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.

ARPA-E will not pre-assess an Applicant’s proposal. Prospective Applicants must review the technical requirements of the FOA and independently determine whether their proposed concept warrants a submission.

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ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001078: NOTICE OF INTENT (NOI): To Issue a Restricted Eligibility Funding Opportunity Announcement for Collaborative Grid Testing, Research and Valuation and Testing of Advanced Energy Storage Systems

ARPA-E intends to promptly issue a restricted-eligibility Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for collaborative electrical power grid testing, research and valuation of advanced energy storage systems. The purpose of the FOA is to fund one or more research collaborations that facilitate rapid commercialization of energy storage systems resulting from ARPA-E funded research efforts. While new grid storage technologies are maturing quickly, their adoption is hindered by a lack of performance and reliability data, and by customers’ perceptions of the technologies as unproven. The research collaboration(s) selected through the FOA will address this gap in adoption of new energy storage technologies.
 
As part of this initiative, ARPA-E Program Director(s) and technical teams will be substantially involved in the resulting research collaborations. Through the FOA, ARPA-E intends to issue one or more awards using Cooperative Agreement instruments.
 
Due to the technical capabilities necessary to conduct the planned research, ARPA-E has determined, based on market research, that there is a limited number of applicants/applicant teams capable of conducting the planned research. In preparation for issuing the FOA, ARPA-E is issuing this NOI to notify interested potential FOA applicants, including teams, with the technical capabilities identified below.
 
FOA APPLICATIONS WILL BE BY INVITATION ONLY. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AN INVITATION TO APPLY UNDER THE RESTRICTED-ELIGIBLITY FOA, YOU MUST PROVIDE THE INFORMATION (ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS SPECIFIED) BELOW THROUGH THE PROCESS – AND WITHIN THE TIMELIMIT – SPECIFIED BELOW. ARPA-E WILL THEN DETERMINE ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS TO INVITE TO SUBMIT FOA APPLICATIONS.
 
THIS IS AN NOI ONLY. THIS NOTICE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA). NO FOA EXISTS AT THIS TIME.
 
In order to be considered for invitation to apply to the planned FOA, respondents must submit answers to the questions inthe document below.  Responses should be submitted in PDF format to the email address: arpaestoragenoi@hq.doe.gov.  The deadline for responses is extended one week to 5:00 PM Eastern Time on February 21, 2014. ARPA-E will not review or consider responses submitted by other means.
 
Emails should conform to the following guidelines: Please insert “Responses for NOI for FOA DE-FOA-0001078” in the subject line of your email, and include your name, organization, email address, telephone number, mailing address, and type of company (i.e. university, non-governmental organization, small business, large business, FFRDC, GOGO).

Documents

Contact Information

  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov 
    For any administrative questions regarding this Notice, please submit questions in an email to: ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov (with "NOI for FOA DE-FOA-0001078" in the subject line).

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD