Per SECTION IV – APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION of the FOA:
A. Address to Request Application Forms
The Application forms and instructions are available on EERE Exchange. To access these materials, go to https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/ and select the appropriate funding opportunity number.
B. Letter of Intent
A Letter of Intent is required. Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent prior to application submission. Letters of Intent will be used by DOE to plan for the merit review. The letters should not contain any proprietary or sensitive business information. The letters will not be used for down-selection purposes, and do not commit an applicant to submit an application. However, applicants must submit a Letter of Intent by the due date to be eligible to submit an Application. If an applicant is applying for more than one Topic Area, a separate letter of intent must be submitted for each Topic Area. A control number will be issued when an Applicant begins the Letter of Intent submission process. This control number must be included with the Application documents, as described in Section C. below.
The Letter of Intent should include the following information:
1. Applicant Name
2. Title of the project
3. One or two paragraph description of the project
4. Identification of the Topic Area to which applicant is applying
5. Estimated total DOE funding request
6. Point of Contact
FOR TOPIC AREA 1 APPLICANTS ONLY:
The following requested information will be used by DOE for planning purposes only and for this purpose may be shared with other Government Agencies and non-Federal personnel that have signed conflict of interest and non-disclosure agreements prior to reviewing the information. This preliminary information submitted with the Letter of Intent will not be used in the merit review process and must be included in greater detail with the Application:
a. The site location.
b. A list of current, pending and future permits, leases and/or approvals required for the project including a copy of the permit or approval with the following information:
i. Permit/Approval Name
ii. Issuing Agency, Contact Name, Title and Phone Number
iii. Description and/or Action
iv. Status/General Information (completed, pending, date approved, estimated date of decision, application date, etc…)
v. Date Expires/Renewal date
c. A copy of any applicable draft or final Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement that has been conducted.
Letter of Intent due date and time: March 30, 2012 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Save the information in a single file titled “Control#_Institution_LOI.pdf”. Letters of Intent must be submitted via EERE Exchange at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.