Funding: Up to $70,000,000 with approximately $14,000,000 available for the first budget period

Open Date: 02/25/2014

Close Date: 04/22/2014   Concept papers are due.

Close Date: 06/19/2014   Full applications are due.

Funding Organization: The Advanced Manufacturing Office of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000977

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) of EERE seeks to establish a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composites Materials and Structures that will support U.S. prosperity and security; and contribute to the creation of a national network of manufacturing innovation institutes. The vision for the Institute is to revitalize American manufacturing and support domestic manufacturing competitiveness. The technical topic area for this Institute is low cost, energy efficient manufacturing of fiber reinforced polymer composites. The Institute will target continuous or discontinuous, primarily carbon and glass fiber systems, with thermoset or thermoplastic resin materials. These types of composites are foundational technologies that are broadly applicable and pervasive in multiple industries and markets with potentially transformational technical and economic impact.

See the full solicitation for other key information including the transcript and slides from the Informational Webinar held on March 6.

EERE is compiling a Teaming Partner List to facilitate the formation of new project teams for this FOA. See the FOA for instructions on how to be added to the Teaming Partners List. The Teaming Partner List will be available on EERE Exchange at under FOA DE-FOA-0000977. The Teaming Partner List will be updated periodically until the close of the Full Application period, to reflect new Teaming Partners who have provided their information. Any organization that would like to be included on this list should submit the following information to

Organization Name, Contact Name, Contact Address, Contact Email, Contact Phone,
Organization Type, Area of Technical Expertise, and Brief Description of Capabilities

Contact Information
For technical questions regarding the submission of concept papers and applications through the Exchange website.
For questions regarding the content of the FOA.

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.