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Consumer Electronics Battery Recycling, Reprocessing, and Battery Collection

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Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution
  • General Public
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • Private Sector
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Critical Minerals
  • Environmental Clean-up
  • Health and Safety
  • Other Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy



Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Energy


This program will provide funding to support the recycling of consumer electronics batteries and battery-containing devices to help build a robust domestic critical material supply chain for EV batteries in the United States. The funding will accomplish this by: Increasing the participation by consumers in recycling programs; improving the economics of consumer battery recycling to create a market for recycling, including battery recycling research, development, and demonstration activities to create innovative and practical approaches to increase the reuse and recycling of batteries; and increasing the number of these programs, including state and local programs to assist in the establishment or enhancement of state consumer electronics battery collection, recycling, and reprocessing programs and to establish collection points at retailers.

The four topic areas in this funding opportunity include:

  1. Expanding Consumer Participation in Consumer Electronics Battery Recycling Programs
  2. Improving the Economics of Recycling Consumer Electronics Batteries
  3. State and Local Programs for Consumer Electronics Battery Collection, Recycling, and Reprocessing
  4. Retailer Programs for Consumer Electronics Battery Collection and Transport


Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Caitlin A. Lecker, 412-386-9427, DE-FOA-0002897@netl.doe.gov

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