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Funding Guide: Solicitations

Clean and Renewable Energy Solicitations

Environmental Science Solicitations

Indoor Environmental Quality Solicitations

Water Resources Solicitations

Miscellaneous Solicitations

 


Behavioral Demonstrations Program

Sponsor:            New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Deadlines:         Final: 9/15/2014

Summary:          NYSERDA NYSERDA is seeking proposals for its Behavioral Demonstrations Program, a new initiative aiming to replicate and build upon previously conducted pilots that validate the effectiveness of selected behavioral strategies in reducing energy use on a larger scale. This program will not solicit or accept proposals that aim to demonstrate a behavioral strategy(ies) that has not already been validated at an experimental level. NYSERDA’s Research Behavior Program has conducted several behavior research pilots that have shown the potential of prompts, public commitments, ongoing feedback, and prizes, amongst other strategies, to influence energy use. These, and other examples of behavioral strategies applied to energy-related decisions and behaviors, are still at the experimental pilot level and this PON seeks to demonstrate their effectiveness at a larger scale and determine their cost-effectiveness for broader deployment. Proposals are requested for the following two categories: A) Behavioral Demonstration Contractor, B) Independent Third-Party Evaluation and Oversight Contractor.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         reducing energy use, behavoiral strategies, cost-effectiveness, behavioral demonstration contractor, oversight contractor

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Vehicle Technologies Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Deadlines:         Initial: 8/1/2014           Final: 10/1/2014

Summary:          The objective of this FOA is to create and implement high impact and highly innovative approaches to increase the acceptance and deployment of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs). This will be accomplished in part by funding three different Areas of Interest (AOI) which focus on: AFV-use demonstrations via hands-on experiences, safety-related training, and emergency preparedness. EERE anticipates that many different projects will be proposed and encourages new and innovative approaches that are projected to have a high impact. The alternative fuel types to be addressed under this FOA are provided at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/epact/key_terms.html#alt_fuel. *

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         alternative fuel vehicles, increased deployment, demonstration, training

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program; Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, Multiple effects of ocean acidification and nutrient loading to coastal marine ecosystems

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Commerce

Deadlines:         Initial: 8/11/2014          Final: 10/23/2014

Summary:          NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CSCOR is soliciting research applications under the Coastal Hypoxia Research Program in conjunction with the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program for projects expected to last 3 years in duration. Research applications will focus on examining Ocean Acidification (OA) in the context of eutrophication, hypoxia and other stresses in coastal environments. This research will project regional impacts to economically important species and ecosystem services and provide a wider ecosystem context for the single-species studies and carbonate system measurements and monitoring undertaken by NOAA and other agencies. Program priorities include: 1) Evaluate potential vulnerabilities of priority species (e.g. economically or ecologically important) to combined effects of coastal acidification and other coastal stresses, especially eutrophication; 2) Determine the relative contributions of oceanic and land-based drivers of coastal acidification, their sources and time scales of variability, and how these might change in the future; 3) Examine future scenarios of coastal acidification, eutrophication, hypoxia and other stressors (temperature, precipitation, sea level rise, etc.) to predict impacts on priority species and identify particular habitats and ecosystem components at risk from OA and multiple stressor impacts; 4) Identify management practices that would foster the greatest resiliency or mitigate the aforementioned impacts and quantitatively evaluate their effectiveness through predictive modeling on multi-decadal time scales and regional to national spatial scales; and 5) Incorporate human dimensions and economic modeling to provide predictions of social and economic impacts. This will require an ecosystem approach, including ecosystem services and impacts to coastal communities and economies.

Category:          Environmental Science

Keywords:         coastal environments, ocean acidification, hypoxia, eutrophication

For more information, see the full announcement here.


RFQL: New York State Strategic Gasoline Reserve Prequalified Purchaser Program (Downstate Region)

Sponsor:            New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Deadlines:         Final: 5/27/2015

Summary:          This RFQL will prequalify potential purchasers of fuel from the SGR (Downstate Region) so as to expedite the sales and distribution of fuel in the event of a disruption of fuel supplies and a declaration by New York State of an energy emergency. If released, the SGR fuel, in the form of finished motor gasoline, including ethanol, will be made available by and through NYSERDA at Northville’s Holtsville truck rack facility. Gasoline will be made available for sale to eligible prequalified gasoline distributors during declared energy emergencies in which commercial supplies of gasoline are disrupted. For this Program, access to Northville’s Holtsville truck rack facility will only be permitted to qualified gasoline distributors who have a properly executed Terminal Access Agreement with Northville prior to the emergency declaration. The determination of sale, allocation volumes, prices and other potential requirements will be made by NYSERDA, and will be made available at the time of a declaration of sale.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         energy emergency, alternative energy, portable emergency generator

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Fuel NY Portable Emergency Generator Program

Sponsor:            New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Deadlines:         Final: Rolling

Summary:          NYSERDA is seeking applications from eligible retail motor fuel outlets (Stations) for the Fuel NY Portable Emergency Generator Program (Program). Program eligibility is limited to Stations in the downstate region affected by Section 192-h of the New York State (NYS) Agriculture and Markets Law, Alternate Generated Power Source at Retail Gasoline Outlets. Through the Program, NYSERDA will provide participating Stations with portable emergency generators and associated services during a declared energy or fuel supply emergency (Declared Emergency).

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         energy emergency, alternative energy, portable emergency generator

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Bond Counsel Services

Sponsor:            New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Deadlines:         Final: 8/13/2014

Summary:          NYSERDA invites proposals from law firms interested in providing bond counsel and other trust and financial related services to NYSERDA in connection with its past and future issuance of bonds, notes, and other obligations (“bonds”).

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         bond counsel, law firms, trust and financial services

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Community Resilience Center of Excellence Program

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Deadlines:         Final: 9/12/2014

Summary:          NIST is soliciting applications to establish a Community Resilience Center of Excellence in which NIST researchers collaborate with interdisciplinary researchers from academia and industry on development of tools and standardized methods that will enhance the disaster resilience of communities and their built environment through innovations in measurement science and in new modeling, simulation, data, and informatics tools coupled with field studies of multiple hazard events. NIST is initiating research to develop a systems-based modeling environment for evaluating the impacts of loss of function in the built environment and the consequential effect on community response and recovery. The envisioned computational modeling environment is a research tool that will establish a scientific basis for understanding resilience at a community level. The long-term objective is to provide decision-makers and professionals with methods and tools to support cost-effective infrastructure designs and investments that make our communities more resilient. However, the performance criteria for the built environment must be flexible, so that they can be tailored to the needs of each community, including social needs.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         disaster resilience, built environment, infrastructure, computational modeling environment

For more information, see the full announcement here.


BAA: Open Innovation and Collaboration

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Defense - Air Force

Deadlines:         Final: 7/12/2019

Summary:          This BAA will capitalize on commercial industry experience in open innovation and the benefits already achieved by AFRL using this approach. This BAA will provide AFRL an acquisition tool with the flexibility to rapidly solicit proposals through Calls for Proposals and make awards to deliver innovative technical solutions to meet present and future compelling Air Force needs as ever-changing operational issues become known. It is anticipated that Call(s) for Proposals will address challenges in (or the intersection between) such as the following technology areas: Materials,  Aerospace systems, Human Effectiveness, Sensors and Sensing Systems.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         open innovation, commercial industry, materials, aerospace systems, human effectiveness, sensors

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) opportunity for Characterization, Test and Evaluation of Large Scale Energy Storage Arrays

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Defense - Navy

Deadlines:         Final: 7/23/2014

Summary:          NSWCCD is interested in the characterization of large scale energy storage arrays and development of test and evaluation capabilities for these arrays. NSWCCD seeks Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) partners that possess the expertise, capabilities, facilities, and experience in this area to explore R&D opportunities with EPIT. The specific areas to be explored are as follows: 1. Development of innovative characterization methods and test and evaluation capabilities for large scale energy storage arrays for commercial (grid arrays) and DoD (shipboard and shorebased) application; 2. Exploration of test methods for complex battery management systems, battery safety systems and integrated evaluation of cells in a battery array subject to environmental conditions; 3. Additional phases may include development of a test and evaluation capability for 1 MW and higher arrays and higher capacity charge/discharge rates; 4. NSWCCD may provide items to be utilized during collaboration such as large AGM cell strings (up to 1/5 MW) and an AeroVironment AV-900 Heavy Duty Channel Cycling Station.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         energy storage, battery management, safety, collaboration

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Great Lakes Restoration Initiative 2014 Request For Applications

Sponsor:            Environmental Protection Agency

Deadlines:         Final: 8/25/2014

Summary:          This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications from eligible entities for grants and/or cooperative agreements to be awarded pursuant to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan (http://greatlakesrestoration.us/pdfs/glri_actionplan.pdf). This RFA is EPA’s major competitive grant funding opportunity under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for FY 2014. Applications are requested for projects within the following three categories: 1) Invasive Species Control -  projects under this category will eradicate and/or control invasive species already present in the Great Lakes ecosystem; 2) Watershed Management Implementation -  projects to reduce nonpoint source pollution to the Great Lakes in areas outside of the Lower Fox River, Saginaw River, and Maumee River watersheds; 3) Sediment Reduction Projects in Priority Watersheds - cooperative agreements to reduce sediment and associated nutrient transport from the Lower Fox River, Maumee River, and Saginaw River to their respective Great Lake.*

Category:          Water Resources; Environmental Science

Keywords:         Great Lakes, invasive species control, watershed management, sediment reduction

For more information, see the full announcement here


 

Last updated 7-21-2014

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