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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Storage Validation and Testing (Section 40305): Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE): Phases III, III.5, and IV

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

Original Closing Date: 11/28/2022
Current Opening Date: 12/13/2023 (amendment)
Current Closing Date: 3/20/2024 (third round closing - extension to previous closing date)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement will accelerate the development of new or expanded commercial-scale geologic carbon storage projects and associated carbon dioxide transport infrastructure, through a focus on detailed site characterization, permitting, and construction stages of project development. Additional details can be found at FedConnect

Modification 000001 updates the FOA closing date, adds a note regarding second closing date, provides clarification on technical volume page limit, provides clarification on Phase III.5 (AOI 2),updates program policy factors, provides additional FOA clarifications, and incorporates the Real Property and Equipment term.  

Modification 000002 clarifies language in Section VIII, Embeds the Technical Volume Cover Page, and corrects the font size on the Summary for Public Release

Modification 000003 is to add a second closing, add Phase II CarbonSAFE as Area of Interest 4 and associated requirements, revise prerequisite requirements to Phase IV, reduce page numbers for Technical Volume and CarbonSAFE Phases III, III.5, and IV Project Readiness, update Program Policy Factors, update various terms in different sections, and clarify language in various sections. Please see full FOA document for a detailed list of the changes.

Modification 000004 extends the second closing, include the time for closing, updates to various terms, and clarify language in various sections.

Modification 000005 This amendment includes update to the BIL-specific FOA template, clarification of CarbonSAFE Phase I, removal of Community Benefits Plan subplans, and various administrative changes.

Modification 000006 This amendment includes an extension to the closing date, make various administrative changes, updates to various terms.

Modification 000007 This amendment is to make various administrative updates and include the requirement of Impacted Tribal Documentation that was inadvertently deleted in previous amendment.