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  DE-FOA-0002498 Innovative Methods to Control Hydraulic Properties of Enhanced Geothermal Systems Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 6/15/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002527 Equitable Access to Community Solar Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 6/1/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002526 Workforce Development Strategies Supporting the Solar Industry Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 6/1/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002513 SolSmart Program Management Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 6/8/2021 05:00 PM ET 6/15/2021 05:00 PM ET 8/17/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002524 Opportunities to Improve Geothermal Technology Cost and Performance Modeling Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 5/28/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002472 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2021 Federal Agency Call (FAC) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) 7/16/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-0000008 FY21 BTO Laboratory Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) Call Lab Call (LC) Building Technologies (BTO) 5/14/2021 07:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002450 SuperTruck 3 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 5/13/2021 05:00 PM ET 7/12/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002475 Low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Vehicle Technologies Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 5/13/2021 05:00 PM ET 7/12/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002396 FY21 BETO Scale-up and Conversion FOA DE-FOA-0002396 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 4/30/2021 05:00 PM ET 6/21/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002502 Notice of Request for Information on Risks in the High-Capacity Batteries, including Electric Vehicle Batteries Supply Chain Request for Information (RFI) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) TBD
  DE-TA5-0002378 SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE FISCAL YEAR 2021 PV AND CSP FUNDING PROGRAM - TOPIC AREA 5 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 4/26/2021 05:00 PM ET 6/24/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002378 SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE FISCAL YEAR 2021 FUNDING PROGRAM Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 4/26/2021 05:00 PM ET 4/27/2021 05:00 PM ET 6/24/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002416 FY21 BETO Scale-up and Conversion FOA DE-FOA-0002396 Notice of Intent Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002453 Flow Battery Systems Manufacturing FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) 4/29/2021 05:00 PM ET 6/30/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002478 Low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Vehicle Technologies Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002464 Supertruck 3 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002452 Industrial Assessment Centers Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) 4/1/2021 05:00 PM ET 4/22/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002446 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells R&D FY2021 FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 1/15/2021 05:00 PM ET 3/8/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002420 Vehicle Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2021 Research Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 2/12/2021 05:00 PM ET 4/7/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002423 FY21 Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Feedstock Technologies and Algae FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 2/3/2021 05:00 PM ET 4/7/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002237 Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) 3/1/2021 05:00 PM ET 6/4/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002437 FY21 SETO Systems Integration and Hardware Incubator Funding Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 1/13/2021 05:00 PM ET 2/1/2021 05:00 PM ET 4/5/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002466 Plastics Innovation Challenge (PIC) Draft Roadmap Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002389 Offshore Wind Transmission System Integration Research Needs Request for Information (RFI) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002425 Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Other - Functional 12/11/2020 05:00 PM ET 2/3/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002363 Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA): Improving Hydropower’s Value through Informed Decision Making Notice of Technical Assistance (NOTA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 2/17/2021 05:00 PM ET 4/16/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002206 Connected Communities Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 3/3/2021 05:00 PM ET 3/17/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002372 Request for Information - Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Research and Development Activities & SuperTruck Initiative Request for Information (RFI) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002196 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 11/5/2020 05:00 PM ET 1/20/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002274 Request for Information (RFI): Engaging States to Advance State Energy Office Priorities Request for Information (RFI) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002413 Understanding Workforce-Development Assets and Gaps for Technical and Non-Technical Bioenergy Workforce Preparation Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 11/2/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002386 FY 2021 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Request for Information (RFI) Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 9/21/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002385 Request for Information on Accelerated Materials R&D, Testing/Qualification, and Cost-Effective Manufacturing Routes for Harsh Service Environments Materials Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002357 Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Perovskite Funding Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 9/23/2020 05:00 PM ET 12/7/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002379 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Request for Information (RFI) Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 9/15/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002360 RFI: Energy Storage Grand Challenge Request for Information (RFI) Other - Functional 8/31/2020 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002336 Research and Development for Advanced Water Resource Recovery Systems Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) 8/4/2020 05:00 PM ET 10/6/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002358 Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s in support of Battery Critical Materials Supply Chain R&D Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002324 Building Technologies Proving Ground – Public Sector Field Validation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 7/27/2020 05:00 PM ET 9/28/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-000L084 2020 VTO Lab Call 2 Lab Call (LC) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 7/17/2020 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002235 Request for Information (RFI): Offshore Wind Environmental Research & Environmental Monitoring and Impact Mitigation Technology Validation Funding Opportunity Request for Information (RFI) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002162 Request for Information: Research and Development Opportunities for Opaque Building Envelopes Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002161 Request for Information on DRAFT Research and Development Opportunities Report for Windows Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002252 FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) 6/25/2020 05:00 PM ET 8/31/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002322 FY2020 AMO Critical Materials FOA: Next-Generation Technologies and Field Validation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) 6/29/2020 05:00 PM ET 8/19/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002349 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0002252 FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Multi-topic FOA Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002343 RFI: DOE Hydropower Program Research and Development Strategy and HydroWIRES Research Roadmap Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002236 Offshore Wind Energy Atmospheric Science and Project Development Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) 4/30/2020 05:00 PM ET 7/16/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002291 Request for Information: Funding Opportunity Announcement 2206 "Connected Communities" Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002249 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002206 Connected Communities Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002284 Request for Information: Prediction of Solar Variability for Better Grid Integration Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002182 Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles Integrated with Thermal Energy Storage Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002165 Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002098 RFI - Engaging Governors to Advance State Energy Priorities Request for Information (RFI) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002157 Request for Information: Planning and Operation Models and Data Analytics for Solar Grid Integration Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002123 Request for Information (RFI): Marine Sciences Laboratory Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002117 Request for Information: Research and Development Opportunities for Innovations in Sensors and Controls for Building Energy Management Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002118 Request for Information: Research and Development Opportunities for Building Energy Modeling Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002096 Request for Information: Waves to Water Prize Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002070 Efficient and Flexible Building Loads Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001920 RFI: Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy and the Geosciences Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001899 Critical Water Issues Prize Competition RFI Request for Information (RFI) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001869 Request for Information (RFI): Identifying Opportunities to Address Barriers for Lowering the Cost and Risk of Geothermal Drilling Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001669 REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: Supporting Clean Energy Startups: Industry and Investment Partnerships for Scaling Innovation Request for Information (RFI) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001672 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001573 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA Number DE-FOA-0001574, Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies 2016 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001422 NOI: Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001468 Notice of Intent SEP Comp FY16 for DE-FOA-0001415 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001421 RFI - Remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency Competition Request for Information (RFI) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001332 Request for Information: Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) Request for Information (RFI) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001284 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001271: Cleantech University Prize Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001266 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: SunShot Incubator Round 10, SolarMat Round 3, SunPath Round 2 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001253 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: State Energy Program 2015 Competitive Awards Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001203 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies, Fiscal Year 2015 Request for Information (RFI) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001070 RFI - Net Benefits and Costs of Distributed Solar Energy and Innovative Solar Deployment Models Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001001 EERE Commercialization Request for Information (RFI) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) TBD

DE-FOA-0002498: Innovative Methods to Control Hydraulic Properties of Enhanced Geothermal Systems

The focus of this FOA is the development and deployment of disruptive technologies and techniques that will affect fluid flow within enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) fracture networks, or reservoirs, which are the “engine” that drive geothermal heat production. EGS requires the ability to control the flow of fluids through and throughout the created reservoir. Standard approaches for altering flow through a reservoir are borehole centric where flow control into or out of a well is centrally managed from the wellbore.  This FOA is specifically focused on the development of novel technologies and techniques that can be used to control flow regimes outside of the wellbore and within the reservoir and to mitigate undesirable flow and heat transfer rates that degrade the performance of EGS reservoirs.   Successful projects will develop controllable in-reservoir fracture permeability modification systems/methods that yield long-term reservoir productivity improvements with the ability to reverse imparted effects. 

Documents

  • FINAL FY21 GTO EGS-Hydraulic Properties - DE-FOA-0002498_042721 (Last Updated: 5/7/2021 10:45 AM ET)
  • HydroProps FOA QA log - 5-6-21 (Last Updated: 5/7/2021 10:45 AM 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

  • BudgetJustificationTemplate (Last Updated: 5/7/2021 10:45 AM ET)
  • EERE_T_540.131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 5/7/2021 10:45 AM ET)
  • SF_424_ Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 5/7/2021 10:45 AM ET)
  • SF_LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 5/7/2021 10:45 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/15/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/7/2021 10:45 AM ET – 7/13/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002527: Equitable Access to Community Solar

This request for information is intended to inform the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) on the current barriers to rapid community solar deployment, and other community-serving models to increase solar access, that include meaningful benefits such as bill reductions, workforce development, local resiliency, and community wealth building. SETO is interested in responses from all stakeholders, including community-based organizations, local businesses, governments, etc. serving environmental justice communities, fossil fuel transitioning communities, and other groups that work with individuals and organizations with high energy burdens. 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002527 Equitable Access to Community Solar RFI (Last Updated: 5/4/2021 10:55 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/1/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002526: Workforce Development Strategies Supporting the Solar Industry

This request for information is intended to inform the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) on workforce development programs, strategies, and tools to support the development of a diverse and skilled clean energy workforce. DOE is re-envisioning its approach to supporting vocational-based career opportunities holistically across clean energy technologies. This RFI is targeted at the solar industry and training providers to better understand how SETO can support an industry-driven, employee-centered approach to the clean energy workforce of the future.

Documents

  • Workforce Development Strategies for the Solar Industry- RFI (Last Updated: 5/4/2021 10:45 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/1/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002513: SolSmart Program Management

This Funding Opportunity Announcement creates a competitive opportunity for applicants to manage SETO’s existing SolSmart program. SolSmart is a national community designation program that recognizes communities for making it easier and faster to install solar energy. The program provides local governments with technical assistance to improve their permitting, inspection, and zoning processes, and take other steps to reduce soft costs. The current awardee’s period of performance is coming to an end, and SETO will compete the opportunity to take on management of the program. Applicants will also propose ways to further develop the program to incorporate new emerging technologies, support under-resourced communities, measure program impacts, and contribute to the Biden Administration’s equity and climate goals. 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002513_Funding Opportunity Announcement_SolSmart Program Management (Last Updated: 5/4/2021 02:20 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

  • BudgetJustificationTemplate (Last Updated: 5/4/2021 02:20 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540.131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 5/4/2021 02:20 PM ET)
  • SF_424_ Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 5/4/2021 02:20 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 5/4/2021 02:20 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 6/8/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/15/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/17/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002524: Opportunities to Improve Geothermal Technology Cost and Performance Modeling

The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), welcomes input from energy system modelers, geothermal developers and operators, utilities and public utility commissions, as well as from academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other geothermal stakeholders on opportunities to improve geothermal technology cost and performance modeling.As variable renewable energy resources continue declining in cost, and grid operators transition to greater use of what is increasingly cost-competitive energy storage, the energy and capacity value of geothermal generation needs to be accurately represented and captured by resource adequacy planners. GTO is soliciting this Request For Information (RFI) from the broader stakeholder community in order to ensure that geothermal technology costs and performance assumptions are most accurately represented in all grid modeling and planning efforts.  This will ensure that geothermal achieves appropriate market share that can support a reliable, resilient, and decarbonized grid.  With the help of stakeholder feedback from this RFI, GTO aims to improve its understanding of where there may be gaps in existing geothermal technology performance and cost models, and thus where to best focus future potential efforts for eliminating such gaps.

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/28/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002472: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2021 Federal Agency Call (FAC)

Building a clean energy economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. This Federal Agency Call (FAC) will advance the Biden Administration’s goals to achieve carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 and “deliver an equitable, clean energy future, and put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050“ to the benefit of all Americans. The Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to pushing the frontiers of science and engineering, catalyzing clean energy jobs through research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D), and ensuring environmental justice and inclusion of disadvantaged communities.

As part of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the Federal Energy Management Program’s (FEMP) priority is to help federal agencies advance the energy efficiency and resilience of their operations, while addressing climate change and minimizing the carbon footprint. FEMP assists Federal agencies in meeting energy- and climate change-related goals by bringing expertise from all levels of project and policy implementation to identify affordable solutions and facilitate public-private partnerships.

DOE and FEMP intend to play a leading role in meeting the challenge facing our nation and our planet from climate change through advancing a plan to lead the world in building a clean energy economy to address the climate emergency. DOE and FEMP will use its resources to turn the threat of climate change into an opportunity by catalyzing our partners across the Federal government to lead through the power of example toward the goal of building a 100% clean energy economy with net-zero emissions.

FEMP’s Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2021 FAC will provide direct funding to Federal agencies for the development of energy and water efficiency projects and processes that address climate change mitigation and/or adaptation. The purpose of the AFFECT 2021 FAC funding is to initiate, supplement, improve or otherwise increase the viability and adoption of climate change mitigation and adaptation actions entailing energy efficiency, clean energy, and operational resilience at U.S. Federal government-owned facilities. This is accomplished through leveraging the use of a privately financed performance contract in the form of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), ENABLE contract, or Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) to enhance Federal agency climate change mitigation via energy efficiency, clean energy, and adaptation at mission critical sites. The AFFECT 2021 FAC is expected to provide ‘value added’ additions to projects allowing for greater impact from the projects in terms of energy cost savings and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation, enhanced climate change adaptation and resilience. FEMP also intends for the AFFECT 2021 FAC to provide demonstrated opportunities for replication of projects at other Federal facilities, while building a diversified workforce within the clean energy economy in construction, skilled trades, and engineering to enhance American infrastructure.

Applications must address either or both of the Climate Change Adaptation-Resilient and/or Efficient Areas of Interest identified below, and describe a Replicability Plan highlighting (a) how replication and/or scalability across the agencies’ enterprises will be promoted, and (b) agree to develop a Government Use Case for leveraging across applicable U.S. Federal government-owned facilities.

Through the AFFECT 2021 FAC, FEMP intends to facilitate and promote the use of energy performance contracts to leverage a wider adoption of Climate Change Adaptation-Resilient and/or Efficient projects and processes at all Federal facilities.

Questions regarding the FAC must be submitted to AFFECT2021@ee.doe.gov.

Answers to the questions will be posted to an excel spreadsheet found in the announcement "Documents" section of the FAC posting.

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FAC. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should Applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FAC deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist Applicants in resolving issues.

Please see the full text for the Federal Agency Call (FAC) in the DOCUMENTS section below.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002472 AFFECT 2021 (Last Updated: 4/26/2021 01:57 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

  • Briefing Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 4/21/2021 03:17 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540_131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 4/21/2021 03:18 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540_132-01_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 4/21/2021 03:20 PM ET)
  • Evaluation Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 4/21/2021 03:21 PM ET)
  • SF-424_-_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 4/21/2021 03:23 PM ET)
  • Template_LOI_Sources_Sought_RFP_to_Serving_Utilities (Last Updated: 4/21/2021 03:24 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/16/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-LC-0000008: FY21 BTO Laboratory Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) Call

Through this Laboratory CRADA Call, DOE BTO seeks to accelerate the development of emerging building technologies and address barriers to their commercialization and acceptance in the marketplace by cost-sharing collaborative research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects. Up to $8.5 million will be made available to national laboratories working on collaborative projects that involve one or more DOE national laboratories and non-lab partners. National laboratories and qualified partners are sought to participate in collaborative projects in one or more of the research areas described in the Laboratory CRADA Call document. Projects must include one or more national laboratories and shall also include partners from one or more of the following: industry; universities; nonprofits; institutes; codes and standards organizations; associations; or other relevant stakeholders. Multiple collaborative research projects are sought under this Lab CRADA call, subject to the availability of funding.


Informational webinar scheduled for April 22, 2021 at 3 PM ET. Access the recording: https://youtu.be/Dnz0DN_66oQ

Notice of Intent to Apply Submission Deadline is April 30, 2021 at 7 PM ET (email bto.crada.call@nrel.gov)

Questions regarding the CRADA Call must be submitted to bto.crada.call@nrel.gov. Answers to the questions will be posted to an FAQs Excel spreadsheet found in the announcement Documents section of the posting. If you are unable to access the FAQs, try using a different web browser or try downloading the document to your computer and removing the “.html” extension added to file name by the web browser (if it is in the file name).

Applicants that experience issues with submission: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist applicants in resolving issues.

Documents

  • 2021_BTO_Laboratory_CRADA_Call_5.4 (Last Updated: 5/4/2021 05:39 PM ET)
  • CRADA_-_Standard_Single_Participant_(8-9-2019) (Last Updated: 4/14/2021 09:36 AM ET)
  • BTO_CRADA_Call_Informational_Webinar-Slides (Last Updated: 4/22/2021 04:37 PM ET)
  • Teaming_Partner_List_Instructions (Last Updated: 4/26/2021 12:05 PM ET)
  • Teaming_Partner_List (Last Updated: 4/29/2021 10:56 AM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template_FY21_BTO_CRADA_Call (Last Updated: 5/4/2021 06:03 PM ET)
  • FAQs (Last Updated: 5/5/2021 06:01 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/14/2021 7:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002450: SuperTruck 3

Amendment 000001: The purpose of this amendment is to provide further information regarding Cost Share Payments and provide clarification that FFRDCs will be treated as a subrecipient instead of doing work through a Field Work Proposal. See the highlighted yellow sections on page 23 and 25 of the FOA for reference.

The purpose of the announcement is to solicit innovative R&D concepts to enable medium- and heavy-duty original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and fleet partners to develop higher efficiency trucks and freight systems that significantly reduce CO2 emissions while meeting future criterion emission standards. DOE is seeking vehicle-level efficiency improvements for Class 7-8 regional-haul/long-haul trucks and Class 4-6 vocational trucks as well as system-level freight efficiency improvement (Class 4-8) beyond vehicle hardware. Projects will focus on real world operation with drive-cycle-based fuel economy including representative hub-to-hub routes and last-mile delivery. Predictive models will be developed to guide highest freight efficiency and lowest carbon footprint.

Continued engine research will further optimize efficiency, reduce emissions and allow the use of biofuels and hydrogen, including powertrain artificial intelligence (AI) control for hybrid applications. Projects will pursue a focus on electrification, including hydrogen and fuel cell technology (including hybridization strategies such as fuel cell range extenders), battery electric and plug-in hybrid systems. Projects may also utilize automation/connectivity capabilities to further improve freight efficiency. Fleets operators and companies with large captive fleets are encouraged to be integral parts of teams, from analysis to technology development, and may also lead teams, along with vehicle manufacturers or major suppliers.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002450_SuperTruck_3_FOA_Final (Last Updated: 4/15/2021 08:23 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002450_SuperTruck_3_amendment_000001 (Last Updated: 4/21/2021 01:24 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

  • SF_424__Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 4/9/2021 04:02 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 4/9/2021 04:04 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/13/2021 03:30 PM ET)
  • SOPO Template (Last Updated: 4/13/2021 03:29 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/13/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/12/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002475: Low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Vehicle Technologies Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment

Building a clean energy economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. This FOA will advance the Biden Administration’s goals to to achieve carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 and “deliver an equitable, clean energy future, and put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050“ to the benefit of all Americans. The Department of Energy is committed to pushing the frontiers of science and engineering, catalyzing clean energy jobs through research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D), and ensuring environmental justice and inclusion of disadvantaged communities.


The FOA seeks projects across the following areas: electric vehicle community partner demonstration projects; electric vehicle workplace charging projects; RDD&D of technologies to reduce the cost of EV chargers, advanced engines and fuels that reduce emissions, including natural gas, propane, and dimethyl ether; and, innovative solutions for medium/heavy duty on- and off-road vehicles including electrification and high-power charging.

Amendment 000001.

Documents

  • FOA-0002475_Amd_000001 (Last Updated: 5/3/2021 03:53 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

  • Template Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/13/2021 11:01 AM ET)
  • Template SF LLL (Last Updated: 4/9/2021 01:10 PM ET)
  • Template SF 424 (Last Updated: 4/9/2021 01:14 PM ET)
  • Template SOPO (Last Updated: 4/13/2021 10:47 AM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 5/3/2021 03:56 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/13/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/12/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002396: FY21 BETO Scale-up and Conversion FOA DE-FOA-0002396

Amendment 000001: The purpose of this amendment is to remove the Risk Mitigation Plan for Topic Areas 1b and 1c; update Appendix G - Acceptable Feedstocks, to correct an error and reconcile Topic Area 3a requirements with the text of the FOA; and update Appendix H - Supplemental Content Requirements and Instructions. See FOA DE-FOA-0002396/00001 for details.

Building a clean and equitable energy economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. This FOA will advance the Biden Administration’s goals to achieve carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035 and to “deliver an equitable, clean energy future, and put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050.“[1] The Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to pushing the frontiers of science and engineering, catalyzing clean energy jobs through research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D), and ensuring environmental justice and inclusion of underserved communities.

In support of these Administration priorities, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is focused on developing technologies that convert domestic biomass and other waste resources (e.g., municipal solid waste, biosolids) into low-carbon biofuels and bioproducts. These bioenergy technologies can enable a transition to a clean energy economy, create high-quality jobs, support rural economies, and spur innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production – the bioeconomy. The activities funded through this opportunity will mobilize public clean energy investment in the biofuels, chemical and agricultural industries, accelerate the deployment of bioenergy technologies, and support achieving economy-wide net-zero emissions by 2050.

This FOA supports high-impact technology RDD&D to accelerate the bioeconomy and, in particular, the production of low-carbon fuels for the aviation industry. BETO is focusing on applied RDD&D to improve the performance and reduce cost of biofuel production technologies and scale-up production systems in partnership with industry. By reducing cost and technical risk, BETO can help pave the way for industry to deploy commercial-scale integrated biorefineries and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from hard to decarbonize sectors, such as aviation. The Program is focused on developing and demonstrating technologies that are capable of producing low-carbon drop-in biofuels at $2.50 per gallon gasoline equivalent (GGE) by 2030, as well as associated renewable chemical co-products to achieve this target.[2] BETO is focused on biofuel production pathways that can deliver at least 70% lower lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions than petroleum.

The research and development (R&D) activities to be funded under this FOA will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this FOA will support high-impact RDD&D focusing on the production of low-GHG fuels for the aviation industry, as well as the long-haul trucking and marine industries by soliciting proposals to scale-up technologies; cost effectively produce biomass derived sugars as an intermediate for the production of biofuels and bioproducts; and support cost effective separation technologies. In addition, the FOA will support increasing the efficiency of residential wood heaters and the production of renewable natural gas.

An informational webinar will be held on April 16th, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET. The webinar will review the Funding Opportunity Announcement and Merit Review process, but will only discuss Topic Area 1: Scale-up of Biotechnologies specific requirements due to the complex nature of the topic area. Please note, there are no particular advantages or disadvantages to the application evaluation process with respect to participating in the webinar. Your participation is completely voluntary. Please register for the webinar at: https://www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/events/webinar-scale-biotechnologies

The informational webinar slides have been uploaded to the Announcement Documents section below. The informational webinar recording has been posted to YouTube. Interested parties to this FOA can view the webinar at the following link:

https://youtu.be/3fGLrGbYpy4


Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to FY21BETOMultiTopicFOA@ee.doe.gov.

Answers to the questions will be posted to an excel spreadsheet found in the announcement Documents section of the FOA posting.

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist applicants in resolving issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in late submissions: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties so severe that they are unable to submit their application by the deadline, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist the applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing submission on behalf of and with the applicant’s concurrence). Please note, network traffic is at its heaviest during the final hours and minutes prior to submittal deadline. Applicants who experience this during the final hours or minutes and are unsuccessful in uploading documents will not be able to use this process.



[1] Executive Order 14008, “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” January 27, 2021.

[2] U.S. Department of Energy (2020), Bioenergy Technologies Office 2019 R&D State of Technology, DOE/EE-2082, https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2020/07/f76/beto-2019-state-of-technology-july-2020-r1.pdf

Documents

  • Amendment 00001 - DE-FOA-0002396 FY21 BETO Scale-up and Conversion FOA (Last Updated: 5/6/2021 03:32 PM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A_Questions_&_Answers_Related_to_the_Content_of_this_FOA_2396 (Last Updated: 4/30/2021 02:12 PM ET)
  • FY21 BETO EERE_T_540.117-02_FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_Exchange_Final (Last Updated: 4/22/2021 05:35 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

  • Template Budget Justification (Last Updated: 3/26/2021 10:52 AM ET)
  • Template SOPO (Last Updated: 3/26/2021 10:52 AM ET)
  • SF424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 3/26/2021 10:53 AM ET)
  • SF_LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/26/2021 10:53 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 3/31/2021 11:27 AM ET)
  • Topic Area 1a Block Flow Diagram and Supplemental Data Template (Last Updated: 3/29/2021 01:51 PM ET)
  • Topic Area 1b, 1c Block Flow Diagram and Supplemental Data Template (Last Updated: 3/29/2021 01:51 PM ET)
  • Topic Area 1b, 1c Proforma Cash Flow Analysis Instructions and Template (Last Updated: 3/29/2021 01:48 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/30/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/21/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/16/2021 5:00 PM ET – 7/20/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002502: Notice of Request for Information on Risks in the High-Capacity Batteries, including Electric Vehicle Batteries Supply Chain

The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), seeks public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0002502 regarding the Risks in the High-Capacity Batteries, including Electric Vehicle Batteries Supply Chain. On February 24, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive order on ‘‘America’s Supply Chains,’’ which directs several Federal agency actions to secure and strengthen America’s supply chains. One of these directions is for the Secretary of Energy (the Secretary), to submit, within 100 days and in consultation with the heads of appropriate agencies, a report to the President identifying risks in the high-capacity batteries, including electric-vehicle batteries, supply chain and policy recommendations to address these risks.

This is solely a request for information and is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement. The Department of Energy is not accepting applications to this Request for Information.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to VTO@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on April 14, 2021.

Documents

  • EERE_VTO_High-Capacity_Batteries_RFI_DE-FOA-0002502 (Last Updated: 3/25/2021 08:07 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-TA5-0002378: SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE FISCAL YEAR 2021 PV AND CSP FUNDING PROGRAM - TOPIC AREA 5

The modification updates the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion language and requirements. In addition dates and times have been added for informational webinars.

Topic Area 5 Small Innovative Projects in Solar (SIPS): Photovoltaics (PV) and Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)


PV SIPS applications must be submitted under Topic Area 5.a.

CSP SIPS applications must be submitted under Topic Area 5.b.

Teaming Lists associated with this FOA can be found on the main FOA page

Questions and Answers related to this FOA can be found on the main FOA page

Documents

  • SETO FOA DE-FOA-0002378 Modification 000001 (Last Updated: 4/13/2021 04:30 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 4/26/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/24/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/27/2021 5:00 PM ET – 12/31/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002378: SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE FISCAL YEAR 2021 FUNDING PROGRAM

The modification updates the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion language and requirements. In addition dates and times have been added for informational webinars.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to invest in innovative research and development (R&D) that will drive down costs and develop next-generation technologies ready for commercialization. SETO works to accelerate the development and deployment of solar technology to support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and a decarbonized energy sector by 2050. Achieving these goals will support the nationwide effort to meet the threat of climate change and ensure that all Americans benefit from the transition to a clean energy economy. The office supports solar energy research, development, demonstration, and technical assistance in five areas—photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP), systems integration, manufacturing and competitiveness, and soft costs—to improve the affordability, reliability, and domestic benefit of solar technologies on the electric grid.


Topic Area 1 - PV-50: 50-Year Service Life PV Systems

Topic Area 2 - SOLAR R&R: Scalable Outputs for Leveraging Advanced Research on Receivers & Reactors

Topic Area 3 - PTES: Pumped Thermal Energy Storage

Topic Area 4: CSP PERFORM & REFORM

Topic Area 5 - SIPS-PV & CSP (Applications must be submitted under DE-TA5-0002378)


4/19/2021 Informational Applicant Webex link: 

https://doe.webex.com/doe/onstage/g.phpMTID=ec697ee0def1c6132ab9714a36006d4db


Documents

  • Teaming Partner List Instructions (Last Updated: 3/12/2021 03:56 PM ET)
  • SETO Teaming Partner List - Updated 4-30-21 (Last Updated: 4/30/2021 04:16 PM ET)
  • SETO FOA DE-FOA-0002378 Modification 000001 (Last Updated: 4/13/2021 02:53 PM ET)
  • FOA Q&A updated 5/6/21 (Last Updated: 5/6/2021 05:32 PM ET)
  • Informational Applicant Webinar Presentation (Last Updated: 4/19/2021 11:57 AM 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

  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities for Prime Applicant and Subrecipients (Last Updated: 9/17/2020 05:25 PM ET)
  • SF-424A, Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 9/17/2020 05:25 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (3 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 9/17/2020 05:26 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 9/17/2020 05:26 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 9/17/2020 05:27 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 4/26/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/27/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/24/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/27/2021 5:00 PM ET – 12/31/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002416: FY21 BETO Scale-up and Conversion FOA DE-FOA-0002396 Notice of Intent

Amendment 000002: EERE is amending this Notice of Intent to revise the language in the introduction and topic area descriptions to better align with the most recent guidance from the Acting Assistant Secretary.

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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “FY21 Bioenergy Technologies Scale-up and Conversion FOA.”

Building a clean energy economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. The Administration has laid out a bold plan to lead the world in building a clean energy economy, addressing climate change and achieving net-zero emissions no later than 2050 to the benefit of all Americans. The Department of Energy is committed to pushing the frontiers of science and engineering, catalyzing clean energy jobs through research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D), and ensuring environmental justice and inclusion of disadvantaged communities.

In support of these Administration priorities, BETO is focused on developing technologies that convert domestic biomass and other waste resources (e.g. municipal solid waste, biosolids) into low-carbon biofuels and bioproducts. These bioenergy technologies can enable a transition to a clean energy economy, create high-quality jobs, support rural economies, and spur innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production – the bioeconomy. The activities funded through this opportunity will mobilize public clean energy investment in the biofuels, chemical and agricultural industries, accelerate the deployment of bioenergy technologies, and support achieving economy-wide net-zero emissions by 2050.

This FOA may support high-impact technology RDD&D to accelerate the bioeconomy and, in particular, the production of low-carbon fuels for the aviation industry. BETO is focusing on applied RDD&D to improve the performance and reduce cost of biofuel production technologies and scale-up production systems in partnership with industry. By reducing cost and technical risk, BETO can help pave the way for industry to deploy commercial-scale integrated biorefineries and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from hard to decarbonize sectors, such as aviation. The Program is focused on developing and demonstrating technologies that are capable of producing low-carbon drop-in biofuels at $2.50 per gallon gasoline equivalent (GGE) by 2030, as well as associated renewable chemical co-products to achieve this target. BETO is focused on biofuel production pathways that can deliver at least 70% lower lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions than petroleum.

This notice of intent (NOI) is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All the information contained in this NOI is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this NOI. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential applicants to submit questions.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent - DE-FOA-0002416 - FY21 Bioenergy Technologies Scale-up and Conversion FOA - Amendment 000002 (Last Updated: 3/19/2021 03:39 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002453: Flow Battery Systems Manufacturing FOA

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) funds a broad portfolio to catalyze research, development, and adoption of energy-related advanced manufacturing technologies and practices to increase energy productivity and drive U.S. economic competitiveness. AMO supports advancing energy storage in two ways: 1) Improving the manufacturability of emerging energy storage technologies to accelerate their adoption and grow domestic manufacturing; and 2) Increasing the economic competitiveness of industrial and commercial sectors by integrating energy storage into their operations.

Flow batteries have great potential to meet demand for grid-scale energy storage, which enables flexible, resilient, and efficient infrastructure. Through this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), AMO seeks proposals for collaborative, multi-stage R&D projects that focus on work to develop or improve manufacturing processes for individual flow battery components, followed by collaborative work to integrate those new or improved components into a prototype system with a mid-sized capacity for industrial applications. Projects selected will address gaps and challenges in energy storage manufacturing to:

  • Enable cost-effective, scalable manufacturing for mid-sized (i.e., 10 – 100 kilowatt hour) flow battery systems;
  • Test and validate the flow battery system’s manufacturability;
  • Strengthen the U.S. flow battery supply chains by connecting battery manufacturing stakeholders.

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful.

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 and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.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 and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.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 applicant through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.

Informational Webinar:

An informational webinar will be held to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET.  Please find the link to the Informational Webinar on the title page of the FOA document.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002453: Flow Battery Systems Manufacturing FOA (Last Updated: 5/4/2021 01:37 PM ET)
  • Questions and Answers_05-07-2021 (Last Updated: 5/7/2021 08:34 AM ET)
  • FOA Applicant Webinar (Last Updated: 4/2/2021 03:44 PM ET)
  • AMO_webinar_transcript (Last Updated: 4/13/2021 02:37 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

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 2/18/2021 10:53 AM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 2/17/2021 01:42 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/17/2021 01:45 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (3 BPs) EERE 540.132-02 (Last Updated: 2/18/2021 10:54 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/29/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/30/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/26/2021 5:00 PM ET – 7/29/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002478: Low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Vehicle Technologies Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Vehicle Technologies Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment".

Building a clean energy economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. The Administration has laid out a bold plan to lead the world in building a clean energy economy, address climate change, and net-zero emissions no later than 2050. The Department of Energy is committed to pushing the frontiers of science and engineering and catalyzing clean energy jobs through research, development, demonstration, and deployment.

The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds a broad portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment projects to develop affordable, efficient and clean transportation options to tackle the climate crisis and accelerate the development and widespread use of a variety of innovative transportation technologies. The FOA may seek innovative solutions for on- and off-road vehicles to support the reduction of emissions and increased efficiencies in the transportation sector and may include request for proposals onelectric vehicle community partner demonstration projects, electric vehicle workplace charging, technologies to reduce the cost of EV chargers, advanced engines and fuels including natural gas, propane, and dimethyl ether; and innovative solutions for medium/heavy duty on- and off-road vehicles including electrification and high-power charging



Documents

  • NOI_DE-FOA-0002478_Low_GHG_Final (Last Updated: 3/8/2021 03:51 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002464: Supertruck 3

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) and the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled "SuperTruck 3."

Building a clean energy economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. The Administration has laid out a bold plan to lead the world in building a clean energy economy, address climate change, and achieve net-zero emissions no later than 2050. The Department of Energy is committed to pushing the frontiers of science and engineering and catalyzing clean energy jobs through research, development, demonstration, and deployment.

How freight moves is changing dramatically due to a number of factors including new technologies, business models, and consumer demands. Although Class 7-8 trucks are still the most significant consumer of fuel, medium duty Class 4-6 vehicles also offer significant opportunities for higher efficiency and electrification.

The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds a broad portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment projects to develop new affordable, efficient and clean transportation options to tackle the climate crisis and accelerate the development and widespread use of a variety of innovative transportation technologies. VTO-funded research has greatly reduced the cost of electric vehicle batteries and nearly every plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) on the road today uses VTO-developed battery technology. There are also efficiency opportunities beyond vehicle components and systems. Advances in connectivity and automation have the potential to dramatically improve transportation system-level energy efficiency, energy productivity, and affordability. VTO has developed robust modeling, simulation, and big data analytics capabilities, while research of advanced sensing and perception technologies, system controls, and other connected and automated technologies has advanced rapidly.

HFTO is focused on enabling large scale hydrogen production, delivery, storage, and use across applications and sectors, including medium and heavy-duty transportation. Interest in hydrogen powered medium/heavy-duty fuel cell electric vehicles is growing rapidly due to the benefits of zero tailpipe emissions and low life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions, along with extended driving range, fast fueling times, high fuel efficiency, high power operation, and zero noise pollution.

In partnership with industry, EERE’s VTO and HFTO have established aggressive targets to focus research on cost-reduction, efficiency, and performance.

Documents

  • Final_Supertruck_3_NOI (Last Updated: 3/8/2021 12:13 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002452: Industrial Assessment Centers

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S.Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy(EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO). The U.S. manufacturing sector uses 25% of the nation’s energy and has an annual energy bill of more than $150 billion. Efficiency improvements in manufacturing not only benefit the manufacturing sector, but also impact the energy efficiency of products used throughout the economy.

AMO's technical partnerships support the development, deployment and validation of technologies and practices including increasing the productivity and competitiveness of American manufacturers and other large energy-using facilities and continuing the education and development of the US workforce of energy professionals.

The Federal Government has been funding the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC)1 program, formerly called the Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center program, since 1976. The goal of the IAC program is twofold: first, to help US manufacturing competitiveness by providing assessments and recommendations for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on energy efficiency, productivity, sustainability and competitiveness – including measuring the impacts of these recommendations on reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and second, to address a growing shortage of engineering professionals with applied energy and manufacturing-related skills by training a diverse cross-section of engineering students through hands-on involvement in these assessments.

This is a restricted eligibility announcement. Eligibility is restricted to thefollowing types of entities: a U.S. college or school of engineering that is an integral part of its institutional structure and that has at least one of its four year undergraduate programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission or the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or equivalent (The IAC must be inthe engineering department that holds the programmatic ABET or equivalent accreditation). The U.S. college or school of engineering must be physically located in the U.S. Eligible minority-serving institutions (MSIs) that meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

MODIFICATION 000001

The purpose of this modification is to: add a Submission Deadline for Reviewer Comments to the table on page 1; edit the first paragraph in Section III.F., page 28, to clarify that only one application is allowed per institution; and fix missing format issue of labeling “Funding Opportunity Description” on page 7 as the start of Section I.

MODIFICATION 000002

The purpose of this modification is to update the information in Section III.F. An entity may only submit one Full Application to this FOA for Topic Area 1, and only one Full Application for Topic Area 2. If an applicant is seeking to apply for funding under both topic areas, the applicant must submit one Full Application for Topic Area 1, and a separate Application for Topic Area 2. See Section IV.D.i. Full Application Content Requirements and Section I.B. Topic Areas for more information.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002452 Industrial Assessment Centers_MOD0002 (Last Updated: 4/19/2021 06:01 PM ET)
  • IAC Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 3/19/2021 04:33 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA0002452 IAC FOA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (Last Updated: 4/21/2021 05:10 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

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/20/2021 01:34 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/20/2021 01:38 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 1/20/2021 01:43 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (5BPs) (Last Updated: 3/26/2021 03:52 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 4/1/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/22/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/18/2021 5:00 PM ET – 5/21/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002446: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells R&D FY2021 FOA

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002446. The activities supported by this FOA are authorized under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) Public Law 109-58 (Aug. 5, 2005), Title VIII - HYDROGEN, Sections 801 to 816. These provisions are found in the United States Code at 42 U.S.C. §§ 16151 to 16165. Title VIII authorizes the Secretary of Energy to conduct a program of research, development and demonstration on technologies relating to the production, purification, distribution, storage, and use of hydrogen energy, fuel cells, and related infrastructure.

Hydrogen and fuel cells represent a growing industry with potential to enable energy resiliency, energy security, emission reductions and economic growth. In recent years, the industry has delivered thousands of fuel cells across the U.S. for use in limited stationary and transportation applications; today, an expansion to heavy-duty applications is taking shape, with potential new hydrogen-use markets including trucks, marine vessels, rail, data centers, and the expanded industrial use of hydrogen in chemicals synthesis, metals refining, energy storage and grid integration.

This FOA supports research and development (R&D) to enable “H2@Scale” − a DOE initiative to achieve large scale production, storage, transport, and utilization of hydrogen across multiple sectors.1 Supporting EERE’s core priorities of energy affordability, integration and storage, H2@Scale research, development and demonstration (RD&D) aims to advance the adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in integrated energy systems across key applications that provide a value proposition as well as reduce emissions. However, a number of challenges remain including cost, performance, durability, manufacturing and scale-up issues, and developing integrated systems that demonstrate the unique technical, economic and environmental benefits of hydrogen and fuel cells.

To address these challenges, HFTO supports a comprehensive RD&D portfolio addressing materials-, component- and systems-level R&D on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies (e.g., MW-scale electrolyzers, fuel cells for heavy-duty transportation applications, hydrogen delivery and fueling infrastructure, among others); and technology acceleration efforts addressing first-of-a-kind demonstrations of integrated energy systems, as well as manufacturing innovations and safety codes and standards. HFTO RD&D relies heavily on collaborations among various industry and university stakeholders and the national laboratories, including through HFTO-managed consortia.

This year, HFTO launched two major collaborative research initiatives leveraging world-class expertise and state-of-the-art equipment at the national laboratories: the Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck (M2FCT) consortium and the H2NEW consortium.2 Under each consortium, DOE national laboratories are working together in cutting-edge R&D and collaborating with the hydrogen and fuel cell communities to identify innovative ways to make hydrogen and fuel cell technologies more affordable and competitive in today’s market. Each consortium is planned at $50 million over five years, along with a similar level for industry and university FOAs, to advance progress in specific hydrogen production and fuel cell RD&D areas:

  • M2FCT includes Los Alamos and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories as co-leads, and focuses on fuel cell durability, performance, and cost to better position fuel cell trucks as a viable option in the long-haul trucking market.
  • H2NEW includes National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory as co-leads, and focuses on R&D to enable affordable, durable and efficient large-scale electrolyzers, which produce hydrogen from electricity and water (at both high and low temperatures).

This HFTO FY21 RD&D FOA will provide more than $33,500,000 in Federal funding for topics designed to supplement the current HFTO RD&D portfolio in the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, with an emphasis on incentivizing collaborative progress among industry, university and national laboratory stakeholders, including coordination with the M2FCT and H2NEW Consortia. This FOA includes the following four areas of R&D:

1) Fuel Cell R&D for Heavy-Duty Applications This topic includes two focus areas to reduce the cost and enhance the durability and performance of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell stacks for heavy-duty applications. Efforts in both areas are to be coordinated with the Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck consortium The first research area supports development of bipolar plates with a focus on innovative, low-cost materials with high corrosion resistance and minimal degradation. The second research area is focused on the development of air management components and subsystems for improved reliability and lower overall heavy duty fuel cell system costs.

2) Efficient and Innovative Hydrogen Production This topic includes two focus areas aimed at developing sustainable generation technologies to enable low-cost production of clean hydrogen at large scale. The first area, carried out in collaboration with DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), focuses on increasing the production volume of advanced components, stacks, sub-systems, and systems for multi-MW-scale high-temperature electrolyzers to lower hydrogen production costs. This would be coordinated with the H2NEW consortium. The second focus area supports technology development which enables low cost hydrogen production via waste and biomass conversion. Research approaches in this area include microbial conversion technologies viable at large or distributed/community scales, with development of novel systems to bring down cost, improve yield, and enable scale-up.

3) High-flow Fueling Applications This topic includes two focus areas for development of novel hydrogen fueling technologies and processes that can increase hydrogen dispensing rates to facilitate rapid fueling of heavy-duty vehicles. The first topic area focuses on low-cost, reliable, domestically supplied hydrogen fueling station components to enable high-flow hydrogen fueling of heavy-duty trucks. The second focus area supports R&D necessary to develop a high-flow gaseous fueling model and ultimately a standard protocol which can achieve targeted fill rates.

4) Analysis This topic includes three focus areas for the development of a comprehensive set of cost analyses involving all aspects of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Projects would define the current state-of-the-art in key areas, develop and refine system configurations and designs, provide guidance on R&D gaps, and help to direct future R&D priorities in fuel cell, hydrogen production, and hydrogen storage technologies.

***NOTICE: New Application System Launched***

EERE issued this FOA in December of 2020 via the new EERE Program Information Center (EPIC) website https://epic.ee.doe.gov/

*******HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE, the FOA has been moved to the Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications, for those that submitted an eligible Conept Paper under this FOA in EPIC, must be submitted through Exchange by the deadline listed below.

In addition, all questions pertaining to this FOA must now be submitted to HFTOFOA@ee.doe.gov. The list of Q&A's from EPIC, to date, is posted below.

Documents

  • Announcement Q&As (Last Updated: 3/8/2021 06:52 PM ET)
  • FOA-2446 Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 3/3/2021 07:45 PM ET)
  • HFTO DE-FOA-0002446_mod1 (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 05:58 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

  • SF424 (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:30 PM ET)
  • SFLLL (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:01 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification 3 BPs (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:09 PM ET)
  • SOPO (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:06 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_5_BPs (Last Updated: 3/2/2021 12:32 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/15/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/8/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/13/2021 11:00 AM ET – 4/15/2021 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002420: Vehicle Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2021 Research Funding Opportunity

The Vehicle Technologies Office funds a broad portfolio of early-stage research to develop new affordable, efficient and clean transportation options to enable industry to accelerate the development and widespread use of a variety of innovative transportation technologies. The research pathways focus on fuel diversification, vehicle efficiency, energy storage, lightweight materials, and new mobility technologies to improve the overall energy efficiency and affordability of the transportation system.


This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks research projects to address priorities in the following areas: batteries and electrification; materials; technology integration and energy efficient mobility systems; energy-efficient commercial off-road vehicle technologies; and co-optimized advanced engine and fuel technologies to improve fuel economy.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002420_Vehicle_Technologies_Office_FY_2021_R&D_FOA_Amendment_000002_updated (Last Updated: 2/4/2021 08:27 AM 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

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) template (Last Updated: 2/2/2021 09:59 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification template (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:11 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities template (SF-LLL) (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:12 PM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance template (SF-424) (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:24 PM ET)
  • Template for Application Summary Slide (Last Updated: 1/27/2021 10:37 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/12/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/7/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/22/2021 5:00 PM ET – 3/23/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002423: FY21 Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Feedstock Technologies and Algae FOA

Amendment 0003 – The purposes of this modification are to extend the submission deadline for Concept Papers to 2/3/2021 at 5PM ET, submission deadlines for full applications to 4/7/2021 at 5pm ET, expected submission deadline for replies to reviewer comments to 5/21/2021 at 5pm ET, expected date for EERE selection notifications to 7/30/2021, and expected timeframe for award negotiations to be August – September 2021. This modification will also incorporate the following FOA document changes: to change the language in this FOA to reflect the change in software platform from EPIC to EERE Exchange at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov; to remove from this FOA sections IV.J.xi and VI.B.vii.4, both titled “Compliance with the Executive Order 13950”, as Executive Order 13950 was revoked on 1/20/2021; to remove Open Source Software Distribution Plan from merit review criterion 2; to add a new section VI.B.xvii “Implementation of Executive Order 13798.”, and to add Table of Personnel to FOA section VI.B.xviii. Please note, as of this modification date 01/22/2021 at 5PM ET/3 pm MT, the EPIC system will not accept any further submissions, and all questions and answers related to this FOA will now be posted on EERE Exchange at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Please note that you must first select this specific FOA Number in order to view the questions and answers specific to this FOA.

DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) develops technologies that convert domestic biomass and waste resources into fuels, products, and power to enable affordable energy, economic growth, and innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002423 will support BETO’s highest priority research and development (R&D) areas in two BETO programs: Feedstock Technologies and Advanced Algal Systems. Both Topic Areas support BETO’s objectives to reduce the minimum selling price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources.


Under this funding opportunity, BETO is interested in the following Topic Areas:

Topic Area 1: Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste to Enable Production of Conversion-Ready Feedstocks

Subtopic 1a: Measurement of Variability of Key MSW Characteristics within and across Unique MSW Streams

Subtopic 1b: Development of Novel Methods for Rapid/Real-time Measurements

Topic Area 2: Algae Productivity Exceeding Expectations (APEX)

Subtopic 2a: Improvements in Productivity with Traditional Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Supply

Subtopic 2b: Improvements in Productivity with Direct Air Capture (DAC) of CO2 from Ambient Air

The eXCHANGE system is currently 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 and/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 and/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.

Please see the full FOA in the DOCUMENTS section below.

The required Concept Paper due date for this FOA is 02/03/2021. The Full Application due date for this FOA is 04/07/2021.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002423_Question_and_Answer_Log (Last Updated: 4/8/2021 01:04 PM ET)
  • FY21_BETO_Feedstock_Technologies_and_Algae_FOA_DE-FOA-0002423_Mod0003 (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 04:24 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

  • Technical Datasheet only applicable to Topic Area 2. (Last Updated: 1/21/2021 01:01 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 1/21/2021 10:21 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 1/21/2021 10:22 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/21/2021 10:23 PM ET)
  • DOE Work Proposal for FFRDC, if applicable (see DOE O 412.1A, Attachment 3) (Last Updated: 1/21/2021 10:32 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (3 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 1/21/2021 11:19 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 1/21/2021 11:20 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/3/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/7/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/18/2021 5:00 PM ET – 5/21/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002237: Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation

Mod 004- The purpose of this modification is to provide clarification on where to upload 1-page letters of prospective interest in hosting research from offshore wind developers with projects in relevant geographic locations. See pages 52, 58, and 59.

Mod 003- The purpose of this modfication is to update the following in Table as shown on FOA Cover Page:

Submission Deadline for Full Applications;

Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments;

Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications; and

Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations.

Mod 002 - The purpose of this modification is to make the following change to Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number DE-FOA-0002237: "Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation": Provide clarification that Concept Papers and Full Applications for Topic Areas 1, 2 and 3--Sub-Topic 1 may cover more than one technology and research focus. See pages 49 and 52.

Mod 001 - The purpose of this modification is to make the following changes to Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number DE-FOA-0002237: "Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation":

1) Delete references to EERE Program Information Center (EPIC) and replace with references to EERE Exchange. (All submissions shall be submitted to through the EERE Exchange Website at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. All questions related to this FOA shall be sent to the FOA Inbox OSWENVFOA@ee.doe.gov.;

2) Update the individual award celling as shown on Page 35;

3) Remove references to Executive Order 13950, Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping;

4) Add Implementation of Executive Order 13798, Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty to Section VI.B.xvii;

5) Add Table of Personnel to Section VI.B.xviii; and

6) Add Budget for DOE/NNSA FFRDC to Section IV.D.xi.

In conjunction with the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), and in coordination with partnering agencies, the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is releasing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support regionally focused, coordinated research efforts to increase understanding of the environmental impacts of offshore wind development as well as to advance and validate technical readiness of tools for monitoring and minimizing impacts.

This FOA will support work across three Topic Areas:

1) Development of methodologies and evaluation of offshore wind impacts on wildlife in U.S. Atlantic waters;

2) Development of methodologies and evaluation of offshore wind impacts on the ecology of commercially fished species in US Atlantic waters; and

3) Environmental baseline studies and environmental monitoring technology development and validation focused on U.S. waters off of the U.S. West Coast, in preparation for future floating offshore wind development.

DOE anticipates issuing a single award of up to $7.5 million for Topic Area 1, a single award of up to $3.5 million for Topic Area 2, and 3–4 awards ranging from $750,000 to $2 million for Topic Area 3. Additional cost share of 30% is required for Topic Areas 1 and 2 and 20% is required for Topic Area 3.

To apply to this FOA, applicants must submit application materials through this EERE Exchange website.

Documents

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement, Modification 004. (Last Updated: 4/23/2021 11:03 AM ET)
  • FOA Questions and Answers Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 5/6/2021 06:27 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

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:47 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Form EERE 335 (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:48 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:49 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:52 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.govEERE Help Desk
    For technical questions related to the EERE Exchange Website. Include FOA name and number in subject line.
  • OSWENVFOA@ee.doe.govFOA Mailbox
    For questions related to this FOA and the application process through Exchange only.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/1/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/4/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/20/2021 5:00 PM ET – 7/23/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002437: FY21 SETO Systems Integration and Hardware Incubator Funding Program

This FOA intends to support research and development of grid forming inverters, DER controls and to accelerate commercialization of innovative product ideas that can substantively increase U.S. domestic manufacturing and expand private investment across the solar industry supply chain (photovoltaics, power electronics, systems integration, concentrating solar thermal power, and more).

Modification 000003 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 000003 are highlighted in blue.

Modification 000002 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 000002 are highlighted in green.

Modification 000001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 000001 are highlighted in yellow.

Informational Webinar

An informational webinar was held to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 1:00pm ET. Please see link below to access the slides for this webinar.

https://www.energy.gov/eere/solar/funding-opportunity-announcement-solar-energy-technologies-office-fiscal-year-2021

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002437_Solar_Energy_Technologies_Office_(SETO)_Fiscal_Year_2021_Systems_Integration_and_Hardware_Incubator_000003 (Last Updated: 2/1/2021 11:41 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002437 FY21 SETO Systems Integration and Hardware Incubator Question and Answers (Last Updated: 5/5/2021 03:38 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

  • EERE Form Budget Justification (3 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:20 PM ET)
  • EERE Form Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:21 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:22 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:23 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:24 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 1/13/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/1/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/5/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/4/2021 10:02 AM ET – 5/7/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002466: Plastics Innovation Challenge (PIC) Draft Roadmap

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from interested individuals and entities, such as industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on the Plastics Innovation Challenge (PIC) Draft Roadmap. This will help to to ensure the Plastics PIC is optimally positioned to address opportunities and challenges for the development and deployment of technologies for plastic waste management and reduction. This is solely a request for information.

The PIC Draft Roadmap serves as a unifying document, providing structure and aligning activities across the offices of the Department involved in this effort. The PIC considers approaches to plastic waste management from fundamental science all the way to technology development and field validation. By providing alignment within the Department, a framework to provide appropriate focus on select strategies to manage plastic waste, and objectives at every level of technical maturity, this roadmap will guide the Department in its efforts to meet the PIC 2030 goals. This RFI is intended to seek input on the PIC Draft Roadmap and DOE research plans related to the PIC from a broad array of stakeholders across the plastics landscape and the public.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to PICDraftRoadmapRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on March 1, 2021.

Documents

  • DOE Plastics Innovation Challenge (PIC) Draft Roadmap (Last Updated: 1/19/2021 02:12 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002466 Plastics Innovation Challenge (PIC) Draft Roadmap RFI (Last Updated: 1/19/2021 03:37 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002389: Offshore Wind Transmission System Integration Research Needs

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit input from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and the public on research needs regarding offshore wind energy systems and their integration with the electric grid, as outlined in the RFI Document. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

Respondents to this RFI may respond to one or more of the topics, or any number of the questions outlined in the RFI Document.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WindEnergyRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on January 24, 2021. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.

This is a Request for Information only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives.

The full content of the announcement can be found on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.


Documents

  • RFI DE-FOA-0002389 (Last Updated: 11/23/2020 01:26 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002425: Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC)

UPDATE 4/8/2021

SUBJECT:            Announcement of Selections for Award

The anticipated date for announcement of selections for Awards for this Funding Opportunity Announce has been changed to 4/28/2021.


NOTE: The Open Period for submitting Letters of Intent for this FOA ended at 5 PM ET on Friday 12-11-2020.

Letters of Intent can no longer be submitted.

Applicants who submitted a Letter of Intent prior to 5pm ET on 12-11-2020 are eligible to complete and submit a full application for this Funding Opportunity.

To access your previously submitted LOI log into Exchange and click on the "My Submissions" link on the left hand menu of the Exchange Landing Page. Once you have done that you will be taken to the submissions page and can edit and submit the full application.


An Informational Webinar was held for Applicants to this FOA on November 18, 2020 at 1pm ET. 

A recording of the November 18th Webinar is available at:

EPIC FOA Webinar Recording

Innovation clusters enhance national energy entrepreneurship and commercialization. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to fund the most creative, comprehensive, and impactful innovation-accelerating organizations that support energy and related hardware technology development and testing in regional innovation clusters—geographic concentrations of specialized skills, industries, and technology sectors. Innovation-accelerating, entrepreneurially-focused organizations (often referred to as accelerators or incubators) are critical to the growth of an innovation economy; these organizations help entrepreneurs accelerate the launch, growth, and scale of their businesses, ultimately resulting in the commercialization of new technologies and business models, and development of jobs in the United States.

Through this FOA, the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) seeks to support the formation and development of regional clusters supporting entrepreneurs and startups by funding innovation-accelerating organizations that demonstrate the ability to advance energy and related technologies in collaboration with and with the support of state, regional, and/or local entities. To accomplish these goals, the EPIC FOA anticipates funding four to eight innovation-accelerating organizations across the United States.

OTT welcomes as applicants organizations that aid in the development of new business ventures, business incubators and accelerators, co-working startup communities, or any other organizations and multi-organizational applicants that self-identify as advocates for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Through this competitive funding opportunity to support the formation and development of energy innovation clusters, the Office of Technology Transitions seeks to fund incubators and accelerators that demonstrate the ability to advance technology in collaboration with and with the support of state, regional, and/or local entities. To accomplish these goals, the Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) anticipates funding approximately four to eight innovation-accelerating organizations across the United States.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS FOA?                                              

If you have questions about the content or application process for this FOA Email EPICFOA-OTT@hq.doe.gov

A Q&A Document will be posted on the FOA Landing page Documents Section and updated Weekly.

PROBLEMS WITH OTT EXCHANGE?

Problems with OTT Exchange? Email EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov Include FOA name and number in subject line.



Documents

  • EPIC FOA DE-FOA-0002425 Amendment 000003 (Last Updated: 1/14/2021 10:30 AM ET)
  • EPIC FOA Q&A 1-21-21 (Last Updated: 1/21/2021 09:46 PM ET)
  • EPIC FOA Webinar PowerPoint Presentation (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 02:59 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

Letter of Intent

  • EPIC FOA LOI and Application Information (Last Updated: 12/7/2020 05:07 PM ET)

Full Application

  • SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 12/15/2020 03:00 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 12/16/2020 02:09 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Form (Last Updated: 1/7/2021 12:44 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Form (Last Updated: 12/15/2020 04:14 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) Template (Last Updated: 12/16/2020 02:10 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 12/11/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/3/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/8/2021 9:00 AM ET – 3/8/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002363: Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA): Improving Hydropower’s Value through Informed Decision Making

Modification 00003

The purpose of this modification is to:

1) Revise Submission Deadline for Full Applications to April 16, 2021 at 5pm ET as listed on the title page and page 25.

Modification 000002

The purpose of this modification is to:

1) Revise Submission Deadline for Concept Paper, Expected Date for Concept Paper Encourage/Discourage Notification Full Applications, Expected Date for Full Application Reviewer Comments, and Submission Deadline for Reply to Reviewer Comments dates as listed on the title page and on page 25.


Modification 000001

The purposes of this modification are to:

1) Revise the Submission Deadline for Full Applications and Submission Deadline for Reply to Reviewer Comments dates as listed on the NOTA's title page and on page 25;

2) Add the Expected Date for Concept Paper Encourage/Discourage Notifications and the Expected Date for Full Application Reviewer Comments on NOTA page 25; and

3) Correct references to “Concept Paper Requirements” on page 29, these are corrected to “Technical Volume Requirements”.

The objectives of this Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA) are to:

* Provide hydropower decision-makers—such as utilities and system operators—with National Lab expertise and capabilities to address challenges and capture opportunities for their systems;

* Validate National Lab-led modeling, analysis, and tools developed under the HydroWIRES initiative for the benefit of the broader community; and

* Further our collective understanding ofpossible roles for hydropower under evolving power system conditions that reach beyond those considered by most planners and operators today.

WPTO anticipates providing Technical Assistance (TA) to up to 6 recipients. Each recipient will receive assistance valued at up to $400,000. WPTO will provide the funding to the TA team that will provide the TA for the selected projects. There is no financial assistance available under this NOTA; only TA will be provided. WPTO will not purchase hardware, software, or provide any direct funding to selected organizations through this NOTA. Recipients will not be required to provide cash cost share, although in-kind contributions for data, information, and critical review of results are necessary for project success.

WPTO is under no obligation to pay for any costs associated with preparation or submission of applications. WPTO reserves the right to provide TA in whole or in part, to any, all, or none of the applications submitted in response to this NOTA.

An informational webinar was held on November 4, 2020, at 2PM EST. The following is the link for the webinar presentation: https://doe.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/doe/recording/playback/9f950d90ed0440138b28dd6ccf6a2b7b

Webinar Password: nSFav3Qy

Webinar Text-Alternative version: https://www.energy.gov/eere/water/de-foa-0002363-notice-opportunity-technical-assistance-nota-improving-hydropower-s-value

The Q&A for this NOTA can be accessed under the Announcement Documents section below.

Documents

  • WPTO NOTA DE-FOA-0002363 (Modification 000003) (Last Updated: 4/14/2021 03:57 PM ET)
  • For Questions and Answers (Q&A) regarding the content of the NOTA (updated 03/26/2021). (Last Updated: 3/26/2021 06:05 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.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 04:05 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 04:06 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/17/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/16/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/21/2021 6:00 AM ET – 5/24/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002206: Connected Communities

A Connected Community (CC) is a group of grid-interactive efficient buildings GEB with diverse, flexible end use equipment and other distributed energy resources (DERs) that collectively work to maximize building, community, and grid efficiency. Under this FOA, DOE will select a portfolio of “Connected Community” projects totaling up to $65 million in varying climates, geographies, building types, building vintages, DERs utility/grid/regulatory structures and resource bases. Through funding these projects, DOE hopes to find and share technical and market solutions that will increase demand flexibility and energy efficiency.

Modification 0001: The purpose of this modification was to add Section I.C.: Teaming List, to page 18 of the FOA.

Modification 0002: The purposes of this modification were to:
1. Remove the down select language under section II.A.i. Award Information, Estimated Funding on page 20;
2. Clarify language around the Open Source Software Distribution Plan on page 46 to make it encouraged but not required;
3. Replace Appendix H - Project Evaluation.

Modification 0003: The purposes of this modification were to:
1. Extend the Concept Paper submission due date to be March 3, 2021;
2. Extend the Full Application submission due date to be March 17, 2021.

Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to CCPilotsFOA@ee.doe.gov

Answer to questions will be posted to an excel spreadsheet found in the announcement Documents section of the FOA posting.

Informational Webinar: A playback of the informational webinar mentioned in the FOA can be found by following this link:


https://doe.webex.com/doe/lsr.php?RCID=aaf39766b42540d3bfe7feca62a3ff94

Passcode: 65mG7mHK

A full transcript of the Informational Webinar can be found in the Documents section below.

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist applicants in resolving issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in late submissions: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties so severe that they are unable to submit their application by the deadline, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist the applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing submission on behalf of and with the applicant’s concurrence). Please note, network traffic is at its heaviest during the final hours and minutes prior to submittal deadline. Applicants who experience this during the final hours or minutes and are unsuccessful in uploading documents will not be able to use this process.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002206_-_Connected_Communities_-_Mod_0003 (Last Updated: 2/23/2021 02:25 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002206_Connected_Communities_FAQ_Log (Last Updated: 3/17/2021 05:43 PM ET)
  • CC_Teaming_List_Responses (Last Updated: 3/1/2021 08:23 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Updated (Last Updated: 3/2/2021 04:10 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

  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 03:50 PM ET)
  • Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 03:50 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(3_BPs) (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 03:49 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(5_BPs) (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 03:51 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 03:50 PM ET)
  • Field_Work_Proposal_(FFRDC) (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 03:49 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/3/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/17/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/13/2021 5:00 PM ET – 5/18/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002372: Request for Information - Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Research and Development Activities & SuperTruck Initiative

This is a Request for Information and is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement. The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), seeks feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on research needs and opportunities related to medium and heavy-duty freight trucking. The information requested is intended to inform EERE’s medium and heavy-duty freight energy and operational efficiency R&D planning. EERE plans to support a future public workshop following this RFI to discuss the feedback received. The Department of Energy is not accepting applications to this Request for Information.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to VTO@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on November 9, 2020.

Documents

  • RFI_DE-FOA-0002372_Request_for_Information (Last Updated: 10/9/2020 07:36 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002196: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2020

This FOA is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Technologies Office (BTO). This section describes the overall goals of BTO and the type of projects that are being solicited for funding support through this FOA.

BTO’s overall goal is to improve the energy productivity of buildings without sacrificing occupant comfort or product performance. Progress towards achieving this goal will make building energy costs more affordable to the benefit of American families and businesses.

The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to research and develop next‐generation building technologies that have the potential for significant energy savings and improved demand flexibility, affordability, and occupant comfort. An additional goal is to advance building construction, remodeling, and retrofit practices, and associated workforces.

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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 and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.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 and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.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 applicant through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.

Documents

  • FY 2020 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) Funding Opportunity Announcement - AMENDMENT 000001 (Last Updated: 1/8/2021 04:12 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 12/16/2020 11:43 AM ET)
  • BENEFIT FY20 FOA Potential Applicant Informational Webinar (Conducted 10/05/20) (Last Updated: 10/5/2020 02:39 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

  • Project Management Plan Template - FOA 2196 (Last Updated: 7/20/2020 12:03 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives - FOA 2196 (Last Updated: 7/20/2020 12:04 PM ET)
  • SF-424: Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 7/22/2020 12:39 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Template (Last Updated: 7/22/2020 12:41 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/22/2020 12:43 PM ET)
  • FFRDC Work Authorization (Last Updated: 7/22/2020 12:47 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 7/22/2020 12:47 PM ET)
  • Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 1/8/2021 10:51 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/5/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/20/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/24/2021 11:00 AM ET – 3/29/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002274: Request for Information (RFI): Engaging States to Advance State Energy Office Priorities

The U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), State Energy Program (SEP) seeks information from the public on organizations, including industry, academia, nonprofit organizations, and others, that have the expertise to support state energy offices (SEOs); in particular, EERE hopes to receive comments from energy office directors and their senior policy staff that design and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy programs in their respective states. The desired outcome of this request is to enhance how DOE SEP delivers specific technical assistance and provides direct support to help states maximize the affordability, reliability, and resiliency of their state-led energy policies and programs.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to State_Energy_OfficeRFI_DOEWIP@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) October 16, 2020.


This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

Please see the full text for the Request for Information (RFI) in the DOCUMENTS section below.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002274: RFI - Engaging States to Advance State Energy Office Priorities (Last Updated: 9/10/2020 02:03 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002413: Understanding Workforce-Development Assets and Gaps for Technical and Non-Technical Bioenergy Workforce Preparation

Please see the full text for the Request for Information (RFI) in the DOCUMENTS section below.

THE BIOENERGY TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE (BETO) SEEKS INFORMATION ABOUT BIOENERGY U.S. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OFFERINGS AND GAPS. The Department of Energy (DOE) has released a request for information (RFI) to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, career counselors, educators, and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders. Specifically, BETO seeks to provide evidence-based workforce development data to help individuals link to existing and new bioenergy workforce development tools. This evidence-based workforce development data will also assist in preparing the nation's current and future workforce for the rapidly and continually changing workforce demands to reskill and upskill in the bioenergy industry.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to bioenergizeme@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on November 2, 2020.

Please see the full text for the Request for Information (RFI) in the DOCUMENTS section below.


Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/2/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002386: FY 2021 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Request for Information (RFI)

Please see the full RFI document in the Documents section below.

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to overcoming the technical barriers and challenges in the design of clean, efficient residential scale wood heaters and in bioprocessing separations development. EERE is specifically interested in information on the following areas:

Topic Area 1 - Residential Wood Heater Technology Advancement: Identifying the critical technology gaps and resources required to significantly reduce emissions and improve efficiency of residential wood heaters.

Topic Area 2 - Bioprocessing Separations Development: Identifying the critical technology gaps and research needs required to enable more efficient separations technologies spanning biochemical and thermochemical approaches.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to FY21MultiTopic@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on September 21, 2020.

Please see the full RFI document in the Documents section below.

Documents

  • FY 2021 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0002386 (Last Updated: 8/20/2020 09:40 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/21/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002385: Request for Information on Accelerated Materials R&D, Testing/Qualification, and Cost-Effective Manufacturing Routes for Harsh Service Environments Materials

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, codes and standards communities, and other stakeholders on issues related to materials and materials manufacturing process technologies that improve system energy efficiency/performance and extend useful life where harsh service conditions exist. This information will be used by AMO and AES to inform strategies and in support of energy savings and cost reduction goals, as well as to inform future planning and adjustments to their research and development (R&D) portfolios.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to HarshMaterialsRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on September 21, 2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Please identify your answers by responding to a specific question or topic if applicable. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002385 RFI Harsh Service Conditions (Last Updated: 8/19/2020 10:14 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002357: Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Perovskite Funding Program

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). SETO supports solar energy research and development (R&D) with the goal of improving the affordability, reliability, and domestic benefit of solar technologies.

The SETO 2020 Perovskite Funding Program seeks to advance perovskite photovoltaic technology development and competitiveness through projects in economically viable device and manufacturing R&D and performance validation. The primary goals are to improve understanding of stability; establish methods to produce high-efficiency, stable devices using industry-relevant fabrication techniques; and develop test protocols that enable high confidence in long-duration field performance of perovskite-based photovoltaic technologies.

Modification 000002 - See the Modification table in the FOA.  Changes from modification 000002 are highlighted in green.

Modification 000001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 000001 are highlighted in yellow

Informational Webinar

An informational webinar was held to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants on Friday, August 21, 2020, 3:00pm ET. Please see link below to access the recording of this webinar.

Perovskite Funding Opportunity Announcement Webinar

Recording password: AzYsegV5





Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002357_Funding_Opportunity_Announcement_(FOA)_SETO_FY20_PVSK_-_Modification_000002 (Last Updated: 11/5/2020 05:31 PM ET)
  • SETO FY20 PVSK FOA Questions and Answers (Last Updated: 9/28/2020 08:54 AM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List Instructions (Last Updated: 8/25/2020 09:15 AM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List - Perovskite FOA 9/21/2020 (Last Updated: 9/21/2020 05:56 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

  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 8/6/2020 11:04 AM ET)
  • EERE Form Budget Justification (3 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 8/6/2020 11:55 AM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 8/6/2020 11:05 AM ET)
  • EERE Form Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 8/6/2020 11:56 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 8/6/2020 11:54 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/23/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/7/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 1/12/2021 5:00 PM ET – 1/15/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002379: DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Request for Information (RFI)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) solicits feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders through this RFI. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

HFTO is issuing a Request for Information to obtain public input on its efforts to accelerate research, development, demonstration, commercialization, and adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

This RFI is issued to understand how hydrogen and fuel cell research priorities and goals can address evolving technology needs and to inform related research, development and demonstration (RD&D) activities that may be undertaken by DOE. The information being sought under this RFI is intended to assist HFTO in further defining the scope and priorities of its RD&D initiatives as well as its consortia that were established to address its priorities.

The information collected may be used for internal HFTO planning and decision-making purposes, including but not limited to determining potential new areas of focus, funding opportunities, analyses, and organizational frameworks for national lab-based consortia.

Areas of Interest:

  • H2@Scale Initiative
  • HFTO Strategy and Multiyear Plan
  • Priority Application Focus Areas
  • Funding Mechanisms and Opportunities (including consortia models)

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Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to HFTORFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on September 15, 2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25 MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (*.docx) or Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) attachment to the email, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

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This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, the DOE is not accepting applications at this time. The DOE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, the DOE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if the DOE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter.

Any information obtained as a result of this RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for planning and strategy development; this RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Your response to this notice will be treated as information only. The DOE will review and consider all responses in its formulation of program strategies for the identified materials of interest that are the subject of this request. The DOE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI. Respondents are advised that the DOE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. Responses to this RFI do not bind the DOE to any further actions related to this topic.

Because information received in response to this RFI may be used to structure future programs and FOAs and/or otherwise be made available to the public, respondents are strongly advised to NOT include any information in their responses that might be considered business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential. If, however, a respondent chooses to submit business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential information, it must be clearly and conspicuously marked as such in the response.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted by email in accordance with the "RFI Submission Guidelines" detailed in the RFI. The submission must be received no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on September 15, 2020.

The DOE will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses. A response to this RFI will not be viewed as a binding commitment to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

Documents

  • HFTO RFI (Last Updated: 8/10/2020 02:30 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/15/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002360: RFI: Energy Storage Grand Challenge

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from interested individuals and entities, such as, industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders to assist the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Storage Grand Challenge identify market opportunities and challenges – both technical and financial – for the development, commercialization, production, and deployment of energy storage technologies. Information received may be used to assist the DOE in planning the scope of future technology studies, deployment, or technology commercialization efforts and may be shared with other federal agencies. The DOE may also use this RFI to gain public input on its efforts, expand and facilitate public access to the DOE’s resources, and to mobilize investment in U.S. energy storage technologies as well as ancillary technologies and efforts that will enable commercialization and widespread adoption. The information collected may be used for internal DOE planning and decision-making to ensure that future activities maximize public benefit while advancing the Administration’s goals for leading the world in building a competitive, clean energy economy; securing America’s energy future; reducing carbon pollution; and creating domestic jobs.

DOE is not accepting applications at this time as part of the ESGC. This is solely an RFI and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to rticstorage@hq.doe.gov no later than August 21, 2020. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.doc) or (.docx) attachment to the email with no more than 10 pages in length for each section listed in the RFI. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002360_RFI_Energy_Storage_Grand_Challenge (Last Updated: 7/30/2020 02:52 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/31/2020 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002336: Research and Development for Advanced Water Resource Recovery Systems

In recent years a growing number of utilities responsible for clean water have been moving from strict wastewater treatment to water resource management, some formally renaming themselves as water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Energy efficiency in equipment, processes, and operations is a fundamental part of this transition, and energy savings in facility retrofits can reach 50 percent. In addition to energy efficiency improvements, wastewater contains about five times more energy than is needed for its treatment, creating an opportunity for new, innovative technologies and approaches to recovering that energy content.

Looking even more broadly than municipal wastewater treatment facilities - across the entire energy-water nexus - water and wastewater contain a significant amount of recoverable chemical, thermal, and hydrodynamic energy content. Treatment efficiencies and energy recovery options across the energy-water nexus create the possibility for a growing percentage of treated water and wastewater systems in municipal, industrial, agriculture, utility, oil and gas and other sectors to achieve net-zero energy consumption, and even to become net producers of energy under favorable circumstances.

Energy is often the second-highest operating cost (behind labor costs) for water and wastewater treatment systems. Black & Veatch’s client surveys indicate that energy costs at water and wastewater utilities account for well over 10% of total operating costs for a large majority of utilities, with a significant number of utilities having energy costs that exceed 30 percent. Increasingly stringent regulations for contaminants are pushing water and wastewater treatment systems to use even more advanced – and energy intensive – treatment technologies. The energy use of these systems is expected to increase by up to 20 percent in the coming decades due to more stringent water quality standards and growing water demand based on population growth. Additionally, water and wastewater treatment facilities, pipes, and related infrastructure in cities around the country are approaching their end of expected service life. Therefore, a unique window of opportunity exists to replace the aging infrastructure with new, innovative approaches to water and wastewater treatment, resource recovery, and water reuse by looking more broadly at interconnected, cross-sector opportunities (i.e. municipal, industrial, agriculture, oil and gas, etc.) across the energy-water nexus to develop water and wastewater treatment systems of the future – advanced water resource recovery systems.
The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to conduct research, development, and deployment on technology innovations that enable advanced water resource recovery systems. Topic Area 1 of this FOA seeks to advance the development of transformative technologies beyond early stage research and development (R&D) to become pilot ready (TRL 4-6). Whereas, Topic Area 2 of this FOA seeks to test currently developed, pilot ready technologies (TRL 6-7) though design, build, and operations in industrially relevant conditions to enable commercialization.

This FOA is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) as part of the DOE’s Water Security Grand Challenge (WSGC). The WSGC is a White House initiated, U.S. DOE led framework to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water. Using a coordinated suite of prizes, competitions, R&D, and other programs, the Water Security Grand Challenge has set the following goals for the United States to reach by 2030:

Launch desalination technologies that deliver cost-competitive clean water;Transform the energy sector’s produced water from a waste to a resource;Achieve near-zero water impact for new thermoelectric power plants, and significantly lower freshwater use intensity within the existing fleet;Double resource recovery from municipal wastewater; and, Develop small, modular energy-water systems for urban, rural, tribal, national security, and disaster response settings.


As part of the WSGC, DOE announced a $1 million Water Resource Recovery Prize to accelerate resource recovery from municipal wastewater across the United States. DOE also announced the selection of the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) to lead DOE’s Energy-Water Desalination Hub, an early stage R&D consortia focused on desalination technologies. This FOA seeks to leverage these investments to further develop technologies for advanced water resource recovery systems.

Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to AMOWaterFOA@ee.doe.gov

Answers to the questions will be posted to an excel spreadsheet found in the annoucement Documents section of the FOA posting.

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist applicants in resolving issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in late submissions: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties so severe that they are unable to submit their application by the deadline, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist the applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing submission on behalf of and with the applicant’s concurrence). Please note, network traffic is at its heaviest during the final hours and minutes prior to submittal deadline. Applicants who experience this during the final hours or minutes and are unsuccessful in uploading documents will not be able to use this process.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002336: Research and Development for Advanced Water Resource Recovery Systems (Last Updated: 6/30/2020 01:44 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002336: Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 2/17/2021 04:45 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

  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 03:03 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 03:04 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 03:04 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 03:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/4/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/6/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/5/2020 5:00 PM ET – 11/10/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002358: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s in support of Battery Critical Materials Supply Chain R&D

DE-FOA-0002358: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s in support of Battery Critical Materials Supply Chain R&D.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to challenges and opportunities in the upstream and midstream critical materials battery supply chains. EERE is specifically interested in information on raw minerals production and refining and processing of cathode materials including cobalt, lithium, and nickel. This RFI is being issued by DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), in collaboration with the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) and Vehicles Technologies Office (VTO).

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to BatteryCriticalMaterialsRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on July 31, 2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) or pdf attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002358_RFI_Battery_Critical_Materials_Supply_Chain_R&D (Last Updated: 6/24/2020 02:09 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002324: Building Technologies Proving Ground – Public Sector Field Validation

The Building Technologies Proving Ground – Public Sector Field Validation funding opportunity will invest up to $10 million to allow state, local, and tribal government entities to compete for funding designed to meet U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals via field validation of high impact commercial building technologies. Projects under this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will be funded by the EERE’s Building Technologies Office and administered in partnership with EERE’s Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office’s State Energy Program. The objective of this funding is to generate and disseminate data on the field performance of novel approaches to integrate advanced building technologies, that can inform commercial and multi-family building efficiency, demand flexibility, and building-to-grid programs. Projects funded through this FOA will have the potential to significantly reduce energy use in U.S. commercial buildings, develop new value streams for commercial building owners, and provide the end use flexibility required to dynamically balance the distribution grid.

An informational FOA webinar was held on June 30, 2020 at 12:00pm ET. The slides to the presentation are accessible in the Documents section of the FOA posting. 

Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to BTOProvingGroundFOA@ee.doe.gov

Answers to the questions will be posted to an excel spreadsheet found in the annoucement Documents section of the FOA posting.

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist applicants in resolving issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in late submissions: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties so severe that they are unable to submit their application by the deadline, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist the applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing submission on behalf of and with the applicant’s concurrence). Please note, network traffic is at its heaviest during the final hours and minutes prior to submittal deadline. Applicants who experience this during the final hours or minutes and are unsuccessful in uploading documents will not be able to use this process.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002324_Funding_Opportunity_Announcement_(FOA) (Last Updated: 6/25/2020 05:32 PM ET)
  • Proving_Ground_Teaming_List_Responses (Last Updated: 8/3/2020 12:37 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002324_FOA_Webinar_Presentation (Last Updated: 7/1/2020 05:31 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002324_Proving_Ground_2020_FAQ_Log (Last Updated: 9/25/2020 01:40 PM ET)
  • bto-proving-ground-foa-webinar-transcript-063020 (Last Updated: 7/16/2020 02:23 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

  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 6/25/2020 04:17 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 6/25/2020 04:17 PM ET)
  • Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 6/25/2020 04:19 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(3_BPs) (Last Updated: 6/25/2020 04:19 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 7/27/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/28/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/28/2020 5:00 PM ET – 11/2/2020 11:59 PM ET

DE-LC-000L084: 2020 VTO Lab Call 2

EERE National Laboratory Guiding Principles require all offices to pursue a merit review of direct-funded national laboratory work. In line with these Principles, the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) is issuing this lab call for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) funding. VTO will award only a portion of its total planned FY 2021 lab funding through this lab call process. Labs are also selected through the standard Financial Opportunity Announcement (FOA) process and are not restricted from applying to any FOAs.

There is approximately $27 million in annual funding to fund all projects with the potential for future year funding pending appropriations, Program direction, and go/no-go decision points.

Some labs also have continuing multi-year projects that have already gone through the merit review process. These will continue to be reviewed through the annual peer review process and labs should work with VTO project and program managers to ensure that ongoing projects are appropriately included in the AOPs to meet AOP deadlines. This lab call will only pertain to the new AOIs below.

Summary of AOIs:

AOI 1: Joining Core Program Phase 2

AOI 2: Lightweight Metals Core Program

AOI 3: Intermetallic Silicon –based Anodes

AOI 4: Artificial Intelligence for Mobility

AOI 5: High Power Charging Profiles

AOI 6: Threat Mitigation and Operational Smoothing for Charging Stations

Documents

  • FY2020_VTO_Lab_Call_2_Final (Last Updated: 7/6/2020 12:39 PM ET)
  • Lab_call_FAQs_15July2020 (Last Updated: 7/15/2020 02:47 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/17/2020 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002235: Request for Information (RFI): Offshore Wind Environmental Research & Environmental Monitoring and Impact Mitigation Technology Validation Funding Opportunity

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit input from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and the public on high-priority research needs, gaps and opportunities regarding environmental impacts of offshore wind energy development and related monitoring and potential mitigation technology, as outlined in the RFI Document. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

Respondents to this RFI may respond to one or more of the topics, or any number of the questions outlined in the RFI Document.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WindEnergyRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on July 7, 2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.

This is a Request for Information only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives.

Documents

  • EERE RFI Offshore Wind Environmental Research and Related Technology (Last Updated: 6/3/2020 03:55 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002162: Request for Information: Research and Development Opportunities for Opaque Building Envelopes

This RFI solicits feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on BTO’s opaque envelope program and its future directions and priorities. To clarify these, BTO has developed a report that is structured around five key areas of technology R&D. The report identifies current envelope characteristics, R&D opportunities, integration approaches, and implementation pathways. BTO is requesting feedback on each of these areas. BTO is also requesting feedback on planned technical objectives, technical targets, tools, overall R&D activities, and estimates of program impacts.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to BTO_Envelope_RDO@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on July 20, 2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.



Documents

  • Request_for_Information_-_Envelope (Last Updated: 5/29/2020 04:05 PM ET)
  • DRAFT_Research_Development_Opportunities_-_Envelope (Last Updated: 5/29/2020 04:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002161: Request for Information on DRAFT Research and Development Opportunities Report for Windows

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on BTO’s windows R&D and its future directions and priorities. To clarify these, BTO developed the Research and Development Opportunities (RDO) report, which is structured around four key areas. The RDO report identifies opportunities and challenges, technology development, integration, and implementation. BTO is requesting feedback on each of these areas. BTO is also requesting feedback on planned technical objectives, technical targets, tools, and overall R&D activities and estimates of program impacts. BTO will not develop a FY20 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on the feedback from the RFI. This RFI includes guidance on how to provide feedback that will inform updates to the RDO report itself, and ultimately, the strategic direction of the portfolio moving forward.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to BTO_Windows_RDO@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on July 20, 2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

  • Request_for_Information_-_Windows (Last Updated: 5/29/2020 03:16 PM ET)
  • DRAFT_Research_Development_Opportunities_-_Windows (Last Updated: 5/29/2020 03:18 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002252: FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA

AMO supports innovative, advanced-manufacturing applied research and development (R&D) projects that focus on specific, high-impact manufacturing technology and process challenges. AMO invests in foundational, energy-related, advanced-manufacturing processes (where energy costs are a determinant of competitive manufacturing) and broadly applicable platform technologies (the enabling base upon which other systems and applications can be developed). The competitively selected projects from this FOA will focus on developing next-generation manufacturing material, information, and process technologies that improve energy efficiency in energy-intensive and energy-dependent processes, and facilitate the transition of emerging, cost-competitive energy technologies to domestic production.

AMO’s vision and mission, as well as the strategic goals, targets, and metrics for key technology focus areas, are described in the Draft AMO Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) available at: https://www.energy.gov/eere/amo/downloads/advanced-manufacturing-office-amo-multi-year-program-plan-fiscal-years-2017. AMO’s strategic goals supported by this FOA are to:

Improve the productivity and energy efficiency of U.S. manufacturingReduce lifecycle energy and resource impacts of manufactured goodsLeverage diverse domestic energy resources in U.S. manufacturing, while strengthening environmental stewardshipTransition DOE supported innovative technologies and practices into U.S. manufacturing capabilitiesStrengthen and advance the U.S. manufacturing workforce

This FOA integrates identified research opportunities across AMO into a single funding opportunity. AMO intends to fund high-impact, early- to mid-stage applied research through this FOA. Topics are organized in 3 main topic areas, as described below, with subtopics in each area.

Topic 1: Efficiency Improvements in Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Subtopic 1.1: Innovative Iron and Steelmaking Processes

Subtopic 1.2: Enhanced Efficiency of Drying Processes

Subtopic 1.3: Machine Learning to Increase Efficiencies in the Manufacturing of Large-Scale, High-Rate Aerostructures

Subtopic 1.4: Integrated Additive Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Wind Blade Production

Subtopic 1.5: Reducing Cost of Production of Ceramic Matrix Composites Used in High Temperature Applications

Topic 2: Efficiency Improvements in Chemical Manufacturing

Subtopic 2.1: Advanced Chemical Manufacturing R&D

Subtopic 2.2: Dynamic Catalyst Science with Data Analytics

Topic 3: Connected, Flexible, and Efficient Manufacturing Facilities, Products, and Energy Systems

Subtopic 3.1: Integrating Carbon Capture and Utilization into Industrial Processes

Subtopic 3.2: Flexible CHP Demonstration in a District Energy System Integrated with a Renewably-Fueled Municipal Generating Station

Modification 0001

On pages 37 and 38, the table in "Subtopic 3.2 Candidate Targets and Metrics" within Section I.B of the FOA has been modified to correct information.

Modification 0002

On the cover page (page i), extend the Submission Deadline for Full Applications from August 26, 2020 5PM ET to August 31, 2020 5PM ET due to the Hurricane Laura’s impact on the gulf coast. Also change the Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments to October 2, 2020 at 5PM ET.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0002252 AMO 2020 FAQ Log at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov . The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist applicants in resolving issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in late submissions: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties so severe that they are unable to submit their application by the deadline, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist the applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing submission on behalf of and with the applicant’s concurrence). Please note, network traffic is at its heaviest during the final hours and minutes prior to submittal deadline. Applicants who experience this during the final hours or minutes and are unsuccessful in uploading documents will not be able to use this process.

Documents

  • FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA-0002252 M0002 (Last Updated: 8/26/2020 04:18 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002252 AMO 2020 FAQ 12-17-2020 (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 01:52 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

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 5/13/2020 04:12 PM ET)
  • SF LLL (Last Updated: 5/13/2020 04:13 PM ET)
  • SF 424 (Last Updated: 5/13/2020 04:14 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Form (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 8/14/2020 02:37 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/25/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/31/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/2/2020 5:00 PM ET – 10/7/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002322: FY2020 AMO Critical Materials FOA: Next-Generation Technologies and Field Validation

MODIFICATION 0004: The purpose of this modification is to correct Modification 0003 and clarify:

(1) the use of coal and coal-based sources is specifically not of interest under Topic Area 2 on page 19:

Proposed projects must not include coal or coal-based resources (see Section I.C of the FOA).

(2) the use of coal and coal-based sources is specifically not of interest under all Topic Areas of the FOA on page 21:

For applications under all Topic Areas of the FOA, proposed projects must not include coal or coal-based resources. Applicants may see Section I.E for additional details for related opportunities.

3) the submission deadlines are extended on page i.

Submission Deadline for Concept Papers:

6/29/20 5:00pm ET

Submission Deadline for Full Applications:

8/19/20 5:00pm ET

Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments:

9/17/20 5:00pm ET

MODIFICATION 0003: The purpose of this modification is to clarify the restrictions on the use of coal and coal-based sources in Topic Area 2 of the FOA on page 19 and page 21:

"For all Areas of Interest under Topic 2 of the FOA, flexible or mixed raw materials sources are of interest, but cannot include greater than 49% coal or coal-based sources by weight. Proposed projects to Topic Area 2 of this FOA must not be duplicative of existing efforts of the Feasibility of Recovery Rare Earth Elements Program at the National Energy Technology Laboratory."

MODIFICATION 0002: The purposes of this modification are to clarify:

(1) the definition of "raw materials" under this FOA on page 11:

"For the purposes of all topics in the FOA, "raw materials" refer to materials or minerals extracted from the natural environment and any associated waste streams, but do NOT include end-of-life products."; and

(2) which materials (raw materials vs. end-of-life products) are of interest for separation and processing under Topic 1 Area of Interest 2 on page 15:

Topic 1, Area of Interest 2, seeks projects to improve industrial beneficiation (froth flotation, magnetic separation, or gravity flotation), separation (solvent extraction) and/or processing (molten salt electrolysis and metallothermic reduction) of REEs. In addition to the Topic 1, Area of Interest 2, specific requirements below, improvements to REE separation and processing should be able to handle flexible feedstocks (Figure 3). Of particular interest are technologies that can handle both raw materials and end-of-life products. Proposed technologies cannot solely target end-of-life products, or propose end-of-life products as the material choice for demonstration of the proposed technology.

Battery Critical Materials

For Topic 1 Area of Interest 2, proposed improvements to separation and processing of cobalt, lithium, manganese, and synthetic graphite may include the ability to handle flexible feedstocks, i.e. technologies that can handle both raw materials.

MODIFICATION 0001: The purpose of this modification is to add general authorities that were transferred from the U.S. Bureau of Mines to the Department of Energy, on page 8 of the FOA:

“In addition, the Department of Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1996 generally supports DOE research and development activities related to extraction, separation, and processing technologies. When the United States Bureau of Mines (BoM) was closed in 1996, Congress transferred certain BoM functions to DOE including research of the extraction, processing, use and disposal of mineral substances, and functions pertaining to mineral reclamation industries and the development of methods for the disposal, control, prevention, and reclamation of mineral waste products. See Pub. L. No. 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321-167 (1996).”

ORIGINAL ANNOUNCMENT:

Through this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks to address gaps in domestic supply chains for key critical materials for clean energy technologies to:

- Enable domestic manufacturing of high energy efficiency and high energy density clean energy technologies;

- Diversify the domestic supply of critical materials; and

- Validate and demonstrate domestic innovative technologies to support the transition to U.S. manufacturing.

This will be accomplished through development of alternative next-generation technologies and field validation and demonstration of technologies that improve extraction, separation and processing. Key critical materials for energy technologies as defined in this FOA include: rare earth elements: neodymium (Nd), praseodymium (Pr), dysprosium (Dy), terbium (Tb), and samarium (Sm) used in permanent magnets for electric vehicle motors, wind turbine generators and high temperature applications; cobalt (Co) used in batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) and grid storage and high temperature permanent magnets; and lithium (Li), manganese (Mn) and natural graphite used in batteries (see table below).This FOA seeks to leverage the technology and capabilities developed at the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), an Energy Innovation Hub led by Ames Laboratory and managed by DOE.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0002322 AMO 2020 FAQ Log at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist applicants in resolving issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in late submissions: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties so severe that they are unable to submit their application by the deadline, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist the applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing submission on behalf of and with the applicant’s concurrence). Please note, network traffic is at its heaviest during the final hours and minutes prior to submittal deadline. Applicants who experience this during the final hours or minutes and are unsuccessful in uploading documents will not be able to use this process.


Documents

  • MODIFICATION 0004: DE-FOA-0002322 FY2020 AMO Critical Materials FOA (Last Updated: 6/23/2020 03:29 PM ET)
  • FOA 2322 Q&As (Last Updated: 8/12/2020 11:18 AM 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

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 5/8/2020 03:01 PM ET)
  • SF-424: Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 5/8/2020 03:01 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 5/8/2020 03:01 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 5/8/2020 03:02 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/29/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/19/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/15/2020 5:00 PM ET – 9/18/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002349: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0002252 FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Multi-topic FOA

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Multi-topic FOA”.

This FOA supports the achievement of AMO’s goals of enhanced productivity through innovation by focusing in three main areas: 1) next-generation manufacturing for advancing process technologies that improve energy efficiency in energy intensive and energy dependent processes; 2) modular, hybrid, and/or catalytic processes to improve energy efficiency in chemical manufacturing; and 3) connected, flexible, and efficient manufacturing facilities, products and energy systems. The FOA integrates identified research opportunities across AMO into a single funding opportunity and is intended to fund high-impact, applied research and development projects.

THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT (NOI) ONLY. This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different from the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all.

EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. EERE plans to issue the FOA in mid-May, 2020 via theEERE Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.

Please review the full Notice of Intent, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.


Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_to_issue_Funding_Opportunity_Announcement_DE-FOA-0002252_entitled_FY20_Advance_Manufacturing_Multi-Topic_FOA (Last Updated: 4/28/2020 12:08 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002343: RFI: DOE Hydropower Program Research and Development Strategy and HydroWIRES Research Roadmap

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on how to improve framing of issues and potential appropriate government roles in addressing them, so that the DOE hydropower strategy and HydroWIRES research can be most impactful for the nation. This is solely a Request for Information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WPTORFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on June 24, 2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. Only electronic responses will be accepted. 

This is a Request for Information only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives.


Documents

  • RFI DE-FOA-0002343 Hydro Strategy HW Roadmap (Last Updated: 4/24/2020 12:56 PM ET)
  • HydroWIRES Initiative Research Roadmap (Last Updated: 4/24/2020 08:37 AM ET)
  • DOE Hydropower Program R&D Strategy (Last Updated: 4/24/2020 08:37 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002236: Offshore Wind Energy Atmospheric Science and Project Development

PLEASE NOTE- The Submission Deadline for Full Applications is extended from 07/09/2020, by 5:00pm ET to 07/16/2020, by 5:00pm ET, as shown on the cover page of the modified 0001 FOA document.

Modification 0001:

The purposes of this modification are to update the following dates located on the Cover Page of the FOA:

        * Submission Deadline for Full Applications

        * Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments

        * Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications

        * Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations

The Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is within the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). EERE advances America’s leadership in science and technology through early-stage research and development in sustainable transportation, renewable power, and energy efficiency.

WETO enables growth and U.S. competitiveness in the domestic wind industry by supporting early-stage research on technologies that enhance energy affordability, reliability, and resilience and strengthen U.S. energy security, economic growth, and environmental quality. More information is available at www.energy.gov/eere/wind.

WETO works with DOE National Laboratories, industry, universities, and other federal agencies to conduct research and development activities through competitively selected, directly funded, and cost-shared projects. WETO’s efforts target land-based utility-scale, offshore, and distributed wind power to fully support a national clean energy economy.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002236 entitled “Offshore Wind Atmospheric Science and Project Development.”

This FOA has Two Topic Areas

Topic Area 1: The overall goal of this Topic Area is to provide funding for a project that will improve wind resource modeling and predictions in offshore wind energy development areas. Using lessons-learned and information gained during the previous program work in complex-terrain wind resource modeling and prediction, this Topic Area will focus on improving wind resource model physics for foundational wind forecasts and other applications in offshore wind energy development areas.

Topic Area 2: The overall goal of this Topic Area is to provide funding for a project(s) that will enable demonstration of a novel technology and/or methodology that will advance the state-of-the-art of offshore wind energy in the United States. The proposed project must either implement an innovative technology at engineering/pilot or full-scale, and/or employ a novel methodology that has yet to be utilized commercially in the United States for offshore wind.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0002236 FAQ Log link below.

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE 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 are encouraged to submit Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the related Submission Deadline. For this FOA, Applicants must submit a Concept Paper by the stated deadline in order to be eligible to submit a Full Application.

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 at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.



Documents

  • MODIFICATION 0001: DE-FOA-0002236 OSW Demo & Resource Science FOA Document (Last Updated: 7/1/2020 06:43 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002236 Q&A Log (updated 10/21/2020) (Last Updated: 10/21/2020 05:07 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

  • ***UPDATED May 22, 2020 Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) Template*** (Last Updated: 5/22/2020 07:00 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 Budget Justification Form with 5 Budget Periods. Only complete the number of Budget Periods required for your project. For example, a project with 4 Budget Periods would leave information for Budget Period 5 empty. (Last Updated: 3/27/2020 05:29 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (PDF Version) (Last Updated: 3/27/2020 05:29 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 3/27/2020 05:30 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobby Activities (SF-LLL) Form (Last Updated: 3/27/2020 05:30 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/30/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/16/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/13/2020 8:00 AM ET – 8/17/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002291: Request for Information: Funding Opportunity Announcement 2206 "Connected Communities"

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from utilities, industry, academia, EV service providers, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings in Connected Communities. EERE is specifically interested in information on the draft Connected Communities FOA goals and design. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to CCPilotsRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on May 12, 2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

  • Request_for_Information_Funding_Opportunity_Announcement_2206_Connected_Communities (Last Updated: 3/26/2020 07:23 PM ET)
  • Connected_Communities_RFI_Webinar_Slides_Final (Last Updated: 4/3/2020 10:37 AM ET)
  • CC_Teaming_List_Responses (Last Updated: 3/1/2021 08:41 PM ET)
  • BTO_CC_RFI_2020_Q&A_Log (Last Updated: 5/6/2020 12:50 PM ET)
  • LBNL_as_Coordinator_Selection_Slide (Last Updated: 4/21/2020 10:11 AM ET)
  • May_4_Connected_Communities_Spotlight_on_Reynolds_Landing (Last Updated: 5/7/2020 04:04 PM ET)
  • Connected-Communities-RFI-webinar-transcript-4-2020 (Last Updated: 5/15/2020 01:29 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002249: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002206 Connected Communities

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office (BTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Connected Communities.” The goal of this planned FOA would be to demonstrate the ability of efficient buildings to interact with the grid to provide demand flexibility. This includes the ability to shift and modulate load in both existing and new communities across diverse climates, geography, building types and grid/regulatory structures, while maintaining (if not enhancing) occupant satisfaction and productivity. This builds on BTO’s current Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB) work. Improving the energy efficiency and demand flexibility of buildings alleviates pressure on the electric grid and extends our energy resources.

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Buildings Technologies Office, on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a FOA titled, Connected Communities. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange August 2020.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002206 Connected Communities (Last Updated: 2/13/2020 12:26 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002284: Request for Information: Prediction of Solar Variability for Better Grid Integration

Modification 00001 - This modification extends the deadline for responses to this RFI to March 4, 2020. This change is highlighted in yellow on page 5 of the RFI document.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is issuing this request for information (RFI) to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders. This RFI will inform SETO’s strategic planning on research related to the integration of solar energy resources. Specifically, this RFI will inform SETO’s strategies relating to prediction of solar irradiance reaching the surface of the earth, and power output from solar generation plants, using either photovoltaic (PV) or concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. Improving solar generation prediction will better inform grid operators as they consider the impacts of solar power variability on grid planning and operations technologies, as well as the owners and operators of utility-scale plants and aggregators of distributed PV systems.

Documents

  • RFI Solar Variability Prediction Mod 00001 (Last Updated: 2/11/2020 05:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002182: Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles Integrated with Thermal Energy Storage

This request for information (RFI) seeks feedback on technologies to integrate and demonstrate advanced supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) Brayton power cycles that are indirectly heated via thermal energy storage at a turbine inlet temperature (TIT) range between 550 and 630°C. This request is focused on accelerating the commercialization of sCO2 power cycles that are appropriate for near-term integration with concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP), at temperatures that do not require significant de-risking of the cost and performance of novel materials.

Documents

  • RFI CSP sCO2 TES Integration (Last Updated: 11/12/2019 01:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002165: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize

DE-FOA-0002165: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment providing information and feedback on the design of a potential prize competition with a goal of increasing resource recovery from municipal wastewater treatment plants across the United States, and in so doing, lower the ultimate cost of treatment by extracting additional value from the wastewater (i.e., improve energy efficiency). Through this potential prize, DOE would seek novel, systems-based solutions from multidisciplinary teams to implement resource recovery at small-to-medium-sized wastewater treatment plants. Specifically, the intent is to encourage teams of wastewater treatment plants, engineering and design firms, technology developers, resource customers (e.g., farmers, electric and gas utilities), and others to develop holistic community and/or watershed-based resource recovery plans for their respective wastewater treatment systems. Input from this RFI may be used to further develop the competition objectives, rules, metrics, and incentives.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

For questions and answers pertaining to this RFI, please reference the DE-FOA-0002165 Water Recovery Prize FAQ Log in the Documents section.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WaterResourceRecoveryPrize@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on October 23, 2019. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. Include Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize in the subject of the title. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 20 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002165: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize (Last Updated: 9/12/2019 09:36 AM ET)
  • FOA-0002165_Water Recovery Prize_FAQs_10-9-2019 (Last Updated: 10/9/2019 03:02 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002098: RFI - Engaging Governors to Advance State Energy Priorities

The U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), State Energy Program (SEP) seeks information on organizations, including industry, academia, nonprofit organizations, and others, who are able to support state officials serving in the executive branch of state government; in particular, Governors and/or their designated energy representative(s). The desired outcome is to improve how DOE SEP delivers technical assistance that helps states improve the affordability, reliability, and resiliency of energy systems.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, nonprofit organizations, and others that have extensive experience working with senior state officials, including Governors and/or their designated energy representative(s), serving the nation’s 55 states and territories. SEP is specifically interested in information on such organizations’ ability and experience in providing direct support to states through training on best practices and the development and dissemination of technical assistance programs. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

All responses to this RFI must be provided as an attachment (in Microsoft Word format) to an e-mail message addressed to GovernorsRFI_DOEWIP@ee.doe.gov. Responses must be received no later than 5:00 PM EDT on September 20, 2019.

Documents

  • Request_for_Information_Governors_Offices_-_Final (Last Updated: 8/14/2019 04:37 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002157: Request for Information: Planning and Operation Models and Data Analytics for Solar Grid Integration

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is issuing this request for information (RFI) to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders. This RFI will inform SETO’s strategic planning on research related to the integration of distributed solar energy resources. Specifically, this RFI will inform strategies relating to the modeling, monitoring, predicting, and controlling of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. As the penetration of solar PV on the grid grows, these activities will become more important as grid operators consider how solar adoption impacts grid planning and operations technologies.

This is solely a request for information and not a funding opportunity announcement (FOA). No funding applications are being accepted in response to this RFI.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

Any information obtained as a result of this RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for planning and strategy development; this RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Your response to this notice will be treated as information only. EERE will review and consider all responses in its formulation of program strategies for the identified materials of interest that are the subject of this request. EERE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI. Respondents are advised that EERE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. Responses to this RFI do not bind EERE to any further actions related to this topic.

To respond, please email your response to SETO.RFI.SI@ee.doe.gov no later than 12:00pm (ET) on August 30, 2019. Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically and provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than ten (10) pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

  • Request for Information Planning and Operation Models and Data Analytics for Solar Grid Integration (Last Updated: 7/26/2019 09:47 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002123: Request for Information (RFI): Marine Sciences Laboratory

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to the growing Research and Development (R&D) interest in the use of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL’s) Marine Sciences Laboratory (MSL) facilities for renewable energy, maritime markets, and energy storage research, technology development and testing. This information will help DOE and PNNL prioritize resources and investments. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WPTORFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 8, 2019. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. 

Documents

  • Request for Information (RFI) Marine Sciences Laboratory Document (Last Updated: 6/6/2019 03:07 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002117: Request for Information: Research and Development Opportunities for Innovations in Sensors and Controls for Building Energy Management

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE), Building Technologies Office (BTO) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) on Research and Development Opportunities for Innovations in Sensors and Controls for Building Energy Management.

Through this RFI, BTO seeks input on its recently developed R&D opportunities document for the integration and optimization of systems at the whole-building level through connected and controllable loads for increased energy affordability, improved occupant comfort, and enhanced provision of grid services that will strengthen the integration between buildings, other distributed energy resources, and the electric grid. This document will inform BTO’s strategic planning moving forward in identifying early-stage and innovative technology solutions to meet these goals. Successful solutions will strengthen the affordability, reliability, and resiliency of the energy consumed by the buildings sector, contributing to DOE’s priorities for the energy sector as a whole.

Request for Information Categories:

Category 1: Multi-Functional Wireless Sensor Networks

Category 2: Advanced Monitoring and Data Analytics

Category 3: Adaptive and Autonomous Controls

Category 4: Occupant-Centric Controls

Category 5: Overarching Areas of Interest and Cross-cut Strategies

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to sensor and control technologies for optimizing building energy management. This information will be used by BTO to update its Sensors and Controls R&D strategy and supporting energy savings and cost reduction goals, as well as to inform future strategic planning and adjustments to its R&D portfolio. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to BTO_SensorsControls_RDO@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on June 3, 2019. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.



Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002117 - Request for Information (RFI) - Research and Development Opportunities for Innovations in Sensors and Controls for Building Energy Management (Last Updated: 4/17/2019 09:27 AM ET)
  • BTO's Sensors and Controls DRAFT Roadmap. (Last Updated: 4/29/2019 04:20 PM ET)
  • BTO_S&C_RFI_RDM_Q&A_Log (Last Updated: 5/14/2019 08:08 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002118: Request for Information: Research and Development Opportunities for Building Energy Modeling

The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) is seeking input from the public about its Research and Development Opportunities for Building Energy Modeling (BEM). In particular, BTO is interested in feedback on planned initiatives and their prioritization, on program scope, and on data-sets, metrics and targets for assessing program effectiveness and impact.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on BTO’s BEM program and its future directions and priorities. To clarify these, BTO has developed a report that is structured around six focus areas (the BEM value proposition, predictive accuracy of BEM, core modeling capabilities, workflow integration and automation, the BEM data ecosystem, and BEM professionals). The report identifies barriers to the increased adoption of BEM and proposing a set of initiatives to address them. BTO is requesting feedback on each of these barriers, the associated initiatives, as well as barriers and initiatives that have not been identified. BTO is also requesting feedback on datasets, metrics, and targets for assessing the impact and progress of the BEM industry and its own BEM program.

Request for Information Categories:

Category 1: Metrics, benchmarks, targets, and data sets for tracking the use of BEM in various building energy building energy efficiency projects. Methods of attributing energy-efficiency to BEM in various applications.

Category 2: Focus areas

Category 3: Barriers

Category 4: Initiatives

Category 5: Stakeholder engagement and feedback mechanisms

Category 6: Other Feedback

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to BTO_BEM_RDO@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on June 3, 2019. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.



Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002118 - Request for Information (RFI) - Research and Development Opportunities for Building Energy Modeling (Last Updated: 4/17/2019 09:21 AM ET)
  • DRAFT Research and Development Opportunities for Building Energy Modeling (Last Updated: 4/17/2019 09:23 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002096: Request for Information: Waves to Water Prize

This RFI has been modified to extend the deadline for responses to April 5, 2019. Please see "Waves to Water RFI_Mod 0001" under the "Documents" heading below.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is seeking feedback on its proposed “Waves to Water” prize via this Request for Information (RFI). The Waves to Water prize seeks to address water security and energy needs in remote and coastal communities through small, modular, cost-competitive desalination systems that use the power of the ocean to provide potable drinking water.

The objective of this effort is to develop technology solutions that harness ocean energy to desalinate water. Through an anticipated multi-phased contest, the prize seeks to accelerate an innovation cycle timeline that can typically take years and support new innovators and organizations seeking to pair desalination systems with marine energy.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WPTOPrizes@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on April 5, 2019.

Please review the complete RFI, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Documents

  • Waves_to_Water_RFI_Mod_0001 (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 04:31 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE_ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions about the EERE Exchange website only. DOE will not respond to questions about this RFI.
  • WPTOPrizes@ee.doe.gov 
    For submission of responses to this RFI. The deadline for submissions is 5:00pm (ET) on April 5, 2019. DOE will not respond to questions about this RFI.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002070: Efficient and Flexible Building Loads

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE), Building Technologies Office (BTO) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) on Efficient and Flexible Building Loads.

Efficient and flexible building loads provide options to increase electricity system reliability and energy affordability, while also supporting a portfolio of generation options in grid modernization. To date, savings resulting from flexible building loads have been primarily achieved through traditional energy efficiency and demand management programs. However, advanced controls, sensors and data analytics developed over the last decade provide new ways to optimize building energy savings and energy use, by autonomously managing a variety of distributed energy resources (DER) including on-site solar panels, energy storage, electric vehicles, and various demand-side assets, while maintaining – and even improving – comfort to occupants, and contributing to a reliable, affordable grid. Substantial research and development (R&D) related to advanced controls, sensors and data analytics is underway, and additional progress is anticipated. Through this RFI, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) seeks input from industry to better understand where flexible building loads research goals can be refined to reflect market needs and inform related R&D activities.

Request for Information Categories:

Category 1: Building Technologies R&D and Integration Needs for Increased Load Flexibility

Category 2: Controls and Communication to Enhance Building-to-Grid Interactions

Category 3: Building Energy Modeling for Load Flexibility

Category 4: The Value of Flexible Building Loads

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, building owners and operators, builders, utilities, and other stakeholders on key issues related to the energy flexibility that building technologies can provide. This information will be used by BTO for strategic planning of the broader grid-interactive efficient building technologies R&D portfolio. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to RFI_GEB2019@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on March 1st, 2019. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than five (5) pages in length per category of questions, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.