The Advanced Manufacturing Office at DOE has just published a new Funding Opportunity Announcement that might be of interest to you
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to empower regions to harness the benefits of a clean energy future. This FOA supports multiple avenues for localities to improve their energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and bolster their local workforce through research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) projects for renewable-fueled energy systems and technical assistance to support manufacturers in adopting innovative, smart technologies to help better manage their energy use.
Under this FOA, DOE will provide up to $7.5 million to support activities that drive innovation, deployment, and technical assistance activities for clean energy technologies that are critical for climate protection under two topics:
Topic Area 1: Advanced Technology Demonstration in a Renewably Supplied District Energy System
Topic Area 2: Regional Initiative to Integrate Smart Manufacturing and Energy Management Systems
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Please see the full FOA in the DOCUMENTS section below.