Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program — Interested Manufacturing Firms Short Form

Manufacturing firms should use this form to show interest in the Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program.

Request for Information

On Aug. 3, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a request for information (RFI) seeking public input on this program. For details or to submit public comment, visit the RFI announcement. RFI responses must be received to no later than 5 p.m. EST on Sept. 16, 2022. The RFI is not a funding opportunity, and DOE is not accepting applications for funding regarding this topic at this time. 

Section 40209 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Public Law 117-58) directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish an Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program that provides technical assistance and grants to small and medium manufacturers in former coal communities. NREL will facilitate the technical assistance to manufacturers under this program.

Section 40209 also directs DOE to provide technical assistance on a selective basis to eligible entities that are seeking a grant under the program to enhance the impact of the qualifying advanced energy project. The purpose of this form is to connect eligible manufacturing firms with specialists at DOE who can offer initial technical assistance through discussions of potential or proposed qualifying projects. DOE specialists can also connect firms that may not qualify for grants under Section 40209 with other technical assistance programs at DOE.

Manufacturing firms are invited to complete the fields below, and a specialist will review submissions and contact interested entities by email. In the future, DOE will offer additional pathways for discussion with other interested entities, including communities-based organizations, states, or local governments, and other organizations.

Submission Form

Form submissions will be accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis. This is not a funding opportunity announcement, and DOE is not accepting grant applications at this time. Additional information about this program will be posted here, on DOE's BIL program webpage, and on DOE's Financial Opportunities: Funding Opportunity Exchange as soon as it is available.

Program grants can be used for two types of projects under Section 40209. Indicate the type of project your manufacturing firm is primarily interested in: (Required)
Program grants must be used for projects in or near covered census tracts. Covered census tracts are census tracts (a) in which a coal mine closed after Dec. 31, 1999, (b) in which a coal-fired electricity generating unit was retired after Dec. 31, 2009, or (c) close to (a) or (b). My organization is interested in a grant for a project that will be located in or near a covered census tract. (Required)
The BIL specifies which manufacturers are eligible for grants under section 40209. Please indicate if you may meet the following criteria in the statute. Select all that apply. (Required)
BIL Section 40209 also lists additional factors that, while not determining eligibility, will contribute to the prioritization of eligible manufacturing firms. My organization is a minority-owned business. (Required)

Data and Privacy Notice

DOE and NREL will only use the information provided to contact interested entities and for anonymized program analysis. We will not share this information, and it will be retained for the duration of the project. See NREL's security and privacy policy.


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