The Department of Energy (DOE) provides numerous funding opportunities aimed at advancing the energy, environmental, and nuclear technologies that the U.S. needs for continued growth and security. These opportunities are typically available through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements, which support research and development in areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, nuclear energy, and environmental cleanup.
The DOE Loan Programs Office (LPO) provides funding through loans and loan guarantees available to help deploy innovative clean energy, advanced transportation, and tribal energy products in the U.S. LPO provides debt financing for the commercial deployment of large-scale energy projects. Potential applicants are encouraged to engage directly with DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) for no-fee, no-commitment consultations to discuss their proposed project and learn about LPO’s process before formally applying.
The DOE encourages participation from a diverse range of entities, including educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and businesses of all sizes, particularly those with innovative solutions that can help address the nation’s energy challenges. LPO encourages interested applicants to review the LPO Monthly Application Activity Report to understand the level of interest from applicants for LPO financing, and what technology sectors have been most actively engaged with LPO.