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Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
Performance Targets for Perovskite Photovoltaic Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs Varies

Performance Targets for Perovskite Photovoltaic Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs
Research, Development, and Demonstration Opportunities for FY 2022 Solar Manufacturing Incubator Varies

Research, Development, and Demonstration Opportunities for FY 2022 Solar Manufacturing Incubator
Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002588 "Regional Clean Hydrogen Analysis" $500,000.00

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), and in coordination across DOE offices, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Regional Clean Hydrogen Analysis.” HFTO’s Regional Clean Hydrogen Analysis FOA would solicit analysis projects to identify and characterize the value proposition of specific regional clean hydrogen deployments that could be successfully implemented over the coming years. Each analysis project solicited in this FOA would be focused on a single potential clean hydrogen deployment that includes production, delivery, storage, and end use, in a specific region (State or several adjacent States) within the United States. Each proposal would study potential hydrogen producers, hydrogen consumers, and the necessary connective hydrogen infrastructure, all located in close proximity, to enable deployment with substantial engagement of local and regional stakeholders. The selected projects will quantify key metrics including decarbonization potential, system cost, revenue potential, and metrics for environmental justice, such as potential for regional economic growth, job creation, reduction in criteria pollutant emissions, and creation of educational and workforce development opportunities. Higher emissions reductions will be strongly encouraged. This FOA would continue HFTO’s ongoing analysis to inform future clean hydrogen deployments that enable innovations related to technology scale-up and manufacturing, as well as economies of scale. This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) through its HydroWIRES Initiative, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Technology Innovation to Increase Hydropower Flexibility.” The FOA seeks next-generation technologies from manufacturers, equipment vendors, and research organizations to improve the flexible capabilities of the U.S. hydropower fleet. The development of technical solutions to improve hydropower flexibility – either by improving performance across various dimensions of unit-level flexibility, or by reducing potential negative impacts of flexible operations – can improve hydropower’s ability to integrate additional variable renewable resources and support power system decarbonization. To view the full FOA document, visit EERE Exchange at
Industrial Decarbonization through Concentrating Solar Thermal Varies

Industrial Decarbonization through Concentrating Solar Thermal
RFI: Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Climate Technology Varies

This Request for Information (RFI) is intended to inform the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) on enabling an inclusive and just entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem in climate and energy technologies. DOE seeks to understand the barriers to entry to DOE funding opportunities and other forms of assistance for first-time applicants, people and organizations from underrepresented communities, underserved and frontline communities, and from other non-traditional backgrounds, as well as understanding programmatic, operational, or other internal measures that DOE can implement to remove these barriers. Measures may encompass application support services for funding opportunities, incubation and acceleration services for entrepreneurship; and other measures to support a just and inclusive innovation ecosystem. This RFI is not aimed at policy recommendations that require changes in the law, but those that DOE can implement using its existing authorities.
DE-FOA-0002473: Single-Use Plastics Recycling (SUPR) $2,500,000.00

Program and FOA Description for Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to address the unique economic and design circularity challenges of plastic films, enabling energy and emissions reduction through their lifecycle.The BioEnergy Technology Office (BETO) develops technologies that convert domestic biomass and waste resources into fuels, products, and power to enable affordable energy, economic growth, and innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production. The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) develops technologies that drive industrial decarbonization, energy productivity improvements in the U.S. manufacturing sector, efficiently utilize resources, and support the manufacture of clean energy products with benefits extending across the economy. BETO and AMO fund applied research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) to bolster the body of scientific and engineering knowledge to develop a circular economy for plastics through novel plastics development designed for circularity and establishing deconstruction and upcycling pathways for existing polymers that will generate high-value products. This FOA builds upon the FY20 BOTTLE FOA and seeks to fill a gap identified in the 2019 Plastics for a Circular Economy Workshop, where single-use packaging was highlighted as an important focus area. It will support high-impact technology R&D in technologies that overcome the challenges associated with the recycling of films, which are often used in single-use packaging applications.This FOA seeks applications that enable the recycling and upcycling of films. Challenges associated with film recycling are vast, spanning collection, sorting/separation, contamination, and lack of economic methods for recycling and upcycling. Multilayer materials present further challenges, including immiscibility of different polymer layers and inclusion of inorganic materials. Technology can help to address these challenges by developing methods for recycling, deconstruction, and upcycling films that are sufficiently economic to incentivize collection, sorting and retention. Designing films to be inherently more recyclable or biodegradable, while retaining desired properties such as flexibility, barrier properties and strength could also make recycling of films more economical.This FOA aims to increase recycling, upcycling, or environmentally benign degradation of films by pursuing two approaches:1) Development of recycling and upcycling pathways for plastic films that are economically favorable, lower green house gas (GHG) emissions, and reduce the embodied energy of plastics; and2) Redesign of multi-layer films to be inherently recyclable or biodegradable.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 ( The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators ( 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 ( The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators ( 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.
Equitable Access to Community-based Solar Varies

Equitable Access to Community-based Solar
SolSmart Program Management $10,000,000.00

The activities to be funded under this FOA will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this funding program will help to reduce the soft costs of solar energy deployment—those costs not associated with the hardware—which account for up to 64% of the upfront cost of a residential solar installation. This FOA seeks an entity to manage and expand DOE’s SolSmart program, which supports and recognizes local governments that reduce soft costs and expand access to solar energy. This community designation and technical assistance program was launched in 2016 and has recognized almost 400 communities from Florida to Alaska. Now, DOE is expanding the program to incorporate new solar-related technologies and respond to the evolving needs of local governments. The chosen entity will manage the program for the next five years.
SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE FISCAL YEAR 2021 FUNDING PROGRAM Photovoltaics and Concentrating Solar Power $5,000,000.00

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to invest in innovative research and development (R&D) that will drive down costs and develop next-generation technologies ready for commercialization. SETO works to accelerate the development and deployment of solar technology to support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and a decarbonized energy sector by 2050. Achieving these goals will support the nationwide effort to meet the threat of climate change and ensure that all Americans benefit from the transition to a clean energy economy. The office supports solar energy research, development, demonstration, and technical assistance in five areas—photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP), systems integration, manufacturing and competitiveness, and soft costs—to improve the affordability, reliability, and domestic benefit of solar technologies on the electric grid.