Water Power Funding Opportunities

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The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is advancing cutting-edge technology with research and a range of competitive opportunities to modernize the U.S. hydropower fleet and drive U.S. leadership in marine energy, with the goal of delivering low-cost, reliable power, and resiliency to the nation’s electricity grids. Announcements from across the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), including WPTO, are posted on the EERE Exchange. Types of announcements include:

  • Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA)
  • Request for Information (RFI)
  • Notice of Technical Assistance (NOTA)
  • Notice of Intent (NOI)
  • Other

In addition to the EERE Exchange, the U.S. Department of Energy has other funding mechanisms available. Please see the Related Opportunities page.

Current Water Power Opportunities

Technology AreaType of FundingSolicitation TitleOpen DateClose Date
HydropowerPrizeImproving Fish Exclusion from Water Diversions and Intakes Prize3/6/20195/6/2019
HydropowerPrizeFurthering Advancements to Shorten Time Commissioning for Pumped Storage Hydropower Prize4/1/20195/24/2019
Hydropower; Marine EnergyFOAWater Power Technologies Office 2019 Research Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-00020804/1/20197/9/2019
Hydropower; Marine EnergyFOA

DE-FOA-0002012: Network Director for the U.S. Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) Program


To explore previous funding opportunities, please visit the Past Opportunities page.