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Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
Measurement and Monitoring Methods for Air Toxics and Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Atmosphere $800,000.00

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to advance air measurement and monitoring methods for air toxics and contaminants of emerging concern in the atmosphere. Specifically, this RFA seeks research that will provide:1. advancements in measurement techniques for real time, continuous measurements of concentrations with minimum detection limits below background concentrations or health risk-based thresholds; and2. advancements in stationary or mobile near source measurement methods for quantifying emission rates of fugitive emissions.This solicitation provides the opportunity for the submission of applications for projects that may involve human subjects research. Human subjects research supported by the EPA is governed by EPA Regulation 40 CFR Part 26 (Protection of Human Subjects). This includes the Common Rule at subpart A and prohibitions and additional protections for pregnant women and fetuses, nursing women, and children at subparts B, C, and D. Research meeting the regulatory definition of intentional exposure research found in subpart B is prohibited by that subpart in pregnant women, nursing women, and children. Research meeting the regulatory definition of observational research found in subparts C and D is subject to the additional protections found in those subparts for pregnant women and fetuses (subpart C) and children (subpart D). All applications must include a Human Subjects Research Statement (HSRS, as described in Section IV.C.6.c of this solicitation), and if the project involves human subjects research, it will be subject to an additional level of review prior to funding decisions being made as described in Sections V.D and V.F of this solicitation.Guidance and training for investigators conducting EPA-funded research involving human subjects may be obtained here:https://www.epa.gov/osa/basic-information-about-human-subjects-research… addition to regular awards, this solicitation includes the opportunity for early career awards. The purpose of the early career award is to fund research projects smaller in scope and budget by early career PIs. It is expected that the majority of the research will be performed by early career investigators. Further, it is expected that significant resources will be allotted to early career investigators to perform the research. Please see Section III of this Request for Applications (RFA) for details on the early career eligibility criteria.

Request for Information on Risks in the High Capacity Batteries, including Electric Vehicle Batteries Supply Chain $2.00

Request for Information on Risks in the High Capacity Batteries, including Electric Vehicle Batteries Supply Chain The Vehicle Technologies Office, within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of the US Department of Energy seeks public comment on its Request for Information regarding the Risks in the High Capacity Batteries, including Electric Vehicle Batteries Supply Chain. On February 24, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive order regarding the Supply Chains in the United States, which directs several Federal agency actions to secure and strengthen the supply chains in our nation. One of these directions is for the Secretary of Energy, to submit, within 100 days and in consultation with the heads of appropriate agencies, a report to the President identifying risks in the high capacity batteries, including electric vehicle batteries, supply chain and policy recommendations to address these risks. This is solely a request for information and is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement. The Department of Energy is not accepting applications to this Request for Information. Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to VTO@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 PM ET April 14, 2021.

2021 National Fish Passage Program $2,000,000.00

Contact local FAC field Program or Service Regional staff prior to applying. To be considered for funding under this funding opportunity, an application must be submitted to the Service region where the project is located. If you have a proposed project that meets the Application Review Information criteria (Section E), we strongly encourage you to contact your regional and local FAC office below before submitting an application. Please refer to section G for list of regional contacts or, visit our website to find the nearest Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office: https://www.fws.gov/fisheries/fwco/index.html and more information on the National Fish Passage Program https://www.fws.gov/fisheries/fish-passage.html.

RFI on Manufacturing Carbon Negative Materials to Reduce Embodied Emissions in Buildings Varies

Request for Information (RFI): Manufacturing Carbon Negative Materials to Reduce Embodied Emissions in Buildings This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. This RFI is not soliciting application for financial assistance. The purpose of this RFI is solely to solicit input for ARPA-E consideration to inform the possible formulation of future programs. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit input for a potential future ARPA-E research program focused on technologies that could enable buildings to be transformed into carbon sinks to reduce their embodied emissions while also providing a pathway for expanding carbon utilization approaches. This vision entails manufacturing novel materials derived from feedstocks including forestry and other purpose-grown raw materials, agricultural residues, as well as direct use of greenhouse gases (e.g., carbon dioxide, methane). The aim is to use these materials in place of existing building construction materials wherever possible, as well as to enable more efficient building designs. Attaining this vision requires a radical departure from the use of modern building materials, and likely from the conventional manufacturing methods for building materials. At the same time, operational energy performance and the structural and fireproof code requirements of the buildings themselves must not be sacrificed. Comprehensive and robust life-cycle analyses and carbon accounting, along with permanency of storage and end-of-life design, will also be necessary. For these reasons, ARPA-E is especially interested in perspectives from both inside and outside the buildings sector community. Many of today’s buildings consist of steel, concrete, stone, brick and masonry materials. Their continued use is challenged by the energy intensive nature of their processing and manufacture. These manufacturing approaches can be particularly difficult to decarbonize. Wood, another common construction material, has seen a resurgence in interest with engineered woods and mass timber opening new possibilities due, in part, to their ability to store carbon. Land usage, transportation, and environmental impacts of adhesives used in engineered wood and mass timber production must be considered, however, for widespread adoption and to offset associated emissions. Additional pathways for increasing carbon storage content of the building stock, as well as exploring alternative materials with additional drawdown capabilities using greenhouse gas-based feedstocks will require advancements in materials and processing-to-scale. The nascency of these alternative materials pose an additional challenge for implementation in the risk-averse construction industry. To view the RFI in its entirety, please visit https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov. The information you provide may be used by ARPA-E in support of program planning. THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY. THIS NOTICE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA). NO FOA EXISTS AT THIS TIME.

WaterSMART: Desalination Construction Projects Under the WIIN Act $20,000,000.00

The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN), Public Law (P.L.) 114-322, was enacted in December of 2016 to address water resources infrastructure that is critical to the Nation’s economic growth, health, and competitiveness. Section 4009(a) of Subtitle J of WIIN includes amendments to the Water Desalination Act of 1996 that authorize Reclamation to provide funding for construction of desalination projects. Desalination is an essential tool in stretching the limited water supplies in the Western United States. Desalination projects develop and supplement municipal and irrigation water supplies through the treatment of ocean or brackish water, thereby providing a local supply, providing flexibility during water shortages, and diversifying the water supply portfolio.. These projects provide growing communities with new sources of clean water and increase water management flexibility, making our water supply more reliable. Desalination projects are an important part of the Department’s WaterSMART Program. For further information on the WaterSMART Program, see www.usbr.gov/watersmart. The objective of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to invite sponsors of ocean and brackish water desalination projects (Projects) to request cost-shared funding for the planning, design, and/or construction of those Projects. Please see the related documents tab of the grants.gov page for this opportunity for the full Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement for additional information

A Cooperative Agreement for Climate Adaptation and Mitigation $50,000,000.00

The NOAA Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program (CAMP) supports research, programs, projects and other activities related to NOAA’s mission, primarily through collaborations among scientists and professionals in areas of mutual interest across the full spectrum of NOAA climate sciences. This cooperative agreement will focus on the following four priority areas: 1) Improved scientific understanding of the changing climate system and its impacts; 2) Scientific assessments of current and future states of the climate system that identify potential impacts and inform science, service, and stewardship decisions; 3) Mitigation and adaptation efforts supported by sustained, reliable, and timely climate services; 4) A climate-literate public that understands its vulnerabilities to a changing climate and makes informed decisions. Eligible applicants must be academic institutions of higher learning which offer doctoral degrees in NOAA-related sciences; consortia of academic institutions of higher learning which offer doctoral degrees in NOAA-related sciences; or non-profit research institutions. Multi-institution applications will not be accepted.


The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England’s main competitive grant program to fund work directly with communities to support EPA’s mission to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life. The Healthy Communities Grant Program will achieve this through identifying and funding projects that:Target resources to benefit communities at risk [areas needing to create community resilience, environmental justice areas of potential concern, sensitive populations (e.g., children, elderly, tribes, urban and rural residents, and others at increased risk)].Assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks.Increase collaboration through partnerships and community-based projects.Build institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environmental and human health problems.Advance emergency preparedness and ecosystem resilience. Achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits.

FY 2021-22 Region 7 Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Materials Management Grant $200,000.00

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7 (EPA) is issuing a Request for Applications (RFA) from eligible entities to address at least one (1) of the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Key Pillars and Program Focus Areas identified in Section I.C. Applications must demonstrate the SMM benefit to states, tribes, and/or communities within Region 7, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.The total amount of federal funding potentially available under this announcement is approximately $600,000 (up to $300,000 in FY 2021 funds and up to $300,000 in FY 2022 funds based on anticipated funding, which is not guaranteed and may change). The number and dollar amount of awards issued is contingent upon funding availability (e.g., Congressional appropriations), satisfactory performance, the quality of applications received, and other applicable considerations. The EPA anticipates making three to six (3-6) individual awards ranging from $50,000 to $200,000, each with a project period of up to two (2) years. Awards will be incrementally funded in FY 2021 and FY 2022 subject to funding availability, satisfactory performance, and other applicable considerations.

Flow Battery Systems Manufacturing FOA $5,000,000.00

Initial Posting: The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) funds a broad portfolio to catalyze research, development, and adoption of energy-related advanced manufacturing technologies and practices to increase energy productivity and drive U.S. economic competitiveness. AMO supports advancing energy storage in two ways: 1) Improving the manufacturability of emerging energy storage technologies to accelerate their adoption and grow domestic manufacturing; and 2) Increasing the economic competitiveness of industrial and commercial sectors by integrating energy storage into their operations. Flow batteries have great potential to meet demand for grid-scale energy storage, which enables flexible, resilient, and efficient infrastructure. Through this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), AMO seeks proposals for collaborative, multi-stage R&D projects that focus on work to develop or improve manufacturing processes for individual flow battery components, followed by collaborative work to integrate those new or improved components into a prototype system with a mid-sized capacity for industrial applications. Projects selected will address gaps and challenges in energy storage manufacturing to: • Enable cost-effective, scalable manufacturing for mid-sized (i.e., 10 – 100 kilowatt hour) flow battery systems; • Test and validate the flow battery system’s manufacturability; and, • Strengthen the U.S. flow battery supply chains by connecting battery manufacturing stakeholders. EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful. Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues. Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov) The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of, and with the Applicant's concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance; and c) has submitted the applicant through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.  Informational Webinar: An informational webinar will be held to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET. Please find the link to the Informational Webinar on the title page of the FOA document.

Transfer of Graphene for Graphene-based Devices Grant Program Varies

Eligibility for the program listed in this NOFO is open to all domestic non-Federal entities. Eligible applicants include accredited institutions of higher education; non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations incorporated in the United States; and state, local, territorial, and Indian tribal governments. Please note that individuals and unincorporated sole proprietors are not considered “non-Federal entities” and are not eligible to apply under this NOFO. Although Federal entities are not eligible to receive funding under this NOFO, they may participate as unfunded collaborators.