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  BTOLMR1600017 Amendment 000002 - Building Technologies Office National Laboratory Call & Merit Review FY2016 Buildings 2/17/2015 05:00 PM 3/13/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000648 AMENDMENT 003 - Predictive Modeling for Automotive Lightweighting Applications and Advanced Alloy Development for Automotive and Heavy-Duty Engines Vehicles 5/7/2012 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000704 In-Water Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Device Testing Support - Notice of Intent (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000708 Implementation Initiatives to Advance Alternative Fuel Markets Vehicles 6/18/2012 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000715 Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) FY 2012 Phase I (Release 3) Strategic Programs 7/3/2012 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000722 Electrochemical Storage Technologies Suitable for Automobile Industry Applications Vehicles 1/31/2013 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000747 RFI - Improving Marine and Hydrokinetic and Offshore Wind Energy Resource Data Other - Functional 10/1/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000766 SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar Solar 4/2/2015 11:59 PM 5/24/2015 11:59 PM 7/22/2015 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000771 RFI - Designation Program for Solar Energy Stakeholders Solar 1/4/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000790 RFI - Reducing the Soft Costs for Utility-Scale Solar Installations on Public Lands Solar 1/15/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000821 Hydrogen Delivery Technologies Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 12/9/2013 05:00 PM 2/18/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000826 Hydrogen Production Research and Development Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 11/26/2013 05:00 PM 2/3/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000828 Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Medium Duty Trucks, Roof-top Backup Power, and Advanced Hydrogen Refueling Components Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 7/25/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000840 REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: National Training and Education Resource (NTER) Strategic Programs 12/3/2014 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000854 Clean Energy Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 6/30/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000890 Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Geothermal 11/12/2014 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000898 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) Federal Energy Management TBD
  DE-FOA-0000901 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) Federal Energy Management 12/12/2013 05:00 PM 2/18/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000922 Notice of Intent: Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Medium Duty Trucks, Roof-top Backup Power, and Advanced Hydrogen Refueling Components Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0000923 SUNSHOT INCUBATOR PROGRAM Round 9 Solar 1/13/2014 05:00 PM 3/13/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000933 RFI - WASTE: Waste Applications for Sustainable Technologies for Energy Biomass 7/15/2013 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000951 Vehicle Technologies Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives Funding Opportunity Announcement Vehicles 8/1/2014 04:30 PM 10/1/2014 04:30 PM
  DE-FOA-0000952 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0000821 Hydrogen Delivery Technologies Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0000966 Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator - Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuel Technologies Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 7/7/2014 05:00 PM 9/10/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000974 Bioenergy Technologies Incubator Biomass 4/8/2014 05:00 PM 5/23/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000977 Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composite Materials and Structures Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 4/22/2014 05:00 PM 6/24/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000990 Next Generation Photovoltaic Technologies III Solar 1/3/2014 12:00 PM 1/3/2014 12:00 PM 3/24/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001001 EERE Commercialization Strategic Programs TBD
  DE-FOA-0001015 Notice of Intent: Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (CRAFT) Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0001018 Solar Manufacturing Technology 2 (SOLARMAT 2) Solar 3/12/2014 05:00 PM 4/30/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001021 Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands Weatherization and Intergovernmental 10/2/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001039 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001027, Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Incubator Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2014 Buildings TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001042 National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE) Strategic Programs 2/21/2014 05:00 PM 3/21/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001046 EE part of Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) FY 2014 Phase I (Release 2) Strategic Programs TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001068 Notice of Intent to Issue: Solar Manufacturing Technology 2 (SolarMat 2) Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001069 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001016 "Low Temperature Mineral Recovery Program" Geothermal TBD
  DE-FOA-0001070 RFI - Net Benefits and Costs of Distributed Solar Energy and Innovative Solar Deployment Models Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001071 Solar Market Pathways Solar 5/28/2014 05:00 PM 7/11/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001085 Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products Biomass 5/1/2014 05:00 PM 6/13/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001091 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000890 "Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)" Geothermal TBD
  DE-FOA-0001094 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator: Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuels Technologies Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0001097 Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Deployment Initiatives Vehicles TBD TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001104 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products (No. DE-FOA-0001085) Biomass TBD
  DE-FOA-0001108 Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES) Solar 12/16/2014 05:00 PM 3/26/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001117 Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations Buildings 12/12/2014 05:00 PM 2/4/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001122 RFI - Clean Energy Manufacturing Topics Suitable for Establishment of a Manufacturing Institute Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001126 SUNSHOT CATALYST PRIZE Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001133 RFI - Research and Development Needs and Technical Barriers for Fuel Cells Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0001158 RFI - Specific Clean Energy Manufacturing Focus Areas Suitable for a Manufacturing Innovation Institute Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001162 TARGETED ALGAL BIOFUELS AND BIOPRODUCTS (TABB) Biomass 10/30/2014 05:00 PM 12/19/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001165 RFI - Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) Software Tools Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001166 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontier & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2015 Buildings 11/10/2014 05:00 PM 1/12/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001167 Buildings University Innovators & Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015 Buildings 12/19/2014 05:00 PM 2/11/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001168 ADVANCING SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF U.S. COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS Buildings 11/22/2014 05:00 PM 1/20/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001171 Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D - 2015 Buildings 11/14/2014 05:00 PM 1/15/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001173 RFI: Photovoltaic Reliability and Durability Research and Development Solar 10/13/2014 12:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001179 LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE BIOENERGY SYSTEMS Biomass 11/21/2014 05:00 PM 1/26/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001180 Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement: DE-FOA-0001166 - Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovations Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2015 Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0001181 Modification 0003 Wind Energy - Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Wind 11/21/2014 05:00 PM 1/14/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001182 Marine and Hydrokinetic Systems Performance Advancement II (SPA II): Component Metric Validation Water Power 2/9/2015 05:00 PM 3/26/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001186 CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER: ADVANCED PROJECTS OFFERING LOW LCOE OPPORTUNITIES (CSP: APOLLO) Solar 11/26/2014 05:00 PM 2/20/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001189 Climate Action Champions: Request for Applications Strategic Programs 10/27/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001191 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001167: Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015 Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0001194 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA DE-FOA-0001168 - Deploying Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0001195 PHYSICS OF RELIABILITY: EVALUATING DESIGN INSIGHTS FOR COMPONENT TECHNOLOGIES IN SOLAR 2 (PREDICTS2) Solar 1/14/2015 05:00 PM 3/12/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001200 Notice of Intent: “Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation” Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0001201 Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Vehicles Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Vehicles 2/26/2015 08:00 PM 4/10/2015 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001203 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies, Fiscal Year 2015 Federal Energy Management TBD
  DE-FOA-0001208 NEXT GENERATION ELECTRIC MACHINES: MEGAWATT CLASS MOTORS Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 4/16/2015 05:00 PM 6/3/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001209 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001181: Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001213 FY2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator Vehicles 2/10/2015 05:00 PM 3/30/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001214 U.S. WIND MANUFACTURING: LARGER BLADES TO ACCESS GREATER WIND RESOURCES AND LOWER COSTS Wind 4/17/2015 05:00 PM 5/28/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001216 Request for Information - Solar Decathlon 2017 Buildings 11/24/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001217 Notice of Intent to Issue Fiscal Year 15 Biomass Research and Development Initiative Biomass TBD
  DE-FOA-0001221 Notice of Intent to issue FOA Next generation of Electrical Machines (DE-FOA-0001208) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001222 State Energy Program 2015 Competitive Awards Weatherization and Intergovernmental 3/31/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001224 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 4/2/2015 05:00 PM 6/4/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001225 SunShot Technology to Market (Incubator Round 10, SolarMaT Round 3, SUNPATH Round 2) Solar 2/13/2015 03:00 PM 3/3/2015 03:00 PM 4/22/2015 03:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001226 Request for Information (RFI) - High Impact Commercial Building Technology Buildings 12/30/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001236 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA DE-FOA-0001237 titled Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives Vehicles TBD
  DE-FOA-0001241 Solar Powering America by Recognizing Communities (SPARC) Solar 3/5/2015 05:00 PM 4/27/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001243 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement FY 2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator Vehicles TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001253 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: State Energy Program 2015 Competitive Awards Weatherization and Intergovernmental TBD
  DE-FOA-0001254 Notice of Intent to Issue FY 2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Vehicles TBD
  DE-FOA-0001262 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA entitled "Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing: Advanced Sensors, Controls, Platforms, and Modeling for Manufacturing" (DE-FOA-0001263) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001266 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: SunShot Incubator Round 10, SolarMat Round 3, SunPath Round 2 Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001271 Modification 0001 - CleanTech University Prize (Cleantech UP) Strategic Programs 3/4/2015 05:00 PM 4/16/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001274 RFI - Laboratory-Scale and Open Water Testing of Marine and Hydrokinetic Systems Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001275 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA DE-FOA-0001224 titled Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0001277 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001214: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001278 RFI - Program Strategy to Advance Marine and Hydrokinetics Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001284 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001271: Cleantech University Prize Strategic Programs TBD
  DE-FOA-0001297 ASSISTING FEDERAL FACILITIES WITH ENERGY CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGIES (AFFECT), FY 2015 Federal Energy Management 4/6/2015 05:00 PM 5/20/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001309 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001286: Research and Development of Innovative Technologies for Low Impact Hydropower Development Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001312 Request for Information: Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives Vehicles 3/13/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001315 NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR CLIMATE ACTION CHAMPIONS Strategic Programs TBD
  DE-FOA-0001318 Request for Information - Solar Big Data and Informatics Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001325 RFI - Research and Development Needs for Wind Systems Utilizing Controllable Grid Simulators and Full Scale Hardware in the Loop Testing Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001328 Request for Information (RFI): Risk and Uncertainty Management in Geothermal Exploration Geothermal TBD
  DE-FOA0000697 Sustainable Cities: Urban Energy Planning for Smart Growth in China and India Strategic Programs 6/7/2012 05:00 PM 7/31/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA0000777 Database of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Incentives and Policies Strategic Programs 1/16/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA0000873 RFI - Demonstration and Deployment Strategies Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 4/10/2013 11:59 PM
  SuNLaMP0000000 SunShot National Laboratory Multiyear Partnership (SuNLaMP) Call for Proposals Solar 2/11/2015 05:00 PM 4/13/2015 05:00 PM

BTOLMR1600017: Amendment 000002 - Building Technologies Office National Laboratory Call & Merit Review FY2016

NOTE: The Lab Call Announcement has been updated to incorporate Amendment 000002 discussed below:

Amendment 000002 to this Lab Call Announcement was processed on 02/06/2015.
 

The purpose of this amendment is to insert and revise the Informational Webinar scheduled for today at 2PM ET. To access the full amendment details as referenced above, please refer to the full text version of FOA Amendment 000002 as contained in the FOA Documents section.

 

NOTE: The Lab Call Announcement has been updated to incorporate Amendment 000001 discussed below:

Amendment 000001 to this Lab Call Announcement was processed on 02/04/2015.

The purpose of this amendment is to insert and revise language regarding planned funding levels. To access the full amendment details as referenced above, please refer to the full text version of FOA Amendment 000001 as contained in the FOA Documents section.

The Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is seeking multi-year (2 or 3 years) project proposals from national laboratories (‘Labs’) for activities to incorporate into the FY 2016, FY 2017, and FY 2018 Annual Operating Plans (AOPs). Only proposals for which a DOE national laboratory is the prime recipient will be considered for funding; all other proposals will be returned without review. This Lab Merit Review will fund the vast majority of the Emerging Technologies (ET) direct lab work starting in FY 2016, and portions of the Commercial Buildings Integration (CBI) and Residential Buildings Integration (RBI) direct lab work. This Lab Call & Merit Review is meant to solicit and select two- to three-year projects that will be assessed with quarterly milestones, including annual Go/No-Go decision points. BTO may subsequently issue supplemental Lab Calls should other topics or needs arise.

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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Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 2/17/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/13/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000648: AMENDMENT 003 - Predictive Modeling for Automotive Lightweighting Applications and Advanced Alloy Development for Automotive and Heavy-Duty Engines

 

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies (VT) Program, is seeking applications that will lead to computational modeling advances and development of lightweight alloys for lightweighting and propulsion applications. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) includes three (3) Areas of Interest; Area of Interest 3 includes two (2) subtopics. Areas of Interest are indentified below:

 

Area of Interest 1:  Predictive Engineering Tools for Injection Molded Long Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Composites

Area of Interest 2:  Integrated Computation Materials Engineering (ICME) Development of Advanced Steel for Lightweight Vehicles

Area of Interest 3:  Advanced Alloy Development for Automotive and Heavy-Duty Engines

3a) Lightweight Cast Alloy Development for Light Duty Automotive Engine Applications

3b) High Strength Cast Alloy Development for Heavy-Duty On-Road Engine Applications

 

NOTE: The FOA has been updated to incorporate Amendment 001 Amendment 002, Amendment 003, discussed below:

Amendment 001 to this FOA was processed on 04/13/2012. The FOA was revised to include an additional criterion under the Project Approach for Area of Interest 1, Area of Interest 2, and Area of Interest 3, respectively. See Section V, Part A. 2. Merit Review Criteria.

Amendment 002 to this FOA was processed on 04/23/2012. The FOA was revised to remove the section entitled "Subrecipient Effort" contained in Part III, Section C, Other Eligibility Requirements.

Amendment 003 to the FOA was processed on 05/04/2012. The FOA was revised to further define, clarify, and update specific clauses in the FOA. 

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

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/7/2012 8:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000704: In-Water Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Device Testing Support - Notice of Intent (NOI)

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice of a proposed upcoming FOA initially titled “In-Water Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Device Testing Support.”  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA.  It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in FY12.  Please do not respond or submit questions in response to this Notice of Intent.

On behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the Wind and Water Power Program (WWPP) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement titled “In-Water Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Device Testing Support.”

DOE intends to fund one industry-led project that will deploy a long-term (one year) in-water WEC device.  The device will be deployed at the Navy Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) facility in Kaneohe Bay on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. 

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000708: Implementation Initiatives to Advance Alternative Fuel Markets

 

The Department of Energy’s (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is seeking applications that address and assist in reducing multiple barriers to alternative fuel vehicle adoption and use.  Overall, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued on behalf of EERE by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), aims to decrease the nation’s dependence on petroleum and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by accelerating the deployment of alternative fuels.  Efforts should focus only on the alternative fuels defined by the Energy Policy Act of 1992, as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and further augmented by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. 

 

The expanded use of alternative fuel vehicles and domestically produced alternative transportation fuels can create and retain jobs, stimulate and support domestic economies, and help protect the environment. The Clean Cities program has identified the following four critical areas that provide significant obstacles to alternative fuel vehicle use: 1) Policies, 2) Barrier Reduction, 3) Safety and Training, and 4) Market Development/Outreach.  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program wishes to fund projects that target and remedy these specific obstacles to alternative fuel vehicle adoption and use in local, regional and/or statewide sectors and niche markets. 

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/18/2012 8:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000715: Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) FY 2012 Phase I (Release 3)

The Department of Energy is making available up to $9 million for roughly 50 energy efficiency and renewable energy projects through the Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which help small businesses develop technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. SBIR and STTR programs are funded by federal agencies with large research and development budgets that set aside a fraction of their funding for competitions among small businesses. Small businesses that win awards in these programs keep the rights to any technologies they develop and are encouraged to commercialize them. The programs help small businesses bring innovative technologies to market that help spur economic growth and diversify the nation's energy portfolio. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)  is the only program Office participating in  Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DE-FOA-0000715 posted on grants.gov and FedConnect.  While this solicitation comprises only EERE topics, it is being run –like all Department of Energy  SBIR solicitations—by the DOE/SBIR office.

 

This FOA marks the first time that the Department of Energy (DOE) has issued three Phase I solicitations in a single year.  This “Release 3” is intended to give small businesses more topics and more opportunities to apply for SBIR/STTR Phase I grants in a given year.  It includes 8 broad topics and 30 subtopics aligned with EERE programs (see below).  Detailed application instructions, including eligibility requirements, can be found on DOE’s SBIR Funding opportunities website under Reference Number DE-FOA-0000715.

EERE leads the Federal government’s research and development (R&D) efforts in energy efficiency and renewable energy. It invests in clean energy R&D designed to reduce the cost of technologies that enable the efficient use of energy and/or the generation of renewable energy. EERE’s SBIR/STTR efforts are part of an integrated portfolio that will lead to economic and environmental benefits. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) EERE program is interested in receiving proposals for research and development projects that offer potential for achieving EERE technology cost and performance targets.  This FOA seeks Applications to select and fund SBIR Phase I research and development (R&D) projects in the follow topics and subtopics:

1. Advanced Manufacturing:  a. Manufacturing Process  b. Advanced Materials

2. Biomass: a. Cellulosic and Algal Biofuels b. Biobased Products

3. Buildings: a. Solid State Lighting (SSL) Devices and Packages;

b. Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pumps

c. High COP Electric Water Heaters

d. GSHP Ground Loop Cost Reduction

e. Fast Payback Solar Hot Water 

f. Building Envelope Materials

g. Building Controls and

h. Commercial Building Power Meters

4. Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies a. Transportation Fuel Cells b. Hydrogen Storage

5. Solar: a. PV module b. Power Electronics & Balance of System (Hardware)

c. Balance of System (Non-Hardware) and

d. Concentrating Solar Power

6. Vehicles: a. Electric Drive Vehicle Batteries; b. Exhaust Aftertreatment Materials

c. Innovative Engine Boosting Technologies

d. Differential Compression and Expansion Technologies

e. Subsystem Component Technologies

f. Thermoelectric Technologies

g. Materials for Traction Drive Motor Laminations, Cores, or Structures and

h. Engine Friction Reduction

7. Water: a. Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy b. Hydropower Applications

8. Wind: a. Logistics for Land-Based Wind Power

  b. Development of a Met-Ocean Package for Offshore Wind

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/3/2012 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000722: Electrochemical Storage Technologies Suitable for Automobile Industry Applications

The Department of Energy’s (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is seeking applications that support the Vehicles Technology Program’s (VTP) general goal to develop technologies that enable cars and trucks to become highly efficient through affordable and improved drivetrain, lightweighting technologies, and cleaner domestic fuels. Specific goals of the VTP Hybrid and Electric Systems Team include enabling the use of advanced electric drive technologies in vehicle systems by developing low-cost batteries, advanced power electronics and electric motor components, and the development and validation of models and simulation tools to predict the performance, fuel economy, and emissions of advanced conventional and electric-drive vehicle systems.

The energy storage goals will be accomplished through the funding of research and development (R&D) ranging from focused, long-term research to more applied R&D.  Most of the longer term research will be done in universities and the national laboratories, but much of the more applied work will be done within the domestic battery industry.  In order to ensure that this R&D is relevant and responsive to the needs of the manufacturers of electric drive vehicles VTP believes that it is important to be able to work with and through a consortium that brings together a significant fraction of the major manufacturers of electric drive vehicles in the US.  One of the goals of this consortium would be to engage the battery manufacturers and other key stakeholders, such as universities, National Laboratories, and manufacturers and developers that supply critical materials and components to the battery industry. The research and development to be carried out under this Funding Opportunity Announcements will be an integral part of the DOE’s effort to develop advanced transportation technologies that will significantly reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil, specifically by supporting R&D in the energy storage area for vehicles using electric drive components, including hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs).

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

 

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

FOA 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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Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/31/2013 8:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000747: RFI - Improving Marine and Hydrokinetic and Offshore Wind Energy Resource Data

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. Responses to the RFI will be treated as informational only and will not be viewed as a binding commitment for the respondent to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed. DOE MAY decide at a later date to issue a FOA based on consideration of the input received from this RFI, but there is no guarantee that future funding opportunities or other activities will be undertaken as a result of this RFI.

 

DOE invites input from the public regarding currently lacking data and technologies for characterization of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) and offshore wind energy resources in support of deployment of wind and MHK technologies. For MHK power, comments regarding the advancement of wave and tidal resource characterization and data gathering for characterization of far-field hydrological and wave environment interactions with MHK energy devices are specifically requested. For wind power, comments regarding research and observation activities and partnerships for offshore wind energy resource characterization to complement, augment, or expand upon ongoing and planned offshore wind meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) data activities are specifically requested.

The sole purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gain input from industry, academia, local, state and federal government agencies, and other offshore wind and marine and hydrokinetic power stakeholders.  The information gathered with this RFI will be used to help inform future strategic considerations and will inform the Wind and Water Power Program’s research and development portfolio with regards to offshore wind and marine and hydrokinetic resource characterization efforts. This does not constitute a request for specific project proposals.  DOE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and there is no guarantee that future funding opportunities or other activities will be undertaken as a result of this RFI.

Responses to this RFI should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Resource.Characterization@go.doe.gov by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on October 1, 2012.  Responses should include:  cover page, 1 page executive summary, and up to a 5 page full response. 

Contact Information

  • Resource.Characterization@go.doe.gov 
    All responses to this RFI must be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to this email address by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on October 1, 2012.  Responses should include:  cover page, 1 page executive summary, and up to a 5 page full response.  The subject line should read "Response to Improving Marine and Hydrokinetic and Offshore Wind Energy Resource Data Request for Information (insert name-organization)”. One inch margins and 12 point font should be used.  Please indicate the questions being addressed (e.g., Section A.1. or Section B.2.).
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@ee.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the EERE Exchange system.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/1/2012 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000766: SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, the SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar aims to motivate local governments, communities, solar companies and electric utilities to collaborate towards improving the “going solar” experience from permit to plug-in for all Americans.

This competition offers a total of $10 million in cash awards to the best teams that bring process certainty and reduce the permit to plug-in time from current durations to a swift seven days for small PV systems (≤100 kW) or seven weeks for large systems (≤1 MW). SunShot will provide seed funding to help support up to 20 teams during a set 18-month performance period that begins in September 2015.

Goal and Prizes

Reduce permit-to-plug-in times towards seven days for PV systems ≤100kW (small system contest) or seven weeks for PV systems ≤1 MW (large system contest) and win cash prizes totaling $10 million.

Challenge and Rules

Install a number of PV systems time efficiently during a set 18-month period that aggregates to minimum 10 MW (small system contest) or 15 MW (large system contest) with best scores for repeatability, time performance and replicability. Read the rules to learn about these performance metrics.


NOTICE: This is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The FOA number is used for tracking purposes only.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 4/2/2015 11:59 PM ET
  • Pre-Application Submission Deadline: 5/24/2015 11:59 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/22/2015 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000771: RFI - Designation Program for Solar Energy Stakeholders

The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) seeks information from the public on the design and implementation of a potential multi-stakeholder solar designation program, and to investigate the possible effectiveness of such a program to incentivize positive changes that eliminate market inefficiencies, lower costs, and increase solar deployment. DOE is looking for general feedback from all relevant stakeholders and from specific categories of stakeholders, as identified in this RFI.    Please note that this RFI is not intended to gather information regarding the development of a designation program for solar hardware products (e.g., photovoltaic modules, racking systems), but rather is meant to investigate a possible designation for communities, installers, property owners, businesses, financial institutions, and utilities.

The full Request for Information (RFI) is posted on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.  

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. DOE 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. DOE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

 

Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of this RFI and where to submit questions regarding submission of responses can be found in the full RFI posted on the EERE Exchange website.

All responses to this RFI must be delivered electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format as an attachment in an email sent to: SolarDesignation@go.doe.gov by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 4, 2013.  Emails should have the subject line “Solar Designation RFI Response”.

 

THIS RFI IS NOT A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA); THEREFORE, DOE IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/4/2013 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000790: RFI - Reducing the Soft Costs for Utility-Scale Solar Installations on Public Lands

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. DOE 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. DOE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist DOE in understanding practices and policies to reduce the non-hardware balance of system costs (“soft costs”) of utility-scale solar installations and to empower solar developers and industry to increase development of utility scale-solar installations. Soft costs may be reduced through increased access to information and strategies about utility-based solar program design, siting, permitting, and strategies for environmental mitigation on public lands. This request for information (RFI) asks interested parties, including industry, consumer groups, and state and local governments to report on:

·         Efforts to streamline permitting processes and enhance environmental monitoring and mitigation;

·         Which policies and practices should guide policymakers in facilitating solar development, while also best protecting cultural, environmental, and other natural resources; and

·         How to collect and/or disseminate data for solar stakeholders to determine where development is best suited.

This RFI does not seek comments on policies and practices specific to utility-scale transmission, transmission siting, or energy distribution. DOE recognizes the interdependency between electric transmission and solar energy generation; however, the scope of this RFI is directed towards utility-scale solar installations as it pertains to business models and best practices for development on federal public lands.

Although the DOE may determine as the result of this RFI to issue a formal Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), there is no guarantee that future funding opportunities or other activities will be undertaken as a result of this RFI.

 

Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of responses can be found in the full RFI posted on the EERE Exchange website.

All responses to this RFI must be delivered electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format as an attachment in an email sent to: UtilityScaleSolarRFI@go.doe.gov by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 15, 2013.  Emails should have the subject line “Solar Technologies RFI: Utility-Scale Solar”.

 

THIS RFI IS NOT A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA); THEREFORE, DOE IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

Contact Information

  • eere-exchangesupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the EERE Exchange system.
  • UtilityScaleSolarRFI@go.doe.gov 
    All responses to this RFI must be delivered electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format as an attachment in an email sent to: UtilityScaleSolarRFI@go.doe.gov by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 15, 2013.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/15/2013 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000821: Hydrogen Delivery Technologies

02/13/14 - Modification No. 2 - Change the submission deadline for Full Applications from 02/14/2014 to 02/18/2014.

 

01/29/14 - Modification No. 1  - Change the submittal date for Replies to Reviewer Comments from 03/24/2014 to 03/18/2014.  

 

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports research and development efforts to address critical challenges and barriers for hydrogen delivery technology development.  The long-term goal of production and delivery research and development (R&D) is a high-volume hydrogen cost goal of $2-$4 per gallon gasoline equivalent (gge) (produced, delivered and dispensed, but untaxed) to allow fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) to be competitive on a dollar per mile basis with gasoline in hybrid electric vehicles.  More specifically, the portion of the cost goal apportioned to delivery is <$2/gge hydrogen.  Innovative materials, components, and systems are needed to establish the technical and cost feasibility for hydrogen delivery.  With this FOA, the DOE through the Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) seeks to fund hydrogen delivery research and development projects in order to move technologies towards reaching the hydrogen delivery cost goal of <$2/gge by addressing the cost of hydrogen compression, storage, and dispensing at the fueling station. The FOA includes the following topics: (1) forecourt hydrogen compressors for 700 bar gaseous dispensing, (2) integrated Intelligent Hydrogen Dispensers for 700 bar Gaseous Refueling of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles and (3) forecourt hydrogen storage at 875 bar or greater.

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

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the submission of applications through the EERE Exchange website. All questions must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.
  • H2DeliveryTechFOA821@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of the FOA. All questions must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/9/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/18/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000826: Hydrogen Production Research and Development

01/30/14 - Modification No. 1 - Change the submission deadline for full application from 01/31/2014 to 02/03/2014.

 

This FOA supports research and development efforts to address critical challenges and barriers for hydrogen production technology development.  The long-term goal of production and delivery research and development (R&D) is a high-volume hydrogen cost goal of $2-$4 per gallon gasoline equivalent (gge) (delivered and dispensed, but untaxed) to allow fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) to be competitive on a dollar per mile basis with gasoline in hybrid electric vehicles.  More specifically, the portion of the cost goal apportioned to production is <$2/gge hydrogen.  Innovative materials, processes, and systems are needed to establish the technical and cost feasibility for renewable and low carbon hydrogen production.  With this FOA, the DOE through the Fuel Cell Technologies Office will seek to fund hydrogen production research and development projects in order to move technologies towards reaching the hydrogen production cost goal of <$2/gge. The FOA includes the following topics:

  • Topic 1: Integrated or hybrid systems for central, semi-central or distributed production of low-cost, low carbon hydrogen from natural gas 
  • Topic 2: Thermochemical conversion of bio-derived liquids for distributed or semi-central production of low-cost hydrogen
  • Topic 3: Hydrogen production through direct solar watersplitting technologies: Advanced materials-based systems for direct solar water splitting for central or semi-central production of low-cost renewable hydrogen

 

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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Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/26/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/3/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000828: Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Medium Duty Trucks, Roof-top Backup Power, and Advanced Hydrogen Refueling Components

With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOE is accepting new applications for projects proposing to demonstrate and deploy hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in Topics 1-3, and for research and development of hydrogen meters in Topic 4.  Only applications that are responsive to one of these topics will be accepted, and only one topic may be addressed per application.  Applicants may submit more than one application, provided that the multiple applications are clearly for separate and distinct projects.  For Topics 1-3, the primary objective of each proposed project must be to demonstrate and deploy hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in real-world environments.  Research and Development (R&D) of these technologies is not the focus of this effort and will not be funded through this announcement, except to the extent that some vehicle systems integration (for Topic 1) and engineering development (for Topics 2 and 3) may be acceptable.  For Topic 4, R&D is acceptable.

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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Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/25/2013 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000840: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: National Training and Education Resource (NTER)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to gain public input on its plan to transition stewardship of the National Training and Education Resource (NTER) from DOE as soon as spring 2015.

THIS IS NOT A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY NOTICE.

Information sought under this RFI is intended to assist DOE’s understanding of potential strategic approaches to transitioning central administration of NTER to the private sector, and the potential impacts on users.

DOE seeks input from entities interested in taking over NTER as well as from impacted parties. The information collected may be used for internal DOE planning and decision-making purposes.

Responses to this Request for Information should be emailed in the specified format as attachments to NTER-RFI@ee.doe.gov .

PLEASE NOTE: There is no abiltiy to respond to this RFI through EERE Exchange.

In order for DOE to receive your feedback it must be submitted to this email address: NTER-RFI@ee.doe.gov

 PLEASE NOTE: The FAQ Page is not active for this RFI.

DOE EERE will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/3/2014 8:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000854: Clean Energy Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Department of Energy (DOE) seeks to fund Outreach and Analysis type projects. Topics include:

Topic 1: Outreach to develop strategies and new approaches to facilitate development and expansion of the domestic supply chain of hydrogen and fuel cell-related components in the U.S.

  • Identify gaps in the supply chain and strategies to mitigate the gaps for hydrogen and fuel cell components and systems.
  • Develop supply chain enhancement strategies (e.g., online supply chain exchanges, supply chain outreach, and supply chain exchange event type events).

Topic 2: Global manufacturing competitive analysis for hydrogen and fuel cell-related technologies.

  • Carry out comprehensive analysis of the factors affecting U.S. manufacturing competitiveness for hydrogen and fuel cell components and systems.
  • Provide manufacturing-related market analyses related to the global fuel cell industry trends, including the number of units and size (megawatts) of fuel cells shipped and binned by country and type of application.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for 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.

Potential applicants are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent by 05/30/2014. However, a Letter of Intent is not required to submit a full application.

Overview Webinar: The Webinar mentioned in the FOA was held on June 5th, 2014 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time. The Webinar script and slides are provided in the FOA Documents section below.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/30/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000890: Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)

The objective of this announcement is to establish a dedicated Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) field laboratory called the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE). FORGE is envisioned as a dedicated site where new technologies and techniques can be tested, with a central focus on EGS validation, optimization and replicability at scale. FORGE is a critical step towards creating a commercial pathway to EGS within an aggressive timeframe; FORGE will promote high-risk-reward science and engineering focused on addressing EGS barriers and a robust instrumentation and data collection effort that will allow the geothermal and other subsurface sectors to gain a fundamental understanding of the key mechanisms controlling thermo-mechanical-chemical-hydrologic processes at depth.

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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Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/12/2014 8:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000898: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT)

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) initially titled “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT).”  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  The AFFECT FOA will provide direct funding to U.S. Federal agencies for the development of capital projects and other initiatives to increase the energy efficiency and renewable energy investments at agency facilities.

It is anticipated that the FOA will include the following two (2) topic areas:

Topic Area 1: Combined Heat and Power (CHP); and

Topic Area 2: Renewable Energy, including solar, wind, biomass, landfill gas, ocean, geothermal, waste to energy, and new hydroelectric energy technologies.

The purpose of this Notice is to encourage prospective applicants to begin formulating ideas, gathering data, and developing partnerships in anticipation of the issuance of the FOA. Prior to FOA issuance, FEMP is making technical assistance available upon request to Federal agencies to identify and analyze CHP or renewable energy opportunities and technologies.  FEMP technical assistance related to the objectives of the AFFECT FOA will only be available to Federal agencies up until the release of the FOA, which is tentatively scheduled for release in the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2014.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000901: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), works with key individuals to accomplish energy change within organizations by bringing expertise from all levels of project and policy implementation to enable Federal agencies to meet energy-related goals and to provide energy leadership to the country. The Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will provide direct funding to Federal agencies for the development of capital projects to initiate, supplement, improve or otherwise increase the viability and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy investments at U.S. Federal government-owned facilities. The intent of the AFFECT FOA is for these capital projects to help facilitate the wider adoption of these technologies at other Federal facilities. Using the authority provided in Public Law 102-486, funding provided under the AFFECT FOA will implement FEMP’s continuing efforts to promote widespread energy efficiency and renewable energy technology deployment in the Federal sector. Projects selected for funding under the AFFECT FOA will support FEMP’s ongoing effort to build agency capacity through project implementation, encourage energy cost savings, and promote significant recipient involvement through cost leveraging from both Federal and non-Federal sources.

 

There are two topic areas to which an application may be submitted under this FOA: 1) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and 2) Renewable Energy.


FEMP is hosting a 60-minute informational webinar and question and answer session on the AFFECT FOA at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Register for the webinar.

 

**Due to constraints with the eXCHANGE functionality, please note the following:

  • Under "General" and in the field "Organization Type", please select "Government Owned and Operated (GOGO)" from the drop-down menu for U.S. Federal Agencies and Sub-Agencies. National Laboratory Contractors may select "Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)" if applicable.
  • Under "Funds and Costs" and in the field "Federal Share", please enter the amount of proposed funds requested from FEMP.
  • Under "Funds and Costs" and in the field "Non-Federal Share", please enter the amount of proposed cost leverage.
  • After filling in the initial blanks for the "Letter of Intent", proceed to the "Full Application" page to upload your "1-page Letter of Intent" described in the FOA.  Once the letter of intent has been uploaded, there will be no confirmation.  However, EERE Exchange will be alerted that a LOI has been uploaded.  Please note do not click "Submit" after uploading your "Letter of Intent File".  You will be able to upload the remaining application documents from this page before submitting the full application package.

**NOTE - Due to inclement weather / government closure, the Letter of Intent deadline has been moved to 12/12/13 at 5pm EST.

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

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions about the Exchange System or submitting an application through Exchange.
  • AFFECT@go.doe.gov 
    For questions about the content of the FOA document. All questions must be received at least 3 business days prior to the submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 12/12/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/18/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000922: Notice of Intent: Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Medium Duty Trucks, Roof-top Backup Power, and Advanced Hydrogen Refueling Components

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a FOA titled Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Medium Duty Trucks, Roof-top Backup Power, and Advanced Hydrogen Refueling Components.  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in May 2013.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000923: SUNSHOT INCUBATOR PROGRAM Round 9

Amendment 000001: The purpose of this amendment is to modify the Expected Date for Release of Reviewer Comments.

The Department of Energy (DOE) is supporting the development of tools and approaches that will significantly reduce the costs for solar energy systems across all technology areas (i.e. Photovoltaics, concentrating solar power, power electronics, balance of system and non-hardware cost such as customer acquisition permitting, financing, interconnection, and inspection.)  As part of the SunShot Incubator program, this funding opportunity is designed to help startup businesses and entrepreneurs develop technologies, innovative programs, and streamlined processes that will make solar more accessible for consumers in the U.S.

The SunShot Incubator Program is an aggressive pay for performance program focused on helping solar startups rapidly refine and commercialize promising, proven technologies and ideas. The program seeks to accelerate the commercialization of solar energy products and solutions that dramatically lower the cost of solar power.

This round of the SunShot Incubator Program is for both hardware and non-hardware solutions that reduce the cost of systems that convert solar energy into electric potential.

The SunShot Incubator program consists of five (5) tiers (divided between hardware and non-hardware) to which applications may be submitted:

Hardware:

Tier 0 includes awards of up to $500,000 with a 20% cost share requirement over 12 months to accelerate the transition from a proof-of-concept of all critical components to an early stage functional prototype.

Tier 1 includes awards of up to $1,000,000 with a 20% cost share requirement over 12 months to accelerate transition of early state functional prototype to manufacturing and commercially relevant prototype made in the lab.

Tier 2 includes awards of up to $4,000,000 with a 50% cost share requirement over 18 months to develop the manufacturing processes and equipment to move from a fully developed lab prototype to pilot-scale production.

Non-Hardware:

Tier 1S includes awards of up to $500,000 with a 20% cost share requirement over 12 months to accelerate transition of proof-of-concept or business plan to alpha capability and early customer trials.

Tier 2S includes awards of up to $2,000,000 with a 50% cost share requirement over 18 months to transition alpha capability through beta launch and full commercialization.


If you are interested in learning more please see the below section titled “FOA Documents” and download and read the full Funding Opportunity Announcement. This document provides a detailed program description and instructions on how to apply.

To learn more about the history of the Incubator program please see: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/sunshot/incubator.html

Two Webinars will be hosted by Incubator program staff to walk through program details and answer questions. Further details are provided in the FOA.

Please refer back here, to this website and section, for updates on the FOA and schedule.

Letters of Intent (Optional) if submitted, MUST be submitted to: sunshot.incubator@ee.doe.gov

SunShot Incubator Program Round 9: Q&A Webinar for Applicants

 A webinar reviewing the full application process will be held February 27th at 3pm:

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/574529224

Incubator Round 9 Full Application Webinar

Title:    Incubator Round 9 Full Application Webinar

Date:   Thursday, February 27, 2014

Time:   3:00 PM - 5:00PM EST

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

Contact Information

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

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/13/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/13/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000933: RFI - WASTE: Waste Applications for Sustainable Technologies for Energy

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. DOE 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. DOE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

The Department of Energy (DOE) seeks feedback from public and private sector stakeholders regarding the state of technology development and commercial readiness of emerging Waste-to-Energy (WTE) technologies. Information is also sought in identifying what barriers to commercialization remain and the appropriate role for DOE with regard to additional investment in research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D) to promote broad adoption and commercial replication.

Questions regarding the content of this RFI should be submitted to: WasteToEnergy@go.doe.gov. Responses to questions will be posted on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

All responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format as an attachment in an email sent to: WasteToEnergy@go.doe.gov by 8:00 PM EDT on July 15, 2013.  Emails should have the subject line “Waste-to-Energy RFI Response”.

THIS RFI IS NOT A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA); THEREFORE, DOE IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

Contact Information

  • eere-exchangesupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the EERE Exchange system.
  • WastetoEnergy@go.doe.gov 
    All responses to this RFI must be delivered electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format as an attachment in an email sent to: WastetoEnergy@go.doe.gov by 8:00 PM EDT on July 15, 2013.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/15/2013 8:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000951: Vehicle Technologies Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives Funding Opportunity Announcement

The objective of this FOA is to create and implement high impact and highly innovative approaches to increase the acceptance and deployment of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs).  This will be accomplished in part by funding three different Areas of Interest (AOI) which focus on: AFV-use demonstrations via hands-on experiences, safety-related training, and emergency preparedness.

EERE anticipates that many different projects will be proposed and encourages new and innovative approaches that are projected to have a high impact.  The alternative fuel types to be addressed under this FOA are provided at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/epact/key_terms.html#alt_fuel

Concept Paper notifications were issued August 27th, 2014.  As a reminder, only applicants that submitted a concept paper will be eligible to submit a full application by the deadline of October 1, 2014 4:30 PM Eastern.    

 

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

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/1/2014 4:30 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/1/2014 4:30 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000952: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0000821 Hydrogen Delivery Technologies

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a FOA titled "Hydrogen Delivery Technologies" (DE-FOA-0000821). NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. DOE plans to issue the FOA in or around the July/August timeframe.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000966: Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator - Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuel Technologies

Amendment 00001: Change the submission deadline for Full Applications from 9/3/2014 to 9/10/2014.  Change the submittal date for Replies to Reviewer Comments from 10/14/2014 to 10/21/2014.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is an organization focused on achieving aggressive and well-defined mid-to-long term clean energy goals for the United States of America. In that context, EERE has established multi-year plans and roadmaps. EERE focuses the majority of its resources on a limited number of "highest probability of success" pathways/approaches to ensure that the program initiatives are supported at a critical mass (both in terms of dollars and time) for maximum impact.

This roadmap-based approach is one of EERE's greatest strengths, which can create challenges in recognizing and exploring unanticipated, game changing pathways/approaches which may ultimately be superior to the pathways/approaches on our existing roadmaps.

To enhance the responsiveness of the roadmap approach, EERE is issuing "Incubator" Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) within its existing Offices and programs to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help meet existing goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios. The Incubator programs will allow EERE to assess new technologies for their potential to be “on ramped” to future MYPPs. Successful incubator projects will reduce the risk associated with potentially breakthrough approaches and technologies so that they could be viable candidates for inclusion in future program roadmaps.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for 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.

Join us for a Webinar on June 11

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/171479280

Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator FOA Webinar

Title:

Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator FOA Webinar

Date:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Time:

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

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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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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 7/7/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/10/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000974: Bioenergy Technologies Incubator

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) will issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Bioenergy Technologies Incubator”.

BETO’s mission is to engage in research and development (R&D) and demonstration at increasing scale activities to transform renewable biomass resources into commercially viable, high-performance biofuels, and bioproducts and biopower that enable biofuel production. To accomplish this mission, BETO develops a strategic plan, or multi-year program plan , to identify the technical challenges and barriers that need to be overcome. However, BETO recognizes that there may be novel and potentially disruptive ideas that do not necessarily align well with BETO’s current multi-year program plan yet still meet the goals and mission of BETO. The Bioenergy Incubator Program is intended to identify these potentially impactful technologies and solutions that are not meaningfully addressed in BETO’s strategic plan or project portfolio. It is NOT intended to fund projects that are incremental improvements to current products or processes or for established work in BETO’s strategic plan or current portfolio.

The Bioenergy Technologies Incubator FOA will be ‘open’ to any and all impactful proposals which significantly advance the mission of the BETO. It is expected that proposals will be at early Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) ranging from 2 (Technology concept and/or application formulated) to 4 (Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment). Successful incubator projects will reduce the risk associated with potentially breakthrough approaches and technologies so that they could be viable candidates in future program roadmaps.

EERE envisions awarding multiple financial assistance awards in the form of cooperative agreements. The total amount of funding for the FOA is $10 million. The estimated period of performance for each award will be approximately 12-24 months, with an award size from $0.5 million to $2.0 million, with 20% cost-share.

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 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 (exchange@hq.doe.gov).  The Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange System Administrators (exchange@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance (exchange@hq.doe.gov).  The Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange System Administrators (exchange@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving the 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 contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance; and c) has submitted the application through Exchange within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.

The Bioenergy Technologies Incubator FOA Informational Webinar was held Monday, March 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST. Standard application questions regarding the EERE Office and FOA procedures were discussed.

Here is the link to the Webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/689477432

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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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/8/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/23/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000977: Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composite Materials and Structures

Amendment 000002: Extended the Submission Deadline for Full Applications to 6/24/14 5:00 PM ET.  Added a sentence under Section I. C. Funding Opportunity Announcement Goals, stating DOE funds cannot be used for fellowship or scholarship programs.  Revised the length of Reply to Reviewer Comments under Section IV. F.

Amendment 000001: Added Teaming Partner List to the Executive Summary and to the end of Section I.B. Also clarified the compliance criteria for Concept Papers and Full Applications in Sections III.C.1.i and III.C.1.ii respectively and content requirements for Concept Papers and Full Applications in Sections IV.C.1, IV.D.1, and V.A.1 and V.A.

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) of EERE seeks to establish a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composites Materials and Structures that will support U.S. prosperity and security; and contribute to the creation of the pilot National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. The vision for the Institute is to revitalize American manufacturing and support domestic manufacturing competitiveness. The technical topic area for this Institute is low cost, energy efficient manufacturing of fiber reinforced polymer composites. The Institute will target continuous or discontinuous, primarily carbon and glass fiber systems, with thermoset or thermoplastic resin materials. These types of composites are foundational technologies that are broadly applicable and pervasive in multiple industries and markets with potentially transformational technical and economic impact.

Overview Webinar: The Webinar mentioned in the FOA was held on March 6th, 2014 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm Eastern Standard Time. Link to previously recorded informational webinar: DOE Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composite Materials and Structures FOA:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/197252097

The Webinar script and slides are provided in the FOA Documents section below.

 

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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Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/22/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/24/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000990: Next Generation Photovoltaic Technologies III

Next Generation Photovoltaic Technologies III

The Next Generation Photovoltaic Technologies III program seeks to support research that applies basic science towards the realization of devices that demonstrate the photovoltaic (PV) effect.  Specifically, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits proposals that apply promising basic materials science that has been proven at the materials properties level to demonstrate photovoltaic conversion improvements to address or exceed SunShot goals.

Webinar Information:

Title:

NEXT GEN PV III Information Webinar

Date:

Monday, November 25, 2013

Time:

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Link:

 

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/891311265

After registering at the link above you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Title:

NEXT GEN PV III Information Webinar

Date:

Friday, February 28, 2014

Time:

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

 

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server


Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer


Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

 

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/425834777

 

Title:     Next Gen PV 3 FOA Webinar 2

Date:     Friday, February 28, 2014

Time:    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet  

Contact Information

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

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 1/3/2014 12:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/3/2014 12:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/24/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001001: EERE Commercialization

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders to assist in further defining the scope and priorities of EERE’s commercialization and entrepreneurship activities. Specifically, this RFI is intended to inform the Commercialization Team’s activities within the Office of Strategic Programs.

 Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to commercialization@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (EST) on October 20, 2013. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.doc) or (.docx) attachment to the email with no more than 3 pages in length for each category section listed in the RFI. Please use 11 point font and .75 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001015: Notice of Intent: Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (CRAFT)

NOTICE OF INTENT:

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office (BTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (CRAFT)”.

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice of the proposed upcoming FOA. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA.  It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in FY14.  Please do not respond or submit questions in response to this Notice of Intent.

Internal analysis from the Building Technology Office’s Prioritization Tool shows that energy-efficient window (fenestration) attachments are cost-effective and with increased market penetration, have the potential to save nearly 800 TBtu per year by. As a result, BTO has developed a strategy to catalyze rapid deployment and installation of energy-efficient fenestration attachments. The FOA’s objective is to develop a third-party program that creates a consistent set of energy performance-based rating and certification standards and program procedures, oversees the implementation of rating, certification, labeling, and performance verification procedures, and develops and maintains a publicly available, searchable electronic database of fenestration attachment product performance. A third-party rating, certification, and labeling program would enable consumers to distinguish among energy-efficient attachment products and models. The underlying data would assist architects and engineers in better understanding the energy impact of a particular product choice.

The intended FOA will address this need by providing the successful Awardee with four years of funding to develop a program for rating, certification, performance verification, and labeling standards for residential and commercial fenestration attachments.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. 

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001018: Solar Manufacturing Technology 2 (SOLARMAT 2)

This funding opportunity intends to spur photovoltaic and concentrating solar power manufacturing and supply chain companies in the U.S. by aiding the development of innovative cost reducing and/or efficiency increasing technology into useable manufacturing equipment and processes. Awardees are expected to move technology from the development to pilot stages of manufacturing or construction, or from pilot to full-scale manufacturing or construction within one to four years and demonstrate their proposed cost reductions.

This FOA was amended on April 9, 2014.

The purpose of this amendment (001) is to revise Section III.B.3 to clarify the costs related to independent research and development (IR&D) for the awards made under this Funding Opportunity Announcement. Please see Section III.B.3 on page 17.
 

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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Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/12/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/30/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001021: Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands

The Funding Opportunity Anonuncement (Number DE-FOA-0001021) indicated EERE anticipated notifying applicants selected for negotiation of award by January 9, 2015 and promptly notify in writing each applicant whose application has not been selected for award. Even though selections were anticipated Janaury 9, 20015, none have been made. We are working toward an announcement as quickly as possible, however we do not have a specific date for the announcement of the selections at this time.  Once selections have been made, however, all applicants will be notified of the status of their application.

The purpose of modification 0004 is to correct grammatical errors on Page 13, Sections 4(b), 4(d) and 4(e).

 

The purpose of modification 0003 is to further update the “Energy Saved Template – DE-FOA-0001021” which is posted in Exchange under Required Application Documents to fix all the errors in the spreadsheet.  There are no changes to the FOA document.

The purpose of modification 0002 is to update the “Energy Saved Template – DE-FOA-0001021” which is posted in Exchange under Required Application Documents to fix an error in the spreadsheet.  There are no changes to the FOA document.

The purposes of modification 0001 are to:

1. Modify the FOA to omit the words “natural gas” in the description of clean energy systems as follows:

Clean energy systems (renewable energy or natural gas combined heat and power systems).

Note that this correction does not change the definition of a clean energy system.  It only clarifies that eligible combined heat and power systems may be fueled by either renewable energy resources or natural gas.

2. Modify the FOA by adding the following on page 5:

The minimum system size (10 kW rated capacity or equivalent) may be for a single individual clean energy system or the aggregate of multiple clean energy systems and the 15% displacement of energy may be for either a single Tribally-owned building or the cumulative energy displaced in multiple buildings.  

3. Modify the FOA by adding the following on page 7:

The minimum system size (10 kW rated capacity or equivalent) may be for a single individual clean energy system or the aggregate of multiple clean energy systems and the 20% reduction in the total of all energy may be for either a single Tribally-owned building or the cumulative energy reduction in multiple buildings.  

4. Modify the FOA by adding the following on page 8:

The minimum system size (50 kW rated capacity or equivalent) may be for a single individual clean energy system or the aggregate of multiple clean energy systems.  

5. Modify the description of Example #1 in Appendix C, Calculating Energy Savings (page 72) from:

1)      Example #1: Renewable Power System: Displaced energy using a small wind system

to:

1)      Example #1: Renewable Power and Heating Systems: Displaced energy using a photovoltaic power and biomass heating system

6. Modify the FOA by deleting the words “and C” on page 4 as follows:

All cost share must come from non-Federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law (see Section III.B and Appendices B and C).

7. Modify the FOA by correcting the following references:

a. On the bottom of page 8 change Section IV.C.11 to Section IV.C.12
b. On page 16, change Section IV.C.11 to Section IV.C.12
c. On page 17, third paragraph change Section IV.C.18 to Section IV.C.20
d. On page 17, third paragraph change Section IV.C.17 to Section IV.C.19
e. On page 17, fifth paragraph change Section IV.C.18 to Section IV.C.20
f. On page 39, change Section IV.C.20 to Section IV.C.21

 

Under this FOA, EERE is soliciting Applications from Indian Tribes, Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations and Tribal Consortia to: (1) install clean energy and energy efficiency retrofits projects for tribal buildings; and (2) to deploy clean energy systems on a community-scale on Indian Lands (see Section III.A for eligibility definitions).

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 (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).


An Informational Webinar was held on August 14, 2014. You may access the recorded webinar at the following link:
http://eeredevapps1.nrel.gov/tribalenergy/webinar_de-foa-0001021.cfm 

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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Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/2/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001039: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001027, Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Incubator Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2014

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office (BTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Incubator Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2014”, Number DE-FOA-0001027. The Notice of Intent is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.

 

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. DOE plans to issue the FOA in or around the first calendar quarter in 2014. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.  It is anticipated that the FOA may include the following Areas of Interest:

 

Incubators (Off-Roadmap):

 

Area of Interest 1:  Open Topic for Energy Efficiency Solutions for Residential and Commercial Buildings

 

Innovative energy-efficiency technologies, approaches, or design tools NOT already supported or targeted by BTO are eligible to apply under this area of interest, providing they show a clear application to residential and/or commercial buildings with significant primary energy savings potential.

Area of Interest 2:  Innovative Sensors & Sensor Systems

Develop open architecture sensors and sensor systems that easily share data to enable building operators and owners to cost effectively capture energy and cost savings through the use of new and existing control system applications. Major goals in this development area are low cost, data sharing, and ease of deployment (plug-n-play methodologies).

Frontiers (Roadmap-Driven):

 

Area of Interest 3:  Advanced Energy-Efficient Clothes Dryers

Applications are sought for advanced electric energy-efficient clothes dryers (vented and ventless).  Economic and technical goals are defined for this area.  Furthermore, concepts with measurable non-energy benefits, which are important for market success, are particularly encouraged.

Area of Interest 4:  Highly Insulating Building Envelope Components

Subtopic  1, Visibly transparent building envelope components:  There are technical and economic goals for this area that are significant improvements of current technology.  Performance metrics include ≥ R-7 (residential) and ≥ R-5 (commercial).

Subtopic 2, Opaque building envelope components:  The metrics and targets for this subtopic are > R-8/inch building envelope thermal insulation material that can be added to either the exterior or interior walls in existing buildings at < $0.30/ft2 installed cost premium (labor and material).

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0001042: National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE)

The Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is seeking applicants to establish the National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE).  NIICE seeks to advance three goals:

  • Improve the performance of existing and new clean energy business incubators across the country by setting a high performance standard, fostering best practices, and improving coordination of the incubator community;
  • Strengthen support for early-stage companies developing high-risk technologies and scaling from prototype to domestically-based production; and
  • Catalyze investment in early-stage clean energy businesses by improving information regarding capital access for incubators, including disseminating analysis and materials on philanthropic funds, corporate venture, and other innovative financing mechanisms.

To accomplish these goals, NIICE is funding awards in two topic areas: (1) a national organization to serve as a coordinating body for clean energy incubators and a central source of information for clean energy stakeholders; and (2) set a benchmark to develop top-performing, clean energy-focused incubators by funding three to five incubators across the United States.

 

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 &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

 

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of and with the Applicant’s concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance, and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA’s posted deadline.

 

A webinar was conducted by DOE to provide more information to potential applicants on March 6, 2014. Materials from the webinar, including the slides and script, can be found in the FOA Documents section below. 

Title: National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE) FOA: Pre-Application Informational Webinar

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Link:  Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/318108032

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer 

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

A webinar was conducted by DOE to provide more information to potential applicants on January 21, 2014. Slides from the webinar can be found in the FOA Documents section below. 

Title: National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE) FOA: Pre-Concept Paper Informational Webinar

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Link:  Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/587911776

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer 

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/21/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/21/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001046: EE part of Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) FY 2014 Phase I (Release 2)

Congress established the SBIR and STTR programs to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy. SBIR has four program goals:

  • Stimulate technological innovation
  • Use small business to meet Federal R/R&D needs
  • Foster and encourage participation by the socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses, and those that are 51 percent owned and controlled by women, in technological innovation
  • Increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal R/R&D, thereby increasing competition, productivity, and economic growth

The Department of Energy is making available up to $4 million for cleantech projects through the Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which help small businesses develop technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. Small businesses that win awards in these programs keep the rights to any technologies they develop and are encouraged to commercialize them. The programs help small businesses bring innovative technologies to market that help spur economic growth and diversify the nation's energy portfolio. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)  is one of five “applied energy” program Offices participating in  Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), (DE-FOA-0001046) posted on grants.gov and FedConnect.  This solicitation, like all DOE SBIR/STTR solicitations is being run by the DOE/SBIR office (science.energy.gov/sbir).

Letters of Intent must be submitted by December 16, 2013, 5:00 pm EST

Full applications must be submitted by February 4, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST

Submitting your Letter of Intent

Letters of intent will only be accepted electronically through the DOE Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) website: https://pamspublic.science.energy.gov/. Please refer to Part IV B of the Funding Opportunity Announcement for instructions for submitting your letter of intent.

The Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001046) is available at FedConnect: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/PublicPages/PublicSearch/Public_Opportunities.aspx. The Funding Opportunity Announcement can be downloaded by clicking on the “BODY” link on the right side of the page. The Topics for Release 2 are available at:http://www.science.energy.gov/~/media/sbir/pdf/docs/C38P1R2_Topics_11_01_13_FINAL_Ver_5.pdf. 

FOA Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0001068: Notice of Intent to Issue: Solar Manufacturing Technology 2 (SolarMat 2)

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Solar Energy Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled, “Solar Manufacturing Technology 2 (SolarMat 2)”.

This FOA supports the development and implementation of innovative technologies that will create competitive advantage for domestic solar energy technology manufacturers and manufacturers in the solar supply chain.  The total federal funding will be approximately $25M with a minimum 50% awardee cost share required.  Projects are expected to be funded with a maximum award level of $5M.

Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.  Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA.  It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange January 2014.

It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange February 2014.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001069: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001016 "Low Temperature Mineral Recovery Program"

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 “Low Temperature Mineral Recovery Program.” EERE's objective in this FOA is to promote the advancement of thermal energy processes capable of converting geothermal heat sources into power, in conjunction with the development or exploitation of technologies capable of capturing, concentrating, and/or purifying valuable materials contained within geothermal brines to economically extract resources that can provide additional revenue streams to geothermal operators. This targeted initiative of the GTO focuses on strategic mineral extraction as a path to optimize the value stream of low-to-moderate temperature resources.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001070: RFI - Net Benefits and Costs of Distributed Solar Energy and Innovative Solar Deployment Models

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit feedback from utilities (investor-owned, municipal, and electric cooperative), the solar industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to the net valuation of solar photovoltaics (PV) and innovative cost-effective distributed solar PV deployment models.  EERE is specifically interested in information on the net benefits and costs of the electricity and services distributed solar PV provides (both internal and external to the transaction), including the benefits and costs distributed solar PV delivers to and receives from the electric grid.  EERE is also interested in information on emerging solar deployment models (e.g., alternative regulatory designs, shared and community solar), which can help expand access to distributed solar PV generation and grow market-based opportunities for solar deployment.  This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).  EERE is not accepting applications.

All responses to this RFI must be provided as an attachment (in Microsoft Word format) to an email message addressed to NetValueSolarRFI@go.doe.gov. Responses must be received no later than 05:00PM ET on 2/28/14.

 

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001071: Solar Market Pathways


 This FOA was amended on July 8, 2014.   The purpose of this amendment is to add information regarding a waiver of cost share requirements for eligible applicants, and to update the FOA with the changes as described below.

1. In the Executive Summary on page 5, add a brief Cost Share Waiver description;

2. In Section III.B. Cost Sharing, add a detailed Cost Share Waiver description;

3. In Section IV.D.1. Content and Form of the Full Application – Full Application Content and Requirements, add the naming convention for the Technical Volume Workplan;

4. In Section IV.D.2. Content and Form of the Full Application – Technical Volume, add the Data Management Plan to the table; and

5. In Section IV.D.2. Content and Form of the Full Application – Technical Volume, add clarifying language that the Workplan counts toward the Technical Volume’s 25 page limit.

This FOA was amended on June 5, 2014.  The purpose of this amendment is to modify the following dates:

  1. Submission deadline for full applications;
  2. Reviewer comments to applicants;
  3. Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments;
  4. Expected date for EERE selection notification.

This funding opportunity seeks to support regional, state, tribal, and locally-driven efforts to develop multi-year solar deployment plans that will help provide business certainty and establish a clear path for the next five to ten years of solar deployment. Specifically, this FOA is intended to enable replicable multi-year strategies that spur significant solar deployment, drive down solar soft costs, support local economic development efforts, and address the potential challenges arising from increased solar penetration on the electrical grid. Awardees are expected to convene stakeholder processes to develop their plan, and subgroups could address specific topics such as the net benefits and costs of solar electricity (to and from the grid), and/or develop solar deployment programs including, but not limited to, commercial property assessed clean energy financing, shared solar, and/or incorporating solar within their emergency response plans. 

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 &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov ) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.


THE WEBINAR & TRANSCRIPT OF WEBINAR FOR

APPLICANTS IS AVAILABLE BELOW IN FOA 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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Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/28/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/11/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001085: Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products

7/7/2014 - The Deadline for Replies to Reviewers comments has been changed to 7/11/2014 5pm, EST.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announces a notice of availability of funds for financial assistance addressing the development, improvement and demonstration of integrated biological or chemical upgrading technology for the production of substitutes for petroleumbased feedstocks, products and fuels.

EERE seeks diversification of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) portfolio to include a variety of chemical and biological upgrading technologies for the production of a suite of hydrocarbon fuels, fuel intermediates and chemicals (beyond ethanol) to be produced in an integrated fashion from biologically or chemically derived intermediate feed streams, such as but not limited to cellulosic sugars, lignocellulose derivatives, lignin, cellulosic alcohols, bio-solids and biogases. For the purposes of this FOA lignocellulosic sugars will not be allowable fuel intermediates.

The eXCHANGE system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

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

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

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of and with the Applicant’s concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance, and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA’s posted deadline.

An informational webinar about the Funding Opportunity Announcement and the application process was held on Tuesday, April 22nd at 3:00 Eastern Time. Attendance was not mandatory and will not positively or negatively impact the overall review of any Applicant submissions. The link to the audio file of the webinar can be found at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/646269008 . Please note you will need to provide the same registration information as you did for the webinar.

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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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/1/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/13/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001091: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000890 "Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)"

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Geothermal Technologies Office, DE-FOA-0000890, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)."

 

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the DOE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term.  Any of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change.  DOE will not entertain any questions or telephone calls at this time involving this Notice.  Once the FOA has been released, DOE will provide an avenue for potential applicants to submit questions.

 

This is a Notice of Intent only.  DOE is not accepting applications for funding as a result of this notice.  DOE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or may not issue a FOA at all.

FOA Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001094: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator: Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuels Technologies

The purpose of this modification is to change the FOA issue date stated in this NOI from 03/31/2014 to 05/07/2014.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuels Technologies.

 

The mission of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is to enable the widespread commercialization of a portfolio of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies through applied research, technology development and demonstration, and diverse efforts to overcome institutional and market challenges. Fuel cell systems research and development (R&D) is working to reduce cost and improve durability for fuel cells used in transportation, stationary, and portable applications. Hydrogen fuel R&D continues to improve hydrogen-producing technologies from renewable resources, end use delivery, and lightweight, compact, low-cost storage systems. To accomplish this mission, FCTO has developed a strategic plan, or multi year program plan (http://www1.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/mypp) to identify the technical challenges and barriers that need to be overcome. These technical challenges and barriers form the basis for FCTO to issue funding opportunities announcements (FOAs) for financial assistance awards in these specific areas. However, FCTO recognizes that there may be very novel and potentially disruptive ideas that do not necessarily satisfy the requirement of specific FOAs yet still meet the goals and mission of FCTO. The FCTO Incubator Program is intended to identify these potentially impactful ideas that are not addressed in FCTO’s strategic plan or project portfolio. It is NOT intended to fund projects that are incremental improvements to current products or processes or for established work in FCTO’s strategic plan or current portfolio.

 

It is anticipated that the FOA will be open to any and all impactful ideas which significantly advance the mission of the FCTO.

 

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001097: Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Deployment Initiatives

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE), intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Deployment Initiatives," to decrease the nation's dependence on petroleum and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by accelerating the deployment of alternative fuels.  This FOA intends to select projects that will create and implement high impact and highly innovative approaches to increase the acceptance and deployment of alternative fuels, within the following areas of interests: 1) Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience Project; 2) Alternative Fuel Training activities for first responders, public safety officials, and critical service providers; and 3) Incorporating Alternative Fuels into Emergency Response and Preparedness Operations. 

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.  Prospective applicatns to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA.  It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in April 2014.   

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0001104: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products (No. DE-FOA-0001085)

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products”.

This FOA seeks diversification of the BETO portfolio to allow for biological, chemical and hybrid upgrading processes (multi step, chemical and biological) that will broadly encompass pathways found under the BETO Conversion – Biochemical Technology Area. While thermochemical pathways will not be considered, all related new chemical and biological concepts, ideas and approaches will be considered. Allowable biomass feed intermediates for this FOA are cellulosic sugars, lignocellulose derivatives, lignin, cellulosic alcohols, bio-solids and biogases produced through the conversion of organic matter from renewable biomass (excluding syngas).

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or DOE may not issue a FOA at all.

Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.  Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in April 2014.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001108: Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES)

The SunShot Initiative (SunShot) is a national collaborative effort to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade. The installed cost of solar photovoltaics (PV) has reduced significantly in recent years, spurring significant and accelerating deployment of PV systems.

 

With the anticipated proliferation of solar power at the centralized and distributed scales, the variability and uncertainty of the solar resource poses challenges for reliably integrating photovoltaics (PV) with electric power systems, both at the distribution and bulk system levels.

 

The goal of the Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, SHINES Funding Opportunity is to enable the development and demonstration of integrated, scalable, and cost-effective technologies for solar that incorporates energy storage and works seamlessly to meet both consumer needs and the needs of the electricity grid. Such an integrated solution should utilize smart inverters, and be capable of working with smart buildings, smart appliances, and utility communication and control systems. The solutions thus developed will enable widespread sustainable deployment of low-cost, flexible, and reliable PV generation, and provide for successful integration of PV power plants with the electric grid.

 

WEBINAR UPDATE:

The SHINES FOA Webinar on Thursday, November 13, 2014 had technical difficulties and has been rescheduled for November 18, 2014.  Please register at the link below.

 

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/656418777

 

 

Title:      SHINES FOA

Date:     Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Time:     3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

 

Mac®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

 

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

 

 

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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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/16/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/26/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Reply to Reviewer Comments Submission Deadline: 6/1/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001117: Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), invests in high-risk, high-value research, development and deployment in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. EERE, through the Building Technologies Office (BTO) is issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001117, entitled “Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations”.  The FOA seeks to develop technologies, techniques, and tools for making buildings more energy efficient, productive, and affordable. BTO's strategic goal is to significantly improve the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings to reduce national energy demand and allow the nation to work toward greater energy independence and a cleaner environment.

With this FOA, EERE anticipates selecting and funding 1 to 4 building science teams in 2015 for the Building America Research Program. Selected teams will conduct applied Research and Development (R&D) in real world houses, develop and implement solutions to three inter-related core technical challenges which are necessary to meet the program goals for both new and existing homes. Core technical challenges include: A) high performance, low risk building envelope assemblies and systems to achieve low heating and cooling loads; B) optimal comfort systems (HVAC and distribution) for low-load homes; and C) high performance ventilation systems and indoor air quality strategies for low-load homes

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 &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of and with the Applicant’s concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance, and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA’s posted deadline.

The Building America informational Webinar is scheduled to be held on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 3:00pm EST. Standard application questions regarding the EERE Office and FOA procedures will be discussed.  Please register at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/598800209

For questions and answers pertaining to the content of this FOA, please reference 'DE-FOA-0001117_FAQs' in FOA 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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Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/12/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/4/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001122: RFI - Clean Energy Manufacturing Topics Suitable for Establishment of a Manufacturing Institute

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. Responses to the RFI will be treated as informational only and will not be viewed as a binding commitment for the respondent to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed. 

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks information on mid-Technology Readiness Level (TRL) research and development (R&D) needs, market challenges, supply chain challenges and shared facility needs in addressing advanced manufacturing development challenges impacting clean energy manufacturing.  

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on general issues and topics to the establishment of potential Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institutes.  AMO seeks information through this RFI to understand cross-cutting as well as specific manufacturing challenges that if addressed could provide the underlying motivation for the formation of a manufacturing innovation institute, consistent with the mission of the Department of Energy, the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE) and AMO.  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 AMOGolden@go.doe.gov  with a subject line “Response to RFI” no later than 5:00pm (EDT) on May 20, 2014.   Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) of no more than 8 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins as an attachment to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

 

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001126: SUNSHOT CATALYST PRIZE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, SunShot Initiative (SunShot) is proud to announce the Catalyst Program.  Catalyst is a series of contests designed to incentivize the public to address time-sensitive market problems in the solar industry.  For more information on the Catalyst Program and for the official rules please visit http://catalyst.energy.gov

Questions regarding the Catalyst competition can be answered by visiting: http://catalyst.energy.gov/ or by sending an e-mail to SunShot.Catalyst@ee.doe.gov.

NOTICE: This is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The FOA number is used for tracking purposes only.

FOA Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001133: RFI - Research and Development Needs and Technical Barriers for Fuel Cells

Amendment 000001: Revised the Closing Date to June 9, 2014.  Revised the information regarding the Pre-Solicitation Workshop at the 2014 Annual Merit Review.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. Responses to the RFI will be treated as informational only and will not be viewed as a binding commitment for the respondent to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is seeking feedback from the research community and relevant stakeholders to assist in the development of topics for a potential Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for fuel cells and fuel cell systems designed for transportation, stationary, and early market applications as well as cross-cutting stack and balance of plant (BOP) component technology.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback on R&D needs for and technical barriers to the widespread commercialization of fuel cells for transportation, stationary, and early market segments. Feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders is sought. FCTO is specifically interested in information on R&D needs and priorities concerning the development of low-cost fuel cell components and pathways leading to improved fuel cell performance and durability. Input received from this RFI will be considered prior to FCTO issuing a fuel cell FOA (subject to Congressional appropriations).

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to fuelcellresearchneeds@ee.doe.gov  no later than 5:00pm (EDT) on June 9, 2014. Each response must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) document. Institutions providing input on more than one of the above categories should provide a separate document for each category, with the file name containing the category number and the institution name (e.g. if Company X is submitting responses to categories 1 and 2, two separate documents should be submitted with filenames “Category 1 - Company X.docx” and “Category 2 - Company X.docx”). Each response document should be no more than 2 pages in length, 12-point font, and 1-inch margins. Total attachment size should be less than 25MB to ensure message delivery. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001158: RFI - Specific Clean Energy Manufacturing Focus Areas Suitable for a Manufacturing Innovation Institute

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. Responses to the RFI will be treated as informational only and will not be viewed as a binding commitment for the respondent to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.

DESCRIPTION: The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks information on mid-Technology Readiness Level (TRL) research and development (R&D) needs, market challenges, supply chain challenges and shared facility needs in addressing advanced manufacturing development challenges impacting clean energy manufacturing.  AMO is particularly interested in the challenges associated with advanced manufacturing technology which might be overcome by pre-competitive collaborations conducted via a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute. AMO recently completed a broad RFI on this topic area. The intent of this RFI is to narrow the focus of a possible Clean Energy Manufacturing Institute and invite discussion on a set of the following specific focus areas. The Topical/Technical Focus Areas under consideration in this RFI are:

              Advanced Materials Manufacturing (AMM)

              Advanced Sensing, Control, and Platforms for Manufacturing (ASCPM)

              High-Efficiency Modular Chemical Processes (HEMCP)

              High Value Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing (R2R)

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on specific issues and topics related to the establishment of Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institutes through specific Topical/Technical Focus Areas described herein.  AMO seeks information through this RFI to understand cross-cutting as well as specific manufacturing challenges that if addressed could provide the underlying motivation for the formation of a manufacturing innovation institute, consistent with the mission of the Department of Energy (DOE), the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and AMO.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to AMOGolden@ee.doe.gov  with a subject line “Response to RFI” no later than 5:00pm (EDT) on October 3, 2014. Any late responses will not be reviewed.  Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) of no more than 8 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins as an attachment to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Submission of existing commercial documentation and product literature is NOT an acceptable response. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001162: TARGETED ALGAL BIOFUELS AND BIOPRODUCTS (TABB)

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001162, entitled “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB)”.

The TABB FOA seeks alternative pathways to overcome two of the key barriers to commercializing algal biofuels: the high cost of producing algal biomass and the low yield of target biofuel and bioproduct feedstocks produced from algae.  Specifically, the TABB FOA will support: 1) the development of algae cultures that produce valuable bioproducts alongside fuels to increase the overall value of the biomass; and 2) the development of crop protection and CO2 utilization technologies to boost culture productivity and yield to reduce the cost of the biomass.  The goal is to enable a modeled minimum fuel selling price, assuming mature technologies, of less than $5 gasoline gallon equivalent for algal biofuels through creation of valuable products alongside fuels and achieving increased biomass productivity that leads to higher feedstock yields. 

The TABB FOA includes two topic areas:

1. Consortia that bring together upstream and downstream expertise to develop biofuels and bioproducts from algae that are comparable and competitive with their petroleum-based counterparts and have broad national market impacts;

2. Single investigator or small team technology development projects focused on developing crop protection or CO2 utilization technologies to raise the biomass productivity and demonstrate that the increase could lead to higher yields.

Consortia projects in Topic Area 1 will develop and characterize finished products and fuels spanning the entire algae processing system (cultivation, harvesting, processing, refining/bioproduct production).  The projects in Topic Area 2 will increase algal biomass productivity and/or yield via crop protection or CO2 utilization strategies.               

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 &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

 Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of and with the Applicant’s concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance, and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA’s posted deadline.

The TABB FOA Informational Webinar was held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 1:00pm-3:00pm EST. Standard application questions regarding the EERE Office and FOA procedures were discussed.

Here is the YouTube link to the webinar:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2NOLV8RIRw

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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Contact Information

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

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 10/30/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/19/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001165: RFI - Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) Software Tools

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. Responses to the RFI will be treated as informational only and will not be viewed as a binding commitment for the respondent to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed. 

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to market opportunities to enhance and expand upon certain AMO system software tools and related assets. At the present time these software tool resources/assets are primarily maintained and managed by the U. S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO). This RFI seeks information to assist with the transition of these resources to be primarily or solely managed by a third party (or parties). AMO is particularly interested in business strategies to ensure:

             The resource content is maintained, improved and enhanced

             The resources remain available to the industrial sector

             The current and future market needs for these system assets are addressed

             Adaptation to rapidly changing and progressing electronic and IT infrastructure is embraced and addressed

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to AMOTools@go.doe.gov  with a subject line “Response to RFI” no later than 5:00pm (EDT) on September 30, 2014.   Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) of no more than 8 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins as an attachment to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Contact Information