State Energy Program - Program Year 2012 Formula Grants

I.

The purposes of this amendment are to:
A) Update Section II.B., Estimated Funding, Section IV.G., Funding Restrictions, and Section VIII., Other Information, to include the following language:
Availability of Funds Funding for all awards and future budget periods are contingent

credit:


upon the availability of funds appropriated by Congress for the purpose of this program and the availability of future-year budget authority.

B) Add the following language to Section IV.C.

2. , SF424A Excel, Budget Information – Non-Construction Programs File:
For all Grantees, including Grantees that received approval to extend their project period, the Budget should include:
the new FY 2012 DOE SEP grant allocation; any other allowable sources that the Grantee may choose to incorporate into the DOE State Plan; and any “carryover” funds already awarded to the grant in a previous year that are estimated will remain unexpended as of the start of the grantee’s 2012 Program Year.

The grantee will need to provide an explanation of the estimated carryover amount by the budget categories in which the funds were originally budgeted.

The carryover explanation can be provided in a separate spreadsheet or other document and attached in PAGE.

C) Update Section VI.B., Administrative Requirements, National Policy Requirements, and Applicant Representations and Certifications to include the following language:
Applicant Representations and Certifications Corporate Felony Conviction and Federal Tax Liability Representations (March 2012) By submitting an application in response to this FOA the Applicant represents that:
(1) It is not a corporation that has been convicted (or had an officer or agent of such corporation acting on behalf of the corporation convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, (2) No officer or agent of the corporation have been convicted of a felony criminal violation for an offence arising out of actions for or on behalf of the corporation under Federal law in the past 24 months, (3) It is not a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability.

For purposes of these representations the following definitions apply:
A Corporation includes any entity that has filed articles of incorporation in any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the various territories of the United States [but not foreign corporations].

It includes both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Applicant Lighting Efficiency Certification (April 2012) In submitting an application in response to this FOA the Applicant certifies that if chosen for a grant award and the award is in excess of $1,000,000 it will, by the end of the Federal Government’s fiscal year, upgrade the efficiency of its facilities by replacing any incandescent lighting of the type for which section 325 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 USC 6295) establishes a standard that does not meet or exceed the energy efficiency standard for incandescent light bulbs set forth in that section with a lamp that meets or exceeds the standards for lamps established in or pursuant to that section.

Incandescent reflector lamps shall meet or exceed the lamp efficacy standards shown in the FOA.

Subject to the exemption below, the standards specified in this section shall apply to ER incandescent reflector lamps, BR incandescent reflector lamps, BPAR incandescent reflector lamps, and similar bulb shapes.

Subject to the exemption below, the standards specified in this section shall apply to incandescent reflector lamps with a diameter of more than 2. 25 inches, but not more than 2. 75 inches.

Exemption:
The standards specified in this section shall not apply to the following types of incandescent reflector lamps:
(A) Lamps rated at 50 watts or less that are ER30, BR30, BR40, or ER40 lamps; (B) Lamps rated at 65 watts that are BR30, BR40, or ER40 lamps; or (C) R20 incandescent reflector lamps rated 45 watts or less.

For purposes of this Certification, the following definitions apply:
(A) Facilities mean the room(s), area(s), or building(s) that are used to complete a majority of the work under the project.

(B) In excess of $1,000,000 means the total value of the grant including all budget periods funded with Federal funds and recipient cost share is greater than $1,000,00 0. (C) Federal Government’s fiscal year begins October 1st and ends September 30th.

(D) Except as provided in subparagraph (4) below, the term “incandescent lamp” means a lamp in which light is produced by a filament heated to incandescence by an electric current, including only the following:
(1) Any lamp (commonly referred to as lower wattage nonreflector general service lamps, including any tungsten-halogen lamp) that has a rated wattage between 30 and 199 watts, has an E26 medium screw base, has a rated voltage or voltage range that lies at least partially within 115 and 130 volts, and is not a reflector lamp.

(2) Any lamp (commonly referred to as a reflector lamp) which is not colored or designed for rough or vibration service applications, that contains an inner reflective coating on the outer bulb to direct the light, an R, PAR, ER, BR, BPAR, or similar bulb shapes with E26 medium screw bases, a rated voltage or voltage range that lies at least partially within 115 and 130 volts, a diameter which exceeds 2. 25 inches, and has a rated wattage that is 40 watts or higher.

(3) Any general service incandescent lamp (commonly referred to as a high- or higher-wattage lamp) that has a rated wattage above 199 watts (above 205 watts for a high wattage reflector lamp).

(4) The term “incandescent lamp” does not include any lamp excluded by the Secretary, by rule, as a result of a determination that standards for such lamp would not result in significant energy savings because such lamp is designed for special applications or has special characteristics not available in reasonably substitutable lamp types.

(E) The term ‘‘base’’ means the portion of the lamp which connects with the socket as described in ANSI C8 1. 61–199 0. (F) The term ‘‘bulb shape’’ means the shape of lamp, especially the glass bulb with designations for bulb shapes found in ANSI C7 9. 1–1980 (R1984).

(G) The term ‘‘lamp efficacy’’ means the lumen output of a lamp divided by its wattage, expressed in lumens per watt (LPW).

(H) The term “lamp wattage” means the total electrical power consumed by a lamp in watts, after the initial seasoning period referenced in the appropriate IES standard test procedure and including, for fluorescent, arc watts plus cathode.

Costs directly associated with complying with this requirement may be considered allowable and allocable in accordance with the applicable cost principles as set forth in 10 CFR 60 0. Costs associated with complying with this requirement may also be included in the calculation of recipient cost share.

Applicants shall identify the facility (the rooms or areas where the majority of the proposed project work will occur) and, identify and justify the costs associated with upgrading the light bulbs to meet or exceed the energy efficiency standard for incandescent light bulbs set forth in or pursuant to section 325 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C.

6295) prior to the end of the Federal fiscal year.

D) Add the following language to Section VI.B.

1. , Administrative Requirements:
As of May 2012 the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) along with several other Federal procurement systems is being incorporated into a single website called the System for Award Management (SAM).

The SAM site is located at https://www.sam.gov/sam/.

As the migration of CCR into the SAM website is currently in process, should you be unable to find the CCR website (https://www.ccr.gov/) at its previous location, please use the SAM website in this paragraph.

E) Add the following language to Section VI.B.

2. , Special Terms and Conditions and National Policy Requirements:
Corporate Felony Conviction and Federal Tax Liability Representations (March 2012) In submitting an application in response to this FOA the Applicant represents that:
(1) It is not a corporation that has been convicted (or had an officer or agent of such corporation acting on behalf of the corporation convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, (2) No officer or agent of the corporation have been convicted of a felony criminal violation for an offense arising out of actions for or on behalf of the corporation under Federal law in the past 24 months, (3) It is not a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability.

For purposes of these representations the following definitions apply:
A Corporation includes any entity that has filed articles of incorporation in any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the various territories of the United States [but not foreign corporations].

It includes both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

F) Add the following language to Section VIII., Other Information:
Lobbying Restrictions By accepting funds under this award, you agree that none of the funds obligated on the award shall be expended, directly or indirectly, to influence congressional action on any legislation or appropriation matters pending before Congress, other than to communicate to Members of Congress as described in 18 U.S.C.

191 3. This restriction is in addition to those prescribed elsewhere in statute and regulation.

II.

The areas which have changed are highlighted within the Funding Opportunity Announcement in yellow.

III.

All other parts of the FOA remain unchanged.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit the annual grant applications under the State Energy Program (SEP) for Program Year (PY) 201 2. This announcement also establishes grant guidance and management information for the State Energy Program as outlined in the State Energy Program Notice 12-02, Program Year 2012 State Energy Program Formula Grant Guidance, included as Attachment 1 to this Funding Opportunity Announcement.

I.

The purpose of this amendment is to revise the Application Due Date for Program Year Ending June 30, 2012 to May 7, 2012, 11:59 PM Eastern Time.II.

The areas which have changed are highlighted within the Funding Opportunity Announcement in yellow.

III.

All other parts of the FOA remain unchanged.This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit the annual grant applications under the State Energy Program (SEP) for Program Year (PY) 201 2. This announcement also establishes grant guidance and management information for the State Energy Program as outlined in the State Energy Program Notice 12-02, Program Year 2012 State Energy Program Formula Grant Guidance, included as Attachment 1 to this Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Related Programs

State Energy Program

Department of Energy


Agency: Department of Energy

Office: Golden Field Office

Estimated Funding: $0


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
https://www.fedconnect.net

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Not Available

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

Contact:
Nicole L. Blackstonewww.fedconnect.net

Agency Email Description:
www.fedconnect.net

Agency Email:
www.fedconnect.net

Date Posted:
2012-02-27

Application Due Date:
2012-08-01

Archive Date:
2012-11-01




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