**The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed or the internal application slot has been granted. Updated information will be posted when the next funding cycle opens.**


DOE Flexible Combined Heat and Power for Grid Reliability and Resiliency Solicitation – Grants.gov

DOE Flexible Combined Heat and Power for Grid Reliability and Resiliency Solicitation – Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

Program Summary

The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) seeks to conduct research and development activities to further the utilization of cost‐effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP). Modernization and resiliency of the electricity grid could be substantially advanced by developing state of the art technologies that are specifically intended to enable small to mid‐ sized CHP systems to provide support to the grid. Ultimately the R&D will result in substantially more widespread adoption of CHP in the small to mid‐sized manufacturing sector (1‐20 MWe systems) with associated improvements in manufacturing sector competitiveness and grid reliability.

The FOA includes two areas of interest to research enabling technologies for CHP systems that are specifically designed to provide cost‐effective support to the electric grid:

  • Area of Interest 1 – Power Electronics and Control Systems
  • Area of Interest 2 – Electricity Generation Components


CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: N/A; email ltdsubs@colorado.edu if interested

DOE Concept Paper Deadline: 3:00pm MST March 23, 2018

DOE Full Proposal Deadline: 3:00pm MST May 3, 2018


Only applicants who have submitted an eligible Concept Paper will be eligible to submit a Full Application.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Applicants may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application for each topic area (Power Electronics and Control Systems, Electricity Generation Components) of this FOA.

Award Information and Duration

EERE expects to make approximately $10,000,000 of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA. EERE anticipates making approximately 6-10 awards; individual awards may vary between $1,000,000 and $1,500,000 DOE share.

EERE anticipates making awards that will run up to 36 months in length.

The cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs for research and development projects and must come from non-Federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law.