The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Fiscal Year 2020 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).”

Vehicles move our national economy. Annually, vehicles transport 11 billion tons of freight – about $35 billion worth of goods each day1 – and move people more than 3 trillion vehicle- miles.

Growing our economy requires transportation, and transportation requires energy. The transportation sector accounts for about 70 percent of U.S. petroleum consumption. With 11 percent (net) of U.S. petroleum consumption being imported, the U.S. annually sends over $50 billion dollars abroad for crude oil.4 Oil price volatility affects not only our national economy but also American household budgets, as transportation is the second most expensive spending category, after housing.

VTO supports a broad portfolio of advanced vehicle technologies that can strengthen national security, enable future economic growth, support American energy dominance, and increase transportation affordability for all Americans. This portfolio includes advanced batteries, electric drive systems; smart charging technologies; energy efficient mobility technologies and systems; advanced combustion engines and fuels; materials for vehicle light-weighting; technology integration, which includes work with the national network of Clean Cities coalitions; and transportation and energy analysis.

This notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue a FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this notice is subject to change. It should be noted that the NOI (DE-FOA-0002222) number and FOA number (DE-FOA-0002197) are different, as outlined in the heading on the cover page of this notice. EERE will neither respond to questions nor accept applications under this notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions. 

EERE plans to issue the FOA in January/February 2020 via the EERE Exchange website. If Applicants wish to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding this FOA, they should register in EERE Exchange. When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through EERE Exchange. 

In anticipation of FOA being released, Applicants are advised to complete the following steps, which are required for application submission: 

  • Register and create an account in EERE Exchange by clicking here. This account will allow the user to register for any open EERE FOAs that are currently in EERE Exchange. It is recommended that each organization or business unit, whether acting as a team or a single entity, use only one account as the contact point for each submission.

Questions related to the registration process and use of the EERE Exchange website to:

For more information, click HERE.