Conservation Research and Development

The goal of this program is to conduct a balanced, long-term research effort in Buildings Technologies, Industrial Technologies, Vehicle Technologies, Solid State Lighting Technologies, and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.

Grants and cooperative agreements will be offered on a competitive

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basis to develop and transfer various energy conservation technologies to the non-federal sector.
Submission deadlines will be published in the funding opportunity announcements on EERE Exchange at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/ Funding Opportunity Announcements are also posted at the grants.gov website at http://www.grants.gov.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Projects in energy efficiency as it applies to Buildings Technologies, Industrial Technologies, Vehicle Technologies, Solid State Lighting Technologies, and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.

Fiscal Year 2017: Projects in energy efficiency as it applies to Buildings Technologies, Industrial Technologies, Vehicle Technologies, Solid State Lighting Technologies, and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.

Fiscal Year 2018: Projects in energy efficiency as it applies to Buildings Technologies, Industrial Technologies, Vehicle Technologies, Solid State Lighting Technologies, and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.


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
Akwesasne Housing Authority Inc $ 1,500,000   2016-07-012021-06-30
Spokane Indian Housing Authority $ 1,000,000   2017-09-302020-12-31
Gordon Research Conferences $ 15,000   2016-01-112020-09-30
Georgia Tech Research Corporation $ 2,499,865   2018-08-152020-08-14
South Coast Air Quality Management District $ 4,169,000   2012-10-012020-03-31
Regents Of The University Of Michigan $ 432,000   2017-01-192020-01-31
University Of Connecticut $ 1,257,254   2018-07-012019-07-30
Houston-galveston Area Council, The $ 1,230,177   2012-10-012019-01-31
Global Green Usa $ 1,100,000   2010-10-012018-12-31
University Of Tennessee $ 618,014   2015-01-012017-12-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Technological advancements in energy efficiency as it applies to Buildings Technologies, Industrial Technologies, Vehicle Technologies, Solid State Lighting Technologies, and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies. Fiscal Year 2017: Technological advancements in energy efficiency as it applies to Buildings Technologies, Industrial Technologies, Vehicle Technologies, Solid State Lighting Technologies, and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies. Fiscal Year 2018: Technological advancements in energy efficiency as it applies to Buildings Technologies, Industrial Technologies, Vehicle Technologies, Solid State Lighting Technologies, and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance may be used in the form of cooperative agreements, or grants to nonprofit institutions and organizations to develop and transfer energy conservation technologies to the scientific and industrial communities, States, and local governments.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

For-profit organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, State and local governments may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

For-profit organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, State and local governments benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

. 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.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The application forms must be downloaded from the specific funding opportunity announcement posted on the EERE Exchange (https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/) website or grants.gov website at http://www.grants.gov/ and submitted per instructions in the funding opportunity announcement.

Award Procedures

All applications which pass an initial review will receive an objective merit review. The objective merit review will be based on evaluation criteria set forth in the competitive solicitation or criteria set forth in 2 CFR Part 200 as amended by 2 CFR 910. Evaluations will be conducted by Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) program personnel at DOE Headquarters in Washington, DC. This responsibility may also be delegated to DOE Field Offices. Final decisions will be made by the EERE Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretaries, and the Director of the Federal Energy Management Program.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

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?; Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-577; Public Law 95-911 and Public Law 97-377. ; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, as amended; Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-577.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Submission deadlines will be published on the EERE Exchange (https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/) website and in the funding opportunity announcements at http://www.grants.gov From 60 to 120 days.

Appeals

Unsuccessful applicants are entitled to a debriefing by DOE program officials with a clear explanation of why the proposal was not accepted for funding.

Renewals

Grants may be modified or extended.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: This program has statutorily required cost share percentages based on project type: Education & Outreach 0%, Research & Development 20%, Demonstration and Commercialization 50%. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Award project periods range from 1 to 3 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No additional information is provided.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Quarterly progress reports, and a final report at the conclusion of the grant time period.

Quarterly expenditure reports (SF-425), and a final report at the conclusion of the grant time period are required.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

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 requirements need to comply with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and DOE procurement procedures as well as with 2 CFR 200 subpart F for other than for-profit recipients. For-profit recipients must comply with 2 CFR 910.501 audit regulations.

Records

Record retention per 2 CFR 200.

Financial Information

Account Identification

89-0321-0-1-270.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $180,673,815; FY 17 est $32,934,500; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - The actual obligation for FY2015 was a de-obligation (negative amount) of -$142,414,130.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Varies.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The following list represents an overview of regulations, guidelines, and literature: EERE Federal Register notices; EERE Solicitations, which may be accessed through EERE Exchange homepage at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/; DOE Financial Assistance Regulations (2 CFR 200 as amended by 2 CFR 910); and the DOE Guide to Financial Assistance, both of which may be accessed through the DOE Office of Management home page at http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/02/f29/Merit%20Review%20Guide%20FINAL%20JULY%202013.pdf

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

James Cash 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80401 Email: james.cash@ee.doe.gov Phone: 240-562-1456

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Selection will be based on an objective merit review, program policy factors, the availability of funds, provisions of appropriation law and reports and as otherwise specified in specific solicitation document(s).



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