The Seattle Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Energy has compiled the following funding opportunity newsletter. We'd like to thank Washington State University Energy Programs for distributing these newsletters through their listserv system. Please consider and also pass this info on to those contacts in your state, region, or elsewhere who you think may be interested. Partnering opportunities may exist. Full text of many of these announcements can be accessed at the following internet sites: Federal Register announcements: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html Commerce Business Daily (CBD) announcements can be queried (under "simple search") on CBDNet: http://cbdnet.access.gpo.gov/ Complete text of Solicitations (Issue 80) is attached to this message as a Word document. 1) FY01 Broad Based Solicitation The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its intent to issue an RFP for information dissemination, public outreach, training, and related technical analysis and technical assistance activities involving renewable energy and energy efficiency. $2 - $3 million expected to be available for renewable energy programs; renewable areas of interest include wind, hydrogen, and geothermal technologies. $3 - $4 million expected to be available for energy efficiency programs; efficiency areas of interest include transportation, buildings, and industrial sectors. The RFP is expected to open in mid-November 2000. Amount of funding, due dates, and pre-application requirements will vary by program area of interest. Once issued, the solicitation will be available at: http://e-center.doe.gov. For more info, contact Barry Page at 1-800-683-0751 or go to the aforementioned e-center website to review a copy of the Federal Register announcement. Refer to Sol# DE- PS01-01EE10781. (Federal Register 11/08/00) 2) SEP Special Projects The U.S. Department of Energy announces the availability of FY01 Special Projects funding under the State Energy Program (SEP). Eligible applicants are limited to State or Territorial Energy Offices or other lead agencies responsible for administering the State Energy Program, however, partnerships are encouraged. Approx. $15 million expected to be available. Areas of interest include energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the transportation, buildings, federal, industrial, and power sectors. Applications due 2/23/01. Complete info about this program, including phone numbers for the State and Territorial SEP offices, is available at: http://www.eren.doe.gov/buildings/state_energy/sepsp01-forum.html 3) Metal Casting Industry of the Future The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requests proposals for R&D of technologies which will enhance the economic competitiveness, reduce energy consumption and reduce environmental impacts of the metal casting industry. $1 - $1.5 million available to fund the first year of selected research efforts. 5 - 10 awards expected, minimum 50% cost share required. Collaborations between industry, university, and National Laboratory participants are encouraged. Responses due 3/16/01. For more info, contact Beth Dahl at (208)526-7214 or go to: http://www.id.doe.gov/doeid/PSD/proc-div.html. Refer to Sol# DE-PS07-01ID14003. (CBD 10/30/00) 4) Alternative Fueled Vehicles Regulatory Support The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, seeks organizations that have the capability to assist with coordination of alternative fueled vehicle regulations. Possible tasks may include, but are not limited to, recommendations for enforcement activities for covered fleets, providing information for resolution of Freedom of Information requests, and research and recommendations for new regulations based on the Energy Policy Act. Lists of qualifications due to NREL 12/12/00. For more info, contact Kathee Flanagan Roque at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to: http://www.nrel.gov/contracts. Refer Sol# DW270. (CBD 11/14/00) 5) LNG Vehicle Nozzle & Receptacle The Natural Gas Vehicle Industry Infrastructure Working Group (NGV-IWG) requests proposals for the "Preparation of LNG Vehicle Nozzle and Receptacle Test Program" to prepare a plan for a comprehensive testing program to examine the current state-of-the-art of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling nozzles and receptacles. The NGV-IWG is an industry/government research, development, and demonstration program, whereby high-priority NGV infrastructure projects are funded jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Gas Research Institute (GRI), and other industry and government partners. Responses due 11/23/00. For more info, contact Sean Turner at (916) 368-4772, or go to: http://www.gri.org/iwg. Refer to Sol# 1038. (CBD 10/16/00) 6) Enhanced CNG Fueling Nozzle to Avoid Freeze-Up The Natural Gas Vehicle Industry Infrastructure Working Group request proposals entitled "Enhanced CNG Fueling Nozzle to Avoid Freeze-Up" to address concerns over existing compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fueling nozzles freezing onto CNG vehicle fueling receptacles. Responses due 12/07/00. For more info, contact Sean Turner at (916) 368-4772, or go to: http://www.gri.org/iwg. Refer to Sol#1037. (CBD 10/16/00) 7) EPA Green Power in Cincinnati The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Request for Information to purchase renewable power for existing facilities in Cincinnati, OH. The purpose of this RFI is to gather information that will assist the EPA in preparing a formal RFP which GSA, on behalf of the EPA, plans to issue in 1/01. The EPA would like to have a green power purchase contract in place in time for Earth Day 2001. Responses due 12/15/00. For more info, contact Lindsey Lee at (202) 501-2291. Refer to SOL GS-00P-01-BSD-016. (CBD 11/8/00) 8) Climate and Global Change The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has reissued its 8/25/00 notice inviting applications for research on global climate change in areas ranging from aerosols to economics and societal interactions. Funding levels have not been finalized. Proposals due 1/26/01. For more info, contact Irma duPree (301) 427-2089 ext. 107, or go to the 10/16/00 Federal Register announcement. (Federal Grants and Contracts Weekly 10/23/00) 9) Decision-Making and Valuation The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation invite applications for research that will contribute to the development of practical, credible approaches for estimating the benefits and costs of environmental programs and improving decision-making about environmental issues. $1.5 million is available for 10 awards. Proposals due 12/18/00. For more info, contact Robert Menzer, EPA, at (202) 564-8649 or go to: http://es.epa.gov.ncerqa/rfa/dmvp01.html. (Federal Grants and Contracts Weekly 10/2/00) 10) Environmental Monitoring for Public Access/Community Tracking The Environmental Protection Agency seeks applications for pilot projects to help communities provide sustainable public access to environmental monitoring data and information. $4 million available for awards up to $400K. Responses due 2/21/00. For more info, contact Barbara Karn at (202) 564-6820 or go to: http://es.epa.gov/ncerqa/rfa/empact01.html. (Federal Grants and Contracts Weekly 11/6/00) 11) Real Networks Foundation The brand new Real Networks Foundation, created by Seattle-based streaming media company RealNetworks, will consider requests that enable alternative voices or foster the right of free speech throughout the world, broaden access to technology among under-served communities throughout the world, and enhance the quality of life in areas where RealNetworks employees live and work. The Foundation wishes to fund proposals within the aforementioned program areas that include an innovative use of the Internet to achieve project goals. Grants request range is approx. $10K - $75K. Proposals due 2/1 and 8/1. For more info, call the Foundation at (206) 892-6644, or go to: http://www.realgiving.org/. (RFP Bulletin 10/27/00) 12) Innovations in Government Awards The Innovations in American Government Program recognizes creative governmental initiatives that are especially effective in addressing vital public concerns. The awards are intended to draw attention to exemplary achievements in government problem-solving and to amplify the voices of public-sector innovators. The program is administered by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in partnership with the Council for Excellence in Government, with support from the Ford Foundation. In 2001, the Ford Foundation will award $100K to each winner and $20K to each finalist. Paper applications due 1/12/01, electronic apps due 1/19/01. For more info, go to: http://www.innovations.harvard.edu. (RFP Bulletin 10/20/00) 13) Congressional Fellowships for Urban Planning & Community Livability The American Planning Association will award six-month fellowships to two graduate or post-graduate students in urban planning or public policy to work with members of Congress on issues of planning, livability, and smart growth. One fellow will work with the House Livable Communities Task Force and the office of Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). The second fellow will work in the Senate with the Senate Smart Growth Task Force. Projects will include conducting policy and legislative research, drafting policy briefs, developing briefings and resources for congressional staff on planning and livability issues, and serving as staff liaison to Congressional caucuses and organizations interested in urban planning and smart growth. The fellowships will run from 1/29/01 to 7/27/01. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $3K. Responses due 12/1/00. For more info, contact Jason Jordan at (202) 872-0611, or go to http://www.planning.org/govt/fellowship.htm. (RFP Bulletin: 10/13/00) (See attached file: Sol80.doc) To subscribe to the FUNDING listserv, send a message to "email@example.com" In the body of the message (not the subject line) type "subscribe funding <your email address>". 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