Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Energy makes funding available through competitive funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), published on grants.gov or the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) exchange.

Laws and Incentives

The Alternative Fuels Data Center maintains a comprehensive database of Federal and State Laws and Incentives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, air quality, fuel efficiency, and other transportation-related topics.

Funding opportunities for Clean Cities coalition projects are available from many sources inside and outside the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

DOE's Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) has awarded nearly $425 million to fund hundreds of projects across the country that advance alternative fuels and energy-efficient vehicle technologies. Learn more about funded projects.

Open Funding Opportunities

Current transportation-related funding opportunities, including VTO funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) issued by the U.S. Department of Energy, are listed below when available. To suggest adding a funding opportunity to this list, contact us.

When applying for funding, contact your Clean Cities coordinator for help in navigating the process successfully. Your local coordinator can provide information about VTO FOAs and other funding opportunities.

FOAs are also listed on Grants.gov, the portal for numerous grant programs administered by federal government agencies, and the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) exchange for all EERE FOAs.

Other Funding Opportunities

Transportation-related funding opportunities from organizations and federal agencies outside of DOE are listed below. Some of the government agencies listed have ongoing funding opportunities available; others issue funding notices periodically or assist in forming partnerships that can provide funding opportunities for transportation-related projects.

U.S. Department of Transportation

EERE Exchange

EERE exchange is an informational hub that hosts funding opportunities admistered by DOE's EERE. EERE exchange is the only location where organizations can apply for EERE funding opportunities online. Search for open funding opportunity announcements on EERE exchange.

Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Clean Diesel Campaign: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides funding for emissions and idle reduction devices, vehicle replacements, and alternative fuel options and other strategies that reduce diesel emissions.
  • Grants and Funding Opportunities: EPA provides links to grant programs and information about applying for EPA grants.
  • EPA Regions: EPA regional offices can issue funding for projects in their respective geographic areas.
  • Environmental Education Grants Program: EPA's Office of Environmental Education supports projects that enhance public awareness, knowledge, and skills to help citizens make informed decisions that affect environmental quality.
  • EPA National Center for Environmental Research Funding Opportunities: This website contains EPA funding opportunities for research, including grants and fellowships, as well as past and present research projects and programs.

Grants.gov

Grants.gov is an information hub for numerous funding opportunities administered by federal government agencies. Grants.gov allows organizations to search and apply for competitive funding opportunities online. Search for open funding announcement opportunities on Grants.gov.

National Science Foundation

  • Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC): The National Science Foundation’s S&CC program supports the creation of scientific and engineering foundations that will enable smart and connected communities. The program provides funding for a variety of integrative research areas including energy and transportation and mobility.

State Energy Offices

State energy offices research, demonstrate, and support the adoption of alternative fuel, renewable energy, and energy-efficient technologies; spur energy-related economic development; and promote energy security and emergency preparedness. These offices can help you identify potential sources for project funding. Find your state energy office from the National Association of State Energy Officials website.

Additional Funding Opportunities

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