The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) supports high impact projects that can significantly advance its mission to develop more energy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that enable America to use less petroleum. VTO is strongly committed to partnerships to help ensure the eventual market acceptance of the technologies being developed. New funding opportunities are announced regularly.
Open Funding Opportunities
To explore current financial opportunity solicitations, click on the opportunity titles in the table below.
Concept paper Deadline
Full Application Deadline
|DE-FOA-0002420||Vehicle Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2021 Research Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)||FOA||Vehicle Technologies Office||2/12/2021||4/7/2021|
|DE-FOA-0002475||Low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Vehicle Technologies Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment||FOA||Vehicle Technologies Office||5/13/2021||7/12/2021|
|DE-FOA-0002450||Supertruck 3||FOA||Vehicle Technologies Office||5/13/2021||7/12/2021|
Note: Official notices of solicitations can be found at the EERE Program Information Center or Grants.gov. To view all current solicitations for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, see the EERE Funding Opportunities page. This list is for information only—it may not be inclusive of all solicitations. Funding amounts and schedule dates are subject to change.
Closed Funding Opportunities
Other Funding Opportunities
- The Small Business Innovations Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are research and development initiatives across the federal government specifically targeting small businesses. Businesses that win SBIR or STTR awards keep the rights to any technology developed and are encouraged to commercialize it. VTO, through broader Department of Energy efforts, supports SBIR/STTR to increase commercialization of technology developed through DOE-supported research and development, stimulate innovation in the private sector, and improve the return on investment from federally funded research.
- The Small Business Vouchers program through the Department of Energy's national laboratories provides U.S. small businesses with unparalleled access to the expertise and facilities of its national laboratories.
- In addition to DOE funding opportunities, there are a variety of state, local, and federal incentives, including tax credits, listed on the Alternative Fuels Data Center that support the use of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure.