Extending Industrial Assessment Centers to Underserved Areas

Modification No.

0001:
Extended the Submission Deadline for Full Applications to 3/16/2017 5:00 PM ET.

The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program is a manufacturing efficiency and workforce development initiative of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) based in the engineering

departments of colleges nationwide.

IACs conduct assessments and provide site-specific recommendations to small & medium size manufacturers on opportunities to improve productivity, reduce waste and save energy.

The program also provides engineering students with critical hands-on experience in energy engineering and energy management.

Extension IACs are intended to provide better national coverage by further expanding the geographic coverage of the IAC program to areas that are unlikely to be adequately serviced because of their distance from the 28 existing IACs.

For a list and map of the 28 IACs, visit:
https://iac.university.

EERE has identified six geographic gaps in national coverage that have been designated as “underserved” and are listed in Section III, Eligibility Information, of this FOA.

For this FOA, EERE is only interested in receiving applications from colleges physically located within one of the six underserved areas to provide IAC services in the same underserved area.

The full Funding Opportunity Announcement is posted on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.

Applications must be submitted through the EERE Exchange website to be considered for award.

The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE Exchange website.

The Users' guide for applying to Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Funding Opportunity Announcements through the Exchange website can be found at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx.

Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE Exchange website.

The Exchange system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Full Application submissions.

The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines.

The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:
In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).
Agency: Golden Field Office

Office:

Estimated Funding: $4,080,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov

Additional Information of Eligibility:
1.

Agricultural Business.

A business entity that provides, holds, delivers, transports, offers, or sells agricultural products or services.

2.

Agricultural Cooperative.

A group-owned or member-owned entity or business that provides, offers, or sells agricultural products or services for the mutual benefit of their members.

3.

Producer Network.

A producer group- or member-owned organization or business that provides, offers, or sells agricultural products or services through a common distribution system for the mutual benefit of their members.

4.

Producer Associations.

An organization or other business that assists, represents, or serves producers or a producer network.

5.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network.

A formal group of farms that work collectively to offer consumers regular (usually weekly) deliveries of locally-grown farm products during one or more harvest season(s), often on a subscription or membership basis.

Customers have access to a selected share or range of farm products offered by the group of farmers based on partial or total advance payment of a subscription or membership fee.

6.

CSA Associations.

An organization or other business that assists or serves, represents, or services CSAs or CSA networks.

7.

Local Government.

Any unit of government within a state, including a county; borough; municipality; city; town; township; parish; local public authority, including any public housing agency under the United States Housing Act of 1937; special district; school district; intrastate district; council of governments, whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under state law; and any other agency or instrumentality of a multi-, regional, or intra-state or local government.

8.

Nonprofit Corporations: Any organization or institution, including nonprofits with State or IRS 501 (c) status and accredited institutions of higher education, where no part of the net earnings of which inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

9.Public Benefit Corporation.

A corporation organized to construct or operate a public improvement, the profits from which inure to the benefit of a State(s) or to the people thereof.

10.

Economic Development Corporation.

An organization whose mission is the improvement, maintenance, development and/or marketing or promotion of a specific geographic area.

11.

Regional Famers Market Authority.

An entity that establishes and enforces regional, State, or county policies and jurisdiction over State, regional, or county farmers markets.

12.

Tribal Government.

A governing body or a governmental agency of any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community (including any native village as defined in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 85 Stat.

688 (43 U.S.C.

§ 1602)) certified by the Secretary of the Interior as eligible for the special programs and services provided through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:


Agency Email Description:


Agency Email:
IACExtension@ee.doe.gov

Date Posted:
2017-01-12

Application Due Date:
2017-03-16

Archive Date:
2017-09-30



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