Matching Grants to Stimulate Nevada's Economy and/or Solve Critical Nevada Environmental Problems

All Applied Research Initiative (ARI) funds must be used to support research and to promote the economic development and economic diversity of the State of Nevada. The following recent ARI project list shows the range of projects that have been supported. ARI projects clearly support Nevada’s increasing research capacity through additional research capabilities.

Program Description and Requirements

The ARI was established: (1) to leverage industrial dollars for research, and (2) to match federal/state funds where a match is required. At least a 1:1 match is required; a higher match is desired (e.g. most grants bring in over three times as many sponsor dollars in comparison to ARI dollars).

Deliverables:

There are two major deliverables associated with accepting ARI funding. First, the Principal Investigator (PI) is expected to meet all the deliverables specified in the proposal to the sponsor's satisfaction. Second, the PI is expected to file annual reports (even after the expiration of the grant) detailing how the ARI award led to economic diversification, the solving of environmental problems, and new research activity at DRI.

Recent ARI Project List

Div. ARI Funded Project Description Sponsor Project Period
DAS        
CANSAC Support - 2010
Air Resources Board/USFS/BLM/San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control Dist.
7/10-9/11
DAS      
Predictive Svcs.-Gridded 7-Day Fire Danger
US Forest Service
7/10-5/11
DAS
SNPLMA & Bluesky
US Forest Service
8/10-9/11
DHS
Eval. of Nearshore Ecology and Aesthetics USDA - SNPLMA 7/10-10/12
DAS
Fire Program Analysis (FPA)
US Forest Service
8/10-5/11
DHS
Tahoe Stormwater Particle Assessment and Management for Urban and Roadway Runoff
US Forest Service
7/10-10/12
DAS
Understanding Drought for Interagency Fuels and Fire Business
BLM
9/10-8/11
DAS
Role  of Climate in Wildfire and Fuels Management
BLM
9/10-8/11
DEES
Algal-Based Renewable Energy for Nevada
DOE
10/10-9/11
DAS
DRI Renewable Energy Center:  REEF Phase 2
DOE
8/10-7/11
DAS
Enabling Technologies for Solar Energy Development in Nevada
DOE-NVREC
10/10-9/11
DEES
Novel Thermophilic Microorganisms and Cellulases for Improving Second-Generation Biofuel Technologies
DOE-NVREC
10/10-9/11
DAS
Municipal Wastewater for Microalgae Biofuel Feedstock Production
DOE-NVREC
10/10-9/11
DAS
Liquid Crystal Based Photovoltaic Cells
DOE-NVREC
10/10-9/11
DEES
Water Desalination Using Renewable Energy
DOE-NVREC
10/10-9/11
DAS
MRI: Development of a Photoacoustic Light Absorption and Albedo Specrometer for the Characterization of Aerosol Radiative Transfer in the Solar Spectrum
NSF MRI
9/10-8/13