Category/Topic
Education, Emergency Services
State or Federal?
Federal
Summary
To strengthen national security, support American energy dominance, enable future economic growth, and increase transportation affordability for all
Americans, Vehicle Technology Office (VTO) invests in early-stage research of a broad portfolio of technologies, generating the knowledge needed for industry to further develop and commercialize affordable, secure, and reliable transportation systems.

This FOA seeks research projects to address priorities in the following areas: advanced batteries and electric drive systems, energy efficient mobility systems, materials for more efficient powertrains, co-optimized advanced engine and fuel technologies, and alternative fuels and new mobility options.
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Entities applying as the prime applicant under Area of Interest (AOI) 4 entitled, “Predictive Modeling Capabilities for the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines,” are restricted to universities, colleges, and non-profit research institutions which operate as divisions under colleges or universities. All other entities that submit an application as a prime applicant to this AOI will be considered nonresponsive and the application will not be reviewed. The restricted eligibility does not apply to entities applying as a subrecipient.

Entities applying as the prime applicant under AOI 5 entitled, “New Materials and Technologies for High Efficiency Powertrains,” are restricted to OEMs that produce at least 20,000 vehicles annually and Tier One suppliers that produce at least 20,000 engines annually. All other entities that submit an application as a prime applicant to this AOI will be considered non-responsive and the application will not be reviewed. The restricted eligibility does not apply to entities applying as a subrecipient.

Entities applying as the prime applicant under AOI 6e entitled, “Technology Integration – Open Topic,” are restricted to DOE designated Clean Cities Coalitions. All other entities that submit an application as a prime applicant to this AOI will be considered non-responsive and the application will not be reviewed. The restricted eligibility does not apply to entities applying as a subrecipient.

U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Jun 19, 2019
Due Date Notes
Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 5/1/2019 5:00 PM ET
*Applicants must submit a Concept Paper to be eligible to submit a Full Application.

Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 6/19/2019 5:00 PM ET
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Apr 03, 2019
Min Award
$330,000
Max Award
$7,500,000
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
$7,500,000
# of Awards
68
Match Required?
Yes
Match Notes
The cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs for research and development projects (i.e., the sum of the Government share, including FFRDC costs if applicable, and the recipient share of allowable costs equals the total allowable cost of the project) and must come from non-federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law.
Funder
Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$59,000,000
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