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  DE-FOA-0002219 FY 2020 Geothermal Technologies Office Hydrothermal and Low Temperature Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 3/2/2020 05:00 PM ET 5/4/2020 05:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002219: FY 2020 Geothermal Technologies Office Hydrothermal and Low Temperature Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement

At EERE, we understand that due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of us have had to make adjustments to our business operations and practices in order to safeguard the health and safety of our communities. Due to the extraordinary circumstances in which we now find ourselves, EERE is issuing an extension of 26 calendar days to respond to this FOA. The Full Application due date for this FOA is now May 4, 2020 5:00pm ET.

Thank you, applicants, for your continued efforts during this uncertain time.

We hope that you and your loved ones are well and we look forward to hearing from you.

The FOA has been modified as follows:

  1. Updated Submission Deadline for Full Applications and Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments.
  2. Updated Section II.A.i “Estimated Funding” to state one or more awards may be issued under Topic 1.


The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), supports early-stage research and development (R&D) to strengthen the body of knowledge upon which industry can accelerate the development and deployment of innovative geothermal energy technologies.

GTO works to develop technologies to drive down the costs and risks of geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is a domestic energy resource from the heat of the earth, which represents a reliable, secure, clean, and nearly inexhaustible energy source.

This multi-topic funding opportunity aims to drive down costs and risks associated with the discovery of hidden geothermal systems in the Basin & Range region of the U.S., and to enhance energy system resilience through the utilization of Reservoir Thermal Energy Storage (RTES), Deep Direct-Use (DDU) and other geothermal direct use applications on university campuses, military installations, hospital complexes, and other large energy end-uses across the U.S.

The topic areas will be:

Topic Area 1 – Exploration RD&D: Hidden Geothermal Systems in the Basin and Range

Topic Area 2 – Advanced Energy Storage Initiative (AESI): Bi-directional Energy Storage Using Low-Temperature Geothermal Applications

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

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

To apply to this FOA, Applicants must register with and submit application materials through EERE Exchange (this website), EERE’s online application portal.

The Exchange system enforces hard deadlines for Letter of Intent 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 should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at Applicants are responsible for meeting each submission deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Letters of Intent and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the submission deadlines.


  • DE-FOA-0002219 Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 3/24/2020 05:37 PM ET)
  • Hidden Systems AESI FOA 5-26 (Last Updated: 5/27/2020 10:45 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 04:53 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 04:54 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 Budget Justification (3 Period) (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 04:55 PM ET)
  • EERE 335-.1 Budget Justification (5 Period) (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 01:24 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 04:58 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 04:59 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 3/2/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/4/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/12/2020 8:00 AM ET – 6/16/2020 5:00 PM ET