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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities


This Funding Opportunity Announcement has been modified. Please access Modification 0002 under the "Documents" heading below. Note the table of changes on the second page.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is soliciting applications that propose projects supporting the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry in two Topic Areas.

Topic Area 1 will help advance wave and current energy (ocean/tidal/river) technologies by supporting projects that integrate advanced MHK components into system designs and then demonstrate the improved systems in full-scale open-water tests.

Topic Area 2 will support the innovation, testing and validation of instrumentation for monitoring potential environmental impacts of MHK devices.

The complete Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA FAQs for this Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Two separate webinars were held for this FOA. The slide presentations from the webinars can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

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.

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

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  • Modification_0002-DE-FOA-0001418_Marine_and_Hydrokinetic_Energy_Conversion_and_Environmental_Technology_Advancment (Last Updated: 2/10/2016 01:29 PM ET)
  • FOA_FAQs (Last Updated: 2/26/2016 02:36 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_MHK_1418 (Last Updated: 3/9/2016 02:01 PM ET)
  • PNNL_Capabilities_Webinar_Presentation_MHK_1418 (Last Updated: 3/9/2016 02:01 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: 2/26/2016 09:49 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 2/26/2016 09:50 AM ET)
  • EERE 303 Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 2/26/2016 02:59 PM ET)
  • Topic Area 1 Cost and Performance Template (Last Updated: 3/2/2016 11:42 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/31/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/26/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/11/2016 5:00 PM ET – 7/14/2016 5:00 PM ET