Regional Biomass Energy Programs


This program is designed to help meet the goal of significantly increasing America's use of fuels, chemicals, materials, and power made from domestic biomass on a sustainable basis. This is a Congressionally-directed project. Funding is not available to the general public.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Department of Energy Act of 1977, Public Law 91-95; Water Development Appropriations Act, Public Law 500-99.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Profit organizations; private nonprofit institutions/organizations; intrastate, interstate, State and local government agencies, and universities may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Profit organizations; private nonprofit institutions/organizations; intrastate, interstate, State and local government agencies, universities will benefit.
Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 200 subpart E. 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. This is a Congressionally-directed program. Application forms must be downloaded from the specific funding opportunity announcement posted on the website at and submitted per instructions in the funding opportunity announcement. Submission deadlines will be published in the funding opportunity announcement at It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify successful transmission.
Award Procedure
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
> 180 Days. Varies.
Not Applicable.
> 180 Days. Renewals are subject to review by the headquarters program office and subject to the availability for funds.
How are proposals selected?
This is a Congressionally-directed program. Merit of the proposal is determined by: (1) Technical relevance to program objectives; (2) potential contribution of the feedstock or conversion process to the energy needs of the region; (3) environmental and employment considerations; and (4) amount of cost-sharing by recipient.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance may be used to develop and transfer any of several biomass energy technologies to the scientific and industrial communities. For regional programs, such technologies will be appropriate for the needs and resources of particular regions of the United States.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No reports are required.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. Audit procedures will follow 2 CFR 200 subpart F for all recipients other than for-profit entities, which will follow 2 CFR 910.501 audit rules.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. Cost sharing is not required however cost sharing is strongly encouraged.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Awards are executed by DOE EERE Golden Field Office.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
James Cash 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80401 Email: Phone: 240-562-1456
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0 - This program has not been funded since at least 2010, and it is unlikely that it will be funded in future periods.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR 200 as amended by 2 CFR 910.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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