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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0002080: Water Power Technologies Office 2019 Research Funding Opportunity

Modification 0003 has been made to this FOA to change "two (2)Budget Periods are anticipated", to "one (1) Budget Period is anticipated" FOA AOI 4, within Section II.A.ii. of the FOA. See "FOA 2080 WPTO Research Mod 0003" under the "Documents" heading below.

Modification 0002 has been made to this FOA to make corrections in Section I B AOI 3 on page 41. See "FOA 2080 WPTO Research Mod 0002" under the "Documents" heading below.

Modification 0001 has been made to this FOA to correct the AOI 3 and AOI 4 Specific Technical Volume information on pages 76 and 77.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Water Power Technologies Office 2019 Research Funding Opportunity.” This FOA addresses priorities in the following Areas of Interest:

Area of Interest 1: Hydropower Operational Flexibility

Area of Interest 1a: Quantify Hydropower Capabilities for Operational Flexibility

Area of Interest 1b: Operational Strategies for Increasing Hydropower Flexibility

Area of Interest 2: Low-Head Hydropower and In-Stream Hydrokinetic Technologies

Area of Interest 2a: Modular Technologies for Low-Head Hydropower Applications

Area of Interest 2b: Modular Technologies for River Current Energy Converter Applications

Area of Interest 3: Advancing Wave Energy Device Design

Area of Interest 4: Marine Energy Centers Research Infrastructure Upgrades

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

FOA Q&A 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.

An informational webinar was held on April 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST. A copy of the webinar PowerPoint presentation can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below; recording is available at

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  • FOA_2080_WPTO_Research_Mod_0003 (Last Updated: 6/14/2019 05:31 PM ET)
  • FOA_2080_Informational_Webinar (Last Updated: 4/10/2019 01:44 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002080_AOI_1_Teaming_Partner_List (Last Updated: 4/30/2019 10:37 AM ET)
  • FOA Q&A 2080 (Last Updated: 9/27/2019 12:44 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.

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 3/27/2019 04:39 PM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 3/5/2019 10:58 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 3/27/2019 04:39 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/5/2019 10:59 AM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/13/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/9/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/16/2019 10:00 AM ET – 8/21/2019 5:00 PM ET