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

University Training and Research for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management—Minority Serving Institutions

HFTO is contributing $2 million to an open funding opportunity announcement from the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management to build a talent pipeline of untapped scientists and engineers from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions to help bridge the gap in clean hydrogen workforce development.

FOA number: DE-FOA-0002598
Link to apply: Apply on FedConnect
Open date: April 14, 2022
Close date: May 31, 2022

Requests for Information

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.

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