Dept. of Energy - Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity. Due 8/25/22. $97M
Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity
Building a clean energy economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. This FOA will advance the Biden Administration’s goals to achieve carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 and “deliver an equitable, clean energy future, and put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050“1 to the benefit of all Americans. The Department of Energy is committed to pushing the frontiers of science and engineering, catalyzing clean energy jobs through research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D), and ensuring environmental justice and inclusion of disadvantaged communities. The RDD&D activities to be funded under this FOA will support the governmentwide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation in the transportation sector that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. The transportation sector accounts for approximately 30% of total U.S. energy needs2 and is the largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the energy sector. The average U.S. household spends over 15% of its total family expenditures on transportation3 , making it the most expensive spending category after housing. This can be up to 30% for lower income households. Transportation is also critical to the overall economy, from the movement of goods to providing access to jobs, education, and healthcare.
Providing better and cleaner mobility options that are affordable for all Americans is the core objective of the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO). Specifically, this FOA is seeking innovative solutions for on-road and off-road vehicles to develop and accelerate the charging infrastructure and drasticallyreduced GHG emissions in support of Administration goals. In partnership with industry, VTO has established aggressive targets to focus research, demonstration and deployment on cost-reduction, efficiency, and emissions reduction that improve air quality and improved mobility.
i. Restricted Eligibility
The National Energy Technology Laboratory is ineligible to participate as a prime applicant or as a team member/sub-recipient on any application because of its role in developing the requirements for this announcement.
U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient.
iii. Domestic Entities
The proposed prime recipient and subrecipients must be domestic entities. The following types of domestic entities are eligible to participate as a prime recipient or subrecipient of this FOA:
1. Institutions of higher education;
2. For-profit entities;
3. Non-profit entities; and
4. State, local, and Tribal Nations.
Total Amount Available:
Concept Papers due August 25, 2022
Full Applications due November 10, 2022
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