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Hydroelectric Production Incentives

The Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program was authorized by Congress through Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The program, led by the U.S Department of Energy, provides incentive payments to qualified hydroelectric facilities for electricity generated and sold. The Hydroelectric Production Incentives provide payments for energy generated and sold during a calendar year at qualified facilities that either added generation equipment to dams and other water infrastructure or are constructed in an area with inadequate electric service. This application period is for electricity generated and sold in 2023. Submission deadline for Full Applications: 4/23/2024.

Carbon Utilization Procurement Grants

The goal of the Carbon Utilization Procurement Grants program is to speed up adoption of advanced carbon management technologies, creating a market for environmentally sustainable alternatives in fuels, chemicals, and building products sourced from captured emissions from industrial and power generation facilities by providing $100 million to support eligible entities in purchasing products derived from converted carbon emissions. Concept papers are due any time during the application period. Submission Deadline for Full Application: 04/30/2024. DE-FOA-0002829

Vehicle Technologies Office Technical Integration Funding

The DOE has announced $15 million of funding that will drive innovation in equitable clean transportation and is aligned with strategies detailed in the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization. Topic areas for the funding opportunity include Clean Cities Outreach, Engagement, and Technical Assistance; Training on Zero Emission Vehicle and Infrastructure Technologies for Critical Emergency Response Workers; and Clean Transportation Demonstration and Deployment. Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 3/12/2024. Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 4/30/2024. DE-FOA-0003250

Platform Technologies for Transformative Battery Manufacturing

This opportunity will advance platform technologies upon which battery manufacturing capabilities can be built. This research and development will improve manufacturability and scalability of sodium-ion batteries, flow batteries, and nanolayered films for energy storage. The funding opportunity will also integrate smart manufacturing technologies to increase productivity and lower the cost for domestic battery production. Submission deadline for Concept Papers: 3/4/2024. Submission deadline for Full Applications: 5/7/2024. DE-FOA-0003236

American-Made Upskill Prize for the Solar Manufacturing Workforce

This incentivizes partnerships between U.S. manufacturers and training organizations, aiming to attract new workers to careers in solar manufacturing with job-ready training programs. Competing teams propose comprehensive workforce training plans that are composed of either or both new worker training or incumbent worker training. The new worker training develops and proposes plans to train new workers with the skills they need to be successful in the solar manufacturing industry, particularly at new or expanding manufacturing facilities. The incumbent worker training develops and propose plans to train incumbent workers with new skills needed to support the growth of solar manufacturing. An informational webinar will be held on 03/20/2024 at 1 p.m. ET. Submission deadline for Full Applications: 5/15/2024.

Advancement in Artificial Intelligence for Science

The DOE has announced $36 million for advancements in AI for science. This funding is for basic computer science and applied mathematics research in the fundamentals of artificial intelligence (AI) for science. Specifically, advancements in this area are sought that can enable the development of foundation models for computational science, automated scientific workflows and laboratories, scientific programming and scientific-knowledge-management systems, federated and privacy-preserving training for foundation and other AI models for science, and energy-efficient AI algorithms and hardware for science. Submission Deadline for Letters of Intent: 3/19/2024. Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 5/21/2024. DE-FOA-0003264

Inflation Reduction Act Funding for Biofuels

­This funding opportunity is an investment through a new agreement between EPA and DOE is funded by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act and will support high-impact biofuel technology projects to improve the performance and reduce the cost of biofuel production technologies, scale up production systems in partnership with industry, and accelerate the nation’s bio-economy. The FOA includes up to $9.4 million in federal funding to achieve the above outcomes by supporting two Topic Areas focusing on research and development to advance technologies from the bench scale to pilot scale Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 3/22/2024. Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 5/24/2024. DE-FOA-0003178

Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementation

This funding will support building energy code adoption, training, and technical assistance at the state and local level. This funding investment into state agencies, communities, and programs to successfully implement modern building codes. The goal is to lower energy costs for working families, make communities more resilient to climate change-fueled extreme weather events. Submission deadline for Concept Papers: 4/5/2024. Submission deadline for Full Applications: 6/6/2024. DE-FOA-0003225.

Energy and Emissions Intensive Industries

This funding opportunity announcement focuses on applied research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) for the highest GHG-emitting industrial subsectors, specifically: chemicals and fuels; iron and steel; food and beverage; building and infrastructure materials (including cement and concrete, asphalt pavements, and glass); and forest products. Together, these industries account for more than 65% of U.S. industrial manufacturing emissions. Submission deadline for Concept Papers: 3/19/2024. Submission deadline for Full Applications: 6/11/2024.  DE-FOA-0003219

American – Made Upskill Prize for the Solar Manufacturing Workforce

The prize incentivizes partnerships between U.S. manufacturers and training organizations, aiming to attract new workers to careers in solar manufacturing with job-ready training programs. Submission deadline for Full Applications: 5/21/2024

Regional Resource Hubs for Purpose-Grown Crops

The DOE has announced $29 million in funding to drive research, development, and demonstration of low-carbon-intensity, purpose-grown energy crops critical to accelerating a clean energy economy. The Regional Resource Hubs for Purpose-Grown Energy Crops funding opportunity announcement will advance a domestic supply chain of alternative carbon sources necessary to produce biofuels and bioproducts to decarbonize the transportation and industry sectors, as well as innovate and grow the U.S. agricultural industry. The opportunity supports one topic area focused on the advancement of low carbon-intensity, purpose-grown energy crops across varied agronomic and geographic landscapes through the generation of data and research findings. Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 3/14/2024. Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 6/13/2024. DE-FOA-0003208

Solar and Wind Interconnection for Future Transmission

This funding will provide up to $10 million to develop new analytical tools and approaches that will accelerate the reliable interconnection of renewable energy into the electrical grid. SWIFTR projects will facilitate the secure and reliable integration of solar energy, wind energy, and energy storage systems into the nation’s electrical grid and the transition to an equitable decarbonized electrical system by 2035. Concept papers due 4/17/2024. Full applications due 6/28/2024.

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

This opportunity provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy efficient equipment and new system loans for agricultural production and processing. Applications are accepted quarterly through FY24. This quarter’s application is due 6/30/2024.

Funding for Accelerated Inclusive Research (FAIR)

The FAIR initiative supports mutually beneficial relationships between MSIs or ERIs and partnering institutions, including DOE national laboratories, Office of Science scientific user facilities, and other MSIs. FAIR will fund basic research in all fields supported by the Office of Science, including applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geoscience, isotope research, materials science, and physics. This funding will expand the talent pool that will further DOE missions, transform our understanding of nature, and catalyze scientific discoveries that can lead to technical breakthroughs. Submission deadline for Pre-Application responses: 5/28/2024. Submission Deadline for full applications: 7/16/2024. DE-FOA-0003207

Reaching A New Energy Sciences Workforce

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science (SC) is announcing that $50 million is available to build foundations for SC research through traineeships at academic institutions that have been historically underrepresented in the SC portfolio. The Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW) initiative supports traineeships for students and postdoctoral researchers from non-R1 emerging research institutions and non-R1 minority serving institutions in areas relevant to SC programs. SC seeks applications to develop traineeships for participants from these institutions that involve conducting research in partnership with a DOE-affiliated institution, including DOE National Laboratories, SC user facilities, Bioenergy Research Centers, or DOE Isotope Program Production Sites. Submission deadline for Pre-Applications: 4/30/2024. Submission deadline for Full Applications: 7/23/2024. DE-FOA-0003280

Electronic Scrap Recycling Advancement Prize

This funding is a three-phase competition will award up to $4 million to competitors to substantially increase the production and use of critical materials recovered from electronic scrap—or e-scrap.  E-scrap—which includes mobile phones, home appliances, medical or office equipment, an anything else powered by electricity—represents the fastest growing waste stream globally. Submission deadline for Full Applications: 9/4/2025.

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