Questions Regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements

Please contact the email address for questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements. Upon the issuance of a FOA, only the Contracting Officer may communicate with Applicants. ARPA-E personnel and our support contractors are prohibited from communicating (in writing or otherwise) with Applicants regarding the FOA. This “quiet period” remains in effect until ARPA-E’s public announcement of its project selections.

ARPA-E will not pre-assess an Applicant’s proposal. Prospective Applicants must review the technical requirements of the FOA and independently determine whether their proposed concept warrants a submission.


ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0002142: Request for Information (RFI) on Next Generation of Marine and Riverine Hydrokinetic Energy Systems

ARPA-E seeks input regarding the development of next-generation hydrokinetic energy converters, specifically tidal stream, riverine, and ocean current turbines, with significantly reduced operation and maintenance (O&M) costs, reduced installation costs, and optimized mass and efficiency. ARPA-E desires input from a broad range of disciplines and fields, including, but not limited to: developers of tidal, riverine, and/or ocean current energy systems, hydrodynamics, structural dynamics, controls engineering, design optimization, civil and environmental engineering, offshore and marine engineering, predictive maintenance, robotics, unmanned underwater vehicles, and others. Consistent with the agency’s mission, ARPA-E is seeking information regarding clearly disruptive, novel technologies, early in the research and development (R&D) cycle, and not integration strategies for existing technologies.

Please carefully review the REQUEST FOR INFORMATION GUIDELINES below, and note in particular: the information you provide will be used by ARPA-E solely for program planning, without attribution. THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY. THIS NOTICE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA). NO FOA EXISTS AT THIS TIME. Respondents shall not include any information in their response to this RFI that might be considered proprietary or confidential.

Responses to this RFI should be submitted in PDF format to the email address by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on July 19th 2019.


  • RFI on Next Generation of Marine and Riverine Hydrokinetic Energy Systems (Last Updated: 6/11/2019 01:21 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD