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DE-FOA-0001479: Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance for Remote Alaska Communities Energy Efficiency Competition

INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR was held on 2-25-16 4 pm to 6 pm ET

DOE will be hosting an informational Webinar on Thursday 2-25-16. To view the Presentation from this webinar refer to the "Documents" section below and click on the "RACEE Informational Webinar Slides".


The following modifications have been made to DE-FOA-0001479

MODIFICATION 0003: The purpose of this amendment is to divide Phase 2 of the NOTA into two topic areas. The “Phase Areas and Scope of Activities”, the “Content and Form of the Application” and the “Review Criteria” sections of the NOTA have all been modified to account for dividing Phase 2 into 2 topic areas.

Additional language was added to clarify allowable TA for integrated renewable energy.

Modifications to the NOTA have been highlighted in yellow. All other parts of the NOTA remain unchanged.

MODIFICATION 0002: The new deadline for the completed pledge form for Phase 1 is February 2, 2016. The Questions and Answers excel sheet has been updated to show the deadline extension.

MODIFICATION 0001: The pledge form template was updated as of January 12, 2016.


The informational Webinar was held Tuesday December 22, 2015 at 2PM ET. To view and / or listen to the informational Webinar, open the power point and audio files shown below under DOCUMENTS.


The purpose of this Notice of Technical Assistance (NOTA) is to support the goals of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency Competition (RACEE Competition), announced by President Obama.

The RACEE Competition will empower Alaskan communities and native Alaskan villages to develop effective tools to advance the use of reliable, affordable, and energy efficient solutions that are replicable throughout Alaska and other Arctic regions. This NOTA is intended to implement the first two phases of the RACEE Competition: Phase 1 will designate qualified Alaskan communities that pledge to reduce energy use as “Community Efficiency Champions”. These “Champions” will gain access to a peer network and become qualified to apply for Phase 2, which will provide Technical Assistance to selected Community Efficiency Champions.

Applicants that become designated as Community Efficiency Champions will be expected to actively share information, best practices and lessons learned with their peers related to their energy efficiency plans and actions through reporting to DOE and Peer Networks.



  • Modifications_0003_0002_0001_RACEE_FOA (Last Updated: 2/24/2016 07:17 PM ET)
  • Question & Answers for Phase 2 (Last Updated: 3/30/2016 01:35 PM ET)
  • SF424 Application (Last Updated: 3/9/2016 03:39 PM ET)
  • RACEE Informational Webinar Slides 2-25-16 (Last Updated: 2/29/2016 03:22 PM ET)
  • Updated Pledge Form (Last Updated: 1/12/2016 01:21 PM ET)
  • RACEE Webinar PPT 12-22-15 (Last Updated: 12/22/2015 03:24 PM ET)
  • Audio for information webinar 12-22-2015 (Last Updated: 12/23/2015 02:00 PM ET)
  • Questions & Answers (Last Updated: 1/5/2016 10:35 AM ET)
  • RACEE Technical Assistance Resource Guide (Last Updated: 3/29/2016 06:33 PM ET)
  • Summary of March 16, 2016 RACEE Call (Last Updated: 3/29/2016 06:34 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

  • SF-424 Application (Last Updated: 12/11/2015 01:41 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/3/2016 11:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/9/2016 10:00 PM ET