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Conservation Research and Development

Conservation or Energy Efficiency
Number: 81.086
Agency: Department of Energy

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
81.086 Conservation Research and Development
Federal Agency (030):
Department of Energy
Authorization (040):
Public Law 95-911 and Public Law 97-377; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, as amended; Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-577.
Objectives (050):
To conduct a balanced, long-term research effort in Buildings Technologies, Industrial Technologies, Vehicle Technologies, and Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies. Grants will be offered on a competitive basis to develop and transfer various energy conservation technologies to the nonfederal sector.
Submission deadlines will be published in the funding opportunity announcements at http://www.grants.gov.
Types of Assistance (060):
Project Grants; Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Assistance may be used in the form of cooperative agreements, or grants to nonprofit institutions and organizations to develop and transfer energy conservation technologies to the scientific and industrial communities, States, and local governments.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Profit organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, State and local governments may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Profit organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, State and local governments benefit.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedures (092):
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. The application forms must be downloaded from the specific funding opportunity announcement posted on the grants.gov website at http://www.grants.gov/ and submitted per instructions in the funding oppportunity announcement.
Award Procedure (093):
All applications which pass an initial review will receive an objective merit review. The objective merit review will be based on evaluation criteria set forth in the competitive solicitation or criteria set forth in 10 CFR Part 600 for Unsolicited Proposals. Evaluations will be conducted by Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) program personnel at DOE Headquarters in Washington, DC. This responsibility may also be delegated to DOE Field Offices. Final decisions will be made by the EERE Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretaries, and the Director of the Federal Energy Management Program.
Deadlines (094):
Not Applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Submission deadlines will be published in the funding opportunity announcements at http://www.grants.gov
From 60 to 120 days.
Appeals (096):
None.
Renewals (097):
Grants may be modified or extended.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: This program has statutorily required cost share percentages based on project type:
Education & Outreach 0%, Research & Development 20%, Demonstration 50%.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Award project periods range from 2 months to 2 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No additional information is provided.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Quarterly progress and expenditure reports, and a final report at the conclusion of the grant time period. As previously mentioned quarterly expenditure reports, and a final report at the conclusion of the grant time period are required. No performance monitoring is required.
Audits (112):
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 for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Audit requirements need to comply with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and DOE procurement procedures as well as with 10 CFR 600.
Records (113):
None.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 12 $188,263,801; FY 13 est $75,131,687; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Varies.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: Projects in Advanced Manufacturing, Buildings Technologies, Vehicles Technologies, Solid State Lighting, etc. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
The following list represents an overview of regulations, guidelines, and literature: EERE Federal Register notices; EERE Solicitations, which may be accessed through the EERE homepage at: http://www.eere.energy.gov; DOE Financial Assistance Regulations (10 CFR 600); and the DOE Guide to Financial Assistance, both of which may be accessed through the DOE Office of Management home page at http://www.management.energy.gov/policy_guidance/financial_assistance.htm
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
None. Golden Field Office
1617 Cole Blvd
Golden Colorado 80401
(720) 356-1800
Building Technologies, Industrial Technologies, and Fuel Cells and Infrastructure.
Headquarters Office (152):
James Cash 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden, Colorado 80401 Email: james.cash@go.doe.gov Phone: 720-356-1456
Website Address (153):
http://www.eere.energy.gov
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: Projects in Advanced Manufacturing, Buildings Technologies, Vehicles Technologies, Solid State Lighting, etc. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Selection will be based on an objective merit review, program policy factors, the availability of funds, provisions of appropriation law and reports and as otherwise specified in specific solicitation document(s).