In September 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) opened applications for $7 billion in funding to create regional clean hydrogen hubs (H2Hubs) across the country and form a critical arm of America’s future clean energy economy.

The first stage of this funding application process required Concept Paper submittals that were due on November 7, 2022. OCED notified those who submitted Concept Papers in December 2022 that they were either encouraged or discouraged from submitting a Full Application.

Full Applications for the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Funding Opportunity Announcement were due on April 7, 2023. OCED will now begin its Merit Review process to identify meritorious applications to the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Program. The Merit Review process will evaluate applications based on the criteria listed in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

DOE looks forward to announcing the projects selected for award negotiations in fall 2023. To receive future news alerts from the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED), including updates on the H2Hubs project selections, sign up here.