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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001837: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Advancement and Data Dissemination

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invests in research and development (R&D) as part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) broad portfolio approach to addressing our Nation’s energy and environmental challenges.

This FOA announces DOE’s intent to support marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) research and development projects in three Topic Areas:

(1) Early Stage Device Design Research

(2) Controls and Power Take Off (PTO) Design Integration and Testing

(3) Dissemination of Environmental Data and Analyses to Facilitate the Marine Energy Regulatory Process.

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

A pre-recorded informational webinar has been posted for this FOA and can be viewed here -

A PowerPoint version of the webinar can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&A for this Funding Opportunity Announcement can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading below. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance -


  • MHK_Technology_Advancement_and_Data_Dissemination (Last Updated: 4/30/2018 01:13 PM ET)
  • FOA_1837_Webinar_Presentation_PDF (Last Updated: 5/10/2018 10:15 AM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A (Last Updated: 1/10/2019 01:07 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • EERE_303_Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 12:46 PM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 12:46 PM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 12:47 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 12:47 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/31/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/17/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/17/2018 5:00 PM ET – 8/22/2018 5:00 PM ET