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Please note:  Grant applications must follow Research & Economic Development protocols.  An Intent to Submit must be completed, and the Proposal Endorsement Form must be routed to our office to receive permission to submit.  

  • Please note that the six U.S. EDA "American Rescue Act" Notices of Funding Opportunity have now been published and can be found on the website under the "All Department of Commerce Grants" search function.

    I.     EDA-HDQ-ARPGJ-2021-2006964 FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Good Jobs
    II.    EDA-HDQ-ARPBB-2021-2006976 FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Build Back Better
           Regional Challenge
    III.   EDA-2021-ARPAEAA FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Economic Adjustment
           Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity
    IV.    EDA-HDQ-ARPRN-2021-2006986 FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Statewide
           Planning, Research, and Networks
    V.     EDA-2021-ARPATOURISM  FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Travel, Tourism, and
           Outdoor Recreation Notice of Funding Opportunity
    FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Indigenous   
           Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity
    For more information, contact:
    Lucas Z. Blankenship
    Economic Development Representative
    State of Tennessee
    U.S. Department of Commerce
    Economic Development Administration
    Office:  (404) 730-3010
    Cell:  (615) 736-1423

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  • Solar Energy Innovators Program Opportunity
    The purpose of the Solar Energy Innovators Program is to enable selected applicants to conduct practical research on innovative solutions to the challenges faced by electric utilities, energy service providers, and electric public utility commissions as the levels of solar energy, as well as other distributed energy resources (DERs), increase on the electrical grid.  Please see the link above for more information.  

  • Call for Rapid Access Proposals for COVID-19 Research Using Neutron Scattering Resources (

    With the continuing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences neutron sources will provide remote rapid access to support research into the COVID-19 virus and the search for effective diagnostics and therapies. Beamlines that will be made available at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, include neutron macromolecular crystallography, small angle scattering, reflectometry, spectroscopy and imaging beamlines.

    Researchers who would like to use these resources should submit a short rapid access proposal, outlining experiment aims and scope, at A facility scientist will contact you regarding your proposal within 2 days. Scientific and technical questions should be sent to Dean Myles at

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