Energy Governance and Reform Programs

The U.S.

Department of State s Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) programs support improved energy sector governance and transparency, technical engagement to build awareness of the challenges involved in developing unconventional resources, and power sector reform and development to support the
expansion of access to electricity.

Together, these programs counter poverty and lack of development resulting from a lack of access to energy, poor resource development, or both.

The programs support both ENR s global diplomatic engagement to strengthen U.S.

energy security and specific Administration energy initiatives.

Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2013: The U.S. Department of State s Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) programs support improved energy sector governance and transparency, technical engagement to build awareness of the challenges involved in developing unconventional resources, and power sector reform and development to support the expansion of access to electricity. Together, these programs counter poverty and lack of development resulting from a lack of access to energy, poor resource development, or both. The programs support both ENR s global diplomatic engagement to strengthen U.S. energy security and specific Administration energy initiatives, including Connecting the Americas 2022, the U.S.-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership, and Power Africa. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Bureau of Energy Resources works with recipients to implement international activities that support improved energy sector governance and transparency,

See full announcement at www.grants.gov.

Not applicable.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

See full announcement at www.grants.gov.

Beneficiary Eligibility

See full announcement at www.grants.gov.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. See full announcement at www.grants.gov

Award Procedures

See full announcement at www.grants.gov.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Section 634A, Public Law 113-6.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. Attempt to complete approval process within 90 days but may vary by grant. See full announcement at www.grants.gov.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Generally grants are for one year but may vary by program. See full announcement at www.grants.gov.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Generally grants are for one year but may vary by program. See full announcement at www.grants.gov. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly reports typically required.

See full announcement at www.grants.gov.

SF-425 is required.
See full announcement at www.grants.gov.

Progress reports typically required.

See full announcement at www.grants.gov.

Expenditure reports are required.

Performance monitoring typically required.

See full announcement at www.grants.gov.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Large grant recipients are encouraged to have annual audits.

Records

Records are to be retained for three years after the recipient sends in the final report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-7234-1-0-370 - 1972341037.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 13 $1,800,000; FY 14 est $1,800,000; and FY 15 est $1,800,000 - FY 2014 and 2015 figures are estimated.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$500,000-$600,000 to date; will vary.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

More information on the Bureau of Energy Resources is available at: http://www.state.gov/e/enr/

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Clare T. Murphy 2201 C St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037 Email: murphyct@state.gov Phone: 2026479158

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See full announcement at www.grants.gov.



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