National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE)

Quick Facts

Due DateMarch 21, 2014 (Friday)
Award Amount$ 400,000 - $ 1,000,000
Category of Funding ActivityEnergy
Eligible Applicants
  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below)

Program Description

The Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is seeking applicants to establish the National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE). NIICE seeks to advance three goals: ? Improve the performance of existing and new clean energy business incubators across the country by setting a high performance standard, fostering best practices, and improving coordination of the incubator community; ? Strengthen support for early-stage companies developing high-risk technologies and scaling from prototype to domestically-based production; and ? Catalyze investment in early-stage clean energy businesses by improving information regarding capital access for incubators, including disseminating analysis and materials on philanthropic funds, corporate venture, and other innovative financing mechanisms. To accomplish these goals, NIICE is funding awards in two topic areas: (1) a national organization to serve as a coordinating body for clean energy incubators and a central source of information for clean energy stakeholders; and (2) set a benchmark to develop top-performing, clean energy-focused incubators by funding three to five incubators across the United States. The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 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. A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere- exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system. 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.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberDE-FOA-0001042
Funding Opportunity TitleNational Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE)
Opportunity CategoryEnergy
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards6
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateJanuary 6, 2014 (Monday)
Application Due DateMarch 21, 2014 (Friday)
Application Archive DateMarch 21, 2015 (Saturday)
Total Program Funding$ 3,000,000
Award Amount$ 400,000 - $ 1,000,000
CFDA Number
  • 81.117 - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Information Dissemination, Outreach, Training and Technical Analysis/Assistance

Eligible Applicants

  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below)

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Energy
Program Information Websitehttps://eere-exchange.energy.gov
ContactOffice: Golden Field Office
Kristin L. Johnson, Grants Management Specialist
NIICEFOA@go.doe.gov

NIICEFOA@go.doe.gov

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