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Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund (ARDEF) Program

​The Alabama Innovation Act (AIA), formed by Legislative Act #2019-404, established the Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund (ARDEF). The purpose of the ARDEF Program is to encourage new and continuing efforts to conduct research and development activities within the state for the purpose of increasing employment opportunities and products and services available to the citizens of Alabama.


Grant Application Information

Due to potential Coronavirus-related difficulties for applicants, the following adaptations have been made to ARDEF FOA submittals:

  • Electronic submittals will be accepted. Applications may be emailed to mary.blackmon@adeca.alabama.gov.
  • The Alabama Disclosure Statement form will not be required with the applications. They may be submitted upon notification of award

The Energy Division of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) is seeking applications from Alabama Research Entities to conduct research and development activities within the state of Alabama.

Grant Application Guide

Attachment A

Attachment B

Attachment C

Attachment D


Program Guide and Implementation

Program Guide

Invoice

Quarterly Report Template

Alabama Vendor Disclosure Statement

Certificate of Compliance with Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act

Signatory Form

ARDEF Grant Agreement Template


ARDEF Oversight Committee Reports

  
  
June 2020 ARDEF Report.pdfJune 2020 ARDEF Report
Sept 2020 ARDEF Report.pdfSept 2020 ARDEF Report


Resources

Alabama Innovation Act

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

The current 2017 NAICS codes can be found at https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/. AIA defines approved activities based on the 2012 NAICS Codes. 2012 to 2017 code changes can be found here.


Contact

Phone: (334) 242-5290

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