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Current Financial Opportunities

Current hydrogen-related funding opportunities through the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) are listed below. FCTO offers opportunities for both financial and technical assistance.

Although FCTO attempts to maintain current information on these solicitations, the official source for funding information is If inconsistencies exist between this site and, should be considered correct.

All DOE-funded proposals for hydrogen-related solicitations must include a preliminary safety plan, and all funded projects must complete a more detailed safety plan as part of the project. For details, see Safety Planning Guidance for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Projects, April 2010.

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Optional Partner Registry for Consortium Topics

FCTO has developed an optional partner registry intended to pair up potential applicants for Area of Interest (AOI) 3: Consortium Topics as part of Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001412. Potential partners are invited to self-identify their interest in teaming on consortium Topic 1 (FC-­PAD: Fuel Cell Performance and Durability) or Topic 2 (HyMARC: Hydrogen Storage Materials Discovery). The information provided is strictly voluntary and not required as part of the application process; it is simply to help facilitate the potential teaming of various organizations interested in the topics. Responses will be posted in a partner registry that will be linked from this page.

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Active Solicitations

  • December 11, 2015

    Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001412: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations includes up to $35 million in funding across four areas of interest: research and development (R&D) for hydrogen fuel technologies; demonstration and deployment for manufacturing technologies and Climate Action Champions; R&D within consortia for fuel cell performance and durability and hydrogen storage materials; and cost and performance analyses for hydrogen production and delivery, hydrogen storage, and fuel cells.