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1314
1,314 projects announced since September 2022

Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) and Notices of Intent (NOIs)
Updated: January 31, 2024

PublishedProgram TitleDeadlineSummaryFunding AmountInterest Areas
2/15/2024EPA FY2024-FY2025 Regional Source Reduction Assistance GrantsApplication deadline April 15, 2024
  • To implement pollution prevention projects through the Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) grant program.
  • SRA gants can support research, investigation,
    experiments, surveys, studies, demonstration, education, and/or training using source
    reduction approaches (also known as “pollution prevention” or “P2”).
  • $1.5M in total funding
  • Approximately 7-27 awards
  • Pollution prevention
  • Source Reduction Assistance (SRA)
  • P2
2/14/2024USDA Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Forest Landowner Support: Tribal Access to Emerging Private Markets for Climate Mitigation and Forest ResilienceApplication deadline August 21, 2024
  • To support Tribal access to emerging private markets
    for forest resilience or climate mitigation
  • $20M in total funding
  • Approximately 10 awards
  • Forest landowner
  • Tribes
  • Climate mitigation
  • Climate resilience
2/9/2024DOE Mixed Algae Conversion Research Opportunity (MACRO)Anticipate FOA by March 2024
  • To address R&D challenges in converting various seaweeds, other waste algae and wet waste feedstocks to low-carbon fuels, chemicals, and agricultural products.
  • To support the Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO) research and development (R&D) priorities in the Conversion Technologies Program and the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management's (FECM) R&D priorities in the Carbon Dioxide Conversion Program.
    1. BETO’s Conversion Technologies Program supports R&D in technologies for converting biomass feedstocks into finished liquid transportation fuels—such as renewable gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel along with co-products or chemical intermediates.
    2. FECM’s Carbon Dioxide Conversion Program invests in R&D of technologies that convert captured carbon dioxide into economically valuable products such as chemicals, fuels, building materials, plastics, and bioproducts.
  • Anticipated Topic Areas include:
    1. Topic Area 1: Conversion of Seaweeds and Waste Algae to Low Carbon Fuels and Products
    2. Topic Area 2: Conversion of Algal Biomass for Low Carbon Agricultural Products
$19M in total funding
  • Seaweeds, waste algae, and wet waste feedstocks
  • Low-carbon fuels, chemicals, and agricultural products
  • Biomass feedstocks
  • Renewable gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel
2/9/2024DOE & EPA Inflation Reduction Act (IRA): Methane Emissions Reduction Program Oil and Gas Methane Monitoring and Mitigation​Anticipate FOA by February or March 2024
  • To make funds available to a variety of applicants for the purpose of monitoring
    and mitigating methane emissions, and legacy air pollution from oil and gas assets, including but not limited to
    marginal conventional wells (MCWs)
  • To accelerate cost reductions and commercial
    deployment of innovative methane emissions reduction technologies and advance the characterization and reduction
    of methane emissions through multi-scale, measurement-informed data collection and analysis that also support
    environmental justice.
  • Areas of Interest (AOI) include:
    1. AOI 1: Methane Emissions Reduction for Existing Wells and Infrastructure
    2. AOI 2: Accelerating Deployment of Innovative Methane Reduction Solutions
    3. AOI 3: Regional Methane Emissions Reduction Consortia
  • $1B in total funding
  • Approximately 5 awards
  • Methane monitoring
  • Legacy air pollution
  • Oil and gas
  • Marginal conventional wells (MCWs)
  • Methane emissions reduction technologies
2/8/2024DOT FY2024 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Low- or No-Emission ProgramProposal deadline April 25, 2024
  • To provide funding for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit
    buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities such as recharging, refueling, and maintenance facilities.
$1.1B in total funding
  • Energy efficient transit vehicles
  • Zero-emission buses
  • Low-emission transit buses
  • Bus facility capital projects
1/24/2024DOE Regional Scale Collaboration to Facilitate a Domestic Critical Minerals Future: Carbon Ore, Rare Earth, and Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) InitiativeAnticipate FOA near the middle of the first quarter of calendar
year 2024
  • To competitively award research and development projects
    to coalition teams who will develop and implement strategies that enable
    each specific U.S. region to realize its full economic potential for producing critical minerals and materials and high-value, nonfuel,
    carbon-based products.
  • To advance the use of unconventional and secondary feedstocks to produce rare earth elements (REEs),
    critical minerals (CMs), and novel, high-value, nonfuel, carbon-based products (CBPs) as part of the next
    generation of domestic U.S. materials, expanding the focus from the basin scale to a larger, regional scale with the goal of nationwide coverage.
N/A
  • Critical minerals and materials (CMM)
  • Nonfuel,
    carbon-based products (CBP)
  • Unconventional and secondary feedstocks
  • Rare earth elements (REEs)
1/23/2024DOT Initiative on the Use of Steel Slag in Cement and Concrete Application deadline March 27, 2024
  • To evaluate properties and effectiveness of steel slag for use in concrete and cement and as construction material for transportation infrastructure.
  • Reduce carbon emissions associated with the extraction and manufacture of construction materials and the construction and maintenance of infrastructure.
  • Develop tools, technologies, and guidance to improve infrastructure durability, longevity, and sustainability through innovative materials and structures
  • Ensure research investments are fully leveraged through the demonstration and deployment of the resulting products and innovations.
  • $5M in total funding
  • Approximately 1 award
  • Steel slag
  • Concrete
  • Cement
  • Transportation infrastructure
1/17/2024DOE Clean Energy Technology Deployment on Tribal LandsAnticipate FOA by Spring 2024
  • To solicit applications to install clean energy technology on Tribal Lands in order to
    maximize the deployment of clean energy solutions for the benefit of American Indian and Alaska Native communities, and to help build the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to implement those clean energy solutions.
  • Through grants,
    the DOE Office of Indian Energy intends to provide financial support under the provisions of the
    Title V of EPAct 2005.
  • The DOE Office of Indian Energy plans to solicit applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations to:
    1. Install clean energy generating system(s) and/or energy efficiency measure(s) for Tribal
      Building(s) (Area of Interest 1); or
    2. Deploy community-scale clean energy generating system(s) or community energy storage
      on Tribal Lands (Area of Interest 2); or
    3. Install integrated energy system(s) for autonomous operation (independent of the
      traditional centralized electric power grid) to power a single or multiple Essential Tribal Building(s) during emergency situations or for tribal community resilience (Area of Interest
      3); or
    4. Power unelectrified Tribal Buildings (Area of Interest Area 4).
  • $25M in total funding
  • At least 5-10 awards
  • Tribal Lands
  • Indian tribal energy development
  • Indian tribal energy costs
  • Indian tribal energy and economic infrastructure
  • Clean energy generating systems
  • Community energy storage
  • Integrated energy systems
12/27/2023DOT Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP)Anticipate FOA by February 16, 2024

Application deadline April 30, 2024
  • To assist in funding eligible projects for the purpose of improving the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement of goods through ports and intermodal connections to
    ports under the PIDP.
  • Grants may be made for capital projects that will be used to improve the safety, efficiency, or reliability of:
    1. The loading and unloading of goods at the port, such as for marine terminal equipment
    2. The movement of goods into, out of, around, or within a port, such as for highway or rail
      infrastructure, intermodal facilities, freight intelligent transportation systems, and digital
      infrastructure systems
    3. Operational improvements, including projects to improve port resilience
    4. Environmental and emissions mitigation measures, including:
      1. Port electrification or electrification master planning
      2. Development of port or terminal microgrids
      3. Installation of port bunkering facilities from ocean-going vessels for fuels
      4. Electric vehicle charging or hydrogen refueling infrastructure for drayage and medium or heavy duty trucks and locomotives that service the port and related grid upgrades
$450M in total funding
  • Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP)
  • Highway and rail infrastructure
  • Intermodal facilities
  • Port resilience
  • Port electrification
  • Port and terminal microgrids
  • Port bunkering facilities
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hydrogen refueling infrastructure
12/21/2023DOE Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Clean Fuels & Products Shot: Supporting Carbon Utilization Products via Electrochemical Conversion and Refinery RetrofittingAnticipate FOA January or February 2024
  • To support R&D of engineering-scale electrochemical conversion pathways and feasibility studies for refinery retrofits.
    1. Proposed concepts
      should demonstrate lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions that are at least 10% (and preferably 25%)
      lower than equivalent incumbent products.
  • To support engineering-scale R&D for
    electrochemical conversion of CO2 into value-added products with a specific focus on electrolyzer material set durability.
  • To support feasibility studies for proposed retrofits of
    existing operating facilities, as well as model or sample facilities representative of operating
    facilities, including the retrofitting of petrochemical refineries.
  • Areas of interest include:
    1. Engineering-Scale Testing of Electrochemical Systems for the Conversion CO2 into Value-Added Products
    2. Retrofitting of Refineries for Carbon Conversion
N/A
  • Electrochemical conversion pathways
  • Refinery retrofits
  • Carbon conversion
  • Value-added products
12/20/2023DOE FY2024 Vehicle Technologies Office Research & Development Funding Opportunity AnnouncementAnticipate FOA January or February 2024
  • To advance
    research, development, demonstration, and deployment in several areas critical to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,
    including:
    1. Development of innovative battery chemistries
    2. Reducing GHG emissions in off-road
      vehicles
    3. Improving transportation efficiency via connected vehicles
    4. Domestic production of
      electric steels
    5. Improved cybersecurity for electric vehicle charging
  • Areas of interest may include:
    1. Next Generation Phosphate-Based Cathodes
    2. Na-ion Battery Seedling Projects for Electric Vehicle Applications
    3. Low-GHG Concepts for Off-Road Vehicles
    4. Saving Energy with Connectivity
    5. Domestically Produced E-steels
    6. Cybersecurity for Smart and Secure Electric Vehicle Charging
N/A
  • Clean energy technologies
  • Innovative battery chemistries
  • Vehicle emissions
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Transportation efficiency
  • E-steels
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Cybersecurity
  • Phosphate-based cathodes
  • Na-ion battery
12/20/2023DOE Fiscal Year 2024 Technology Integration (TI) Funding Opportunity AnnouncementAnticipate FOA January-February 2024
  • To support a broad technology portfolio that includes alternative fuels, workforce development and training, and other efficient advanced technologies that can reduce transportation energy costs for businesses and consumers.
  • Includes projects to disseminate data, information, and insight, as well as online tools and technology assistance to cities and regions working to implement alternative fuels and energy efficient mobility technologies and systems.
  • Following areas of interest may include:
    1. Clean Cities Outreach, Engagement, and Technical Assistance
    2. Training on Zero Emission Vehicle and Infrastructure Technologies for Critical Emergency Response Workers
    3. Demonstration and Deployment Open Topic
N/A
  • Technology Integration Program
  • Clean Cities
  • Alternative fuels
  • Advanced vehicle technologies
  • Transportation costs
  • Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs)
12/6/2023DOE Carbon Management (Round 5)Anticipate FOA early 2024
  • To support research and development (R&D) for a variety of carbon management technologies, focusing on several areas of interest responsive to the carbon management programmatic policies.
  • The possible FOA will be both a multi-programmatic and multi-year opportunity potentially soliciting work in any, or all, of
    the following topic areas: carbon conversion, carbon dioxide removal (CDR), point source carbon capture, and carbon transport and storage.
  • Specific areas of interest include:
    1. Carbon Conversion Technology
      1. Non-Photosynthetic Biological Conversion of CO₂
      2. Conversion of CO₂ to Plastics
      3. Conversion of CO₂ to Solid Carbon Products
    2. Point Source Carbon Capture Technology
      1. Development of Enabling Technologies for Carbon Capture Systems Installed at Natural
        Gas, Coal, or Industrial Facilities
N/A
  • Carbon management
  • Carbon conversion
  • Carbon dioxide removal (CDR)
  • Point source carbon capture
  • Carbon transport
  • Carbon storage
  • Non-photosynthetic biological conversion
  • Plastic conversion
  • Solid carbon products
  • Natural gas, coal, industrial facilities
12/4/2023NASA ROSES 2023: A.6 Carbon Monitoring SystemNotice of Intent submission deadline January 4, 2024

Proposal submission deadline March 5, 2024
  • The NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) is an initiative designed to
    make significant contributions to characterizing, quantifying, understanding, and
    predicting the evolution of global carbon sources, sinks, and fluxes through improved
    monitoring of terrestrial and aquatic carbon stocks and fluxes.
  • NASA requests proposals for investigations that will advance products toward the CMS
    end goal: development of prototype carbon monitoring systems from an Earth’s system
    perspective.
  • Areas of interest include terrestrial, atmospheric, and aquatic realms.
  • $3.5M in total funding
  • Approximately 12-16 awards

  • Carbon Monitoring System (CMS)
  • Carbon stocks
  • Carbon fluxes
11/30/2023DOT Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant ProgramApplication submission deadline February 28, 2024
  • The RAISE grants are designed to fund eligible projects to invest in surface transportation that will have significant local or regional impact in order to improve safety, economic strength, competitiveness, equity, climate goals, and sustainability.
  • DOE seeks to fund projects under the RAISE program that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, incorporate evidence-based climate resilience measures, and address the disproportionate negative environmental impacts of transportation on disadvantaged communities.
  • Eligible projects include:
    1. Highway or bridge projects
    2. Public transportation projects
    3. Passenger and freight rail transportation projects
    4. Intermodel projects
    5. Others
$1.5B in total funding
  • RAISE grants
  • Surface transportation
  • Transportation sector
  • Highway
  • Bridge
  • Passenger rail
  • Freight rail
  • Intermodel transportation
11/21/2023EPA Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants ProgramApplication submission deadline November 21, 2024
  • The Community Change Grants are the final and most comprehensive piece of EPA’s implementation of ECJP IRA funding, empowering communities and their partners to design, develop, and implement multi-faceted community-driven projects.
  • These programs will address the diverse and unique needs of disadvantaged communities by:
    1. Reducing and preventing pollution
    2. Building resilience to climate change and mitigating current and future climate risks
    3. Enhancing meaningful involvement in government processes related to environmental and climate justice
    4. Expanding access to high-quality jobs and economic opportunity through workforce development
    5. Bolstering community strength by ensuring that local residents receive the benefits of investments and have the opportunity to build on them for current and future generations.
  • EPA will consider applications under two separate tracks:
    1. Track I – Community-Driven Investments for Change
    2. Track II – Meaningful Engagement foe Equitable Governance
  • $2B in total funding
  • Approximately 170 awards
  • Community Change Grants
  • Environmental Justice
  • EJ
  • Climate Justice
  • ECJP IRA
  • Pollution prevention
  • Economic opportunity
  • Equitable governance
11/17/2023EPA Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Hydrofluorocarbon Reclaim and Innovation Destruction GrantsApplication deadline February 16, 2024
  • Solicits applications from eligible entities to develop projects for hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) reclamation and innovative destruction technologies.
  • Grants will be used to support and contribute to addressing HFCs under the AIM Act by funding the following project areas:
    1. Reclaim Technologies
    2. Reclaim Market Dynamics
    3. Innovative Destruction Technologies
  • $14.25M in total funding
  • Approximately 4-9 awards

  • Hydroflurocarbons
  • HCFs
  • Destruction technologies
11/9/2023DOE WASTE: Waste Analysis and Strategies for Transportation End-usesAnticipate FOA December 2023
  • To support the development of planning and strategies for utilizing organic
    waste as a feedstock for various transportation fuel end products.
  • Wastes include food waste, municipal wastewater sludges, animal manure, fats, oils, and greases.
  • The planned FOA is intended to help communities realize synergies between waste infrastructure and sustainable transportation needs.
  • Permissible fuels from
    projects funded under this FOA could include renewable natural gas, partially upgraded biogas,
    hydrogen, biocrude, renewable diesel, renewable di-methyl-ether, or others.
  • Topic areas include:
    1. Supporting feasibility studies
    2. Supporting more detailed engineering design work to position communities for future projects and demonstrations
N/A
  • Organic waste
  • Feedstock for transportation fuels
  • Food waste
  • Municipal wastewater sludges
  • Animal manure
  • Fats, oils, greases
  • Renewable natural gas
  • Partially upgraded biogas
  • Hydrogen
  • Biocrude
  • Renewable diesel
  • Renewable di-methyl-ether
9/28/2023EPA Reducing Embodied Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Construction Materials and Products
Application deadline January 1, 2024
  • To increase the robustness of greenhouse gas emissions data associated with the production, use, and disposal of construction materials and products.

  • To assist businesses in disclosing and verifying these data via robust Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), as well as states, Indian tribes and non-profit organizations that assist these businesses.

  • To spur market demand for construction materials and products that have lower embodied greenhouse gas emissions.

  • $100M in total funding
  • Up to 40 anticipated awards

  • Embodied greenhouse gas emissions

  • Construction materials and products

  • Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)

9/25/2023DOT Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – Fueling Aviation’s Sustainable Transition via Sustainable Aviation Fuels (FAST-SAF) and Low-Emission Aviation Technologies (FAST-Tech) Grant Program
Application deadline November 27, 2023
  • The FAST Grant Program is designed to make grants available to eligible entities for projects that support sustainable aviation fuels and low-emission aviation technologies.

  • The grant program will have elements focused on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), to be termed FAST-SAF, and elements focused on low-emission aviation technologies, to be termed FAST-Tech.
    li>Approximately $244M in total funding for FAST-SAF Program
  • Approximately $46M for FAST-Tech Program

  • Sustainable aviation fuel

  • Low-emission aviation technologies

  • FAST-SAF
  • FAST-Tech
  • FAST Grant Program
  • Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

9/20/2023EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grants Program: Implementation Grants (General Competition)Application deadline April 1, 2024
  • Competitive grants to implement greenhouse gas reduction programs, policies, projects, and measures (GHG reduction measures) identified in a Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) developed under a Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) planning grant.
  • $4.3B in total funding
  • Approximately 30-115 awards


  • Greenhouse gas reduction programs

  • Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP)

  • Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG)

9/20/2023EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grants Program: Implementation Grants Competition for Tribes and Territories
Application deadline May 1, 2024
  • Competitive grants to implement greenhouse gas reduction programs, policies, projects, and measures (GHG reduction measures) identified in a Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) developed under a Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) planning grant exclusively for tribes and territories.
  • $300M in total funding
  • Approximately 25-100 awards

  • Greenhouse gas reduction programs

  • Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP)

  • Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG)

  • Tribes and territories

9/13/2023DOT Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility AcceleratorApplication deadline November 13, 2023
  • To improve the reliability of existing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure by repairing and replacing existing chargers that are broken or non-operational.
$100M in total funding

  • Electric vehicles

  • EVs

  • Charging Infrastructure

9/1/2023USDA Assistance to High Energy Cost CommunitiesApplication deadline October 31, 2023
  • Assists communities with extremely high energy costs to acquire, construct, or improve energy generation, transmission, or distribution facilities where the average annual residential expenditure for home energy exceeds 275% of the national average.

  • Also includes on-grid and off-grid renewable energy projects and the implementation of energy efficiency and energy conservation projects for eligible communities.
$10M in grant funding
  • High energy costs

  • Generation

  • Transmission

  • Distribution

  • On-grid / off-grid

  • Renewable energy projects

  • Energy efficiency

  • Energy conservation

8/31/2023DOT Fueling Aviation's Sustainable Transition (FAST) Grant ProgramAnticipate NOFO by December 2023

  • Competitive grant program directed by the Inflation Reduction Act

  • Elements focused on sustainable aviation fuels (FAST-SAF) and low-emission aviation technologies (FAST-Tech)

  • IRA appropriated $300 million for the two programs.
N/A
  • Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)
8/25/2023DOE Carbon Dioxide Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation (CIFIA) Program: Future Growth Grants (Section 40304)Anticipate FOA Q1 FY 2024
  • Supports common carrier Carbon Dioxide (CO2) transportation infrastructure projects, including pipelines, rail, ships and barges, and ground shipping that connect anthropogenic point sources of CO2 with endpoints for storage and utilization.

  • Authorized by BIL Section 40304
Approximately $500M in grant funding
  • Carbon transportation

  • CO2

  • Infrastructure projects

  • Carrier

  • Pipeline

  • Rail

  • Ships

  • Storage and utilization

8/23/2023DOE Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling, Transport, and DesignAnticipate FOA November 2023
  • $35M for research, development, and demonstration of transportation, dismantling, and preprocessing of end-of-life electric drive vehicle batteries for recycling at reduced cost,

  • $2M for recycling of plastic and polymer electric drive vehicle battery accessory components.

  • To reduce battery recycling associated costs and improve safety of transport, dismantling, and recycling to achieve scale-up and profitability.
Approximately $37M
  • Electric vehicles

  • Batteries

  • Recycling

8/2/2023EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National GrantsApplication package deadline:
December 1, 2023
  • Incentivizes and accelerates the upgrading or retirement of the nation’s legacy diesel engine fleet.

  • Provides funding for the retrofit or replacement of existing diesel engines, vehicles, and equipment with EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certified engine configurations and verified retrofit and idle reduction technologies.
  • Total funding of $115 million
  • $58M FY 2022 funding
  • $57M FY 2023 funding
  • Expect 4-10 agreements per each of EPA’s ten regions

  • Diesel emissions reductions retrofit

  • Idle reduction

  • Certified engine

  • Equipment

  • Vehicles

Requests for Information (RFIs) and Proposals (RFPs) Updated on January 31, 2024

PublishedProgram TitleDeadlineSummaryFunding AmountInterest Areas
1/32/2024DOE ARPA-E Securing New Sources of Helium for Advanced Energy ApplicationsResponse deadline March 15, 2024
  • To solicit input for a potential ARPA-E program
    focused on identifying transformative technologies across the helium-4 (“helium”) supply chain to decrease the delivered cost of helium from processes not dependent on natural gas production.
  • ARPA-E is seeking information regarding alternative methods to safeguard future helium production in the United States and ensure helium availability for next-generation energy technologies.
  • ARPA-E is interested in identifying potentially disruptive concepts to:
    1. Develop innovative mapping
      technologies to locate new helium sources; and
    2. Produce helium using advanced separation
      technologies designed for novel sources and/or the enhancement of helium recovery and recycling.
N/A
  • Helium supply chain
  • Helium sources
  • Advanced separation technologies
  • Helium recovery and recycling
1/29/2024DOE Industrial Deployment and Demonstration Opportunities for Carbon Capture TechnologiesResponse deadline March 14, 2024
  • To obtain public input related to a DOE plan to support the demonstration and deployment of carbon capture
    technologies applied to industrial sources of greenhouse gas emissions, supplementing the material included in the DOE report Pathways to Commercial Liftoff: Industrial
    Decarbonization.
  • To assist DOE in the planning of priorities and
    initiatives to catalyze the development, demonstration, and deployment of carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) for industrial decarbonization.
  • Seeks input on what is needed to accelerate deployment of CCUS for industrial systems to support the energy transition,
    eliminate greenhouse gas emissions, produce clean energy, create well-paying union jobs, and
    enable a net-zero carbon emissions economy by 2050, all while prioritizing environmental
    justice.
N/A
  • Carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS)
  • Industrial decarbonization
  • Carbon capture technology
1/23/2024DOE Supporting Success for Low-Income and Disadvantaged Community Solar Program Design, Implementation, and AdoptionResponse deadline February 23, 2024
  • To seek insight into the resources and support needed, through its existing or expanded work, to
    ensure successful outcomes of solar and storage deployment serving low-income and
    disadvantaged communities (LIDAC).
  • Categories include:
    1. Category 1: Maximizing Impact
    2. Category 2: Customer Satisfaction
    3. Category 3: Workforce and Entrepreneurship Opportunities
    4. Category 4: Long-term Success & Sustainability
    5. Category 5: Relation to Current Programs & Resources

N/A
  • Solar and storage deployment
  • Low-income and
    disadvantaged communities (LIDAC).
1/22/2024 DOE Receivers and Reactors for Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power Plants and Solar Industrial Process HeatResponse deadline February 20, 2024
  • To inform the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
    Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) on specific research, development, and demonstration
    opportunities to enable near-term deployment of receivers for concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) plants, and reactors for CSP industries.
  • To seek insight into the specific challenges preventing more widespread deployment of high temperature receivers for CSP applications.
  • Request for Information categories and questions include:
    1. Category A: High temperature receivers for CSP applications (≥650⁰C)
    2. Category B: Low temperature (<300⁰C) CST receivers for IPH applications
    3. Category C: High temperature (≥300⁰C) CST receivers and reactors for IPH applications
N/A
  • Concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) plants
  • Reactors for CSP industries
  • High temperature receivers for CSP applications
  • Solar industrial process heat
1/19/2024DOE Offshore Wind National and Regional Research and Development PrioritiesResponse deadline February 20, 2024
  • To solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, project financiers and insurance providers, community organizations, workforce development and labor organizations, and other stakeholders on issues related to offshore wind and research and development (R&D) and deployment needs that are national and regional in focus, including needs relevant to the Atlantic, Pacific, Great Lakes, and Gulf of Mexico.
  • Request for Information categories and questions includes:
    1. Category 1: Floating Offshore Wind Platform Research and Development
    2. Refinement and Innovation in Floating Platform Design, Manufacturing, and Deployment
    3. Next-Generation Integrated Floating Offshore Wind Turbine/Platform Technologies
    4. Broader Considerations in Floating Offshore Wind Development
  • Category 2: Alternative Fixed-Bottom Offshore Wind Foundation Types and Installation
    Techniques
    1. Offshore Wind Fixed-Bottom Turbine Structures and Foundations
    2. Vessels, Infrastructure, and Deployment
    3. Design to Commercialization Process
  • Category 3: Technology Advancement for Bird and Bat Research Offshore
    1. Research & Data Collection
    2. Research Project Parameters
  • Category 4: Understanding Specific Supply Chain Needs for Offshore Wind Deployment in the Great Lakes Region
  • Category 5: Development of a Manufacturing and Supply Chain Offshore Wind Consortium
    Based in the Great Lakes Region
    1. Contextual Regional Information on Great Lakes Offshore Wind
    2. Great Lakes Supply Chain and Manufacturing Consortium
  • Category 6: Offshore Wind Workforce Readiness
    1. Workforce Needs for the Offshore Wind Industry and Associated Supply Chain (For
      Employers)
    2. Workforce Development Strategies Supporting the Offshore Wind Industry (For All
      Stakeholders)
N/A
  • Offshore wind
  • Floating platforms
  • Offshore wind turbines
  • Supply chains
1/3/2024DOE National Definition for a Zero Emissions Building: Part 1 OperatingResponse deadline February 5, 2024
  • To solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories,
    government agencies, and other stakeholders on Part 1 of a draft National Definition for a Zero
    Emissions Building.
N/A
  • Building decarbonization
  • Zero emissions building
  • Embodied carbon
12/28/2023DOE Carbon Basin Assessment and Storage Evaluation (CarbonBASE) Response deadline February 2, 2024
  • Seeks inputs from multiple stakeholders including, CCS developers,
    storage site operators, federal/state land managers, researchers, regulators, investors, insurers,
    community advocacy leaders, and others.
  • To identify the spectrum of needs based on
    their interests and concerns with regards to basin-scale effects of CCS.
N/A
  • Carbon basin
  • Carbon storage
  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • Cardon dioxide reduction (CDR)
  • CO2 storage sites
12/20/2023DOE Supercritical Carbon Dioxide-Based Turbomachinery for Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power PlantsResponse deadline February 20, 2024
  • To inform DOE on the specific research, development, and demonstration opportunities to enable near term deployment of supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) based turbomachinery for concentrating solar power plants.
  • DOE seeks insight into the specific challenges preventing more widespread deployment of sCO2 turbomachinery based applications, and information regarding the prioritization of development activities.
  • There are two separate topic areas:
    1. Category A: sCO2 Turbomachinery Sub-Component De-Risking
    2. Category B: sCO2 Turbomachinery Market
N/A
  • Supercritical carbon dioxide
  • sCO2
  • Turbomachinery
  • Concentrating solar power
    (CSP) plants
  • Long duration thermal energy storage (TES)
12/12/2023DOE High-Efficiency Gasification for Clean Hydrogen ProductionResponse deadline February 12, 2024
  • To inform DOE’s research and development activities within the Hydrogen with Carbon Management Program’s Gasification Systems area.
  • Solicits
    feedback from stakeholders on technologies and strategies that
    companies are deploying, or could deploy, to increase clean hydrogen production from alternative, low-value
    feedstocks, excluding traditional coal and petcoke, at competitive costs and with market factors in play.
  • DOE is requesting information on strategies and technologies for developing innovative gasification designs
    for converting biomass/mixed waste feedstocks into syngas to enable the low-cost production of clean
    hydrogen.
  • The
    ultimate goal is to develop clean hydrogen production based on efficient gasification processes with carbon
    capture included to assure true net-zero or net negative carbon emissions performance per suitable life cycle
    analysis.
N/A
  • Gasification
  • Clean hydrogen production
  • Carbon capture
  • Carbon emissions
  • Biomass feedstocks
  • Mixed waste feedstocks
  • Syngas
11/28/2023High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) DeconversionResponse deadline January 30, 2024
  • To establish a reliable domestic supply of fuels for advanced reactors using high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) in order to develop and deploy advanced reactors.
  • DOE plans to award one or more contracts to deconvert HALEU as uranium hexafluoride gas to various chemical forms, such as metal or oxide, used to fabricate fuels required by many advanced reactor developers.
    1. The deconverted material will be stored until there is a need to ship it to a fuel fabricator or other end user
  • N/A
  • At least one award
  • HALEU
  • High-assay low-enriched uranium
  • Advanced reactors
  • Nuclear energy
  • Uranium hexafluoride gas
11/17/2023DOE Progression to Net-Zero Emissions Propulsion Technologies for the Rail SectorResponse deadline February 12, 2024
  • To collect aggregate knowledge from rail stakeholders to help direct actions regarding future propulsion technologies, infrastructure requirements, and coordination among key stakeholders to ensure that the rail sector is meeting or exceeding U.S. decarbonization milestones.
  • DOE is interested in information on the rail sector stakeholder’s current alternative fuels trajectory, the driving forces behind it, and the key barriers to achieving this transition.
N/A
  • Rail sector
  • Rail propulsion technologies
  • Rail decarbonization
  • Alternative fuels trajectory
  • Internal combustion engine (ICE)
  • Hydrogen fuel cells
  • Direct electrification
11/8/2023DOE Challenges and Opportunities at the Interface of Wind Energy and Radar TechnologyResponse deadline January 12, 2024
  • Seeks input to inform DOE’s implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), including:
    1. Siting challenges of wind energy developers related to radar interference (Category 1)
    2. Potential mitigation technologies at the radar and/or turbine level that currently exist or are in development to address wind turbine-radar interference (Categories 2 & 3)
    3. Commercialization and market adoption of wind-radar interference mitigation measures, and what obstacles need to be overcome to accelerate commercialization and maximize adoption (Category 4)
    4. BIL Provisions and Requirements and Buy America Requirements (Categories 5 and 7)
    5. Effective solicitation process, Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) structure, and implementation strategies to enable the commercialization and market adoption of wind-radar interference mitigation measures (Category 6)
N/A
  • Wind energy and turbines
  • Radar technology
  • Wind turbine-radar interference

11/2/2023DOE Biological Approaches for Developing a New Nitrogen Cycle in Agriculture for Bioenergy CropsResponse deadline November 27, 2023
  • To solicit input for a potential ARPA-E program
    focused on the development of technologies to reduce nitrogen inputs and soil-based greenhouse gas emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) from the cultivation of bioenergy crops (i.e., corn, soybean, and
    sorghum).
  • The goals for this programmatic concept include the evaluation of technologies capable of:
    1. Providing high-efficacy, low energy-intensive alternatives to synthetic fertilizer in agricultural production by advancing microbial fertilization approaches, enhancing plant nitrogen (N) use efficiency-related traits, and developing enabling tools for autogenic N2 fixation.
    2. Reducing soil-based N2O emissions in growing these crops by altering the microbial N-cycle either through microbial and/or plant approaches.
N/A
  • Nitrogen inputs
  • Soil-based greenhouse gas emissions
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Bioenergy crops
  • Corn, soybean, sorghum
  • ARPA-E

10/23/2023DOE Grid Integration of Solar Energy Systems and Other Inverter-Based ResourcesResponse deadline December 15, 2023
  • Request information on the technical challenges and opportunities for grid integration of solar energy systems and other
    inverter-based resources that include photovoltaics (PV) and energy storage facilities connected
    to bulk power systems, distribution systems, microgrids, and behind-the-meter systems.
  • Solicits stakeholder feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, end-user groups, and other relevant organizations related to the cost-effective and reliable integration of solar and other variable and power-electronic based energy sources onto the electric grid.
  • Topic areas include:
    1. System Planning for High IBR and DER Futures
    2. System Operation for High IBR and DER Futures
    3. System Resilience for High IBR and DER Futures
    4. Cybersecurity for High IBR and DER Futures
    5. Enabling Technologies for High IBR and DER Futures – Power Electronics, Communication, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning
    6. Other Emerging Topics for High IBR and DER Futures
N/A
  • Solar energy
  • Solar inverters
  • Photovoltaics (PV)
  • Battery energy storage
  • Bulk power systems
  • Distribution systems

  • Microgrids
  • Behind-the-meter (BTM) systems

  • Electric grid
  • Inverter-based resources (IBR)
  • Distributed energy resources (DER)
10/23/2023DOE Transmission System Interconnection Roadmap DraftResponse deadline November 22, 2023
  • Solicits feedback on a draft Transmission System
    Interconnection Roadmap prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Interconnection
    Innovation e-Xchange (i2X) program.
  • Covers only roadmap interconnection solutions for the
    transmission system/bulk power system.
N/A
  • Transmission system

  • Interconnection
  • Bulk power system

  • Electric grid
9/21/2023Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Grand Challenge: Building Supply Chains
Response deadline November 2, 2023
  • Solicits feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to the “Building Supply Chains” action area of the SAF Grand Challenge Roadmap.

  • The Building Supply Chains action area encompasses feedstock production, collection, and distribution to SAF production facilities; conversion of feedstock to fuel; and transport of finished fuel to the infrastructure required to fuel aircraft.

N/A
  • Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

  • SAF Grand Challenge

  • Supply chains

  • Feedstock production

  • Feedstock collection

  • Feedstock distribution

  • Infrastructure

  • Feedstock to fuel

  • Aircraft

8/7/2023DOE Development of Green Shipping Corridors Between the United States and the United KingdomFOA issue undetermined
  • Solicits feedback from maritime stakeholders including ports, shippers, cargo owners, fuel producers, marine terminal operators (MTO), trade organizations, industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to the establishment of green shipping corridors between the U.S. and the UK.
N/A
  • Green shipping corridors

  • Cargo

  • Ports

  • Marine

  • Fuel

  • Terminal
8/1/2023Meta Investing in Value Chain Emissions Reduction ProjectsMandatory mutual NDA: September 14, 2023
Application deadline: November 10, 2023
  • To directly connect with entities that are positioned to originate, host, and/or support a value chain emissions reduction project or the increased offtake of low-carbon solutions or materials.

  • Up to $5 million per project

  • Focused on the hard-to-abate sectors within which Meta’s value chain partners operate.

  • Interested organizations must complete the NDA intake request to receive the RFI.
Up to $5M per project
  • Trucking

  • Aviation

  • Maritime

  • Cement

  • Concrete

  • Copper

  • Steel

  • Manufacturing

  • Semiconductor

  • Heating and cooling

  • Commercial

  • Industrial

  • Production

  • Green hydrogen

  • Hard-to-abate

 

Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) Updated on January 31, 2024

PublishedProgram TitleDeadlineSummaryFunding AmountInterest Areas
2/12/2024DOE Flexible and Innovative Transformer Technologies (FITT)Full application submission deadline April 12, 2024
  • To stimulate
    innovative designs, prototypes, and field demonstration exercises for advanced distribution and/or power transformers (e.g., flexible, modular, scalable, hybrid, and
    solid-state transformers) that can be readily utilized across a range of distribution to
    transmission scale applications.
  • There are two Areas of Interest (AOI):
    1. RD&D for Distribution
      Transformers
    2. RD&D for Power Transformers
  • $18M in total funding
  • Approximately 5-9 awards
  • Advanced distribution
  • Power transformers
  • Flexible, modular, scalable, hybrid, and
    solid-state transformers
  • Transmission
  • Distribution
    transformers
  • Power transformers
2/12/2024DOE Fiscal Year 2024 VTO Technology Integration (TI) Funding Opportunity Announcement​Concept paper submission deadline March 12, 2024

Full application submission deadline April 30, 2024
  • To fund projects across the country that advance deployment of efficient and sustainable transportation technologies.
  • To advance
    decarbonization of the transportation sector by funding innovative approaches
    to address pressing transportation efficiency and equity needs.
  • To address outreach, education, technical assistance,
    workforce training, and other innovative demonstration or deployment projects
    that advance the mission of an affordable, equitable, and decarbonized
    transportation system.
  • Topic areas of interest include:
    1. Clean Cities Outreach, Engagement, and Technical
      Assistance
    2. Training on Zero Emission Vehicle and Infrastructure
      Technologies for Critical Emergency Response Workers
    3. Clean Transportation Demonstration and Deployment

  • $15M in total funding
  • Approximately 12-18 awards
  • Transportation technologies.
  • Transportation decarbonization
  • Workforce training
  • Demonstration or deployment projects
  • Affordable, equitable, and decarbonized
    transportation system
2/12/2024DOE Carbon Negative Shot PilotsFull application submission deadline April 16, 2024
  • To expand the current DOE’s portfolio of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies (e.g., biomass carbon removal and storage, enhanced mineralization, ocean-based CDR, DAC, etc.) to advance technologies that will ultimately achieve
    the Carbon Negative Shot (CNS) target of under $100/net tonne CO2e removed (i.e., both capture and storage), by 2032.
  • To support achievement of CNS objectives across CDR pathways through support for integrated pilot-scale testing of advanced CDR technologies in
    relevant environments.
  • Applications are solicited in the following subtopics:
    1. AOI-1. Small Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage (BiCRS) Pilots
    2. AOI-2. Small Mineralization Pilots
    3. AOI-3. Multi-Pathways CDR Testbed Facilities
    4. AOI-4 is anticipated to be issued under future amendments to the FOA
  • $100M in total funding
  • Approximately 20 awards
  • Carbon dioxide removal

  • CDR

  • Biomass carbon removal and storage

  • BiCRS

  • Enhanced mineralization

  • Ocean-based CDR
  • DAC
  • Carbon Negative Shot
  • CNS
  • Testbed facilities
2/8/2024DOE Regional Resource Hubs for Purpose-Grown Energy CropsConcept paper submission deadline March 14, 2024

Full application submission deadline June 13, 2024
  • To fund RD&D focused on demonstrating purpose-grown energy crop systems, including algae, at pre-commercial scales.
    1. For purpose of this FOA, “purpose-grown energy crops” are defined as crops grown solely for renewable bioenergy production.
  • The FOA contains only one Topic Area – Topic Area 1: Purpose-Grown Energy Crops – with the objective to fund projects that will enable the mobilization of low carbon intensity, purpose-grown energy crops across varied agronomic and geographic landscapes through the generation of data and research findings.
  • Subtopic Areas include:
    1. Subtopic Area 1a: Algae
    2. Subtopic Area 1b: Herbaceous Energy Crops
    3. Subtopic Area 1c: Intermediate Energy Crops
    4. Subtopic Area 1d: Short-Rotation Woody Crops

  • $27M-$29M in total funding
  • Approximately 2-5 awards
  • Renewable Carbon Resources (RCR)
  • Conversion-ready feedstocks
  • Biofuels
  • Bioproducts
  • Purpose-grown energy crops
  • Algae
  • Herbaceous Energy Crops
  • Intermediate Energy Crops
  • Short-Rotation Woody Crops
1/31/2024DOE ARPA-E Catalyzing Innovative Research for Circular Use of Long-Lived Advanced Rechargeables (CIRCULAR)Concept paper submission deadline March 19, 2024

Full application submission deadline TBD
  • To successfully translate the above definition
    of a circular economy to the domestic EV battery supply chain by supporting the development
    of innovative solutions that can overcome both the technological and economic barriers to
    broad commercial adoption.
  • To
    catalyze the creation of a circular EV battery supply chain in North America.
  • Support the development and deployment of foundational technologies capable of maintaining
    materials and products in circulation at their highest level of performance and safety for as long
    as possible.
  • The program is intentionally structured into four technology development categories
    designed to converge towards the creation of a domestic circular supply chain for EV batteries:
    1. Category A seeks innovations in battery cell materials,
      designs, regeneration methods, and corresponding manufacturing techniques to prolong
      battery service life including
    2. Category B seeks innovations in battery pack designs, materials, and reversible manufacturing
      methods as well as fast and safe disassembly techniques to recover manufacturing value of cells and pack components
    3. Category C seeks innovations in cell-level sensing, data analytics, and battery intelligence
      systems for circularity and safety
    4. Category D seeks to develop analytical tools capable of quantifying the impact of the program’s
      advancements to both justify the adoption of these technologies and inform new business
      models and opportunities. ARPA-E anticipates supporting one or two teams in this category to
      develop the technoeconomic, lifecycle, and circularity analysis tools and metrics.
  • $30M in total funding
  • Approximately 10-15 awards
  • EV battery
  • Supply chain
  • Circular EV battery supply chain
  • Battery cell materials
  • Battery cell manufacturing
  • Cell-level sensing
  • Battery intelligence systems
  • Technoeconomic, lifecycle, and circularity analysis tools
1/30/2024DOE Combined Wellbore Construction High Temperature Tools and Reservoir Thermal Energy Storage (RTES)Letter of intent deadline March 1, 2024

Full application submission deadline April 1, 2024
  • This funding opportunity comprises two topic areas with separate objectives and technical focus:
    1. Topic Area 1 - High Temperature Tools for Well Integrity Evaluation
      1. Seeks to address the availability of downhole cement and casing evaluation tools for use in high
        temperature and hostile geothermal wellbores.
      2. Seeks applications to address wellbore tools and technology to supplement and advance beyond currently available off-the-shelf (OTS) solutions provided by the oil and gas industry for cement and casing evaluation.
    2. Topic Area 2 - Utilization of Reservoir Thermal Energy Storage Technology and
      Low-Temperature Geothermal Resources as part of an Industrial Process
      1. To demonstrate low-temperature
        (<130◦ C) reservoir thermal energy storage (RTES) technology utilization as part of an industrial process.
  • $31M in total funding
  • Approximately 2-11 awards
  • Reservoir thermal energy storage (RTES) technology
  • High-temperature tools
  • Low-temperature geothermal resources
  • Well integrity evaluation
  • Downhole cement and casing evaluation tools
  • Geothermal wellbores
  • Off-the-shelf (OTS) solutions
  • Oil and gas industries
  • Industrial processes
1/29/2024DOE Platform Technologies for Transformative Battery ManufacturingConcept paper submission deadline March 4, 2024

Full application submission deadline May 7, 2024
  • Seeks applications to address advanced platform manufacturing
    technologies that enable improved performance, manufacturability, scalability,
    reproducibility, and circularity of batteries.
  • Aims to support the development of manufacturing
    platform technologies that can be utilized to scale up domestic battery manufacturing and accelerate the commercialization of transformative new
    technologies.
  • DOE's Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO) intends to fund high impact manufacturing R&D projects through this FOA, including through topics:
    1. Topic Area 1: Platforms for Next Generation Battery Manufacturing
      1. Subtopic 1.1: Processes and Machines for Sodium-Ion Batteries
      2. Subtopic 1.2: Processes and Design for Manufacturability of Flow Batteries
      3. Subtopic 1.3: Scalable Manufacturing of Nanolayered Films for Energy Storage
    2. Topic Area 2: Smart Manufacturing Platforms for Battery
      Production
  • $15.7M in total funding
  • Approximately 5-13 awards
  • Advanced platform battery manufacturing
  • Domestic battery manufacturing
  • Sodium-ion batteries
  • Flow batteries
  • Nanolayered films
1/25/2024DOE FY24 Energy- and Emissions-Intensive IndustriesConcept paper submission deadline March 19, 2024

Full application submission deadline June 11, 2024
  • The FOA focuses on applied R&D and pilot demonstrations for the highest GHG-emitting subsectors, specifically chemicals and fuels; iron and steel; food and
    beverage; cement and concrete, asphalt pavements, and glass; and forest
    products.
  • The FOA will fund
    research, development, and prototype or pilot-scale technology validation and
    demonstration activities that will accelerate the development and adoption of
    sustainable technologies that increase efficiency and eliminate industrial GHG
    emissions for the most energy- and emissions- intensive industrial subsectors.
  • Topic Areas and Areas of Interest include:
    1. Topic Area 1: Decarbonizing Chemicals & Fuels
      1. Area of Interest 1 – Advanced Process Technologies to Convert Sustainable
        Feedstocks to Hydrocarbon Chemicals & Fuels
      2. Area of Interest 2 – Advanced Processes for Production of Non-hydrocarbon
        Products
      3. Area of Interest 3 – Chemicals Value Chain Decarbonization
    2. Topic Area 2: Decarbonizing Iron and Steel
      1. Area of Interest 1—Alternative Iron Making
      2. Area of Interest 2 – Ore improvement
      3. Area of Interest 3—Improving steel recyclability through reducing tramp metal
        contaminants
      4. Area of Interest 4—Low-carbon steelmaking
    3. Topic Area 3: Decarbonizing Food and Beverage Products
      1. Area of Interest 1 – Innovations in Food Packaging
      2. Area of Interest 2 – Innovations in Commercial Food Service
      3. Area of Interest 3 – Decarbonization of Alternative Protein Production
      4. Area of Interest 4 – Energy Input Redistribution in Food and Beverage Processing
      5. Area of Interest 5 – Reduction of Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions during
        Post-Harvesting Activities
    4. Topic Area 4: Decarbonizing Building and Infrastructure Materials –
      Cement and Concrete, Asphalt, and Glass
      1. Area of Interest 1 – Novel cement formulations in combination with alternative
        Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCMs)
      2. Area of Interest 2 – Novel Lime/Portland Cement Production Processes
      3. Area of interest 3 – Low-Carbon Asphalt pavement
      4. Areas of Interest 4 – Glass Decarbonization
    5. Topic Area 5: Decarbonizing Forest Products
      1. Area of Interest 1 – Novel Dewatering and Drying Technologies
      2. Area of Interest 2 – Innovative Fiber Preparation, Pulping, and Chemical Recovery
        Processes
    6. Topic Area 6: Innovative Industrial Pre-FEED Studies
      1. Area of Interest 1 – Integration of Clean Hydrogen in the Industrial Sector
      2. Area of Interest 2 – Carbon Capture for the Industrial Sector
      3. Area of Interest 3 – Integrated Process Pre-FEED
  • $83.1M in total funding
  • Approximately 25-49 awards
  • Industrial sectors
  • Chemicals and fuels
  • Iron and steel
  • Food and beverage products
  • Cement and concrete
  • Asphalt pavements
  • Glass
  • Forest products
  • Industrial pre-FEED studies
  • Hydrocarbon chemicals and fuels
  • Ethanol, methanol
  • Industrial waste products, biomass, recovered plastics, renewable natural gas
  • Non-hydrocarbon chemical products
  • Inorganic chemicals, industrial gases, nitrogenous and phosphatic fertilizers
  • Chemicals value chain
  • Thermplastic products
  • Hydrogen, plasma hydrogen, electrolysis, sodium, green ammonia
  • Direct reduced iron
  • Steel recyclability
  • Reactive gas evaporation, mechanical separation, preferential melting, solvent extraction, matte extraction, electrolytic extraction, leaching, density separations, embrittlement
  • Energy- and emissions-intensive cooking equipment
  • Alternative protein production
  • Energy input redistribution
  • Post-harvesting activities
  • Novel cement formulations
  • Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCMs)
  • Novel lime and portland cement production
  • Asphalt pavement
  • Novel dewatering and drying technologies
  • Energy capture
  • Novel sensing technologies
  • Innovative fiber preparation, pulping, and chemical recovery processes
  • Clean hydrogen
  • Ammonia, methanol, iron reduction, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)
  • Carbon capture
  • Pre-FEED studies

1/22/2024DOE Energy Frontier Research CentersPre-application submission deadline February 28, 2024

Application submission deadline May 8, 2024
  • Solicits new and renewal applications for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) that will perform fundamental discovery science while also addressing the Priority Research Directions (PRDs) and Priority Research Opportunities (PROs).
  • Solicits renewal applications for EFRCs that will perform basic science to address the
    PRDs/PROs identified in one or more of the following reports:
    1. Basic Research Needs for Transformative Manufacturing
    2. Roundtable on Opportunities for Basic Research for Next-Generation Quantum Systems
    3. Basic Research Needs for Environmental Management
  • This FOA solicits new applications for EFRCs that will perform basic science to address the
    following two topics:
    1. Co-design of materials and processes to revolutionize microelectronics and/or QIS
      fabrication
    2. Environmental Management
  • $100M in total funding
  • Approximately 25-50 awards
  • Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs)
  • Priority Research Directions (PRDs)
  • Priority Research Opportunities (PROs)
  • Transformative manufacturing
  • Next-generation quantum systems
  • Microelectronics
  • QIS
    fabrication
1/18/2024 DOE BIL Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) FY 2024 Phase I Release 2Letter of intent submission deadline February 2, 2024

Application submission deadline March 12, 2024
  • The objectives of the SBIR/STTR programs include increasing private sector commercialization
    of technology developed through DOE-supported research and development (R&D), stimulating
    technological innovation in the private sector, encouraging participation by women-owned and
    minority-owned small businesses, and improving the return on investment from Federally funded
    research for economic and social benefits to the nation.
  • DOE will support high-quality research
    or R&D on innovative concepts concerning important mission-related scientific or engineering
    problems and opportunities that have high potential for commercialization.
  • Topics include:
    1. Energy Systems Cybersecurity
    2. Quantum Sensors for Underground Nuclear Explosion Monitoring
    3. Radiation Resistant Plastic Encapsulated Microcircuits
    4. Artificial Intelligence
    5. Autonomous Radiation Sensing and Mapping
    6. High-Energy X-Ray Sources for Field Radiography
    7. Alternative Radiological Source Technologies
    8. Technology for Future Remote Detection Sensing
    9. Advanced Grid Technologies
    10. Advanced Battery Management and Sensors for Grid-Tied Energy Storage
    11. Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies
    12. Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office
    13. Bioenergy Technologies
    14. Building Technologies
    15. Geothermal
    16. Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
    17. Solar Energy Technologies
    18. Water Power Technologies
    19. Offshore Wind Environmental Monitoring Technology Development
    20. Energy Storage for Wind
    21. Vehicle Technologies Office
    22. Carbon Capture, Conversion, and Storage
    23. Carbon Dioxide Removal
    24. Hydrogen Technologies
    25. Critical Minerals and Materials Applications
    26. Carbon Ore Processing
    27. Advanced Remediation Technologies
    28. Advanced Technologies for Nuclear Energy
    29. Advanced Technologies for Nuclear Waste
  • $65M in total funding
  • Approximately 260 awards
  • Energy systems cybersecurity
  • Advanced grid technologies
  • Advanced battery management and sensors
  • Grid-tied energy storage
  • Advanced materials and manufacturing technologies
  • Industrial efficiency and decarbonization
  • Bioenergy technologies
  • Building technologies
  • Geothermal
  • Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies
  • Solar energy technologies
  • Water power technologies
  • Offshore wind environmental monitoring technology development
  • Wind energy storage
  • Carbon capture, conversion, and storage
  • Carbon dioxide removal (CDR)
  • Hydrogen technologies
  • Critical minerals and materials applications
  • Carbon ore processing
  • Advanced technologies for nuclear energy
  • Advanced technologies for nuclear waste
1/18/2024DOE Small Innovative Projects in Solar: Concentrating Solar Power and Photovoltaics (SIPS: CSP & PV) – AnnualFull application submission deadline March 6, 2024
  • To support the Solar Energy Technology Office's (SETO) research goals for concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) and
    photovoltaic (PV) technologies, while advancing and accelerating market
    adoption of solar technologies.
  • Small Innovative Projects in Solar (SIPS) for CSP and PV is an agile funding vehicle for SETO investments with two major aims: to investigate high-risk ideas that address a major technology barrier or open the possibility of a novel concept, and to attract new entrants into the applied solar R&D community.
  • Projects will focus on innovative and novel ideas that are appropriate for 12-18 months of research to
    determine feasibility.
  • Topic areas and areas of interest include:
    1. Topic Area 1: SIPS: CSP
      1. Heliostat technology development
      2. Particle transport technology development
      3. Distributed scale SIPH
      4. Hybrid CSP energy systems
      5. CSGP control system innovation
      6. Technology and analysis impacting CSP soft costs
    2. Topic Areas 2: SIPS: PV
      1. Mitigating performance losses in silicon and cadmium telluride (CdTe) PV modules
      2. Photovoltaics and storage
      3. Utility-scale PV installation, commissioning, and design for resilience
      4. Advanced stable perovskite cell architectures and interfaces, module
        integration, and quality control
      5. Manufacturing equipment feasibility
  • $6.5M in total funding
  • Approximately 14-24 awards
  • Concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP)
  • Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Thermal energy storage (TES)
  • Solar energy
  • Heliostat technology
  • Particle transport technology development
  • Distributed scale SIPH
  • Hybrid CSP energy systems
  • CSGP control system innovation
  • Technology and analysis impacting CSP soft costs
  • Silicon and cadmium telluride (CdTe)
1/18/2024DOE Distribution Communication and Control Technologies Research, Development, and DemonstrationFull application submission deadline March 18, 2024
  • To solicit applications to evaluate innovative
    distribution system communications and control technologies for a secure smart
    grid.
  • Seeks research, development, and demonstration activities that will yield new communications and control technologies to enhance the security of the
    electric distribution system, particularly with respect to the grid’s capability to
    prevent, detect, and respond to inadvertent and/or malicious disruptions to critical information flows.
  • $4.8M in total funding
  • Approximately 2 awards
  • Electric grid
  • Distributed energy resources (DERs)
  • Grid communications infrastructure
  • Advanced distribution management systems (ADMS)
  • Bulk power system
  • Electric distribution system
1/16/2024DOE Marine Energy Foundation R&DConcept paper submission deadline February 20, 2024

Full application submissions deadline April 22, 2024
  • Seeks to address challenges faced by marine renewable energy industries and spur innovation and development through foundational research at domestic institutions of higher education.
  • To provide funding for foundational R&D activities to advance marine energy and offshore wind technologies, enabling broader utilization of ocean renewable energy sources through the following topic areas:
    1. Topic Area 1: Publicly Available Marine Energy Data Analysis & Test
      Platform(s) to Produce Publicly Available Data
      1. Subtopic 1a: LCOE Reduction Pathway Analysis
      2. Subtopic 1b: Leveraging Existing Marine Energy Test Platform(s) to Produce
        Publicly Available Data
      3. Subtopic 1c: Design and Fabricate Wave Energy Test Platform(s) to Produce
        Publicly Available Data
    2. Topic Area 2: Sustainable & Scalable Offshore Wind, Marine Energy,
      and Aquaculture
      1. Subtopic 2a: Feasibility of Floating Offshore Wind Energy and Aquaculture
        Co-Location
      2. Subtopic 2b: Integration and Co-location of Marine Energy and Aquaculture
    3. Topic Area 3: Undergraduate Senior Design and/or Research Project
    4. Topic Area 4: Open Topic Area
  • $14.5M in total funding
  • Approximately 33 awards
  • Marine renewable energy industries
  • Marine energy
  • Offshore wind technologies
  • Ocean renewable energy sources
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Research, development, and demonstration (RD&D)
1/4/2024DOE All Hazards Energy ResilienceApplication submission deadline March 4, 2024
  • To advance tools and technologies specifically designed to reduce risks to energy delivery infrastructure from all hazards including cybersecurity, physical security, and climate effects.
  • This effort will lead to next generation tools and technologies not available today that will become widely adopted throughout the energy sector to reduce an incident disruption to energy delivery.
  • To support and ensure a more secure, resilient, and reliable energy delivery system through targeted improvements to one or more of the following energy sector processes:
    1. Electricity generation, transmission, or distribution (including renewables,
      energy management systems, and electric vehicles, etc.)
    2. Oil and natural gas production, refining, storage, or distribution
  • Topic areas include:
    1. Operate Through Compromise
    2. Adaptable Zero-Trust Architecture
    3. RD&D of Risk Management Tools and Technologies for Natural Hazards
    4. RD&D of Tools and Technologies for Energy Infrastructure Resilience to Wildfires
    5. Physical Security Improvements for Utility Power Substations
    6. University-Based RD&D: Scalable Cyber-Physical Platform
  • $70M in total funding
  • Approximately 19-27 awards
  • Energy delivery infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity
  • Physical security
  • Climate effects
  • Energy sector
  • Electricity generation, transmission, and distribution
  • Oil and natural gas production, refining, storage, and distribution
12/18/2023 DOE Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) FY23 Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second Life ApplicationsConcept paper submission deadline February 7, 2024

Full application submission deadline April 19, 2024
  • To reduce the costs associated with transportation, dismantling, and
    preprocessing of end-of-life electric drive vehicle batteries for recycling, as well
    as recycling of plastic and polymer electric drive vehicle battery accessory
    components through research, development, and demonstration.
  • Supports the third objective of BIL's section 40208 for electric drive vehicle battery recycling and second life applications program: improve the economics of battery recycling to enable an industrial ecosystem in which entities can be economically profitable.
  • There are two topic areas:
    1. Improving the economics of transportation, dismantling, and
      preprocessing of electric drive vehicle batteries
    2. Recycling of electric drive vehicle battery accessory components
  • $37M in total funding
  • Approximately 5-11 awards
  • Electric drive vehicle batteries
  • Battery recycling
  • End-of-life batteries
  • Plastic electric drive vehicle battery
  • Polymer electric drive vehicle battery
  • Transportation, dismantling, preprocessing
12/18/2023DOE Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) (Section 50131) Assistance for the Adoption of the Latest and Zero Building Energy CodesConcept paper submission deadline February 9, 2024

Full application submission deadline April 30, 2024
  • Assists eligible entities in further decarbonizing their buildings through the adoption of the latest national model building energy codes, zero energy codes, other codes that deliver equivalent or greater energy savings, including innovative approaches to
    decarbonize existing buildings through certain measurable and enforceable requirements.
  • Topic areas include:
    1. Adoption and Implementation of Qualifying Building Energy Codes by
      Certain Units of Local Government
    2. Adoption and Implementation of the Latest Model Energy Codes or Zero
      Energy Codes with Combinations of Strengthening and Weakening Amendments by
      States and Certain Units of Local Governments
    3. Adoption and Implementation of Innovative Building Energy Code
      Approaches by States and Certain Units of Local Government
  • $530M in total funding
  • Approximately 40-200 awards
  • Building decarbonization
  • Energy codes
  • Energy savings
  • Zero energy codes
12/15/2023DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office FOA to Advance the National Clean Hydrogen StrategyConcept paper submission deadline January 26, 2024

Full application submission deadline March 22, 2024
  • To target the Research, Development, Demonstration & Deployment (RDD&D) topics critical to enabling increased adoption of clean hydrogen across sectors, particularly in heavy-duty (HD) vehicles and other heavy-duty transportation applications, which supports the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization, including the buildout of fueling corridors.
  • Topic areas include:
    1. Topic 1: Components for Hydrogen Fueling of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles
    2. Topic 2: Standardized Hydrogen Refueling Station of the Future
    3. Topic 3: Enabling Permitting and Safety for Hydrogen Deployment
    4. Topic 4: Equitable Hydrogen Technology Community Engagement
  • $59M in total funding
  • Approximately 17-32 awards
  • Clean hydrogen
  • Medium-duty vehicle
  • Heavy-duty vehicle
  • Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization
  • Fueling corridors
  • Hydrogen refueling stations
  • Permitting
12/14/2023Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies 4 (SEEDS 4)Concept paper submission deadline January 30, 2024

Full application submission deadline March 15, 2024
  • To invest in innovative social science research that generates actionable insights to improve large-scale solar (LSS) siting processes and outcomes for host communities—particularly those that are disadvantaged—and the solar industry.
  • Areas of interest include:
    1. Community Acceptance and Opposition
    2. Permitting and Land Use Planning Processes and Outcomes
    3. Community Impact Evaluation
  • $7M in total funding
  • Approximately 4-6 awards
  • Solar energy
  • Large-scale solar (LSS)
  • Permitting and land use
  • Community impact evaluation
12/13/2023DOE Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Storage, Validation and Testing (Section 40305): Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE): Phases II, III, III.3, and IVApplication submission deadline February 20, 2024
  • To accelerate the development of new or expanded commercial-scale geologic carbon storage projects and associated CO2 transport infrastructure, through a focus on detailed site characterization, permitting, and construction stages of project development.
  • Priority will be given to projects with substantial CO2 storage capacity and projects that will store CO2 from multiple carbon capture facilities.
  • Areas of Interests include:
    1. CarbonSAFE Phase III: Site Characterization and Permitting
    2. CarbonSAFE Phase III.5: NEPA, FEED Studies, and Storage Field Development Plan Only
    3. CarbonSAFE Phase IV: Construction
    4. CarbonSAFE Phase II: Storage Complex Feasibility
  • $2.25B in total funding
  • Approximately 70 awards
  • Commercial-scale geologic carbon storage projects
  • CO2 transport infrastructure
  • Site characterization, permitting, and construction
  • CO2 storage
  • Carbon capture
  • NEPA studies
  • FEED studies
12/12/2023DOE Grid-free Renewable Energy Enabling New Ways to Economical Liquid and Long-term Storage (GREENWELLS)Concept paper submission deadline January 25, 2024

Full application submission deadline to be determined
  • The GREENWELLS program is targeted at producing sustainable carbon-containing liquids from renewable energy and carbon dioxide by developing dynamically operable reactor systems that can take advantage of cheap, intermittent energy sources such as wind and solar.
  • The primary objective of the GREENWELLS program is the development of chemical reactors
    and supporting units that economically store at least 50% of incoming intermittent electrical energy in carbon-containing liquids.
  • Targeted outcomes include providing low-cost carbon-containing liquids that:
    1. Enable the transportation and storage of renewable energy
    2. Are suitable as-is or with
      upgrading for use in the difficult-to-decarbonize sectors
    3. speed the development of
      new renewable energy projects by alleviating requirements for connection to an electric grid
  • $38M in total funding
  • Approximately 12-15 awards
  • Carbon-containing liquids
  • Renewable energy
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Chemical reactors
  • Thermal, electrochemical, plasmonic, photonic, biological
  • ARPA-E
12/12/2023DOE Grid-Enhancing Data Analytics Demonstrations for Operations, Monitoring and ControlConcept paper submission deadline January 23, 2024

Full application submission deadline April 4, 2024
  • To solicit applications to enhance grid
    reliability and resilience with demonstrations of sensors and advanced analytics to develop the grid of the future.
  • Aims to build on current best practices, standards, and frameworks to
    advance the state of the art in utility data analytics.
  • Technologies developed through this FOA should leverage information in the potential for rapid deployment and widescale deployment of these new technologies into the power sector.
  • Areas of interest include:
    1. Demonstration of applications utilizing existing AMI data
    2. Demonstration utilizing high fidelity synchronized measurement for grid
      stability monitoring and control
    3. Demonstration of applications utilizing mixes of different sensors for
      improving grid resilience, security, and safety leveraging commercial off-the-shelf sensors
  • $7M in total funding
  • Approximately 4-7 awards
  • Grid reliability
  • Electric Grid
  • Advanced analytics
  • Utility data analytics
  • Power sector
  • Grid resilience
12/7/2023DOE Bioimaging Research Approaches for the Bioeconomy & the EnvironmentPre-Application submission deadline January 9, 2024

Application submission deadline March 5, 2024
  • To advance
    fundamental research or use-inspired technologies of new bioimaging or sensing approaches, including spatial and temporal resolution, measurement speed, long-term sample stability, selectivity, sensitivity, or chemical specificity of bioimaging technologies.
  • Proposed research should demonstrate a comparative advantage over state-of-the-art
    techniques or identify biological characteristics that cannot currently be measured.
  • Subtopics include:
    1. Novel research concepts proceeding through technical validation
      that are not required to evaluate new biological hypotheses.
    2. Innovative experimental prototype
      research proceeding through hypothesis-driven biological experimentation
  • $15M in total funding
  • Approximately 6-8 awards
  • Bioiomaging
  • Bioeconomy
  • Sensing
  • Technologies
  • Biological
12/1/2023DOE Regional Initiative for Technical Assistance Partnerships (RITAP)Application submission deadline January 30, 2024
  • The RITAP to Advance Deployment of Basin-Scale Carbon Transport and Storage and Community Engagement will establish partnerships comprised of stakeholders with extensive technical, managerial, regulatory and business expertise specific to carbon transport and storage in order to focus on the unique challenges and opportunities of multiple storage-based carbon management projects within a single geologic basin or sub-basin.
  • Results of the partnerships will provide:
    1. Valuable public information resources for project developers.
    2. Accelerate the socially equitable and environmentally responsible deployment of storage-based carbon management projects.
  • $50M in total funding
  • Approximately 4-10 awards
  • RITAP
  • Basin carbon transport
  • Basin carbon storage
  • Geologic basin
  • Sub-basin
  • Storage-based carbon management projects
  • Carbon management
11/22/2023 DOE Critical Minerals AcceleratorConcept paper submission deadline January 5, 2024

Full application submission deadline March 22, 2024
  • Aims to validate and prototype technologies and processes that address critical materials challenges by developing alternatives, diversifying and expanding supply, increasing manufacturing and material efficiency, and establishing a circular economy.
  • Solicits proposals that advance innovation to realize DOE’s critical minerals and materials vision of a reliable, resilient, affordable, diverse, sustainable, and secure domestic supply chains for the clean energy economy.
  • Projects funded under this FOA will de-risk innovation and mature technology development in partnership with industry to reduce demand through alternative materials or technologies, extend the lifetime of critical materials, and advance secure and sustainable critical materials manufacturing technologies.
  • Topics include:
    1. Topic 1 – Use of Magnets with Reduced Critical Materials Content
    2. Topic 2 – Improved Unit Operations of Processing and Manufacturing of Critical Materials
    3. Topic 3 – Critical Material Recovery from Scrap and Post-Consumer Products
    4. Topic 4 – Reduced Critical Material Demand for Clean Energy Technologies
  • $10M in total funding
  • Approximately 10-20 awards

  • Critical minerals
  • Materials supply chain
  • Alternative materials
  • Critical materials manufacturing technologies
  • Magnets
  • Critical material recovery
  • Scrap and post-consumer products
11/17/2023DOE Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) Fiscal Year 2024 Cross-Sector Technologies FOAConcept paper submissions deadline December 18, 2023

Full application submission deadline March 20, 2024
  • Advance transformational cross-sector technologies and innovations needed to reduce industrial energy use and GHG emissions through high-impact applied research, development, and pilot-scale technology validation and demonstration projects.

  • The RD&D activities to be funded under this FOA will advance the strategies identified in DOE’s Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap and will support the goals of the Industrial Heat Shot.
  • Topic areas included are:
    1. Electrification of Industrial Heat
    2. Efficient Energy Use in Industrial Systems
    3. Decarbonizing Organic Wastewater and Wet Waste Treatment

  • $38M in total funding
  • Approximately 11-20 awards
  • Industrial energy
  • Industrial heat
  • Industrial Heat Shot
  • Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap

  • Electrification of industrial heat
  • Energy Use
  • Organic wastewater
  • Wet waste treatment
11/16/2023DOE Strategies to Increase Hydropower Flexibility Concept paper submission deadline January 18, 2024

Full application submission deadline April 11, 2024
  • Supports three complementary strategies for increasing the flexibility of hydropower: demonstrating hydropower hybrids, supporting innovative advanced hydropower equipment, and developing new operational strategies.
  • $9.5M in total funding
  • Approximately 4-7 awards
  • Hydropower
  • Pumped storage hydropower (PSH)
  • Plant demonstrations
  • Operational flexibility

  • HydroWIRES
11/13/2023 DOE Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Concept paper submission deadline for Topic Areas 1, 2, 3: January 12, 2024

Full application submission deadline for Topic Areas 1 & 2: April 17, 2024

Full application submission deadline for Topic Area 3: May 22, 2024
  • The GRIP program will:
    1. Transform the U.S. electric grid at the transmission and distribution levels by increasing resilience in the face of extreme disruptions, enabling data-rich and flexible grid performance, and spurring innovation at all stages of project ideation and execution
    2. Prioritize energy justice as an essential component of infrastructure development by dramatically altering the relationship between energy providers and their communities.
    3. Catalyze and leverage private sector and non-federal public capital for impactful technology and infrastructure deployment
  • Topic areas include:
    1. Topic Area 1: Grid Resilience Grants (40101(c))
    2. Topic Area 2: Smart Grid Grants (40107)
    3. Topic Area 3: Grid Innovation Program (40103(b))
  • $3.9B in total funding
  • Approximately 39-100 awards
  • Electric grid
  • Energy providers
  • Electric utilities
  • Grid resilience
  • Smart grid
  • Grid innovation
  • Electricity

11/9/2023 DOE Inspiring Generations of New Innovators to Impact Technologies in Energy 2024 (IGNITE 2024)Concept paper submission deadline January 5, 2024
  • To support and accelerate the transformative technical progress led by early-career scientists and engineers, empowering early-career scientists and engineers in becoming independent researchers and in
    unleashing their creativity to develop disruptive energy technologies.
  • A second objective is to encourage these early-career innovators to focus their careers on tackling the substantial and urgent energy-related problems society currently faces.
  • Areas of interest include:
    1. Grid
    2. Transportation
    3. Buildings & Construction
    4. Electricity Generation and Storage
    5. Carbon Capture, Sequestration, and Utilization
    6. Industrial Efficiency & Decarbonization
    7. Other Energy Technologies

  • $10M in total funding
  • Approximately 20 awards

  • Energy technologies
  • Research
  • Early-career scientist
  • ARPA-E

11/9/2023DOE Spurring Projects to Advance Energy Research and Knowledge Swiftly (SPARKS)Open continuously
  • To identify disruptive concepts in energy-related technologies that challenge the status quo and represent a leap beyond today’s technology.
  • This FOA
    seeks concepts that, if successful, would represent a fundamentally new paradigm in energy
    technology with the potential to make a significant impact on ARPA-E’s statutory goals.

  • $10M in total funding per year
  • Approximately 20 awards per year

  • Energy-related technologies
  • ARPA-E
11/6/2023 DOE Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2024Concept paper submission deadline December 18, 2023

Full application submission deadline March 5, 2024
  • Supports applied research, development, and demonstration activities in high-priority building
    technologies, including next-generation HVAC, envelope, and lighting retrofits, as well as technologies that enhance the resilience of buildings and allow them to be assets to the electrical grid.
  • Topic areas include:
    1. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning and Water Heating
    2. Innovative, Replicable, and Low-Cost Roof and Attic Retrofits
    3. Building Resilience and Capacity Restraints
    4. Commercial Lighting Retrofit Advancements
  • Up to $30M in funding
  • Approximately 12-26 awards
  • Building energy efficiency

  • Energy efficiency
  • Building technologies

10/11/2023 DOE Distributed Energy Systems DemonstrationsConcept paper submission deadline December 13, 2023

Full application submission deadline April 15, 2024
  • Makes available funds for transformative, at-scale projects within distribution systems that demonstrate approaches to integrate grid-edge renewable and distributed energy systems with broader energy networks.
  • These projects will seek to demonstrate reliable operations and system-wide value in the context of distribution grids with high levels of variable renewable generation and flexible load assets.
  • DOE is seeking to fund a portfolio of projects that demonstrate and validate reliable operations and financial value from a range of grid topologies with diverse energy resources and DES ownership models, demonstrating that aggregated and coordinated DERs can provide reliable, predictable grid services for a wide range of system configurations.
  • $50M in total funding
  • Approximately 2-4 awards

  • Distributed energy systems (DES)
  • Grid-edge renewable
  • Energy networks
  • Distribution grids
  • Renewable generation
  • Distributed energy resource (DER)
9/29/2023DOE Wholesale Electricity Market Studies and Engagements
Full application deadline January 19, 2024
  • To assist applicants that have formed partnerships with or otherwise include States, Regional Transmission Organizations/Independent System Operators (RTOs/ISOs) to perform analytical studies on critical market issues or convene stakeholders to address issues facing developing or existing wholesale markets.
  • Priorities include seams between markets, regional resource adequacy, market design and price formation, regional footprint studies, and integrated regional planning approaches.

  • $9M in total funding
  • Approximately 6-14 awards
  • Wholesale electricity market

  • Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs)

  • Independent System Operators (ISOs)

  • Market seams

  • Regional resource adequacy
  • Market design
  • Price formation
  • Regional footprint studies
  • Integrated regional planning approaches

9/29/2023DOE Installation Noise Reduction and Reliable Moorings for Offshore Wind and Marine Energy
Full application deadline February 29, 2024
  • To improve the reliability of moorings for floating offshore wind energy and marine energy converters and to reduce noise associated with installing fixed-bottom offshore wind energy foundations.
  • Supports accelerated and responsible development of offshore renewable energy by funding research to reduce risk and improve environmental compatibility deployments in U.S. waters.

  • $16.4M in total funding
  • Approximately 9-16 awards
  • Floating offshore wind energy

  • Marine energy converters

  • Moorings

  • Offshore renewable energy

9/28/2023DOE Innovative DEsigns for high-performAnce Low-cost HVDC Converters (IDEAL HVDC)
Full application deadline February 5, 2024
  • To invest in research and development (R&D) to support continued innovation and cost reduction for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) voltage-source converter (VSC) transmission systems.
  • To address the significant cost of HVDC systems for transmission applications as HVDC technology is a key enabler for large scale deployment of offshore wind as well as land-based renewable generation.

  • $10M in total funding
  • Approximately 3-4 awards
  • High-voltage direct current (HVDC)

  • Voltage-source converter (VSC)

  • Transmission

  • Offshore wind

  • Land-based renewables

9/21/2023DOE Solar-Thermal Fuels and Thermal Energy Storage via Concentrated Solar-Thermal Energy
Full application deadline January 12, 2024
  • To fund research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) for two approaches to energy storage in concentrated solar-thermal (CST) systems: thermochemical storage via solar fuel production and local thermal energy storage (TES) for dispatchable energy.

  • $30M in total funding
  • Approximately 8-15 awards
  • Solar-thermal fuels

  • Thermal energy storage

  • Concentrated solar-thermal energy (CST)

  • Thermochemical storage

  • Local thermal energy storage (TES)

9/21/2023DOE Carbon Management Round 4
Full application deadline November 20, 2023
  • To advance technologies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial facilities and power plants and convert those CO2 emissions into valuable products.

  • There are two areas of interest:
    1. Biological Pathways Utilizing Algae to Convert Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide to Products

    2. Decarbonization of Industrial Processes Using Oxygen-Based (Oxy-combustion and Chemical Looping) Approaches

  • $17.5M in total funding
  • Up to 16 anticipated awards
  • Carbon management

  • Carbon dioxide (CO2)

  • Carbon capture

  • Industrial facilities

  • Power plants

  • Oxygen-based approaches

  • Biological pathways

  • Algae

9/21/2023 DOE Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) Round 3
Submission deadline February 9, 2024
  • Competitive funding program for incubator organizations that support energy startups and entrepreneurs that provides capital, mentorship, technology validation, business development, manufacturer connections, and additional resources.
  • $4M in total competitive funding
  • Up to approximately 20 winners for $150K in cash prizes for Phase 1
  • Approximately 1-6 winners of $1M cooperative agreements in Phase 2
  • Energy startup

  • Incubators

  • Energy entrepreneurs

  • Small business
9/15/2023DOE Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – Carbon Capture Technology Program, Front-End Engineering Design for Carbon Dioxide Transport
Application deadline November 16, 2023
  • To support the transport of carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from industrial and power generation facilities, as well as from legacy CO2 emissions captured directly from the atmosphere to locations for permanent geologic storage or conversion to useful products.
  • Supports front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies for regional CO2 transport networks to safely transport captured CO2 from key sources to centralized locations.
  • Projects will focus on carbon transport costs, transport network configurations, and technical and commercial considerations.

  • $27M in total funding
  • Up to 9 anticipated awards
  • Carbon capture

  • Carbon dioxide transport

  • FEED studies

  • Regional CO2 networks

  • Carbon transport systems
  • Industrial emissions
  • Power generation emissions
  • Geologic Storage
  • Conversion

9/13/2023DOE Enabling a Reduced Carbon Footprint for Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2-EOR)/Storage Field Tests in Unconventional ReservoirsFull application deadline December 13, 2023
  • Invests in research to expand public understanding of:
    1. Overall effectiveness of CO2-EOR in unconventional oil reservoirs
    2. The possibility of combining EOR and associated CO2 storage in horizontal, hydraulically fractured unconventional oil wells
    3. The potential for combining EOR and associated CO2 storage in a manner that results in a reduced carbon footprint oil classification for the incremental oil produced
  • $17.2M in total funding
  • Up to 2 anticipated awards
  • CO2-EOR

  • Enhanced oil recovery

  • Carbon dioxide

  • Unconventional oil wells

  • Unconventional oil reservoirs
  • Carbon dioxide storage

9/12/2023DOE Advancing U.S. Thin-Film Solar PhotovoltaicsFull application deadline December 18, 2023
  • To accelerate the capabilities of two thin-film photovoltaic (PV) technologies: metal-halide perovskite PV and cadmium telluride (CdTe) PV.
  • Will fund innovative industrial research and development (R&D) projects to enable the commercialization and competitiveness of perovskite PV and CdTe PV.
  • $36M in total funding
  • Approximately 2-15 awards
  • Solar

  • Photovoltaic (PV)

  • Thin-film

  • Perovskite PV

  • CdTe PV

9/12/2023DOE Clean Hydrogen Production, Storage, Transport and Utilization to Enable a Net-Zero Carbon Economy
Application deadline November 14, 2023
  • To research technology solutions to make clean hydrogen a more available and affordable fuel for electricity generation, industrial decarbonization, and transportation.
  • Focuses on using hydrogen systems to convert various waste materials—such as biomass, plastics, garbage, and other wastes—into clean energy.
  • $19M in total funding
  • Up to 10 anticipated awards
  • Clean hydrogen

  • Electricity generation

  • Industrial decarbonization

  • Transportation

  • Hydrogen systems

9/7/2023DOE University Turbine Systems Research (UTSR)
Full application deadline December 5, 2023
  • To develop advanced materials and components that can better manage and withstand the heat generated during hydrogen combustion for hydrogen-fueled turbines.
  • There are three primary focus areas:
    1. Research to produce knowledge and data to help improve component designs for gas turbines that use hydrogen-containing fuels
    2. Development of turbine components that can utilize advanced cooling and advanced materials and manufacturing technologies
    3. Development of strategies for minimizing risks associated with material selection, and design improvements for engines operating on hydrogen fuels that increase turbine performance

  • $6.4M in total funding
  • Up to 8 anticipated awards
  • Hydrogen-fueled turbines

  • Hydrogen combustion

  • Materials

  • Components
  • Hydrogen-containing fuels

9/6/2023BIL 41003c Critical Material Innovation, Efficiency, and AlternativesApplication deadline November 10, 2023
  • Develops domestic supply chains for critical minerals and materials (CMM) by creating paths and strategies to commercialize processes that utilize domestic resources. These activities can include extraction, separation, processing, refining, alloying, or recycling technologies but should focus on decreasing environmental emissions, reducing resource usage or intensity, and/or optimizing cost.

  • Includes five areas of interest, including CMM supply chain, value added products, next generation technologies, alternative materials, and alternative products.
  • $150M in funding
  • Approximately 30 awards
  • Critical materials

  • CMM

  • Domestic resources

  • Extraction

  • Separation

  • Processing

  • Refining

  • Alloying

  • Recycling
9/6/2023DOE Innovative Technologies to Eliminate Flaring from Oil and Natural Gas ProductionApplication deadline November 27, 2023
  • Solicits cost-shared research proposals for pilot-scale field deployment and validation of efficient, cost-effective solutions ready for pre-commercialization that can eliminate flaring and non-safety related venting of natural gas at the well site.

  • Accelerates development of technologies that improve efficiency of upstream natural gas and oil processing and separation operations using novel approaches that would support the evolving regulatory landscape to drastically reduce or eliminate the use of flares at the wellhead through gas processing and/or conversion to other sustainable chemicals and low-carbon marketable products.

  • Up to $30M in funding
  • Up to 3 anticipated awards
  • Flare

  • Venting

  • Natural gas

  • Upstream

  • Oil

  • Processing

  • Separation

  • Wellhead

  • Sustainable chemical

  • Low-carbon marketable products

  • Methane
8/31/2023DOE Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – Domestic Manufacturing Conversion GrantsConcept paper deadline October 2, 2023

Full application deadline December 7, 2023
  • To spur the conversion of long-standing facilities to manufacture electric vehicles and components.

  • Supported by the IRA,

  • Provides cost-shared grants for domestic production of efficient hybrid, plug-in electric hybrid, plug-in electric drive, and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.

  • Expands manufacturing of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty electrified vehicles and components

  • Supports commercial facilities including those for vehicle assembly, component assembly, and related vehicle part manufacturing.

  • $2B in total funding
  • Approximately 9-15 awards
  • Electric vehicles

  • Hybrid

  • Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles

  • Light duty

  • Medium duty

  • Heavy duty

8/31/2023DOE Community Energy Innovation PrizeCollegiate Track: November 3, 2023

Clean Energy Ecosystem Track: February 2, 2024

Manufacturing Ecosystem Track: February 2, 2024
  • Awards cash prizes and mentorship opportunities to organizations supporting innovation, entrepreneurship, capacity building, and economic development in communities historically underrepresented in climate and energy technology funding.

  • Eligible competitors will develop and carry out activities related to clean energy that promote business and technology incubation and acceleration along with other community-based capacity building, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

$7.5M in funding
  • Clean energy

  • Manufacturing
8/31/2023DOE Bipartisan Infrastructure Law 40207(b) Battery Materials Processing and 40207(c) Battery Manufacturing Grants Round IIConcept paper submission deadline January 9, 2024

Full application submission deadline March 19, 2024
  • To boost the production of advanced batteries and battery materials that are critical to rapidly growing clean energy industries.

  • Includes electric vehicles and energy storage.

  • Part of the IRA

  • Second funding round for battery materials processing and battery manufacturing grants to support the creation of new, retrofitted, and expanded domestic commercial facilities for battery materials, battery components, and cell manufacturing.
  • $3.5B in total funding
  • Approximately 19-42 new awards
  • Batteries

  • Materials

  • Electric vehicles

  • Energy storage

  • Cell manufacturing

  • Components

8/30/2023DOE Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – Mitigating Emissions from Marginal Conventional WellsApplication due September 30, 2023
  • DOE's NETL partnering with EPA.

  • Funds for eligible States to mitigate methane emissions from marginal conventional wells (MCWs)

  • Provides financial assistance to operators/well owners to voluntarily and permanently plug and abandon MCWs (including elements of environmental restoration required to comply with applicable State or Federal plugging and abandonment standards and regulations) on non-Federal lands.

  • Methane emissions monitoring from MCWs.

$350M in formula grant funding
  • Methane

  • Marginal conventional wells
8/29/2023DOE Inflation Reduction Act - Transmission Siting and Economic Development ProgramConcept paper deadline October 31, 2023
  • For timely siting and construction of new or upgraded interstate or offshore electric transmission facilities.

  • Provide economic benefits to impacted communities, supporting efforts to standardize and streamline siting and permitting processes, coordinate across jurisdictions.

  • Enable robust public engagement and provide funds to siting authorities or other types of state, local, or Tribal governmental entities to support a wide range of projects that provide benefits targeted to the needs of impacted communities.
  • $300M in total funding
  • $100M for Siting and Permitting (14-40 anticipated awards)
  • $200M for Economic Development (4-40 anticipated awards)
  • Siting

  • Transmission

  • Electricity
8/21/2023DOE Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – Advanced Processing of Critical Minerals and Materials for Industrial and Manufacturing ApplicationsFull application deadline October 20, 2023
  • To advance the processing of rare earth elements and critical minerals for industrial and manufacturing applications.

  • Two topic areas:
    1. Advanced process development for production of rare earth metals and co-production of critical minerals and materials from coal-based resources

    2. Production of critical minerals and materials excluding rare earth materials from coal-based resources.


  • $30M in funding
  • Approximately 6-7 awards
  • Rare earth elements

  • Critical minerals

  • Industrial

  • Manufacturing

  • Coal

  • Coal-based

 

Other Opportunities Updated on January 31, 2024

PublishedProgram TitleDeadlineSummaryFunding AmountInterest Areas
1/10/2024 NSF Future ManufacturingProposal deadline April 11, 2024
  • To support fundamental research, education, and training of a future workforce to overcome scientific, technological, educational, economic, and social barriers in order to catalyze new manufacturing capabilities that do not exist today.
  • To seek inventive approaches to invigorate the manufacturing ecosystem and seed nascent future industries that can only be imagined today.
  • To support research and education that will enhance U.S. leadership in manufacturing by providing new capabilities for companies and entrepreneurs, by improving our health, quality of life, and national security, by expanding job opportunities to a diverse STEM workforce, and by reducing adverse impacts of manufacturing on the environment.
  • $28M in total funding
  • Approximately 16 awards
  • Manufacturing
  • Industry
  • Cyber manufacturing
  • Eco manufacturing
  • Biomanufacturing
1/9/2024NSF Responsible Design, Development, and Deployment of Technologies (ReDDDoT)Planning Grants, Transitional Research Coordination Networks, Workshops deadline April 8, 2024

Project proposals deadline Aprill 22, 2024
  • To examine and demonstrate the principles, methodologies, implementations, and impacts associated with responsible design, development, and deployment of technologies in practice, focusing especially on the key technologies specified in Section 10387 of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022.
  • To stimulate activity and fill gaps in research, innovation, and capacity building in the responsible design, development,
    and deployment of technologies.
    • $16M in total funding
    • Approximately 28-36 awards
    • CHIPS and Science Act
    • Technology development
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Biotechnology
    • Climate change mitigation
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    1/6/2024NSF ECosystem for Leading Innovation in Plasma Science and Engineering (ECLIPSE)Proposal deadlines vary by topics
    • To identify and capitalize on opportunities for bringing fundamental plasma science investigations to bear on problems of societal and technological need within the scope of science and engineering supported by the participating NSF programs.
    • To foster an inclusive community of scientists and engineers, an ecosystem spanning multiple NSF Directorates, in the pursuit of translational research at the interface of fundamental plasma science and technological innovation.
    N/A
    • Plasma physics
    • Plasma chemistry
    • Materials science
    • Space science
    12/15/2023USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Programs Foundational and Applied Science ProgramLetters of intent and applications deadlines vary by program area
    • The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is the flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences.
    • The goal of this program is to invest in agricultural
      production research, education, and extension projects for more sustainable, productive, and
      economically-viable plant and animal production systems.
    • This year's applications are sought in the following priority areas:
      1. Plant health and production and plant products
      2. Animal health and production and animal products
      3. Food safety, nutrition, and health
      4. Bioenergy, natural resources, and environment
      5. Agriculture economics and rural communities
    • $300M in total funding
    • USDA is not committed to make a specific number of awards
    • Agriculture
    • Plant production
    • Bioenergy
    • Bioeconomy
    • Natural resources
    11/27/2023Re-X Before Recycling PrizePhase 1 submission deadline March 12, 2024
    • To develop innovative ways to extend the lifetimes of products or parts via re-using, repairing, refurbishing, remanufacturing, or repurposing (“Re-X”) before recycling.
    • There are three phases under this competition:
      1. Phase 1: Identify! - Teams will identify a new or expanded Re-X supply chain opportunity including its potential community benefits and create a plan.
      2. Phase 2: Prepare! - Teams will further advance their idea and plan.
      3. Phase 3: Develop! - Only open to selected winners from Phase 2, Phase 3 winners will demonstrate substantial progress towards implementing their innovation in a viable Re-X supply chain that will continue beyond the prize period.
    • $5.6M in total funding
    • Approximately 30 awards
    • Re-X
    • Re-use
    • Repair
    • Remanufacturing
    • Repurposing
    • Circular economy
    11/14/2023DOE FY24 Technology Commercialization Fund Base Annual Appropriations Core Laboratory Infrastructure for Market Readiness Lab CallConcept paper submission deadline January 16, 2024

    Full application submission deadline March 14, 2024
    • Offers an opportunity for private industry to partner with DOE’s National Labs to advance energy-related National Lab-developed technology toward commercialization and to reduce the barriers to commercializing lab-developed energy-related technologies and IP.
    • Intent is to increase the volume and speed to which energy-related lab-developed technologies make it to market from an improved lab commercialization ecosystem.
    • Up to $44.7M in total funding
    • Approximately 25-50 awards
    • Lab call
    • Lab-developed energy-related technologies
    • Lab-developed energy-related IP
    • DOE National Labs
    9/29/2023DOE Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Purchase Pilot PrizePhase 1 submission deadline December 14, 2023
    • To provide impactful CDR concept proposals, develop and refine these plans, and ultimately deliver their specified CDR credits.
    • There are four eligible technology pathways:
      1. Direct Air Capture
      2. Biomass (BiCRS) technologies
      3. Enhanced geological weathering and enhanced mineralization technologies
      4. Planned and managed carbon sinks
    • $35M in total funding
    • Approximately 45 awards
    • Carbon dioxide removal (CDR)
    • Direct air capture (DAC)
    • Biomass (BiCRS) technologies
    • Enhanced geological weathering
    • Enhanced mineralization technology
    • Carbon sinks
    9/14/2023Demand-Side RFP for Independent EntityFull application deadline October 26, 2023
    • Demand-side support program designed to accelerate commercialization and demonstrate the production, processing, delivery, storage, and end-use of clean hydrogen at the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs).
    • Seeks assistance in the de-risking of clean hydrogen through demand certainty or other means.
    • Seeks measures that would accelerate commercialization of clean hydrogen by providing medium-term revenue certainty to projects affiliated with DOE-selected Hubs.

    • Up to $1B in total funding
    • Clean hydrogen

    • Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs

    • H2Hubs
    • Demand-side support
    • Commercial deployment
    • Production
    • Processing
    • Delivery
    • Storage
    • End-use
    8/31/2023DOE Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan ProgramN/A
    • LPO accepting and encouraging eligible applications under the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program for automotive manufacturing conversion projects that retain high-quality jobs in communities that currently host manufacturing facilities.
    • Through ATVM, LPO supports manufacturing facilities for eligible vehicles or qualifying components, including projects to build new facilities; reequip, modernize, or expand existing facilities; and/or for engineering integration performed in the United States related to the manufacturing of eligible vehicles or components.

    $10B in loans
    • Loan

    • Manufacturing facilities

    • Vehicles

    • Automotive
    8/31/2023DOE Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Technology Commercialization Fund Voucher ProgramApplication closes on September 26, 2023
    • DOE’s Voucher Program connects U.S. entrepreneurs, businesses, technology developers, local governments, and other partners with third-party voucher providers to advance demonstration and commercialization of innovative energy technologies.
    • Voucher Opportunity 1: Pre-Demonstration Commercialization Support (OCED/EERE)
    • Voucher Opportunity 2: Performance Validation, Modeling, and Certification Support (OCED/EERE)
    • Voucher Opportunity 3: Clean Energy Demonstration Project Siting/Permitting Support (OCED/EERE)

    • Voucher Opportunity 4: Commercialization Support (EERE)
    • Voucher Opportunity 5: Commercialization Support (FECM)

    • $30M in total voucher funding
    • Awards range from $50K to $250K
    • Demonstration

    • Commercialization

    • Energy technologies