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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001663: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement


Modification No. 001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. All changes are highlighted in yellow.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is soliciting applications that support research, testing, and development of innovative technologies capable of generating renewable, environmentally responsible and cost-effective electricity from U.S. water resources. These include marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies that harness the energy from waves and ocean/tidal/river currents. The MHK sub-program of the Water Power Technologies Office has the opportunity to focus on the technologies that can be deployed in early-adopter markets (i.e., wave and current resources with high energy costs) in the near-term while supporting next generation technologies that have the potential to be cost competitive with other energy generation technologies in large utility scale markets in the longer term. This Funding Opportunity Announcement targets technologies aiming for economic competitiveness in either early-adopter or large utility scale markets.

This FOA will solicit applications that propose projects supporting MHK research and development projects in two Topic Areas:

Topic Area 1 “Wave Energy Converters System Advancement” will focus on advancing the design of wave energy converters from prototypes to full systems.

Topic Area 2 “Open Topic – MHK Technology Development” seeks to develop innovative technologies that have the potential to significantly advance MHK technologies and the state of the MHK industry.

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.

The complete Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA FAQs for this Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

A webinar was held for this FOA on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The presentation from the webinar can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below. A recorded version of the webinar will be also available at the following link through January 17, 2017 (Please note that you will be asked to register if you have not done so already):

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

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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

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 12/14/2016 12:24 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 12/13/2016 09:10 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 12/13/2016 09:12 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 12/13/2016 09:12 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/17/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/1/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/7/2017 6:00 PM ET – 4/13/2017 5:00 PM ET