Funding for water power projects may be available through other offices in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or other federal agencies. Financial opportunities not directly related to the Water Power Technologies Office are listed below.
Other Financial Opportunities from DOE
The EERE Funding Opportunities web page provides links to useful resources about financing and incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for the home, business, industry, utilities, and government.
DOE awards funding to small businesses for renewable energy research and development (R&D) projects through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, and the Small Business Vouchers program. Visit DOE's SBIR, STTR, and SBV websites to apply for grants.
DOE’s Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) leverages R&D funding in the applied energy programs, paired with private partners, to mature promising energy technologies with high impact potential.
DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) sponsors R&D grants for earlier-stage, high-potential, high-impact energy technologies. Visit ARPA-E's website for more information on grant opportunities or to apply.
DOE offers loan guarantees for innovative energy projects, including renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. For more information, visit the Loan Programs Office website.
In addition, DOE's Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs provides financial and technical assistance, education, and training to tribes for the evaluation and development of renewable energy resources on tribal lands.
If you are interested in applying for funding, but your project does not fit within the scope of the posted solicitations, please submit your proposal to DOE's Unsolicited Proposal Office.