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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program (Section 40209)

Announcement Number
Announcement Type
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
Opening Date
Closing Date
Contract Specialist
John Hatfield
Office of Manufacturing & Energy Supply Chains

The Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) is issuing this FOA. Awards made under this FOA will be funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, more commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

BIL investments will support efforts to build a clean and equitable energy economy that achieves a zero-carbon electricity system by 2035, and to put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050 to benefit all Americans.

The BIL invests appropriations over Fiscal Years (FYs) 2022 through 2026 to establish the Advanced Energy Projects Grant Program, which will support industrial projects in eligible energy communities.

Through the two (2) Areas of Interest (AOI), the FOA will provide approximately $425 million in support of projects by small- and medium-sized manufacturing firms (SMMs)

AOI 1: Clean Energy Manufacturing and Recycling:
The objective of AOI 1 is to increase domestic manufacturing and recycling capacity for materials, components, and systems needed for the clean energy transition.

DOE is seeking applications for projects in this AOI to establish new, or re-quip or expand, an existing manufacturing or recycling facility for the production or recycling, as applicable, of advanced energy property. 

AOI 2: Industrial Decarbonization:
The overall objectives for AOI 2 is to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in the United States manufacturing sector through substantial reductions in existing facilities and new builds that result in low carbon materials.  

  • Subtopic AOI 2a:  Re-equip an existing industrial or manufacturing facility with equipment designed to substantially reduce the GHG emissions of that facility. 
  • Subtopic AOI 2b:  Establish new, or re-equip or expand, an existing manufacturing or recycling facility that produces materials that result in substantially lower carbon intensity compared to an appropriate industry benchmark and are not derived from a primary feedstock of palm fatty acid distillates or fossil fuels including coal, natural gas, and petroleum.

Details can be found at Infrastructure eXCHANGE

Modification 000001: The purpose of this modification is to:

  1. Extend the Submission Deadlines for Concept Papers and Full Applications;
  2. Updates page number references in the BIL Section 40209 FOA Guide;
  3. Update Section IV.D. of the FOA including:
    1. Adjusting the approximate number of days between Concept Paper Notification and the Full Application Due Date,
    2. Incorporate a Project Financial Model into the Full Application Content Requirements, and
    3. Provide several clarifications within the Technical Volume Requirements.

Modification 000002: The purpose of this modification is to:

  1.  Update page number references in the BIL Section 40209 FOA Guide
  2. Update Section I.B.i. to clarify other advanced energy property
  3. Update Section III.A.i. to clarify demonstration of eligibility for the energy bills requirement
  4. Update Appendix I - Eligible SAEP Guidance to clarify other advanced energy property

Modification 000003: The purpose of this modification is to:

  1. update Section III.A.iv. to clarify eligible Prime Recipients and Subrecipients
  2. update the Content Requirements Chart in Section IV.D.
  3. updating  information in Section IV.D.iii. to define a page limit for the Community Benefits Plan.