Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Information Dissemination, Outreach, Training and Technical Analysis/Assistance

 

The Department of Energy (DOE) seeks to provide financial assistance for information dissemination, outreach, training and related technical analysis/assistance which will: (1) stimulate increased energy efficiency in transportation, buildings, industry and the Federal sector and encourage increased use of renewable and alternative energy; and (2) accelerate the adoption of new technologies to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable and alternative energy through the competitive solicitation of applications.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
81.117
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Education, Outreach, and Technology Transfer projects. Fiscal Year 2015: Education, Outreach, and Technology Transfer projects. Fiscal Year 2016: Education, Outreach, and Technology Transfer projects.
Authorization
Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 5813(6)(7)(8); ARRA 2009, 42 U.S.C 5813 (6-8); Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, 42 U.S.C 712; Energy Policy Act 1992 , 42 U.S.C 13231.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Profit organizations, individuals, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, State and local governments, Native American organizations, Alaskan Native corporations and universities may apply. DOE Laboratories are not eligible.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Profit organizations, individuals, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, State and local governments, Native American organizations, Alaskan Native corporations and universities benefit.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The application forms must be downloaded from the specific funding opportunity announcement posted on the grants.gov website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/ and http://www.grants.gov/. A separate application must be submitted for each DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Program Area of Interest.
Award Procedure
All applications which pass an initial review will receive an objective merit review. Objective Merit Review Committees will evaluate applications based on the evaluation criteria set forth in the competitive solicitation. After the Merit Review Committee has completed its evaluations, an EERE Office Director or other Program Official will evaluate the applications against program policy factors set forth in the competitive solicitation. Final decisions will be made by the EERE Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretaries, and the Director of the Federal Energy Management Program.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. None.
Appeals
Unsuccessful applicants are entitled to a debriefing by DOE program officials with a clear explanation of why the proposal was not accepted for funding.
Renewals
Renewals are subject to review by the headquarters program office and subject to the availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
Selection will be based on an objective merit review recommendation, program policy factors, the amount of funds available, provisions of appropriation law and reports and as otherwise specified in the solicitation document at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.
How may assistance be used?
Financial assistance is provided in support of the program objectives as described in a single competitive solicitation or multiple competitive solicitations. The solicitation(s) will provide funding in various program areas within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Solar, Wind and Hydropower, Geothermal, Biomass, Industrial Technologies, FreedomCAR, Building Technologies, Weatherization and Intergovernmental, Federal Energy Management Program, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Restrictions on use of funds depend on the provisions of the specific project agreement.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Quarterly progress reports, and a final report at the conclusion of the grant time period. Quarterly expenditure reports, and a final report at the conclusion of the grant time period. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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. Costs incurred are subject to audit throughout the grant period and before final close-out per 2 CFR 200 subpart F (for other than for-profit entities). For-profit recipients are subject to the audit requirements in 2 CFR 910.501.
Records
A grantee is expected to maintain auditable records to substantiate the total costs incurred under the grant per 2 CFR 200.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length and time phasing of assistance will vary with the program phase and activity. The maximum term of awards varies among the Program Areas of Interest and ranges from 6 months to 5 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released through the Electronic Transfer System. Annual budget periods are set by each grantee within parameters setablished by DOE.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
James Cash 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80401 Email: james.cash@ee.doe.gov Phone: 240-562-1456
Website Address
http://www.eere.energy.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
89-0321-0-1-270.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $27,078,026; FY 15 est $12,737,241; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Vary.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The following list represents an overview of regulations, guidelines, and literature: EERE Federal Register notices; EERE Solicitations, which may be accessed through the EERE homepage at: http://www.eere.energy.gov; DOE Financial Assistance Regulations (2 CFR 200 as amended by 2 CFR 910); and the DOE Guide to Financial Assistance, both of which may be accessed through the DOE Office of Management home page at http://management.energy.gov/policy_guidance.htm
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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