Fiscal Year 2024 Technology Integration (TI) Funding Opportunity Announcement

Funding Agency:
Department of Energy

Building a clean and equitable energy economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. This FOA will advance the Biden Administration’s goals to achieve carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 and to “deliver an equitable, clean energy future, and put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050“1 to the benefit of all Americans. The Department of Energy is committed to pushing the frontiers of science and engineering, catalyzing clean energy jobs through research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D), and ensuring environmental justice and inclusion of underserved communities.

This FOA supports the administration goals laid out above by awarding funding to projects across the country that advance deployment of efficient and sustainable transportation technologies. Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for 33% of national emissions in 2021.2 Achieving the Biden Administration’s goals of net-zero emissions by 2050 will require dramatic energy efficiency and emissions improvements in vehicles and the overall transportation system.

The deployment and demonstration activities to be funded under this FOA will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this FOA will advance decarbonization of the transportation sector by funding innovative approaches to address pressing transportation efficiency and equity needs. Where possible, applicants are encouraged to align proposed project activities with the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization | US Department of Transportation.

Deadlines:

  • Required Concept Papers: March 12, 2024
  • Full Applications: April 30, 2024

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

  1. Clean Cities Outreach, Engagement, and Technical Assistance
  2. Training on Zero Emission Vehicle and Infrastructure Technologies for Critical Emergency Response Workers
  3. Clean Transportation Demonstration and Deployment

Eligibility Requirements

The proposed prime recipient and subrecipient(s) must be domestic entities. The following types of domestic entities are eligible to participate as a prime recipient or subrecipient of this FOA:
1. Institutions of higher education;
2. For-profit entities;
3. Nonprofit entities; and
4. State and local governmental entities and federally recognized Indian Tribes (Indian Tribes).

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 an eligible Concept Paper was submitted for each Full Application.

Amount Description

EERE expects to make a total of approximately $15,000,000 of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. EERE anticipates making approximately 12-18 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $500,000 and $2,500,000.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Community Outreach and Engagement
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 12, 2024