Questions Regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements

Please contact the ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov email address for questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements. Upon the issuance of a FOA, only the Contracting Officer may communicate with Applicants. ARPA-E personnel and our support contractors are prohibited from communicating (in writing or otherwise) with Applicants regarding the FOA. This “quiet period” remains in effect until ARPA-E’s public announcement of its project selections.

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ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0000207: Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation (BEEST)

Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation (BEEST) - In this topic, ARPA-E seeks to develop a new generation of ultra-high energy density, low-cost battery technologies for long electric range plug in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles (EVs). The development of high energy, low cost batteries represents the critical barrier to wide-spread deployment of EVs, which if achieved would have a profound impact on U.S. oil security, greenhouse gas emissions, and economic growth. The ambitious goals for this program are largely based upon the aggressive long-term EV battery goals set forth by the United States Advanced Battery Consortium, a public-private collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy and leading U.S. automotive companies. If successful, new battery technologies developed under this program will give electrified light-duty vehicles range, performance, lifetime, and cost required to shift transportation energy from oil to the domestically powered U.S. electric grid. ARPA-E's objective is to fund high-risk, high reward research efforts that will promote leadership in this emerging EV battery market. Full Applications must be received by ARPA-E by March 15, 2010, no later than 5:00PM Eastern Time.

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  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.govfor questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements
    • Every Friday at 12 PM EST, ARPA-E will post responses to any questions that were received before Thursday at 12 PM EST. (Questions received after Thursday at 12 PM EST will be answered the following week). Responses are posted to "frequently Asked Questions" (see hyperlink below).
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  • ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.govfor questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/15/2010 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/15/2010 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/16/2010 12:01 AM ET – 4/19/2010 5:00 PM ET