Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity
Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)
To advance research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) in several areas critical to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, including: reduction of weight and cost of batteries, reduction in life cycle emissions of advanced lightweight materials, reduced costs and advanced technologies for both on- and off-road vehicle charging and infrastructure, innovative public transit solutions, and training to increase deployment of these technologies among diverse communities.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
Eligible entities include institutions of higher education, for-profit entities, non-profit entities, state and local governmental entities, and Tribal Nations. Foreign entities, incorporated consortia, and unincorporated consortia are also eligible to apply.
The Notice of Intent identifies 12 likely areas of interest that could be included in the eventual FOA. Funding may be available for areas of interest that are particularly relevant to local governments: Area of Interest 8: Mobility System Approaches Supporting Public Transportation Area of Interest 9: Reducing Soft Costs of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure to Enable Widespread Deployment Area of Interest 10: Addressing Critical Workforce Training Needs for Transportation Electrification Area of Interest 11: Consumer Education for Electric Vehicle Charging
Consider engaging disadvantaged communities to ensure that the benefits of the transition to electric vehicles can felt by all. Ensure that EV infrastructure, incentives, and other programs are easy to access. Additionally, the transition to electric vehicles could be supported by a local workforce development program. More information on what this funding will support is forthcoming.
Vehicle demonstration and validation in real world environments is required. If proposed battery storage systems are part of an effort supporting electric transportation, then they may qualify. It is the prospective applicant’s responsibility to make the determination if their proposed project meets the requirements identified in the FOA/specific Area of Interest. Submitting such strategies in the concept paper will result in an agency recommendation regarding your proposed project.