Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office Financial Assistance Program


The mission of the Artificial Intelligence & Technology Office (AITO) is to transform the Department into a world-leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) enterprise by accelerating the research, development, delivery, and adoption of AI. This includes accelerating Machine Learning (ML) and AI-enabled capabilities through strategic portfolio alignment while scaling Department-wide use cases that advance the agencys core missions; advocating for program offices; providing advice on trustworthy AI/ML strategies; and expanding public, private and international partnerships, policy and innovations all in support of National AI Leadership and Innovation.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Aito - Artificial Intel and Tech, Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
U.S.C. 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.
Public Law -95-91
Public Law -115-246
Public Law -117-58
Promoting the Use of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence in the Federal Government, Part 13960
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Not applicable.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Depending upon the eligibility requirements of the individual mandate, U.S. public and private institutions of higher education and/or nonprofit organizations and for profit commercial organizations will benefit. The Federal government will also benefit from the research of these grants.
Documentation for indirect cost rates and any other documentation required by 2 CFR Part 200. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
Award Procedure
Applications will receive an administrative screening to determine if they are complete and in compliance with the terms of the solicitation. A technical merit review will be conducted in accordance with the 2 CFR Part 200. The review and selection process for each funding opportunity are included in the solicitation.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
Proposals for funded renewals should be submitted to the next open funding opportunity announcement.
How are proposals selected?
Applications will be subject to merit review and will be evaluated against the following criteria: 1) Scientific and/or Technical Merit or the Educational Benefits of the Projects; 2) Appropriateness of the Proposed Method or Approach; 3) Competency of Applicant's Personnel and Adequacy of Proposed Resources; and, 4) Reasonableness and Appropriateness of the Proposed Budget; and 5) other appropriate factors.
How may assistance be used?
Financial support in whole or in part may be provided for such purposes as the salaries, materials and supplies, equipment, travel, publication costs, training costs, and services required for conducting research, training, related activities, and advanced technology projects or assessments. Funding is provided for research and challenges in support of the DOE mission. Restrictions on use of funds depends on Congressional language.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
The grantee is required to maintain records over the life of the grant for any inquiries or audits.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Award project periods range from 1 to 3 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Funds awarded are subject to Congressional Appropriation. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Demitrous Blount
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20585 USA
Phone: 202-287-2486
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $2,100,000.00; FY 24 FY 21$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Grants or Cooperative Agreements will vary in length and funding depending on Congressional allocation.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR Part 200; 2 CFR Part 910; M-10-11 Guidance on the Use of Challenges and Prizes to Promote Open Government, issued March 8, 2010, or its successor.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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