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ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0000674: Energy Storage SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

ARPA-E is soliciting proposals for projects to be performed under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs authorized pursuant to Section 9 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. § 638).  ARPA-E seeks to fund the development of transformational technologies that reduce the barriers to mass adoption of electrical energy storage for stationary and transportation applications.  For stationary applications, this solicitation focuses on two emerging research areas for low-cost stationary energy storage: (1) low-cost, grid-scale storage, particularly for electric distribution systems supporting high local-penetration of electric vehicles with high-rate charging demands and (2) low-cost storage for consumer-side of the meter applications.   For transportation applications, this solicitation focuses on developing electrical storage technologies in three areas : (1) new battery chemistries; (2) new battery architectures and (3) novel electric storage systems.

Documents

  • Energy Storage_SBIR-STTR_FOA_Mod 3_05.17.2012 (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 03:42 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 05:13 PM ET)
  • Technical Milestone Template_SBIR-STTR_Updated 05.18.2012 (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 05:35 PM ET)
  • SF-424: Application for Federal assistance. (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 05:11 PM ET)
  • SF424A: High Level Budget Spreadsheet. (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 05:09 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide: Project summary in PowerPoint format (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 05:12 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances Form (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 05:10 PM ET)
  • Other Sources of Funding Disclosure Form (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 05:10 PM ET)
  • Reply to Reviewer Comments Template: Applicants may submit an optional Reply to Reviewer Comments. Applicants must use the Reply to Reviewer Comments template when submitting comments. (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 05:11 PM ET)
  • SBIR-STTR_Budget Justification_Workbook (Last Updated: 4/24/2012 05:35 PM ET)
  • SBIR-STTR_Budget Justification_Guidance (Last Updated: 4/24/2012 05:35 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 5/16/2012 03:43 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.govFor questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements
    • Every Friday, ARPA-E will post responses to any questions that were received by Wednesday at 12 PM ET. (Questions received after Wednesday  at 12 PM ET will be answered the following week).  Responses are posted to "Frequently Asked Questions" (see hyperlink below).
    • ARPA-E will cease to accept questions 96 hours in advance of the applicable deadline.  Responses to the last questions will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of the applicable deadline.  ARPA-E may consolidate similar questions for administrative purposes.
  • ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.govFor questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/23/2012 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/22/2012 5:00 PM ET – 6/26/2012 5:00 PM ET