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Pre-award Costs

Upon selection for award negotiations, Applicants may incur pre-award costs at their own risk, consistent with the requirements in Attachment 1: Special Terms and Conditions to ARPA-E’s Model Cooperative Agreement. ARPA-E will not reimburse pre-award costs incurred by Applicants before they are selected for award negotiations or reimburse pre-award costs related to milestone negotiation and/or budget formulation.

Following award, the Prime Recipient may submit reimbursement requests for allowable costs equal to or less than $100,000 incurred up to 90 days before the award date of the Award. The Prime Recipient is required to obtain written authorization from the ARPA-E Contracting Officer before submitting any reimbursement requests for allowable costs exceeding $100,000 or incurred more than 90 days before the award date of the Award. SBIR/STTR awards follow the invoicing procedures available in the Post Award Guidance.