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Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) 

Funding: Approximately $1,500,000 is expected to be available for new awards in FY2013 and an additional $9,500,000 is expected to be available for awards made under this announcement in years FY2014 through FY2016, subject to congressional appropriations.

Open Date: 02/07/2013

Close Date: 03/08/2013

Funding Organization: U.S. Department of Energy - Advanced Manufacturing Office

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000876


The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Advanced Manufacturing Office seeks to enable the use of combined heat and power (CHP), including waste heat to power and district energy with CHP, as solutions to the energy issues facing our nation. On August 30, 2012, President Barack Obama signed the Executive Order, "Accelerating Industrial Energy Efficiency," promoting American manufacturing by helping to facilitate energy efficiency at industrial facilities. This Executive Order establishes a national goal of deploying 40 gigawatts of new, cost effective CHP in the United States by the end of 2020. The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to seek applications to establish regional Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) which will be a critical component of the Presidential initiative. These CHP TAPs will provide the essential support to continue to develop the market for CHP – this includes education and outreach and technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders including end-users (commercial, industrial, institutional and more), state decision makers, electric and gas utilities, trade associations and non-profit organizations. This assistance will include evaluating the economic, energy, reliability and environmental value of proposed systems. The CHP TAPs will represent multi-state regions that will be CHP experts who provide fact-based, un-biased information on CHP, including technologies, project development, project financing, local electric and natural gas utilities interfaces, and related state best practice policies. They will be vendor, fuel, and technology neutral.

Note: Applicants are requested to submit a Letter of Intent by 03/08/2013. The Letter of Intent should be sent by E-mail to

For more information, see the full solicitation.

FOA Documents

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Full Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

FOA Documents

SF-424 Application for Federal AssistancePDF
SF-424A Budget InformationMicrosoft Excel
PMC 123.1 Budget Justification FileMicrosoft Excel
SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, if applicableMicrosoft Word

Contact Information

    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.
    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange. All questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to each submission deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Responses to questions are posted to the FAQs webpage.

Submission Deadlines

Letter of Intent Deadline: 03/08/2013 5:00 PM ET

Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/22/2013 5:00 PM ET

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 02/11/2013

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.