Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (EEARP)

The program provides financial and technical assistance to States to establish residential energy star rated appliance rebate programs.

The program s objectives are:
* To reduce fossil fuel emissions created as a result of activities within the jurisdictions of eligible entities;
*
To improve energy efficiency in the residential sector.


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.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse 1-877-EERE-INFO or 1-877-337-3463 (Toll Free).


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Establish or continuation of State energy efficient appliance rebate program to provide rebates to residential consumers for the purchase of residential Energy Star products to replace used appliances of the same type.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Energy.

U.S.

Territories and possessions (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Energy

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individual/Family

Credentials/Documentation

Compliance with State and local environmental statutes and regulations. Costs will be determined in accordance with 10 CFR Part 600 for State and local governments. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

No preapplication form or conference is required by DOE.

Consultation and assistance will be available from DOE in the preparation of the application.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applications for the Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program must be submitted through FedConnect to be considered for award. Information on how to submit applications via FedConnect can be found at https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/PublicPages/FedConnect_Ready_Set_Go.pdf It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify successful transmission.

Award Procedures

States submit application for available allocation.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005. , Title 1, Part B.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Deadlines are identified in the solicitation.

Appeals

As required under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Renewals

Renewals are subject to review by the DOE Project Management Center and the headquarters program office and subject to the availability of funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grant periods under this program will be twenty four months. All funds must be expended within this period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information is provided.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Quarterly project and financial status reports are required.

Additional terms and conditions are invoked by ARRA 2009.

A final report is required at the end of the project period.

In accordance with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, EPACT 1992 and 2005, ARRA 2009 and DOE procurement procedures.

A 10-year tracking and follow-up reporting mechanism may be required.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

No performance monitoring is required.

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. Audit requirements laid out in OMB Circular A-133 (Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations) apply to the EECBG Program.

Records

In accordance with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and DOE procurement procedures.

Financial Information

Account Identification

89-0331-2-1-272.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $300,000,000; FY 10 est $0 - It is anticipated that all funds obligated under this program will be Recovery Act funds.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: 500k-6 million average 5 million.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

As described under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse 1-877-EERE-INFO or 1-877-337-3463 (Toll Free).

Headquarters Office

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, , Washington 20585 Phone: 1-877-337-3463

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Formula Grant allocations to supplement State Programs.



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