The purpose of this modification is to revise Section II.A.i.
Estimated Funding to clarify funding amounts for Topic Area 1 and optional Topic Area 2; revise Section IV.C.ii Technical Volume to clarify that the annual budget must include a budget for each region if proposing
to cover multiple regions provide; and revise IV.C.iv Budget Justification Workbook (EERE 335) to clarify that if the application is proposing to cover multiple regions (see Section I.B.i) applicants must complete the budget justification workbook for the primary region and identify in the Technical Volume the additional amount of funds needed to cover each secondary region.
The U. S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks to further the installation of cost-effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP).
CHP is a suite of commercially available, predominately gas-fired distributed generation technologies that produce both electricity and thermal energy onsite, thereby reducing line losses and strain on grid infrastructure while also increasing site reliability and energy security.
The promotion of CHP is part of the EERE mission to create and sustain American leadership in the transition to a strong and prosperous America powered by clean, domestic, affordable and secure energy for the industrial, manufacturing, commercial and multifamily sectors.
Within AMO, CHP is the focus of both R&D and deployment activities, with R&D activities focused on new CHP technologies including hybrid and also grid reactive controls.
On the deployment side, the CHP Deployment Program conducts technical assistance activities that promote the use of combined heat and power to support U. S. economic competitive advantage, promote economic development, instill resiliency in businesses and communities, create and maintain local energy-related jobs, and provide sustainable solutions for modernizing energy generation and delivery.
Today’s energy environment and technology solutions present an opportunity for continued deployment of CHP.
The goal of this FOA is to solicit proposals from interested parties to become regional CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) who will assist the CHP Deployment Program in the development of strategies to maximize CHP exposure to potential end-users and key stakeholders, and to locally promote best practices in CHP technology policies and installation.
(For more information about the DOE/EERE CHP Deployment Program, visit https://energy.gov/eere/amo/chp-deployment) The full Funding Opportunity Announcement is posted on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.
Applications must be submitted through the EERE Exchange website to be considered for award.
The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE Exchange website.
The Users' guide for applying to Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Funding Opportunity Announcements through the Exchange website can be found at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx.
Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE Exchange website.
The Exchange system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Full Application submissions.
The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines.
The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.
Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:
In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).