Expand and Extend Clean Coal Power Initiative

The mission of the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI) Round III Funding Opportunity Announcement is to gain broader carbon capture and storage experience at the commercial-scale by expanding the relevant technolgies, applications, fuels and geologic formations.



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 - None.

National Energy Technology Laboratory, Acquisition & Assistance Division; P.O.

Box 10940, Mail Stop 921-107, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA; 15236-0940.

Contact: john.augustine@netl.doe.gov.


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Emphasis is on applied research and technology development and commercial demonstration of technology.

The restrictions are outlined in the FOA.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Energy.

Other public institution/organization: Energy.

Profit organization: Energy.

Quasi-public nonprofit institution/organization: Energy

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; Local; Public nonprofit institution/organization; Other public institution/organization; Profit organization; Private nonprofit institution/organization; Other private institution/organization

Credentials/Documentation

Prior successful experience with current state of the art technologies that will support the next stage Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) development for coal based power generation technologies at the commercial scale. Pre-application letters are requested, but not required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is 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. The applicant should follow the procedures listed in the specific funding opportunity announcement (FOA) posted on the Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) and FedConnect (www.fedconnect.net) websites.

Award Procedures

Decisions to approve are made by the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and negotiations are conducted by the Office of Procurement in DOE and/or the procurement office located in the field.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

H. R. 1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Deadlines are identified in the FOA.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Awards may be modified or extended as required.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.

Matching Requirements: Percent: 50.%.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Yes, there is a restriction placed on the time permitted to spend the money awarded. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The length of time for financial assistance awards is dependent upon the individual project submitted.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

In addition, a monthly report will be required.

A final technical report is due within 90 days after completion of the project.

There will be additional reports associated with the Recovery Act requirements and included in the terms and conditions of the award document.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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.

Records

Required by the agreement terms and conditions.

Financial Information

Account Identification

89-0211-0-1-271.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $5,000,000; FY 10 est $791,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

TBD.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

DOE Financial Assistance Regulations at 10 CFR 600

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. National Energy Technology Laboratory, Acquisition & Assistance Division; P.O. Box 10940, Mail Stop 921-107, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA; 15236-0940. Contact: john.augustine@netl.doe.gov.

Headquarters Office

Maria Jones, 1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20623 Email: Maria.Jones@hq.doe.gov Phone: (202) 586-1890.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria include:
1. Technical Merit
2. Project Organization and Project Management
3. Commericialization Potential
4. Funding Plan
5. Financial Business Plan.



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