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-0000670: Open Funding Opportunity Announcement (OPEN FOA)

To address the challenges imposed by the rapidly evolving global energy market, ARPA-E seeks to support transformational research in all areas of energy R&D, including resource identification, extraction, transportation and use, and energy generation, storage, transmission and use in both the transportation and stationary power sectors.  Areas of research responsive to this FOA include (but are not limited to) electricity generation by both renewable and non-renewable means, electricity transmission, storage, and distribution; energy efficiency for buildings, manufacturing and commerce, and personal use; and all aspects of transportation, including the production and distribution of both renewable and non-renewable fuels, electrification, and energy efficiency in transportation.

 

The result of a successful ARPA-E project will be such that at the end of the project the transformational technology will be sufficiently advanced and well defined in terms of performance and risk to promote next-stage development or transfer of the project to next-stage developers.  Projects under this FOA must be aimed at more than progress toward identified project goals; the project must be aimed at actual delivery of these project goals.  The R&D effort on later-stage technology development projects must carry the risk reduction process for the technology to the point at which entrepreneurial decisions can be made with confidence.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0000670_Open_FOA_Mod 03_v1_06.28.2012 (Last Updated: 3/2/2012 12:46 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • Technical Volume Template_Updated 07.02.2012 (Last Updated: 6/13/2012 05:11 PM ET)
  • Technical Milestones Template (Last Updated: 6/13/2012 05:11 PM ET)
  • SF-424: Application for Federal assistance. (Last Updated: 6/13/2012 05:12 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification/SF-424A Workbook_Updated_06.27.2012 (Last Updated: 6/15/2012 08:44 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification/SF-424A Guidance (Last Updated: 6/15/2012 08:45 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide: Project summary in PowerPoint format. (Last Updated: 6/13/2012 05:30 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances Form (Last Updated: 6/13/2012 05:30 PM ET)
  • Other Sources of Funding Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 6/13/2012 05:30 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 6/13/2012 05:31 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: 6/13/2012 05:31 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

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/12/2012 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/13/2012 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/16/2012 5:00 PM ET – 8/22/2012 5:00 PM ET