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DE-FOA-0001601: Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies: Modification 0001

Modification No. 0001 -  See the Modification table in the FOA. All changes are highlighted in yellow.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is soliciting applications that propose projects conducting feasibility studies of large-scale, low-temperature deep-well geothermal systems coupled with advanced direct-use applications and cascaded surface technologies whose applications will extend the reach of geothermal into geologically distinct parts of the country beyond the western U.S. These systems are referred to herein as deep direct-use or DDU.

This FOA will solicit applications that propose projects supporting DDU feasibility studies in two Topic Areas:

Topic Area 1 “DDU Feasibility Studies” will focus on the initial site selection, resource assessment, and feasibility study of DDU technology(s).Topic Area 2 “DDU Community of Practice Administration and Techno-Economic Validation of DDU Projects” seeks to convene and establish a DDU Community of Practice (COP).

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is 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.

The complete Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA FAQs for this Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

A webinar was held for this FOA on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. The slide presentation and transcript from the webinar can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

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 -  


  • DE-FOA-0001601_Deep_Direct-Use_Feasibility_Studies_Modification_0001 (Last Updated: 11/15/2016 09:43 AM ET)
  • FOA FAQs 2/22/2017 (Last Updated: 2/22/2017 12:21 PM ET)
  • DDU_FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation (Last Updated: 11/22/2016 04:20 PM ET)
  • DDU_FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_Transcript (Last Updated: 11/22/2016 04:21 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: 11/8/2016 12:52 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 11/8/2016 12:53 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 11/8/2016 12:53 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/8/2016 12:54 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/15/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/22/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/22/2017 3:00 PM ET – 3/27/2017 5:00 PM ET