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Cross-Sector Technologies Funding Opportunity

Federal Agency


Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)


To drive improvements in energy, materials, and production efficiency and to accelerate decarbonization across the industrial sector.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

This FOA will award funding in three topic areas: "1. Electrification of Industrial Heat", "2. Efficient Energy Use in Industrial Systems", and "3. Decarbonizing Organic Wastewater and Wet Waste Treatment". For topics 1 and 2, eligible prime applicants include institutions of higher education, for-profit entities, and nonprofit entities. State, local, and tribal government entities are eligible to participate as a subrecipient. For topic 3, a waste facility must be either the prime or subrecipient.

Decarbonization Considerations

The FOA lists several "Areas of Interest". For Topic 1, AOIs are electrotechnologies and industrial heat pumps. Topic 2 AOIs are advanced membrane separations and industrial heat exchangers. Both of these topics state that proposals must establish cross-sectoral relevance of the proposed technology.

Equity Considerations

To support the goal of building a clean and equitable energy economy, projects funded under this FOA are expected to (1) advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA); (2) contribute to energy equity; and (3) invest in America’s workforce. To ensure these objectives are met, applications must include a Research and Development Community Benefits Plan (R&D Community Benefits Plan) that addresses the three objectives stated above.

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Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

December 18, 2023 (Concept Paper); March 20, 2024 (Full Application)

Funding Available

$38,000,000, divided between 3 topic areas

Max Award Amount

$5,000,000 for topic areas 1 and 2, $2,500,000 for topic area 3

Expected Allocations

3-8, depending on topic area

Average Award (Estimated)


Matching Funds

20% of the total project R&D costs; 50% of the total allowable costs for demonstration and commercial application projects

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