|On or about March 2, 2012, the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E)
intends to issue an Open Funding Opportunity Announcement (Open FOA or FOA). The
objective of the Open FOA is to identify high-risk, high-reward concepts for energy-related
technologies that may enhance our nation’s energy and economic security. This FOA will
be open to any energy-related technology that, if successful, will have a transformational
and disruptive effect on the energy sector. ARPA-E is seeking your comments on the draft
Open FOA. To obtain a copy of the draft Open FOA please go to the ARPA-E website at
https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov. An overview of the application process is provided in Section
I.B of the draft FOA, and a draft list of Technical Categories and Subcategories is provided in
Section I.E of the draft FOA. Please submit your written comments by email to
ARPA-E-OpenFOA@hq.doe.gov by 5 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
ARPA-E will not review or consider comments submitted by other means. All feedback
provided will be taken into consideration, but ARPA-E will not respond to individual
submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses. Neither this Announcement nor
the draft Open FOA constitutes the formal request for this funding opportunity announcement.
The Federal Government will not pay for the provision of any information, nor will it
compensate any respondents for the development of such information.