Biomass Research and Development Initiative

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Federal Grant Title: Biomass Research and Development Initiative
Federal Agency Name: Headquarters
Grant Categories: Energy
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-PS36-06GO96002P
Type of Funding: Grant Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 81.087
CFDA Descriptions: Renewable Energy Research and Development
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Apr 03, 2006 In order for the Biomass Program to meetprogrammatic requirements.
Posted Date: Nov 07, 2005
Creation Date: Nov 07, 2005
Archive Date: Jul 03, 2006
Total Program Funding: $14,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Except as notedbelow, all types of domestic applicants are eligible to apply, exceptnonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the InternalRevenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31,
Grant Description
DESCRIPTION: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)and the U.S. Department ofAgriculture (USDA) jointly solicit applications for financial assistanceaddressing research, development, and demonstration of biomass basedproducts,bioenergy, biofuels and related processes. This funding opportunity,hereinreferred to as the ?solicitation,? is intended to promote greaterinnovationand development related to biomass, and to support the Biomass ResearchDevelopment Act of 2000, the Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003 andFederalpolicy calling for greater use of biomass-based products, feedstockproduction,and processing and conversion.Applications for this Funding Opportunity Announcement must be accessed,completed, and submitted through Grants.gov at http://www.grants.gov to beconsidered for award. Questions regarding the content of the announcementshould be submitted through the ?Submit Question? feature of the DOEIndustryInteracitve Procurement System (IIPS) at http://e-center.doe.gov.VERY IMPORTANT ? In order to access, complete, and submit applications inGrants.gov, you will first need to install PureEdge Viewer on yourcomputer.For a free version of the software, visit the following Web site:http://www.grants.gov/DownloadViewer.To access the application forms, go to http://www.grants.gov, select ?ApplyforGrants,? and then select ?Download Application Package?. Enter the fundingopportunity number located on the cover of this announcement and select?Download Package.? Click on ?Download? under ?Application?. (You mayalsoclick on ?Download? under ?Instructions? to download the FundingOpportunityAnnouncement. DOE will not issue paper copies of the announcement.)To complete and submit applications through Grants.gov, there are severalone-time actions you must complete (e.g., obtain a Dun and Bradstreet DataUniversal Numbering System (DUNS) number, register with the CentralContractRegistry (CCR), install the PureEdge Viewer, register with the credentialprovider, and register with Grants.gov).It is highly recommended that you read through Appendix B of the FundingOpportunity Announcement prior to starting the registration process, asthisinformation will assist you in making the process as seamless as possible.Itis important to follow the steps in the order outlined in Appendix B,allowingthe time specified between each of the steps.Applicants who are not yet registered should allow at least 14 days tocompletethe registration process. Applicants are highly encouraged to register withGrants.gov as soon as possible. Should you have questions regarding theoperation of Grants.gov, please contact the Grants.gov Contact Center atsupport@grants.gov or 1-800-518-4726. Contact Center hours of operation areMonday - Friday from 7:00am to 9:00pm Eastern Standard Time.At the end of the description, add:Applications for this Funding Opportunity Announcement must be accessed,completed, and submitted through Grants.gov at http://www.grants.gov to beconsidered for award. Questions regarding the content of the announcementshould be submitted through the ?Submit Question? feature of the DOEIndustryInteracitve Procurement System (IIPS) at http://e-center.doe.gov.VERY IMPORTANT ? In order to access, complete, and submit applications inGrants.gov, you will first need to install PureEdge Viewer on yourcomputer.For a free version of the software, visit the following Web site:http://www.grants.gov/DownloadViewer.To access the application forms, go to http://www.grants.gov, select ?ApplyforGrants,? and then select ?Download Application Package?. Enter the fundingopportunity number located on the cover of this announcement and select?Download Package.? Click on ?Download? under ?Application?. (You mayalsoclick on ?Download? under ?Instructions? to download the FundingOpportunityAnnouncement. DOE will not issue paper copies of the announcement.)To complete and submit applications through Grants.gov, there are severalone-time actions you must complete (e.g., obtain a Dun and Bradstreet DataUniversal Numbering System (DUNS) number, register with the CentralContractRegistry (CCR), install the PureEdge Viewer, register with the credentialprovider, and register with Grants.gov).It is highly recommended that you read through Appendix B of the FundingOpportunity Announcement prior to starting the registration process, asthisinformation will assist you in making the process as seamless as possible.Itis important to follow the steps in the order outlined in Appendix B,allowingthe time specified between each of the steps.Applicants who are not yet registered should allow at least 14 days tocompletethe registration process. Applicants are highly encouraged to register withGrants.gov as soon as possible. Should you have questions regarding theoperation of Grants.gov, please contact the Grants.gov Contact Center atsupport@grants.gov or 1-800-518-4726. Contact Center hours of operation areMonday - Friday from 7:00am to 9:00pm Eastern StandardTime.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON ELIGIBILITY: EnergyPolicy Act EligibilityRequirements. Required for programs covered under Title XX through XXIIIofEPACT.Section 2306 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) [42 U.S.C. 13525]imposescertain eligibility requirements on awards made under this program. Inorderto make an award to an applicant that is a business entity, other than anon-profit organization of the type described in section 501(c)(3) of theInternal Revenue Code of 1954, DOE must determine that the applicant?sparticipation will be in the economic interest of the United States andthatthe applicant is either a U.S. owned company or is incorporated ororganizedunder the laws of any State and that its parent company is incorporated ororganized under the laws of a country that affords: (1) to U.S. ownedcompaniesopportunities comparable to those afforded to any other company toparticipatein government-supported joint ventures in energy research and developmentandin local investment opportunities; and (2) adequate and effectiveprotectionfor intellectual property rights of the U. S. owned companies. Eligibleapplicants must be able to meet these two tests. (See Section IV.E forsubmission of EPACT Representation.)Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Contractors.FFRDCapplicants are not eligible for an award under DOE Topic area 1. A list oftheFFRDC contractors is available athttp://www.nsf.gov/sbe/srs/ffrdc/start.htm.However, an application that includes performance of a portion of the workby aFFRDC contractor will be evaluated and considered for award. (See PartVIII).FFRDC participation will be limited to 50%.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Visit this URL to view the Opportunity
https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/UNID/C2D6EAD8316FFEE5852570AD0077A88F?OpenDocument
Grant Announcement Contact
Contact the DOE Contract Officer with questionsregarding the funding opportunity Mary.Hartford@go.doe.gov Mary Hartford
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