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DE-FOA-0001960: Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing

Modification 0002 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 0002 are highlighted in yellow.

Modification 0001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 0001 are highlighted in yellow.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), invests in cutting-edge research, development, and demonstration activities focused on sustainable transportation, renewable power, and energy efficiency. Through EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) public-private R&D consortia, manufacturers, small businesses, universities, national laboratories, and state and local governments are brought together to pursue coordinated early-stage R&D in high-priority areas essential to energy in manufacturing. Federal funding is the catalyst to bring stakeholders into shared spaces and to address process and technological challenges that present a significant degree of scientific or technical uncertainty.

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), EERE in partnership with the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response (CESER), seeks to establish a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute dedicated to advancing cybersecurity in energy efficient manufacturing (referred hereafter as the Institute). The Institute will pursue targeted research and development (R&D) that will focus on understanding the evolving cybersecurity threats to greater energy efficiency in manufacturing industries, developing new cybersecurity technologies and methods, and sharing information and knowledge to the broader community of U.S. manufacturers. The Institute will leverage expertise from industry, academia, state and local governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), non-profits and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "DOCUMENTS" heading below.

Please click "FOA FAQs" under the "DOCUMENTS" heading below for Questions and Answers specific to this FOA.

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Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA will be held on April 16, 2019 at 1pm Eastern Standard Time. 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.

After the webinar is complete, a link will be provided to access the audio recording of the webinar. Also, a copy of the Webinar Slides and Webinar Transcript will be available to download in the “DOCUMENTS” section below.

Please click here to register for the webinar.

*UPDATE: Please see the link below for the Informational Webinar held on April 16, 2019 and enter this password: VtGQQJA7

Please see the Announcement Documents section for a copy of the webinar slides and transcript.


  • DE-FOA-0001960 Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute - Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing FOA Mod 0002 (Last Updated: 8/14/2019 02:22 PM ET)
  • FOA FAQs_10-29-19 (Last Updated: 10/29/2019 12:17 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001960_04-16-19_Webinar_Slides (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 12:04 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001960 Teaming Partner List as of 06-19-19 (Last Updated: 6/19/2019 12:38 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001960_04-16-19_Webinar_Transcript_Text (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 12:05 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

  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 2/7/2019 02:08 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 2/7/2019 02:10 PM ET)
  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 2/7/2019 02:11 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/7/2019 02:12 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/15/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/20/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/19/2019 5:00 PM ET – 9/26/2019 5:00 PM ET