Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

 

The objective of BIP is to expand infrastructure for renewable fuels, in order to increase the demand for ethanol, by offering competitive grants to States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. Federal funds, matched with state and private contributions, will create innovative ways to distribute higher blends of renewable fuel.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
10.117
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Farm Service Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
CCC Charter Act, 15 U.S.C 714c.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Additional information is provided in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published on June 16, 2015.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Additional information is provided in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published on June 16, 2015.
Credentials/Documentation
Additional information is provided in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published on June 16, 2015. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. On June 12, 2015 the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced that all 50 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. may now apply for up to $100 million in grants under the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP). The funding is to support the infrastructure needed to make more renewable fuel options available to
American consumers. The Farm Service Agency will administer BIP.
Applications must be submitted by July 15, 2015, using www.grants.gov. To locate, search by funding opportunity number “USDA-FSA-2015-22.”
Award Procedure
Procedures were announced in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published on June 16, 2015.
Deadlines
Jun 12, 2015 to Jul 15, 2015 Applications must be submitted by July 15, 2015, using www.grants.gov. To locate, search by funding opportunity number “USDA-FSA-2015-22.”.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Application and approval information were announced in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published on June 16, 2015.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria for selecting proposals were described in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published on June 16, 2015.
How may assistance be used?
BIP funds may be used to pay a portion of the costs related to the installation of fuel pumps and related infrastructure dedicated to the distribution of higher ethanol blends, such as “E15” and “E85,” at fueling stations or fleet facilities. Specific restrictions were described in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published on June 16, 2015.
To access the NOFA in the Federal Register Notices please click on this link
http://origin2.www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/Energy/bipgrantstostates.pdf.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Reporting requirements were described in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published on June 16, 2015. Reporting requirements were described in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published on June 16, 2015. Reporting requirements were described in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published on June 16, 2015. Reporting requirements were described in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published on June 16, 2015. Reporting requirements were described in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published on June 16, 2015.
Auditing
Not Applicable.
Records
Records requirements were described in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published on June 16, 2015.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: Matching requirements were described in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)published on June 16, 2015.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length and timing of assistance were described in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published on June 16, 2015.
States must fully expend Federal funds by December 31, 2016, with an
opportunity for extension upon approval by CCC. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Katina Dove Hanson 1400 Independence Ave. SW
, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: katina.hanson@wdc.usda.gov Phone: 202-720-3175
Website Address
http://origin2.www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/energy-programs/index
Financial Information
Account Identification
12-4336-0-3-351.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $100,000,000; and FY 16 est $0 - This program is a new program announced in fiscal year 2015.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published on June 16, 2015 in the Federal Register.

Press Release announcing the program issued on June 12, 2015
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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