DoD Environmental Research Program announces funding for environmental and installation energy technology demonstrations

January 18, 2021

The Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Research Program is seeking to fund environmental research and development in the Environmental Restoration Program area.

The Defense Environmental Restoration Program focuses on remediating and managing contaminated lands on current and former military installations. It is seeking proposals in these areas:

  • Environmental Restoration
  • Munitions Response in Underwater Environments
  • Resource Conservation and Resiliency
  • Weapons Systems and Platforms
  • National Guard Readiness Center Energy Assurance
  • Effective Planning for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and Management
  • Improved Energy Resilience
  • Moisture Control in DoD Buildings
  • Installation Energy and Water Technology Transfer.

Researchers from universities, the federal government, and private industry are encouraged to apply.

Preproposals are due March 4 and should be submitted online.

The Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) and Call for Proposals for federal organizations outside DoD are also seeking preproposals for technologies in the following topic areas:

  • Management of Impacted Groundwater
  • Innovative Technology Transfer Approaches
  • Detection, Classification, Localization, and Remediation of Military Munitions in Underwater Environments
  • Climate Model Comparative Assessment for DoD Infrastructure Applications
  • Improved Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species’ Monitoring Tools for Improved Training and Testing Land Utilization
  • Demonstration and Validation of PFAS-Free Fire Suppression Alternatives
  • Technology Demonstrations to Accelerate Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Energy Resilience Solutions (BAA only)
  • Improved Energy Resilience
  • Moisture Control in DoD Buildings
  • Affordable Energy Assurance at National Guard Installations.
ESTCP Director Dr. Herb Nelson, Deputy Director Dr. Andrea Leeson, and the ESTCP program managers will conduct an online seminar “ESTCP Funding Opportunities” 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET on January 21. This briefing will offer valuable information for those interested in new ESTCP funding opportunities. During the online seminar, participants may ask questions about the funding process, the current ESTCP solicitation, and the proposal submission process. Preregistration for this webinar is required by clicking here. If you have difficulty registering, please contact the ESTCP Support Office at, or call (571) 372-6565.