U.S. Department of EnergyWe are excited to publicly release the list of DOE programs that are covered by President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative, a whole-of-government commitment to securing environmental justice and spurring economic opportunity for disadvantaged communities (DACs). As laid out in Section 223 of President Biden’s Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, communities that have been historically marginalized and overburdened by pollution and underinvestment in housing, transportation, water and wastewater infrastructure, and health care will now see at least 40% of the benefits of Federal investments in seven areas that touch on DOE’s missions.Those areas are climate change; clean energy and energy efficiency; clean transportation; affordable and sustainable housing; training and workforce development; remediation and reduction of legacy pollution; and critical clean water and waste infrastructure.The Office of Management and Budget has identified more than 140 DOE programs across 22 DOE offices that are covered by Justice40, ranging from established support to communities like the Weatherization Assistance Program to new technologies and initiatives like those supported by our new Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations.DOE is proud to support this initiative and the offices that are committed to partnering with communities and lifting communities that were polluted and left behind. For more information on Justice40, visit DOE’s Justice40 page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityFunding Opportunity from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office, Systems Support Directorate (SSD), Research & Development DivisionThe Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office has released the solicitation, “National Nuclear Forensics Expertise Development Program Nuclear Forensics Research Award” for funding.The National Nuclear Forensics Expertise Development Program (NNFEDP) works to build a nuclear forensics workforce of recognized technical experts and leaders through fostering scholastic and research collaboration between and among academia, the national and defense laboratories, and the National Technical Nuclear Forensics (NTNF) Interagency.Eligible Applicants: Minority Serving Institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institutions, Alaska Native- serving institutions, and Hawaiian Native-serving institutions. IMPORTANT: Academic respondents are expected to partner with a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory or Department of Defense laboratory for this award.Deadlines: Informational Webinar – August 3, 2022. Application Submission – August 30, 2022See: https://urldefense.us/v3/__https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=342531__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!R19jnMD_hIeAIwu2Gq7APCOpEC4kH1OaeFjQe3L-vtAhNWhHQt65moLVkFbaaX3ZyvX6iQM$
NASA SBIR IGNITEThe NASA SBIR Ignite Solicitation is now open through September 1, 2022! This exciting new funding opportunity is a way for small businesses that have a commercially-viable technology idea to use NASA as a stepping stone in their path towards commercial success. With a greater emphasis on commercialization, SBIR Ignite funds U.S. early-stage, high-risk technology development to help make companies and their technologies more attractive to private sector investors, customers, and partners.Topics in the solicitation include: Technologies Using NASA Data to Foster Climate ResilienceEnabling technologies for the development of a robust Low-Earth Orbit EconomyElectric and Hybrid Electric Systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Aircraft in the 1500 to 5000 lbs. size classLow-Cost Photovoltaic Arrays for SpacePoint-of-use Recycling for Optimized Space-Age LogisticsCommercial Development of Active Debris Remediation (ADR) ServicesWe encourage you to learn more: sbir.nasa.gov/ignite, view the webinar available here: https://livestream.com/nasaitech/sbirignite: sbir-ignite-release-party.eventbrite.com, review the solicitation: sbir.nasa.gov/solicit-detail/80089, and submit a proposal: sbir.gsfc.nasa.gov/submissions/login.