The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) offers information about open and closed funding opportunities, requests for information, and links to related opportunities from other DOE offices and federal organizations.

The HFTO mission is to research, develop, and validate hydrogen production, delivery, storage, and fuel cell technologies. In carrying out this mission, HFTO selects research and development (R&D) and other projects through open and competitive procurements and encourages collaborative partnerships among industry; universities; national laboratories; federal, state, and local governments; and non-government agencies.

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Open Funding Opportunities

2021 H2@Scale CRADA Call Supporting Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems

Through this 2021 Laboratory CRADA Call, HFTO seeks proposals to support the H2@Scale vision and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) research goals. Joint partnerships between national laboratories and qualified partners selected under the three topic areas will enable the integration of hydrogen technologies in future energy systems.

Proposals are due by July 19, 2021, at 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

For more information on topics and application requirements, visit the NREL website or view the solicitation at SAM.gov.

DE-FOA-0002456: SuperTruck 3

EERE's HFTO and Vehicle Technologies Office are partnering on a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to offer up to $100 million in funding over four years—subject to appropriations—to pioneer electrified medium- and heavy-duty trucks and freight system concepts that achieve even higher efficiency and lower emissions. The funding focuses on a range of approaches to electrification—all-electric, plug-in hybrid systems using renewable biofuels, and hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, including hybridization strategies such as fuel cell range extenders.

  • Concept papers are due on May 13, 2021.
  • Full applications are due on July 12, 2021.

For more information on FOA topics and application requirements, view the full FOA on EERE Exchange.

High Performance Computing for Materials (HPC4Mtls) Solicitation

The HPC4Mtls Program seeks qualified industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects with DOE's national laboratories. Through support from the Office of Fossil Energy and EERE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office and Vehicle Technologies Office, selected industry partners will be granted access to High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and experienced staff at DOE national laboratories. The collaborations will address key challenges in developing, modifying, and/or qualifying new or modified materials through the application of high performance computing, modeling, simulation, and data analysis.

Requests for Information

DE-FOA-0002529: Hydrogen Demonstrations in Support of DOE's Hydrogen Energy Earthshot

DOE launched the Energy Earthshots Initiative to accelerate breakthroughs of more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions within the decade. The first Energy Earthshot—Hydrogen Shot—seeks to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen.

In support of the Hydrogen Energy Earthshot, DOE's Hydrogen Program issued a Request for Information (RFI) on viable hydrogen demonstrations, including specific locations, that can help lower the cost of hydrogen, reduce carbon emissions and local air pollution, create good-paying jobs, and provide benefits to disadvantaged communities.

Responses are due July 7, 2021, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time. For more information on the RFI topics, view the RFI on EERE Exchange.

View past requests for information.

Closed Funding Opportunities

Information for Award Recipients

View slides from the HFTO webinar, Award Administration and Reporting Requirements for EERE Cooperative Agreements, presented on December 5, 2017.

Other Funding Opportunities