Fossil Energy Research and Development

 

The mission of the Fossil Energy (FE) Research and Development is to promote the development and use of environmentally and economically superior technologies for supply,conversion, delivery, utilization and reliability constraints of producing and using fossil fuels. These activities will involve cooperation with industry, DOE Laboratories, universities, states, and other government agencies. Success in this mission will benefit the Nation through lower energy costs, reduced environmental impact, increased technology exports, and reduced dependence on insecure energy sources.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
81.089
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: 100 projects awarded. Fiscal Year 2015: Estimated 105 projects awarded. Fiscal Year 2016: 73 projected awards.
Authorization
Public Law 95-91 DOE Organization Act of 1977, as amended by Public Law 109-58 Energy Policy Act 2005. Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-557; Energy Policy and Conservation Act, Public Law 94-163.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
States, local governments, universities, governmental entities, consortia, nonprofit institutions, commercial corporations, joint Federal/Industry corporations, U.S. Territories, and individuals are eligible to apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federal, State, local governments, universities, consortia, nonprofit institutions, commercial corporations, joint Federal/Industry corporations, and individuals will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation
Prior successful research and development experience in the fossil energy field and related areas. 2 CFR 200 Subpart E-Cost Principles applies to this program. 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 not applicable. 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. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Adminstrative 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 web-site: http://www.grants.gov. Unsolicited Proposals (USP) should be submitted in accordance with the instructions posted at the following web site: http://www.netl.doe.gov/business/usp/USPGuide.pdf
This program is subject to the provisions of FAR 15.6.
Award Procedure
DOE opportunity announcement set forth award procedures. Unsolicited proposals will be evaluated by DOE personnel assigned to the specific area with merit reviews as required. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Deadlines
Dec 30, 2012: Deadlines are subject to change, Please check with contact person(s) listed. Deadlines vary and are subject to change. There are deadlines stated in the financial assistance opportunity announcement (FOA) posted at http://www.grants.gov For USP, there are no deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 90 to 180 days.
Appeals
None.
Renewals
Awards may be amended or extended as required.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria varies according to the specific funding opportunity announcements. Typically the selection criteria includes criteria related to merit of the technical work proposed, the reasonableness and thoroughness of the technical approach, the quality of the technical capabilities, facilities and personnel involved in the scope of work, and the thoroughness of the project management plan.
How may assistance be used?
Emphasis is on fundamental and applied research and technology development .
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Quarterly progress and financial reports are required. The final scientific/technical report is typically due within 90 calendar days after the grant or cooperative agreement project period ends. No cash reports are required. Quarterly progress and financial reports are required. The final scientific/technical report is due within 90 calendar days after the grant or cooperative agreement project period ends. TBD. TBD.
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. In addition, audits will be performed periodically to ensure funds have been applied in accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Such audits may include a project cost verification, on overhead rate review, and/or a final closeout audit
Records
Required by grant and cooperative agreement award document.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Varies with each award instrument (grant, cooperative agreement, interagency agreement, etc). MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The time period for a grant or cooperative agreement is dependent upon FOA and the individual project award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: TBD.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. National Energy Technology Laboratory, Acquisition & Assistance Division; P.O. Box 10940, Mail Stop 921-107, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA; 15236-0940. For Unsolicited Proposals, E-mail John Augustine at john.augustine@netl.doe.gov.
Headquarters Office
Miranda Johnson, 1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20623 Email: Miranda.Johnson@hq.doe.gov Phone: (202) 586- 7661.
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
89-0224-0-1-271.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $535,511,992; FY 15 est $547,043,033; and FY 16 est $495,360,004
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Award size varies according to the funding opportunity announcement . A majority of the active projects are in the range from $200,000 to $10,000,000+.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
DOE Assistance Regulations, 2 CFR 910; Federal Acquisition Regulation 15.6, Unsolicited Proposals; Guide to Unsolicited Proposals:http:// www.netl.doe.gov/business/ups/unsol.html
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Pre-and Post-Combustion CO2 Capture and Gasificatiohn Technology Research, Development and Testing at a Scale of > 0.01 MWe < MWe. Fiscal Year 2015: Advanced Materials and Methods for Mitigating Wellbore Leaks; Simulation Initiative for High Efficiency Carbon Management Systems. Fiscal Year 2016: High-hydrogen Syngas Production.

 


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