Operation and Maintenance of the Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI)

The summary for the Operation and Maintenance of the Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Operation and Maintenance of the Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI): The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is seeking proposals from qualified organizations or institutions to enter into a cooperative agreement with BSEE for five years beginning October 1, 2013. This project will be a collaborative venture with the Recipient, including substantial involvement of the BSEE and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Funds of up to $5 million will be made available for the operation of the Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI) through this cooperative agreement during this 5-year period. BSEE will accept proposals for the establishment of an institute that will facilitate research and development, training of federal workers on identification and verification of Best Available and Safest Technology (BAST), and implementation of operational improvements in the areas of offshore drilling safety and environmental protection, blowout containment and oil spill response. OESI will be a collaborative initiative involving government, academia and scientific experts. The recipient institution(s) receiving the award will be responsible for managing OESI, providing input on yearly objectives, conducting certain work to further the attainment of those objectives, and being a focal point for collaboration on issues within the OESI mandate.
Federal Grant Title: Operation and Maintenance of the Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI)
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Grant Categories: Environment Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: E13AS00001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.441
CFDA Descriptions: Safety and Environmental Enforcement Research and Data Collection for Offshore Energy and Mineral Activities
Current Application Deadline: Jul 29, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Jul 29, 2013
Posted Date: May 29, 2013
Creation Date: Jun 11, 2013
Archive Date: Aug 28, 2013
Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $5,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $3,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
Dominique Bruce Procurement Analyst Phone 7037871342

Point-of-Contact for questions about this program announcement [dominique.bruce@bsee.gov]
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