RFP Name: Education and Workforce Development Request for Proposals
RFP Federal Funds Amount: $600,000


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the Reducing Embodied Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute, is announcing $600,000 in funding for the development of education and workforce development (EWD) curriculum that will work to increase the adoption of recovery, reuse, remanufacturing, and recycling technologies across the industrial sector. Projects selected through this request for proposals will focus on creating workforce development courses that equip the future manufacturing workforce with the training and resources they need to advance the circular economy and reduce the embodied energy and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing.


To deliver relevant training content that supports REMADE’s EWD objectives, proposals should align with the REMADE Education and Workforce Development Roadmap.

The maximum REMADE funding per project is $100,000 and requires a 1:1 cost share. EWD projects will have a period of performance of up to six months.

Topic Areas

  • Advanced Materials Separation Technologies
  • Simulation Techniques to Optimize Material Use in Manufacturing and Recycling
  • Condition Assessment for Remanufacturing
  • Reverse Logistics for Remanufacturing
  • Cleaning for Remanufacturing
  • Design for Remanufacturing, Recycling, and/or Re-Use

RFP Issue Date


Webinar Call Information Session

12/01/2022 at 12 p.m. ET

Letters of Intent/Project Abstract

01/06/2023 by 5 p.m. ET

Proposals Due

01/27/2023 by 5 p.m. ET

Proposal Teams Notified of Decision

March 2023

Project Start Date (anticipated)

September 2023

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