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New Entries and Updates on February 21, 2024

Wind, Solar, Bioenergy, and Innovation

DOE Funding for Heat Pump Manufacturing

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0002987

Deadline for Pre Applications: 3/15/2024

Deadlines for Applications: 4/29/2024

Award: $63,000,000

Description:
Department of Energy (DOE) announced the availability of $63 million to accelerate the growth of domestic manufacturing of residential heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and other heat pump systems and components.

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DOE’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing Program

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003099

Deadlines for Applications: 3/19/024

Award: $300,000,000

Description:
The Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) is issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled Bipartisan Infrastructure Law 40207(b) Battery Materials Processing and 40207(c) Battery Manufacturing Grants Round II. Projects awarded under this FOA will be funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act..

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DOE’s Carbon Negative Shot Pilots

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003082

Deadlines for Applications: 04/16/2024

Award: $100,000,000

Description:
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced up to $100 million to help develop a commercially viable carbon dioxide removal industry in the United States. The funding will support pilot projects and testing facilities to demonstrate and scale carbon dioxide removal technologies that reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution by removing it directly from the atmosphere and then storing the CO2 in geological, biobased, and ocean reservoirs or converting it into value-added products.

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DOE Methane Emissions Reduction Program Oil and Gas Methane Monitoring and Mitigation (IRA)

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003255

Deadlines for Applications: 4/15/2024

Description:
The anticipated technical objectives are 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. These efforts are anticipated 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.

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DOE Flexible and Innovative Transformer Technologies (FITT)

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003071

Deadlines for Applications: 04/12/2024

Award: $2,500,000

Description:
Flexible and Innovative Transformer Technologies (FITT). The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to stimulate innovative designs, prototypes, and field demonstration exercises of 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.

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Environmental System Science (ESS)

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003196

Deadline for Pre Applications: 11/29/2023

Deadlines for Applications: 2/29/2024

Award: $8,000,000

Description:
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for research in Environmental System Science (ESS). The goal of the ESS program in BER is to advance an integrated, robust, and scale-aware predictive understanding of terrestrial systems and their interdependent microbial, biogeochemical, ecological, hydrological, and physical processes.

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Department of Energy: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT)

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003158

Full Proposal Deadline: 3/5/2024

Description:
This funding opportunity will invest up to $30 million across nine topic areas to research, develop, and validate technologies with the potential to significantly advance building decarbonization.

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Faculty Small Grant Program Spring 2024 Cycle

Deadline: 11:59pm (MST) on Tuesday, March 12th, 2024

Link to Apply: https://utah.infoready4.com/#freeformCompetitionDetail/1926775

Summary: The Faculty Small Grant Program (FSGP) provides grants of up to $10,000 over one year to support scholarly publications and creative research. The VPR Office defines scholarly activity as a work of scholarship that is peer reviewed and publicly disseminated. Examples of scholarly activity should demonstrate the discovery and/or integration of new knowledge, technologies, methods, or materials. The VPR defines creative activity as original contributions to an investigator’s field of study that are produced through writing, creating, composing, designing, recording, performing, curating, etc.*
*Listed definitions of scholarly and creative research work are not meant to be comprehensive. Questions about whether your research idea would qualify for the FSGP should be directed to vprgrants@utah.edu.

Sponsoring Office/Unit: Office of the Vice President for Research

Contact Information: please contact vprgrants@utah.edu with any questions.

Notice of Intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Onsite Energy Technical Assistance Partnerships"

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0002944

Deadline: 3/23/2024

Award: $8,000,000

Climate Pollution Reduction Grants Program: Implementation Grants General Competition

Grant ID: EPA-R-OAR-CPRGI-23-07

Deadline: 4/1/2024

Award: Approximately $4.3 Billion funding available

Nuclear Data Interagency Working Group (NDIAWG) Program

Announcement Number: DE-FOA-0003238

Programs: Nuclear Physics

Fiscal Year: 2024

Close Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024

Notes: Submission Deadline for Letters of Intent:  February 5, 2024 at 11:59 PM, Eastern Time

Transmission Siting and Economic Development Program Department of Energy

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003101

Deadline: 4/5/2024

Award: $50,000,000

Department of Commerce −FY 2023 Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program Phase 2

Notice Number:EDA-RECOMPETEPHASE2-2023

Full Proposal Deadline: April 25, 2024

Summary: Through this NOFO, EDA expects to award implementation funds to 4-8 Finalists, which will include selecting approximately 3-8 projects within each. Implementation grants can support a wide range of non-construction and construction activities that aim to increase regional capacity across the following four broad categories: workforce development; business and entrepreneur development; infrastructure; and additional planning, predevelopment, or technical assistance.

American-Made Wind Turbine Materials Recycling Prize - Phase 2

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Deadline: 7/12/2024

Award: $5,100,000

Description:
Wind energy deployment in the United States is projected to see significant growth to meet the nation’s decarbonization goals by 2050. As wind turbine manufacturing accelerates, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proactively considering the life cycle of wind turbines, specifically after they are eventually decommissioned.

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Mining and Minerals

Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) Fiscal Year 2024 Cross-Sector Technologies FOA

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003206

Action: March 20, 2024

Details: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is issued by the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) to 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.


 

Supply Chains

NIOSH Education and Research Centers

Grant ID: RFA-OH-22-001

Action: Application Feb 24, 2025

Award: $1,800,000

Past Opportunities

Critical Minerals Accelerator

Grant ID: DE-FOA- 0003155

Action: 1/5/2024

Award: $10 Million

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DoD Defense University Research Instrumentation Program

Deadline: Full proposals will be accepted until Friday, February 16, 2024

Summary: Funds can be used for the acquisition of major equipment to augment current or develop new research capabilities in support of DoD-relevant research. Proposals may request $50,000 to $3,000,000. DURIP proposals submitted to ONR should facilitate research in an area of interest to ONR, as described in the NOFO Science and Technology section. Potential proposers may contact the appropriate program managers, listed with each area of interest, to explore possible mutual interests before submitting proposals.

Department of Energy −Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) – Notice of Intent: Clean Fuels; Products Shot: Supporting Carbon Utilization Products via Electrochemical Conversion and Refinery Retrofitting

Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0003122

Summary: This Carbon Conversion program aims to develop commercially viable products that are derived from anthropogenic carbon oxides and demonstrate significant net reductions in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions compared to incumbent technologies, processes, and products.

SOLVE IT Prize Seeks Community-Based Competitors

The U.S. Department of Energy’s SOLVE IT Prize competition is now open to competitors interested in neighborhood-, town-, or city-scale clean energy strategic planning.

Accelerating Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems Program

Grant ID: FTA-2023-012-TRI-ADCMS

Action: Application Feb 12, 2024

Award: $5,000,000

Community Energy Innovation Prize

Grant ID:

Deadline: 2/2/2024

Award:

Description:
Ready to bring equitable clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives to your community? Join the $7.49 million Community Energy Innovation Prize and strategize ways to provide support, build trust, and strengthen relationships and partnerships with underserved communities while advancing the clean energy transition. The prize is now open to community-based organizations, the private sector, nonfederal government entities, and collegiate teams!

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Department of Energy −Request for Information for Carbon Basin Assessment and Storage Evaluation (CarbonBASE)

Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0003262

Full Proposal Deadline: February 2, 2024

Summary:
Requests should focus on a goal or capability that significantly adds to the current U.S. capacity to support advanced reactor R&D, education, and workforce development. Applicants must demonstrate the connection among requested pieces of equipment or other project elements toward a key objective or outcome. Applications made of several uncorrelated equipment requests are not of interest.

Department of Energy −Fiscal Year 2024 Technology Integration (TI) Funding Opportunity Announcement

Notice Number: DE-FOA-0003249

Full Proposal Deadline: Jan 24, 2024

Summary: This FOA supports 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. The program provides objective, unbiased data and real-world lessons learned to inform future research needs and support local decision making. It also 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.

U.S. Department of Energy Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnership (GRIP)

Grant ID: To be announced

Deadline: Concept Papers due on January 12, 2024

Award: $500,000,000

Critical Materials Accelerator

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003155

Deadline: 1/5/2024

Award: $10 Million

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National Geological & Geophysical Data Preservation Program

Grant ID: G24AS00014

Action: Application Dec 6, 2023

Award: $7,000,000

Consumer Electronics Battery Recycling, Reprocessing, and Battery Collection

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0002897

Action: Application Nov 29, 2023

Award: $10,000,000

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Consumer Electronics Battery Recycling, Reprocessing, and Battery Collection

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0002897

Deadline: 11/29/2023

Award: $10,000,000

Description:
This program will provide funding to support the recycling of consumer electronics batteries and battery-containing devices to help build a robust domestic critical material supply chain for EV batteries in the United States. The funding will accomplish this by: 1) Increase participation by consumers in recycling programs; 2) Improve the economics of consumer battery recycling to create a market for recycling, including battery recycling research, development, and demonstration activities to create innovative and practical approaches to increase the reuse and recycling of batteries; and 3) Increase the number of these programs, including state and local programs to assist in the establishment or enhancement of state consumer electronics battery collection, recycling, and reprocessing programs and to establish collection points at retailers.

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FY24 Desalination and Water Purification Research Program: Research Projects

Grant ID: R24AS00016

Action: Application Nov 15, 2023

Award: $800,000

Silicon Solar Manufacturing, and Dual-use Photovoltaics Incubator

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003057

Action: Application Nov 14, 2023

Award: $10,000,000

The State Component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program

Grant ID: G24AS00043

Action: Application Jan 9, 2024

Award: $800,000

BIL 41003c-Critical Material Innovation, Efficiency, and Alternatives

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003105

Action: Application Nov 10, 2023

Award: $30,000,000

SAF Grand Challenge: Building Supply Chain

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0002897

Action: RFI Nov 2, 2023

Award: To Be Announced

Advanced Processing of Critical Minerals and Materials

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0002619

Action: Application Oct 20, 2023

Award: $30,000,000

 

Advancing U.S. Thin-Film Solar Photovoltaics

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003058

Deadline: 12/12/2023

Award: $10,000,000

Description:
On September 12, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) released the Advancing U.S. Thin-Film Solar Photovoltaics funding opportunity, which will award $36 million for research, development, and demonstration projects on two major thin-film photovoltaic (PV) technologies. The projects resulting from this funding opportunity will support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and facilitate secure, robust, and reliable integration of solar electricity into the nation’s energy grid.

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Regional Initiative for Technical Assistance Partnerships (RITAP) to Advance Basin-Scale Carbon Transport and Storage

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003013

Action: Notice of Intent Oct 17, 2023

Award: To Be Announced

Distributed Energy Systems Demonstrations Program

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003139

Deadline: 11/16/2023

Award: $25,000,000

Description:
The Distributed Energy Systems (DES) Demonstrations Program seeks to help the U.S. develop more reliable, resilient, and cost-effective energy systems to better support our rapidly changing electric grid and the growth of electric vehicles, energy storage, and the electrification of buildings and industry.

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Fossil Energy Based Production, Storage, Transport and Utilization of Hydrogen Approaching Net-Zero or Net-Negative Carbon Emissions

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0002400

Deadline: 11/14/2023

Award: $7,000,000

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Silicon Solar Manufacturing and Dual-use Photovoltaics Incubator

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003057

Deadline: 11/14/2023

Award: $10,000,000

Description:
On July 6, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) announced the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Silicon Solar Manufacturing and Dual-use Photovoltaics Incubator funding opportunity, which will award $45 million for projects to enable continued solar cost reductions while developing next-generation solar technologies and boosting American solar manufacturing.

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Innovative Designs for high-performance low-cost HVDC converters (IDEAL HVDC)

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003141

Deadline: 11/14/2023

Award: $3,300,000

Description:
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) and the Office of Electricity (OE) released a $10 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to fund research to drive innovation and reduce costs of high-voltage direct current (HVDC) voltage source converter (VSC) transmission systems. HVDC transmission systems are more efficient than traditional alternating current (AC) transmission systems for transmitting electricity over long distances while minimizing power losses. Many renewable resources are in remote locations on land, or planned far from shore (e.g. offshore wind), and HVDC transmission provides a cost-effective solution for renewable integration onto the grid. This FOA will enable long distance transmission for offshore wind energy and support the Floating Offshore Wind Shot.

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Installation Noise Reduction and Reliable Moorings for Offshore Wind and Marine Energy

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003121

Deadline: 11/9/2023

Award: $5,000,000

Description:
This FOA supports accelerated and responsible development of offshore renewable energy by funding research to reduce risk and improve environmental compatibility of deployments in all regions of U.S. waters including the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Great Lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico. This includes research into the integrity and monitoring of mooring lines for floating offshore wind energy systems and marine energy converters, as well as reducing or avoiding noise generation and propagation during the installation of fixed-bottom offshore wind foundations.

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Solar-thermal Fuels and Thermal Energy Storage via Concentrated Solar-Thermal Energy

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003080

Deadline: 11/3/2023

Award: $10,000,000

Description:
On September 21, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) announced the FY23 Solar-thermal Fuels and Thermal Energy Storage Via Concentrated Solar-thermal Energy funding opportunity (FOA). This FOA will award up to $30 million for research, development, and demonstration projects in thermochemical storage via solar fuel production and local thermal energy storage (TES) for dispatchable energy.

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Renewable Energy Siting through Technical Engagement and Planning (R-STEP) Program

Grant ID: www.energywerx.org

Deadline: 11/3/2023

Award: $2,000,000

Description:
On September 12, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) opened submissions for a $10 million funding and technical assistance program that supports the creation of new, or the expansion of existing, state-based programs or initiatives that improve renewable energy siting processes at the state and local levels. DOE anticipates awarding approximately five to seven state-based collaboratives up to $2 million each. Collaboratives will also benefit from tailored technical assistance and peer-learning opportunities.

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Grand Challenge: Building Supply Chains

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003157

Deadline: 11/2/2023

Award: To be announced

Description:
The Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Grand Challenge set forth long-term goals to reduce cost, enhance sustainability, and expand domestic production of sustainable aviation fuel. The SAF Grand Challenge Roadmap outlines a whole-of-government approach, with coordinated policies and specific activities, that should be undertaken by federal agencies to support achievement of both the 2030 and 2050 SAF Grand Challenge goals.

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Clean Hydrogen Demand-side Initiative

Grant ID: DE-FOA-0003187

Deadline: 11/2/2023

Award: $8,000,000

Description:
The Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Program (H2Hubs) includes up to $7 billion to establish six to 10 regional clean hydrogen hubs across America. Part of a larger $8 billion hydrogen hub program funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the H2Hubs will form the foundation of a national clean hydrogen network that will contribute substantially to decarbonizing multiple sectors of the economy, like heavy industries (steel and cement production) and heavy-duty transportation.

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