Department of Energy (DOE) National
Industrial Competitiveness Through Energy,
Environment, and Economics
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DOE sponsors an innovative, cost-sharing program to promote energy efficiency, clean production, and economic competitiveness in industry. The grant program provides funding to state and industry partnerships for projects that develop and demonstrate advances in energy efficiency and clean production technologies.
Industry applicants must submit project proposals through a state energy, pollution prevention, or business development office. State and industry partnerships are eligible to receive a one-time grant of up to $525,000. The industry partner may receive a maximum of $500,000 in federal funding. Nonfederal cost share must be at least 50 percent of the total cost of the project.
In total, this program has sponsored over 100 projects, with more than half going to small businesses. It has leveraged $26.3 million in federal funds, with $81.8 million in state and industry funds since 1991.