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Funding Opportunity Announcements

BPA-0002015: BPA EMPLOYEES - FY15 INTERNAL TI OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

This is the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) Fiscal Year 2015 Technology Innovation Portfolio announcement for Internal Applicants (BPA employees).  BPA has approximately $3-3.5 million in funding available to support projects between $50,000 and $500,000 per project per year.  This is a competitive announcement and applicants should thoroughly review the entire package prior to submittal as those who submit incomplete applications for Phase 1 or 2 will not be considered.

This announcement is specific to BPA applicants only.  Internal applicants should apply to this announcement and any external applicants (non-BPA) should apply to announcement BPA-0002882

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/28/2014 8:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/1/2014 7:00 PM ET

BPA-0002882: NON-BPA APPLICANTS - FY15 EXTERNAL TI FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

This is the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) Fiscal Year 2015 Technology Innovation (TI) R&D Portfolio announcement for all non-BPA applicants.  BPA has approximately $3-3.5 million in funding available to support projects between $50,000 and $500,000 per project per year, paid on a cost reimbursement basis only (no profit).  There is a minimum 50% cost share requirement per year for each project.  This is a competitive announcement and applicants should thoroughly review the entire package prior to submittal as those who submit incomplete applications for Phase 1 or 2 will not be considered.

You are required to submit all documentation in your uploaded submittal even if the information is duplicated online. 

A Budget Workbook, Workbook Guidance, and Indirect Rate Proposal Instructions are attached for reference and completion during Phase 2 as applicable. Only one document (Concept Paper and Statement of Qualifications) is required for Phase One (see Part IV of FOA).

NOTE - General Questions & Answers can be accessed by clicking on the link on the left side of the page.  A drop down menu can access FOA specific questions once on the FAQ page.  Please thoroughly review the announcement and consult these lists before providing questions to the POC.  Multiple new questions have been posted in both sections since March 27th.

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/27/2014 7:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/1/2014 7:00 PM ET

BPA-Exp0002015: BPA EMPLOYEES - FY15 EXPLORATORY TI OPPORTUNITY ANNOUCEMENT

Exploratory proposals can only be provided from inside BPA.  This is not an opportunity for outside entities to be paid for developing project proposals.  Contractor resources may not be used to end-run this principle.

 

Exploratory proposals should:

  • Take less than 4 months to complete
  • Be completed prior to the end date of the spring solicitation if it is to be considered in the review of projects for the next year’s Portfolio
  • Require less than 0.1 FTE
  • Require less than $30,000 for expenses associated with travel, research, some materials, and other incidentals.  There will be no contracting associated with these proposals.
  • Focus on a literature search, laboratory experiments, purchasing reports to substantiate objective (e.g. JDPower reports, etc.)

 

Note:  The purpose of the conceptual / exploratory proposal is not to make preliminary contact with external contractors.  Rather, the intent is to conduct internal research, with the potential objective of submitting a proposal as part of the Technology Innovation Research and Development solicitation process.  

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/1/2014 7:00 PM ET

BPAEPRI0002015: BPA EMPLOYEES – FY15 INTERNAL EPRI PROGRAM or SUPPLMENTAL PROJECT TI OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

INTERNAL EPRI PROJECTS ONLY – FY15 EPRI PROGRAM or SUPPLMENTAL PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT

Funding requests for EPRI programs and projects are required to submit a technical proposal. The proposal is required  to ensure that:

·         The research objectives align with the agency’s overall strategic plan,

·         EPRI engagement will be active, and

·         There is a consensus among executive members and project managers about expectations of the EPRI program/project.

 

The EPRI project funding requests will be considered along with the funding requests received as part of the TI Opportunity Announcement.  

 

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/1/2014 7:00 PM ET