Regional Biomass Energy Programs

This program is designed to help meet the goal of significantly increasing America's use of fuels, chemicals, materials, and power made from domestic biomass on a sustainable basis.

This is a Congressionally-directed project.

Funding is not available to the general public.

Agency - Department of Energy

The Department of Energy's goal is to advance national, economic and energy security in the U.S.; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that goal; and to ensure environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Innovate Mississippi $ 3,951,750   2005-08-302013-12-31
Innovate Mississippi $ 500,000   2005-07-012013-12-31
Munster, Town Of-$ 254,161   2008-07-302013-10-31
Pecos Valley Biomass $ 2,378,750   2009-11-062013-03-31
Society For Energy And Environmental Research-$ 98   2003-10-012012-03-01
Michigan Economic Development Corporation $ 1,341,140   2010-03-012012-01-31
Alaska Energy Authority (inc)-$ 537   2002-01-022008-09-30
Washington State University-$ 239   2002-01-022007-09-30
Tillamook Bay, Port Of $ 25,705   2001-07-232004-12-31
$ 0   

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance may be used to develop and transfer any of several biomass energy technologies to the scientific and industrial communities.

For regional programs, such technologies will be appropriate for the needs and resources of particular regions of the United States.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Profit organizations; private nonprofit institutions/organizations; intrastate, interstate, State and local government agencies, and universities may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Profit organizations; private nonprofit institutions/organizations; intrastate, interstate, State and local government agencies, universities will benefit.


Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 200 subpart E. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This is a Congressionally-directed program. Application forms must be downloaded from the specific funding opportunity announcement posted on the website at and submitted per instructions in the funding opportunity announcement. Submission deadlines will be published in the funding opportunity announcement at It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify successful transmission.

Award Procedures



Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Public Law 111-5 ?American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009?; Public Law 110?140 ?Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007?; Public Law 109?58 ?Energy Policy Act of 2005?; Public Law 102-486 ?Energy Policy Act of 1992?; Public Law 95-91 ?Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977?, Public Law 91-95; Water Development Appropriations Act, Public Law 500-99.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

> 180 Days. Varies.


Not Applicable.


> 180 Days. Renewals are subject to review by the headquarters program office and subject to the availability for funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. Cost sharing is not required however cost sharing is strongly encouraged. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Varies. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Awards are executed by DOE EERE Golden Field Office.

Post Assistance Requirements


No reports are required.


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. Audit procedures will follow 2 CFR 200 subpart F for all recipients other than for-profit entities, which will follow 2 CFR 910.501 audit rules.



Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - This program has not been funded since at least 2010, and it is unlikely that it will be funded in future periods.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance


Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR 200 as amended by 2 CFR 910.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

James Cash 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80401 Email: Phone: 240-562-1456

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

This is a Congressionally-directed program. Merit of the proposal is determined by: (1) Technical relevance to program objectives; (2) potential contribution of the feedstock or conversion process to the energy needs of the region; (3) environmental and employment considerations; and (4) amount of cost-sharing by recipient.

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