EERE Funding Opportunity Announcements

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  DE-FOA-0002718 Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide FOA Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002777 DE-FOA-0002777 Request for Information (RFI) BIL Section 41001 Energy Storage Demonstration Projects Request for Information (RFI) Office of Clean Energy Demonstration (OCED) 6/16/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002697 Foundational Agrivoltaic Research for Megawatt Scale (FARMS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 6/1/2022 05:00 PM ET 6/22/2022 05:00 PM ET 8/30/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002661 Notice of Intent (NOI) for Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002680 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second Life Applications Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 5/31/2022 05:00 PM ET 7/19/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002678 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 5/27/2022 05:00 PM ET 7/1/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-0000012 Technology Commercialization Funding Lab Call (LC) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) 5/24/2022 05:00 PM ET 7/15/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002749 BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW (BIL) - Request for Information (RFI) - 2022 Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Pilot Demonstrations Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 5/13/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002755 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - Request for Information on Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementations Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) 5/20/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002597 Renewables Advancing Community Energy Resilience (RACER) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 5/26/2022 05:00 PM ET 7/25/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002713 Data and Research Needs for Climate Change-Informed Hydropower Operation and Resource Planning Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 6/6/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002715 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - Request for Information on Energy Improvements at Public School Facilities Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) 5/18/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002716 Request for Information (RFI): Designing Equitable, Sustainable, and Effective Revolving Loan Fund Programs Request for Information (RFI) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) 5/6/2022 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002636 FY22 BETO Waste Feedstocks and Conversion R&D Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 4/18/2022 05:00 PM ET 6/7/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002685 Challenges and Opportunities for Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 4/1/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002605 Deploying Solar with Wildlife and Ecosystem Services Benefits (SolWEB) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 4/11/2022 05:00 PM ET 6/21/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-000L093 FY22 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Core Laboratory Infrastructure for Commercialization Lab Call Lab Call (LC) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) 4/29/2022 03:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002698 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - RFI on Clean Hydrogen Manufacturing, Recycling, and Electrolysis Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 3/29/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002664 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - 2022 Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Implementation Strategy RFI Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 3/21/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-000L095 BTO Emerging Technologies FY 2022 AOP Lab Call Lab Call (LC) Building Technologies (BTO) 3/28/2022 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002679 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law - Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second-Life Applications Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002677 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0002677 to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002654 FY22 Carbon Utilization Technology: Improving Efficient Systems for Algae Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 3/18/2022 05:00 PM ET 5/27/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002695 RFI: Offshore Wind Social Science Research Needs Request for Information (RFI) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002606 Small Innovative Projects in Solar 2022 - Concentrating Solar Thermal Power and Photovoltaics Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 2/28/2022 05:00 PM ET 3/21/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002630 Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power Fiscal Year 2022 Research, Development, and Demonstration Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 3/16/2022 05:00 PM ET 5/16/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002656 Geothermal Drilling Technology Demonstration Campaign Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 4/4/2022 05:00 PM ET 6/3/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002682 DE-FOA-0002682: Request for Information on Community-scale Resource and Energy Recovery from Waste Solutions Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002657 DE-FOA-0002657: Request for Information on Biomass Conversion Research, Development, and Analysis Programs Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002687 Request for Information on Industrial Decarbonization Priorities Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002573 Technical Partnerships FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) 3/18/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002520 WAP Enhancement & Innovation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) 2/3/2022 05:00 PM ET 3/28/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002590 Performance Targets for Perovskite Photovoltaic Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 11/12/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002595 Research, Development, and Demonstration Opportunities for FY 2022 Solar Manufacturing Incubator Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 11/7/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002417 Technology Innovation to Increase Hydropower Flexibility Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 11/2/2021 05:00 PM ET 1/21/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002561 Testing Capabilities and Facilities to Validate Hydropower Technology Innovations Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 12/7/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002553 FY21 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (AMO) 9/10/2021 05:00 PM ET 11/16/2021 05:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002718: Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide FOA

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technology Office, a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide FOA”.

The RDD&D activities to be funded under this anticipated 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 advance RDD&D in several areas critical to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, including: advancement of electric drive technologies using less rare-earth metal, reduction of weight of battery electric vehicle (BEV) technologies, electrification of non-road vehicles, improvements in off-road vehicle charging, improved efficiency of engines using low-carbon fuels, and deployment of these technologies among diverse communities.

Documents

  • FOA2611_NOTICE_OF_INTENT (Last Updated: 5/11/2022 04:02 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0002777: DE-FOA-0002777 Request for Information (RFI) BIL Section 41001 Energy Storage Demonstration Projects

DE-FOA-0002777 Request for Information (RFI) BIL Section 41001 Energy Storage Demonstration Projects

Subject: Long-Duration Energy Storage for Everyone, Everywhere (ESEE) RFI

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

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to sec. 41001 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which appropriated $505 million “to advance energy storage systems toward widespread commercial deployment by lowering the costs and increasing the duration of energy storage resources.” The RFI lays out a proposed structure for three provisions within Sec. 41001 in line with a strategy for energy storage technology commercialization.

The intent of this RFI is to obtain public input regarding DOE’s proposed implementation possibilities of the energy storage demonstration programs and crosscutting issues related to the energy storage demonstration landscape:

Category 1: BIL 41001 Energy Storage Program-Specific Requirements and Implementation Strategy

Category1A: Long-Duration Demonstration Initiative

Category 1B: Energy Storage Demonstration Projects

Category 1C: Energy Storage Pilot Grant Program

Category 1D: Rapid Operational Validation Initiative (ROVI)

Category 2: BIL 41001 Energy Storage Program Crosscutting Topics

Category 2A: Storage Technology Opportunity Readiness Evaluation (STORE)

Category 2B: BIL Provision, Requirements, and Proposed Implementation

Category 3: Employment: Expanding Union Jobs and Effective Workforce Development

Category 4: Equity, Environmental and Energy Justice (EEEJ) Priorities

Category 5: Additional Input

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 EnergyStorage41001RFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on June 16, 2022, with subject line “BIL 41001 RFI response.” 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 20 pages in length, 12 point font, 1-inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

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

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/16/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002697: Foundational Agrivoltaic Research for Megawatt Scale (FARMS)

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 accelerates the large-scale development and deployment of solar technology to support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and decarbonized energy sector by 2050. By investing in research on the co-location of solar photovoltaics (PV) and agriculture (“agrivoltaics”), this FOA will advance the decarbonization of the energy system while providing new economic opportunities to farmers, rural communities, and the solar industry.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002697 FARMS FOA (Last Updated: 5/3/2022 10:46 AM ET)
  • FOA Q&A 2697 updated 5/17/22 (Last Updated: 5/18/2022 06:07 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 5/18/2022 04:06 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

  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 5/3/2022 11:57 AM ET)
  • SOPO Template (Last Updated: 5/3/2022 12:02 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 5/3/2022 12:04 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL (Last Updated: 5/3/2022 12:05 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 5/3/2022 12:06 PM ET)

Webinar Details

Recording link: https://doe.webex.com/doe/ldr.php?RCID=81d02cbef4482c16f8c505f2d7838e1

Password: FARMSsolar2022

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 6/1/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/22/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/30/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/27/2022 8:00 AM ET – 9/30/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002661: Notice of Intent (NOI) for Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment."

The FOA is expected to support community-scale objectives in defined geographic areas. Such objectives include:

1) Deploying new or retrofitted geothermal, or geothermal-hybrid, district heating and cooling systems in districts, neighborhoods, and communities

2) Identifying solutions for environmental justice conditions, such as cumulative environmental pollution and other hazards; underserved and disadvantaged communities; and community members who have historically experienced vulnerability due to climate change impacts

3) Assisting communities to develop career and technical education and workforce transition initiatives to design, install, inspect, operate and maintain new energy systems such as geothermal heating and cooling

4) Developing case studies about projects, including technical and economic data, to illustrate how projects can be replicated by communities throughout the United States

5) Publishing data and information about geothermal district heating and cooling system deployment to demonstrate the success of such systems in a range of environments and geographies

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.

See attached NOI document for further details.

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002680: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second Life Applications

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is issuing, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Projects awarded under this FOA will be funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Public Law 117-58, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).  The BIL is a once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure, which will grow a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable economy through enhancing U.S. competitiveness in the world, creating good jobs, ensuring stronger access to these economic benefits for disadvantaged communities. The BIL appropriates more than $62 billion to DOE to deliver a more equitable clean energy future for the American people.

The BIL will invest more than $7 billion in the batteries supply chain over the five year period encompassing fiscal years (FYs) 2022 through 2026. This includes sustainable sourcing and processing of the critical minerals used in battery production without new extraction or mining all the way through end-of-life battery collection and recycling.

This FOA and any related activities support BIL section 40208. The sections are focused on Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second-Life Program which includes second-life applications for electric drive vehicle batteries that have been used to power electric drive vehicles; and technologies and processes for final recycling and disposal of the electric drive vehicle batteries.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002680 (Last Updated: 5/2/2022 08:36 AM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List updated 5-18-22 (Last Updated: 5/18/2022 12:59 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

Full Application

  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/29/2022 09:12 AM ET)
  • Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 4/29/2022 09:12 AM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 4/29/2022 09:13 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/29/2022 09:14 AM ET)
  • SF424 (Last Updated: 4/29/2022 09:14 AM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 4/29/2022 09:15 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 4/29/2022 09:18 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/31/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/19/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/26/2022 5:00 PM ET – 8/29/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002678: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing

The purpose of this amendment is to change the Letter of Intent from required to strongly encouraged; to clarify the content and process for a Letter of Intent; and to clarify the requirements for AOIs 3,4, 5, and 10; and to correct language in Criterion 2a. Section V.A.

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The Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) are issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) No. DE-FOA-0002678 entitled Bipartisan Infrastructure Law - Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement.


The FOA supports the Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation (BIL) goals of delivering more clean energy, create new, good-paying jobs and lowering costs for American families and workers by guiding the Nation towards a one hundred percent carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035 and net-zero economy by 2050.


For complete details on the FOA, please download the PDF. Please be sure to use the latest version of Adobe to avoid potentiial download issues. If you are still having issues, please try a different browser.

Documents

  • Amendment 000001 (Last Updated: 5/9/2022 03:19 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List updated 5/17/2022 (Last Updated: 5/17/2022 06:16 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

  • Budget Justifiication Template (Last Updated: 4/27/2022 01:40 PM ET)
  • Environmental Information Volume (Last Updated: 4/28/2022 04:13 PM ET)
  • Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 4/28/2022 04:15 PM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 4/28/2022 04:15 PM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF 424) (Last Updated: 4/28/2022 04:16 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 4/28/2022 04:17 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 4/28/2022 04:18 PM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/28/2022 04:19 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 5/27/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/1/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-LC-0000012: Technology Commercialization Funding

The Lab Call seeks proposals from DOE National Laboratories for collaborative projects with qualified industrial partners that pursue manufacturing innovations of lab developed technologies currently at mid-to-late-stage TRL levels (TRL ≥ 4) ─ those validated in a laboratory environment or beyond, to include manufacturing scale-up and execution of a business plan, for promising energy-related technologies with commercial applications in the manufacturing sector. Furthermore, these proposals must have application in the Topic Area of Industrial Decarbonization pathways to achieve economy-wide net-zero emissions by 2050. In addition, this Lab Call will emphasize increasing diversity of research staff, increasing diversity of voices in research design, and or increasing quantification and emphasis on supporting underserved communities.

Documents

  • Lab_Call__FY22__AMO_TCF_MOD0001 (Last Updated: 5/2/2022 10:34 AM ET)
  • AMO_LC-0000012_Q&A__5-10-22 (Last Updated: 5/10/2022 02:56 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/24/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/15/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002749: BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW (BIL) - Request for Information (RFI) - 2022 Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Pilot Demonstrations

This is a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the U.S. Department of Energy on behalf of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO). The intent of this RFI is to obtain feedback on Section 41007 (a) of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which authorizes activities under section 615(d) (Enhanced Geothermal Systems Demonstrations) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17194(d)). Specifically, this RFI seeks input on: 1. Section 41007 (a) Enhanced Geothermal Systems Pilot Demonstrations Structure and Implementation Strategy and Requirements, 2. Employment: Expanding Union Jobs and Effective Workforce Development, 3. Equity, Environmental and Energy Justice (EEEJ) Priorities, and 4. Build America, Buy American Requirements. Information collected from this RFI will be used by DOE for planning purposes to develop the EGS Pilot Demonstrations FOA. The information collected will not be published.

Request for Information Response Guidelines

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to BIL_EGSPilotDemos@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on 5/13/22. 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 5 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. EERE 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. Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to this RFI:• Company / institution name;• Company / institution contact;• Contact's address, phone number, and e-mail address.

Disclaimer and Important Notes

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.

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

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/13/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002755: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - Request for Information on Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementations

This Request for Information (RFI) is being issued by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program, on behalf of the Office of Energy and Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Technologies Office (BTO). The intent of this RFI is to obtain public input regarding the solicitation process and structure of a potential DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to fund sustained cost-effective implementation of building energy codes, in accordance with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This RFI seeks input on:

· Energy Code Implementation Criteria and Requirements for Key Topic Areas

· Advanced Energy Codes and Building Resilience

· Methods to Support Sustained State Energy and Building Resilience Code Implementation

· Funding, Partnerships, Eligible Entities, and Evaluation Criteria

· Energy and Environmental Justice (EEJ) Priorities

Information collected from this RFI will be used by DOE for planning purposes to develop a potential FOA. The information collected will not be published.

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 RECI_RFI@hq.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on May 20th, 2022. 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 12 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.

EERE 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.

Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to this RFI:

Company / institution name; Company / institution contact; Contact's address, phone number, and e-mail address.

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


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002755_BIL_Building_Energy_Codes_RFI (Last Updated: 4/12/2022 11:37 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/20/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002597: Renewables Advancing Community Energy Resilience (RACER)

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 locally appropriate energy resilience planning at the community level, including the development and integration of new and existing metrics and preparedness and response plans, via robust multi-stakeholder participation and collaboration. Where appropriate, opportunities will be identified for solar plus storage deployment in those locations that can best support increased resilience.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002597 RACER (Last Updated: 4/11/2022 05:07 PM ET)
  • Q and A Log RACER FOA 2597 Updated 5/11/22 (Last Updated: 5/11/2022 10:32 AM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 5/11/2022 03:19 PM ET)
  • RACER Webinar (Last Updated: 5/4/2022 08:38 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

  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/6/2022 09:25 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL (Last Updated: 4/6/2022 09:27 AM ET)
  • SF-424 Application (Last Updated: 4/12/2022 05:31 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 4/6/2022 09:33 AM ET)
  • SOPO Template (Last Updated: 4/19/2022 09:23 AM ET)

Webinar Details

SETO hosted an informational webinar on April 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm ET to discuss the funding program and the areas of focus. Link to register for the Webinar is below:

https://doe.webex.com/doe/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef518841e268429e21b932d078662a4b9

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/26/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/25/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/1/2022 5:00 PM ET – 8/10/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002713: Data and Research Needs for Climate Change-Informed Hydropower Operation and Resource Planning

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is requesting information and feedback on the data and research needs that may support the broader hydropower community (i.e., system operators, technology developers, facility owners, regulators, researchers, and other stakeholders) in developing and implementing climate change-informed practices for sustainable long-term hydropower operation and resource planning. The requested information will help WPTO design future research and development (R&D) initiatives, tools, and datasets that support the community in addressing the risk of long-term climatic change on hydropower generation.

Documents

  • RFI_–_Hydropower_and_Climate_Change (Last Updated: 4/4/2022 11:36 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/6/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002715: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - Request for Information on Energy Improvements at Public School Facilities

Through this Request For Information (RFI), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) seeks input regarding the implementation of Section 40541 of the IIJA, which provides $500 million for grants for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and alternative fueled vehicles improvements at public school facilities. DOE aims to facilitate substantial additional investment, prioritize schools with high needs, minimize administrative burden, and build enduring capacity in local educational agencies (LEAs) and the states to maximize impact equitably and efficiently. DOE is seeking information amongst these six categories of questions:

Capacity Development for Local Education Agencies Needs Assessments Criteria and Metrics Leveraging Funds Partnership Structures Workforce

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 SchoolsRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on May 18th, 2022. 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.

EERE 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.

Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to this RFI:

Company / institution name; Company / institution contact; Contact's address, phone number, and e-mail address.

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

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-0002715_-_BIL_School_Facility_EERE_Improvements_RFI (Last Updated: 4/1/2022 05:36 PM ET)
  • BTO_SCHOOLS_RFI_2022_Q&A_Log (Last Updated: 5/17/2022 05:10 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/18/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002716: Request for Information (RFI): Designing Equitable, Sustainable, and Effective Revolving Loan Fund Programs

This request for information is intended to inform the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on promising, innovative, and best practices for designing revolving loan funds (RLFs). DOE is seeking to create program guidance that will assist States, as well as potentially other entities, in designing, managing, and improving RLFs. The goal is to collect information that will ultimately support creation of RLFs that effectively serve a wide array of borrowers with beneficial energy efficiency products and services and enable private sector capital to scale access to energy efficiency financing.

On November 15, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA; Public Law 117-58), which appropriated $250 million to DOE to make funds available to States to implement energy efficiency revolving loan fund capitalization grant programs (Sec. 40502, or 42 U.S.C. 18792). These capitalization grants enable States to establish a RLF to provide loans and provide grants for commercial and residential energy audits, energy upgrades, and retrofits among other activities. Many States have experience running RLFs, such as through use of funds made available from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law No. 111-5). The IIJA offers a new opportunity to support establishment of new RLFs where they do not currently exist, or to augment and diversify offerings of existing RLFs. Section 40502 of the IIJA offers States flexibility in designing and implementing these RLFs, within limits set by the statute and the Secretary of Energy. More information about RLFs can be found here: https://www.energy.gov/eere/slsc/revolving-loan-funds


Please see the full text for the request for information (RFI) in the DOCUMENTS section below.


Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to EERevolvingLoanFund@ee.doe.gov no later than 11:59 pm (ET) on May 6, 2022.


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

  • RFI: Designing Equitable, Sustainable, and Effective Revolving Loan Fund Programs (Last Updated: 3/30/2022 11:13 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/6/2022 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002636: FY22 BETO Waste Feedstocks and Conversion R&D

Amendment 000002 - The purpose of this amendment is to modify Subtopic Area 2B Metrics to replace “reduction in variability” with “extension of performance”. And under the third bullet in Subtopic Area 2b Specific Requirements, replace “variability” with “duration”. See FOA DE-FOA-0002636/000002 for details.

Amendment 000001 - The purpose of this amendment is to modify Appendix G to correct an error to allow the following feedstocks for Topic Area 3: Syngas (derived from other allowable feedstocks). See FOA DE-FOA-0002636/000001 for details.

This FOA (Funding Opportunity Announcement) supports two priority areas in the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) research and development (R&D) portfolio. The first of these priority areas addresses new strategies for energy and resource recovery from waste streams. Waste streams including municipal solid waste, animal manure, wastewater residuals and other organic wastes have been identified as a key feedstock for the production of biofuels and bioproducts. These wastes represent significant environmental liabilities in the forms of fugitive methane emissions, air and water quality impacts, and odors, amongst others. These wastes also disproportionately are cited in disadvantaged communities leading to a multitude of health impacts on the surrounding populations. There are also significant costs associated with the management of these waste streams including treatment, hauling, and disposal or tipping fees. These economic factors make these waste streams an economic liability to the communities managing them but also a cost-advantaged feedstock for the production of biofuels and bioproducts.

The second priority area addressed by this FOA targets improved organisms and inorganic catalysts. BETO’s Conversion R&D Program has identified process robustness as a key challenge that must be addressed prior to scale-up. This includes the development of more robust organisms and catalytic processes for the conversion of sustainable feedstocks and intermediates into biofuels and bioproducts. Topic Area 2 of this FOA (including subtopics 2a and 2b) seeks technologies to improve the economic viability of microbial production processes by improving the productivity and robustness of the engineered microorganisms. Topic Area 3 focuses on inorganic catalyst development and investigating catalyst robustness and the mitigation of negative impacts or impurities found in bio-derived streams. Topic Areas 2 and 3 will ultimately improve the economics of sustainable biofuels production to realize cost goals of under $2.50/gallon by 2030 and to enable more processes that are capable of producing sustainable aviation fuel and meet the White House’s goal of reducing aviation emissions by 20% by 2030.

Topic Area 1: MSW Feedstock Technologies

Topic Area 2: Robust Microbial Cells

Topic Area 3: Robust Catalytic Processes

Topic Area 4: Community Scale Resource and Energy Recovery from Organic Wastes

Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to FY22FeedstockConversionFOA@ee.doe.gov.

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.

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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.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-002636 Funding Opportunity Announcement Amended 000002 (Last Updated: 4/4/2022 04:23 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002636 Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 5/18/2022 01:33 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: 3/16/2022 11:27 AM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 3/16/2022 12:16 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/16/2022 12:17 PM ET)
  • DOE Work Proposal for FFRDC, if applicable (Last Updated: 3/16/2022 12:20 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (3 BPS) REVISED May 1, 2022. The old version will be accepted for applicants who are already using it. (Last Updated: 5/6/2022 12:46 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (3 budget periods) (Last Updated: 5/6/2022 12:46 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (5 BPS) REVISED May 1, 2022. The old version will be accepted for applicants who are already using it. (Last Updated: 5/6/2022 12:37 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (5 budget periods) (Last Updated: 3/16/2022 12:19 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 3/16/2022 12:20 PM ET)

Webinar Details

The recording of the informational webinar is located at: 

https://youtu.be/_n4Ab79OlO8.

An informational webinar will be held on March 31, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET. 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. To register, please visit Webinar Registration.

  • FOA Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 4/6/2022 09:50 AM ET)
  • FOA Webinar Transcript (Last Updated: 4/12/2022 10:22 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/18/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/7/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/8/2022 8:00 AM ET – 7/14/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002685: Challenges and Opportunities for Building-Integrated Photovoltaics

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and Building Technologies Office (BTO) are requesting information on technical and commercial challenges and opportunities for building integrated and built environment integrated photovoltaic systems.


Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to bipv@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on April 1, 2022.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002685 Challenges and Opportunities for Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (Last Updated: 3/4/2022 11:29 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/1/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/4/2022 5:00 PM ET – 4/4/2022 5:01 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002605: Deploying Solar with Wildlife and Ecosystem Services Benefits (SolWEB)

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 that accelerates the large-scale development and deployment of solar technology to support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and decarbonized energy sector by 2050. Decarbonizing the grid responsibly and equitably requires that wildlife and ecosystems associated with solar energy facilities are well understood. Achieving this goal will support the nationwide effort to meet the threat of climate change and ensure that all Americans as well as the nation’s wildlife and ecosystems benefit from the transition to a clean energy economy. Climate change is a threat not just to human societies but also “presents a growing threat to the nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats in profound ways.”[1]

The goal of this funding opportunity is to develop solutions and/or strategies that minimize the adverse impacts of solar energy on wildlife and maximize the ecosystem benefits while enabling the rapid deployment of ground-mounted solar energy. SETO is interested in projects that will produce results with broad relevance to solar stakeholders by establishing methods, technologies, models, best management practices, and/or resources that facilitate solar energy’s pivotal role in achieving a 100% clean electricity system by 2035 and a net-zero energy system by 2050. Successful projects will produce research results that are generalizable to multiple sites, pertinent to multiple stakeholder groups, impactful in a short timeframe (i.e., 3 years or less), and engage local communities most affected by solar energy deployment.

[1] U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Conservation in a Changing Climate. https://www.fws.gov/home/climatechange/

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002605_Deploying_Solar_with_Wildlife_and_Ecosystems_Services_Benefits_(SolWEB)_MOD_000002 (Last Updated: 4/21/2022 03:51 PM ET)
  • Teaming_Partner_List_–_SETO_SolWEB_FOA_2605_041422 (Last Updated: 4/15/2022 08:07 AM ET)
  • Teaming_List_Instructions_DE-FOA-0002605 (Last Updated: 2/28/2022 08:29 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002605_FY22_SoLWeb_Q__A_05.02 (Last Updated: 5/2/2022 10:24 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

  • EERE_Form_Budget_Justification_(3_Budget_Periods) (Last Updated: 2/24/2022 11:21 AM ET)
  • SF424_4_0-V4 (Last Updated: 4/5/2022 09:19 AM ET)
  • SFLLL_Form_Blank (Last Updated: 2/24/2022 11:22 AM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 2/24/2022 11:22 AM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 2/24/2022 05:39 PM ET)

Webinar Details

SETO hosted an informational webinar on March 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm ET to discuss the funding program and the areas of focus. Link to recording of the Webinar is below:

Password: Solweb2022

Recording link: SoLWEB Informational Webinar

  • SolWEB_FOA_Webinar_Slides (Last Updated: 3/8/2022 04:34 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/11/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/21/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/20/2022 5:00 PM ET – 7/24/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-LC-000L093: FY22 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Core Laboratory Infrastructure for Commercialization Lab Call

This lab call is being issued as part of the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Technology Transitions, the Office of Electricity, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Building Technologies Office, Geothermal Technologies Office, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Solar Energy Technologies Office, Water Power Technologies Office, and Wind Energy Technologies Office, as well as the Office of Nuclear Energy.

This call solicits proposals from National Laboratory Technology Transfer Offices, in collaboration with partners across the DOE National Laboratory Complex, to develop and implement programming to facilitate an improved and more impactful lab commercialization process.

Documents

  • DE-LC-000L093_FY22_TCF_Lab_Call_-_FINAL (Last Updated: 2/14/2022 02:57 PM ET)
  • DE-LC-000L093_FY22_TCF_Lab_Call_Webinar_Slides_for_National_Lab_TTOs_-_Final (Last Updated: 2/22/2022 04:25 PM ET)
  • DE-LC-000L093_FY_22_TCF_Lab_Call_Teaming_Partner_List_03292022 (Last Updated: 3/29/2022 03:28 PM ET)
  • DE-LC-000L093_FY22_TCF_Lab_Call_Application_Webinar_Slides_-_Final (Last Updated: 4/7/2022 02:02 PM ET)
  • DE-LC-000L093_TCF_Lab_Call_QA_04262022 (Last Updated: 4/26/2022 09:31 AM ET)

Webinar Details

Slides from the first webinar on February 22, 2022, the second webinar on April 7, 2022, and the full Q&A to date are linked in the Documents section.

Contact Information

  • TCF@hq.doe.gov 
    Please submit questions about the content of the lab call or requests to join the Teaming Partner List to this email address.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    Please submit technical questions about the Exchange system to this email address.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/29/2022 3:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/20/2022 12:00 PM ET – 5/24/2022 12:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002698: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - RFI on Clean Hydrogen Manufacturing, Recycling, and Electrolysis

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) seeks input on priority areas that will advance domestic manufacturing and recycling of clean hydrogen technologies, including fuel cells, storage equipment, and other hydrogen related components as specified below; and on priority areas that will advance electrolyzer technologies for affordable clean hydrogen production, in alignment with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the mission of DOE’s Hydrogen Energy Earthshot to reach the goal of $1 per 1 kilogram in 1 decade (“1 1 1”). This Request for Information (RFI) was developed in coordination with the Advanced Manufacturing Office. This RFI is issued to obtain feedback on the status of and opportunities for technologies that support goals in BIL section 40314, amending the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT). The BIL added a new section 815 on clean hydrogen manufacturing and recycling research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) and a new section 816 for the establishment of the Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis Program to EPACT. The EPACT Sec. 815 activities are grouped into a Clean Hydrogen Manufacturing Initiative (815a) focused on enhancing domestic manufacturing of clean hydrogen use, storage, and related equipment and a Clean Hydrogen Technology Recycling RD&D Program (815b) that covers recycling of equipment for clean hydrogen processing, delivery, storage, and use, including fuel cells. The Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis Program in section 816 expands on DOE’s existing, comprehensive Program on electrolysis and is a research, development, demonstration, commercialization, and deployment program aimed at improving efficiency, increasing durability, and reducing capital costs of electrolyzers, thus facilitating the commercialization of clean hydrogen electrolyzer technology.

DOE does not intend to publish information collected through this RFI; input will be used to develop and refine the programs.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to H2RFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on March 29th, 2022. If possible, please copy and paste the RFI questions and use them as a template for your response. 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. Only electronic responses will be accepted. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.

Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to this RFI:

  • Company / institution name
  • Company / institution contact
  • Contact's address, phone number, and e-mail address

DOE will not respond to individual submissions or publicly publish 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.

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/29/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002664: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - 2022 Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Implementation Strategy RFI

This is a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hydrogen Program, on behalf of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), and in collaboration with DOE’s newly formed Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED). The intent of this RFI is to obtain public input regarding the solicitation process and structure of a DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to fund regional clean hydrogen hubs, as required by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Specifically, this RFI seeks input on:

Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub Provisions and RequirementsSolicitation Process, FOA structure, and Implementation StrategyEquity, Environmental and Energy Justice (EEEJ) Priorities Market Adoption and Sustainability of the Hubs

Information collected from this RFI will be used by DOE for planning purposes to develop the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs FOA. The information collected will not be published.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to H2Hubs@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on March 21, 2022, with subject line “H2Hubs RFI response.” 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 Adobe PDF (.pdf) attachment to the email, and no more than 15 pages in length (plus any additional pages necessary to include the original questions), 12-point font, 1-inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted. For ease of replying and to aid categorization of your responses, please copy and paste the RFI questions, including the question numbering, and use them as a template for your response. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.

Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to this RFI:

Company / institution name Company / institution contact Contact's address, phone number, and e-mail address

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.

MODIFICATION 0001: Change the language around the page limit.

MODIFICATION 0002: Change the submission deadline to March 21, 2022, 5:00pm (ET).

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/21/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-LC-000L095: BTO Emerging Technologies FY 2022 AOP Lab Call

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 Building Technologies Office (BTO) is issuing this Lab Call for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) funding. This Lab Call solicits both new and continuing work proposals in six technology areas:

  • AREA 1: HVAC&R and Water Heating
  • AREA 2: Thermal Energy Storage
  • AREA 3: Windows
  • AREA 4: Supervisory Building Controls
  • AREA 5: Building Electric Appliances, Devices, and Systems
  • AREA 6: Building Energy Modeling

Documents

  • BTO_ET_FY22-25_Lab_Call_Mod_0002 (Last Updated: 3/4/2022 05:40 PM ET)
  • BTO_ET_FY22-25_Lab_Call_Q&A_Log (Last Updated: 5/2/2022 01:28 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/28/2022 11:59 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/3/2022 12:00 PM ET – 5/10/2022 9:00 AM ET

DE-FOA-0002679: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law - Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second-Life Applications

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 “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law - Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second-Life Applications”.

The anticipated FOA supports the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) goals of delivering more clean energy, create new, good-paying jobs and lowering costs for American families and workers by guiding the Nation towards a 100% carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035 and net-zero economy by 2050. This anticipated FOA is directed to satisfying 40208.

Documents

  • FY_22_NOI_BIL_40208_Electric_Drive_Vehicles_and_Second_Use_-_Final_-_2.11 (Last Updated: 2/11/2022 08:09 AM ET)
  • Teaming List updated 4-29-22 (Last Updated: 4/29/2022 01:51 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0002677: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0002677 to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) No. DE-FOA-0002678 entitled Bipartisan Infrastructure Law - Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement. The Notice can be downloaded at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. The anticipated FOA supports the Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation (BIL) goals of delivering more clean energy, create new, good-paying jobs and lowering costs for American families and workers by guiding the Nation towards a one hundred percent carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035 and net-zero economy by 2050.

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 applications for demonstration and commercial scale projects for processing lithium ion battery materials; and applications for demonstration and commercial scale projects for advanced lithium ion battery component manufacturing, advanced lithium ion battery manufacturing, and recycling.

Documents

  • FY22_BIL_Battery_Materials_Manufacturing_and_Recycling_NOI_-_Final_2.11 (Last Updated: 2/11/2022 08:11 AM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List updated 04/20/2022 (Last Updated: 4/20/2022 07:31 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0002654: FY22 Carbon Utilization Technology: Improving Efficient Systems for Algae

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 FOA specifically seeks to increase the carbon utilization efficiency of algal growth systems. The impact of this FOA outcomes will be to lower the cost of fuels and products made from algal feedstocks while increasing the positive greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts that can be achieved through the deployment of algae-based technologies.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) has two topic areas, each funded separately by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), Carbon Utilization Program (CUP) in response to specific language in each Office’s respective appropriations as issued by Congress and in accordance with each Office’s strategic plans.

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

Topic Area 1: Carbon Utilization Efficiency from Biomass- or Atmospheric-Based Sources of Carbon Dioxide

Topic Area 2: Algae-Based Technology to Utilize Anthropogenic CO2 from Utility and Industrial Sources

An informational webinar will be held on February 17th, 2022 at 3:00 PM ET. 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. The webinar may be accesed via this linkFeb 17th Informational Webinar

Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to FY22CarbonUtilizationFOA@ee.doe.gov.

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 03/18/2022 at 5PM ET. The Full Application due date for this FOA is 05/27/2022 at 5PM ET.

Documents

  • FY22 Carbon Utilization Technology FOA DE-FOA-0002654 (Last Updated: 2/10/2022 12:39 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002654 Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 5/16/2022 04:32 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 (Last Updated: 1/25/2022 01:37 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 1/25/2022 11:51 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/25/2022 11:54 AM ET)
  • DOE Work Proposal for FFRDC, if applicable (see DOE O 412.1A, Attachment 3) (Last Updated: 1/25/2022 11:54 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (3 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 5/9/2022 09:02 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 5/9/2022 09:02 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 1/25/2022 11:59 AM ET)

Webinar Details

An informational webinar will be held on February 17th, 2022 at 3:00 PM ET. 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. The webinar does not require registration. Please use this link to join at the scheduled time: Informational Webinar Link

  • Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 2/18/2022 11:21 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002654 Webinar Q&A (Last Updated: 2/22/2022 04:52 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/18/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/27/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002695: RFI: Offshore Wind Social Science Research Needs

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from academia and researchers, state and local governments, non-profits, industry, environmental justice organizations, community-based organizations, and others on research needs relating to the effects of offshore wind development on communities, in the context of a clean and just energy transition. 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 weto_rfi2022@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on Friday, March 11, 2022. 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

  • WETO_Offshore_Wind_Social_Science_RFI_FEBRUARY_8_Final (Last Updated: 2/9/2022 02:39 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002606: Small Innovative Projects in Solar 2022 - Concentrating Solar Thermal Power and Photovoltaics

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to invest in innovative research and development (R&D) that accelerates the large-scale development and deployment of solar technologies to support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and decarbonized energy sector by 2050. Achieving this goal 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.

This Small Innovative Projects in Solar (SIPS) FOA solicits seedling R&D projects for both photovoltaic and concentrating solar thermal power technologies. The funding opportunity is designed to streamline the application process and to encourage a applicants with a diverse range of backgrounds.

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

Documents

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: 3/7/2022 02:06 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template PPTX (Last Updated: 2/22/2022 04:49 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template PDF (Last Updated: 2/22/2022 05:41 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:06 PM ET)
  • Current and Pending Support (Last Updated: 2/22/2022 06:04 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 2/28/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/21/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002630: Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power Fiscal Year 2022 Research, Development, and Demonstration 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) to invest in innovative research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) that accelerates the large-scale development and deployment of solar technology to support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and decarbonized energy sector by 2050. Achieving this goal 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. To support these objectives, applications are solicitied for two Topic Areas:

Topic Area 1: Concentrating Solar Thermal for Industrial Decarbonization

The focus of this topic is to enable concentrating solar thermal (CST) energy generation coupled with thermal energy storage (TES) to be integrated with high-temperature process technologies to produce economically important products, like steel, cement, ammonia, fuels, and other chemicals and fuels.

Topic Area 2: Concentrating Solar-thermal Particle Technologies for Generation 3 CSP and Beyond (Gen3++)

This topic area builds on learnings from the Solar Energy Technologies Office's Gen3 CSP program. Within the Gen3 CSP program, systems using particles as the heat transfer media have been shown to be viable for operation at temepratures avove 700°C. Responsive applications to this Topic Area will describe the development of particle based CST technologies.


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


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002630 Funding Opportunity Announcement_MOD 00001 (Last Updated: 2/14/2022 12:51 PM ET)
  • TeamingPartnerList_CSPFOA2022_4.14 (Last Updated: 4/14/2022 11:57 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002630_FY22_CSP_FOA_Q__A_5.5 (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 02:35 PM ET)

Webinar Details

An informational webinar was held to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants on Thursday, February 24, 2022, 1:00pm ET. Please see link below to access the recording of this webinar.

CSP FOA 22, DE-FOA002630 FOA Webinar

Password to Webinar:  AswptWi7

Recording password: AzYsegV5

  • FOA_2630_Webinar (Last Updated: 2/24/2022 05:08 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/16/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/16/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/27/2022 5:00 PM ET – 7/1/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002656: Geothermal Drilling Technology Demonstration Campaign

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO). The mission of GTO is to research, develop, and validate innovative and cost-competitive technologies and tools to locate, access, and develop geothermal resources in the United States, enabling the deployment of carbon-free, flexible geothermal energy in both the electric and non-electric sectors. Geothermal energy is a renewable and diverse energy solution for the United States, providing reliable and flexible electricity generation and delivering unique technology solutions to America’s heating and cooling demands. Geothermal resources can be found nationwide, are “always on,” and represent vast domestic energy potential. Only a fraction of this potential has been realized due to technical and non-technical barriers that constrain industry growth. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office’s GeoVision report concluded that with technology improvements, especially in areas relevant to drilling costs reduction, geothermal power generation could increase 26-fold from today, representing 60 gigawatts-electric (GWe) by 2050.

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 (1) to achieve carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 and (2) 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 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 underserved communities.

This FOA targets technology developments that will provide significant improvements in drilling performance in commercial geothermal settings. The GeoVision Roadmap2 outlines a compilation of technical, economic, and institutional actions that the entire geothermal community, including DOE, industry, and academia must address in order for geothermal technologies to play a larger role in the nation’s energy mix. A key “Action Area” identified in the GeoVision Roadmap and strategic goals for the Hydrothermal Resource Program are highlighted below.

GeoVision Key Action 1.3 - Improve geothermal drilling and wellbore integrity: Integrating improved drilling and well-completion technology, better well design and construction materials, improved decision making, and innovative drilling financing can help industry realize better drilling efficiencies and effectiveness.
DELIVERABLE(S): New designs and approaches that enhance drilling efficiency and reduce well costs.
IMPACT(S): Reduced costs and risks and improved reliability.

GTO Hydrothermal Resource Program Strategic Goals:
 Expand geothermal energy opportunities throughout United States.
 Support research on drilling technologies that increase efficiency, lower costs, and lower risk related to hydrothermal reservoir development.
 Accelerate oil & gas technology transfer to address geothermal’s toughest challenges.

The construction of geothermal wells can represent up to 50% of total capital costs for geothermal energy production. Technologies and techniques that can reduce the time needed or the material costs associated with the construction of geothermal wells are key to achieving cost reductions. Furthermore, recent advancements in drill bits, casing, and drilling workflows have achieved significant cost reductions and improvements in wellbore quality in geothermal subsurface settings. Such significant reductions in time and capital requirements, when achieved in a reproducible manner, would represent material progress towards achieving the goals of the GeoVision study.

GTO seeks to reduce the financial risk of technologies and techniques not widely deployed in geothermal resource development. Of particular interest are projects focused on advancing geothermal well construction through the development, modification, and/or adaption of technologies and/or techniques that reduce drilling costs in a real-world geothermal field setting.

FOA Goal:
The ultimate goal of this FOA is a reduction in geothermal well costs. Because drilling costs are highly variable and sensitive to one-off events, average daily drilling penetration rate (e.g. average m/day) is the basis of performance measurement selected in this FOA. This FOA seeks to affect a 25% improvement in geothermal drilling rates by supporting multiple demonstration projects that each target this level of improvement. This metric and performance target will allow for quantitative evaluation of project impacts to support broad deployment of the most successful approaches.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002656_Geothermal-Drilling-Technology-Demonstration-Campaign_Final (Last Updated: 2/3/2022 05:50 PM ET)
  • FY2022_GDTDC_FOA_Q&A_Log (Last Updated: 5/12/2022 02:25 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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 4/4/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/3/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/13/2022 7:00 AM ET – 7/18/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002682: DE-FOA-0002682: Request for Information on Community-scale Resource and Energy Recovery from Waste Solutions

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

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to Community Programs for Organic Waste.

EERE is seeking to understand which of these economic, environmental, and social impacts are of highest priority to communities. EERE is also seeking additional information about how to make this program more effective and identify additional technical assistance needs that are most in demand by rural communities.

Note that for the purposes of this RFI, BETO is particularly interested in the following organic waste streams:

  • dairy manure
  • swine manure
  • food waste
  • municipal wastewater residuals
  • fats/oils/greases

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 CommunityWasteRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on March 11, 2022. 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 6 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

In addition to providing written responses to this RFI, respondents may request a 30-minute individual discussion with a BETO staff member regarding the content of their written responses to the RFI questions. Similarly, if a respondent is unable to submit written responses, or would otherwise prefer to do so, he/she may request a 30-minute individual discussion with a BETO staff member to verbally provide responses to the RFI questions. If a respondent wishes to participate in an individual discussion for either of these reasons, please submit your request to CommunityWasteRFI@ee.doe.gov and you will be contacted by a BETO staff member to schedule a time for the discussion. Requests for an individual discussion must be requested no later than 5:00pm (ET) on March 11, 2022.

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

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002657: DE-FOA-0002657: Request for Information on Biomass Conversion Research, Development, and Analysis Programs

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

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to Microbial Cell and Catalyst Robustness, and State-of Technology Analyses. This information is necessary for DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to plan appropriate Conversion Research and Development activities and to ensure that techno-economic and life-cycle analyses remain valuable for the research and industrial community.

EERE is specifically interested in information about:

Category 1: Improving Robustness of Microbial Cells

Category 2: Improving Robustness of Catalytic Processes

Category 3: State of Technology (SOT) Analyses in the BETO Research 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 FY22ConversionRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on March 11, 2022. 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 6 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

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

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002687: Request for Information on Industrial Decarbonization Priorities

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is seeking information to better understand industrial priorities for decarbonization, including emerging technologies that could be demonstrated or adopted by the industrial sector. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to research, development, demonstration, and deployment of technologies to address the technical challenges related to emissions reduction and decarbonization of the U.S. industrial sector. EERE is specifically interested in information on aspects of industrial decarbonization associated with key industrial sectors, including chemicals, iron and steel, food and beverages, and cement, in addition to other manufacturing industries or crosscutting technology areas that would have a substantial level of emissions reduction in the industrial sector. 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 Industrial-Decarb-RFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on February 28, 2022. 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 9 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted, and respondents are encouraged to include their organization name at the beginning of their attachment filename.

 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002687 - RFI on Industrial Decarbonization Priorities (Last Updated: 1/31/2022 10:59 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002573: Technical Partnerships FOA

The purpose of this modification is update page limit requirements found in Section IV.C.i – Full Application Content Requirements, on page 38. The corrections apply to page limit requirements for:

Resumes – Changed from 1 to 2; and, Statements of Project Objectives – Changed from 5 to 20.


This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to empower regions to harness the benefits of a clean energy future. This FOA supports multiple avenues for localities to improve their energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and bolster their local workforce through research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) projects for renewable-fueled energy systems and technical assistance to support manufacturers in adopting innovative, smart technologies to help better manage their energy use.

Under this FOA, DOE will provide up to $7.5 million to support activities that drive innovation, deployment, and technical assistance activities for clean energy technologies that are critical for climate protection under two topics:

Topic Area 1: Advanced Technology Demonstration in a Renewably Supplied District Energy System

Topic Area 2: Regional Initiative to Integrate Smart Manufacturing and Energy Management Systems

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.

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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.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002573: Technical Partnerships FOA Q&A Log (Last Updated: 3/8/2022 12:50 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002573: Technical Partnerships FOA (Last Updated: 2/25/2022 12:40 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • EERE_T_540_131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 1/24/2022 05:01 PM ET)
  • SF-424_Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/24/2022 05:01 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 1/24/2022 05:01 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(3_BPs) (Last Updated: 1/24/2022 05:01 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_(5_BPs) (Last Updated: 1/25/2022 10:56 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/18/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/19/2022 5:00 PM ET – 4/22/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002520: WAP Enhancement & Innovation

Modification 0001:

The purposes of this modification are to extend the Concept Paper deadline to Feb. 3, 2022 and the Full Application deadline to March 28, 2022.

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was created in 1976 with the primary purpose to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential energy expenditures, and improve their health and safety, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, the disabled, families with children, high residential energy users and households with a high energy burden.[1] A network of 57 Grantees and 700 local organizations (Subgrantees) working with private contractors delivers WAP services to eligible residents in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Indian lands of the Federally recognized tribes, and five U.S. Territories.

Within Public Law 116-260, signed December 27, 2020, Congress directed the DOE to establish a competitive program for “WAP Enhancement and Innovation” (E&I). Financial assistance is available to state, local, tribal and non-profit organizations[2]. A total of $18.6 million is available from the FY 2021 appropriation with a maximum award amount of $2 million. Through partnerships and leveraging of the DOE WAP and other funding sources, these awards will enable deep energy retrofits of low-income housing[3] in four topic areas: 1) place-based initiatives; 2) multifamily housing; 3) single family and manufactured housing; 4) workforce development. Applicants are encouraged to use awarded E&I funds in conjunction with DOE WAP formula awards and other funding sources to deploy demonstration projects that have potential to be scaled nationally, enhance the benefits realized by underserved communities, and ensure an equitable transition to a clean-energy economy.[4]

Building a clean-energy economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 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”1 to the benefit of all Americans. 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.

The 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 energy efficiency retrofits and clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this FOA will support the goals of carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 and net zero GHG emissions by 2050 while also supporting quality jobs and economic growth by:

Developing new place-based methods for targeting and delivering deep energy retrofits to benefit communities disproportionally impacted by high energy burden;Increasing the number of homes eligible for energy efficiency retrofits by making homes weatherization and electrification ready, while also ensuring healthy indoor environments;Growing community partnerships and leveraging additional funds to maximize the installation of renewable and new technologies; and,Supporting workforce development and creating pathways to careers in the home performance, energy efficiency, and renewable energy sectors by hiring and retaining individuals underrepresented in these industries.

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

[2] 42 U.S.C. 6864d(b)

[3] See 10 CFR 440.3 for the definition of low-income. Each Grantee defines low income for their service territory in the annual Weatherization Grant Application (Master File Section V.1 Eligibility).

[4] 42 USC 6864d.(e)(4)

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

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

Please see the full text for the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in the DOCUMENTS section below.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002520 WAP Enhancement & Innovation (Last Updated: 1/19/2022 06:22 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002520 Questions & Answers (Last Updated: 4/20/2022 04:23 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.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 12/14/2021 03:10 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 12/14/2021 03:11 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Template (Last Updated: 12/14/2021 03:12 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 12/14/2021 03:12 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/3/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/28/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/27/2022 8:00 AM ET – 4/29/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002590: Performance Targets for Perovskite Photovoltaic Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is requesting information on efficiency, stability and replicability performance targets for perovskite photovoltaic devices that could be utilized to demonstrate technical and commercial readiness for future funding programs.

Documents

  • EERE_T_540.111-02_RFI_Perovskite Performance Targets FINAL (Last Updated: 10/15/2021 09:35 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/12/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002595: Research, Development, and Demonstration Opportunities for FY 2022 Solar Manufacturing Incubator

This Request for Information (RFI) is intended to inform the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) on the overall technical research, development, and demonstration opportunities in solar manufacturing and hardware product commercialization. SETO is seeking specific feedback on:

  • Technical areas with opportunities to invest in innovative research and development (R&D) as well as research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects that enable solar to continue to drive down costs, while developing next-generation solar technologies, supporting the scalability of solar as deployment increases across the country, and boosting American solar manufacturing;
  • Removal of the Concept Paper stage from the funding opportunity process to better align it with the needs of a fast-moving industry and community and in an effort to streamline the application process and reduce the time from application deadline to selection notification; and
  • Ways to better engage and support partnerships between institutions representing diverse entities such as, but not limited to, Tribal communities; minority-serving institutions (MSI); minority business enterprises; minority-, woman-, and veteran-owned businesses[1]; entities located in an underserved community or through linkages with Opportunity Zones.


 

[1] Opportunity Zones were added to the Internal Revenue Code by section 13823 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, codified at 26 U.S.C. 1400Z-1. The list of designated Qualified Opportunity Zones can be found in IRS Notices 2018-48 (PDF) and 2019-42 (PDF). Further, a visual map of the census tracts designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones may also be found at Opportunity Zones Resources. Also see, frequently asked questions about Qualified Opportunity Zones.  

Documents

  • FY22_Incubator_RFI (Last Updated: 10/15/2021 09:40 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/7/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002417: Technology Innovation to Increase Hydropower Flexibility

An informational webinar was held on October 13, 2021. A recording of the webinar is here: https://youtu.be/H7sP4nBg64k

 

A copy of the slides is found under DOCUMENTS below.

 

Modification 0003

The purpose of this modification is to update the Replies to Reviewer Comments deadline as listed on the title page. 

 

Modification 0002

The purposes of this modification are to clarify the definition of hydropower on page 4 and to update Section I.C. Applications Specifically Not of Interest. 
 

Modification 0001

The purpose of this modification is to correct the Replies to Reviewer Comments deadline as listed on the title page. 

 

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) through its HydroWIRES Initiative, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Technology Innovation to Increase Hydropower Flexibility.” The FOA seeks next-generation technologies from manufacturers, equipment vendors, and research organizations to improve the flexible capabilities of the U.S. hydropower fleet. The development of technical solutions to improve hydropower flexibility – either by improving performance across various dimensions of unit-level flexibility, or by reducing potential negative impacts of flexible operations – can improve hydropower’s ability to integrate additional variable renewable resources and support power system decarbonization. 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002417 - Teaming Partner List - 10.29.21 (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002417_QandA_Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 PM ET)
  • HydroWIRES - FOA-0002417 - MOD0003 (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 PM ET)
  • WPTO_FOA_2417_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_Exchange - 10.13.21 (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 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

  • BudgetJustificationTemplate (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540.131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 PM ET)
  • SF_424_ Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 3/7/2022 02:40 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/2/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/21/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/7/2022 5:00 PM ET – 3/11/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002561: Testing Capabilities and Facilities to Validate Hydropower Technology Innovations

10/28/2021 Update: The deadline for responses to this RFI is extended until December 7, 2021

 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) seeks comments on the testing facilities and capabilities that will be needed by technology developers, manufacturers, designers, construction contractors, owners, regulators, researchers, and other stakeholders to validate and advance emerging and future hydropower technology innovations.

Documents

  • Hydropower Test Facility RFI - 10.28.21 extension (Last Updated: 10/28/2021 01:50 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0002553: FY21 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA

To drive manufacturing innovation, spur job creation, and enhance manufacturing competitiveness, the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) supports applied research, development, and demonstration in crosscutting, platform technologies to decarbonize the industrial sector and promote the development and growth of a resilient manufacturing sector for multiple emerging clean energy fields.

 

Building a clean energy and equitable economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will advance the Biden Administration’s goal to achieve carbon pollution-free electricity 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“ 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 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. This FOA will support activities to advance efficiency improvements and enhance manufacturing competitiveness through technological innovation by focusing on three main areas, as described below, with subtopics in each area: 

 

Topic Area 1: Manufacturing Process Innovation

Topic Area 1a: Efficiency Improvements to Drying Processes

Topic Area 1b: Advanced Tooling for Lightweight Automotive Components

Topic Area 1c: Sustainable Chemistry Practices in Manufacturing

 

Topic Area 2: Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Topic Area 2a: Materials for Harsh Service Conditions

Topic Area 2b: Development of Aluminum-Cerium (Al-Ce) Alloys and Processing to Enable Increased Energy Efficiency in Aerospace Applications

 

Topic Area 3: Energy Systems

Topic Area 3a: Structured Electrode Manufacturing for Lithium-ion Batteries

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002553 AMO 2021 FAQ_03_15_2022 (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002553_Advanced_Manufacturing_Office_FY21_Multi-topic_FOA_MOD0002 (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002553_AMO_2021_FAQ_05_04_2022 (Last Updated: 5/6/2022 09:17 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

  • BudgetJustificationTemplate (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540.131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • SF_424_ Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/10/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/16/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 1/5/2022 5:00 PM ET – 1/10/2022 5:00 PM ET