Funding Notice: Technical Assistance for Large-Scale Storage Facilities and Regional Carbon Management Hubs

Office: Carbon Management 
FOA number: DE-FOA-0002799 
Download the full FOA: FedConnect
FOA Amount: $20 million 

Background Information 

On July 10, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced 16 projects across 14 states are set to receive $23.4 million to provide locally-tailored technical assistance and enhanced stakeholder engagement around carbon management technologies.

The projects, housed at both universities and private sector companies, aim to connect carbon management developers with local communities to foster collaboration and education toward the advancement of commercial deployment of carbon capture, transport, and storage technologies across the United States. Large-scale deployment of carbon management technologies will help reduce emissions from hard to decarbonize industrial facilities and power plants, which is crucial to meeting President Biden’s ambitious climate goals. 

A key element of this assistance is close engagement with the communities affected by current and proposed carbon capture, transport, and storage infrastructure to facilitate public understanding of the technical aspects of the projects. In building this cooperation, DOE aims to reduce project costs and risks, lower monitoring costs while improving monitoring effectiveness, develop more effective strategies for gaining public acceptance, and provide data to support legislative and governmental decision-making across multiple regions of the United States.


The funding will enable organizations with extensive experience and unique skill sets in carbon capture, transport, and storage to provide technical information and procedural assistance to industry and business partners with a vested interest in commercial-scale carbon management.

The selected projects will provide stakeholders with valuable resources, expert teams, and information necessary to facilitate the regional deployment of large-scale geologic storage facilities, or carbon management hubs, that could each store hundreds of millions of metric tons of carbon dioxide over their operational lifespan at an injection rate of more than 5 million metric tons per year. Additionally, the projects will provide the opportunity for DOE to work with State Geologic Surveys and related organizations with unique technical capabilities to fill data gaps and identify the potential for these large-scale projects within promising geologic basins in their respective states. 

Awardees include:

  • Alaska Department of Natural Resources
  • Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma
  • Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
  • Carbon Solutions LLC
  • Geological Survey of Alabama
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • Oklahoma State University
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Trustees of Indiana University
  • University of North Dakota
  • The University of Texas
  • University of Wyoming
  • Utah Geological Survey
  • Western Michigan University

A detailed list of the selected projects can be found here

Key Dates

NOI Issue Date:  07/21/2022  
FOA Issue Date: 12/12/2022
Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 02/10/2023 at 11:59 PM EST 
Expected Date for Selection Notifications: 05/12/2023
Expected Date for Award: 09/01/2023

Additional Information 


Last Updated: July 10, 2023