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Research and Development for Advanced Water Resource Recovery Systems

Cooperative Agreements to USA, Canada, and International Individuals,
For-Profits, Nonprofits, and Agencies for Energy Conservation Projects

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

LOI Date:

08/04/20

Deadline Date:

10/06/20 5:00 PM ET

Description:

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Cooperative agreements to USA, Canada, and International individuals, for-profits, nonprofits, government entities, and educational institutions to develop energy-conserving water treatment technologies. Applicants must submit a preliminary application prior to submitting a full proposal. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

The goal of this FOA is to harness the thermal, chemical, and hydraulic energy content of water and wastewater flowing across the various sectors throughout the energy-water nexus, increase water reuse, and consider configurations to integrate alternative energy sources, where appropriate. This has the potential to transform the existing water and wastewater treatment systems into advanced water resource recovery systems that dramatically reduce net energy requirements, in some cases even becoming net energy positive. Advanced water resource recovery systems may be large, centralized facilities or they may be a network of small, modular, distributed units or subsystems. This FOA seeks the development of technologies and approaches with the most potential to achieve advanced water resource recovery systems that dramatically reduce net energy requirements at a national scale. 

Topic Area 1: R&D for Emerging Technologies

This Topic Area will fund R&D (TRL 4-6) on transformative, cost competitive technologies capable of harnessing the energy content of water and wastewater throughout the energy-water nexus, incorporating water reuse, and considering configurations to integrate alternative energy, where appropriate. 

For more information about this Topic Area, see: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/FileContent.aspx?FileID=e2b7bc6d-105a-4901-8c41-5446e09a8dd4#page=10

Topic Area 2: Piloting of Emerging Technologies

This Topic Area will fund the design, build, and operations of pilot ready technologies (TRL 6-7) that are capable of harnessing the energy content of water and wastewater throughout the energy-water nexus, incorporating water reuse, and considering configurations to integrate alternative energy, where appropriate. 

For more information about this Topic Area, see: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/FileContent.aspx?FileID=e2b7bc6d-105a-4901-8c41-5446e09a8dd4#page=13

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 191300

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$20,000,000

Number of Grants:

Topic Area 1: R&D for Emerging Technologies. EERE may issue up to 5 awards in this topic area; Topic Area 2: Piloting of Emerging Technologies. EERE may issue up to 5 awards in this topic area.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual awards may be up to $2 million for Topic Area 1 projects and $2 million for Topic Area 2 projects.

Term of Contract:

EERE anticipates making awards that will run up to 36 months in length for Topic Area 1 projects and up to 24 months in length for Topic Area 2 projects, comprised of one or more budget periods - 12 to 18 months in length for Topic Area 1 and approximately 12 months for Topic Area 2.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibile Applicants:

1. Individuals:
U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient.

2. Domestic Entities:
- For-profit entities, educational institutions, and nonprofits that are incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a particular state or territory of the United States and have a physical location for business operations in the United States are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient.
- State, local, and tribal government entities are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient.
- DOE/NNSA FFRDCs are eligible to apply for funding as a subrecipient, but are not eligible to apply as a prime recipient.
- Non-DOE/NNSA FFRDCs are eligible to apply for funding as a subrecipient, but are not eligible to apply as a prime recipient.
- Federal agencies and instrumentalities (other than DOE) are eligible to apply for funding as a subrecipient, but are not eligible to apply as a prime recipient.

3. Foreign Entities:
- Foreign entities, whether for-profit or otherwise, are eligible to apply for funding under this FOA. Other than as provided in the “Individuals” or “Domestic Entities” sections above, all prime recipients receiving funding under this FOA must be incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a state or territory of the United States. A foreign entity may receive funding as a subrecipient.
- Foreign entities may request a waiver of the requirement to designate a subsidiary in the United States as the prime recipient in the Full Application (i.e., a foreign entity may request that it remains the prime recipient on an award).

4. Incorporated Consortia:
Incorporated consortia, which may include domestic and/or foreign entities, are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient. For consortia incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a state or territory of the United States, please refer to “Domestic Entities” above. For consortia incorporated in foreign countries, please refer to the requirements in “Foreign Entities” above.

5. Unincorporated Consortia:
Unincorporated Consortia, which may include domestic and foreign entities, must designate one member of the consortium to serve as the prime recipient/consortium representative. The prime recipient/consortium representative must be incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a state or territory of the United States. The eligibility of the consortium will be determined by the eligibility of the prime recipient/consortium representative under Section III.A. of the FOA.

All work under EERE funding agreements must be performed in the United States.

Applications only focused on improvements to pumps or motor-driven systems are not of interest. Additionally, applications only focused on improvements to heat exchangers or combined heat and power systems are not of interest.

Pre-Application Information:

The application process will include two phases: a Concept Paper phase and a Full Application phase. Only applicants who have submitted an eligible Concept Paper will be eligible to submit a Full Application.

Submission Deadlines:
- Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/4/2020 5:00 PM ET
- Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/6/2020 5:00 PM ET
- View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/4/2020 5:00 PM ET – 11/10/2020 5:00 PM ET
- Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications: January 2021

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the submission deadline.

Each Concept Paper must be limited to a single concept or technology. Unrelated concepts and technologies should not be consolidated into a single Concept Paper.

Applicants will have approximately 30 days from receipt of the Concept Paper Encourage/Discourage notification on EERE Exchange to prepare and submit a Full Application. Regardless of the date the applicant receives the Encourage/Discourage notification, the submission deadline for the Full Application remains the date and time stated on the FOA cover page.

Each Full Application shall be limited to a single concept or technology. Unrelated concepts and technologies shall not be consolidated in a single Full Application.

As part of the evaluation and selection process, EERE may invite one or more applicants to participate in Pre-Selection Interviews. The invited applicant(s) will meet with EERE representatives to provide clarification on the contents of the Full Applications and to provide EERE an opportunity to ask questions regarding the proposed project.

Registration Requirements:

Register and create an account on EERE Exchange at https://eereExchange.energy.gov. This account will then allow the user to register for any open EERE FOAs that are currently in EERE Exchange. It is recommended that each organization or business unit, whether acting as a team or a single entity, use only one account as the contact point for each submission. Applicants should also designate backup points of contact so they may be easily contacted if deemed necessary. This step is required to apply to this FOA.

The EERE Exchange registration does not have a delay; however, the remaining registration requirements below could take several weeks to process and are necessary for a potential applicant to receive an award under this FOA.

Each applicant (unless the applicant is an individual or federal awarding agency that is excepted from those requirements under 2 CFR §25.110(b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the federal awarding agency under 2 CFR §25.110(d)) is required to: (1) Be registered in the SAM at https://www.sam.gov before submitting its application; (2) provide a valid DUNS number in its application; and (3) continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active federal award or an application or plan under consideration by a federal awarding agency.

Obtain a DUNS number (including the plus 4 extension, if applicable) at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform.

Register in FedConnect at https://www.fedconnect.net. To create an organization account, your organization’s SAM MPIN is required. For more information about the SAM MPIN or other registration requirements, review the FedConnect Ready, Set, Go! Guide, which can be found in the Supporting Documents section below.

Register in Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov) to receive automatic updates when Amendments to this FOA are posted. However, please note that Concept Papers and Full Applications will not be accepted through Grants.gov.

Cost Sharing:
The cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs (i.e., the government share, including FFRDC costs if applicable, and the recipient share of allowable costs equals the total allowable cost of the project) for Topic Area 1 projects and 50% of the total allowable costs for Topic Area 2 projects and must come from non-federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law. (See 2 CFR 200.306 and 2 CFR 910.130 for the applicable cost sharing requirements.) The 20% minimum cost share for R&D projects and 50% cost share for piloting projects must be maintained throughout the project period, including the award’s initial budget period.

An entity may submit more than one Full Application to this FOA, provided that each application describes a unique, scientifically distinct project.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327934
For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/SubmissionDetailsEdit.aspx?foaId=fa6e43fc-9abe-4c4f-867b-224e5fb1d6bb

Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to AMOWaterFOA@ee.doe.gov. Questions must be submitted not later than three (3) business days prior to the application due date and time. Answers to the questions will be posted to an Excel spreadsheet found in the announcement Documents section of the FOA posting.

In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).

CFDA Number:

81.086

Funding or Pin Number:

DE-FOA-0002336

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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