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DE-FOA-0001678: Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships

 

Modification 000001: The purpose of this modification is to revise Section II.A.i. Estimated Funding to clarify funding amounts for Topic Area 1 and optional Topic Area 2; revise Section IV.C.ii Technical Volume to clarify that the annual budget must include a budget for each region if proposing to cover multiple regions provide; and revise IV.C.iv Budget Justification Workbook (EERE 335) to clarify that if the application is proposing to cover multiple regions (see Section I.B.i) applicants must complete the budget justification workbook for the primary region and identify in the Technical Volume the additional amount of funds needed to cover each secondary region.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks to further the installation of cost-effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP). CHP is a suite of commercially available, predominately gas-fired distributed generation technologies that produce both electricity and thermal energy onsite, thereby reducing line losses and strain on grid infrastructure while also increasing site reliability and energy security. The promotion of CHP is part of the EERE mission to create and sustain American leadership in the transition to a strong and prosperous America powered by clean, domestic, affordable and secure energy for the industrial, manufacturing, commercial and multifamily sectors. Within AMO, CHP is the focus of both R&D and deployment activities, with R&D activities focused on new CHP technologies including hybrid and also grid reactive controls. On the deployment side, the CHP Deployment Program conducts technical assistance activities that promote the use of combined heat and power to support U.S. economic competitive advantage, promote economic development, instill resiliency in businesses and communities, create and maintain local energy-related jobs, and provide sustainable solutions for modernizing energy generation and delivery. Today’s energy environment and technology solutions present an opportunity for continued deployment of CHP. The goal of this FOA is to solicit proposals from interested parties to become regional CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) who will assist the CHP Deployment Program in the development of strategies to maximize CHP exposure to potential end-users and key stakeholders, and to locally promote best practices in CHP technology policies and installation. (For more information about the DOE/EERE CHP Deployment Program, visit https://energy.gov/eere/amo/chp-deployment).

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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 January 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM 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.

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

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3417803687918345731

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Documents

  • FOA FAQs Updated 4-6-17 (Last Updated: 4/6/2017 02:26 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001678 Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships_MOD000001 (Last Updated: 2/7/2017 06:06 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001678 CHPTAP - FOA Applicant Webinar Presentation (Last Updated: 1/26/2017 04:43 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001678 CHPTAP - Informational Webinar Transcript (Last Updated: 1/26/2017 04:43 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 335 - Budget Justification (5 Period) (Last Updated: 3/13/2017 03:16 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (if applicable) (Last Updated: 3/7/2017 03:07 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/12/2017 12:02 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 2/14/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/21/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/18/2017 5:00 PM ET – 4/21/2017 5:00 PM ET