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Funding Guide: Solicitations

Clean and Renewable Energy Solicitations

Environmental Science Solicitations

Indoor Environmental Quality Solicitations

Water Resources Solicitations

Miscellaneous Solicitations

 


RFP 2852 NYSERDA Energy Code Training and Support Website

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

Deadlines:         Final: 12/16/2014

Summary:          Specific to the Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (Energy Code), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks proposals to redesign the existing website www.nyserdacodetraining.com (Website), and prepare content and develop online training This RFP is intended to support New York State’s energy efficiency goals by providing Energy Code education and support to a variety of audiences comprising the design, enforcement, and construction marketplace. This RFP identifies three Categories of work for a total of $600,000 in available funding. Categories and funding limits by category are as follows: 1. Website Development and Management, $250,000; 2. Website Content Developer, $100,000; and 3. Online Energy Code Training $250,000. Website Development and Management includes, but is not limited to: registration for classroom training developed and delivered under separate NYSERDA efforts. Proposers may respond to one or more Categories; however, each Category will be evaluated individually and only the top-ranked proposal(s) in each Category will receive a contract award. If a single proposal is submitted for more than one Category, the proposer must clearly distinguish between information applicable to all Categories from information applicable to an individual Category. Each Category to which a proposal responds must be separately tabbed and, on its own, fulfill the requirements of this RFP.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         website design, development and management, content development

For more information, see the full announcement here.


PON 3011 Community Solar NY (Round 1)

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

Deadlines:         Final: 1/30/2015

Summary:          NYSERDA invites local governments, school districts, and other community partners to participate in Community Solar NY, a new effort to make solar easier and more affordable through community-driven initiatives. In 2015, NYSERDA will be supporting community solar projects known as “Solarize” campaigns. These are short term (approximately 6-9 months, including planning and outreach) local efforts to bring together groups of potential solar customers through widespread outreach and education, and help these customers choose a solar installation company that is offering competitive, transparent pricing. NYSERDA will provide marketing materials and technical assistance for qualifying projects, as well as funding for campaign expenses.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         solar energy, New York State, community outreach, education

For more information, see the full announcement here.


The Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure (REDI) Initiative

Sponsor:           U.S. Department of Energy - National Energy Technology Laboratory

Deadlines:         Final: 3/4/2015

Summary:          Through the REDI initiative, the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE-OE) is providing opportunities to deploy smart grid technologies/tools to improve climate preparedness and resiliency of the electricity delivery infrastructure. Two topic areas are offered to accomplish the objectives of this initiative: (1) Implementation and deployment of the best, pre-commercial and/or commercial smart grid technologies/tools; (2) Utilizing smart grid technologies/tools from the DOE National Laboratories. Projects selected under this FOA will implement smart grid distribution and customer-side technologies/tools for climate impact resilience. Transmission technologies/tools are excluded from selection under this FOA. The purpose of deploying these smart grid technologies/tools is to advance climate preparedness and resiliency. These deployments must result in measurable and progressive improvements in robustness and recovery of electricity delivery services in their communities.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         smart grid tools, technology deployment, climate impact resilience, climate preparedness

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar 2 (PREDICTS2)

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

Deadlines:         Initial: 1/7/2015          Final: 3/12/2015

Summary:          The Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar 2 (PREDICTS 2) funding opportunity announcement seeks research and development projects that will advance the reliability and durability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Eligible projects will examine the performance of PV modules and will develop accelerated tests to better understand how solar modules degrade over time and achieve improved lifetime performance of the modules. Key focus areas will include using physics and chemistry and advanced data analysis to gain a better understanding of why solar modules fail, developing improved product tests and new rapid testing techniques or instruments – either outdoors after installation or during the manufacturing process – that evaluate module reliability, and improving data models to predict performance over time. These projects will directly support SunShot’s mission to cut the cost of solar energy technologies and increase widespread deployment of safe, reliable and efficient solar electricity nationwide.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         photovoltaic, solar energy technologies, physics, chemistry, data analysis, product testing

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Development and Management of the National Small Business Ombudsman/Small Business Environmental Assistance Provider 507 Program Website

Sponsor:           Environmental Protection Agency

Deadlines:         Initial: 12/22/2014          Final: 1/21/2015

Summary:          The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman (ASBO) is seeking proposals from eligible entities to develop a strategy in maintenance of a Small Business Environmental website and associated small business environmental assistance activities. Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAPs) were created as a result of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Section 507 requirement that all States develop a program to assist small businesses in meeting the requirements of the Act. The Program consists of three components: 1) Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP); 2) Small Business Ombudsman (SBO); and 3) Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP). Funding under this announcement will be used for activities that support this nation-wide program and website for all state and U.S. territories. The goal of this cooperative agreement is to provide state SBO and SBEAP staff, as well as the small business community that are required to comply with environmental regulations, with training and studies through a centralized virtual location to share information, resources, content and activities, which help this nation-wide program stay connected and provide well rounded environmental compliance assistance to the small business community and overall public.

Category:          Environmental Science

Keywords:         small business, environmental assistance, air/water/waste, sustainability assistance

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Student Program for Environmental Excellence In Design (SPEED)

Sponsor:           Environmental Protection Agency

Deadlines:         Initial: 12/15/2014          Final: 1/23/2015

Summary:          The Student Program for Environmental Excellence in Design (SPEED) aims to increase students’ awareness and understanding of the environmental benefits associated with increased fuel efficiency, reduced carbon intensity in transportation fuels, and reduced emissions in advanced vehicles. Through the SPEED, graduate-level students and senior-level undergraduate students in the science, technology, and engineering disciplines would be provided opportunities, and in certain cases financial support, to collaborate with EPA staff at the EPA’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Students would also obtain research training on-site at the NVFEL.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         fuel efficiency, education, advanced vehicles, reduced emissions

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Research Coordination Networks (RCN)

Sponsor:           National Science Foundation

Deadlines:         Final: 3/2/2015

Summary:          The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries. RCN provides opportunities to foster new collaborations, including international partnerships, and address interdisciplinary topics. Innovative ideas for implementing novel networking strategies, collaborative technologies, and development of community standards for data and meta-data are especially encouraged. RCN awards are not meant to support existing networks; nor are they meant to support the activities of established collaborations. RCN awards do not support primary research. RCN supports the means by which investigators can share information and ideas, coordinate ongoing or planned research activities, foster synthesis and new collaborations, develop community standards, and in other ways advance science and education through communication and sharing of ideas.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         coordinated research, novel networking strategies, collaborative technologies, community metadata standards

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Structural and Architectural Engineering

Sponsor:           National Science Foundation

Deadlines:         Final: 2/17/2015

Summary:          The overall goal of the Structural and Architectural Engineering (SAE) program is to evolve sustainable structures, such as buildings, that can be continuously occupied and /or operational during the structure’s useful life. The SAE program supports fundamental research for advancing knowledge and innovation in structural and architectural engineering that enables holistic approach to design, construction, operation, maintenance, retrofit, repair and end-of-life disposal of structures. For buildings, holistic approach incorporates the foundation-structure-envelope-nonstructural system, as well as the façade and roofing. Research topics of interest for sustainable structures include the following: strategies for structures that over their lifecycle are cost-effective, make efficient use of resources and energy, and incorporate sustainable structural and architectural materials; deterioration due to fatigue and corrosion; serviceability concerns due to large deflections and vibrations; and advances in physics-based computational modeling and simulation. Research is encouraged that integrates discoveries from other science and engineering fields, such as materials science, building science, mechanics of materials, dynamic systems and control, reliability, risk analysis, architecture, economics and human factors.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         sustainable structures, structural engineering, innovation, architecture, energy efficiency

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Call for Partnership Concept Papers for the Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) Initiative

Sponsor:           U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Deadlines:         Final: 2/27/2015

Summary:          USAID has launched the Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) initiative to identify and test innovations that accelerate the creation of promising, high growth, and sustainable entrepreneurial ventures across the developing world and foster vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems. USAID is interested in alliances that develop models to support both traditional enterprises and social enterprises. Through this addendum, USAID seeks to develop new and innovative public/private alliances with the private sector - including businesses, investors, foundations, NGOs, and other stakeholders focused on advancing entrepreneurship - that address the goals. Objective 1: Stimulate the development of sustainable and scalable models that support the successful incubation of early stage enterprises in developing countries. Objective 2: Catalyze private investment (debt or equity) into early stage enterprises in developing countries. Objective 3: Foster the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems in specific sectors, industries, or geographies by addressing ecosystem gaps and/or building supportive elements of the ecosystem.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         accelerating entrepreneurship, developing countries, private investment, ecosystem gaps

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Exploratory Research for Extreme-Scale Science

Sponsor:           U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Science

Deadlines:         Initial: 1/15/2015          Final: 3/19/2015

Summary:          The Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby invites applications with the potential to enable significant research and computational advances for extreme-scale science. The mission of the DOE Office of Science is the delivery of scientific discoveries, capabilities and major scientific tools to transform the understanding of nature and to advance the energy, economic, and national security of the United States. Extreme-scale science research recognizes that fundamentally different techniques, software tools, and approaches will likely be needed to reap scientific benefits from disruptive, but potentially revolutionary, changes in technology. Major changes are occurring not only in scientific computing technologies (e.g., processors, memory and interconnect systems), but also in sensors and other hardware technologies at DOE experimental and observational scientific user facilities. The purpose of this Announcement is to invite exploratory basic research applications with the potential to deliver significantly advanced or improved science capabilities in light of emerging and disruptive technology changes.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         advanced computing, scientific computing, processors, sensors, hardware

For more information, see the full announcement here.


 

Last updated 12-8-2014

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