Minority Economic Impact

 

The program's primary focus is to engage minority serving institutions (MSIs) in DOE mission activities, collaborative research projects throughout the DOE, and future workforce development. Additionally, the office has the duty and responsibility to advise the Secretary on the effect of energy policies, regulations and other actions of the Department and its components on minorities and minority business enterprises and on ways to insure minorities are afforded an opportunity to participate fully in the energy programs of the Department. The office also has the duty to develop and disseminate information on energy programs to minority business enterprises, minority educational institutions and other appropriate minority organizations and to develop technical assistance programs to assist minority businesses in establishing and expanding energy-related business opportunities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
81.137
Federal Agency/Office
Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants; B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2015 Provided scholarships, supported pre-college Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program and funded Sustainable Campus Community Initiative. Provided support to minority business enterprises , programs to assist minority business enterprises in energy related businesses , provide technical assistance programs to encourage, promote, and assist minority business enterprises in establishing and expanding energy-related business opportunities which are located in minority communities and that can provide jobs to workers in such communities, provide a national information clearinghouse which will develop and disseminate information on the aspects of energy programs to minority business enterprises, and other appropriate minority organizations.
Fiscal Year 2016 Plan to provide scholarships, support pre-college Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program and fund Sustainable Campus Community Initiative. Plan to provide support to minority business enterprises , programs to assist minority business enterprises energy-related businesses, provide technical assistance programs to encourage, promote, and assist minority business enterprises in establishing and expanding energy-related business opportunities which are located in minority communities and that can provide jobs to workers in such communities, provide a national information clearinghouse which will develop and disseminate information on the aspects of energy programs to minority business enterprises, and other appropriate minority organizations 1000000.00
Fiscal Year 2017 Provided cooperative agreements or continued support to 12 Minority Serving Institutions. Some examples of support include scholarships, pre-college Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) programs and fund Sustainable Campus Community Initiatives. The managed the Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program which gave over 50 students a paid summer internship with DOE HQ and laboratories. Also provided support to several workshops and educational seminars to promote and assist minority business enterprises in establishing and expanding energy-related business opportunities which are located in minority communities and that can provide jobs to workers in such communities
Fiscal Year 2018 Plan to provide scholarships, support pre-college Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program and fund Sustainable Campus Community Initiative. Plan to provide support to minority business enterprises , programs to assist minority business enterprises energy-related businesses, provide technical assistance programs to encourage, promote, and assist minority business enterprises in establishing and expanding energy-related business opportunities which are located in minority communities and that can provide jobs to workers in such communities, provide a national information clearinghouse which will develop and disseminate information on the aspects of energy programs to minority business enterprises, and other appropriate minority organizations
Authorization
Executive Order 13515, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, October 14, 2009 as amended
Executive Order 13592, Tribal Colleges and Universities, December 8, 2011 as amended
Executive Order 13532, President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, October 19, 2010, as amended
National Energy Conservation Act, Title NECPA, Section 641, Public Law -95-619, 42 U.S.C. 7141
Executive Order 13532, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, February 26, 2010, as amended
The Office of Minority Economic Impact (OMEI) was established in Fiscal Year 1979 pursuant to Section 641 Title VI, Part 3 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (Public Law 95-619) dated November 9, 1978.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Serving Institutions, and non-profit institutions servicing HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, and AAPIs. Additionally, minority business enterprises, and organizations the primary purpose which is to assist in the development of those communities will be able to participate in the research, development, demonstration, and contract activities of the Department.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The general public, scientists, researchers, student/trainee, graduate students, institutions of higher learning, DOE, minority business enterprises, and organizations the primary purpose which is to assist in the development of those communities and other US government agencies will benefit. Middle and high school will also benefit due to the institutions of higher learning's programs supported by DOE.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Various
Deadlines
Were given a deadline to complete by 7 Sep 2018 per Terri Diehl
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
From 30 to 60 days.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Financial support, in whole or in part, may be provided for salaries, stipends, materials and supplies, equipment, travel, publication and training, and services required for conducting research, training, and related activities. Funding is provided for the purpose of exploring an idea that does not duplicate work already in progress or contemplated by DOE, is not already known to DOE, or has previously unrecognized merit. Restrictions on the use of funds depend on grant provisions.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Not applicable.
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
Two Years Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
John Shea
1000 Independence Ave. SW.
Washtington, DC 20585 US
john.shea@hq.doe.gov
Phone: 2025867898
Fax: 2025863075

James Hendrix
1000 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20585 USA
james.hendrix@hq.doe.gov
Phone: 240-690-1450
Fax: 202-586-3075
Website Address
http://energy.gov/diversity
Financial Information
Account Identification
89-0228-0-1-050
Obligations
(Formula Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 18$1,009,000.00; FY 19 est $1,009,000.00; FY 20 est $2,000,000.00; FY 17$1,370,961.00; FY 16$75,000.00; FY 15$1,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
10 CFR Part 602, 605, 733; 2 CFR 200, 910; PL95-224; PL106-107; DOE Guide to Financial Assistance.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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