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Grants to USA IHEs for
Projects to Conserve Energy

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

LOI Date:

04/01/21

Deadline Date:

04/22/21 5:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA institutions of higher education for projects to conserve energy. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended for applicants to conduct energy usage and environmental impact evaluations in the manufacturing industry.

The Secretary shall provide funding to institution of higher education-based industrial research and assessment centers, whose purpose shall be 

  1. To identify opportunities for optimizing energy efficiency and environmental performance;
  2. To promote applications of emerging concepts and technologies in small- and medium-sized manufacturers;
  3. To promote research and development for the use of alternative energy sources to supply heat, power, and new feedstocks for energy-intensive industries;
  4. To coordinate with appropriate Federal and State research offices, and provide a clearinghouse for industrial process and energy efficiency technical assistance resources; and
  5. To coordinate with State-accredited technical training centers and community colleges, while ensuring appropriate services to all regions of the United States.

In accordance with this direction, this FOA seeks to train the future clean energy and manufacturing workforce by providing hands-on experience for engineering students who will conduct energy assessments at SMEs, often located in rural communities. The IAC program advances the Biden Administration’s plan to reach net-zero emissions no later than 2050 and ensure the communities who have suffered the most from pollution are first to benefit.

Eligible Topic Areas can be found in the FOA starting on page 12. See Supporting Documents below.

Technical Targets can be found in the FOA starting on page 17.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195056

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$52,500,000

Number of Grants:

EERE anticipates making approximately 25 to 35 awards under this FOA.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual awards may vary between $1,500,000 and $2,250,000.

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Period of Performance: 60

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- FOA Issue Date: 03/08/2021
- Submission Deadline for Letter of Intent: 04/1/2021 5:00pm ET
- Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 04/22/2021 5:00pm ET
- Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments: 05/19/2021 5:00pm ET
- Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications: 06/08/2021
- Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations: June - August 2021

Upon the issuance of a FOA, EERE personnel are prohibited from communicating (in writing or otherwise) with applicants regarding the FOA except through the established question and answer process as described below. Specifically, questions regarding the content of this FOA must be submitted to IACs@ee.doe.gov. Questions must be submitted not later than 3 business days prior to the application due date and time. Please note, feedback on individual concepts will not be provided through Q&A.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Letters of Intent (optional for Topic Area 1 and Topic Area 2), Full Applications, and Replies to Reviewer Comments at least 48 hours in advance of the submission deadline.

The cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs (i.e., the sum of the government share, including FFRDC costs if applicable, and the recipient share of allowable costs equals the total allowable cost of the project) and must come from non-federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law.

Each applicant (unless the applicant is an individual or federal awarding agency that is excepted from those requirements under 2 CFR §25.110(b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the federal awarding agency under 2 CFR §25.110(d)) is required to: (1) Be registered in the SAM at https://www.sam.gov before submitting its application; (2) provide a valid DUNS number in its application; and (3) continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active federal award or an application or plan under consideration by a federal awarding agency.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331946

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Questions related to the registration process and use of the EERE Exchange website must be submitted to: EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.

CFDA Number:

81.117

Funding or Pin Number:

DE-FOA-0002452

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