H2 at Scale - American Cities Climate Challenge
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H2 at Scale

Federal Agency


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

Decarbonization Considerations

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.

Equity Considerations

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.

Helpful Tips

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.

Other Notes

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

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

Summer 2021

Funding Available


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Matching Funds

Yes, match required

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