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.
Fiscal Year 2008: None. Fiscal Year 2009: None. Fiscal Year 2010: It is anticipated that 3 applications will be received and 3 awards will be granted in fiscal year 2010.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Financial assistance is provided in support of the program objectives.
Restrictions on the use of funds depend on the provisions of the specific project agreement.
Applicants must meet the guidelines established by DOE or contained in the specific Congressional authorization for a particular program being supported.
Government - General: Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation).
State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation).
Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals: Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation).
Sponsored organization: Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation).
Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation).
Other public institution/organization: Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation).
Federally Recognized lndian Tribal Governments: Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation).
Territories and possessions (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation).
Profit organization: Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation).
Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation)
State; Local; Public nonprofit institution/organization; Other public institution/organization; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; U.S. Territories
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Aplication and Award Process
These determinations will be made by DOE Headquarters.
An environmental impact statement may be required depending on the program and project.
An environmental impact statement is required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. After informal communication with DOE Headquarters Office, a formal proposal by the organization interested in doing the work must be submitted through an appropriate official of the corporate entity, organization or institution. A Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424A, Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs, Standard Form 424B, Assurances for Non-Construction Programs, and a written proposal should be submitted to the project office and include: a title, objectives, time frame, and a budget breakdown.
Projects are reviewed at the Office of Legacy Management and award decisions are made throughout the fiscal year.
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, Public Law 99-499; Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978, Public Law 95-604; Atomic Energy Act of 1954, Section 31, as amended, Public Law 83-703; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Public Law 95-480; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) as amended; Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, as amended Public Law 96-573.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
90 to 180 days.
Awards may be modified or extended as required.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Varies with each grant/cooperative agreement.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The time period for a grant or cooperative agreement is dependent upon the individual project proposed. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Varies with each grant/cooperative agreement.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports are not applicable.
Cash reports are not applicable.
A final report may be due at the end of the grant or cooperative agreement.
SF 425, Federal Financial Report is required.
Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
A recipient is expected to maintain auditable records to substantiate the total costs incurred under the grant or cooperative agreement.
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $3,241,592; FY 10 est $2,391,473
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$10,000 to $1,000,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
DOE Financial Assistance Regulations (10 CFR 600); and the DOE Guide to Financial Assistance, both of which may be accessed through the DOE Office of Management home page at http://www.management.energy.gov/policy_guidance.htm
Regional or Local Office
None. Deborah J. Boggs
Business Management Specialist
Office of Legacy Management
3600 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
Office of Legacy Management, 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W, Washington, District of Columbia 20585 Phone: (202) 586-7550.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Proposals are selected based on statutory eligibility and work that is beneficial to the overall accomplishment of the Office of Legacy Management goals and objectives.
Goal 1: Protect human health and the environment through effective and efficient long-term surveillance and maintenance.
Goal 2: Preserve, protect, and make accessible legacy records and information.
Goal 3: Support an effective and efficient work force structured to accomplish Departmental missions and assure continuity of contractor worker pension and medical benefits.
Goal 4: Manage legacy land and assets, emphasizing protective real and
personal property reuse and disposition.
Goal 5: Improve program effectiveness through sound management.
In most cases, the criteria for award on the specific scope are associated with the site and the local entities. All grants/cooperative agreements are awarded to entities specifically associated with a respective site and regulatory agreements (i.e., State has oversight rights). Grants/cooperative agreements are almost always sole-source. Criteria may include cost of the project, applicant s qualifications, and applicability to LM s mission being "To manage the Department"s post-closure responsibilities and ensure the future protection of human health and the environment. Legacy Management has control and custody for legacy lands, structures, and facilities and is responsible for maintaining them at levels consistent with Departmental long-term plans.
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