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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-SBV-0000999: EERE Small Business Vouchers Round 3

 

PLEASE NOTE:

11 October 2016:

NEW AMENDED NOTICE AND RECOMMENDED FORMS ARE NOW POSTED. APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO REVIEW AMENDED NOTICE AND NEW FORMS BEFORE SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS.

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is putting the world-class resources of the national labs at your fingertips with the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot. During fiscal year 2016, EERE applied almost $14MM to new projects with 76 small businesses.

Now, EERE is announcing its first call for Small Business Vouchers in fiscal year 2017. EERE has pledged $12MM in new funding for this round, and one additional round during the fiscal year.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) enterprise of National Laboratories is an innovation powerhouse full of unique and advanced instruments as well as world class scientists, engineers and other professionals. The Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot is a mechanism structured to allow small businesses engaged in the renewable energy and the energy efficiency sectors greater access to the vast capabilities and resources that exist at the DOE National Laboratories.

Through the SBV Pilot, eligible small businesses can tap into the reserve of National Laboratory intellectual and technical assets to overcome critical technology and commercialization challenges such as:

· Prototyping

· Materials characterization

· High performance computations

· Modeling and simulations

· Intermediate scaling to generate samples for potential customers

· Validation of technology performance

· Designing new ways to satisfy regulatory compliance

Documents

  • Small Business Voucher Request for Assistance Application Form (Last Updated: 10/11/2016 05:13 PM ET)
  • Small Business Voucher Notice Of Opportunity Additional Questions (Last Updated: 10/27/2016 04:40 PM ET)
  • Non-Negotiable TAPA Agreement (Last Updated: 10/7/2016 07:04 PM ET)
  • Non-Negotiable CRADA Agreement (Last Updated: 10/7/2016 07:04 PM ET)
  • Notice of Opportunity (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 11:37 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:05 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.

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Full Application

  • Small Business Voucher Request for Assistance Application Form (Last Updated: 10/11/2016 05:17 PM ET)
  • Small Business Voucher Notice Additional Questions Form (Last Updated: 10/11/2016 05:16 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:08 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/14/2016 11:59 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 1/12/2017 5:00 PM ET – 9/1/2017 5:00 PM ET