Air Emissions and Energy Initiative

 

MARAD will use projects results and data for a variety of purposes including further support of air emissions reduction research, demonstration, and pilot projects. In addition, the result will be used to evaluate the public benefits of providing incentives to adopt new technologies and alternative energy in the maritime sector.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
20.817
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Maritime Administration (MARAD)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Implemented the following projects: Marine vessel methane slip and release study
LNG optimal fuel siting and transportation corridor study
Renewable fuel tests
Update of exhaust gas cleaning study
Demo of fuel cell project
Energy efficiency white paper. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Authorization
Nationals Defense Authorization Act, 2010, Title 49, Section 109, 49 U.S.C 109.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants include vessel owners, operators, or public sponsors. Shore side equipment upgrade or shore power projects are not eligible for funding.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The benefit of this project will be for the federal government as well as anyone in the general public and research organizations.
Credentials/Documentation
Applications submitted with Statement of Work and estimated budget Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular 2 CFR 200. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
MARAD solicits a request for proposals (RFA), in grants.gov, applicants submits proposals through grants.gov. Evaluation of proposals by program office, selected proposals awarded by the Grants Specialist in the Office of Acquisition.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Applicants must demonstrate a reduction of emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfer oxides (SOx),particulate matter (PM), or cardon through an approved emission testing scheme. Data such as emissions, costs, and fuel consumption must be made available to MARAD and can be used publically. Shore side equipment updrage or shore power projects are not eligible for funding.
How may assistance be used?
This funding will be used to fund studies in the development of air emissions reduction and alternative fuels/ technologies that will be used to evaluate public benefits of providing incentives to adopt new technologies and alternative energy in the maritime sector.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Yes, Quarterly Process Reports, Final Report. No cash reports are required. Reports are in accordance with the terms and conditions of each Cooperative Agreement. The recipient shall provide Financial Status report, SF-425. No performance monitoring is required.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Records
Record keeping requirements are in accordance with the terms and conditions of each Cooperative Agreement.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 49, Part 109.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 50.%. Yes, In-Kind Match - 60% match
Yes, monetary match – 50%
.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The funding is available for one year after date of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed on a quarterly basis by submission of SF-270 invoices.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Judy Bowers 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E. , Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: judy.bowers@dot.gov Phone: 202-366-1913 Fax: (202)366-3029
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
69-1750-0-1-403.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $2,126,998; FY 15 est $2,096,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Marine vessel methane slip and release study
LNG optimal fuel siting and transportation corridor study
Renewable fuel tests
Update of exhaust gas cleaning study
Demo of fuel cell project. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available

 



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