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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

FCAOI4-0001412: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is a key component of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) portfolio. The FCTO aims to provide clean, safe, secure, affordable, and reliable energy from diverse domestic resources, providing the benefits of increased energy security and reduced criteria pollutants and green-house gas emissions by adopting a technology–neutral approach toward applied research, development, and demonstration to address both key technical challenges for fuel cells and hydrogen fuels (i.e. hydrogen production, delivery and storage) and institutional barriers such as hydrogen codes and standards. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)’s Area of Interest (AOI) 4 covers topics within Analysis which include fuel cell systems analysis, hydrogen storage analysis, and hydrogen production and delivery analysis.

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Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission:

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Replies to Reviewer Comments

February 23, 2016 7:00PM to February 26, 2016 7:00PM Eastern Time

During this time period, EERE will provide eligible applicants with reviewer comments and an opportunity to provide a short reply.  This is an optional submission.  Review Sections IV.A and IV.D of the FOA for content and form requirements.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001412 - Area of Interest 4 (Last Updated: 11/24/2015 12:49 PM ET)
  • FOA FAQs - Questions and answers regarding the content of this FOA (Last Updated: 12/21/2015 03:54 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: 12/10/2015 11:56 AM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 12/10/2015 11:56 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 12/10/2015 11:57 AM ET)
  • EERE 335.1 - Budget Justification (5 Period) (Last Updated: 1/4/2016 05:03 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 12/10/2015 11:57 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 12/10/2015 11:58 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/22/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 2/23/2016 7:00 PM ET – 2/26/2016 7:00 PM ET