The total BCAP program funding for FY2012 is $17 million, which includes costs for IT, counsel, and technical assistance.
Awards, the selection of a project area, are provided in the form of direct annual rental payments and establishment payment reimbursements for up to 75% of the establishment
costs for perennial crops.
Award ceiling and floor are only suggested amounts for selection priority.
The BCAP was authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill.
Its authorization expires September 30, 201 2. All contracts to producers, regardless the length of the approved application, are obligated from present year funds and payments will be executed according to the terms of the producer applications.
Approved producer applications maybe up to 5 years for herbaceous crops and may be up to 15 years for woody crops.
Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Biomass Crop Assistance Program websiteAdditional Information of Eligibility:
Project sponsors are eligible for submission of proposals.
Project sponsors may either be a group of producers or a biomass conversion facility.
Application will require the project sponsor to have a DUNS number (a unique nine digit identification number, for each physical location of your business.
D-U-N-S Number assignment is FREE for all businesses required to register with the US Federal government for contracts or grants.) The BCAP is not subject to E.O.
To submit on grants.gov, project sponsor MUST down load application and complete the SF-424 first with project abstract & key contacts in order to upload all BCAP forms.
The SF-424 is not an application requirement, but is necessary to complete in order to upload the proposal on grants.gov.
BCAP forms (BCAP-1, BCAP-20, BCAP-21, BCAP-22, & AD-1047) are to be added as attachments.
BCAP forms are retrievable under the Full Announcement. Click on Full Announcement at the top of the BCAP RFP synopsis page to access these BCAP forms. Full Opportunity Web Address:http://www.fsa.usda.gov/bcapContact:
Kelly NovakEnergy Specialist BCAP ManagerPhone 202.720.4053 Agency Email Description:
USDA/FSA/CEPD Agency Email:
email@example.com Date Posted:
2012-03-22Application Due Date: