Office: Carbon Management
FOA number: DE-FOA-0002735
Download the full FOA: FedConnect
FOA Amount: $1.2 billion

Background Information

On December 13, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED), in partnership with the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced more than $3.5 billion in funding to develop four domestic regional direct air capture hubs, each of which will demonstrate a direct air capture technology or suite of technologies at commercial scale with the potential for capturing at least 1 million metric tons of CO2 annually from the atmosphere and storing that CO2 permanently in a geologic formation or through its conversion into products. The first funding opportunity announcement (FOA) under this program released will make available more than $1.2 billion to begin the process for conceptualizing, designing, planning, constructing, and operating the direct air capture hubs, with additional opportunities expected to follow in the coming years.

This funding is provided from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 40308.

The deadline to submit applications for this funding opportunity has closed.


Eligible applicants include individuals, institutions of higher education, for-profit and non-profit organizations, state and local governments, and Tribal Nations.

Download the full funding opportunity for more information on eligibility.

Topic Areas

This funding opportunity announcement has 3 topic areas:

  1. Feasibility (Phase 0), enables projects that are still formulating their Regional DAC Hub concept to conduct relevant analysis, networking and stakeholder engagement necessary to advance projects from a concept stage
  2. Design (Phase 1), allows for projects that have already completed some of the necessary activities at the feasibility stage but require time to execute FEED studies and to advance permitting
  3. Build (Phases 2-4), enables projects that have completed a significant amount of work (e.g., DAC FEED and DAC Hub BOP pre-FEED) but require time for permitting, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, and detailed design before commencing procurement, DAC Hub construction, operation, and capacity build out, if applicable


DOE expects to make up to 24 awards between $3 million and $500 million each with cost-sharing requirements from the awardees.

    FOA 2735 Funding Table

    *Applications are NOT being accepted under Topic Area 3 Phase 3+4. Values are included in this table to represent later phases for the potential project selected to continue to Phase 3+4 under the competitive (down)-selection.

    Key Dates

    FOA Issue Date: 12/13/2022
    Submission Deadline for Mandatory Letters of Intent: 02/17/2023 at 5:00 PM ET
    Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 03/13/2023 at 5:00 PM ET
    Pre-Selection Interviews (Topic Area 3 Only): Summer 2023
    Expected Date for DOE Selection Notifications: June 2023
    Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations: November 2023

    Additional Information

    Last Updated: March 15, 2023