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Notice of Funding Availability - Connected Communities: Distributed Energy Resources Demonstration Project

Thursday, December 31, 2020

DOEE seeks eligible entities to submit an application to identify one or more partners to assist with submitting a concept paper and full application for a funding opportunity from the United States Department of Energy (US DOE). The US DOE Connected Communities funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will fund projects that will demonstrate how groups of buildings combined with other distributed energy resources (DERs) such as electric vehicle (EV) charging and photovoltaic (PV) generation, installed as part of project implementation can reliably and cost effectively serve as grid assets.

Beginning December 31, 2020, the full text of the Request for Applications (RFA) will be available on the Department’s website.

A person may obtain a copy of this RFA by any of the following means:

Download from the attachments below.

Email a request to [email protected] with “Request copy of RFA 2021-2105-EA” in the subject line.

The deadline for application submissions is February 1, 2021.  The online application must be time stamped by 4:30 p.m. on the date the application is due. E-mail the completed application to [email protected].

Eligibility: All the checked institutions below may apply for these grants: 

  • Nonprofit organizations, including those with IRS 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) determinations; 
  • Faith-based organizations;
  • Government agencies;
  • Universities/educational institutions; and 
  • Private Enterprises. 

An informational call and opportunity for question and answers will be held on Thursday, January 21 1pm-2pm. Please see meeting information below: 

Meeting access >>
Meeting number: 180 353 4672
Password: Zm9mUyJu9Q2

Join by video system
Dial [email protected]
You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone:
202-860-2110 United States Toll (Washington DC) 
650-479-3208 Call-in number (US/Canada)

For additional information regarding this RFA, write to: [email protected].