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Funding Guide: Solicitations

Clean and Renewable Energy Solicitations

Environmental Science Solicitations

Indoor Environmental Quality Solicitations

Water Resources Solicitations

Miscellaneous Solicitations

 


PON 2941 Climate Change Adaptation Research and Strategies

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

Deadlines:         Final: 12/9/2014

Summary:          The need for resiliency and adaptation under future climate has come to the forefront in recent years. However, given the potential magnitude of climate change impacts and the complexities associated with implementing new approaches to enhancing resiliency and adaptation, many research and information needs remain. Proposals will be considered responsive to this PON if important research gaps or information needs related to climate change adaptation and resiliency in NYS are addressed. Proposals with a focus on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (i.e., climate mitigation) are not eligible and will not be selected under this PON, as NYSERDA anticipates issuing a PON that focuses on GHG reduction research in the future. However, as GHG reduction may be a co-benefit of a resiliency or adaptation strategy, the documentation of this co-benefit may be included as part of the proposal submitted under this PON. Category A - Infrastructure Adaptation; Category B - Other Sector Climate Change Adaptation; Category C - Buildings Sector Climate Impacts and Adaptation.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate resiliency

For more information, see the full announcement here.


NEXUS-NY

Sponsor:           NEXUS-NY

Deadlines:         Final: 11/10/2014

Summary:          NEXUS-NY is a clean energy proof-of-concept center (POCC) administered by High Tech Rochester. This initiative was developed and funded by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) and is built on the understanding that: scalable startup companies are engines of technology commercialization and economic growth; universities in New York are conducting a significant amount of energy-related R&D; the transition of R&D to scalable business startups happens infrequently; changes in university-ecosystem engagement can increase the rate of startup formation and the likelihood of startup success; and, there is a key gap at the “proof-of-concept” stage of product development. The goal of the program is to provide early-stage support to enable the development and validation of promising clean energy technologies that are, or will become, the platform for start-up companies located in New York State.The program is run in 12-month cycles with a cohort of 12 teams. The program operates in two phases with a few primary objectives: Phase 1 follows an intense, 12 week process utilizing the “lean startup” methodology. During this phase, NEXUS teams will validate whether a viable and scalable business model exists and decide whether and how best to pursue their commercialization objectives. Phase 2 allows teams to de-risk their technology by building prototypes while continuing to engage customers and to develop their go-to-market plans. Some teams will form companies during this period and those companies will seek third party validation of their technologies and business models.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         clean energy, proof of concept, scalability, startups, early-stage technology

For more information, see the full announcement here.


SBIR/STTR 2015 Phase II Release 1

Sponsor:           U.S. Department of Energy

Deadlines:         Initial: 11/19/2014          Final: 12/9/2014

Summary:          The purpose of an Initial Phase II grant is to perform the research and development (R&D) required to meet the DOE objectives stated in the topic and subtopic of the Phase I FOA. In addition, it is intended that the small business grantee would be in a position to pursue commercial applications of the R&D at the end of Phase II. In many cases, Phase II results in a prototype, product, or a working process that can be demonstrated to a potential investor or customer (either in the private sector or in the Federal government, including the DOE).The Department of Energy (DOE) invites eligible Phase I and Phase II grantees to apply for Phase II grants (both initial and sequential) under the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         advanced manufacturing, energy efficiency, fossil energy, solid state lighting, atmospheric measurment

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Wind Energy - Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

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

Deadlines:         Initial: 11/21/2014          Final: 1/7/2015

Summary:          To address and minimize the regulatory and financial risks associated with wind power development in locations with sensitive bat species, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) seeks to fund Research and Development (R&D) projects that advance the technical readiness of bat impact mitigation and minimization technologies.  This FOA will also support the field testing and evaluation of near-commercial bat impact mitigation technologies, which if successful, will provide regulators and wind facility owner-operators with viable and cost effective tools to reduce their impacts on bats and ease the regulatory & financial uncertainty related to the development and long-term operation of wind farms in bat habitat. DOE is interested in technologies with Technology Readiness Levels of 3 and above.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         wind energy, bat impact, field testing, impact mitigation technologies

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems

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

Deadlines:         Initial: 11/21/2014          Final: 1/12/2015

Summary:          EERE is seeking interdisciplinary projects that apply landscape design approaches to integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio-economic sustainability including ecosystem services and food, feed, and fiber production. For the purposes of this FOA, cellulosic feedstock production refers to dedicated annual and perennial energy crops, use of agricultural and forestry residues, or a combination of these options.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         landscape design, feedstock production, sustainability

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings

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

Deadlines:         Initial: 11/22/2014          Final: 1/20/2015

Summary:          The objective of this funding is to build a path for market-ready solutions to be used at scale across the U.S. to improve building energy efficiency. In order for the Building Technologies Office Commercial Building Integration Program to meet DOE’s national energy efficiency goals for commercial buildings, the program has invested in the development of resources, tools, and solutions designed to help overcome these barriers to energy efficiency.  Successful proposals will deploy one or more of these resources, tools and solutions through successful existing programs or innovative new ones, to increase program impact and increase energy savings in commercial buildings.  Coalitions of organizations are encouraged to apply together in order to better leverage current deployment channels, market orientation, strategic relationships and overall deployment impact (geographic, sector or otherwise.)  Successful applicants will succinctly summarize persistent market barriers, the solution or solutions proposed to overcome one or more market barriers, and the deployment opportunity and plan to achieve results.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         energy efficiency, commercial buildings, market barrier solutions

For more information, see the full announcement here.


RFI: Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution Workshop Report: Public Comment*

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

Deadlines:         Final: 12/5/2014

Summary:          The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is a key component of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) portfolio. EERE seeks to provide clean, safe, secure, affordable, and reliable energy from diverse domestic resources, along with the benefits of increased energy security and reduced criteria pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions. DOE seeks feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to hydrogen transmission and distribution pathways, specifically with respect to the Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution Workshop Report. EERE is interested both in information on the current status of transmission and distribution pathways, technologies and their potential to meet DOE cost goals as well as feedback on the content of the report, including the key Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) needs as determined by the participants.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         hydrogen transmission, distribution pathways, research needs

For more information, see the full announcement here.


RFI: Electrolytic Hydrogen Production Workshop Report: Public Comment*

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

Deadlines:         Final: 12/5/2014

Summary:          The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is a key component of the Department of Energy?s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) portfolio. EERE seeks to provide clean, safe, secure, affordable, and reliable energy from diverse domestic resources, along with the benefits of increased energy security and reduced criteria pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions. DOE seeks feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to electrolytic hydrogen production pathways, specifically with respect to the Electrolytic Hydrogen Production Workshop Report. EERE is interested both in information on the current status of electrolytic hydrogen production pathways, technologies and their potential to meet DOE cost goals as well as feedback on the content of the report, including the key RD&D needs as determined by the participants. EERE is also interested in the community's opinion of the electrolysis technologies that have the most potential to produce low cost hydrogen that meets DOE goals.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         clean energy, energy security, electrolytic hydrogen production, electrolysis technologies

For more information, see the full announcement here.


NOI: FY15 Biomass Research and Development Initiative*

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

Deadlines:         Final: None*

Summary:          The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue, on behalf of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Request for Applications (RFA) entitled "Fiscal Year 15 Biomass Research and Development Initiative ('BRDI')." The RFA will address USDA and DOE programmatic objectives, administrative roles, and areas of interest in implementing Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) grants. For fiscal year (FY) 2015, BRDI will require that funded projects address only one (1) of the following three (3) legislatively mandated technical areas: 1. Feedstocks development; 2. Biofuels and biobased products development; 3. Biofuels development analysis.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         biomass, feedstocks development, biofuels, biofuels development analysis

For more information, see the full announcement here.


FY15 Guidelines for Brownfields Assessment Grants

Sponsor:           Environmental Protection Agency

Deadlines:         Final: 12/19/2014

Summary:          The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act (“Brownfields Law”, P.L. 107-118) requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish guidance to assist applicants in preparing proposals for grants to assess and clean up brownfield sites. EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofits to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. EPA provides brownfields funding for three types of grants: 1. Brownfields Assessment Grants – provides funds to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning (including cleanup planning) and community involvement related to brownfield sites. 2. Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants – provides funds for a grant recipient to capitalize a revolving fund and to make loans and provide subgrants to conduct cleanup activities at brownfield sites. 3. Brownfields Cleanup Grants – provides funds to conduct cleanup activities at a specific brownfield site owned by the applicant. Under these guidelines, EPA is seeking proposals for Assessment Grants only.

Category:          Environmental Science

Keywords:         brownfields, environmental science, revitalization, assessment

For more information, see the full announcement here.


FY15 Guidelines for Brownfields Cleanup Grants

Sponsor:           Environmental Protection Agency

Deadlines:         Final: 12/19/2014

Summary:          The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act (“Brownfields Law”, P.L. 107-118) requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish guidance to assist applicants in preparing proposals for grants to assess and clean up brownfield sites. EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofits to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. EPA provides brownfields funding for three types of grants: 1. Brownfields Assessment Grants – provides funds to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning (including cleanup planning) and community involvement related to brownfield sites. 2. Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants – provides funding for a grant recipient to capitalize a revolving fund and to make loans and provide subgrants to conduct cleanup activities at brownfield sites. 3. Brownfields Cleanup Grants – provides funds to conduct cleanup activities at a specific brownfield site owned by the applicant. Under these guidelines, EPA is seeking proposals for Cleanup Grants only.

Category:          Environmental Science

Keywords:         brownfields, environmental science, revitalization, cleanup

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Water Quality Benefits

Sponsor:           Environmental Protection Agency

Deadlines:         Final: 1/14/2015

Summary:          The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to advance knowledge of how changes in water quality, including incremental or step improvements, can be valued at appropriate spatial scales using advanced non-use valuation methods for the Nation’s inland fresh water small streams, lakes and rivers, estuaries, coastal waters, and the Great Lakes. For purposes of this Request for Applications (RFA), small streams are defined as streams that are perennial and wadeable.

Category:          Water Resources

Keywords:         water quality, inland freshwater, non-use valuation

For more information, see the full announcement here.


 

Last updated 10-27-2014

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