Clean Technology and Trade Partnership Initiative’s Accelerating Clean Energy Transitions Technology Needs Assessment

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) at the Department of State announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for an award entitled, “Accelerating Clean Energy Transitions Technology Needs Assessment (Assessment)” under the Clean Technology and Trade Partnership Initiative.  The award will use U.S. Fiscal Year 2021 Economic Support Funds, subject to Congressional approval and the continuing availability of funds.  The purpose of this project is to accelerate affordable clean energy transitions in select developing and emerging countries in support of national decarbonization needs in these critical markets.  This comprehensive market and needs assessment will identify key areas of alignment between emerging economy needs and U.S. clean technologies to   support implementation plans in these countries.  The Assessment will help the U.S. government, American clean technology industries, and developing countries better understand the barriers and opportunities that exist for the accelerated deployment of promising clean technologies and inform near-term actions to unlock decarbonization and socioeconomic benefits.  For the purposes of this project, clean technologies (“clean tech”) should be considered as any technologies that directly reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions compared to existing carbon- and energy-intensive processes, as well as technologies and services that support climate adaptation and resilience.

This project will support a limited number of developing and emerging countries.  Key countries of focus will build on major initiatives developed over the previous year of the Biden-Harris Administration, including the Just Energy Transition Partnership in South Africa.  Additional countries include, but are not limited to, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Brazil, Nigeria, and Mexico.  Today, most greenhouse gas emissions, and projected emissions growth, are occurring in developing countries, and clean technology offers a way to both curb emissions and meet development goals.  The United States can effectively accelerate clean energy transitions in developing countries by providing commercial clean energy solutions that make it more feasible and affordable to commit to clean technology; and, then commit to more ambitious climate pledges under the Paris Agreement.  

Primary organizations can submit one application in response to this NOFO.  Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.


Deadline: May 20, 2022

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is limited to U.S. non-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code, foreign not-for-profit/NGOs, Public International Organizations; Foreign Public Organizations; for profit organizations, and educational institutions.



Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 20, 2022