The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invests in research and development to lower the cost of clean energy technologies, protect the private sector from financial risk, and ensure an equitable transition to a decarbonized economy.

Funding is awarded through an open, competitive process hosted primarily on the EERE Funding Opportunity eXCHANGE. Project selections are merit-based with an emphasis on potential energy, environmental, and economic benefits.

Learn more about EERE’s mission and goals.
Learn more about the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
Learn more about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Funding, Prize, and Competition Opportunities

Below are the current open EERE funding opportunities. Visit EERE Exchange to see past opportunities. 

Technology AreaSolicitation TitleOpen DateClose Date
Solar/Windi2X Solar and Wind Interconnection for Future Transmission (SWIFTR)3/19/20244/17/2024
VehiclesBipartisan Infrastructure Law FY23: Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second Life Applications12/18/20244/19/2024
VehiclesFiscal Year 2024 VTO Technology Integration (TI) Funding Opportunity Announcement2/12/20244/30/2024
Cross-cuttingClean Energy to Communities (C2C) - Peer-Learning Cohorts4/1/20244/30/2024
VehiclesFiscal Year 2024 Vehicle Technologies Office Research & Development Funding Opportunity Announcement4/4/20245/2/2024
WaterStrategies to Increase Hydropower Flexibility - Full Applications11/16/20235/3/2024
Water2025 Hydropower Collegiate Competition - Application Period3/22/20245/6/2024
WaterMarine Energy University Foundational R&D1/16/20245/6/2024
Water2025 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition - Application Period3/22/20245/6/2024
Advanced Manufacturing and MaterialsPlatform Technologies for Transformative Battery Manufacturing1/23/20245/7/2024
Cross-cuttingMixed Algae Conversion Research Opportunity (MACRO)4/10/20245/10/2024
SolarConcentrating Solar Flux to Heat and Power4/4/20245/16/2024
SolarAmerican-Made Upskill Prize for the Solar Manufacturing Workforce3/8/20245/21/2024
SolarAmerican-Made Solar Photo Competition: Hit Me with Your Sun Shot3/5/20245/23/2024
BioenergyInflation Reduction Act Funding for Advanced Biofuels FOA2/22/20245/24/2024
BuildingsBipartisan Infrastructure Law: Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementation (RECI)3/4/20246/6/2024
Industrial Efficiency and DecarbonizationFY24 Energy and Emissions Intensive Industries FOA1/25/20246/11/2024
Wind2025 Collegiate Wind Competition - Application Period3/21/20246/13/2024
BioenergyRegional Resource Hubs for Purpose-Grown Energy Crops2/8/20246/13/2024
BuildingsAmerican-Made Building Envelope Innovation Prize - Secondary Glazing Systems2/13/20246/13/2024
Cross-cuttingClean Energy to Communities (C2C) - In-Depth Partnerships4/1/20246/14/2024
Cross-cuttingEnergy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) - 2024 Applications4/10/20247/10/2024
WindAmerican-Made Wind Turbine Materials Recycling Prize - Phase 27/12/20237/12/2024
WaterPower at Sea Prize11/13/20237/26/2024
Advanced Manufacturing and MaterialsElectronics Scrap Recycling Advancement Prize (E-SCRAP)3/6/20249/4/2024


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