Laboratory Equipment Donation Program
To assist United States institutions of higher education in equipping their science and engineering laboratories for energy-related research and/or instructional purposes.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, Section 31(a) and (b), as amended, Public Law 83-703, 68 Stat. 919, 42 U.S.C. 2051; Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, Title I, Section 107, Public Law 93-438, 88 Stat. 1240, 42 U.S.C. 5817; Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, as amended, Public Law 95-91, 42 U.S.C. 7101.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Nonprofit educational institutions of higher learning, such as universities, colleges, junior colleges, hospitals, and technical institutes or museums located in the United States and interested in establishing or upgrading energy oriented educational and research programs in the life, physical, and environmental sciences and engineering may apply. All LEDP program applicants are required to provide a statement that validates their capabilities to use the requested scientific equipment. The program reserves the right to deny an applicants' request if it appears that the applicants' ability to successfully use the equipment is lacking.
Nonprofit institutions of higher education benefit.
Institutions complete the on-line application. This application includes: (1) Identification of institution and school and/or department where equipment would be used; (2) the objectives to be met through use of the equipment; (3) a detailed listing of the equipment requested; (4) a brief description of energy-oriented course offerings and numbers of graduate and undergraduate students enrolled; (5) data on qualifications of faculty members to make effective use of the equipment; (6) reference to any prior grant for equipment (financial or otherwise) to the same or to a related department; (7) the name and title of the person preparing the application. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. The guideline and application are on the website. The application will be automatically submitted to the appropriate DOE field office via electronic mail.
Award is on basis of first-received, first- qualified proposal.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 15 to 30 days. From 30 days.
From 1 to 15 days. A written appeal must be submitted within 15 days after a freeze is placed on an item.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Used energy-related laboratory equipment is granted to nonprofit educational institutions of higher learning for use in energy-oriented research or instructional programs in the life, physical, and environmental sciences and engineering. The donated equipment must remain in the United States.
The donated equipment must not be sold.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
At the end of the first year of use, institution must report on the manner in which equipment was used in establishment, expansion, or enhancement of energy research and/or energy related courses. Cash reports are not applicable. At the end of the first year of use, institution must report on the manner in which equipment was used in establishment, expansion, or enhancement of energy research and/or energy related courses. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Donor Equipment Award Information, and item ID Number.
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
Not Applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. For DOE Operations Offices, see the "List Equipment." On "LIst Equipment" enter the item control number and hit "submit." This will bring up the individual to contact at the site where the specific piece of equipment is located.
Vera A. O'Connor 1000 Independence Ave., SW
, Washington, District of Columbia 20585 Email: email@example.com
Phone: (202) 586-9742 Fax: (202) 586-0019.
(Use of Property, Facilities, and Equipment) FY 14 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable - Not applicable.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The "Laboratory Equipment Donation Program (LEDP) Guidelines" are available via the Internet at http://www.osti.gov/ledp/index.jsp. The grantee must not sell or place DOE donated equipment on eBay for sale.
Examples of Funded Projects