The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) partners with industry, academia, and research facilities to further the development of geothermal energy technologies. Competitive solicitations issued as Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are the principal mechanism used to contract for cost-shared research, development, demonstration, and deployment projects. Other types of funding announcements include Notices of Technical Assistance, Notices of Intent, Prizes & Competitions, and Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs.

Current geothermal-related funding opportunities are listed below. Although GTO attempts to maintain current information on these solicitations, the official source for funding information is EERE Exchange. To explore closed funding opportunities, please visit the Closed Opportunities page.

To receive notice of new GTO funding opportunities, please subscribe to our newsletter and sign-up for office updates. Please visit EERE’s Funding Opportunity page for information on additional opportunities and information to help you get through the funding process.

Open Funding Opportunities

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - 2022 Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Pilot Demonstrations Request for Information. (DE-FOA-0002749) Responses to this RFI are due by 5 p.m. ET on May 13. 

Geothermal Drilling Technology Demonstration Campaign Funding Opportunity Announcement. (DE-FOA-0002656). Join GTO's Drilling Demos Teaming Partner List to connect with prospective team members. Full applications are due by June 3.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Funding Opportunities

American-Made Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize. Visit the Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize page on the NREL Challenge site for more information. The initial submission deadline has passed. Only winners will move on to the remaining stages.

American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Prize (Geothermal Prize). Visit the Geothermal Manufacturing Prize page on the American-Made Challenges site for more information. The initial submission deadline has passed. Only winners will move on to the remaining stages.

EnergyTech University Prize. Visit the EnergyTech University Prize page on the American-Made Challenges site for more information. In March 2022, the first cohort of EnergyTech UP winners was announced. Another round of the competition will occur during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Geothermal Collegiate Competition. Visit the Geothermal Collegiate Competition page on the American-Made Challenges site for more information. The submission deadline has passed. Winners will be announced in May 2022.