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Application Process

The U.S. Department of Energy has three loan programs: Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program and the Loan Guarantee programs to include Section 1703 and Section 1705. 

All three programs within the Loan Programs Office conduct a competitive review process similar to what applicants would find at banking financial institutions.


The ATVM Loan Program is currently accepting applications. Interested applicants should do the following:

  • Review the ATVM eligibility requirements
  • Review the Guidance for Applicants to Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program (Updated October 2012)
  • Submit an application that includes all information specified in 10 CFR 611.101

Section 1703

The Section 1703 program is actively reviewing applications; however, the program only accepts applications in response to specific solicitations issued by LPO. Please check our Solicitations page regularly for updates.

Section 1705

The Section 1705 program expired on September 30, 2011. LPO will continue to actively monitor projects that previously received loan guarantees under the program, but no new loan guarantees will be issued under the 1705 program.