OECIF Operational Energy Capability Improvement Fund (OECIF)
OECIF provides funding on a competitive basis to DoD organizations to conduct cooperative research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) projects.
The goals of OECIF are to:
- Develop operational energy technologies that improve military capabilities
- Transition these technologies to programs of record with the different DoD branches
Through an annual competitive process, OECIF selects projects that increase DoD capabilities in support of operational or technological objectives. OECIF projects enable project teams to advance a technology to the next stage of development or prepare for transition to one or several DoD branches.
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Annual Proposal/Sprout Competition Cycle
|June||Call for Initial Project Proposals/Sprouts|
|July||Development and Refinement of Proposal/Sprout (White Paper and Quad Chart)|
|August||Project Proposals/Sprouts Submitted/Reviewed by OUSD R&E|
|September||Finalists Notified, Development of Full Project Proposals/Sprouts|
|October||Selected Project Proposals/Sprouts Down-Select|
|November||Selected Project Proposals/Sprouts Notification|
|December||Selected Project Proposals/Sprouts Funding and Kick-Offs|