HFTO launched two major collaborative research initiatives leveraging world-class expertise and state-of-the-art equipment at the national laboratories: the Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck (M2FCT) consortium and the H2NEW consortium.2 Under each consortium, DOE national laboratories are working together in cutting-edge R&D and collaborating with the hydrogen and fuel cell communities to identify innovative ways to make hydrogen and fuel cell technologies more affordable and competitive in today’s market. Each consortium is planned at $50 million over five years, along with a similar level for industry and university FOAs, to advance progress in specific hydrogen production and fuel cell RD&D areas:

  • M2FCT includes Los Alamos and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories as co-leads, and focuses on fuel cell durability, performance, and cost to better position fuel cell trucks as a viable option in the long-haul trucking market.
  • H2NEW includes National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory as co-leads, and focuses on R&D to enable affordable, durable and efficient large-scale electrolyzers, which produce hydrogen from electricity and water (at both high and low temperatures).

This HFTO FY21 RD&D FOA will provide more than $33,500,000 in Federal funding for topics designed to supplement the current HFTO RD&D portfolio in the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, with an emphasis on incentivizing collaborative progress among industry, university and national laboratory stakeholders, including coordination with the M2FCT and H2NEW Consortia. This FOA includes the following four areas of R&D:

1) Fuel Cell R&D for Heavy-Duty Applications This topic includes two focus areas to reduce the cost and enhance the durability and performance of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell stacks for heavy-duty applications. Efforts in both areas are to be coordinated with the Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck consortium The first research area supports development of bipolar plates with a focus on innovative, low-cost materials with high corrosion resistance and minimal degradation. The second research area is focused on the development of air management components and subsystems for improved reliability and lower overall heavy duty fuel cell system costs.

2) Efficient and Innovative Hydrogen Production This topic includes two focus areas aimed at developing sustainable generation technologies to enable low-cost production of clean hydrogen at large scale. The first area, carried out in collaboration with DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), focuses on increasing the production volume of advanced components, stacks, sub-systems, and systems for multi-MW-scale high-temperature electrolyzers to lower hydrogen production costs. This would be coordinated with the H2NEW consortium. The second focus area supports technology development which enables low cost hydrogen production via waste and biomass conversion. Research approaches in this area include microbial conversion technologies viable at large or distributed/community scales, with development of novel systems to bring down cost, improve yield, and enable scale-up.

3) High-flow Fueling Applications This topic includes two focus areas for development of novel hydrogen fueling technologies and processes that can increase hydrogen dispensing rates to facilitate rapid fueling of heavy-duty vehicles. The first topic area focuses on low-cost, reliable, domestically supplied hydrogen fueling station components to enable high-flow hydrogen fueling of heavy-duty trucks. The second focus area supports R&D necessary to develop a high-flow gaseous fueling model and ultimately a standard protocol which can achieve targeted fill rates.

4) Analysis This topic includes three focus areas for the development of a comprehensive set of cost analyses involving all aspects of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Projects would define the current state-of-the-art in key areas, develop and refine system configurations and designs, provide guidance on R&D gaps, and help to direct future R&D priorities in fuel cell, hydrogen production, and hydrogen storage technologies.

***NOTICE: New Application System Launched***

EERE issued this FOA in December of 2020 via the new EERE Program Information Center (EPIC) website https://epic.ee.doe.gov/

*******HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE, the FOA has been moved to the Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications, for those that submitted an eligible Conept Paper under this FOA in EPIC, must be submitted through Exchange by the deadline listed below.

In addition, all questions pertaining to this FOA must now be submitted to HFTOFOA@ee.doe.gov. The list of Q&A's from EPIC, to date, is posted below.

Documents

  • Announcement Q&As (Last Updated: 3/8/2021 06:52 PM ET)
  • FOA-2446 Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 3/3/2021 07:45 PM ET)
  • HFTO DE-FOA-0002446_mod1 (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 05:58 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF424 (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:30 PM ET)
  • SFLLL (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:01 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification 3 BPs (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:09 PM ET)
  • SOPO (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:06 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_5_BPs (Last Updated: 3/2/2021 12:32 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/15/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/8/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/13/2021 11:00 AM ET – 4/15/2021 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002237: Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation

Mod 005-

The purpose of this modification is to update the number of pages allowed for Reply to Reviewer Comments in the text on page 64.


Mod 004- The purpose of this modification is to provide clarification on where to upload 1-page letters of prospective interest in hosting research from offshore wind developers with projects in relevant geographic locations. See pages 52, 58, and 59.

Mod 003- The purpose of this modfication is to update the following in Table as shown on FOA Cover Page:

Submission Deadline for Full Applications;

Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments;

Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications; and

Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations.

Mod 002 - The purpose of this modification is to make the following change to Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number DE-FOA-0002237: "Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation": Provide clarification that Concept Papers and Full Applications for Topic Areas 1, 2 and 3--Sub-Topic 1 may cover more than one technology and research focus. See pages 49 and 52.

Mod 001 - The purpose of this modification is to make the following changes to Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number DE-FOA-0002237: "Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation":

1) Delete references to EERE Program Information Center (EPIC) and replace with references to EERE Exchange. (All submissions shall be submitted to through the EERE Exchange Website at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. All questions related to this FOA shall be sent to the FOA Inbox OSWENVFOA@ee.doe.gov.;

2) Update the individual award celling as shown on Page 35;

3) Remove references to Executive Order 13950, Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping;

4) Add Implementation of Executive Order 13798, Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty to Section VI.B.xvii;

5) Add Table of Personnel to Section VI.B.xviii; and

6) Add Budget for DOE/NNSA FFRDC to Section IV.D.xi.

In conjunction with the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), and in coordination with partnering agencies, the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is releasing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support regionally focused, coordinated research efforts to increase understanding of the environmental impacts of offshore wind development as well as to advance and validate technical readiness of tools for monitoring and minimizing impacts.

This FOA will support work across three Topic Areas:

1) Development of methodologies and evaluation of offshore wind impacts on wildlife in U.S. Atlantic waters;

2) Development of methodologies and evaluation of offshore wind impacts on the ecology of commercially fished species in US Atlantic waters; and

3) Environmental baseline studies and environmental monitoring technology development and validation focused on U.S. waters off of the U.S. West Coast, in preparation for future floating offshore wind development.

DOE anticipates issuing a single award of up to $7.5 million for Topic Area 1, a single award of up to $3.5 million for Topic Area 2, and 3–4 awards ranging from $750,000 to $2 million for Topic Area 3. Additional cost share of 30% is required for Topic Areas 1 and 2 and 20% is required for Topic Area 3.

To apply to this FOA, applicants must submit application materials through this EERE Exchange website.

Documents

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement, Modification 005. (Last Updated: 7/14/2021 02:02 PM ET)
  • FOA Questions and Answers Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 7/20/2021 11:58 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:47 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Form EERE 335 (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:48 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:49 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:52 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.govEERE Help Desk
    For technical questions related to the EERE Exchange Website. Include FOA name and number in subject line.
  • OSWENVFOA@ee.doe.govFOA Mailbox
    For questions related to this FOA and the application process through Exchange only.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/1/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/4/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/14/2021 1:30 PM ET – 7/20/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002363: Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA): Improving Hydropower’s Value through Informed Decision Making

Modification 00003

The purpose of this modification is to:

1) Revise Submission Deadline for Full Applications to April 16, 2021 at 5pm ET as listed on the title page and page 25.

Modification 000002

The purpose of this modification is to:

1) Revise Submission Deadline for Concept Paper, Expected Date for Concept Paper Encourage/Discourage Notification Full Applications, Expected Date for Full Application Reviewer Comments, and Submission Deadline for Reply to Reviewer Comments dates as listed on the title page and on page 25.


Modification 000001

The purposes of this modification are to:

1) Revise the Submission Deadline for Full Applications and Submission Deadline for Reply to Reviewer Comments dates as listed on the NOTA's title page and on page 25;

2) Add the Expected Date for Concept Paper Encourage/Discourage Notifications and the Expected Date for Full Application Reviewer Comments on NOTA page 25; and

3) Correct references to “Concept Paper Requirements” on page 29, these are corrected to “Technical Volume Requirements”.

The objectives of this Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA) are to:

* Provide hydropower decision-makers—such as utilities and system operators—with National Lab expertise and capabilities to address challenges and capture opportunities for their systems;

* Validate National Lab-led modeling, analysis, and tools developed under the HydroWIRES initiative for the benefit of the broader community; and

* Further our collective understanding ofpossible roles for hydropower under evolving power system conditions that reach beyond those considered by most planners and operators today.

WPTO anticipates providing Technical Assistance (TA) to up to 6 recipients. Each recipient will receive assistance valued at up to $400,000. WPTO will provide the funding to the TA team that will provide the TA for the selected projects. There is no financial assistance available under this NOTA; only TA will be provided. WPTO will not purchase hardware, software, or provide any direct funding to selected organizations through this NOTA. Recipients will not be required to provide cash cost share, although in-kind contributions for data, information, and critical review of results are necessary for project success.

WPTO is under no obligation to pay for any costs associated with preparation or submission of applications. WPTO reserves the right to provide TA in whole or in part, to any, all, or none of the applications submitted in response to this NOTA.

An informational webinar was held on November 4, 2020, at 2PM EST. The following is the link for the webinar presentation: https://doe.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/doe/recording/playback/9f950d90ed0440138b28dd6ccf6a2b7b

Webinar Password: nSFav3Qy

Webinar Text-Alternative version: https://www.energy.gov/eere/water/de-foa-0002363-notice-opportunity-technical-assistance-nota-improving-hydropower-s-value

The Q&A for this NOTA can be accessed under the Announcement Documents section below.

Documents

  • WPTO NOTA DE-FOA-0002363 (Modification 000003) (Last Updated: 4/14/2021 03:57 PM ET)
  • For Questions and Answers (Q&A) regarding the content of the NOTA (updated 03/26/2021). (Last Updated: 3/26/2021 06:05 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 04:05 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 04:06 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/17/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/16/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/17/2021 5:00 PM ET – 5/21/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002336: Research and Development for Advanced Water Resource Recovery Systems

In recent years a growing number of utilities responsible for clean water have been moving from strict wastewater treatment to water resource management, some formally renaming themselves as water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Energy efficiency in equipment, processes, and operations is a fundamental part of this transition, and energy savings in facility retrofits can reach 50 percent. In addition to energy efficiency improvements, wastewater contains about five times more energy than is needed for its treatment, creating an opportunity for new, innovative technologies and approaches to recovering that energy content.

Looking even more broadly than municipal wastewater treatment facilities - across the entire energy-water nexus - water and wastewater contain a significant amount of recoverable chemical, thermal, and hydrodynamic energy content. Treatment efficiencies and energy recovery options across the energy-water nexus create the possibility for a growing percentage of treated water and wastewater systems in municipal, industrial, agriculture, utility, oil and gas and other sectors to achieve net-zero energy consumption, and even to become net producers of energy under favorable circumstances.

Energy is often the second-highest operating cost (behind labor costs) for water and wastewater treatment systems. Black & Veatch’s client surveys indicate that energy costs at water and wastewater utilities account for well over 10% of total operating costs for a large majority of utilities, with a significant number of utilities having energy costs that exceed 30 percent. Increasingly stringent regulations for contaminants are pushing water and wastewater treatment systems to use even more advanced – and energy intensive – treatment technologies. The energy use of these systems is expected to increase by up to 20 percent in the coming decades due to more stringent water quality standards and growing water demand based on population growth. Additionally, water and wastewater treatment facilities, pipes, and related infrastructure in cities around the country are approaching their end of expected service life. Therefore, a unique window of opportunity exists to replace the aging infrastructure with new, innovative approaches to water and wastewater treatment, resource recovery, and water reuse by looking more broadly at interconnected, cross-sector opportunities (i.e. municipal, industrial, agriculture, oil and gas, etc.) across the energy-water nexus to develop water and wastewater treatment systems of the future – advanced water resource recovery systems.
The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to conduct research, development, and deployment on technology innovations that enable advanced water resource recovery systems. Topic Area 1 of this FOA seeks to advance the development of transformative technologies beyond early stage research and development (R&D) to become pilot ready (TRL 4-6). Whereas, Topic Area 2 of this FOA seeks to test currently developed, pilot ready technologies (TRL 6-7) though design, build, and operations in industrially relevant conditions to enable commercialization.

This FOA is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) as part of the DOE’s Water Security Grand Challenge (WSGC). The WSGC is a White House initiated, U.S. DOE led framework to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water. Using a coordinated suite of prizes, competitions, R&D, and other programs, the Water Security Grand Challenge has set the following goals for the United States to reach by 2030:

Launch desalination technologies that deliver cost-competitive clean water;Transform the energy sector’s produced water from a waste to a resource;Achieve near-zero water impact for new thermoelectric power plants, and significantly lower freshwater use intensity within the existing fleet;Double resource recovery from municipal wastewater; and, Develop small, modular energy-water systems for urban, rural, tribal, national security, and disaster response settings.


As part of the WSGC, DOE announced a $1 million Water Resource Recovery Prize to accelerate resource recovery from municipal wastewater across the United States. DOE also announced the selection of the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) to lead DOE’s Energy-Water Desalination Hub, an early stage R&D consortia focused on desalination technologies. This FOA seeks to leverage these investments to further develop technologies for advanced water resource recovery systems.

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

Answers to the questions will be posted to an excel spreadsheet found in the annoucement Documents section of the FOA posting.

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.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in late submissions: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties so severe that they are unable to submit their application by the deadline, 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 the applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing submission on behalf of and with the applicant’s concurrence). Please note, network traffic is at its heaviest during the final hours and minutes prior to submittal deadline. Applicants who experience this during the final hours or minutes and are unsuccessful in uploading documents will not be able to use this process.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002336: Research and Development for Advanced Water Resource Recovery Systems (Last Updated: 6/30/2020 01:44 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002336: Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 2/17/2021 04:45 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 03:03 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 03:04 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 03:04 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 03:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/4/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/6/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/5/2020 5:00 PM ET – 11/10/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002329: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2020

As part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)’s mission is to help federal agencies advance the energy efficiency, resilience, and security of their operations. FEMP assists Federal agencies in meeting energy-related goals by bringing expertise from all levels of project and policy implementation to identify affordable solutions and facilitate public-private partnerships.

FEMP’s Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2020 Federal Agency Call (FAC) will build on FEMP’s prior AFFECT grant program efforts to provide direct funding to Federal agencies for the development of energy and water efficiency projects and processes. The purpose of the AFFECT 2020 FAC funding is to initiate, supplement, improve or otherwise increase the viability and adoption of energy efficiency and operational resilience at U.S. Federal government-owned facilities. This is accomplished through leveraging the use of a privately financed performance contract in the form of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), ENABLE contract, or Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) to enhance Federal agency energy efficiency goals at mission critical sites. In addition, AFFECT will address the issue of aging infrastructure and deferred maintenance and repairs. The AFFECT 2020 FAC is expected to provide ‘value added’ additions to projects allowing for greater impact from the projects in terms of energy cost savings, enhanced resilience, or improved energy- or cyber-security. FEMP also intends for the AFFECT 2020 FAC to provide demonstrated opportunities for replication of projects at other Federal facilities.

Questions regarding the FAC must be submitted to AFFECT2020@ee.doe.gov.

Answers to the questions will be posted to an excel spreadsheet found in the announcement "Documents" section of the FAC posting.

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

  • FAC: ASSISTING FEDERAL FACILITIES WITH ENERGY CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGIES (AFFECT) 2020 (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 03:28 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002329 Q&A 7-30-2020 (Last Updated: 7/30/2020 02:27 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 05:21 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 05:45 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 05:46 PM ET)
  • Evaluation Summary Slide (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 06:21 PM ET)
  • Briefing Summary Slide (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 06:22 PM ET)
  • UESC LOI or Sources Sought RFP (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 06:25 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/31/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002234: Marine Energy Foundational Research and Testing Infrastructure

Modification 0001 has been made to this FOA to correct information on estimated funding for Topic Area 3 on page 25.

The Office of EnergyEfficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled "Marine Energy Foundational Research and Testing Infrastructure." This FOA addresses priorities in the following Topic Areas:

Topic Area 1: Foundational Research and Development (R&D)

Topic Area 2: Atlantic Marine Energy Center (AMEC)

Topic Area 3: Foundational Research Network Facilitator (FRNF)

Topic Area 4: Current Energy Technology Testing Infrastructure

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that The Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) template was updated on May 28, 2020.

Informational Webinar:

A pre-recorded informational webinar is available to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants. Please see the link below to access this webinar information:

https://youtu.be/W4Ah2eOFUGo

A PowerPoint version of the webinar can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Documents

  • Applicant Webinar Presentation FOA 2234 (Last Updated: 4/16/2020 12:54 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002234_Mod 0001 (Last Updated: 5/5/2020 02:51 PM ET)
  • FOA Q&A 2234 11-20-2020 (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 05:42 PM ET)
  • TA1 Teaming Partner List 6-17-20 (Last Updated: 6/17/2020 08:08 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 5/28/2020 02:41 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application (Last Updated: 2/24/2020 11:55 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 2/24/2020 11:55 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/24/2020 11:56 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Suggested Format (Last Updated: 6/10/2020 11:17 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/11/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/7/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/13/2020 5:00 PM ET – 8/19/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002165: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize

DE-FOA-0002165: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment providing information and feedback on the design of a potential prize competition with a goal of increasing resource recovery from municipal wastewater treatment plants across the United States, and in so doing, lower the ultimate cost of treatment by extracting additional value from the wastewater (i.e., improve energy efficiency). Through this potential prize, DOE would seek novel, systems-based solutions from multidisciplinary teams to implement resource recovery at small-to-medium-sized wastewater treatment plants. Specifically, the intent is to encourage teams of wastewater treatment plants, engineering and design firms, technology developers, resource customers (e.g., farmers, electric and gas utilities), and others to develop holistic community and/or watershed-based resource recovery plans for their respective wastewater treatment systems. Input from this RFI may be used to further develop the competition objectives, rules, metrics, and incentives.

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

For questions and answers pertaining to this RFI, please reference the DE-FOA-0002165 Water Recovery Prize FAQ Log in the Documents section.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WaterResourceRecoveryPrize@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on October 23, 2019. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. Include Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize in the subject of the title. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 20 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002165: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize (Last Updated: 9/12/2019 09:36 AM ET)
  • FOA-0002165_Water Recovery Prize_FAQs_10-9-2019 (Last Updated: 10/9/2019 03:02 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002143: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2019

As part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)’s mission is to promote widespread energy efficiency and renewable energy technology adoption in the Federal sector. FEMP assists Federal agencies in meeting energy-related goals by bringing expertise from all levels of project and policy implementation to identify affordable solutions and facilitate public-private partnerships.

FEMP’s Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2019 Federal Agency Call (FAC) will build on FEMP’s prior AFFECT grant program efforts to provide direct funding to Federal agencies for the development of energy and water efficiency projects and processes. The purpose of the AFFECT 2019 FAC funding is to initiate, supplement, improve or otherwise increase the viability and adoption of energy efficiency at U.S. Federal government-owned facilities through the use of a privately financed performance contract such as an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) or Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC), etc., or demonstration of a Federal agency’s enterprise-wide approach to implementing energy efficiency. An enterprise-wide approach is defined as an all-inclusive strategy to energy management for an entire portfolio of sites. Through the AFFECT 2019 FAC, FEMP intends to facilitate and promote the wider adoption of energy and water efficiency projects and processes at all Federal facilities.

Documents

  • AFFECT 2019 FAC (Last Updated: 7/22/2019 11:59 AM ET)
  • FAC Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 10/22/2019 12:16 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) Template (Last Updated: 5/29/2019 03:51 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 5/29/2019 03:50 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/19/2019 01:11 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/29/2019 5:00 PM ET

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

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

Topics under this FOA include:

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

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

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

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

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

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


Documents

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/3/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/22/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/20/2019 12:00 PM ET – 8/23/2019 5:00 PM ET

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

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

BTO is interested in three topic areas:

Topic 1: Integrated Building Retrofits

Topic 2: New Construction Technologies

Topic 3: Advanced Technology Integration

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

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

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

Passcode: 2019abcFOA 

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

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

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002099_-_Advanced_Building_Construction_with_Energy_Efficient_Technologies_&_Practices_(ABC)_2019 (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 04:39 PM ET)
  • ABC_Teaming_List_Responses (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 03:11 PM ET)
  • ABC FOA Topic 1 EUI Targets -- 75 percent reduction from median values (Last Updated: 4/24/2019 04:01 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002099_ABC_2019_FAQ_Log (Last Updated: 8/23/2019 04:06 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_-_05.13 (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 04:47 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:15 PM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:14 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:16 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 7/30/2019 10:57 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities SF- LLL (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:16 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:17 PM ET)
  • Excel Tools for Building Energy Savings Technical Potential (Commercial Buildings, Topic 1 Only) (Last Updated: 4/24/2019 11:08 AM ET)
  • Excel Tools for Building Energy Savings Technical Potential (Residential Buildings, Topic 1 Only) (Last Updated: 4/24/2019 11:10 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Technologies Office (BTO). BTO’s overall goal is to improve the energy productivity of buildings without sacrificing occupant comfort or product performance. The goal is to use energy more productively and efficiently, not simply to use less energy. Progress towards achieving this goal will make building energy costs more affordable to the benefit of American families and businesses.

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

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

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

Topic 1: Flexible Building Technologies

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

Topic 3: Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Technologies

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

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

Documents

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

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • Recipient's Guide to Negotiating with EERE (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:27 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives Template (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:25 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:33 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification File (Last Updated: 6/12/2019 08:49 AM ET)
  • SF424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 08:05 AM ET)
  • Subrecipient Budget Justification File (Last Updated: 6/12/2019 09:10 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

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


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

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

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Water Power Technologies Office 2019 Research Funding Opportunity.” This FOA addresses priorities in the following Areas of Interest:

Area of Interest 1: Hydropower Operational Flexibility

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

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

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

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

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

Area of Interest 3: Advancing Wave Energy Device Design

Area of Interest 4: Marine Energy Centers Research Infrastructure Upgrades

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

  • FOA_2080_WPTO_Research_Mod_0003 (Last Updated: 6/14/2019 05:31 PM ET)
  • FOA_2080_Informational_Webinar (Last Updated: 4/10/2019 01:44 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002080_AOI_1_Teaming_Partner_List (Last Updated: 4/30/2019 10:37 AM ET)
  • FOA Q&A 2080 (Last Updated: 9/27/2019 12:44 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/13/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/9/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/16/2019 10:00 AM ET – 8/21/2019 5:00 PM ET

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

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

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

Topics under this FOA to advance H2@Scale include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

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

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

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

Contact Information

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

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

EERE plans to issue the FOA in February of 2019 via the EERE Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. If applicants wish to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding this FOA, they should register in EERE Exchange. When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through EERE Exchange.


Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001905: Energy-Water Desalination Hub

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please click here to register for the webinar.

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

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

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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001905 Energy-Water Desalination Hub FOA (Last Updated: 12/12/2018 05:52 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001905 Teaming Partner List as of 04-04-19 (Last Updated: 4/4/2019 10:51 AM ET)
  • FOA FAQs 07-30-2019 (Last Updated: 7/30/2019 04:34 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001905 01-07-19 Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 1/8/2019 05:06 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001905 01-07-19 Webinar Transcript Text (Last Updated: 1/18/2019 01:41 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webinars:

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

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

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

Recording Password: HydroFOA1836

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

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

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower.”

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

The FOA may include the following topic areas:

Topic Area 1:  Facility Design for Standard Modular Hydropower Development

Topic Area 2:  New Use Cases for Pumped Storage Hydropower

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

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

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

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

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


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


Documents

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

Submission Deadlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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

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

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

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


Documents

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

Contact Information

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

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topic 2 - Integration of Advanced Residential Envelope and HVAC Systems

Topic 3 - Gap Analysis of Building Industry Standard Practices

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

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

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


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

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

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


Documents

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

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Advancement and Data Dissemination”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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




Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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

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

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

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

WPTO will not respond to questions related to this RFI.

Documents

Contact Information

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

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001778: Solar Desalination

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

  • FOA FAQs (Last Updated: 3/20/2018 01:51 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001778.0001 Solar Desalination FOA (Last Updated: 10/3/2017 06:24 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001778 Informational Webinar Transcript (Last Updated: 10/16/2017 09:36 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001778 Informational Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 10/16/2017 09:36 PM ET)
  • Sample Indirect Rate Proposal (Last Updated: 3/6/2018 11:03 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 3/13/2018 12:42 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 9/26/2017 05:05 PM ET)
  • EERE-335 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 9/26/2017 05:05 PM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 9/26/2017 05:06 PM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 9/26/2017 05:06 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Documents

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

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0001821: Solar Desalination Notice of Intent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Documents

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

Contact Information

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

Submission Deadlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

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

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on how to improve the draft MHK Program strategy so that itcan be most impactful for the nation. The draft MHK Program strategy can be found as a supporting document to this RFI. EERE is specifically interested in information on core challenges for the industry and the approaches, strategic goals, and ongoing and future phases WPTO has proposed to support MHK commercialization in the United States. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to MHKRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on February 28, 2017. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 3 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

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

Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

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

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. Industrial separations within an integrated biorefinery

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

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

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

EERE plans to issue the FOA on or about December 2016 via the EERE Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. If Applicants wish to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding this FOA, they should register in EERE Exchange. When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through EERE Exchange.

Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

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

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

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

This FOA supports EERE AMO technical assistance activities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

The FOA topics include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission:

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

The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of and with the Applicant’s concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the Exchange helpdesk for assistance, and c) has submitted the application through Exchange within 24 hours of the FOA’s posted deadline.

Documents

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

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue DE-FOA-0001663: “Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement” in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Documents

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

Contact Information

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

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0001419: Wave Energy Test Facility

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Documents

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

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Documents

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

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue DE-FOA-0001419: “Wave Energy Test Facility” in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

Contact Information

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

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

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

 

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

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

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

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to RFI-ADV-HVACR@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on July 25, 2016. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length (excluding appendices), 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001513: Industrial Assessment Centers

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

Documents

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

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Documents

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

Required Application Documents

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

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

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