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.

Open 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.

Geothermal Collegiate Competition. Visit the Geothermal Collegiate Competition page on the American-Made Challenges site for more information.

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.