Change the submission deadline for Full Applications from 9/3/2014 to 9/10/201 4. Change the submittal date for Replies to Reviewer Comments from 10/14/2014 to 10/21/201 4. The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is an organization
focused on achieving aggressive and well-defined mid-to-long term clean energy goals for the United States of America.
In that context, EERE has established multi-year plans and roadmaps.
EERE focuses the majority of its resources on a limited number of "highest probability of success" pathways/approaches to ensure that the program initiatives are supported at a critical mass (both in terms of dollars and time) for maximum impact.
This roadmap-based approach is one of EERE's greatest strengths, which can create challenges in recognizing and exploring unanticipated, game changing pathways/approaches which may ultimately be superior to the pathways/approaches on our existing roadmaps.
To enhance the responsiveness of the roadmap approach, EERE is issuing "Incubator" Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) within its existing Offices and programs to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help meet existing goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios.
The Incubator programs will allow EERE to assess new technologies for their potential to be ?on ramped? to future MYPPs.
Successful incubator projects will reduce the risk associated with potentially breakthrough approaches and technologies so that they could be viable candidates for inclusion in future program roadmaps.
The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 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.
A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere- exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.
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.