Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Energy Innovation Hub - Critical Materials

Energy Innovation Hub - Critical Materials

Department of Energy


The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 05/31/2012 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Document Type:Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:DE-FOA-0000687
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:May 31, 2012
Creation Date:May 31, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:Aug 30, 2012   
Current Closing Date for Applications:Aug 30, 2012   
Archive Date:Dec 31, 2012
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Energy 
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:$0
Award Ceiling:$0
Award Floor:$0
CFDA Number(s):81.086  --  Conservation Research and Development
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:Yes

Eligible Applicants

State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

The following domestic entities are eligible to apply for this announcement: (1) institutions of higher education; (2) nonprofit and for-profit private entities; (3) State and local governments; (4) DOE/NNSA National Laboratories/ Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC), and (5) consortia of entities (1) through (4). The term ?domestic entity? is defined for the purposes of the eligibility section as a legal entity established pursuant to the United States Federal or State laws that can demonstrate that its use of DOE funds will be in the economic interests of the United States (including, for example, significant operations within the U.S. or its Territories; creation of domestic manufacturing capability; use of labor in the United States; payment of United States taxes; or contributing to advancements in United States renewable energy technologies). Non-DOE FFRDCs and other Federal agencies are not eligible to apply as prime or lead applicants; however, they are eligible to otherwise participate in the Hub activities. 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 or to be a sub-recipient to an eligible applicant. DOE approval may be required for any proposed non-domestic (foreign) involvement with the Hub, which includes but is not limited to Hub activities within and outside the scope of the DOE award and foreign financial contributions. 

Agency Name

Golden Field Office


The purpose of this FOA is to fund a Critical Materials Energy Innovation Hub to reduce materials criticality and prevent criticality of new materials that are essential for energy technologies. The Critical Materials Hub will coordinate Research and Development across the entire materials lifecycle. Research and Development will combine basic and applied research with engineering to accelerate scientific discovery utilizing highly collaborative teams across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines. The initial award period is for five years. The Hub will be funded up to a total of $20 million in the first year; up to $10 million of those funds can be devoted to infrastructure start-up for the Hub, including building renovation (but not new construction), lease arrangements, equipment, and instrumentation. It is anticipated that the Hub will be funded up to $25 million per year for Hub operations in the final four years of the initial aw ard period, pending Congressional appropriations. The full Funding Opportunity Announcement is posted on the EERE Exchange website at Applications must be submitted through the EERE Exchange website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE Exchange website. The Users' guide for applying to Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy?s Funding Opportunity Announcements through the Exchange website can be found at Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE Exchange website. 

Link to Additional Information

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Carlo DiFranco, Grants Management Specialist

Synopsis Modification History

There are currently no modifications for this opportunity.

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