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DE-FOA-0001679: Industrial Assessment Centers Technical Field Manager


Amendment 000001: Extended the Submission Deadline for Letter of Intent to 1/10/2017 5:00 PM ET. Extended the Submission Deadline for Full Applications to 2/14/2017 5:00 PM ET. Extended the Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments to 3/3/2017 5:00pm ET. Revised the Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications to April 2017. Revised the Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations to April 2017 – May 2017.

The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program is a resource conservation and workforce development initiative of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) based in the engineering departments of colleges and 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.

The IACs were formerly known as Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Centers and were created by the Department of Commerce in 1976 in response to the oil embargo and rising energy costs. Historically, the centers have focused on helping small and medium-sized manufacturing facilities cut back on unnecessary costs from inefficient energy use. The IACs were moved to the Department of Energy just after the DOE was formed in 1978 and later expanded the scope of the assessments to include evaluations of ineffective production procedures, excess waste production, and other production-related problems. Currently the IAC program is administered through the Advanced Manufacturing Office under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy. Additional information on the IAC program can be found at the following link:

The IAC Technical Field Manager plays a critical role in the IAC program. The Technical Field Manager is the liaison between the AMO Program Manager and the individual Centers, 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.

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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. 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.

Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA will be held on December 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET Eastern Standard Time.

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

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

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  • DE-FOA-0001679 - Industrial Assessment Centers Technical Field Manager - Amendment 000001 (Last Updated: 12/13/2016 02:19 PM ET)
  • FOA FAQs 12-22-2016 (Last Updated: 12/23/2016 01:39 PM ET)
  • Webinar Slides: DE-FOA-0001679 (Last Updated: 12/20/2016 03:17 PM ET)
  • Webinar Transcript: DE-FOA-0001679 (Last Updated: 12/20/2016 03:17 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

  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 12/1/2016 04:39 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (5 Period) (Last Updated: 12/1/2016 04:40 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 12/1/2016 04:40 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 12/1/2016 04:41 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 1/10/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/14/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/1/2017 10:00 AM ET – 3/6/2017 5:00 PM ET