Dept. of Energy - RFI on the Department of Energy's Critical Materials Program.
Request for Information (RFI) on the Department of Energy's Critical Materials Research, Development, Demonstration, and Commercialization Program
The intent of this request for information (RFI) is to obtain public input regarding the research priorities, managing mechanisms, and partnering opportunities for a Critical Materials RDD&CA Program, expanded by section 41003(c) and supported by section 41003(d) of the BIL and authorized respectively by sections 7002(g) and 7002(h) of the Energy Act of 2020. Specifically, this RFI seeks input on:
• Critical Materials RDD&CA Program to integrate: DOE annual appropriations for critical minerals and materials, including Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 directed appropriations and FY2023 requested appropriations BIL 41003(c): Critical Material Innovation, Efficiency, and Alternatives – Priorities & Implementation Strategy oBIL 41003(d): Critical Material Supply Chain Research Facility – Priorities & Implementation Strategy
• Community Benefits: Job Quality and Equity including (a) community and labor engagement, (b) quality jobs, (c) diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and (d) Justice40 Initiative.
• Market Adoption, Scale up, and Industry/Sector Sustainability
This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, DOE is not accepting applications at this time. DOE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, DOE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI.
September 9, 2022