Geologic Sequestration Site Characterization

The mission of the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) Geologic Sequestration Site Characterization grant is to comprehensively characterize a minimum of ten geologic formations which could include saline formation, oil and gas fields, and coal seams.

Utilize site characterizations to accelerate carbon
capture storage in a range of geologic formations that encompass the entire United States.

Leverage existing work completed by the Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships and State Geologic Surveys.

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.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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

Other private institutions/organizations: Energy.

Individual/Family: Energy.

Profit organization: Energy.

Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Energy; Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation); Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation); Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation); Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation); Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation)

Beneficiary Eligibility

Public nonprofit institution/organization; Individual/Family; Profit organization; Private nonprofit institution/organization; Quasi-public nonprofit organization; Other private institution/organization

Credentials/Documentation

Prior successful R&D experience in Geologic Sequestration and Site Characterization focusing on the characterization of geologic storage formations related to saline formations, depleted oil fields, or coal seams. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The applicant should follow the procedures listed in the specific funding opportunity announcement posted on the Grants.gov or FedConnect website.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

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 application forms must be downloaded from the specific funding opportunity announcement (FOA) posted at http://wwww.grants.gov or at https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/

Award Procedures

Decisions to approve are made by the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and negotiations are conducted by the Office of Procurement in Headquarters 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 are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The length and time for financial assistance awards is dependent upon the individual project submitted. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Quarterly progress and financial reports are 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.

Quarterly financial reports are required.

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

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. Audits will be performed monthly to ensure that funds have been applied in accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Possible project audit, overhead rate audit, final closeout audit. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations." Non-federal entities that expend $500,000 or more of federal funds within their fiscal year shall have an audit made for that year in accordance with this Circular. For commercial (for-profit) organizations, audits should be performed in accordance with 10 CFR 600.126(c) and/or 10 CFR 600.316.

Records

Required by the agreement terms and conditions.

Financial Information

Account Identification

89-0211-0-1-271.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $50,000,000; FY 10 est $0 - These are all Recovery Act dollars.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

To be determined.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

DOE Financial Assistance Regulations, 10 CFR 600

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. 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 Avenue S.W., Mail Stop FE-3, Washington 20585 Email: Maria.Jones@hq.doe.gov Phone: (202) 586-6660

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The merit review evaluation criteria will be published in the FOA such as: (1) Technical merit; (2) priority of technical work relating to proposal; (3) relevance to current program objectives; (4) cost-benefit judgment; and (5) amount of cost-sharing by potential recipient.



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