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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001823: Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D - 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office (BTO) Emerging Technologies (ET) Program is working in partnership with industry, national laboratories, and academia to develop innovative energy saving technologies, systems, tools, and models that could lead to a significant reduction in building energy consumption.

The ET Program has identified the program-specific goal of supporting the development of cost-effective technologies capable of reducing the energy use of typical buildings by 45% by 2030, relative to high-efficiency technologies available in 2010. Government investment through mechanisms such as the annual solid-state lighting (SSL) funding opporunity targets early-stage R&D enabling industry to develop novel technologies that can improve the efficiency and reduce the energy costs of the nation's buildings.

The objective of this funding opporunity is to select a diverse portfolio of early-stage R&D projects projects which can contribute to achieving:

  • Maximized energy-efficiency of SSL products;
  • Improved lifetime, color quality, and lighting system performance for SSL technology; and,
  • Reduced costs of SSL sources and luminaires.

Success in this portfolio of early-stage R&D is expected to further contribute to the growth, leadership, and sustainability of domestic U.S. advanced manufacturing within ghe SSL industry.

The informational webinar for this FOA took place on May 7, 2018. A copy of the presentation can be found under Announcement Documents. Questions received during the presentation, and their respective answers, can be found under the FOA's Question and Answer section.

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Documents

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 4/27/2018 07:42 AM ET)

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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

  • Recipient's Guide to Negotiating with EERE (Last Updated: 12/21/2017 02:20 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives Template (Last Updated: 12/21/2017 02:20 PM ET)
  • SF424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 12/21/2017 02:21 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 12/21/2017 02:22 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/27/2018 07:33 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 12/21/2017 02:22 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 Subcontractor Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/27/2018 07:34 AM ET)
  • SF424-A Budget Justification Workbook (Last Updated: 12/21/2017 02:22 PM ET)
  • EERE Reporting Requirements Checklist (Last Updated: 4/26/2018 02:40 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/18/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/25/2018 5:00 PM ET – 7/30/2018 5:00 PM ET