Funding Is Available for Energy Technology Research and Development

The Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) released a request for proposals to fund environmental research and development starting in 2021. The pre-proposal deadline is March 5, 2020.

The ESTCP is working to support environmental research and technology by requesting proposals for demonstration of appropriate and impressive technologies.

The pre-proposal deadline is March 5, 2020. Proposals should be for environmental research and development beginning in the FY 2021. Below is the ESTCP press release on the topic:


ALEXANDRIA, VA, January 7, 2020—The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), supports the demonstration of technologies that address priority DoD environmental and installation energy requirements. The goal of ESTCP is to promote the transfer of innovative technologies through demonstrations that collect the data needed for regulatory and DoD end-user acceptance. Projects conduct formal demonstrations at DoD facilities and sites in operational settings to document and validate improved performance and cost savings.

ESTCP is seeking proposals for demonstrations of innovative environmental and installation energy technologies as candidates for funding beginning in FY 2021. The solicitation requests pre-proposals via Calls for Proposals to Federal organizations and via a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Private Sector organizations. Pre-proposals are due March 5, 2020 by 2 p.m. ET.
Detailed instructions are on the ESTCP website under Funding Opportunities.

DoD organizations (Service and Defense Agencies) may submit pre-proposals for demonstrations of innovative
technologies in the following topic areas:

  • Environmental Restoration
  • Munitions Response in Underwater Environments
  • Resource Conservation and Resiliency
  • Weapons Systems and Platforms
  • Building Level Energy Storage Systems
  • Enhanced Energy Resiliency
  • Energy Efficiency Technology Demonstrations Integrated with Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESC)
  • Enhanced Installation Water Resiliency
  • Innovative Technology Transfer Approaches

The Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) and Call for Proposals (CFP) for Federal Organizations Outside DoD are seeking pre-proposals for technologies in the following topic areas:

  • Innovative Technology Transfer Approaches
  • Management of Contaminated Groundwater
  • Long Term Management of Contaminated Aquatic Sediments
  • Detection, Classification, Localization, And Remediation of Military Munitions in Underwater Environments
  • Enhanced Biosecurity and Strategic Mobility with Improved Brown Tree Snake Control
  • Coastal Total Water Level Model Comparative Assessment
  • Building Level Energy Storage Systems
  • Enhanced Energy Resiliency
  • Energy Efficiency Technology Demonstrations Integrated with Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESC)
  • Enhanced Installation Water Resiliency 

WEBINAR – JANUARY 22: ESTCP Director Dr. Herb Nelson and Deputy Director Dr. Andrea Leeson will conduct an online seminar “ESTCP Funding Opportunities” on January 22, 2020, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This briefing will offer valuable information for those interested in new ESTCP funding opportunities. During the online seminar, participants may ask questions about the funding process, the current ESTCP solicitation, and the proposal submission process. Pre-registration for this webinar is required. If you have difficulty registering, please contact the ESTCP Support Office at or by telephone at 571-372-6565.

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