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Enhanced Use of Defense Production Act of 1950

Open Date:

Application opening anticipated in Q2 2023.

Close Date:

TBD

Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Private Sector

Program Purpose:

  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Energy Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Bureau/Office

Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Energy

Overview

Section 30001 appropriates $500 million to carry out the Defense Production Act (DPA). President Biden issued presidential determinations providing DOE with the authority to use $250,000,000 of the DPA funding to accelerate domestic production of key energy technologies. In November 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration and DOE announced a notice of intent and request for information on a proposed $250 million DPA investment to accelerate domestic electric heat pump manufacturing.

Eligible Uses: New domestic production facilities projects for heat pumps (air- or ground-source), heat pump water heaters, or heat pump system components where domestic production would address a clear supply-chain vulnerability. This focus area includes investment in workforce needed to support manufacturing through partnerships with labor unions and other workforce groups, apprenticeship programs, and pre-apprenticeship programs. Renovation of existing production facilities projects to transition from manufacture of other HVAC systems or water heating equipment that use fossil energy to produce electric heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, or heat pump system components. This focus area includes investment in workforce that can transition to support manufacturing of electric heat pumps through partnerships with labor unions and other workforce groups, apprenticeship programs, and pre-apprenticeship programs.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
$250000000.00
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

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