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VTO Technology Integration (TI) Funding Opportunity

Federal Agency


Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO)


To address outreach, education, technical assistance, workforce training, and other innovative demonstration or deployment projects that advance the mission of an affordable, equitable, and decarbonized transportation system.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, nonprofit and for-profit entities, state and local governments entities and federally recognized Indian Tribes. There are three topic areas: (1) Clean Cities Outreach, Engagement, and Technical Assistance; (2) Training on Zero Emission Vehicle and Infrastructure Technologies for Critical Emergency Response Workers; and (3) Clean Transportation Demonstration and Deployment.

Decarbonization Considerations

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. This funding opportunity will advance decarbonization of the transportation sector by funding innovative approaches to address pressing transportation efficiency and equity needs. Where possible, applicants are encouraged to align proposed project activities with the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization:

Equity Considerations

This funding opportunity seeks to encourage the participation of underserved communities and underrepresented groups. Applicants are highly encouraged to include individuals from groups historically underrepresented in STEM on their project teams. Further, Minority Serving Institutions, Minority Business Enterprises, Minority Owned Businesses, Woman Owned Businesses, Veteran Owned Businesses, or entities located in an underserved community that meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply as the prime applicant or participate on an application as a proposed partner to the prime applicant. The Selection Official may consider the inclusion of these types of entities as part of the selection decision.

Helpful Tips

VTO highly encourages project teams that include one or more Clean Cities coalitions. For topic area 1, project teams must include at least two DOE-designated Clean Cities coalition. See more details here:

Other Notes


Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

March 12, 2024 (Concept Paper); April 30, 2024 (Full Application)

Funding Available

$15,000,000 in total, $5,000,000 for each topic area

Max Award Amount

$1,000,000 for topic areas 1 and 3; $2,500,000 for topic area 2

Expected Allocations

Varies by topic area

Average Award (Estimated)

Varies by topic area

Matching Funds

Not required for topic areas 1 and 2; 50% cost share required for topic area 3.

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