Fiscal Year 2017: The Applied Science program funded a study to develop low-cost green technologies to remediate and restore acid mine drainage (AMD) and impacted soil.
The Acid Mine Drainage Technology Initiative conduct studies to better understand the selenium sorption in coal mine drainage.
The Program have been fund projects that addressed critical challenges in coal production by investing in applied science projects, or studies, that advance technologies and practices specific to coal mined sites for more comprehensive ecosystem restoration.
These project included reforestation and reclamation for the protection and enhancement/recovery of threatened and endangered bat species, and mapping and hydrologic assessment of flooded/flooding abandoned underground mines.
Fiscal Year 2018: Program has not yet selected projects for funding.
Fiscal Year 2019: No information available.
The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|West Virginia University Research Corporation||$ 196,164||   ||2015-06-01||2019-05-31|
|Ohio University||$ 196,519||   ||2016-10-01||2019-03-31|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University||$ 154,549||   ||2016-07-01||2018-06-30|
|Natural Resources, Utah Department Of||$ 49,967||   ||2016-09-30||2017-11-01|
|Texas Railroad Comm||$ 115,200||   ||2011-09-01||2013-08-31|
|Washington State University||$ 200,000||   ||2009-06-01||2011-08-31|
|West Virginia Office Of Miner's Health, Safet||$ 50,000||   ||2009-08-05||2011-08-04|
|North Dakota Public Service Commission||$ 14,887||   ||2008-09-01||2011-05-02|
|Natural Resources, Utah Dept Of||$ 0||   ||2007-09-28||2010-09-30|
|Miners' Health, Safety, And Training||$ 60,000||   ||2008-09-01||2010-08-31|
Fiscal Year 2017: OSMRE is currently funding one projects under the Acid Mine Drainage Technology Initiative (currently known as Mine Drainage Technology Initiative). Projects consist of a study investigating the effects of conductivity on a suite of stream organism found in coal mining regions. Applied Science: In FY17 OSMRE is funding approximately 19 project under the Applied Science Program. Fiscal Year 2018: The program anticipated to issue awards based on funding appropriations and availability. Fiscal Year 2019: The program anticipates to issue awards appropriations and funding availability.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Projects must focus on issues related to coal mining in the United States.
Project funding will be limited to the amount of the initial OSMRE award, no additional funding will be provided by OSMRE throughout the project.
Projects that are long term in nature or larger in scope than what can be accomplished with funds available the prescribed fiscal year, must be described in such a manner to allow OSMRE to identify a severable portion of the project with specific measurable accomplishments.
Projects must focus on issues related to coal mining in the United States.
Applied Science Projects: Recipients may be any of the following: public, private, or non-profit entities; Federal, state, local or tribal governments; and colleges and universities located in the United States.
Underground Mine Map Projects: Recipients may be any state or Indian tribe where coal mining or reclamation activities authorized under SMCRA are occurring. Mine Drainage Technology Initiative Projects: Recipients may be any of the following: public, private, or non-profit entities; Federal, state, local or tribal governments; and colleges and universities located in the United States.
Communities impacted by coal mining and reclamation of the land after mining.
NONE. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application should be submitted in response to a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) posted on Grant.gov. Applications must be submitted in accordance with the program objectives utilizing the SF?424 series or other forms prescribed in the NOFO by the application deadline.
? Applications must be submitted through grant.gov in response to a NOFO. Application receive by the deadline will be reviewed to determine whether they are eligible, complete, and responsive and aligned with the respective program objectives and research grant areas as described in the Program Description ? Applications determined to be ineligible, incomplete, and/or non-responsive based on the initial screening will be eliminated from further review. ? Applications that are determined to be eligible, complete, and responsive will proceed for full merit reviews in accordance with the review and selection processes set forth below for each of the respective programs. ? At least three objective reviewers, knowledgeable in the subject matter of this NOFO and its objectives, will evaluate each application based on the evaluation criteria ? Each reviewer will assign individual scores to each criterion for each application. ? The scores provided by each reviewer for each application will then be combined to form a composite score for each application, which serves as the basis for the relative ordering or ranking of applications. ? OSMRE may select some, all, or none of the applications, or part(s) of any particular application. ? The OSMRE Field Directors or his/her designee approves and awards cooperative agreements for this program.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-87) as amended, Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-224).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 90 to 120 days. The application deadline will be 60 day from the initial posting date on Grants.gov.
Renewals are not applicable; Each recipient grantee may apply for non-funded extensions of time as necessary to complete the project up to one year.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: No; This program has no statutory formula and no mandatory cost share or matching requirements. Cost sharing or a Federal match is not required or mandated for participation in this program. However, OSMRE encourages that other funding sources be leveraged and this information should be accompanied by a letter on official letterhead from the manager of the program committing these funds and acknowledging such commitment. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The grants and cooperative agreements may have a performance period of up to two years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements
Programmatic reports and Financial reports are required on a quarterly bases.
Report should be received 30 day after the end of the end of the quarter.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Financial (SF-425 and SF 425A) and programmatic reports are required.
Cooperative Agreement requires substantial involvement in the scope of work and are subject to performance monitoring.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other non-Federal entity records pertinent to a Federal award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report or, for Federal awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, respectively, as reported to the Federal awarding agency or passthrough entity in the case of a subrecipient, except as noted in 2 CFR Part 200.333.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 17 $0; FY 18 est $0; and FY 19 est $0 - Obligations: PY 2017 $0; CY 2018 est. $0 budgeted; and BY 2019 est. $0 budgeted.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Award amounts ranges from $116K to $200K.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, Public Law 95-87; as amended; and informal agency guidelines titled 'Federal Assistance Manual.'
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Mike Richardson, Physical Scientist Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Charleston Field Office Phone: 304-347-7162 x 3010 Email: email@example.com.
Harry J. Payne Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 1849 C Street NW Mail Stop 4550, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (202) 208-2895 Fax: (202) 219-0239.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The criteria used to evaluate and select proposal will be based on an objective merit review, program policy factors, provisions of appropriation laws, reports, and as otherwise specified in the Notice of funding Opportunity.
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