Category/Topic
Environment, Transportation
State or Federal?
Federal
Summary
This program seeks advanced vehicle technologies research projects to address priorities in the following areas: batteries and electrification; materials; technology integration and energy efficient mobility systems; energy-efficient commercial off-road vehicle technologies; and co-optimized advanced engine and fuel technologies to improve fuel economy.
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, Local Public Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants include individuals (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) or domestic entities, which include for-profit entities, educational institutions, nonprofits, and state, local, and tribal government entities.

Eligible Areas of Interest (AOI) are:
Batteries and Electrification
1a. Developing Low-Cobalt Active Cathode Materials for Next-generation Li-on Batteries
1b. Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Extreme Fast Charging Research
1c. Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Cybersecurity Materials

Materials
2a. Predictive Modeling of Corrosion in Dissimilar Material Joints
2b. Modeling of Corrosion/Oxidation of Materials in High-Temperature Engines Technology Integration

Technology Integration
3a. High Performance Computing for Transportation Hubs
3b. First/Last Mile for People/Goods Movement
3c. System-Level Data for Energy Efficient Mobility
3d. Fuel Efficient Platooning
3e. Multi-Unit Dwelling and Curbside Residential Charging Infrastructure Innovations
3f. Open Topic

Off-Road R&D
4a. Energy Efficient Commercial Off-Road Vehicles

Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels
5a. Multi-Mode Optimized Fuel/Engine System Development
5b. Bioblendstocks to Optimize Mixing Controlled Compression Ignition Engines
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Jul 13, 2018
Due Date Notes
Applicants must submit a Concept Paper by 5:00 p.m. EST on May 29, 2018 in order to be eligible to submit a full application.

If invited to submit a full application, the submission deadline for full applications is July 13, 2018, 5:00 pm.m EST.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
May 01, 2018
Min Award
$500,000
Max Award
$5,000,000
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
$5,000,000
# of Awards
26-51
Annual or Multi-Year?
Annual
Match Required?
Yes
Match Notes
Each AOI has its own respective minimum cost share requirements, though all have at least 20% cost sharing requirements.
Funder
Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$68,300,000
Competition Notes
EERE expects to make approximately $68,300,000 of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. EERE anticipates making approximately 26-51 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards under each area of interest. Individual awards may vary between $500,000 and $5,000,000. Each area of interest has a respective approximate total federal funding amount available for all awards.
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