Opportunity: Critical Material Innovation, Efficiency, and Alternatives


The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will build on prior the Department of Energy (DOE), other government agency, and private sector investment, and implements section 7002(g) of the Energy Act of 2020 and BIL section 41003(c) through the program’s research and development activities by the creation of innovative methods and technologies for the efficient and sustainable provision of critical materials to the domestic economy and the expected activities under the program to mitigate the environmental and health impacts of the extraction, processing, manufacturing, use, recovery, and recycling of critical materials. Also, section 41003 (c) of the BIL and section 7002 (g) of the Energy Act of 2020 directs the establishment of a program of research, development, demonstration, and commercialization. This program will also support the broader government-wide approach to upgrading and modernizing infrastructure, including by strengthening critical domestic manufacturing and associated supply chains to maximize the benefits of the clean energy transition as the nation works to curb the climate crisis, empower workers, and advance environmental justice.

Reference number: DE-FOA-0003105
Issue date: 09/06/2023
Response due: 12/20/2023 05:00 PM US/Eastern

Set Aside:

Agency: DOE

Contracting office:

Headquarters Procurement Services
U.S. Department of Energy
Forrestal Building
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585

Place of Performance:


Vendors conference:



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