As outlined in the FOA under Section III Eligibility Information, A. Eligible Applicants, “All types of entities are eligible to apply for this announcement, except nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995. Eligible applicants include but are not limited to: (1) institutions of higher education; (2) National Laboratories and Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) contractors; (3) nonprofit and for-profit entities; (4) State and local governments, (5) Indian Tribes and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations (TERDO); and (6) consortia of entities (1)-(5) above. If applying as a consortium, an established member of the consortium must be designated as the lead applicant.
A foreign legal entity may be proposed as a team member on a domestic entity’s application, but may not incur more than 20% of total allowable project costs. Eligible foreign legal entities include but are not limited to: (1) institutions of higher education; (2) nonprofit and for-profit private entities; and (3) consortia of entities (1) through (2). If the foreign team member is a consortium an established member of the consortium must be designated as the point of contact.”