The Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Program (H2Hubs) includes up to $7 billion to establish six to 10 regional clean hydrogen hubs across America. Part of a larger $8 billion hydrogen hub program funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the H2Hubs will form the foundation of a national clean hydrogen network that will contribute substantially to decarbonizing multiple sectors of the economy, like heavy industries (steel and cement production) and heavy-duty transportation. Learn more.

$7,000,000,000 in Funding

With $7,000,000,000 in funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the H2Hubs will be a central driver in helping communities across the country benefit from clean energy investments, good-paying jobs, and improved energy security.

Program Announcements

Selectees have been announced for the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program!
Learn more.

The H2Hubs Program includes one Funding Opportunity and one Demand-side Support Initiative. Read the latest updates on the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs.

Clean Hydrogen Hubs Funding Opportunity Announcement – DE-FOA-0002779 $7 billion, issued September 2022

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Concept Papers Due
November 7, 2022
Full Applications Due
April 7, 2023
Expected Timeframe for DOE Selection Notification
Fall 2023
Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations
Winter 2023-2024

Clean Hydrogen Hubs Demand-Side Support – DE-FOA-003187 Up to $1 billion, issued July 2023

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Submissions Due
November 2, 2023
Expected Date for DOE
Selection Notifications 
Winter 2023
Expected Award Negotiations
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Clean hydrogen energy has the power to slash emissions from multiple carbon-intensive sectors and open a world of economic opportunity for communities across the country.

The Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs will create networks of hydrogen producers, consumers, and local connective infrastructure to accelerate the use of hydrogen as a clean energy carrier that can deliver or store tremendous amounts of energy. 

Matching the scale-up of clean hydrogen production to a growing regional demand is a key pathway to achieving large-scale, commercially viable hydrogen ecosystems. The H2Hubs will enable this pathway by demonstrating low-carbon intensity and economically viable hydrogen-based energy ecosystems that can replace existing carbon-intensive processes. 

The production, processing, delivery, storage, and end-use of clean hydrogen, including innovative uses in the industrial sector, are crucial to DOE’s strategy for achieving our nation’s climate goal of a 100% clean electrical grid by 2035 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Eligible Uses

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.

Projects eligible for funding through the H2Hubs Program must demonstrate the following.

  • Production of clean hydrogen
  • Processing of clean hydrogen
  • Delivery of clean hydrogen
  • Storage of clean hydrogen
  • End-use of clean hydrogen


  • View the OCED Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Factsheet.
  • Learn more about H2Hubs local engagement opportunities and register to attend a virtual community briefing here.
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Office
    • The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) focuses on research, development, and demonstration of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies across multiple sectors enabling innovation, a strong domestic economy, and a clean, equitable energy future.
  • What are Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs?
  • H2 Matchmaker 
    • H2 Matchmaker is an online information resource to assist hydrogen suppliers and users with self-identifying collaborators and opportunities to expand development toward realizing regional hydrogen hubs.
  • H2Hubs Contact
    • For more information on the H2Hubs and H2 Demand-Side Initiative, contact

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