Energy Governance and Reform Programs

 

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) programs support improved energy sector governance and transparency, technical engagement to build awareness of the challenges involved in developing unconventional resources, and power sector reform and development to support the expansion of access to electricity. Together, these programs counter poverty and lack of development resulting from a lack of access to energy, poor resource development, or both. The programs support both ENR’s global diplomatic engagement to strengthen U.S. energy security and specific Administration energy initiatives.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
19.027
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of Energy Resources
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants); Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2013: The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) programs support improved energy sector governance and transparency, technical engagement to build awareness of the challenges involved in developing unconventional resources, and power sector reform and development to support the expansion of access to electricity. Together, these programs counter poverty and lack of development resulting from a lack of access to energy, poor resource development, or both. The programs support both ENR’s global diplomatic engagement to strengthen U.S. energy security and specific Administration energy initiatives, including Connecting the Americas 2022, the U.S.-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership, and Power Africa. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Authorization
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Section 634A, Public Law 113-6.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
See full announcement at www.grants.gov.
Beneficiary Eligibility
See full announcement at www.grants.gov.
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. See full announcement at www.grants.gov
Award Procedure
See full announcement at www.grants.gov.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Attempt to complete approval process within 90 days but may vary by grant. See full announcement at www.grants.gov.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Generally grants are for one year but may vary by program. See full announcement at www.grants.gov.
How are proposals selected?
See full announcement at www.grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
The Bureau of Energy Resources works with recipients to implement international activities that support improved energy sector governance and transparency,

See full announcement at www.grants.gov. Not applicable.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Quarterly reports typically required. See full announcement at www.grants.gov. SF-425 is required.
See full announcement at www.grants.gov. Progress reports typically required. See full announcement at www.grants.gov. Expenditure reports are required. Performance monitoring typically required. See full announcement at www.grants.gov.
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. Large grant recipients are encouraged to have annual audits.
Records
Records are to be retained for three years after the recipient sends in the final report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Generally grants are for one year but may vary by program. See full announcement at www.grants.gov. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Clare T. Murphy 2201 C St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037 Email: murphyct@state.gov Phone: 2026479158
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
19-7234-1-0-370 - 1972341037.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 13 $1,800,000; FY 14 est $1,800,000; and FY 15 est $1,800,000 - FY 2014 and 2015 figures are estimated.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$500,000-$600,000 to date; will vary.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
More information on the Bureau of Energy Resources is available at: http://www.state.gov/e/enr/
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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