Fossil Energy Research and Development
The Office of Fossil Energy is responsible for Federal research, development, and demonstration efforts on advanced power generation; power plant efficiency; water management; and carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies, as well as the development of technological solutions for the prudent and sustainable development of our unconventional oil and gas domestic resources.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2015
Estimated 105 projects awarded 105 awardsFiscal Year 2016
73 projected awardsFiscal Year 2018
155 awards selectedFiscal Year 2019
171 awards estimated
Public Law 95-91 DOE Organization Act of 1977, as amended by Public Law 109-58 Energy Policy Act 2005. Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-557; Energy Policy and Conservation Act, Public Law 94-163.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
States, local governments, universities, governmental entities, consortia, nonprofit institutions, commercial corporations, joint Federal/Industry corporations, U.S. Territories, and individuals are eligible to apply.
Federal, State, local governments, universities, consortia, nonprofit institutions, commercial corporations, joint Federal/Industry corporations, and individuals will benefit.
Prior successful research and development experience in the fossil energy field and related areas. 2 CFR 200 Subpart E-Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Adminstrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
DOE opportunity announcement set forth award procedures. Unsolicited proposals will be evaluated by DOE personnel assigned to the specific area with merit reviews as required. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Deadlines are subject to change, Please check with contact person(s) listed. Deadlines vary and are subject to change. There are deadlines stated in the financial assistance opportunity announcement (FOA) posted at http://www.grants.gov. For unsolicited proposals, there are no deadlines. Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 90 to 180 days.
Awards may be amended or extended as required. In addition, awards may be renewed according to the funding opportunity announcement and award requirements.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria varies according to the specific funding opportunity announcements. Typically the selection criteria includes criteria related to merit of the technical work proposed, the reasonableness and thoroughness of the technical approach, the quality of the technical capabilities, facilities and personnel involved in the scope of work, and the thoroughness of the project management plan.
How may assistance be used?
Emphasis is on fundamental and applied research and technology development .
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Required by the grant and cooperative agreement award document.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is mandatory. Matching Requirements: Percent: Other As Specified under Section 988 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and EISA, with exceptions, a minimum of 20% cost share is required for research and development. A minimum of 50% is required for demonstration. Higher cost share may be requested. For education and outreach projects, the statutory cost share is 0%.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The time period for a grant or cooperative agreement is dependent upon the funding opportunity announcement and the individual project award. TBD
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
National Energy Technology Laboratory, Acquisition & Assistance Division; P.O. Box 10940, Mail Stop 921-107, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA; 15236-0940. For Unsolicited Proposals, E-mail John Augustine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20623 US
(202) 586- 7661.
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$291,492,545.00; FY 19 est $328,621,789.00; FY 20 est $291,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Award size varies according to the funding opportunity announcement . A majority of the active projects are in the range from $200,000 to $10,000,000+.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
DOE Assistance Regulations, 2 CFR 910; Federal Acquisition Regulation 15.6, Unsolicited Proposals; Guide to Unsolicited Proposals: http:// www.netl.doe.gov/business/ups/unsol.html
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2015
Advanced Materials and Methods for Mitigating Wellbore Leaks; Simulation Initiative for High Efficiency Carbon Management SystemsFiscal Year 2016
High-hydrogen Syngas ProductionFiscal Year 2018
Innovative Technology Development to Enhance Power System Efficiency; Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational TechnologiesFiscal Year 2019
Coal-Based Power Plants of the Future, Maximizing the Coal Value Chain, Improving the Efficiency, Reliability, and Flexibility of Coal-Based Power Plants