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DE-FOA-0001383: Amendment 000001 - BUILDINGS ENERGY EFFICIENCY FRONTIERS & INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES (BENEFIT) – 2016

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on behalf of the Buildings Technologies Office (BTO), announces the Funding Opportunity Announcement Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2016.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement combines early-stage topics (Innovations) with later-stage, roadmap-driven topics (Frontiers) that complement the core funding provided by the program. Because of their different focuses (Innovations: early-stage; Frontier: later-stage, roadmap-driven), this FOA is divided into two sections; an Innovations and a Frontiers section with an additional optional Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) supplement.

Applications for a BUILD Supplement cannot be submitted as standalone applications.

INNOVATIONS section:

Topic 1: Open Topic for Energy Efficiency Solutions for Residential and Commercial Buildings

Topic 2: Human-in-the-Loop Sensor & Control Systems

Topic 3: Infiltration Diagnostic Technologies

FRONTIERS section:

Topic 4: Plug and Play Sensor Systems

Topic 5: Advanced Air-Sealing Technologies for Existing Buildings

FOA Webinar Information:

Please register for BENEFIT 2016 FOA - Introduction on December 21, 2015 2:00 PM EST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8715391438828356098

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please register for BENEFIT 2016 FOA - Full Applications on Mar 17, 2016 12:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8721135289759645441

This is an additional presentation of the Second Informational Webinar for the BENEFIT-2016 FOA from the Building Technologies Office for anyone that missed the webinar on March 14, 2016.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Amendment 000001 to DE-FOA-0001383 BUILDINGS ENERGY EFFICIENCY FRONTIERS & INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES (BENEFIT) – 2016 includes the following changes:

1. Total available federal funding has increased from $8 million to $20 million.

2. The number of anticipated awards has increased to approximately 17-25.

3. The schedule has been altered to allow an additional week for submission of Concept Papers. The new submission date for Concept Papers is 2/5/2016

4. The 2nd Webinar has been rescheduled to 3/17/2016.

5. Additional detail regarding building/grid interaction has been added for Topic Areas 1, 2 and 4.

6. Extend the submission date for Full Applications to 4/19/2016.


For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001383 BENEFIT 016 FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

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Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of, and with the Applicant's concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance; and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.


 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001383 Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2016- Amendment 000001 (Last Updated: 1/11/2016 11:07 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001383 BENEFIT2016 FAQ Log (Last Updated: 12/9/2015 11:03 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001383 - Teaming Partner List - BENEFIT 2016 (Last Updated: 12/16/2015 08:10 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.

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Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 12/15/2015 11:55 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 12/15/2015 11:57 AM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 12/15/2015 11:58 AM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 3/4/2016 02:19 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/5/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/19/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/2/2016 6:00 PM ET – 6/7/2016 6:00 PM ET