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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001806: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001662: Innovative Solutions for Fish Passage at Hydropower Dams

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

More research is needed for improving fish passage technologies, both in terms of cost and efficiency, for many fish species among different river systems. Through two topic areas, the Water Power Technologies Office is looking to fund research focused on innovative upstream and downstream fish passage solutions to effectively provide volitional fish passage while reducing both construction and operational costs compared to existing methods.

Topic Area 1 – Testing the Effects of Innovative Fish Passage Technologies (2 Subtopics)

Topic Area 2: Advancing Innovative Methods and Technologies to Improve Fish Passage (2 Subtopics)

This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all.

The complete Notice of Intent can be accessed under the Documents heading below.


  • Innovative Solutions for Fish Passage at Hydropower Dams (Last Updated: 8/23/2017 11:01 AM ET)

Contact Information

    For questions related to the EERE Exchange website only. DOE will not respond to questions related to this Notice of Intent.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD