DOE Offers $60 Million for Small Business Clean Energy Projects

May 12, 2010

DOE announced on May 7 that $60 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding is available to continue supporting innovative small business research and development leading to the deployment of clean energy technologies. This announcement starts the second phase of DOE's Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program. In the first phase, DOE awarded 125 grants of up to $150,000 to 107 small advanced technology firms across the United States, competitively selected from 950 applicants across the United States. The second phase will provide continued support to first-phase awardees that have demonstrated successful results with their new technologies and can now show their potential to meet market needs. DOE expects to make 58 awards of up to $1 million for SBIR awardees and up to $750,000 for STIR awardees. Applications are due by June 7. See the DOE press release, the funding opportunity announcement on and FedConnect, the SBIR/STTR Programs Web site, the article from the EERE Network News on the first-phase awardees, and the list of companies selected in the first phase (PDF 80 KB). Download Adobe Reader.