Bureau or Account: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding amount: $40,000,000

Period of Availability: Available until expended

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

New Program: No

Recipients: (A) An Institution of Higher Education,

(B) A National Laboratory;

(C) A Federal Research Agency;

(D) A State Research Agency;

(E) A Research Agency Associated with A Territory or Freely Associated State;

(F) a Tribal energy development organization;

(G) an Indian Tribe;

(H) a Tribal organization;

(I) a Native Hawaiian community-based organization;

(J) a nonprofit research organization;

(K) an industrial entity;

(L) any other entity, as determined by the Secretary; and

(M) a consortium of 2 or more entities described in subparagraphs (A) through (L).

Description: To fund research, development, demonstration, and commercialization activities to improve solar energy technologies.

Eligible Uses: Research, development, demonstration, and commercialization activities, including—

(i)awarding grants and awards, on a competitive, merit-reviewed basis;

(ii)performing precompetitive research and development;

(iii)establishing or maintaining demonstration facilities and projects, including through stewardship of existing facilities;

(iv)providing technical assistance;

(v)entering into contracts and cooperative agreements;

(vi)providing small business vouchers;

(vii)establishing prize competitions;

(viii)conducting education and outreach activities;

(ix)conducting workforce development activities; and

(x)conducting analyses, studies, and reports.

Next Milestone: Estimated application opening date, 3rd quarter 2022.