Topic Area 1: MSW Feedstock Technologies
- 1a: Advanced MSW Preprocessing for Conversion-ready Feedstocks
- 1b: High Value Co-product Development from MSW
Topic Area 2: Robust Microbial Cells
- 2a: Overcoming and understanding batch-to-batch and cell-to-cell variability
- 2b: Improving the longevity of microbial production
Topic Area 3: Robust Catalytic Processes
Topic Area 4: Community Scale Resource and Energy Recovery from Organic Wastes
- 4a: Feasibility Development
- 4b: Feasibility Development and Technology Testing
Applications to Topic Area 4 will be accepted only from the following eligible prime applicants: States (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands), local, Tribal, intrastate government agencies and instrumentalities, and non-profit organizations that are not 501(c)(4) organizations engaged in lobbying activities.
Other types of entities, including but not limited to Individuals, Institutes of Higher Education, FFRDCS, and for-profit organizations, are eligible to apply for funding as a subrecipient but are not eligible to apply as a prime recipient.
Topic Area 4 seeks community leadership in project design, feasibility, and ultimately execution of their projects to improve resource and energy recovery from waste. Because of this focus and to ensure community ownership of the project, BETO is seeking only community-related prime recipients for its Topic Area 4 awards, as specifically set forth above.
EERE expects to make a total of approximately $34,500,000 of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. EERE anticipates making approximately 15-27 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $500,000 and $2,500,000.