DOE Weatherization Assistance Program Enhancement & Innovation: $18M -Concept Paper 1/20/22
Opportunity Title: WAP Enhancement & Innovation
Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0002520
The objective of this funding is to expand the impact of DOE's existing residential weatherization programs by utilizing leveraged resources and enhanced community partnerships to perform deep retrofits of low-income residential buildings and empower local community representation within the energy workforce. DOE seeks proposals that drive innovative approaches to program coordination and service delivery, while fostering the collaboration of dynamic and diverse teams. Teams must be led by a WAP Grantee, Subgrantee, or nonprofit entity.
i. Domestic Entities Per P.L. 116-260, eligibility is limited to current WAP grantees, subgrantees, and other nonprofit entities that are incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a particular state or territory of the United States and have a physical location for business operations in the United States. Nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995 are not eligible to apply for funding. DOE/NNSA FFRDCs are not eligible to apply for funding as they may be funded through a separate AOP to support the measurement and verification of these projects. Non-DOE/NNSA FFRDCs are eligible to apply for funding as a subrecipient, but are not eligible to apply as a prime recipient. Federal agencies and instrumentalities (other than DOE) are eligible to apply for funding as a subrecipient, but are not eligible to apply as a prime recipient.
ii. Foreign Entities Foreign entities, whether for-profit or otherwise, are not eligible for funding as a prime recipient under this FOA. A foreign entity may receive funding as a subrecipient.
iii. Incorporated Consortia Incorporated consortia, which may include domestic and/or foreign entities, are eligible to apply for funding as a subrecipient. For consortia incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a state or territory of the United States, please refer to “Domestic Entities” above. Each incorporated consortium must have an internal governance structure and a written set of internal rules. Upon request, the consortium must provide a written description of its internal governance structure and its internal rules to the EERE Contracting Officer.
iv. Unincorporated Consortia Unincorporated Consortia, which may include domestic and foreign entities, are eligible to apply for funding as a subrecipient. The unincorporated consortia must designate one member to serve as the consortium representative. The consortium representative must be incorporated (or otherwise formed) under Questions about this FOA? Email WeatherizationFOA@ee.doe.gov. Problems with EERE Exchange? Email EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov Include FOA name and number in subject line. 20 the laws of a state or territory of the United States. The eligibility of the consortium will be determined by the eligibility of the consortium representative under Section III.A. of the FOA. Upon request, unincorporated consortia must provide the EERE Contracting Officer with a collaboration agreement, commonly referred to as the articles of collaboration, which sets out the rights and responsibilities of each consortium member. This agreement binds the individual consortium members together and should discuss, among other things, the consortium’s:
• Management structure;
• Method of making payments to consortium members;
• Means of ensuring and overseeing members’ efforts on the project;
• Provisions for members’ cost sharing contributions; and
• Provisions for ownership and rights in intellectual property developed previously or under the agreement.
Total Amount Available: $18.6M
Maximum Award: $2M
Minimum Award: $500K
Concept Paper Deadline: 1/20/22
Application Deadline: 2/28/22
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