The purpose of this FOA is to fund a Critical Materials Energy Innovation Hub to reduce materials criticality and prevent criticality of new materials that are essential for energy technologies.
The Critical Materials Hub will coordinate Research and Development across the entire materials lifecycle.
and Development will combine basic and applied research with engineering to accelerate scientific discovery utilizing highly collaborative teams across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines.
The initial award period is for five years.
The Hub will be funded up to a total of $20 million in the first year; up to $10 million of those funds can be devoted to infrastructure start-up for the Hub, including building renovation (but not new construction), lease arrangements, equipment, and instrumentation.
It is anticipated that the Hub will be funded up to $25 million per year for Hub operations in the final four years of the initial aw ard period, pending Congressional appropriations.
The full Funding Opportunity Announcement is posted on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.
Applications must be submitted through the EERE Exchange website to be considered for award.
The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE Exchange website.
The Users' guide for applying to Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy?s Funding Opportunity Announcements through the Exchange website can be found at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx.
Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE Exchange website.