Community Wood Energy Program

 

Encourage the development of community wood energy plans and/or acquire or upgrade community wood energy systems.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
10.685
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Forest Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Discretionary)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, Title IX, Section 9013, Public Law 110-146.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
No additional Information.
Beneficiary Eligibility
No additional information.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
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
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.
Award Procedure
Applicants will submit SF 424 forms as applicable, a proposal, budget and budget narrative along with other information specifically required in the public announcement.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Appeals
not applicable.
Renewals
not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
National merit based criteria will be set for competitive grants. State, Tribal or local government request for technical assistance will be competitively selected based on established criteria.
How may assistance be used?
A community wood energy system acquired with grant funds or receiving technical assistance shall not exceed an output of 50 million Btu per hour for heating and/or 2 megawatts for electric power production. see above. competitive grants, demonstrations, contracts for services, and direct technical assistance are anticipated.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
The recipient will complete programmatic reports, including an annual report, as indicated in OMB Circulars and award terms. No cash reports are required. This requirement is not fully established at this time. However, programmatic reporting is required and may include progress to date requirements. The recipient will complete required financial reports as indicated in OMB Circulars and award terms. The Forest Service will monitor the progress of recipient perform under awards.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. none at this time
Records
The recipient shall make all program and financial records pertaining to an award available for Forest Service or other designated federal agency auditors for a period of 3 years from the date of award completion.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 50.%. At least 50 percent match is required from Non-Federal funds for grants. Technical Assistance will be based on previous work and commitment to future work demonstrated by the applicant.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not established at this time, although no more than three years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: reimbursement and/or advance payment on a monthly, quarterly or bi-annual basis.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Eastern US - Lew R. McCreery, Biomass Coordinator, USFS Northeastern Area, 180 Canfield Street, Morgantown, WV 26505, 304-285-1538 FAX: 304-285-1537 lmccreery@fs.fed.us
Western US - Dave Atkins, Forest Service Fuels for Schools Program Manager, 200 E. Broadway, Box 7669, Missoula, MT 59807, 406-329-3134, FAX: 329-3132, datkins@fs.fed.us.
Headquarters Office
Steven Yaddof One Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53726-2398 Email: syaddof@fs.fed.us Phone: 608-231-9200 Fax: 608-231-9310
Website Address
http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us
Financial Information
Account Identification
12-1105-0-1-302.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 08 not reported.; FY 09 est $5,000,000; FY 10 est $5,000,000 - FY 2011 estimated funding, $5,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not established at this time.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

 



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