DOE BIL - Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program - $350M Available CP Due 3/14/23
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program Section 40209
Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement, as supported by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program will support projects by small- and medium-sized manufacturing firms to establish new or re-equip or expand existing industrial facilities in eligible energy communities to produce or recycle advanced energy property. Topic Area 1: In conjunction with the eligibility requirements set forth in the FOA, the objective of this topic area is to build a new manufacturing or recycling facility for the production or recycling, as applicable, of advanced energy property. Topic Area 2: In conjunction with the eligibility requirements set forth in the FOA, the objective of this topic area is to re-equip or expand a manufacturing or recycling facility for the production or recycling, as applicable, of advanced energy property.
The proposed prime recipient must be a small- or medium-sized manufacturing firm as defined by BIL Section 40209. To demonstrate eligibility, applicants must provide evidence to demonstrate that they fall within North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes 31-33 and that, at the time of application, they meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. Gross annual sales of less than $100,000,000;34
2. Fewer than 500 employees at the plant site of the manufacturing firm;35 and
3. Annual energy bills that total more than $100,000 but less than $2,500,000.36
In demonstrating eligibility with respect to the criteria above, a prime recipient is defined to include its affiliates, as affiliation is defined in 13 CFR § 121.702(c).
The proposed project must be located in (a) a census tract in which a coal mine closed after December 31, 1999, ( b) a census tract in which a coal-fired electricity generating power plant unit closed after December 31, 2009, or (c) a census tract immediately adjacent to (a) or (b). To assist potential applicants in identifying eligible project locations, DOE has made a map showing relevant coal mine and coal-fired electricity generating power plant unit closures, as well as immediately adjacent census tracts, available here. Potential applicants can also access this map under Program Resources here: Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grants | Department of Energy.
Total Amount Available: $350M
Maximum Award: $100M
Concept Paper Deadline: 3/14/23
Application Deadline: 6/8/23
Timeframe for Selections: November 2023
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