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Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis Program

Federal Agency


Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)


To establish an R&D, demonstration, commercialization, and deployment program to improve the efficiency, increase the durability, and reduce the cost of producing clean hydrogen using electrolyzers.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

There are 3 main topics for this program: Topic 1: Low Cost, High-Throughput Electrolyzer Manufacturing, Topic 2: Electrolyzer Component and Supply Chain Development, Topic 3: Advanced Electrolyzer Technology and Component Development.

Decarbonization Considerations

Hydrogen is a potential substitute for carbon-based fuels. Developing clean, effective electrolysis methods are critical for production. Municipalities and local leaders can partner to create regional hydrogen clusters, working in tandem with grant-eligible private entities.

Equity Considerations

See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources:

Helpful Tips

Recipients must apply with an industrial partner.

Other Notes

$1,000,000,000 in funding available until expended.

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

July 19, 2023

Funding Available


Max Award Amount

$50 million for Topic 1, $10 million for Topic 2, $5 million for Topic 3

Expected Allocations


Average Award (Estimated)


Matching Funds

50% cost share required for Topic 1, 20% for Topics 2 and 3

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