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FW: Funding Opportunity News- 26 Solicitations (Issue 146)

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  • Finlay, BethAnn - Berlin, VT
    For Your Info - Of the 26 grant opportunities listed, some are regional - others nationwide. For Water Conservation, Ag Innovation and Environmental
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      For Your Info - Of the 26 grant opportunities listed, some are regional
      - others nationwide. For Water Conservation, Ag Innovation and
      Environmental Stewardship see #17-19 and 26.
      Beth Ann Finlay, Coordinator, Northern Vermont RC&D
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      The Western Regional Office of the U.S. Department of
      Energy compiled the following funding opportunity newsletter.
      Many thanks to Washington State University Energy Programs
      for distributing these newsletters through their listserv.

      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.

      The Western RO website includes lots of useful funding information.
      For monthly summaries of funding opportunities and other
      funding resources, go to:
      http://www.eere.energy.gov/regions/western/financial_opps.html.

      If anyone you know would like to sign up to receive these
      electronic funding newsletters, have them send an e-mail request
      to laurie.brown@.... Include subscriber's e-mail address in
      the body of the message.

      Full text of many of these funding notices can be accessed at the
      following internet sites:

      Grants.gov notices: http://www.grants.gov

      FBO notices: Loren Data Corporation: http://www.fbodaily.com/
      or FedBizOpps: http://www.fedbizopps.gov/

      There are 26 funding notices included in Issue 145. Due to
      the length of this issue, it will be sent in 2 parts. A complete
      version of Issue 146 is attached to this e-mail message as a Word
      document.

      1) University PV R&D
      The U.S. Department of Energy requests applications for
      University Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics R&D. Areas of interest
      include, but are not limited to reducing the amount of raw materials
      to produce PV cells and modules, improving the efficiency of
      commercially manufactured PV crystalline silicon cells, and reducing
      the costs to fabricate/manufacture PV. $5 million expected to be
      available, 1 award anticipated. Responses due 5/30/06. For more
      info, go to:
      https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/UNID/038FFEB2099946738525710600
      7AB52B?OpenDocument

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      Refer to Sol# DE-PS36-06GO96015. (Grants.gov 1/30/06)

      2) Quantifying Biogas Power Systems
      The California Energy Commission requests proposals for Quantifying
      the Performance of Dairy Biogas Power Systems. Work will focus on
      quantifying, through a combination of field and laboratory studies,
      the technical and environmental performances of CA dairy power
      systems including manure and effluent handling, anaerobic digestion,
      and biogas-to-electricity generation processes. Five sites currently
      containing operational dairy power systems in CA will be studied.
      Notice of intent to bid due 3/13/06, final proposals due 3/27/06.
      For more info, go to:
      http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/index.html#pier.
      Refer to Sol# 500-05-503.

      3) New Mexico Renewables
      The El Paso Electric Company has issued an RFP for diverse renewable
      energy resources to meet the requirements of the New Mexico Renewable
      Energy Act and RPS requirements commencing January 2008. Notice of
      intent to bid due 2/7/06, final proposals due 3/29/06. For more
      info, contact Paul Garcia at pgarci1@... or go to:
      http://www.epelectric.com/__87256C520068443C.nsf/0/B04E8C6479FB034D87257
      0F9007C613B?Open&Highlight=0,RFP

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      4) Idaho Geothermal Power
      Idaho Power Company has released a draft RFP for Geothermal Power
      Generation. The final RFP expected to be issued in early February
      2006 with proposals due in April 2006. For more info, go to:
      http://www.idahopower.com/aboutus/business/rfp/rfp.cfm?rfp=1006.
      (Green Power Network 1/18/06)

      5) A Megawatt of PV
      Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo TX, seeks to lower its electric
      power expenses and its building operating costs while also providing
      environmental benefits, improving air quality, and advancing other
      Air Force goals and objectives. Goodfellow AFB is interested in
      hearing from developers, financiers, utility companies and electric
      power industry participants for the design, installation, operation,
      maintenance, and ownership of a photovoltaic (PV) system capable of
      generating approximately one (1) megawatt of peak electrical energy.
      Responses due 2/24/06. For more info, go to:
      http://www1.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AETC/GAFBCS/Reference%2DNumber%2DFA3030%2DS
      S%2D06%2D024/listing.html

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      Refer to Sol# FA3030-SS-06-024. (FBO 1/26/06)

      6) Fuel Cell R&D
      The U.S. Department of Energy requests applications for R&D projects
      focused on advancing fuel cell technology towards the 2010 technical
      performance and cost targets outlined at:
      http://www.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/mypp/. The
      technologies must be scalable to be suitable across the spectrum of
      vehicle platforms. 7 topics and multiple subtopic areas of interest
      areas are identified which include, but not limited to: Innovative
      Fuel Cell Concepts and Stationary Fuel Cell Demonstration. Up to
      $100 million expected to be available to distribute between this
      solicitation and the National Laboratory Fuel Cell solicitation
      listed below. Letters of intent due 2/28/06, proposals due 4/5/06.
      For more info, contact fuelcells@... or go to:
      https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/UNID/958B754E268E4DB68525710100
      6F2005?OpenDocument

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      Refer to Sol# DE-PS36-06GO96017. (Grants.gov 1/25/06)

      7) National Laboratory Fuel Cell R&D
      The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for R&D of Polymer
      Electrolyte Membrane fuel cell technologies for automotive and
      stationary applications. The focus of the R&D is on advancing fuel
      cell technology towards the 2010 technical performance and cost
      targets as outlined at:
      http://www.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/mypp/. The primary
      organization submitting proposals must be a National Laboratory,
      however, labs may team with industrial and/or academic organizations
      or other labs as appropriate. Up to $100 million expected to be
      available to distribute between this solicitation and the Fuel Cell
      R&D solicitation listed above. Letters of Intent due 2/28/06, final
      proposals due 4/5/06. For more info, go to:
      https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/UNID/96E106F67C8FBA2F8525710000
      6A9352?OpenDocument

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      Refer to Sol# DE-PS36-06GO96018. (Grants.gov 1/24/06)

      8) Conferences, Workshops and Meetings
      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a Broad Agency
      Announcement (BAA) for planning, arranging, administering, and
      conducting conferences, workshops, and meetings in the areas of 1)
      EPA mission related issue, 2) Advancing research that promotes
      environmental protection, 3) Exploring issues of importance to
      environmental protection, and 4) Encouraging collaboration among the
      nation's best scientists and engineers in academia, business and
      onprofit research institutes. $750K expected to be available, 25
      awards anticipated. Conference funding decisions will be made on a
      quarterly basis. This BAA will remain open until 1/18/07. For more
      info, contact Michael Bender at bender.michael@... or go to:
      http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=7638.
      Refer to Sol# EPA-OSA-ORD-0601. (Grants.gov 1/18/06)

      9) Clean Combustion
      The U.S. Department of Energy requests applications for High
      Efficiency Clean Combustion projects. Work should focus on
      increasing transportation efficiency and performance and reducing
      emissions. Areas of interest include: 1) Advanced Start-of-
      Combustion Sensor, and 2) Fuels, Fuel Additives, and Lubricant
      Formulations. $2 million expected to be available, 4 to 8 projects
      anticipated. Innovative companies that either supply major engine
      manufacturers or support major oil companies are especially
      encouraged to apply. Responses due 3/16/06. For more info, contact
      Andrea Gyor at agyorke@... or go to:
      https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/UNID/12C01A28F9213F0C8525710200
      6DDD1F?OpenDocument

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      Refer to Sol# DE-PS26-06NT42718-00 (Grants.gov 1/26/06)

      10) Diesel Emissions Reductions - Regions 9 and 10
      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Regions 9 and 10 request
      applications for work that demonstrates new, innovative or
      experimental approaches to reducing diesel emissions as part of the
      West Coast Collaborative. Projects may include, but are not limited
      to emissions reduction solutions such as add-on technology, engine
      replacement, idle reduction technologies or strategies, or cleaner
      fuel use. Cleaner fuel use may include, but is not limited to,
      renewable fuel types such as biodiesel, bio-methane made from animal
      waste, and ethanol from crops, as well as electricity, natural gas
      (including LNG and CNG), hydrogen and early introduction of low or
      ultra-low sulfur diesel. $3 million expected to be available, up to
      12 awards anticipated. Proposals must benefit Region 9 or 10 (AK,
      AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, WA, federally recognized tribes in these
      areas, American Samoa, Northern Marianas, Guam). Responses due
      3/23/06. For more info, contact Peter Murchie at
      murchie.peter@... or go to:
      http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/AIRPAGE.NSF/grants/WCC+RFP. Refer to
      Sol# EPA-R10-WCC-2006. (Grants.gov 1/24/06)

      11) CA Transportation Fuel Demand
      The California Energy Commission seeks a contractor to survey a
      minimum of 2,000 CA households that purchase and operate light-duty
      vehicles. The Commission will use the survey data to enhance and
      improve its transportation fuel demand forecast modeling
      capabilities. Responses due 3/17/06. For more info, go to:
      http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/index.html#transportation. Refer
      to Sol# #600-05-603.

      12) Idle Reduction
      The American Transportation Research Institute requests proposals for
      the Demonstration of Integrated Mobile Idle Reduction Solutions.
      This project is expected to help facilitate the interaction between
      trucking fleets, truck manufacturers and idle reduction technology
      vendors leading to the design integration of idle reduction
      technologies into the truck manufacturing process. Responses due
      3/1/06. For more info, go to:
      http://www.atri-online.org/ATRI%20to%20EPA%20RFP.pdf Refer to Sol#
      3-14-1104.

      13) National Institute for Climate Change
      U.S. Department of Energy requests applications from U.S.
      universities to host a new Center for Riparian and Coastal
      Ecosystems, as part of the new DOE National Institute for Climatic
      Change Research (formerly National Institute for Global Environmental
      Change). Responses due 4/18/06. For more info, contact Lori
      Jernigan at Lori.Jernigan@... or go to:
      https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/UNID/62BBAF04CAA53495852570F500
      634326?OpenDocument

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      Refer to Sol# DE-FG02-06ER06-08. (Grant.gov 1/13/06)

      14) IAQ in Region 10
      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 requests proposals
      for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Projects that address any of five
      priority areas including but not limited to the IAQ Tools for Schools
      program and general IAQ training, education, and outreach. Projects
      must be performed in AK, ID, OR and/or WA. $170K expected to be
      available, up to 4 awards anticipated. Responses due 3/24/06. For
      more info, contact Susan Titus at Titus.Susan@... or go to:
      http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/AIRPAGE.NSF/webpage/Indoor+Air+Grants+Reques
      t+for+Proposals+in+EPA+Region+10

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      Refer to Sol# EPA-R10-IAQ-01-06. (Grants.gov 1/25/06)

      15) Irrigation Efficiency
      The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests applications to provide
      technical assistance for the Environmental Quality Incentive Program
      (EQIP). EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that promotes
      agricultural production and environmental quality. The successful
      applicant would be responsible for work including, but not limited
      to, the implementation of one hundred EQIP Irrigation Water
      Management Plans for participants located in Adams and Grant Counties
      in the State of Washington. $2.67 million expected to be available,
      1 award anticipated. Responses due 2/13/06. For more info, go to:
      http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=7652. Refer
      to Sol# NRCS-02-WA-06 (Grants.gov 1/24/06)

      16) Tribal Water Council
      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requests applications to
      establish a national Tribal Water Program Council (TWPC). The TWPC
      will work to raise awareness on water related issues pertaining to
      the health of tribal communities and the quality of tribal aquatic
      resources and watersheds. $800K expected to be available, 1 award
      anticipated. Responses due 3/10/06. For more info, contact Karen
      Rudek at (202) 564-0472 or go to:
      http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=7706.
      Refer to Sol# EPA-OW-IO-06-01. (Grants.gov 1/23/06)

      17) Water Conservation in AZ
      The U.S. Department of Interior requests proposals for the Water
      Conservation Program in the Yuma, AZ service area. This program
      funds water management and conservation plans; encourages and
      promotes implementation of water efficiency measures; demonstrate
      conservation technologies; and promotes and supports water education.
      $175K expected to be available, 3 to 5 awards anticipated. Responses
      due 3/31/06. For more info, contact Brenda Murray at (702) 293-8570
      or go to: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=7675.
      Refer to Sol# 06SF340003. (Grants.gov 1/19/06)

      18) Agriculture Innovation in TN
      The U.S. Department of Agriculture request proposals for the
      Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) Program in Tennessee. The
      purpose of CIG is to stimulate agriculture-related conservation,
      environmental enhancement and protection. CIG funds innovative on-
      the-ground conservation, including pilot projects and field
      demonstrations. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to
      efficient irrigation, carbon-sequestration in soil, and bio-based
      energy opportunities. Applications are accepted from eligible
      entities located in the state of TN. $300K expected to be available,
      up to 4 awards anticipated. Responses due 4/28/06.
      For more info, John Rissler at john.rissler@... or go to:
      http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=7803. Refer
      to Sol# USDA-GRANTS-744741. (Grants.gov 1/30/06)

      19) Agriculture Innovation in TX
      The U.S. Department of Agriculture request proposals for the
      Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) Program in Texas. The purpose of
      CIG is to stimulate agriculture-related conservation, environmental
      enhancement and protection. CIG funds innovative on-the-ground
      conservation, including pilot projects and field demonstrations.
      Areas of interest include but are not limited to efficient
      irrigation, carbon-sequestration in soil, and bio-based energy
      opportunities. Applications are accepted from eligible entities
      located in the state of TX. $300K expected to be available, up to 4
      awards anticipated. Proposals due 3/31/06. For more info, go to:
      http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=7607. Refer
      to Sol# USDA-GRANTS-7442-0001. (Grants.gov 1/13/06)

      20) California-Mexico Border
      The California Energy Commission seeks a contractor or team of
      contractors to perform specific tasks related to California-Mexico
      border energy issues. This contract will require an expertise in
      specific energy-related meeting facilitation with the Mexican
      Government and industry, fuel efficiency and alternative fuels
      transportation issues, natural gas and transmission line issues, and
      emission credit training issues and renewable energy development
      issues in the California-Mexico border region. Responses due
      3/27/06. For more info, go to:
      http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/index.html#export.
      Refer to Sol# #600-05-601.

      21) Source Reduction - Region 9
      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 request proposals
      for the Source Reduction Grants Program. This program supports
      promotion of green building for residential construction, assistance
      to Tribal and Island Governments to implement pollution prevention
      programs, and reduction of priority chemicals. Projects must be
      carried out in Region 9 which includes CA, AZ, NV, HI, U.S.
      territories in the Pacific, and the 146 federally-recognized tribes
      in the Region. $175K expected to be available, up to 5 awards
      anticipated. Response due 3/15/06. For more info, contact Jessica
      Counts at counts.jessica@... or go to:
      http://www.epa.gov/region09/funding/rfps.html.
      Refer to Sol# EPA-R9-WST7-06-006. (Grants.gov 1/31/06)

      22) Stakeholder Outreach
      The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance seeks a marketing and
      communications contractor to design and execute a stakeholder
      outreach project. Letters of intent due 2/6/06, final proposals due
      3/1/06. For more info, go to:
      http://www.nwalliance.org/proposals/soliciteddetail.asp?RFPID=50.

      23) SBIR/STTR Phase II
      The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requests Phase II proposals from
      FY05 Small Business Innovation Research Program/Small Business
      Technology Transfer Phase I Awardees. $85 million expected to be
      available, up to 115 awards anticipated. Responses due 4/17/06. For
      more info, contact Julie Scott at Julie.Scott@... or go
      to:
      https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/UNID/EE3114864F2B2299852570FA00
      741872?OpenDocument

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      Refer to Sol# DE-FG02-06ER06-09. (Grants.gov 1/18/06)

      24) National Science Foundation
      The National Science Foundation has issued numerous requests for
      proposals in areas including but not limited too: Ceramics, Metals,
      Biological Oceanography, Material Design and Thermodynamics. Due
      dates vary by program area, many program areas have multiple due
      dates. For more info, go to:
      http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=NSF&ord=date.

      25) Efficient Airplanes and Airports
      The Federal Aviation Administration accepts unsolicited research
      proposals that address long-term growth and short-term technical
      needs of civil aviation. 10 areas of interest are identified which
      include, but are not limited to: 1) Environment and Energy -
      Improvements that address environmental and regulatory issues such as
      noise abatement, aircraft pollution, and improved certification of
      clean, quiet, fuel efficient aircraft, and 2) Airports -
      Improvements in design, construction, operation, and maintenance of
      airports. Proposals accepted through 1/1/2012. For more info,
      contact Barbara Fuller at barbara.fuller@... or go to:
      http://www.tc.faa.gov/logistics/grants/apply.htm. FAA is currently
      updating their Research Grant RFP - interested applicants are asked
      to refer to Sol#97.2 until Sol# FAA-06-01 is posted. (Grants.gov
      1/26/06)

      26) Environmental Stewardship
      Entergy is accepting applications for the 2006 Environmental
      Stewardship Program, for community-based projects that address energy
      efficiency and local environmental needs. Projects must be in
      Entergy service areas including AR, LA, MS, MA, NH, NY, TX and VT.
      Up to $250K expected to be available, award range generally $5K to
      $25K. Responses due 3/10/06. For more info, go to:
      http://www.entergy.com/our_community/environmental_grants.aspx.
      (Philanthropy News Digest 2/1/06)

      (See attached file: Sol146.doc)
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