Gardner Applauds $1.4 Million ARPA-E Grant for Colorado School of Mines

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, applauded the announcement that Colorado School of Mines in Golden will receive $1,397,973 from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) through ARPA-E’s Galvanizing Advances in Market-aligned fusion for an Overabundance of Watts (GAMOW) program.

“The Department of Energy’s research programs have helped make the United States a world leader in science and technology,” said Senator Gardner. “This funding will help researchers at the Colorado School of Mines develop lower-cost and safer fusion energy technology and help ensure Colorado remains on the cutting-edge of research and development.”

Gardner has championed ARPA-E funding in the U.S. Senate and helped pass a record funding level of $425 million in 2019’s year-end spending package.

ARPA-E focuses its funding streams on research and development projects to advance high-potential, high-impact energy technologies. ARPA-E awardees are unique because they are developing entirely new ways for Americans to get, store, and use energy.


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.