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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001000: Funding Opportunity Announcement: Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (CRAFT)

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) the Building Technologies Office (BTO) seeks to establish a performance rating mechanism for assessing the energy performance of fenestration attachments. DOE and the fenestration attachments industry have identified accurate and objective performance data as a critical need for product adoption.

The selected applicant to the Craft FOA will provide a third-party rating, certification, and labeling program, which will enable consumers to distinguish among energy-efficient attachment products and models. The underlying data will assist architects and engineers in better understanding the energy impact of particular products. The awardee will develop performance verification, and labeling standards for residential and commercial fenestration attachments. The successful applicant will also develop a Program to rate fenestration attachment energy performance and provide accurate and useful product comparison criteria, allowing end users in residential and commercial markets to assess the relative energy cost/benefits of fenestration attachments.


Previous Versions

  • EERE_159_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 10/8/2013 06:16 PM ET)
  • SF-424_-_Application_for_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 11/5/2013 03:49 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 11/5/2013 03:49 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

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Full Application

  • SF-424 - Application for Financial Assistance (Last Updated: 11/5/2013 07:57 PM ET)
  • EERE 159 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 11/5/2013 07:59 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/5/2013 08:00 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/5/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/5/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/12/2014 8:00 AM ET – 3/16/2014 5:00 PM ET