Office: Vehicle Technologies Office
FOA number:  DE-FOA-0003250
Link to apply: Apply on EERE Exchange
FOA Amount: $15,000,000

Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced $15 million in new funding for projects that will advance deployment of technologies critical to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector. The funding will drive innovation in equitable clean transportation and is aligned with strategies detailed in the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization. 

The funding is administered through the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) within DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Topic areas in VTO’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Technology Integration funding opportunity include:

  • Clean Cities Outreach, Engagement, and Technical Assistance
  • Training on Zero Emission Vehicle and Infrastructure Technologies for Critical Emergency Response Workers
  • Clean Transportation Demonstration and Deployment.

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to ensuring the benefits of a clean transportation system are shared equally, the funding seeks the participation of underserved communities and underrepresented groups. Applicants are required to describe how diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives will be incorporated into their project, and are highly encouraged to include individuals from groups historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) on their project teams.

Read VTO’s FY 2024 Technology Integration funding opportunity. Applicants must submit a concept paper by March 12, 2024, and full applications are due April 30, 2024. 

Learn more about this and other funding opportunities on VTO’s funding webpage

Topic Areas

Topic/Subtopic TitleAnticipated Number of AwardsTotal Federal Funding Available for All Awards
1 - Clean Cities Outreach, Engagement, and Technical Assistance 5$5,000,000
2 - Training on Zero Emission Vehicle and Infrastructure Technologies for Critical Emergency Response Workers2-3$5,000,000
3 - Clean Transportation Demonstration and Deployment5-10$5,000,000

Key Dates

FOA Issue Date: 
Feb. 12, 2024
Informational Webinar:  
For additional resources on VTO’s FOA process and application components, please see the DOE VTO FOA Information Session series, available online at: /eere/vehicles/funding-opportunities.
Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 
March 12, 2024
Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 
April 30, 2024
Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications: 
August 5, 2024
Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations: 
August – November 2024

Additional Information