Future of Industry Program and Industrial Research and Assessment Centers
Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)
To identify opportunities for optimizing energy efficiency and environmental performance at manufacturing and other industrial facilities; to fund a grant program to fund upgrades for small- and medium-sized manufacturers that have been recommended in an assessment from an IAC or CHP TAP.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
An eligible entity is a small- or medium-sized manufacturer that has had an energy assessment completed by an industrial research and assessment center; a DOE Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership jointly with an industrial research and assessment center; or a third-party assessor that provides an assessment equivalent to an assessment described in subparagraph (A) or (B), as determined by the Secretary.
Programs can equip student trainees to optimize energy efficiency at industrial facilities, decreasing carbon emissions.
Education can target underserved communities and give workers access to high-road manufacturing jobs in clean energy. Interested parties should work with the private sector to prioritize the siting of research assessment centers in underserved communities.
$400,000,000 in funding available until expended.