EERE Temporarily Moving to Exchange for Submissions

Cross Posting an announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Dear EERE Program Information Center Users,
 
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is committed to investing in the best and brightest ideas from our R&D community. Our commitment to this mission is reflected in our ongoing efforts to ensure that the public can easily find and apply to funding opportunities with EERE.   

Recently, users have experienced intermittent performance issues in the EERE Program Information Center and our team is working diligently to resolve them. To continue investigating the performance issues without impacting the ability for applicants to respond to opportunities, we have decided to temporarily move all application submissions activities back to the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange (Exchange). We anticipate using Exchange for submissions through September 30, 2021.

What Does This Mean for Me?

Submissions Cutoff: The EERE Program Information Center will no longer accept applicant submissions beginning Friday, January 22 at 5 p.m. ET. The site will be unavailable for use through Tuesday, February 3, while we work to migrate announcement and application data to Exchange. (To view announcement deadlines, please refer to the published opportunities.)

Accessing Applications in Exchange: If you have already started or submitted an application in the EERE Program Information Center, your application will be migrated to Exchange automatically, unless notified otherwise by the Solar Energy Technology Office or Bioenergy Technology Office. Applicants whose applications have been migrated will be able to access their application(s) in Exchange beginning Wednesday, February 3.

Exchange User Accounts: All applicants will need an Exchange account to access their applications and respond to future EERE opportunities. Unless notified otherwise by the Solar Energy Technology Office or Bioenergy Technology Office, If you have an Exchange account, no further action is needed. If you do not have an Exchange account, and you have started or submitted an application in the EERE Program Information Center, an Exchange account will be created for you. You will receive an email that your account has been created in Exchange, and you will need to use the reset password function to generate a new password and security questions. If you do not have an Exchange account, and have not started or submitted an application in the EERE Program Information Center, you will need to visit the Exchange Registration page to register for an Exchange account.

Live Trainings: All live training sessions will be paused beginning January 25. If you have already registered for a training session after this date, you will be receiving an email that the training session has been cancelled.

For additional information about this change, please review the Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any additional questions, you can contact the EERE Program Information Center Help Desk at eere-epichelpdesk@ee.doe.gov.  
Thank you, EERE Program Information Center Team    

EERE Program Information Center Help Desk Email: eere-epichelpdesk@ee.doe.gov 
Phone: 202-287-6956 Hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m.– 6 p.m. ET