Air Emissons and Energy Initiative

MARAD will use projects results and data for a variety of purposes including further support of air emissions reduction research, demonstration, and pilot projects.

In addition, the result will be used to evaluate the public benefits of providing incentives to adopt new technologies and alternative
energy in the maritime sector.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2012: Foss Maritime Company - Air Emission and Energy Initiative
SE Missouri Regional Planning Comm - Air Emission and Energy Initiative
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency - Air Emission and Energy Initiative (Nineteen Tasks).

Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available

Agency - Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: In FY 2012, MARAD conducted performance and endurance testing of hydrogenated renewable diesel (HRD). The crude feed stock for this HRD is produced from the fermentation of sugar in Sorghum/sugar cane and then refined. Like the tests conducted in FY 2011, these tests included performance and endurance tests, exhaust emission monitoring, pre- and post-test power plant evaluation and fuel and lube oil analysis. Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: Not Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

This funding will be used to fund studies in the development of air emissions reduction and alternative fuels/ technologies that will be used to evaluate public benefits of providing incentives to adopt new technologies and alternative energy in the maritime sector.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants include vessel owners, operators, or public sponsors.

Shore side equipment upgrade or shore power projects are not eligible for funding.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The benefit of this project will be for the federal government as well as anyone in the general public.


Proposals submitted with Statement of Work and estimated budget Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular Nos. A-87 for State and Local Governments and A-122 for Non-Profit and For-Profit Organizations. 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.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.

Award Procedures

MARAD solicits a request for proposals (RFP) in and applicants for assistance submit proposals through Evaluation of proposals is then conducted by the program office and selected proposals are then awarded assistance by the Grants Specialist in the Office of Acquisition.


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


Nationals Defense Authorization Act, 2010, Title 49, Section 109, 49 U.S.C 109.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The funding is available for one year after date of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed on a quarterly basis by submission of SF-270 invoices.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Reports are in accordance with the terms and conditions of each cooperative agreement.

The recipient shall provide Financial Status report, SF-425.

No performance monitoring is required.


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.


Record keeping requirements are in accordance with the terms and conditions of each Cooperative Agreement.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 12 $2,949,682; FY 13 est $1,500,000; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Judy Bowers 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: Phone: (202) 366-1913 Fax: (202) 366-3029

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applicants must demonstrate a reduction of emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfer oxides (SOx), particulate matter (PM), or carbon through an approved emission testing scheme. Data such as emissions, costs, and fuel consumption must be made available to MARAD and can be used publically. Shore side equipment updrage or shore power projects are not eligible for funding.

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