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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0002229: Fiscal Year 2020 H2@Scale New Markets FOA

At EERE, we understand that due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of us have had to make adjustments to our business operations and practices in order to safeguard the health and safety of our communities. Due to the extraordinary circumstances in which we now find ourselves, EERE is issuing an extension of 14 calendar days to respond to this FOA. The Full Application due date for this FOA is now May 4, 2020 5:00pm ET.

Thank you, applicants, for your continued efforts during this uncertain time.

We hope that you and your loved ones are well and we look forward to hearing from you.

The FOA has been modified as follows:

Updated Submission Deadline for Full Applications and Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments.


The technology improvements necessary to advance H2@Scale encompass four main focus areas—better ways to MAKE, MOVE, USE, and STORE hydrogen. The initial H2@Scale FOA, released by EERE in FY19, focused on enabling R&D in these areas—and also funded first-of-kind pilot demonstrations of integrated systems with on-site nuclear power and multiple renewable energy sources. The key to continued advancement of H2@Scale is scaling up affordable hydrogen and fuel cell technology options for expanded supply and demand, enabled in part by continued R&D.

This “H2@Scale New Markets FOA” will provide more than $64M in Federal funding to advance the focus areas of H2@Scale and support EERE’s core priorities. Highlighting the importance of scaling up hydrogen use across sectors, this FOA will include more novel demonstration projects for several emerging new markets and applications.

Topics under this FOA to advance H2@Scale include:

Topic 1: Electrolyzer Manufacturing R&D

Topic 2: Advanced Carbon Fiber for Compressed Hydrogen and Natural Gas Storage Tanks

Topic 3: Fuel Cell R&D for Heavy Duty Applications

Subtopic 3a: Membranes for Heavy-Duty Applications

Subtopic 3b: Domestically Manufactured Fuel Cells for Heavy-Duty Applications

Topic 4: H2@Scale New Markets R&D—HySteel

Topic 5: H2@Scale New Markets Demonstrations

Subtopic 5a: Maritime Demonstrations

Subtopic 5b: Data Center Demonstrations

Topic 6: Training and Workforce Development for Emerging Hydrogen Technologies

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, 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.

To apply to this FOA, Applicants must register with and submit application materials through EERE Exchange (this website), EERE’s online application portal.

The Exchange system enforces 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 should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at Applicants are responsible for meeting each submission deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the submission deadline.

ATTENTION:  See message above and revised FOA (Mod 0002) in Documents section below.  The Full Applilcation Due Date for this FOA has been extended.


  • H2@Scale_New_Markets_FOA_2229_-_Mod_0002 (Last Updated: 3/25/2020 06:12 PM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A_-_Questions_and_answers_regarding_the_content_of_this_FOA_-_5-11-2020 (Last Updated: 5/11/2020 03:35 PM ET)
  • Topic_2_-_Contact_Info_for_ORNL_Carbon_Fiber_Technology_Facility_and_Associated_Capabilities (Last Updated: 2/4/2020 03:53 PM ET)
  • FOA_2229_Teaming_Partner_List_2020_04_17 (Last Updated: 4/17/2020 06:48 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

  • SF-424_-_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 02:55 PM ET)
  • EERE_303_-_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 02:56 PM ET)
  • EERE_335_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 02:56 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 02:57 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 02:58 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/25/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/4/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/2/2020 12:00 PM ET – 6/5/2020 5:00 PM ET