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How to Find DOD Funding and Procurement Announcements
(DARPA)publicizes funding opportunities primarily by formally soliciting proposals tied to program-specific areas of research and development. The opening "Opportunities" page has an "Explore" navigation bar that allows you to select funding opportunities organized by these program areas, including "Contract," "Energy" and "Manufacturing."
Each of the DARPA offices maintain an agency-wide Broad Agency Announcement that offers a mechanism for reaching DARPA with an idea that may fall outside of DARPA’s current priorities, but could be valuable to national security. These opportunities are identified on the opening "Opportunities" page and the pages that follow with the BAA acronym in the solicitation title.
The FedBizOppssite may list as many as 30,000 different federal opportunities as one time. It is a vast resource that includes funding opportunities as well as current contracting, manufacturing and procurement opportunities for the entire federal government.
To locate funding, contracting and procurement opportunities, log into the home page by pressing the FedBizOpps button above. At the top of the page, near the bottom of the yellow field is a search button. To the right of the button is some small text that includes a link to the "advanced search form."
Use the form to specify your search criteria -- Place of Performance, if any; Set-Aside Code (i.e. which specifies the types of businesses for which a portion of opportunities are reserved, such as emerging small businesses, and veteran-owned and women-owned businesses); Opportunity/Procurement Type; and Key Words (such as "energy security," "solar energy," or "biofuels") or solicitation number.
The form also gives you the option to search by North American Industry Classification (NAICS) number and Classification Code (which lists the number codes for all of the types of products and services the federal government contracts for or procures on a regular basis).
For DARPA funding opportunities, go to the DARPA listing at FedBizOpps - DARPA Opportunities.
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Sources of DOD Funding and Procurement
The principal source of funding announcements related to renewable energy is:
The agency page for DOD on Grants.gov often lists 150 funding announcements at a time, many of which are for military weapon development and health and wound treatments. Some opportunities may not be tied specifically to alternative energy sources, such as solicitations for research, innovative systems development and broad agency-wide announcements, but proposals related to alternative energy often can be submitted, depending upon the solicitation guidelines.