DOE Seeks Public Feedback and Input on New Domestic Manufacturing Conversion Grants for Electrified Vehicles Program
Issues Request for Information and Announces Virtual Workshops on May 4 and May 5, 2023
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) has released a Request for Information (RFI) to seek public input that will help shape the Domestic Manufacturing Conversion Grants for Electrified Vehicles program. This grant program, authorized by President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, will provide grants for the conversion of domestic manufacturing capability across the supply chain to support the production of electrified vehicles.
The Domestic Manufacturing Conversion Grant program provides cost-shared grants that support the domestic manufacturing of electrified vehicles including:
- efficient hybrid
- plug-in electric hybrid
- plug-in electric drive
- hydrogen fuel cell
MESC will hold two workshops (May 4 and May 5) that will provide a forum for stakeholders to share perspectives on the opportunities and challenges for the domestic conversion of manufacturing across the supply chain towards the vision and goals of the landmark Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) Section 50143. Interested parties should register to attend either workshop and can submit a 3-minute video providing their perspectives on this program, if they desire.
Through this RFI and workshops, MESC is soliciting feedback from manufacturers, minority-owned businesses, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, State and local officials, labor unions, Tribes, community-based organizations (CBOs), and other parties on issues related to design and implementation of the manufacturing conversion program.
RFI Responses must be submitted electronically as an attachment to DE-FOAemail@example.com by May 9, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET.
Courtesy of DOE, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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