Battery Material Processing Grants - American Cities Climate Challenge

Battery Material Processing Grants

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

Purpose

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

Eligible uses include demonstration projects, construction of commercial-scale facilities, and retrofit or retooling of existing battery material processing facilities.

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

See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources: https://cityrenewables.org/resources/equity-design-considerations-for-federal-funding/

Helpful Tips

Letter of intent strongly encouraged by May 27, 2022

Other Notes

$3,100,000,000 available until expended

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

July 1, 2022

Funding Available

$3,100,000,000

Max Award Amount

$400,000,000

Expected Allocations

34

Average Award (Estimated)

TBA

Matching Funds

20% match required

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