The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement- FOA- entitled Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Conversion and Environmental Monitoring Technology Advancement. This FOA is soliciting applications that propose projects supporting the marine and hydrokinetic MHK industry in two Topic Areas. Topic Area 1 will help advance wave and current energy- ocean, tidal, river- technologies by supporting projects that integrate advanced MHK components into system designs and then demonstrate the improved systems in full-scale open-water tests. Topic Area 2 will support the innovation, testing and validation of instrumentation for monitoring potential environmental impacts of MHK devices. The complete Notice of Intent can be viewed on the EERE Exchange website - https://eere-exchange.energy.gov This is a Notice of Intent only. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different from the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOI. Please do not submit questions or respond to this NOI. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to the EERE Exchange website in the near term.