Questions Regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements

Please contact the 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.


ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities


The goal of the MONITOR program is to support the development of disruptive approaches for methane emission detection and measurement that will enable widespread utilization and facilitate reductions in methane emissions. The program implementation focus is on “oil and gas systems” from the wellhead to the end-user. Cost-effective measurement of methane emissions will facilitate detection and early mitigation of leaks and process upsets, thus reducing the overall emissions of methane from the production of natural gas.


  • MONITOR Full Application FOA - Mod 03 - 08.13.2014 (Last Updated: 8/13/2014 03:51 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Template Application Documents

Concept Paper

  • MONITOR - CP - FOA - 06.04.2014 - MOD 01 (Last Updated: 8/11/2014 04:17 PM ET)
  • MONITOR_Concept_Paper_Template (Last Updated: 4/29/2014 10:19 AM ET)

Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 8/11/2014 04:22 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification - SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 8/11/2014 04:19 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification - SF-424A Workbook - Guidance (Last Updated: 8/11/2014 04:23 PM ET)
  • MONITOR Technical Volume - Template (Last Updated: 8/11/2014 05:43 PM ET)
  • Technical Milestones & Deliverables - Instructions & Examples (Last Updated: 8/11/2014 04:26 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 8/11/2014 04:27 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 8/11/2014 04:28 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide - Template (Last Updated: 8/11/2014 04:24 PM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release - Template (Last Updated: 8/11/2014 04:29 PM ET)
  • Reply to Reviewer Comments - Template (Last Updated: 8/11/2014 04:29 PM ET)

Contact Information

    For questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.
    For questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements: ARPA-E will post responses on a weekly basis to any questions that are received. ARPA-E may re-phrase questions or consolidate similar questions for administrative purposes.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/13/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/25/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/3/2014 5:00 PM ET – 11/6/2014 5:00 PM ET