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FAA Center of Excellence for Environment and Energy

Department of Transportation


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Description of Modification

Draft Solicitation added

Document Type: Modification to Previous  Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: 13-C-AJFE
Opportunity Category: Other
Posted Date: Oct 12, 2012
Creation Date: Nov 02, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications: Oct 04, 2013   
Current Closing Date for Applications: Oct 04, 2013   
Archive Date: Oct 17, 2013
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:
CFDA Number(s): 20.109  --  Air Transportation Centers of Excellence
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Eligible Applicants

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Agency Name

DOT - FAA Centers of Excellence


AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)Notice of Public Meeting: Establishment of the FAA Center of Excellence (COE) for Environment and Energy (E&E) SUMMARY: The FAA is forming a Center of Excellence for Environment and Energy during FY-13. The COE will be a consortium of the FAA, university partners, and private industry affiliates selected by the FAA Administrator to work collectively on business and operational issues of mutual interest and concern. DATES: The FAA will discuss COE and technical requirements at a Public Meeting conducted on November 15 and 16 in the Washington, DC area. Contact for further information regarding the COE Program, or to register for the COE Public Meeting or to receive additional information, contact Potential applicants are encouraged but not required to attend this meeting.SELECTION CRITERIA: The COE will be selected on the ability of the applicant to meet the following criteria mandated by Congress:--The extent to which the needs of the State in which the applicant is located are representative of the needs of the region for improved air transportation services and facilities.--The demonstrated research and extension resources available to the applicant for carrying out the intent of the legislation.--The capability of the applicant to provide leadership in making national and regional contributions to the solution of both long-range and immediate air transportation problems.--The extent to which the applicant has an established air transportation program.--The demonstrated ability of the applicant to disseminate results of air transportation research and educational programs through a statewide or region-wide continuing education program.--The research projects that the applicant proposes to carry out under the grant.Specific projects will be defined, evaluated, and funded throughout the life of the CenterRESEARCH AREAS: The FAA intends for the Center members to conduct a broad range of study areas to include, but not be limited to, the following areas:1. Aircraft Noise and Impacts Characterization2. Aircraft Emissions and Impacts Characterization 3. Aircraft Technology Assessment4. Compatible Land Use Management 5. Alternative Jet Fuels Research6. Environmentally and Energy Efficient Gate-to-Gate Aircraft Operations7. Aviation Environmental Modeling and Analysis8. Aviation Environmental PolicyThe FAA anticipates the COE will attract interest from other organizations such as the airline industry, other industrial groups, airport authorities, and other governmental entities to solve various unique and difficult aviation problems related to environment and energy. These organizations may be considered as affiliate members by the COE core universities and may contribute to and receive funding from the COE. AWARD DATE: The FAA Administrator will announce the final selection of the Center of Excellence for Environment & Energy in FY 13Issued in Atlantic County, New Jersey on October 11, 2012

Link to Additional Information

COE Website

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Nicole Newman
Management and Program Analyst
Phone 609-485-5907

Synopsis Modification History

The following files represent the modifications to this synopsis with the changes noted within the documents. The list of files is arranged from newest to oldest with the newest file representing the current synopsis. Changed sections from the previous document are shown in a light grey background.

File Name Date
Modification #1 Oct 15, 2012
Original Synopsis Oct 12, 2012