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The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) supports high impact projects that can significantly advance its mission to develop more energy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that enable America to use less petroleum. VTO is strongly committed to partnerships to help ensure the eventual market acceptance of the technologies being developed. New funding opportunities are announced regularly.

Open Funding Opportunities

To explore current financial opportunity solicitations, click on the opportunity titles in the table below.

FOA Number

FOA Title

Announcement Type


CP Deadline

FA Deadline

DE-FOA-0002258Educational Materials for Professional Organizations Workng on  Efficiency and Renewable Energy Developments (EMPOWERED)FOASolar Energy Technologies Office, Vehicle Technologies Office, and Building Technologies Office 5/5/20207/8/2020


Note: Official notices of solicitations can be found at or the EERE Exchange website. To view all current solicitations for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, see the EERE Funding Opportunities page. This list is for information only—it may not be inclusive of all solicitations. Funding amounts and schedule dates are subject to change.

Closed Funding Opportunities

Other Funding Opportunities

  • The Small Business Innovations Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are research and development initiatives across the federal government specifically targeting small businesses. Businesses that win SBIR or STTR awards keep the rights to any technology developed and are encouraged to commercialize it. VTO, through broader Department of Energy efforts, supports SBIR/STTR to increase commercialization of technology developed through DOE-supported research and development, stimulate innovation in the private sector, and improve the return on investment from federally funded research.
  • The Small Business Vouchers program through the Department of Energy's national laboratories provides U.S. small businesses with unparalleled access to the expertise and facilities of its national laboratories.
  • In addition to DOE funding opportunities, there are a variety of statelocal, and federal incentives, including tax credits, listed on the Alternative Fuels Data Center that support the use of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure.