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Cooperative Agreements to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies, and
Individuals for High-Efficiency Truck and Freight System Projects

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

LOI Date:

05/13/21

Deadline Date:

07/12/21 5:00 PM ET

Description:

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Cooperative agreements to USA and territories individuals, nonprofit and for-profit entities, agencies, and tribal governments for projects related to high-efficiency truck and freight systems. Applicants must submit a pre-application and complete required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended for innovative R&D concepts to enable medium- and heavy-duty original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and fleet partners to develop higher efficiency trucks and freight systems that significantly reduce CO2 emissions while meeting future criterion emission standards.

DOE is seeking vehicle-level efficiency improvements for Class 7-8 regional-haul/long-haul trucks and Class 4-6 vocational trucks as well as system-level freight efficiency improvement (Class 4-8) beyond vehicle hardware. Projects will focus on real world operation with drive-cycle-based fuel economy including representative hub-to-hub routes and last-mile delivery. Predictive models will be developed to guide highest freight efficiency and lowest carbon footprint.

Continued engine research will further optimize efficiency, reduce emissions and allow the use of biofuels and hydrogen, including powertrain artificial intelligence (AI) control for hybrid applications. Projects will pursue a focus on electrification, including hydrogen and fuel cell technology (including hybridization strategies such as fuel cell range extenders), battery electric and plug-in hybrid systems. Projects may also utilize automation/connectivity capabilities to further improve freight efficiency. Fleets operators and companies with large captive fleets are encouraged to be integral parts of teams, from analysis to technology development, and may also lead teams, along with vehicle manufacturers or major suppliers.

For information on topic areas, see p. 12 of the FOA in Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195614

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$100,000,000

Number of Grants:

EERE anticipates making approximately 3 to 6 awards under this FOA.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual awards are anticipated to vary between $16,000,000 and $33,000,000.

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Period of Performance (months): 27-51. EERE anticipates making awards with the first budget period being 15 months and all budget periods thereafter being 12 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
1. Individuals. U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient.
2. Domestic Entities. For-profit entities, educational institutions, and nonprofits that are incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a particular state or territory of the United States and have a physical location for business operations in the United States are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient. Nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995 are not eligible to apply for funding.
- State, local, and tribal government entities are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient.
- DOE/NNSA FFRDCs are eligible to apply for funding as a subrecipient, but are not eligible to apply as a prime recipient.
- Non-DOE/NNSA FFRDCs are eligible to apply for funding as a subrecipient, but are not eligible to apply as a prime recipient.
- Federal agencies and instrumentalities (other than DOE) are eligible to apply for funding as a subrecipient, but are not eligible to apply as a prime recipient.
3. Foreign Entities. Other than as provided in the “Individuals” or “Domestic Entities” sections above, all prime recipients receiving funding under this FOA must be incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a State or territory of the United States and have a physical location for business operations in the United States. If a foreign entity applies for funding as a prime recipient, it must designate in the Full Application a subsidiary or affiliate incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a State or territory of the United States to be the prime recipient.
4. Incorporated consortia, which may include domestic and/or foreign entities, are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient. For consortia incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a state or territory of the United States, please refer to “Domestic Entities” above. Each incorporated consortium must have an internal governance structure and a written set of internal rules.
5. Unincorporated Consortia. Unincorporated Consortia, which may include domestic and foreign entities, must designate one member of the consortium to serve as the prime recipient/consortium representative. The prime recipient/consortium representative must be incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a state or territory of the United States. The eligibility of the consortium will be determined by the eligibility of the prime recipient/consortium representative.

For other eligibility requirements, see p. 23 of the FOA in Supporting Documents below.

This FOA seeks to encourage the participation of underserved communities and underrepresented groups. Applicants are highly encouraged to include individuals from groups historically underrepresented in STEM on their project teams. Minority Serving Institutions, Minority Business Enterprises, Minority-Owned Businesses, Woman-Owned Businesses, Veteran Owned Businesses, or entities located in a underserved community that meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply as the prime applicant or participate on an application as a proposed partner to the prime applicant.

For applications specifically not of interest, see p. 14 of the FOA in Supporting Documents below.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 05/13/2021 5:00 pm ET
- Anticipated date for Concept Paper Notifications: 06/07/2021
- Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 07/12/2021 5:00 pm ET
- Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications: October 2021
- Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations: October 2021 - December 2021

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the submission deadline.

Questions related to the content of the Funding Opportunity Announcement must be submitted not later than three (3) business days prior to the application due date and time.

Registration Requirements:
- Applicants must obtain a DUNS number (including the plus 4 extension, if applicable) from Dun and Bradstreet (D&B). DUNS website: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform.
- Applicants must register through the EERE eXCHANGE. EERE eXCHANGE website: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.
- Applicants must register with the SAM. SAM website: http://www.sam.gov/
- Applicants must register with Grants.gov. Grants.gov website: http://grants.gov/
- FedConnect. Register in FedConnect at https://www.fedconnect.net.

Applicants who are not registered with SAM and Grants.gov, should allow at least 44 days to complete these requirements. It is suggested that the process be started as soon as possible.

An entity may submit more than one Concept Paper and Full Application to this FOA, provided that each application describes a unique, scientifically distinct project and provided that an eligible Concept Paper was submitted for each Full Application.

Cost Sharing: The cost share must be at least 50% of the total allowable costs for demonstration projects.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332882
FAQs: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/FAQ.aspx?FoaId=890752f2-c1f2-4f10-8a8c-1dbb1fa80542

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/SubmissionDetailsEdit.aspx?foaId=890752f2-c1f2-4f10-8a8c-1dbb1fa80542

Questions related to the content of the Funding Opportunity Announcement must be submitted to DE-FOA-0002450@netl.doe.gov.

Sheldon Funk, Contract Specialist
Phone 304-285-0204

Questions related to the use of the EERE eXCHANGE website or technical issues concerning the application submittal should be submitted to EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.

CFDA Number:

81.087

Funding or Pin Number:

DE-FOA-0002450

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