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 Funding Opportunities

New EERE eXCHANGE Log-In Process: To make the sign-in process more secure, the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange (eXCHANGE) has been updated to integrate with—a secure service used by the public to sign into participating government agencies. All potential applicants and reviewers must have a account to apply to open opportunities. Please read the MFA Quick Guide for more information.

Technology Area

Type of Funding

Solicitation Title

Open Date

Close Date

Marine Energy FOA

Funding Notice: $45 Million Funding Opportunity Will Advance Tidal and Current Energy Development and Drive U.S. Leadership in the Sector


Topic Area 1 Concept Papers due: 6/5/2023

Topic Area 2 Concept Papers due: 7/13/2023

Marine Energy Prize Innovating Distributed Embedded Energy Prize (InDEEP) Prize 3/27/2023 8/25/2023
Marine Energy Technical Support

Request Technical Support from the Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research Program

Rolling  Rolling

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.