Clean Energy Demonstrations


The mission of the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) is to deliver clean energy demonstration projects at scale in partnership with the private sector to accelerate deployment, market adoption, and the equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system. OCED is a multi-technology office with demonstrations that include clean hydrogen, carbon management, industrial decarbonization, advanced nuclear reactors, long-duration energy storage, demonstration projects in rural or remote areas and on current and former mine land, and more. The technologies in OCEDs portfolio face significant barriers to scale. OCEDs role is to address these barriers and help de-risk them. Central to OCEDs approach is consistent engagement with a wide range of stakeholders and pursuit of projects that advance an equitable transition by providing benefits to communities across America. Most of OCEDs projects are structured as collaborative partnerships that use cost share agreements. OCED will provide up to 50 percent of the funding in its public-private partnerships, assisting its industry partners with the early steps to commercialization and deployment.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Public Law 117-58
Public Law 116-260
Public Law 109-58
Public Law 110-140
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
All types of domestic entities are eligible to apply, such as profit organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, universities, research organizations, state and local governments, and Indian Tribes, unless the funding opportunity announcement contains a "Determination of Restricted Eligibility". All information regarding eligibility requirements will be included in the specific funding opportunity announcement.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Additional Information: PART 910--UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, COST PRINCIPLES, AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS (For-Profit entities)
Award Procedure
All applications which pass an initial review will receive an objective merit review. The objective merit review will be based on evaluation criteria set forth in the funding opportunity announcement(s) or criteria set forth in 2 CFR Part 200 for Unsolicited Proposals.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The date range may vary based on the complexity of the project, program requirements and other factors.
All information regarding appeals will be included in the specific funding opportunity announcement.
Cooperative Agreements may be amended or extended as detailed within the award terms and conditions.
How are proposals selected?
Selection will be based on an objective merit review, program policy factors, the availability of funds, provisions of appropriation laws, reports, and as otherwise specified in specific solicitation document(s) at https//
How may assistance be used?
Any restrictions will be specifically identified within the funding opportunity announcement.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
DOE Financial Assistance Regulations (2 CFR 200 as amended by 2 CFR 910); and the DOE Guide to Financial Assistance, both of which may be accessed through the DOE Office of Management home page at:
Record retention per 2 CFR 200.334 through 337.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title Energy Policy Act of 2005 Chapter Section 988 Public Law P.L. 109-58 Energy Policy Act of 2005 - Section 988

Matching is mandatory. 50%. Demonstration and Commercialization 50%.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The time period is dependent upon funding opportunity announcement requirements and the individual project award. All DOE assistance awards vary and is specified in the funding opportunity announcement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Anna-Lee Misiano
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20585 USA
Phone: 240-597-8759
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 est $3,998,570,000.00; FY 21$0.00; - OCED also utilizes discretionary grants and fixed amount awards to accomplish its programmatic objectives.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
See DOE funding opportunity announcements for details on award size and amounts.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
DOE Financial Assistance Regulations(2 CFR 200 as amended by 2 CFR 910); and the DOE Guide to Financial Assistance, both of which may be accessed through the DOE Office of Management home page at:
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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