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 make the sign-in process more secure, the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange (eXCHANGE) will soon be updated to integrate with Login.gov—a secure service used by the public to sign into participating government agencies. Beginning September 30,* all potential applicants and reviewers will need to have a Login.gov account to access eXCHANGE and apply to open opportunities. On July 29,* Login.gov will become an optional log-in method to allow users to get familiar with the new process. For more important information about this change, please read the MFA Quick Guide

*Dates are tentative and subject to change.

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

Geothermal Energy from Oil and Gas Demonstrated Engineering (GEODE) Funding Opportunity Announcement. (DE-FOA-0002776). View the Quick Guide for more information. Full applications are due by October 28, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET. 

Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement. (DE-FOA-0002632). Use the Teaming Partner List to connect with prospective coalition members. Full applications are due by October 11, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET.

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.