DOE Announces a Consumer Electronics Battery Recycling Funding Opportunity

On June 12, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $125 million funding opportunity for recycling, reprocessing, and battery collection authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to grow and secure America’s battery supply chain. Projects funded through this opportunity will:  

  • Develop and implement education and behavior change campaigns to increase participation by consumers in existing battery recycling programs. 
  • Improve the economics of recycling consumer electronics batteries to spur greater market demand for battery recycling. 
  • Assist states and local governments in establishing or enhancing battery collection, recycling, and reprocessing programs. 
  • Help retailers implement programs to collect, sort, store, and transport consumer electronics batteries. 

Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, for-profit entities, state and local governmental entities, and Tribal Nations. Concept papers are due August 17, 2023, and the deadline for full applications is November 29, 2023. Learn more about this funding opportunity

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