The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) issued this funding announcement, formally called the “Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement,” to help build a clean energy economy and address climate change. Activities funded under the program will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving innovation in the transportation sector that can lead to deployment of clean energy technologies. This includes providing better and cleaner mobility options that are affordable to all Americans.
EERE expects to make a total of approximately $95.7M of federal funding available for new awards under this program and anticipates making 40-82 awards, with individual award funding amounts ranging from $300,000 to $7.5 million.
Applicants must be US citizens and represent domestic entities. These can include institutions for higher education, for-profit entities, non-profit entities and state, local and tribal nations. All applicants must register through several sites including the EERE Exchange, System for Award Management (SAM), Grants.gov and FedConnect. The DOE is also compiling a Teaming Partners list to facilitate the formation of new project teams. Organizations who want to be included in that list can submit their information to DE-FOAfirstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Teaming Partner Information”.
EERE is looking for research projects that address priorities in the following areas: the cost-effective deployment of EV charging for those without easy home charging; innovative solutions to improve mobility options for underserved communities; community engagement to accelerate clean transportation options in underserved communities; batteries and electrification; materials technologies; energy-efficient commercial off-road vehicle technologies; medium/heavy duty vehicle corridor charging; and advanced engine and fuel technologies to improve fuel economy and reduce GHG emissions.
Detailed technical descriptions of each priority area are provided in the FOA which can be downloaded at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/ referencing FOA number: DE-FOA-0002611.
Concept papers were due August 22, 2022
Full applications were due November 10, 2022
Note: a concept paper submission is required for full application in November