Biomass Research and Development Initiative

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Biomass Research and Development Initiative: The USDA's, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment (IBCE) and the Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Golden Field Office, Bioenergy Technologies Office announce the interagency Program to support the development of a biomass-based industry in the United States, as originally established in Section 9001(a) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) (Pub. L. 110-246), re-authorized the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) financial assistance program by amending section 9008 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (FSRIA), as amended, (Pub. L. 107-171) (7 U.S.C. 8108). Collaboration between DOE and USDA on BRDI is directed under section 9008(e)(1) of FSRIA, as amended. Additionally, DOE provides funds guided by certain administrative provisions of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Section 9008(e)(3) of FSRIA provides direction and guidance on the technical areas as described in BRDI. The technical areas are: (A) Feedstocks development, (B) Biofuels and biobased products development, and (C) Biofuels development analysis.
Federal Grant Title: Biomass Research and Development Initiative
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Grant Categories: Agriculture Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Mandatory
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-9008-004957
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.312
CFDA Descriptions: Biomass Research and Development Initiative Competitive Grants Program (BRDI)
Current Application Deadline: Jul 27, 2015 Concept Paper Due Date: 03/27/2015,
Original Application Deadline: Jul 27, 2015 Concept Paper Due Date: 03/27/2015,
Posted Date: Feb 26, 2015
Creation Date: Feb 26, 2015
Archive Date: Aug 26, 2015
Total Program Funding: $8,700,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: none
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
All entities listed under Section 9008(e)(5) of FSRIA, as amended (7 U.S.C. 8108(e)(5)), are eligible to apply. Eligible entities are:
(A) An institution of higher education;
(B) A National Laboratory;
(C) A Federal research agency;
(D) A State research agency;
(E) A private sector entity;
(F) A nonprofit organization; or
(G) A consortium of 2 or more entities described in (A) through (F) above.
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