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LWCF State Assistance Formula Grants - State Planning - FY21 Cycle I $250,000.00

The LWCF State and Local Assistance program is operated by the National Park Service (NPS) in partnership with designated lead agencies in each of the 50 States as well as American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each fiscal year Congress allocates money from the LWCF for this program, which is in turn allocated to the States based on a legislative formula. To be eligible to submit applications for funding, States must have a current Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, or SCORP, in place that assesses demand and need for outdoor recreation resources and sets priorities for the use of LWCF funds. LWCF grants are available to the States to comply with this legislative requirement. The NPS must review and approve each State’s SCORP. A new or updated SCORP must be prepared at least once every 5 years.

Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase II $287,500.00

The purpose of the Federal SBIR program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector and to strengthen the role of small business in meeting Federal research or research and development (R/R&D) needs. The specific purpose of NIDILRR’s SBIR program is to increase the commercial application of research and development results and improve the return on investment from research and development that can be used to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. All SBIR projects funded by NIDILRR must address the needs of individuals with disabilities and promote their health and function, community living, or employment outcomes. Phase II projects expand on the results of and further pursue the development of Phase I projects. Phase II applicants must be Phase I grantees with approaches that appear sufficiently promising as a result of their efforts as Phase I grantees.

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.

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.

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.

Critical Minerals & Materials: Chemical and Materials Sciences Research on Rare Earth and Platinum Group Elements $1,200,000.00

The DOE SC program in Basic Energy Sciences (BES) program announces its interest in receiving applications from single investigators and multi-disciplinary teams to support experimental and theoretical research to advance chemical and materials sciences relevant to the following:Critical minerals – the natural resource for obtaining critical elements;Critical elements – atomic elements that are subject to supply risks and are incorporated in critical materials; andCritical materials – substances that provide essential functionality in key technologies and have no easy substitutes.Critical elements play a central role in both critical minerals and critical materials. These elements influence the mineral properties as well as the mechanisms of incorporation and extraction of the critical elements. They also dictate the properties that control the function of critical materials, including both molecules and materials, used in a broad range of technologically important and energy relevant applications. These properties include superconductivity, magnetism, quantum phenomena, light generation, magnetocaloric behavior, and catalytic activity. This FOA is focused on gaining an understanding of the fundamental properties and mechanisms of critical minerals, elements, and materials to improve separation and extraction processes and to enable discovery and design of alternates to critical materials that reduce or eliminate the need for critical elements. Thus, this fundamental knowledge will support the DOE strategy to diversify supply, develop substitutes, and improve reuse and recycling of critical minerals and materials. While multiple elements have been identified as critical based on their availability and technological importance, this funding opportunity is restricted to basic research related to rare earth and platinum group elements.

Special Notice - Request for Proposal for Materials Science Center of Excellence $7,500,000.00

NOTE: This is a Request for Proposal for a Materials Science Center of Excellence.Entities interested in applying for this opportunity must go DoD Funding Opportunity W911NF-19-S-0013 on Grants.gov and apply using the instructions and applications forms provided there. See the Related Opportunities link above.The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) seeks unclassified research proposals from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) under Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) W911NF-19-S-0013 to conduct research in the area of Materials Science at an established Center of Excellence (CoE). The Government will evaluate proposals through a scientific review process in accordance with evaluation criteria listed in the FOA. The HBCU or MI with the most technically acceptable proposal may be awarded a Cooperative Agreement with a performance period not to exceed five years.The Center led by the Principal Investigator (PI) will be expected to conduct collaborative research within the proposing HBCU/MI and with one other institution of higher education (IHE) and with involvement of scientists (Cooperative Agreement Managers) from the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) DoD seeks to establish a Center of Excellence in Materials Science to perform research in the following areas:Structures & ProtectionPropulsion & Extreme EnvironmentsSensors, Electronics and PhotonicsPower & EnergyReadinessIndividual Warfighter ProtectionCorrosionManufacturing Technology for Affordability Proposals must be compliant with instructions provided in this special notice and with the associated FOA.


ARPA-E supports high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector research investment. For its part, ESTCP demonstrates and validates promising technologies that target DoD’s urgent environmental and installation energy needs and are projected to pay back the capital investment through cost savings, improved efficiencies, or other improved outcomes. The complementary nature of these missions has led to this partnership to demonstrate ARPA-E supported technologies at DoD installations, with ARPA-E providing technologies and funding and ESTCP providing access to DoD’s installations and expertise in conducting demonstration projects. The projects funded by this FOA will respond to high priority DoD installation energy technology requirements and the need to improve Defense readiness by reducing facilities’ operation and maintenance costs and improving energy security. The goal is to conduct demonstrations to validate the performance and operational costs of promising energy efficiency and security technologies; to provide any data needed for end-user acceptance; and, to accelerate the commercialization of the technology. These demonstrations will be conducted under operational conditions at DoD facilities or locations for which DoD holds responsibility. Candidate technologies are expected to have successfully completed laboratory testing and, when applicable, initial small-scale field testing. The demonstrations are intended to generate supporting cost and performance data for acceptance or validation of the technology. As appropriate, these projects should also support the future implementation of the tested technology through the development of appropriate guidance, design, and/or protocol documents. This program will not support full-scale demonstrations that are primarily intended to solve an individual installation’s problem; priority will be given to those projects that address multi-Service or DoD-wide requirements. These projects must: 1. Execute the technology demonstration to validate the technology’s performance and expected operational costs: • Each project must develop Pre-Demonstration and Demonstration Plan, to govern the technical execution and management of the demonstration. Guidance describing the requirements of the Demonstration Plans can be found on the ESTCP website (https://www.serdp-estcp.org/Investigator-Resources/ESTCP-Resources/Demo…). The Demonstration Plans must be reviewed and approved by ARPA-E prior to beginning any work at the installation. • Each project is expected to generate sufficient pertinent and high quality data to scientifically validate all claims made for that technology.• Cost and performance data will be collected and shared with ARPA-E and DoD during and after the demonstration(s) to allow realistic estimates to be derived for full-scale implementation of the technology at the demonstration site and other DoD sites.2. Transition the technology:• Develop a Technology Transition Plan and submit it to ARPA-E for approval. Guidance on the Technology Transition plan can be found on the ESTCP website. (https://www.serdp-estcp.org/Investigator-Resources/ESTCP-Resources/Demo…)• Identify and work with the intended DoD user community to achieve their acceptance and feedback on the usefulness of the technology.• Publish appropriate user guidance, design, and/or protocol documents to assist the future implementation of the technology.• Publish a Final Report that will be publicly available and contain the demonstration test data. • Publish the results of the demonstration in the scientific peer reviewed literature and present results at technical conferences, as appropriate.• Identify pathways to implementation of the technology. 3. Provide data and support to achieve regulatory and end-user acceptance:• Technologies needing regulatory approval for use will be required to engage the regulatory community at the outset of project execution. Feedback from regulators must be solicited and incorporated into the project’s Demonstration Plans. • No single approach for working with the regulatory community is prescribed by the program. Interaction with individual state regulatory organizations, interstate groups, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as needed, is encouraged. The approach taken should be appropriate for the technology being demonstrated and the regulatory issues associated with implementing the technology. Applicants selected for demonstration will be teamed with a DoD liaison who will be responsible for assisting in selecting the demonstration site, validating the technology’s cost and performance, interfacing with the regulatory and user community, and supporting the transfer of the technology across DoD.

DOE Traineeship in Accelerator Science and Engineering $4,950,000.00

The DOE SC program in High Energy Physics (HEP) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for the DOE Traineeship in Accelerator Science and Engineering, which provides support to address critical, targeted workforce development in fields of interest to the DOE mission. Up to two cooperative agreements may be awarded to provide funding to universities or consortia of universities to support tuition, stipend, and travel costs for students enrolled in specific accelerator science and engineering degree programs, and to provide modest support for curriculum development and program administration support. Award terms are expected to be up to five years, with the possibility of renewal for a second term. This program does not support generalized lines of Research and Development (R&D) separated from educational and developmental efforts: The purpose of awards resulting from this FOA must be for education and training, which may be conducted through research. Support for accelerator R&D is provided through the HEP General Accelerator R&D and the Accelerator R&D and Production (ARDAP) Accelerator Stewardship programs, through accelerator R&D programs elsewhere in DOE, and by other federal agencies.

FY2021 Research Opportunities in Accelerator Stewardship $3,000,000.00

The DOE SC program in Accelerator R&D and Production (ARDAP) hereby announces its interest in applications to conduct cross-cutting use-inspired basic R&D to advance accelerator science and technology (AS&T) that supports SC’s activities in physical sciences research, and which is of broader benefit to other U.S. government agencies and industry. Please note that the SC programs issue FOAs for program-specific AS&T R&D and that this announcement is for cross-cutting R&D.