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
Below are the current open HFTO funding opportunities.
New EERE eXCHANGE Log-In Process: To make the sign-in process more secure, the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange (eXCHANGE) has been updated to integrate with Login.gov—a secure service used by the public to sign into participating government agencies. All potential applicants and reviewers must have a Login.gov account to apply to open opportunities. Please read the MFA Quick Guide for more information.
|Type of Funding||Solicitation Title||Open Date||Close Date|
|Funding Opportunity Announcement||1/27/2023||
Concept papers: 2/24/2023
Full applications: 4/28/2023
|Notice of Intent||N/A||N/A|
|Lab Call||FY23 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Base Annual Appropriations Core Laboratory Infrastructure for Market Readiness (CLIMR) Lab Call||12/14/2022||
Concept papers: 1/25/2023
Full applications: 3/17/2023
|Funding Opportunity Announcement||9/22/2022||
Concept papers: 11/7/2022
Full applications: 4/7/2023
|Prize||Hydrogen Shot Incubator Prize||6/6/2022||
Propose! phase: 8/17/2022
Prove! phase: 6/12/2023
|Funding Opportunity Announcement||Funding Opportunity in Support of the Hydrogen Shot and a University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience||8/23/2022||
Concept papers: 9/23/2022
Full applications: 12/1/2022
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – RFI on Clean Hydrogen Manufacturing, Recycling, and Electrolysis
This Request for Information (RFI) seeks public input on priority areas that will advance domestic manufacturing and recycling of clean hydrogen technologies, including fuel cells, storage equipment, and other hydrogen related components as specified below; and on priority areas that will advance electrolyzer technologies for affordable clean hydrogen production, in alignment with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the mission of DOE's Hydrogen Energy Earthshot to reach the goal of $1 per 1 kilogram in 1 decade ("1 1 1").
View RFI DE-FOA-0002698 on EERE Exchange. This RFI closed on March 29, 2022. DOE received more than 120 responses (approx. 1,300 pages) and is currently reviewing them.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – 2022 Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Implementation Strategy RFI
The intent of this RFI is to obtain public input regarding the solicitation process and structure of a DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement to fund regional clean hydrogen hubs, as required by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
View RFI DE-FOA-0002664 on EERE Exchange. This RFI closed on March 21, 2022. DOE received more than 300 responses (approx. 3,700 pages) and is currently reviewing them.
Watch the February H2IQ Hour webinar to learn more about these RFIs and DOE's clean hydrogen programs.
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.