The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) announced a $150 million funding opportunity. (See
DE-FOA-0000670: Open Funding Opportunity Announcement )
The SBIR and SBTT funding specifically mentions solid state lighting and SSL package improvement. (See: topic 3a, page3)
This funding is targeting improvements in SSL devices suitable for existing and future domestic building use are sought that will increase package efficacy beyond the SSL 2015 Multi-Year Program Goals of 224 lumens per watt (LPW) for packaged LEDs or 125 for OLED panels.