Regional Biomass Energy Programs
OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, as amended, Public Law 95-91; Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, Public Law 99-500.
Help meet the President's 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.
Types of Assistance
Uses and Use Restrictions
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.
Profit organizations; private nonprofit institutions/organizations; intrastate, interstate, State and local government agencies, and universities may apply.
Profit organizations; private nonprofit institutions/organizations; intrastate, interstate, State and local government agencies, universities will benefit.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.
Application and Award Process
The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This is a Congressionally-directed program. Financial assistance application forms can be downloaded from http://www.grants.gov
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula, but cost sharing is encouraged and is a factor in the award decision process.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly progress and expenditure reports. Final report at conclusion.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
FY 07 $395,000; FY 08 est $75,131; and FY 09 est $90,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The development of biomass energy technologies have been advanced on a regional basis.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
To determine how to submit an application and find out about other government procurement rules and regulations, please visit the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project Management Center website at https://www.eere-pmc.energy.gov
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Office of Biomass Program, EE-2E, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: (202) 586-8798.
Web Site Address
81.087, Renewable Energy Research And Development
Examples of Funded Projects
Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Great Lakes, and Western Regional Biomass Energy Programs received funding.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
This is a Congressionally-directed program. Minimal funding is available to the general public. 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.