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Carbon Ore, Rare Earth and Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) Initiative for U.S. Basins

Announcement Number
Announcement Type
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
Opening Date
Closing Date
Contract Specialist
Nicholas Anderson
Fossil Energy and Carbon Management

Original Closing Date: 01/05/2021

This Office of Fossil Energy FOA, titled "Carbon Ore, Rare Earth and Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) Initiative for U.S. Basins", seeks projects that will catalyze regional economic growth and job creation by realizing the full potential value of natural resources, such as coal, across basins throughout the U.S.  It has been designed to address the upstream and midstream critical minerals (CM) supply chain and downstream manufacturing of high-value, nonfuel, carbon-based products (CBP), to accelerate the realization of full potential for carbon ores and critical minerals within the U.S basins.  U.S. coals and associated by-products and waste streams can be used as feedstocks for domestic production of rare earth elements (REE) and CM to enhance our national and economic security.  They can also be used as sources of carbon for production of high-value, nonfuel, CBP.  Additional details concerning this FOA can be found at FedConnect.

Modification 000001:  Modification 000001 was issued to delete language on the cover page related to a registration requirement for the pre-application meeting on 10/01/2020.

Modification 000002:  Modification 000002 was issued to update the objectives of the Funding Opportunity Announcement, Section I. Funding Opportunity Description, Part C. Objectives/Areas of Interest.

Modification 000003:  Modification 000003 was issued to clear up spacing (single versus double) requirements.  Modification 000003 was also issued to add several Terms and Conditions to the FOA.  See the FOA for specific details regarding the Modification.