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Battery Material Processing Grants

Federal Agency


Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC)


To ensure the United States has a viable battery materials processing industry by supporting demonstration projects and the construction of facilities for processing battery materials.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

The program is seeking commercial-scale projects on lithium separation from domestic sources, domestic recovery of battery critical minerals (non-lithium), and domestic processing of battery material precursors.

Decarbonization Considerations

Materials processing is a necessary step in manufacturing batteries. Increasing the supply of processed battery materials could decrease the cost of battery-based electricity storage, and more reliable domestic production could reduce price volatility. This could be part of a clean energy economy strategy.

Equity Considerations

Applicants are required to submit a Community Benefits Plan, which will account for 20 percent of the technical merit review of proposals. See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources:

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See the Round I selections and fact sheets here:

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

January 9, 2024 (Concept Paper); March 19, 2024 (Full Application)

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Matching Funds

50% cost share required

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