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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001179: LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE BIOENERGY SYSTEMS

NOTE: The FOA has been updated to incorporate Modification 001 and Modification 002, as discussed below:

This FOA was modified for a first time on December 18, 2014. The purpose of this modification is to extend the following dates:

1. Submission Deadline for Full Applications;

2. Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments;

3. Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications.

This FOA was modified for a second time on February 12, 2015. The purpose of this modification is to extend the following dates:

1. Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments;

2.Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications.

See Modification 002 under FOA Documents below.

 

EERE is seeking interdisciplinary projects that apply landscape design approaches to integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio-economic sustainability including ecosystem services and food, feed, and fiber production. For the purposes of this FOA, cellulosic feedstock production refers to dedicated annual and perennial energy crops, use of agricultural and forestry residues, or a combination of these options.

The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications must be submitted through the EERE eXCHANGE website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website.

The eXCHANGE system is 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.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

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 &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.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.

Informational Webinar: 

An informational webinar about the Funding Opportunity Announcement and the application process was held on Monday, November 3, 3:00 Eastern Time. Attendance was not mandatory and will not positively or negatively impact the overall review of any Applicant submissions. The link to the audio file of the webinar can be found at: http://youtu.be/Xupg-Jk2Ssc. Please note you will need to provide the same registration information as you did for the webinar. The webinar slides are also now available for review.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001179 Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems Modification 002 (Last Updated: 2/12/2015 04:06 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001179: LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE BIOENERGY SYSTEMS (Appendix H) (Last Updated: 10/17/2014 04:49 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001179: LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE BIOENERGY SYSTEMS (Appendix I) (Last Updated: 10/17/2014 04:50 PM ET)
  • Webinar PowerPoint Presentation (Last Updated: 11/5/2014 03:55 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

  • Application for Financial Assistance (SF 424) (Last Updated: 10/17/2014 05:22 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (EERE 159) (Last Updated: 10/17/2014 05:22 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) (Last Updated: 10/17/2014 05:22 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/21/2015 02:21 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • BETOLandscapeDesignFOA@ee.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of the FOA. All questions must be received at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange. All questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/21/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/26/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/17/2015 8:00 AM ET – 3/19/2015 5:00 PM ET