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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001415: State Energy Program 2016 Competitive Awards

Q&A from January 26-27 and February 4 Presentations:  Posted to the document section below

APPLICATION WORKSHOP:  FEBRUARY 4, 2016

The slides and audio have been posted to the document section below

The workshop provides guidance on how to develop responsive applications to the DE-FOA-0001415. Topics include keys to success, common reasons why proposals fail, and pointers when it comes to the components of full applications. Please note that we will be unable to answer questions specific to proposal ideas.  Following the suggestions from the workshop will not guarantee an award.

APPLICANT INFORMATION WEBINAR:  JANUARY 26 AND 27, 2016       

The slides and audio have been posted to the document section below

Topics covered include Registration Requirements, Competitive Award 2016 Overview, Anticipated Schedule, Means of Submission, Area of Interest 1, Area of Interest 2, Area of Interest 3, Eligibility Requirements, Contents of Full Applications, Statement of Substantial Involvement, and cost match. Following the suggestions from the information webinar will not guarantee an award.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS
State entities are eligible to apply for funding as a Prime Recipient or participate as a Subrecipient. Applications must be submitted by the State Energy Office (SEO) or other agency responsible for administering the State Energy Program. Non‐State entities interested in collaborating with their respective SEO must contact that SEO.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) State Energy Program (SEP) seeks applications to advance policies, programs, and market strategies that accelerate job creation, reduce energy consumption, and help achieve energy and climate security for the nation. This competitive Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) allows States (which includes the District of Columbia and five territories) to compete for funding designed to meet EERE’s nationally focused initiatives for the fundamental and permanent transformation of clean energy markets across all sectors of the economy.

Specifically, this FOA includes three Areas of Interest:

1. State Energy Planning

2. Innovative Opportunities for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Practices

3. Technical Assistance to Advance SEP Formula Grant Clean Energy Activities.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001415 State Energy Program 2016 Competitive Awards Full Text (Last Updated: 1/14/2016 07:10 PM ET)
  • FOA FAQ-Questions and answers regarding the content of this FOA (Last Updated: 3/25/2016 12:37 PM ET)
  • January 26-27 Slides Only: Applicant Webinar DE-FOA-0001415 (Last Updated: 1/26/2016 04:43 PM ET)
  • February 4 Slides Only: Application Workshop DE-FOA-0001415 (Last Updated: 2/9/2016 11:28 AM ET)
  • January 26-27 Audio and Slides: Applicant Webinar DE-FOA-0001415 (Last Updated: 1/27/2016 12:29 PM ET)
  • February 4 Audio and Slides: Application Workshop DE-FOA-0001415 (Last Updated: 2/9/2016 11:30 AM ET)
  • January 26 - 27 and February 4 Presentation Q&A (Last Updated: 2/11/2016 03:36 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.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF 424 (Last Updated: 1/14/2016 06:54 PM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/14/2016 06:57 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification EERE 335 (Last Updated: 1/14/2016 07:06 PM ET)
  • Subaward Budget Justification EERE 335 (Last Updated: 1/19/2016 12:20 PM ET)
  • 2016 State Energy Assessment Template (Last Updated: 1/14/2016 06:58 PM ET)
  • 2016 Summary Tables Template (Last Updated: 1/14/2016 06:58 PM ET)
  • 2016 Milestone Summary Table (Last Updated: 1/14/2016 06:59 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/31/2016 5:00 PM ET