The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is a key component of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) portfolio. FCTO aims to provide clean, safe, secure, affordable, and reliable energy from diverse domestic resources, providing the benefits of increased energy security and reduced criteria pollutants and green-house gas emissions by adopting a technology–neutral approach towards applied research, development, and demonstration to address both key technical challenges for fuel cells and hydrogen fuels (i.e. hydrogen production, delivery and storage) and institutional barriers such as hydrogen codes and standards. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) covers a broad spectrum of the FCTO portfolio with 4 Areas of Interest (AOI): AOI 1: Research and development (R&D) for hydrogen fuel technologies AOI 2: Demonstration and deployment for manufacturing technologies and Climate Action Champions AOI 3: R&D within Consortia for fuel cell performance and durability and hydrogen storage materials AOI 4: Cost and performance analyses for hydrogen production and delivery, hydrogen storage, and fuel cells Submission schedules, cost sharing requirements, eligibility information, applicant requirements (including whether or not a Concept Paper is required), etc. vary by AOI. Please be sure to refer to the appropriate AOI document for specific requirements, schedules, eligibility, etc. The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. To apply to this FOA, Applicants must register with and submit application materials through EERE Exchange at https://eere-Exchange.energy.gov, EERE’s online application portal.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Energy
Office: Golden Field Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
For AOI 2, Topic 2, America’s Climate Action Champions, the following restricted eligibility determination applies: Eligibility is restricted to applicants officially designated as Climate Action Champions. See the White House Fact Sheet for the list of designees: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the‐press‐office/2014/12/03/factsheet‐ 16‐us‐communities‐recognized‐climate‐action‐champions‐leaders.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Varies by Area of Interest
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Nicholas Oscarsson
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $200,000.00 to $3,000,000.00


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