The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). This funding opportunity will provide up to $80 million for projects that enhance energy demand flexibility across buildings and the grid, enabling greater affordability, increased energy productivity, and improved occupant comfort.
The BENEFIT FOA has been issued by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Building Technologies Office since 2014. This year’s FOA broadens DOE’s investments in cutting-edge, energy-saving building technologies, systems, and practices that will impact various segments of the buildings industry.
The FOA includes topic areas on advanced building construction, workforce development, and a variety of building technologies, including advanced lighting, HVAC, and thermal energy storage, among others.
How to Apply
More information, submittal requirements, and instructions for applying to this FOA (DE-FOA-0002196) can be found on the EERE Exchange. To be eligible for consideration, a concept paper must be submitted no later than November 5, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. ET.
Questions about this FOA may be submitted to DE-FOAemail@example.com no later than three business days before the application deadline. Please note, feedback on individual concepts will not be provided through Q&A.
- Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: November 5, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. ET
- Submission Deadline for Full Applications: January 20, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. ET
To read more about this FOA, visit the EERE Exchange.