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BIL Provision: Rare Earth Elements Demonstration Facility

Open Date:

Estimated application opening date, 2nd quarter 2022

Close Date:

Available until expended

Upcoming Milestones:

Open RFI:  Responses to the Rare Earth Element Demonstration Facility RFI [which can be found at: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2ffedconnect%2f%3fdoc%3dDE-FOA-0002686%26agency%3dDOE&doc=DE-FOA-0002686&agency=DOE] are due no later than 8:00 p.m. ET on March 31, 2022. Entries must be submitted electronically to [email protected], with the subject line “DE-FOA-0002686-RFI”.

Full applications are expected to be due in 4th quarter 2022.

Eligible Recipients:

  • General Public
  • Private Sector

Program Purpose:

Energy Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Funded by:

U.S. Department of Energy


To demonstrate the feasibility of a full-scale integrated rare earth element extraction and separation facility and refinery.

Eligible uses include: The facility established shall– (A) provide environmental benefits through use of feedstock derived from acid mine drainage, mine waste, or other deleterious material; (B) separate mixed rare earth oxides into pure oxides of each rare earth element; (C) refine rare earth oxides into rare earth metals; and (D) provide for separation of rare earth oxides and refining into rare earth metals at a single site.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – no match
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information


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