H2 at Scale
Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
Eligible project topic areas may vary by year. In 2020, there were 6 eligible topic areas for projects, which can be viewed here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=h2
Consider industry, university, and/or utility partnerships that can collaboratively support pilot deployments of hydrogen-based technologies. Major use cases may include heavy manufacturing, large vehicles (freight, trucks, buses, etc.), and energy storage.
Note that funding can be used to support training and workforce development for emerging hydrogen technologies. Consider for whom and where such programs could be developed to increase access to or build on local university or community college training programs already.
Prior to applying for funding, consider forming a task force or regional group focused on aligning the most promising use cases for hydrogen deployment and with local climate action plans. Previous recipients were predominantly private companies or universities.
2021 funding solicitation has not yet been announced, but you can find the selected recipients from 2020 here: https://www.energy.gov/sites/default/files/2020/07/f76/hfto-h2-at-scale-new-markets-foa-selections-for-release.pdf