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DE-FOA-0000848: Marine and Hydrokinetic System Performance Advancement

The objective of the Marine and Hydrokinetic System Performance Advancement FOA is to advance technology performance of existing marine and hydrokinetic systems through the development and application of innovative components that are designed and built specifically for MHK applications.  This FOA will focus on improving the cost competitiveness of systems already in development, with the goal of advancing the technology performance of these systems.


This FOA will support component development projects in three topic areas that have the greatest potential to impact power to weight ratio and availability:


  • Topic Area 1:  Advanced Controls – to improve energy capture, availability, and safety.
  • Topic Area 2:  Next-Gen Power Take-Off (PTO) – to increase energy efficiency, reduce weight, and improve reliability.  
  • Topic Area 3:  Optimized Structures to improve energy capture, reduce weight, and improve reliability.

IMPORTANT: Letters of Intent (LOI) are required. You must create and submit an LOI within the Exchange system by 05/13/2013, 11:59 PM ET, in order to apply under this FOA. Please review Section IV.B. of the FOA document (link below) for specific information on LOIs, including instructions for completing the "Abstract" area within the LOI page in Exchange. Once you have reviewed the instructions, click "Apply" to create and submit a Letter of Intent. If you intend to apply under more than one Topic Area, you must create and submit by the deadline a separate Letter of Intent within Exchange for each Topic Area under which you intend to apply.


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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

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 4/9/2013 03:42 PM ET)
  • SF-424A Excel - Budget Information-Non Construction Programs (Last Updated: 4/9/2013 03:48 PM ET)
  • PMC 123.1 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/9/2013 03:49 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (if applicable) (Last Updated: 4/9/2013 04:04 PM ET)
  • PMC 111.1 Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 5/15/2013 12:13 PM ET)

Contact Information

    For questions about the Exchange System or submitting an application through Exchange.
    For questions about the content of the FOA document. All questions must be received at least 3 business days prior to the submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 5/13/2013 11:59 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/3/2013 11:59 PM ET