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DOE Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) Implementation Grant Program – Round 1

Open Date:

6/7/2023

Close Date:

7/14/2023

Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

Program Purpose:

  • Energy Infrastructure
  • Environmental Clean-up

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Bureau/Office

Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Energy

Overview

For eligible small- and medium-sized manufacturers to (i) improve energy efficiency; material efficiency; cybersecurity; or productivity; or reduce waste production; greenhouse gas emissions; or non-greenhouse gas pollution.

The purpose of the DOE Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) Implementation Grant Program (Implementation Grant Program) is to provide grants funded by section 40521 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 42 USC 17116, to small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) to implement recommendations made in IAC and Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP) assessments, between 2018 and 2023 and, in future rounds, recommendations made in equivalent assessments. These grants will bolster the American manufacturing base by supporting projects to improve energy and material efficiency, to increase productivity, and to reduce emissions at SMMs. DOE further intends that these grants will advance the objectives of the Justice40 initiative by improving business performance, increasing energy affordability, and creating pathways to high-quality jobs in disadvantaged communities by driving federal investment into these communities and utilizing registered apprenticeship programs and IAC Program participants in implementation projects (Workstream 1). In addition, the Implementation Grant Program will begin soliciting applications from non-IAC or CHP TAP assessment providers to qualify assessments from other parties as “IAC-equivalent.” Qualification of third-party assessors will enable further availability of IAC grants for SMMs across the United States (Workstream 2).

Workstreams

Workstream 1: Implementation Grants: 2018-2023 IAC or CHP TAP Assessments

The Implementation Grants: 2018-2023 IAC & CHP TAP Assessments workstream involves collecting grant applications from SMMs to implement recommendations made in IAC or CHP TAP assessments that meet the eligibility and prioritization criteria described in Attachment 1 below. These criteria advance the Administration’s goal of achieving a net-zero emissions economy. See Attachment 1 for more details on eligibility, criteria, and how to apply to Workstream 1.

Workstream 2: Third-Party Assessor Qualification

The Third-Party Assessor Qualification workstream involves collecting applications from entities interested in having their assessments qualify as “equivalent to IAC assessments” in accordance with 42 USC §17116(a)(2)(C). See Attachment 2 for more details on eligibility and how to apply to Workstream 2.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
$400,000,000
Limit per Applicant:
$300,000
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

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