Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund (ARDEF) Program

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Overview

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

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.

Application and Guide – ARDEF 2021

Rating Guide ARDEF 2021

 

Program Guide and Implementation

ARDEF Program Guide

ARDEF Invoice

ARDEF Quarterly Report

State of Alabama Disclosure Statement

Certificate of Compliance with the Beason-Hammon Act

Signatory Authority Form

ARDEF Grant Agreement Template

 

ARDEF Oversight Committee Reports

June 2020 ARDEF Report

Sept 2020 ARDEF Report

Jan 2021 ARDEF Report

April 2021 ARDEF Report

July 2021 ARDEF Report

 

Resources

Act 2019-404 Alabama Innovation Act

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

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

 

Contact

(334) 242-5290