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Energy Funding Matrix

Funding the clean energy transition has become a clear focus of the current administration. Recent pieces of legislation, such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), have created dozens of grant, loan and financing programs for renewable energies. These opportunities were sourced across agencies and collected in a central location to ensure you find the relevant grant, loan or financing program that fits your organization’s renewable energy goals. MLS and Mintz have developed an ESG funding matrix that serves as an aggregate resource to help you leverage federal dollars in your clean and renewable energy efforts. This matrix is updated on a bi-weekly basis.

Opportunity Federal Office Technologies Description
Advanced Biofuel Payment Program USDA Biofuels, Conservation, and Wastewater

Run by the US Department of Agriculture, this program supports an expanding production of advanced biofuels by paying advanced biofuelproducers for finished advanced biofuel products.Any entity that produces and sells advanced biofuel is eligible to apply. Applications are accepted in October of each year. To enroll, a producer must file an application and information by October 31st.

Advanced Energy Security Program to Secure Energy Networks BIL, DOE Grid Modernization and Transmission

The Advanced Energy Security Program is designed to increase the functional preservation of electric grid operations or natural gas and oil operations in the face of threats and hazards.

ADVANCING U.S. THIN-FILM SOLAR DOE, SETO Solar

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) intends to release the Advancing U.S. Thin-Film Solar Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) of up to $36 million for research, development, and demonstration projects on two major thin-film photovoltaic (PV) technologies: metal halide perovskite PV and cadmium telluride (CdTe) PV. This FOA will promote American leadership in thin-film PV technology, and the domestic manufacture of thin-film PV modules. This FOA will also support SETO in meeting Congressional direction provided in fiscal year 2023 to spend no less than $25 million each to support the advancement of both perovskite PV and CdTe PV technologies ($50 million in total). The FOA is expected to be released in September 2023 and is expected to be restricted to for-profit lead applicants.

Advancing U.S. Thin-Film Solar Photovoltaics DOE (SETO) Solar

The FOA will fund projects on industrial perovskite PV research and development to enable future commercialization. Projects should reach or accelerate the attainment of specific thresholds of efficiency, long-term reliability, manufacturability, and economic viability aligned with targets identified in a prior SETO Request for Information.

All Hazards Energy Resilience DOE Grid Modernization and Transmission

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to advance tools and technologies specifically designed to reduce risks to energy delivery infrastructure from all hazards including cybersecurity, physical security, and climate effects. This effort will lead to next generation tools and technologies not available today that will become widely adopted throughout the energy sector to reduce an incident disruption to energy delivery.

Assistance for the Adoption of the Latest and Zero Building DOE (GFO) Building Energy Efficiency

Up to $1 billion for States and units of local government with the authority to adopt building energy codes to adopt and implement the latest building energy codes, zero energy building codes, or equivalent codes or standards.

Atmospheric System Research (ASR) DOE (OoS) Biofuels, Conservation, and Wastewater

The goal of ASR is to quantify the interactions among aerosols, clouds, precipitation, and radiation to improve understanding of key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and radiation processes that affect the Earth’s radiative balance and hydrological cycle, especially processes that limit the predictive ability of regional and global models. For the most part, ASR investments are based on measurements of radiation, aerosols, clouds, precipitation, thermodynamics, turbulence, and state variables from the ARM user facility. ARM’s continuous observational datasets are supplemented with process models, laboratory studies, and shorter-duration ground-based and airborne field campaigns to target specific atmospheric processes in different atmospheric and climatic regimes and across a range of spatial and temporal scales.

BIL: Request for Information on Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant Comp… DOE (EERE) Building Energy Efficiency

The Department of Energy’s Office of State and Community Energy Programs (“SECP”) is seeking public input regarding the solicitation process and structure of the FOA to add funds to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Competitive Program (“EECGB”).

BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW (BIL) - CONSUMER ELECTRONICS BATTERY RECYCLING, R… DOE, EERE Batteries and Energy Storage

This program will provide funding to support the recycling of consumer electronics batteries and battery-containing devices to help build a robust domestic critical material supply chain for EV batteries in the United States. The funding will accomplish this by: 1) Increase participation by consumers in recycling programs; 2) Improve the economics of consumer battery recycling to create a market for recycling, including battery recycling research, development, and demonstration activities to create innovative and practical approaches to increase the reuse and recycling of batteries; and 3) Increase the number of these programs, including state and local programs to assist in the establishment or enhancement of state consumer electronics battery collection, recycling, and reprocessing programs and to establish collection points at retailers.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) FY23 BIL Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Rec… DOE (EERE, VTO) EV Charging and EV Vehicles

The activities to be funded under this FOA support the BIL's Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second-Life Applications Program and the broader government-wide approach to strengthen domestic supply chains for critical materials to maximize the benefits of the clean energy transition as the nation works to curb the climate crisis, empower workers, and advance environmental justice. This BIL section is focused on research, development, and demonstration of: second-life applications for electric drive vehicle batteries that have been used to power electric drive vehicles; and technologies and processes for final recycling and disposal of electric drive vehicle batteries.