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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0002234: Marine Energy Foundational Research and Testing Infrastructure

Modification 0001 has been made to this FOA to correct information on estimated funding for Topic Area 3 on page 25.

The Office of EnergyEfficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled "Marine Energy Foundational Research and Testing Infrastructure." This FOA addresses priorities in the following Topic Areas:

Topic Area 1: Foundational Research and Development (R&D)

Topic Area 2: Atlantic Marine Energy Center (AMEC)

Topic Area 3: Foundational Research Network Facilitator (FRNF)

Topic Area 4: Current Energy Technology Testing Infrastructure

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.

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Please note that The Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) template was updated on May 28, 2020.

Informational Webinar:

A pre-recorded informational webinar is available to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants. Please see the link below to access this webinar information:

A PowerPoint version of the webinar can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.


  • Applicant Webinar Presentation FOA 2234 (Last Updated: 4/16/2020 12:54 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002234_Mod 0001 (Last Updated: 5/5/2020 02:51 PM ET)
  • FOA Q&A 2234 11-20-2020 (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 05:42 PM ET)
  • TA1 Teaming Partner List 6-17-20 (Last Updated: 6/17/2020 08:08 AM 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: 5/28/2020 02:41 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application (Last Updated: 2/24/2020 11:55 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 2/24/2020 11:55 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/24/2020 11:56 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Suggested Format (Last Updated: 6/10/2020 11:17 AM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/11/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/7/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/13/2020 5:00 PM ET – 8/19/2020 5:00 PM ET