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.