$70 million for a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $70 million for a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute to develop technologies that will advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, energy efficiency, and innovation. This Institute will focus on early-stage research for advancing cybersecurity in energy efficient manufacturing. The manufacturing and industrial sector consumes about 25% of the Nation’s energy. DOE estimates that the adoption of automated controls and sensors provide the potential for up to 15% improved energy efficiency in manufacturing, according to a report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Cybersecurity threats in the energy sector negati

$51.5 million for new and innovative research of technologies for trucks, off-road vehicles, and the

the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $51.5 million for new and innovative research of technologies for trucks, off-road vehicles, and the fuels that power them. Funded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), this FOA addresses priorities in gaseous fuels research, including natural gas, biopower, and hydrogen; heavy-duty freight electrification; hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell technologies for heavy-duty applications; and energy efficient off-road vehicles. Topic areas for this funding opportunity include the following: Topic 1: Gaseous Fuels Research and Technology Integration for Medium- and Heavy-duty Vehicle

Low or No Emission (Low-No) Program FY 2019 Notice of Funding

Date Posted: 3/18/2019 Date Closed: 5/14/2019 Opportunity ID: FTA-2019-001-TPM-LowNo Grant Program: Low or No Emission Vehicle Program - 5339(c) Opportunity Announcement TXT: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-21/html/2019-05355.htm Opportunity Announcement PDF: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-21/pdf/2019-05355.pdf Details: 3/18/2019. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the Low or No Emission Program (Low-No) Program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $85 million of Fiscal Year 2019 funds for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities. S

American-Made Solar Prize - $3M

Semi-Finalists - We are excited to assist you! We can only work with one application this year - will it be yours? The U.S. Department of Energy launched the second round of the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing. The Solar Prize encourages competitors to develop new solutions capable of advancing technologies for the domestic solar market. In February, the 20 semifinalists from round one were announced. The newly launched second round and the final stages of round one will run concurrently. To compete, entrepreneurial individuals and teams will take innovative ideas and transform them into concepts and then early-stage protot

Special Program Announcement for Solicitation on Topics Informing New Program Areas (DE‐FOA‐000195

Quantification of Effectiveness of Nutrient Bioextraction by Seaweed Due 5/13/2019 Approximately $1M total, maximum $300K per award 3‐5 fixed amount grants The purpose of this announcement is to (1) solicit proposals focused on the development of enabling solutions capable of quantifying fate and transport of biologically relevant nitrogen species with high‐spatial and high‐temporal resolution in the context of seaweed farms in the marine environment, and (2) provide a timetable for the submission of Full Applications. Nitrogen migration from anthropogenic sources, such as agricultural runoff or wastewater discharge, is responsible for eutrophication of marine systems causing anoxia, ecologi

Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Marine Energy Research and Testing Program

The Water Power Technologies Office has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement to select a network director for a new program to support testing and research for marine energy technologies—the U.S. Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) Program. TEAMER will bring together capabilities from universities and the national laboratory system to provide marine energy developers ready-access to unique, world-class testing facilities and expertise. Through its network of facilities and testing protocols, the program will simplify access and reduce costs of testing for MHK technology developers – ensuring access to the appropriate facilities at the appropriate time. Reduc

FY 2019 Solicitation Phase I research topics for U.S. DOT

The FY 2019 Solicitation Phase I research topics for U.S. DOT Operating Administrations are listed on the following pages. These topics indicate the specific areas for which SBIR Phase I offers are to be considered for acceptance by U.S. DOT. The topics are not listed in any order of priority. Each offer submitted must respond to one (and only one) topic and/or focus area as described in this section. An offer may, however, indicate and describe its relevance to other topics. Offerors are encouraged to review Section VI. of this solicitation for scientific and technical information sources that may be referenced in the respective topic descriptions. Federal Highway Administration 190-FH1: Ve

LOI Due soon - California Department of Education: Inclusive Early Education Expansion Grant FY 2018

Deadline: LOI Due: April 1, 2019 Complete Grant Due: May 3,2019 Amount: Varies. $165,300,000 available for entire program. Match: No Eligibility: Local educational agencies The goal of this grant is to increase access for young children birth to five years old to inclusive early learning and care programs. It supports the inclusion of children with disabilities and exceptional needs, including children with severe disabilities, in early learning and care settings pursuant to Parts B and C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. If you or your entity would like some assistance with this grant, please contact us right away. kcarter@grantmanagementassoc.com

New funding from the CA Energy Commission - Cost Reductions, Advanced Technology for Solar Modules (

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund applied research and development projects that will catalyze recently achieved advancements in materials science and manufacturing processes for thin-film photovoltaics (PV) technologies to support scaling and establishment of new high value market applications. Funded projects will address the strategic initiative 4.1.1 “Advance the Material Science, Manufacturing Process, and In-Situ Maintenance of Thin-film PV Technologies” identified in the EPIC 2018-2020 Triennial Investment Plan[1] and result in improved performance and reliability of thin-film PVs, higher throughput of existing manufacturing processes, reduced production costs, and adoption

April 3rd is the last day to submit questions for the U.S. DOT's FY 2019 SBIR Solicitation

The U.S. DOT SBIR Program Office encourages you to review the existing questions and answers for this solicitation on the Technical and Administrative Questions page of our website, as well as our FAQs, prior to submitting your question. If you have a question not listed on these pages, please submit administrative or technical questions on our topics via email to the U.S. DOT SBIR Program Office at dotsbir@dot.gov. All questions must be submitted by email. Answers will be posted here. The deadline for submitting administrative and technical questions for the U.S. DOT's FY 2019 SBIR Solicitation is April 3, 2019 at 5:00 PM E.T. Questions received after this date may not be answered. Closing

Welcome to the California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED) Applicati

Concept paper due soon! The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED) is a funding and professional development program for innovators and entrepreneurs working to bring early-stage clean energy concepts to market. Powered by the California Clean Energy Fund's mission to create a clean energy economy for everyone, CalSEED supports diverse entrepreneurs who deliver equitable outcomes from their clean tech innovations. CalSEED is a funding initiative of the California Energy Commission. The 2019 Concept Awards eligibility application is open March 1st-March 11th at 11:59 pm PST. For those who pass the eligibility screening and are invited to submit full applic

NSF revises SBIR/STTR Process!

America’s Seed Fund powered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is piloting changes to the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) proposal submission process. The pilot replaces a recommended pre-proposal step, the Executive Summary, with a required first step, the Project Pitch. Starting in March 2019, startups or entrepreneurs who submit a three-page Project Pitch will know within three weeks if they are a good fit for the SBIR/STTR program’s objectives of supporting innovative technologies that show promise of commercial and/or societal impact and involve a level of technical risk. Startups or entrepreneurs can submit a Project Pitch at any

$31 Million to Advance the H2@Scale Concept

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $31 million in funding to advance the H2@Scale concept. The focus of H2@Scale is to enable affordable and reliable large-scale hydrogen generation, transport, storage, and utilization in the United States across multiple sectors. “Hydrogen is an energy carrier that can unite our Nation’s abundant energy resources,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “This funding opportunity and the H2@Scale Initiative will help the Department achieve our goals of strengthening energy security, resiliency, and a strong domestic economy.” By producing hydrogen when power generation exceeds load, electrolyzers can reduce curtailment of renewables and

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