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DE-FOA-0000854: Clean Energy Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Department of Energy (DOE) seeks to fund Outreach and Analysis type projects. Topics include:

Topic 1: Outreach to develop strategies and new approaches to facilitate development and expansion of the domestic supply chain of hydrogen and fuel cell-related components in the U.S.

  • Identify gaps in the supply chain and strategies to mitigate the gaps for hydrogen and fuel cell components and systems.
  • Develop supply chain enhancement strategies (e.g., online supply chain exchanges, supply chain outreach, and supply chain exchange event type events).

Topic 2: Global manufacturing competitive analysis for hydrogen and fuel cell-related technologies.

  • Carry out comprehensive analysis of the factors affecting U.S. manufacturing competitiveness for hydrogen and fuel cell components and systems.
  • Provide manufacturing-related market analyses related to the global fuel cell industry trends, including the number of units and size (megawatts) of fuel cells shipped and binned by country and type of application.

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Potential applicants are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent by 05/30/2014. However, a Letter of Intent is not required to submit a full application.

Overview Webinar: The Webinar mentioned in the FOA was held on June 5th, 2014 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time. The Webinar script and slides are provided in the FOA Documents section below.


  • Funding Opportunity Announcement: DE-FOA-0000854 (Last Updated: 5/15/2014 11:41 AM ET)
  • Click here to view Questions and Answers related to the content of this FOA. (Last Updated: 5/15/2014 01:30 PM ET)
  • Webinar Transcript: DE-FOA-0000854 (Last Updated: 6/10/2014 01:11 PM ET)
  • Webinar Slides: DE-FOA-0000854 (Last Updated: 6/10/2014 01:12 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 5/15/2014 03:45 PM ET)
  • EERE 159 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 5/15/2014 03:48 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 5/15/2014 03:51 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, if applicable (Last Updated: 5/15/2014 03:53 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/30/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/31/2014 1:00 PM ET – 8/5/2014 5:00 PM ET