Critical Water Issues Prize Competition RFI



Funding Opportunity ID:301574
Opportunity Number:DE-FOA-0001899
Opportunity Title:Critical Water Issues Prize Competition RFI
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Other
Category of Funding Activity:Energy
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):81.117
Eligible Applicants:Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code:DOE-GFO
Agency Name:Department of Energy
Golden Field Office
Posted Date:Mar 13, 2018
Close Date:May 14, 2018
Last Updated Date:Mar 13, 2018
Award Ceiling:$2
Award Floor:$1
Estimated Total Program Funding:$0
Expected Number of Awards:0
Description:The U.S. Department of Energy seeks to understand the key technical and other barriers that may prevent long-term access to low-cost water supplies that could be best addressed through challenges and prize competitions. For the purposes of this Request for Information (RFI), challenges and prize competitions are tools and approaches the Federal government and others can use to engage a broad range of stakeholders, including the general public, in developing solutions to difficult problems. Challenges and prize competitions rely on competitive structures to drive innovation among participants and usually offer rewards (financial and/or other) to winners and/or finalists. DOE may use the information provided through this RFI to develop challenges and prize competitions to address key water issues. This RFI is not designed to solicit input on DOE’s broader R&D efforts on affordable water. The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gather feedback from stakeholders prior to DOE potentially issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). This RFI is not a FOA; therefore, DOE is not accepting applications at this time. All responses to this RFI must be provided as an attachment (in Microsoft Word format) to an e-mail message addressed to Responses must be received no later than 5:00 pm EDT on May 14, 2018. The full content of the announcement can be found on the EERE Exchange website at

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