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Advanced Manufacturing Program and Building Technologies Program Superior Energy Performance Program Administrator

Funding: $3,000,000

Open Date: 03/01/2012

Close Date: 03/21/2012

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000635

Summary:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund an administrator for a new American National Standards Institute, ANSI, accredited Superior Energy Performance Program, or SEP. The SEP program will provide industrial plants and commercial buildings with a roadmap for achieving continual improvement in energy efficiency. Once launched, SEP will provide a transparent, globally accepted system for validating energy intensity performance improvement and management practices. It is anticipated that the SEP certification program will launch nationally in 2012. The Department of Energy intends to fund a single awardee under this FOA to serve as the SEP Program Administrator for both the industrial and commercial sectors; however, if it becomes apparent during the review process that separate program administrators are appropriate, DOE may elect to separately fund program administrators for these two sectors. The intent of this funding is to support the SEP Program Administrator during the initial stages of promoting and implementing the program, with the ultimate aim of creating an independent, financially self-sustaining entity. The SEP Program Administrator will be responsible to launch and oversee the SEP program. Key tasks include (1) development of a self-sustaining business model; (2) promotion, education, and marketing; (3) management and administration; and (4) reporting and program evaluation. The full Funding Opportunity Announcement is posted on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications must be submitted through the EERE Exchange website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE Exchange website. The Users' guide for applying to Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Funding Opportunity Announcements through the Exchange website can be found at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx. Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE Exchange website.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 03/19/2012

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.