Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions specific to your FOA? Applicants are encouraged to review the Question & Answer tab of your FOA to see if your question has already been asked.

EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001731: The Catalyst Energy Innovation Prize to Empower Top Entrepreneurs

The Catalyst Energy Innovation Prize is an open innovation program founded in 2014 by EERE’s SunShot Initiative, and it was initially intended to accelerate the development of products and solutions that address challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace. Through a series of contests, Catalyst makes it faster and easier for innovative American entrepreneurs to launch cutting-edge companies, while tackling time-sensitive market challenges. The program transforms business plans into energy startups with products in 90 days.


  • Catalyst-RFI -DE-FOA-0001731 (Last Updated: 12/15/2016 03:46 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/15/2017 5:00 PM ET