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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001767: U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium FOA

The U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium FOA solicits an administrator to establish and lead a voluntary consortium of members committed to shared public/private investment in collaborative R&D focused on realizing technology improvements for the offshore wind industry in the U.S.

The U.S. offshore wind industry has unique technological challenges that have yet to be overcome in the global offshore wind market. In order to establish a consortium to undertake mutually beneficial research and development (R&D) addressing these challenges, a competitive award of $18.5M will be made under this Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) FOA. An additional $2.0M will be allocated directly from DOE to DOE/NNSA Federally Funded Research (FFRDC) and Development Centers to carry out R&D activities, either in direct partnership with the applicant, or prioritized by the consortium.

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce 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.

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA FAQs for this Funding Opportunity Announcement can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading below. Please review the FAQs before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

An Informational Webinar was held on December 20, 2017. You may access the webinar through the link below using this password: OsWFOA1767

The FOA Applicant Webinar Presentation slides can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance -


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  • FOA_FAQ_4-27-2018 (Last Updated: 4/27/2018 05:33 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.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • EERE_303_Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 12/6/2017 04:39 PM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 12/6/2017 04:39 PM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 12/6/2017 04:40 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 12/6/2017 04:40 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/23/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/26/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/24/2018 8:00 AM ET – 4/27/2018 5:00 PM ET