Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) FOA to Address Key Deployment Challenges for Offshore, Land-Based, and Distributed Wind

Funding Agency:
Department of Energy

The Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Awards made under this FOA will be funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act1 , more commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

The activities to be funded under this FOA support BIL section 41007(b)(1) and the broader government-wide approach to enable the innovations needed to advance U.S. wind systems, reduce the cost of electricity, and accelerate the deployment of wind power, maximize the benefits of the clean energy transition as the nation works to curb the climate crisis, empower workers, and advance environmental justice. 

Topic Area 1 (includes Subtopic 1a, 1b, and 1c): An entity may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application for each Subtopic Area under Topic Area 1 of this FOA.

Topic Area 2: An entity may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application to Topic Area 2 of this FOA.

Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.


  • Required Concept Papers: Jan. 20, 2023
  • Full Applications: March 10, 2023

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Topic Area 1: High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) for Offshore Wind

  • Subtopic 1a: HVDC Standards and Benchmark System Development for Offshore Wind
  • Subtopic 1b: Multi-Terminal HVDC Controls and Functional Requirements
  • Subtopic 1c: HVDC Curriculum Development for Education and Workforce Training

Topic Area 2: Advancing Deployment of Distributed (ADD) Wind

Topic Area 3: Offshore Wind Energy Social Science Research

  • Subtopic 3a: Research on Community Impacts of Offshore Wind Development: Social science research that characterizes impacts (positive and negative) of offshore wind development with particular interest in interactions between offshore wind and workforce/economies.
  • Subtopic 3b: Capacity Building for Community Participation in Offshore Wind: Proposals focused on bridging communities with the full offshore wind development process through community-driven collaborative capacity building.

Topic Area 4: Bat Deterrent Technology Development

Eligibility Requirements

The proposed prime recipient and subrecipient(s) must be domestic entities. The following types of domestic entities are eligible to participate as a prime recipient or subrecipient of this FOA: 1. Institutions of higher education; 2. For-profit entities; 3. Non-profit entities; and 4. State and local governmental entities, and tribal nations.

Amount Description

DOE expects to make a total of approximately $27.9M of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. DOE anticipates making approximately 18 – 35 awards under this FOA. DOE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $500k and $8M.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

January 20, 2023