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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001403: Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP)

* The purpose of Modification 0002 is to correct the page limit for the Technical Volume from 20 pages to 10 pages, as stated in Section IV.D.ii of the FOA.

*The purpose of Modification 0001 is to revise the following dates: Full Application submission deadline, expected submission deadline for replies to reviewer comments, expected date for EERE selection notifications, and expected timeframe for award negotiations.*

Q&A from the March 31st Webinar may be found in the FOA FAQ's Question & Answer Log under the Documents section.

The intent of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the development and piloting of data-driven decision frameworks by local and tribal governments. These frameworks should advance model practices and processes that improve the ability of local and tribal governments to integrate, analyze, and understand varied datasets, in order to pursue opportunities across all clean energy sectors such as sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, and renewable power.

To develop and pilot such data-driven efforts, this FOA strongly encourages partnerships between local or tribal governments and entities such as academic institutions, technology companies, utilities, regional planning bodies, and non-governmental organizations.

An informational webinar was held March 31, 2016 at 2:30 pm ET. Below is the link to view the presentation:



  • Cities-LEAP FOA Modification 0002 (Last Updated: 5/26/2016 03:04 PM ET)
  • FOA FAQs 8-15-16 Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 8/15/2016 11:45 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Sample (Last Updated: 6/22/2016 07:50 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

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 3/2/2016 10:34 AM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 3/2/2016 09:19 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (EERE 335) (Last Updated: 3/2/2016 09:20 AM ET)
  • Subaward Budget Justification (EERE 335) (Last Updated: 3/2/2016 09:21 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/2/2016 09:21 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/17/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/23/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/7/2016 1:00 PM ET – 8/31/2016 5:00 PM ET