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.

Types of funding announcements include:

Current Water Power funding opportunities:

Technology Area

Type of Funding

Solicitation Title

Open Date

Close Date



Testing Capabilities and Facilities to Validate Hydropower Technology Innovations



Marine Energy FOA

Advancing Wave Energy Technologies through Open Water Testing at PacWave


Concept Paper Submissions: 8/13/21

Full Application: 10/5/21

Marine Energy


Ocean Observing Prize  << Visit the competition website for more details.

Marine Energy


Waves to Water Prize << Visit the competition website for more details.

Although WPTO 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 Past Opportunities page.