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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

DE-FOA-0001817: U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development

On Feb. 18 DOE announced up to $20 million in total funds will be available through DOE's U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Funding Opportunity to demonstrate systems that produce hydrogen using nuclear energy or the heat from nuclear power plants. This opportunity is part of DOE's H2@Scale vision for clean and affordable hydrogen production, storage, transport, and use in multiple sectors and across applications.

Applications are due by April 30, 2021.

DE-FOA-0002446: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office R&D FY 2021 FOA

On Dec. 10 DOE announced $33 million in funding to support innovative hydrogen and fuel cell R&D, infrastructure supply chain development and validation, and cost analysis activities. Activities that result from this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will support EERE's H2@Scale vision and leverage capabilities at DOE National Labs through close collaboration with the Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck (M2FCT) and H2NEW consortia. The application process will include two phases:

  • Concept papers are due on Jan. 15, 2021.
  • Full applications are due on March 8, 2021.

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

View the teaming partner list for this FOA.

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

There are no open requests for information (RFIs) at this time.

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