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Department of Energy (DOE)
Due - September 3, 2014
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has issued a funding opportunity announcement for up to $4.6 million for 12-24 month projects with industry and academia. Successful projects will support innovations in fuel cell and hydrogen fuel technologies. The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to address potentially impactful technologies. Some of the interest areas include fuel cell-based electrochemical conversion devices for stationary energy storage and hydrogen infrastructure. Details about DE-FOA-0000966 are available here. The application submission deadline is September 3, 2014.
The DOE has also announced a draft Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Solicitation that would make up to $4 billion available in loan guarantees to support innovative projects that will have a “catalytic” effect on the ability of other market participants to replicate or improve on the innovative feature of the project. Certain project types of interest include advanced grid integration and storage; drop-in biofuels; waste-to-energy projects; enhancement of existing facilities, and efficiency improvements. Details about the solicitation are available here.
Due - 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 4, 2014 - NOTE: This grant solicitation has expired.
Notice Of Funding Availability For Fta Bus And Bus Facilities Program, Ladders Of Opportunity Initiative: Solicitation Of Project Proposals. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of prior year Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities Program discretionary funds for the Ladders of Opportunity Initiative in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.
FTA will make available approximately $100 million from recoveries from the Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities Program authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59 and prior authorizations. Additional recoveries or other unallocated program funding may result in additional funding for proposals submitted under this notice. This notice solicits proposals to compete for funding under the aforementioned program and initiatives, and includes the priorities established by FTA for these discretionary funds, the criteria FTA will use to identify meritorious projects for funding, and the description of how to apply for funding under these discretionary programs. This announcement is available on the FTA Web site at:http://www.fta.dot.gov. A synopsis of this funding opportunity will be posted in the FIND module of the government-wide electronic grants Web site athttp://www.GRANTS.GOV.. FTA will announce final selections on the FTA Web site and may also announce selections in the Federal Register.
Due - Concept paper by August 1, 2014, Full Application by October 1, 2014 - NOTE: This grant solicitation has expired.
DE-FOA-0000951 Vehicle Technologies Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Cities Program has announced a funding opportunity that aims to grow the use of alternative fuel vehicles, including plug-in electric, natural gas, propane, and flexible fuel vehicles. DE-FOA-0000951 Vehicle Technologies Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives is a $4.5 million funding opportunity that will support seven to fifteen deployment projects in the areas of on-the-road demonstrations, safety-related training, and emergency preparedness.
· On-the-road demonstrations will help potential buyers drive these vehicles for extended periods of time and gather data about their experiences. By increasing access to these vehicles through car-sharing, rental car, and commercial fleet leasing programs, the projects will enable drivers to better understand their benefits.
· Safety-related training will develop and/or deliver training on alternative fuel vehicles to emergency first responders, public safety officials, and automotive technicians. This area may fund in-person workshops and online training courses.
· Emergency preparedness is designed to support efforts to incorporate alternative fuels into city, state, and regional emergency management plans.
Teaming arrangements are strongly encouraged under this FOA that include one or more active designated Clean Cities Coalitions and other partners with relevant experience and expertise. Applicants must submit a Concept Paper by August 1, 2014 in order to be eligible to submit a Full Application. The submission deadline for full applications is October 1, 2014. Anyone interested in partnering with CALSTART is invited to contact Jasna Tomic, Research Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-744-5695.
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Due - August 4, 2014 - NOTE: This grant solicitation has expired.
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)) The U.S. DOT has announced the availability of up to $100 million in competitive grant funds through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) “Ladders of Opportunity” initiative. The goal is to invest in projects that improve the mobility of Americans with transportation disadvantages. Funds can be used to modernize and expand transit bus service and bus facilities such as intermodal centers across the country with local, regional and intercity bus providers. The FTA will fund up to 80% of the total project cost; a 20% local match is required. Information on the opportunity was published in the Federal Register and is available here. . The application submission deadline is August 4, 2014.
Due - April 28, 2014 - NOTE: This grant solicitation has expired.
U.S. DOT Announces $600 Million in TIGER Funding Availability This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced FY 2014 funding for its TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Program. DOT’s announcement indicates that $600 million will be “awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.” Applications for funding must be submitted by April 28, 2014. Eligible recipients may include State, local and tribal governments (including U.S. territories), transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), other political subdivisions of State or local governments and multi-State or multi-jurisdictional groups applying through a single lead applicant. Projects that are eligible for TIGER Discretionary Grants include, but are not limited to: (1) highway or bridge projects eligible under Title 23, United States Code (including bicycle and pedestrian related projects); (2) public transportation projects eligible under chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code; (3) passenger and freight rail transportation projects; (4) port infrastructure investments; and (5) intermodal projects. Information about this funding opportunity is available at the solicitation website..
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Due - June 17, 2014 - NOTE: This grant solicitation has expired.
EPA to Make Available $9 Million for DERA Program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $9 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects to reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from the nation's existing fleet of diesel engines. The funding, which comes from EPA’s Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA), will target the most cost-effective projects and fleets operating in areas designated as poor air quality areas. Diesel engines emit air pollutants such as NOx and PM that are linked to a range of serious health problems including asthma, lung and heart disease, other respiratory ailments and even premature death. Under this funding, EPA anticipates awarding between 10 and 20 assistance agreements. Eligible projects include vehicle and engine replacement, in addition to the installation of exhaust control and idle reduction devices. Projects may include school buses, transit buses, heavy-duty diesel trucks, marine engines, locomotives and other diesel engines. Since the start of the DERA program in 2008, EPA has awarded over 600 DERA grants across the U.S. and reduced more than 250,000 tons of NOx and more than 14,000 tons of PM. EPA estimates that clean diesel funding generates up to $13 of public health benefit for every $1 spent on diesel projects.
EPA Announces Funding for Tribes to Clean Up Diesel Engines. EPA Announces Funding for Tribes to Clean Up Diesel Engines
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that grant funding is available for tribal applicants to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from older diesel engines. Diesel engines are extremely efficient, but emit air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOX) and particulate matter (PM). These pollutants are linked to serious health problems including asthma, lung and heart disease, other respiratory ailments, and premature death. This is the first time EPA is offering a separate tribal request for proposals for diesel emission reduction program (DERA) funds, and is in response to feedback from tribal communities.
EPA is making $1 million available and anticipates awarding three to five tribal assistance agreements. Projects may include school buses, transit buses, heavy-duty diesel trucks, marine engines, locomotives, energy production generators, and other diesel engines. Proposals from tribal applicants must be received by August 12, 2014.
This competition is part of the DERA program which funds projects to clean up the legacy fleet of diesel engines. The DERA program aims to achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution reduced and to reduce diesel emissions exposure, particularly for those living and working in areas disproportionately affected by poor air quality.
Since the beginning of the DERA program in 2008, EPA has awarded over 600 grants across the US and reduced more than 250,000 tons of NOx and more than 14,000 tons of PM. EPA has awarded 11 Tribal grants for approximately $3 million. DERA grants have significantly improved air quality and provided critical health benefits by reducing hundreds of thousands of tons of air pollution and saving millions of gallons of fuel. Many of these grants fund clean diesel projects that operate in economically disadvantaged communities where residents suffer from higher-than-average instances of asthma, heart, and lung disease.