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DE-FOA-0000966: Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator - Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuel Technologies

Amendment 00001: Change the submission deadline for Full Applications from 9/3/2014 to 9/10/2014.  Change the submittal date for Replies to Reviewer Comments from 10/14/2014 to 10/21/2014.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is an organization focused on achieving aggressive and well-defined mid-to-long term clean energy goals for the United States of America. In that context, EERE has established multi-year plans and roadmaps. EERE focuses the majority of its resources on a limited number of "highest probability of success" pathways/approaches to ensure that the program initiatives are supported at a critical mass (both in terms of dollars and time) for maximum impact.

This roadmap-based approach is one of EERE's greatest strengths, which can create challenges in recognizing and exploring unanticipated, game changing pathways/approaches which may ultimately be superior to the pathways/approaches on our existing roadmaps.

To enhance the responsiveness of the roadmap approach, EERE is issuing "Incubator" Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) within its existing Offices and programs to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help meet existing goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios. The Incubator programs will allow EERE to assess new technologies for their potential to be “on ramped” to future MYPPs. Successful incubator projects will reduce the risk associated with potentially breakthrough approaches and technologies so that they could be viable candidates for inclusion in future program roadmaps.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for 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.

Join us for a Webinar on June 11

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Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator FOA Webinar


Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator FOA Webinar


Wednesday, June 11, 2014


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

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  • FULL TEXT: DE-FOA-0000966 Amendment 000001 (Last Updated: 6/5/2014 11:17 AM ET)
  • Webinar Slides - DE-FOA-0000966 (Last Updated: 7/2/2014 04:34 PM ET)
  • Webinar Transcript - DE-FOA-0000966 (Last Updated: 7/2/2014 04:35 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: 6/5/2014 01:02 PM ET)
  • EERE 159 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/5/2014 01:03 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 6/5/2014 01:03 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 6/5/2014 01:03 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 7/7/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/10/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/16/2014 10:00 PM ET – 10/21/2014 5:00 PM ET