U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Financial Opportunities

EERE Competitive Financial Opportunities

Most EERE awards are selected competitively through funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) and solicitations. Competition ensures that EERE selects awards based on merit, which results in better award outcomes.

All FOAs, both open and closed, are posted on two primary websites.

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Grants.gov is a comprehensive website that allows organizations to electronically find funding opportunity announcements from all federal grant-making agencies. It provides synopses of FOAs with a link to a full funding announcement for each respective agency. The site sends out automatic updates for FOA modifications for all registered parties. Grants.gov does not accept application submissions.

EERE Exchange System

EERE Exchange is the Web portal for the Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. It provides full FOA listings and manages application submissions. EERE can only consider applications submitted through EERE Exchange.

Register and create an account on EERE Exchange. This account will allow the user to register and apply for any open EERE FOAs posted in EERE Exchange. All potential applicants, whether acting as a team or a single entity, must designate primary and secondary contacts in EERE Exchange.

Once you have identified a FOA of your interest, learn more about the following key steps to better understand the process: