Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program

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

Section 40209 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Public Law 117-58) directs the U.S. 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 is facilitating the technical assistance to manufacturers under this program. Interested manufacturing firms are encouraged to denote their interest in the program by completing the short form below.

Submission Form

Form submissions are accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis, 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.

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)
Review the census tracts to see if your project is in or near a covered area.
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.

Funding Opportunity

The request for information for this program has closed, and the U.S. Department of Energy is not accepting applications for funding at this time. A funding opportunity is expected in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023. Additional information about this program will be posted on DOE's BIL program webpage, and on DOE's Financial Opportunities: Funding Opportunity Exchange.


Questions or comments regarding this program may be addressed to, or by reaching out to Elise DeGeorge,