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

EERE Financial Opportunities

Continuation and Renewal Awards

Continuation Awards

Continuation awards are active awards with a multi-year project period which require annual approval for subsequent budget periods as necessary for the project's completion. Continuation awards are awarded by the initial budget period expiration date

Funding for continuation awards is contingent on DOE approval of a continuation application. In addition, continuation awards are dependent on:

  • Availability of funds
  • Satisfactory progress
  • The completion of required reports
  • Compliance with the terms and conditions of the award.

Continuation applications do not have to compete against other applications.

Renewal Awards

Renewal awards are used to extend existing projects. By awarding renewal funding, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy can add a budget period to an existing project when all application requirements are met. This allows the project period to be extended and more work to be completed.

Renewal awards may be competitive or noncompetitive.