Farm-to-Fleet Feedstock Program Biofuel Production Incentive
The objectives of BFP is to have the capability to produce ready drop-in replacement advance biofuels meeting military specifications at a price competitive with petroleum; provide geographically diverse locations for ready market access; and will not have a significant impact on the supply of agricultural commodities for the production of food. This will allow the Federal government to cooperate with the industry to create a strong demand signal and to make targeted investments to achieve the necessary production capacity required for a robust domestic advance drop-in biofuels industry.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
D - Direct Payments With Unrestricted Use
Section 5(e) says that CCC may "Increase the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities (other than tobacco) by expanding or aiding in the expansion of domestic markets or by developing or aiding in the development of new and additional markets, marketing facilities, and uses for such commodities"., Title CCC Charter Act, Section 5(e)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
The loans are awarded by the government to the Fuel Industry.
On March 30, 2011, President Barack Obama directed the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Navy (DON), and the Department of Energy to work with private industry to create advanced drop-in biofuels that will power both the Department of Defense (DOD) and private sector transportation throughout America. On June 25, 2011, the Secretary of Agriculture approved the Memorandum of Understanding. The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) will subsidize the production of the bio-based jet fuel for this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Loans will be awarded based on approved contracts.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Assistance is used to help bio-fuel production.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Records will be maintained for three years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The assistance is awarded yearly. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
USDA, FSA, Conservation Division, Energy Programs
Washington, DC 20250 USA
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 18$17,786,639.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$47,927,461.00; - This is an Accrue and Pay program. Obligations are based on when payments have been processed.
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