Funding Opportunities

Grants for Algal Strain and Cultivation Biology Improvements
  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is offering up to $8 million in funding for the development of technologies, tools, and approaches to advance the production of algal-based biofuels. Funding is subject to appropriations. Eligible applicants will develop algal biology technologies that enhance the current state of algal biofuel production technology and increase productivity. Concept papers are due January 13, 2017. Applicants must submit full applications by February 22, 2017, for consideration. For more information and eligibility requirements, refer to the FOA.

Grants to Support Integrated Biorefinery Optimization
  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) are offering $22.7 million in grant funding for projects that address the financial and technical challenges associated with robust scale-up of commercial biorefineries. Funding is available in four topic areas including robust handling of feedstocks, biosolids, residual solids, and feeding systems to reactors; high-value end products from waste or another undervalued source; industrial separations in an integrated biorefinery setting; and solid material (e.g., feedstock) modeling and reactor feeding systems.

Applicants must submit concept papers and full applications by February 6 and April 3, 2017, respectively. For more information on eligibility requirements and project topics, refer to the FOA.

Funding Agency & Grant Finding Sites

Federal Level Funding:

  Federal government grant programs at
  Federal government business opportunities at
  Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program
  Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)
  Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Financial Assistance
  FedConnect—the Government Acquisition and Grants Program
  Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment

State Level Funding:

  The California Energy Commission Energy Innovations Small Grants Program
  Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)