Recovery Act: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants: Competitive Solicitation: Retrofit Ramp-up and General Innovation Fund Programs

RECOVERY ACT:
This funding opportunity announcement(FOA) is seeking innovativestate, local government and Indian tribe programs funded under the RecoveryAct.

This FOA will use up to $45 3. 72 million in Recovery Act EnergyEfficiencyand Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds for competitive

credit:


grants awardedintwo (2) topic areas.

Topic 1, the Retrofit Ramp-up Program, provides up to$39 0. 04 million for programs of $5 to $75 million for 8 to 20 awards.Topic 2,The General Innovation Fund, is for competitive grants that are reservedforunits of local government and state-recognized tribes not eligible fordirectformula grants, as per the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007requirements.

Topic 2 provides up to $6 3. 68 million (approximately 2percentof $ 3. 2 billion) for projects of $1 to $5 million for 15 to 60 awards.The goal of this competitive FOA is to stimulate activities that movebeyondtraditional public awareness campaigns, program maintenance, demonstrationprojects, and other one-time strategies and projects.

DOE seeks tostimulateactivities and investments which can:- Fundamentally and permanently transform energy markets in a way thatmakeenergy efficiency and renewable energy the options of first choice; and- Sustain themselves beyond the grant monies and the grant period bydesigning a viable strategy for program sustainability into the overallprogramplan.In this FOA, DOE is seeking applications which:- Leverage the participation and support of multiple local jurisdictions,regional planning agencies, and state energy offices;- Prioritize energy efficiency and/or energy conservation as first in theloading order before investments are made in new generation; however, DOEisinterested in applications that integrate cost-effective renewables withefficiency.- Move beyond the planning stage and ready for implementation;- Clearly articulate and demonstrate the ability to achieve measurablestretchgoals and that have the potential to make an impact at the regional ornationallevel; and- Maximize the creation and/or retention of jobs in the UnitedStates.
Agency: Department of Energy

Office: Environmental Management Consolidated Business Cen

Estimated Funding: Not Available





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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligibility under Topic 1: The following entities may apply under Topic 1: 1.

States; 2.

Formula-eligible units of local government; 3.

Formula-eligible Indian tribes; 4.

Entities eligible under Topic 2; and 5.

Governmental, quasi-governmental, or non-governmental not-for-profit organizations authorized by and on behalf of entities described in 1 through 4.

PLEASE NOTE: Only one application may be submitted by or on behalf of entity listed in 1 through 4 above.

If an entity listed in 1 through 4 intends to use Recovery Act funding to support projects performed by different parts of the entity, the projects must be consolidated into a single application.

Eligibility under Topic 2: In accordance with Section 546 of EISA 2007, only the following entities may apply for financial assistance under Topic 2: Unit of local government (or Indian tribe) that is not an eligible entity; a governmental, quasi-governmental, or non-governmental, not-for-profit organization authorized by and on behalf of a unit of local government (or Indian tribe) that is not an eligible entity; or a consortia of units of local governments (or Tribes) that are not eligible entities.

States, formula-eligible units of local government, and formula-eligible Indian tribes are not eligible to apply for Topic 2.

PLEASE NOTE: Only one application may be submitted by or on behalf of a unit of local government (or Indian tribe) that is not an eligible entity.

If a unit of local government (or Indian tribe) that is not an eligible entity intends to use Recovery Act funding to support projects performed by different parts of the entity, the projects must be consolidated into a single application.

See Funding Opportunity Announcement, Section III, for detailed eligibility information.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/

Contact:
using this linksupport@fedconnect.netKaren L Bahankaren.bahan@emcbc.doe.gov

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Agency Email:
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Date Posted:
2009-09-14

Application Due Date:
2009-12-14

Archive Date:
2010-02-19



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