Apply Now for Energy Efficient Information and Communication Technology Solicitation

June 3, 2009

The U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Technologies Program has issued a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) titled “Energy Efficient Information and Communication Technology,” which is supported with funds appropriated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The purpose of this solicitation is to encourage research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of energy efficient information and communications technology (ICT) systems throughout the United States. The deadline for this opportunity is July 21, 2009, 11:59 PM EDT, so don’t delay!

This FOA seeks to develop new technologies to dramatically improve energy efficiency in ICT with an emphasis on new technologies that can be commercialized within the next 3 to 5 years, and to demonstrate through field testing highly energy efficient, emerging technologies that are ready for or are in the initial stage of commercial introduction. Approximately $50 million will be awarded to projects under this announcement, and all funds are expected to be expended within a 2-year period from the date of award.  

There are three broad areas of interest:

  • Concept Definition Studies for Energy Efficient Information and Communication Technology
  • Information and Communications Technologies R&D for Energy Efficiency
  • Demonstration and Field Testing of Highly Efficient and Emerging Technologies for Data Center or Telecommunication Use.

Applications for this FOA should be submitted through FedConnect. Go to "Search Public Opportunities" and enter Reference Number DE-FOA-0000107. Visit ITP’s solicitations Web page for more detailed information about the application process.

For additional Recovery Act funding opportunities, visit EERE’s American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Web site and DOE’s Recovery and Reinvestment Web site.