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Current Fuel Cell Technologies Office 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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Open Funding Opportunities

  • October 5, 2016

    The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Fuel Cell Technologies Office Annual FOA."

  • August 15, 2016

    This U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2017 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) includes two subtopics focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The fuel cell subtopic includes novel, durable supports for low-platinum group metal (PGM) catalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. The hydrogen delivery subtopic focuses on metal hydride materials for compression.