Fossil Energy Research And Development
OFFICE OF FOSSIL ENERGY, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
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 94163.
The mission of the Fossil Energy (FE) Research and Development program 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 and States. 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.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).
Uses and Use Restrictions
Emphasis is on applied research and technology development.
States, local governments, universities, governmental entities, consortia, nonprofit institutions, commercial corporations, joint Federal/Industry corporations, U.S. Territories, and individuals are eligible to apply.
Federal, State, local governments, universities, consortia, nonprofit institutions, commercial corporations, joint Federal/Industry corporations, and individuals will benefit.
Prior successful research and development experience in the fossil energy field and related areas.
Application and Award Process
For competitive announcements, the applicant should follow the procedures listed in the specific funding opportunity announcement posted on the http://Grants.gov web-site. In the case of Unsolicited Proposals, DOE encourages potential submitters to consult with program personnel before an extensive effort is expended in preparing a detailed proposal. For construction under demonstration projects, an environmental impact statement/assessment is required in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
The application forms must be downloaded from the specific funding opportunity announcement posted on the http://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 10 CFR 600 and FAR 15.6.
DOE solicitations sets forth award procedures. Unsolicited proposals will be evaluated by DOE personnel assigned to the specific area with peer reviews as required. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
None for USP. For others the deadline is stated in the financial assistance opportunity announcement (FOA) posted at http://www.grants.gov
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 90 to 180 days.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Varies with each grant/cooperative agreement.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The time period for a grant or cooperative agreement is dependent upon the individual project submitted.
Post Assistance Requirements
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.
Possible project audit, overhead rate audit, final closeout audit. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations." Non-federal entities that expend $500,000 or more of federal funds within their fiscal year shall have an audit made for that year in accordance with this Circular. For commercial (for-profit) organizations, audits should be performed in accordance with 10 CFR 600.126(c) and/or 10 CFR 600.316.
Required by grant/assistance award document.
(Grants and Cooperative Agreements) FY 07 $470,065,442; FY 08 est $400,976,553; and FY 09 est $568,130,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$10,000 to $10,000,000/Average: $2,000,000.
In fiscal year 2007, 869 financial assistance actions were processed including new awards and amendments.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
DOE Assistance Regulations, 10 CFR 600; Federal Acquisition Regulation 15.6, Unsolicited Proposals; Guide to Unsolicited Proposals: http://www.netl.doe.gov/business/usp/unsol.html
Regional or Local Office
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Energy, Fossil Energy Program, Maria Jones, 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W., Mail Stop FE-3, Washington, D.C. Contact: Telephone: (202) 586-1890 or Maria.Jones@hq.doe.gov.
Web Site Address
81.057, University Coal Research
Examples of Funded Projects
Membrane Process to Sequester CO2 From Power Plant Flue Gas; Demonstration of Mer-Cure Technology for Enhanced Mercury Control; Investigation of Hydrogen Fueled Internal Combustion Engine; Promote Increase Use of U.S. Clean Coal and Energy Technologies Collaboration and Transfer; Critical Energy Issues in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Other Regions; and Clean Energy Collaboration to Further Global Energy Security and Emissions Reduction.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
(1) Technical merit; (2) priority of technical work relating to proposal; (3) relevance to current program objectives; (4) cost-benefit judgment; and (5) amount of cost-sharing by potential recipient.