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DE-FOA-0000971: Modification 0002 Environmental Stewardship for Renewable Energy Technologies: MHK Environmental and Resource Characterization Instrumentation


A modification has been made to the FOA document to correct the instructions for submitting the Data Management Plan. Please see Modification 0002 in the FOA Documents Section below.

This FOA will support the development of instrumentation, associated signal processing algorithms or software, and integration of instrumentation packages for monitoring the environmental impacts of marine and hydrokinetic technologies.  It will also support the development and testing of sensors, instrumentation, or processing techniques to collect physical data on ocean waves (e.g., height, period, directionality, steepness). 

The eXCHANGE system is currently 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.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (     


An informational webinar was held on March 20th, 2014.

Please see the .pdf of the webinar slides below in the FOA DOCUMENTS SECTION.





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

  • SF-424_-_Application_for_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 1/8/2014 09:29 AM ET)
  • EERE_159_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 1/8/2014 09:29 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 1/8/2014 09:30 AM ET)

Contact Information

    For questions related to the FOA document. Questions must be received no later than three business days prior to the Full Application Submission Deadline.
    For questions related to the EERE Exchange website.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/7/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/22/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/20/2014 1:00 PM ET – 6/24/2014 5:00 PM ET