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DOE       State Energy Program (SEP)




          Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants
          (EECBG)




          Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
          Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program and
          ENERGY STAR




          Alternative Fueled Vehicles Pilot Grant Program




          Transportation Electrification
Fossil Energy Research and Development Program

Biomass Program




Geothermal Technologies Program
Information and Communications Technology



Advanced Batteries Manufacturing Grants
Spur Growth in Fuel Cell Markets
Science – Advanced Research Projects
ARPA-E
Innovative Technologies Loan Guarantee Program




Smart Grid Investment Program
Bonneville and Western Area Power Administration
Borrowing Authority
Energy Loan Guarantees
Nuclear Waste Clean-Up
Department w. Contact Info & Links




Administered by states, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1-
877-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463)




Administered by states, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1-
877-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463)




Administered by states, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1-
877-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463)

Administered by states, ENERGY STAR




DOE National Energy Technology Lab, Raymond Jarr (rjarr@netl.doe.gov)




DOE National Energy Technology Lab, Raymond Jarr (rjarr@netl.doe.gov)
DOE Office of Fossil Energy, (202) 586-6660
DOE Office of the Biomass Program, Phone: 1-877-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463)
Email: eere_biomass@ee.doe.gov, Valri Lightner, Acting Program Manager




DOE Geothermal Technologies Program, Genevieve Wozniak
(go.geothermal@go.doe.gov)




DOE National Energy Technology Lab, Kelly McDonald (kelly.mcdonald@netl.doe.gov)




DOE, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Keith Carrington (304-285-
4456, keith.carrington@netl.doe.gov)



DOE
URL




http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/state_energy_program/recovery_act.cfm




http://www.eecbg.energy.gov/




http://ase.org/content/article/detail/5489

http://ase.org/content/article/detail/5478




http://www.afdc.energy.gov/cleancities/progs/solicitations.php#recovery




http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/financial/solicitations_detail.asp?sol_id=
224
http://www.fossil.energy.gov/aboutus/budget/stimulus.html

www.eere.energy.gov/biomass




http://www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/current_solicitations.html



http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/financial/solicitations_detail.asp?sol_id=
223




http://www.oe.energy.gov/information_center/american_recovery_reinvestment_act.htm



http://www.em.doe.gov/pages/siteslocations.aspx?PAGEID=MAIN
ARRA funding




$3.1 billion, formula grants to states




$3.2 billion, Formula grant to state and local governments over 35,000 in population




$5 billion, formula grants to states to be distributed for use by community action
agencies

$300 million




$300 million




$400 million
$3.4 billion

$800 million




$400 million
$50 million



$2 billion
$41.9 million
$1.6 billion
$0.4 billion
$6 billion




$4.5 billion, including $100 million for worker training for Smart Grid projects.

$6.5 billion
Tens of billions of dollars in loan guarantee authority
$5.127 billion
Program Goals



General SEP Guidelines and Goals – In the SEP guidance document, DOE outlines the
following general guidelines for State Energy Offices: States should plan to reduce
2012 per capita energy consumption by 25% of 1990 levels in accordance with
EPAct2005. A description of how the State will achieve this goal must be provided in
the comprehensive application form; States should prioritize activities that meet
program goals and lead to long-term market transformation; When funding existing
programs, states must use SEP ARRA money to expand current activities, not to
supplant existing state or ratepayer funding; States must follow the monitoring and
reporting schedule set by the DOE in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.




Grants to reduce fossil fuel emissions, reduce total energy use, and improve energy
efficiency in transportation, building, and other sectors



The Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides eligible
households with full-scale home energy conservation services. The program is
administered by a network of local agencies, in many areas the same agency that
administers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP or Fuel
Assistance) program.




Funds for cost-shared projects that expand the use of alternative fuel and advanced
vehicle technologies including the installation or acquisition of infrastructure necessary
to directly support these vehicles


This initiative will support projects to accelerate the market introduction and penetration
of advanced electric drive vehicles. Areas of interest include: Electric Drive Vehicle
Demonstration and Evaluation; Transportation Sector Electrification; and Advanced
Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program.
Investments will go toward finding and testing new ways to produce energy from coal -
such as gasification - and improving techniques to clean or capture and store the
emissions from coal-fired power plants. Funds include: $1.0 billion for fossil energy
research and development programs;
$800 million for additional amounts for the Clean Coal Power Initiative Round III
Funding Opportunity Announcement;
$1.52 billion for a competitive solicitation for a range of industrial carbon capture and
energy efficiency improvement projects, including a small allocation for innovative
concepts for beneficial reuse of carbon dioxide (CO2);
$50 million for a competitive solicitation for site characterization activities in geologic
formations (in the context of CO2 sequestration in geologic formations);
$20 million for geologic CO2 sequestration training and research grants; and
$10 million for program direction funding.




This initiative will support the construction (including production capacity increase of
current plants) of U.S. based manufacturing plants to produce batteries and electric
drive components.
 The $41.9 million will support immediate deployment of nearly 1,000 fuel cell systems


loan guarantees for innovative technologies designed to produce clean energy in




Research and development, pilot projects, and federal matching funds for the Smart
Grid Investment Program to meet the goal of a modern electric grid, enhance security
and reliability of energy infrastructure, and facilitate recovery from disruptions to the
energy supply. Includes a regional demonstration initiative, and a matching grant
program for smart grid investments.
The Bonneville Power Administration is the Department of Energy's marketing agency
for electric power in the Pacific Northwest. Bonneville provides electricity to a 300,000
authorizes the U.S. Department of Energy to issue loan guarantees to eligible projects
Eligible Uses




Eligible SEP Activities – DOE lists six mandatory and 16 optional program activities to
be included in each state plan. The mandatory activities are as follows (See Appendix 2
for optional activities): Establish lighting efficiency standards for public buildings;
Promote carpools and public transportation; Incorporate energy efficiency criteria into
procurement procedures; Implement thermal efficiency standards for new and
renovated buildings; Permit right-on-red policies at traffic lights; Coordinate activities of
all local, state, and Federal energy efficiency programs, including Energy Efficiency and
Funds can be used Grant (EECBG) not only for government owned facilities and
Conservation Block community wide,funds provided under ARRA
infrastructure. The following activities are eligible: Development of an Energy Efficiency
and Conservation Strategy and Technical Consultant Services to assist in the
development of such a strategy; Residential and Commercial Building Energy Audits;
Financial Incentive Programs and Mechanisms for energy efficiency improvements
such as energy savings performance contracting, on-bill financing, and revolving loan
funds; Grants to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies for the purpose of
performing Energy Efficiency Retrofits; Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs
for Buildings and Facilities; Development and Implementation of Transportation
Programs to conserve energy; Building Codes and Inspections to promote building
energy efficiency; Energy Distribution Technologies that significantly increase energy
efficiency, including distributed resources, combined heat and power, and district
Up to 20% can also be used on Training & Technical Assistance (Up from 10% of WAP
pre-ARRA) Typical weatherization activities include: Air sealing to reduce infiltration,
Attic Insulation, Sidewall Insulation, Floor Insulation, Pipe and/or Duct insulation,
Limited Energy Related Repairs. Homes also receive a thorough evaluation of the
heating system as well as health and safety testing of all combustion appliances. Local
licensed and insured weatherization contractors complete the work at no cost to the
residents. The local agency inspects all completed work to be certain that the
authorized work was completed in a satisfactory manner.
$300 million will be available for consumer rebates for the purchase of residential
Energy Star products to replace used appliances of the same type.




Consistent with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Department of Energy
(DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), on behalf of the Office of
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Vehicle Technologies (VT)
Program, is seeking applications for grants supporting the construction (including
production capacity increase of current plants), of U.S. based manufacturing plants to
produce batteries and electric drive components.
Research and development (R&D) partnerships, cooperative R&D agreements,
financial assistance, and contractual arrangements with universities and the private
sector.
For research, development and demonstration for converting biomass resources to
biofuels




Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: cell and battery manufacturing facilities;
advanced battery supplier manufacturing facilities; advanced lithium ion battery
recycling facilities; and electric drive component and subcomponent manufacturing
facilities.




 Smart Grid projects will include regionally unique demonstrations to verify smart grid
technology viability, quantify smart grid costs and benefits, and validate new smart grid
business models, at a scale that can be readily adapted and replicated around the
country. The goal of this FOA is to demonstrate technologies in regions across the
States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that embody essential
and salient characteristics of each region and present a suite of use cases for national
implementation and replication. From these use cases, the goal is to collect and provide
the optimal amount of information necessary for customers, distributors, and generators
to change their behavior in a way that reduces system demands and costs, increases
energy efficiency, optimally allocates and matches demand and resources to meet that
demand, and increases the reliability of the grid. The social benefits of a smart grid are
reduced emissions, lower costs, increased reliability, greater security and flexibility to
This borrowing authority is available for capital investments in power systems (including
fish and wildlife measures), transmission systems, and capital equipment.

accelerate nuclear waste cleanup at sites contaminated as a result of the nation's past
Eligible Entities




States




States and local government - subgrants to community groups are possible




States, who are required to distribute money to community action agencies or other
experienced non-profit

States, which may redirect funds to third party rebate programs
As required by Section 721 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, prospective applicants are
limited to heads of state, local governments, metropolitan transportation authorities (or
combinations of these) working with a designated Clean Cities coalition. Proposals that
are ready for immediate initiation, including evidence of mature design, site
agreements, site licensing and permitting, partner commitments, and equipment
availability, will receive higher priority in the evaluation process.




Unrestricted
Unrestricted




Unrestricted




Unrestricted



Grant awards based on priorities established by Department of Energy
Requirements

Matching Funds – The states are not required to provide a funding match for ARRA
SEP funding. Note: This is a revision of previous SEP statues. Governor’s Assurances
– In order to receive ARRA SEP funding, the Governor of a given state must provide
assurances to DOE that she or he will: ―Seek to implement‖ rate-making policies that
―ensure that utility financial incentives are aligned with helping their customers use
energy more efficiently.‖; Adopt the most recent residential and commercial building
codes within the next eight years; and Prioritize the expansion of existing state
programs when distributing SEP funding. Prevailing Wages – All laborers and
mechanics working for contractors and subcontractors on stimulus-funded projects must
be paid at local prevailing wage rates in accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act.




pre-application requirements - In order to do business with the Federal government, a
three-step registration process is required of all applicants. Please allow 21 days to
complete the registration process. Step 1: Request a DUNS Number at:
http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/displayHomePage.do ; Step 2: Register with the Central
Contractor Registry (CCR) at: http://www.ccr.gov/ ; Step 3: E-Business Point of Contact
must register in FedConnect at: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/
Households that are eligible for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
(LIHEAP or Fuel Assistance) are eligible for weatherization services. Eligibility is based
on a maximum gross annual income not to exceed 60% of the estimated State Medial
Income. Priority of service is given to those households with elderly, disabled, children
(6 and under), LIHEAP high-energy users, and Native Americans. Homeowners and
tenants with their landlord's permission are eligible. An average grant of $5,500 in
weatherization funds is awarded for each home for installed energy efficiency
measures.
The ARRA funding can cover 100% of the rebate cost, but only 50% of the
administrative cost associated with the program. It cannot replace existing rebate




50/50 cost sharing
Research and Development programs include pollution control innovations for
traditional power plants, including mercury reduction; improved gasification
technologies; advanced combustion systems; development of stationary power fuel
cells; improved turbines for future coal-based combined cycle plants; and creation of a
portfolio of technologies that can capture and permanently store greenhouse gases.




Grant awards based on priorities established by Department of Energy
Opportunities for CBOs & socially-oriented investors




Varies by state. Likely to include residential retrofitting efforts potentially implemented
by CBOs.




Up to 20% of funds to cities and up to 60% of funds to the state can be used as sub-
grants to non-profits or to the local government.
Subgrantees must be community action agencies or other public or nonprofit entities.
States must give preference to organizations that have operated effective WAP or
community action programs, and must hold a public trial prior to the submission of their
comprehensive application to ensure that all eligible groups are considered.
Documentation of the hearing proceedings and the public notification of the hearing are
required for states to receive ARRA WAP funding. All laborers and mechanics working
for contractors and subcontracts on stimulus-funded projects must be paid at local
prevailing wage rates as determined under the Davis-Bacon Act.
Pertinent Deadlines
Comprehensive Application due to DOE from the state 5/12/2009 (8pm EST).
Components include: Master File: Information on the State’s overall strategic energy
plan and its key elements, goals, and the role of SEP in the plan. Also, a discussion of
how SEO will use ARRA funds to: conserve energy, measure & monitor progress, meet
minimum requirements for mandatory activities, and achieve the 25% energy efficiency
by 2012; Annual File: Detailed list of each proposed ARRA-funded program activity
including budget information, milestones for success, and intended scope; Recovery
ramp up file: Discussion of the recipient’s ability to meet the goals of the SEP program
while prioritizing existing programs. Documentation of existing program activities and
budgets is also required; Governor’s Assurance: Discussion of the progress made
towards meeting governor’s assurances (See discussion above); Budget information &
Justification for recipient and major sub recipients; Environmental Impact Statements




Application and program plans due to DOE on May 26 for states and June 25 for local
governments


Comprehensive application due from the state 5/12/09 (8pm EST) Components
include: Standard forms for federal assistance (Master File; Discussion of ramp-up
challenges and how to meet them (State Plan); States must list subgrantees, location of
projects, production schedule, energy savings, training activities, and they must detail
the public hearing process and plan for project monitoring and verification (Annual File);
Budget information & Justification


The application deadline for AOIs 1, 2, and 3 is March 31, 2009. The round 1
application deadline for AOI 4 is May 29, 2009; round 2 is September 30, 2009. Up to
30 awards with a 50/50 cost share will be appointed. The funding minimum per project
is $5 million to a maximum of $15 million. Modifications to this funding opportunity, as
well as the full announcement are available at www.grants.gov under Funding
Opportunity DE-PS26-09NT01236-01, DE-PS26-09NT01236-02 or DE-PS26-



Applications due 5/13/09. $378 million is expected to be available, with more than 34
awards anticipated. For more information, go to www.grants.gov and refer to Sol# DE-
FOA-0000026.
?


Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis FOA
DE-PS36-09GO99018 for up to $10 million in FY2009 and with anticipated additional
funds of up to $25 million in FY2010 and FY2011, applications due 6/15/09; Open
Funding Opportunity: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Demonstrations FOA DE-PS36-
09GO99019, for up to $10 million in FY2009 and with anticipated additional funds of up
to $39 million in FY2010, FY2011, FY2012, FY2013, and FY2014, applications due


Applications due 5/19/09. $2 billion expected to be available for more than 37
anticipated awards. For more information go to www.grants.gov and refer to Sol# DE-
FOA-0000026.




Applications due on 5/6/2009, Funding Opportunity Announcement at www.grants.gov
under DE-FOA-0000036
Federal
Department Program

DOD       Building and Infrastructure Retrofits




          Military Contruction




          Defense Health Program

          Homeowners Assitance Fund




          Family Housing




          Near-Term Energy Technology Research



          Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP)
Department w. Contact Info & Links
URL
http://www.defenselink.mil/recovery/plans_reports/2009/march/Final_ARRA_Report_to_
Congress-24_Mar_09ver2.pdf




http://www.defenselink.mil/recovery/plans_reports/2009/march/Final_ARRA_Report_to_
Congress-24_Mar_09ver2.pdf




http://www.defenselink.mil/recovery/plans_reports/2009/march/Final_ARRA_Report_to_
Congress-24_Mar_09ver2.pdf
http://www.defenselink.mil/recovery/plans_reports/2009/march/Final_ARRA_Report_to_
Congress-24_Mar_09ver2.pdf




http://www.defenselink.mil/recovery/plans_reports/2009/march/Final_ARRA_Report_to_
Congress-24_Mar_09ver2.pdf




http://www.defenselink.mil/recovery/plans_reports/2009/march/Final_ARRA_Report_to_
Congress-24_Mar_09ver2.pdf


http://www.defenselink.mil/recovery/plans_reports/2009/march/Final_ARRA_Report_to_
Congress-24_Mar_09ver2.pdf
ARRA funding

$3.8 billion




$2.1 Billion




$400 Million

$600 Million




$100 Million




$300 Million



$100 Million
Program Goals
for facility infrastructure investments to upgrade DoD facilities, including energy-related
improvements




Includes $1.3 billion for hospitals




repair and modernize military medical facilities, including energy-related improvements
a temporary expansion of the Homeowner’s Assistance Program (HAP) benefits for
private home sale losses of both DoD military and civilian personnel




housing for the troops and their families




program to improve energy efficiency of DOD facilities while reducing associated utility
energy and non-energy related costs. ECIP is a key component of DOD's energy
management strategy. ECIP projects focus on energy and water savings, implementing
renewable energy, and converting systems to cleaner energy sources.
Eligible Uses


$240 million in military construction for child development centers
• $100 million in military construction for warrior transition complexes
• $535 million for other military construction projects, such as housing for the troops and
their families, energy conservation, and National Guard facilities

$240 million in military construction for child development centers
• $100 million in military construction for warrior transition complexes
• $535 million for other military construction projects, such as housing for the troops and
their families, energy conservation, and National Guard facilities




$240 million in military construction for child development centers
• $100 million in military construction for warrior transition complexes
• $535 million for other military construction projects, such as housing for the troops and
their families, energy conservation, and National Guard facilities




Fuel Optimization for Mobility Platforms
• Facility Energy Initiatives
• Operational Efficiencies/Commercial Practices
• Domestic Energy Supply/DistributioTactical power Systems /Generators
Eligible Entities

US Military Bases (including territories) -- Already allocated see link above




US Military Bases (including territories) -- Already allocated see link above




US Military Bases (including territories) -- Already allocated see link above




US Military Bases (including territories) -- Already allocated see link above




US Military Bases (including territories) -- Already allocated see link above
Requirements
Opportunities for CBOs & socially-oriented investors




Fuel Optimization for Mobility Platforms: These RDT&E efforts include testing various
materials, like ceramics, in engine and equipment design to lower thermal loads and
decrease the
need for cooling of component parts that require additional energy to perform the
cooling tasks.
It also includes conducting demonstrations on the fuel efficiency of Low Observable
subsonic
propulsion systems in aircraft and small-scale propulsion systems for Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles
(UAVs).

Facility Energy Initiatives: These projects/studies include developing or reviewing off-
the-shelf
enterprise energy auditing programs and software that can couple energy security with
energy
efficiency; reducing power consumption in tactical heating and air conditioning systems;
whole-
building energy modeling and monitoring systems and renewable energy building
integration.

Operational Efficiencies/Commercial Practices: These projects/studies include
developing or
Pertinent Deadlines
Other Notes
Federal
Department   Program




USDA         Rural Business & Industry Guaranteed Loan Program




             Rural Business enterprise Grants


             Rural Community Facilities Loan Program


             Rural Community Facilities Grants Program




             Section 502 Direct Single family Housing Loan
             Program




             Section 502 Guaranteed Single Family Housing Loan
             Program


             Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program




             Distance Learning, Telemedicine, & Broadband
Child Nutrition: Equipment Assistance
Department w. Contact Info & Links




Rural Development




Rural Development


Rural Development


Rural Development




Rural Development




Rural Development


Rural Development




Rural Development’s Rural Utilities Service
URL




http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/arra/recovery-program.htm




http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/arra/recovery-program.htm


http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/arra/recovery-program.htm


http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/arra/recovery-program.htm




http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/arra/recovery-program.htm




http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/arra/recovery-program.htm


http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/arra/recovery-program.htm




http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/arra/RUSBroadbandInvestmentInitiative.pdf
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Policy-Memos/2009/SP_18-2009_os.pdf
ARRA funding




$3B




$1.1 billion


$61 million




$967 Million




?


$3.7 billion




$2.5 B
$100 million
Program Goals

Rural Development’s B& I Guaranteed Loan Program has received approximately $3
billion under Division I, Title A, of the Recovery Act to provide additional funds to lenders
in connection with our program’s purpose to improve, develop, or finance business,
industry, and employment and improve the economic and environmental climate in rural
communities. This will be achieved by bolstering the existing private credit structure
through the guarantee of quality loans which will provide lasting community benefits. We
have funds available under this authority through September 30, 2010.

Rural Development’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program will receive
approximately $20 million dollars under the Act to provide funding for a broad variety of
programs to support business development in rural areas. RBEG funding may be used
for many purposes making it uniquely suited to meet the varying needs of individual areas
while helping to speed economic recovery.

Community Facilities (CF) direct loans and grants are available to develop essential
community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population

Community Facilities (CF) direct loans and grants are available to develop essential
community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population

Banks and other financial institutions are reluctant to lend money in the current economic
environment. The lack of available credit to purchase a home combined with the number
of foreclosures in the market is negatively impacting the housing industry as well as other
sectors of the economy. 502 direct Recovery Act funds will provide additional credit for
affordable home loans. Loan funds will also provide economically distressed low and very-
income homeowners located in eligible rural areas with the opportunity to refinance a
qualified existing mortgage to an affordable loan.

Banks and other financial institutions are reluctant to lend money in the current economic
environment, a reluctance that is lessened when the loan has a guarantee backed by the
full faith and credit of the Federal Government. The lack of available credit to purchase a
home, combined with the number of foreclosures in the market, is negatively impacting
the housing industry as well as other sectors of the economy. Recovery Act 502
Guaranteed loan funds will encourage private sector lenders to make affordable home
loans in rural America. There are over 3,000 private sector lenders participating in the
section 502 guaranteed loan program.
provides approximately $3.7 billion in loans and grants for rural water and wastewater
infrastructure through the existing USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal
(WWD) loan and grant program.




RUS will support the expansion of broadband service in rural areas through financing and
grants to projects that provide access to high speed service and facilitate economic
development in locations without sufficient access to such service.
equipment assistance grants authorized by the ARRA will be to improve the infrastructure
in the NSLP
Eligible Uses




Loan guarantees for businesses in rural communities
The RBEG program may fund projects as varied as business revolving loan funds,
business district infrastructure projects, capital improvement projects, business
incubators, and downtown revitalization projects. The program has been used
successfully throughout Rural America to fund projects that will create or save jobs. In
Fiscal Year 2008, the program created or retained over 18,000 jobs at a cost of under
$3,000 per job.

Funds may be used for facility acquisition, construction, renovation, or the purchase of
equipment and furnishings.

Funds may be used for facility acquisition, construction, renovation, or the purchase of
equipment and furnishings.




Financing homeownership. Refinancing is also available in limited circumstances for
eligible homeowners at risk of losing their homes.




The section 502 guaranteed loan program helps low- and moderate-income applicants to
purchase a modest dwelling located in a rural area.
The WWD provides loans, grants , loan guarantees and technical assistance for drinking
water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and storm drainage facilities in rural areas and cities
and towns of 10,000 or less.




Projects that expand access to broadband in rural communities
for equipment assistance to school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the National
School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible Entities




To request application materials under this authority, please contact your local Rural
Development Office for assistance. You can also click on the preliminary rural area
eligibility determination for the program. Final eligibility determinations are made by the
State Rural Development Offices.


To request application materials under this authority, please contact your local Rural
Development Office for assistance. You can also click on the preliminary rural area
eligibility determination for the program. Final eligibility determinations are made by the
State Rural Development Offices.

Eligible applicants are units of local government, non-profit organizations, and Federally-
recognized Indian tribes.

Eligible applicants are units of local government, non-profit organizations, and Federally-
recognized Indian tribes.




Section 502 direct loan program helps low and very-low income applicants who cannot
qualify for other credit, including a 502 guaranteed loan, purchase a modest dwelling
located in a rural area.




Low-income is defined as between 50 and 80 percent of the area median income (AMI)
and moderate-income is between 80 and 115 percent of AMI. Applicants may obtain
100% financing and must demonstrate the ability to afford the mortgage payments,
including taxes and insurance, which are typically within 29 percent of an applicant's
income.
Public bodies, non-profit organizations and federally recognized Indian tribes may qualify
for assistance. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Preference for funding
will be given to projects that are ready to commence .




RUS will provide a combination of direct loans and grants to applicants that offer the
most viable, economically advantageous proposals available within that time period.
These funds will be awarded on a competitive basis with unprecedented transparency
and accountability.
NSLP equipment assistance grant funds will be provided based on States’ total school
meals administrative expense allocation for Fiscal Year 2009 (see enclosed funding
levels and note regarding ROAP and alternate State agencies). As required by the
ARRA, these grants must be distributed to local SFAs via a competitive grant process
that is fair and equitable.
Requirements




Facilities financed through the CF program must primarily serve rural residents.


Facilities financed through the CF program must primarily serve rural residents.


Very low income is defined as below 50 percent of the area median income (AMI) and
low income is between 50 and 80 percent of AMI. Applicants may obtain 100% financing
and must be able to afford the mortgage payments, including taxes and insurance, which
are typically within 24 percent of an applicant's income through a payment subsidy to
enhance repayment ability. Housing must be modest in size and design, and must not
exceed the applicable area loan limit.




75 percent of the areas to be served by a project receiving funds from such grants or
loans shall be in a rural area without sufficient access to high speed broadband service to
facilitate rural economic development. 2.) Priority shall be given to: Projects that will
deliver end users a choice of more than one service provider; projects that provide
service to the highest proportion of rural residents that do not have access to broadband
service; projects that can commence immediately upon approval. 3.) There should not
be duplication of projects funded under the RUS Broadband Investment Program with the
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program at the Department of Commerce.
statutory requirement that grants are to be based on the need for equipment assistance
in participating schools with priority (or more weight) given to schools in which not less
than 50 percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced price meals. In addition,
as noted above, we recommend that State agencies consider the ability of applicant
SFAs to fully expend grant funds within three (3) months of the award.
Opportunities for CBOs & socially-oriented investors




Coops are possibly eligible entities
Pertinent Deadlines




To request application materials under this authority, please contact your local Rural
Development Office for assistance. You can also click on the preliminary rural area
eligibility determination for the program. Final eligibility determinations are made by the
State Rural Development Offices.


To request application materials under this authority, please contact your local Rural
Development Office for assistance. You can also click on the preliminary rural area
eligibility determination for the program. Final eligibility determinations are made by the
State Rural Development Offices.
CF loan and grant applications are processed at the local level. Please contact the Rural
Development Area Office serving your community for additional information and
application materials.
CF loan and grant applications are processed at the local level. Please contact the Rural
Development Area Office serving your community for additional information and
application materials.




Rolling basis. For more information on how to apply for assistance, please contact one of
our Rural Development State or Area Offices.




Within 60-days of the end of the on April 13, 2009, public comment period, intend to
publish a series of Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) in the Federal Register seeking
applications for USDA assistance. We anticipate approximately three NOFAs.
We strongly encourage State agencies to complete the entire award process, including
solicitation and designation of award, by June 8, 2009.
Other Notes
Federal
Department Program




GSA       Federal Building Retrofits
Department w. Contact Info & Links




Public Buildings Service
URL




http://www.recovery.gov/?q=content/weekly-
report&agency_code=47&agency=&startdate=2009-04-
10&noofreports=2&summarytype=&report_id=181&nex=4
ARRA funding




$4.5 billion
Program Goals




To improve the efficiency of federal buildings occupied by GSA programs.
Eligible Uses
PROJECT LIST - On March 31st, the Public Buildings Service, on behalf of GSA,
delivered to Congress a list of projects to be completed with funds provided by the
Recovery Act. This plan includes hundreds of projects in all 50 states, the District of
Columbia, and two United States territories, divided into the following categories: Land
Port of Entry construction; Federal buildings and United States Courthouses, full and
partial building modernizations, and limited-scope, high-performance green building
projects. Projects were selected based on their ability to create or maintain jobs and to
support green government. In addition, funds provided by the Recovery Act will be used
to continue efforts to consolidate the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
headquarters at the St. Elizabeths Campus in the District of Columbia.
Eligible Entities
Requirements
Opportunities for CBOs & socially-oriented investors
Pertinent Deadlines
Other Notes
Federal
Department Program




Department
of         EDA American Recovery Program
Commerce

          National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

          Smart Grid

          Electronic Health Records




          Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Department w. Contact Info & Links




Economic Development Administration, http://www.eda.gov/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Institute of Standards and Technology

National Institute of Standards and Technology




National Telecommunications and Information Administration
URL




http://www.eda.gov/PDF/FY09%20ARRA%20FFO%20-%20FINAL.pdf

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2009/20090407_recovery.html

http://www.nist.gov/recovery/

http://www.nist.gov/recovery/




http://www.ntia.doc.gov/broadbandgrants/index.html
ARRA Funding




$150 million -- $50 million for Econ Adjustment Assistance, $100,000,000 to either the
Public Works and Economic Development Facilities Program or the Economic
Adjustment Assistance Program, depending the needs demonstrated among EDA’s six
regional offices

$830 million - specific projects to (re)build labs and equipment around the country. See
weblink for details

$10 million

$20 million




$4.7 billion
Programs Goals




Promote comprehensive, entrepreneurial and innovation-based economic development
efforts to enhance the competitiveness of regions, resulting in increased private
investment and higher-skill, higher-wage jobs in regions that have experienced sudden
and severe economic dislocation and job loss due to corporate restructuring.


Develop a comprehensive framework for a nationwide, fully interoperable smart grid for
the U.S. electric power system.
Standards-related research that supports the security and interoperability of electronic
medical records to reduce health care costs and improve the quality of care.




Develop and expand broadband services to unserved and underserved areas and
improve access to broadband by public safety agencies.
Eligible Usesdisbursed through EDA’s six Regional Offices in the form of grants to
Funds will be
states, local government entities and eligible non-profits to create jobs and generate
private sector investment

PWEDA supports the construction or rehabilitation of essential public infrastructure and
facilities necessary to generate or retain private sector jobs and investments, attract
private sector capital, and promote regional competitiveness, including investments that
expand and upgrade infrastructure to attract new industry, support technology-led
development, redevelop brownfield sites and provide eco-industrial development.

EAAP provides a wide range of technical, planning and infrastructure assistance in
regions experiencing adverse economic changes that may occur suddenly or over time.
This program is designed to respond flexibly to pressing economic recovery issues and
is well suited to help address challenges faced by U.S. regions and communities.




  * Of these funds, $250 million will be available for innovative programs that
encourage sustainable adoption of broadband services;
  * At least $200 million will be available to upgrade technology and capacity at public
computing centers, including community colleges and public libraries;
  * $10 million will be a transfer to the Office of Inspector General for the purposes of
BTOP audits and oversight.
  * Up to $350 million of the BTOP funding is designated for the development and
maintenance of statewide broadband inventory maps.
Eligible Entitites
Requirements




Priority given to communities with high levels of unemployment, low income levels,
large concentrations of low-income families, significant declines in per capita income,
large numbers (or high rates) of business failures, sudden major layoffs or plant
closures, trade impacts, military base closures, natural or other major disasters,
depletion of natural resources, reduced tax bases, or substantial loss of population
because of the lack of employment opportunities.

Davis Bacon




In the process of writing regs. Want to see cooperation between public and private
sector. Leverage funds.

Need to complete grant allocation by September 30, 2010.
Opportunities for CBOs & socially-oriented investors




Nonprofits can apply. Can be used to leverage other sources of funds to build physical
infrastructure or do economic development planning. Supportive of projects that "link
economic benefits...to the distressed community in which it is located." Consideration
given to historic preservation as well as economic revitalization of brownfields.




In considering grants, will value: whether an application will increase the affordability of,
and subscribership to, service to the greatest population of users in an area; whether
the application will enhance service for health care delivery, education, or children to
the greatest population of users in an area; and whether it will not result in unjust
enrichment as a result of support from another Federal program in the area. The Act
also directs us to consider other important factors, such as whether the applicant is a
socially and economically disadvantaged small business concern and whether the
application will provide the greatest broadband speed possible to the greatest
population of users in an area.
Pertinent Deadlines




Rolling applications




Anticipate first wave of funding will be in early Fall 2009.
Federal
Corporatio
Department Program
n for
National
and
Community
Service    AmeriCorps
Department w. Contact Info & Links




CNCS, http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/recovery/index.asp,
http://www.nationalservice.gov/pdf/09_0606_recovery_plan_cncs.pdf
URL
ARRA Funding




$201 million -- $89 to State and National, $65 to VISTA
Programs Goals


Additional 13,000 Americorps State and VISTA. May also be used to provide current
grantees with relief from requirements to provide matching funds. The Corporation also
received funding to improve its information technology systems.
Eligible Uses

Create or expand capacity of orgs to fight poverty. Priority to new projects and
supplement existing projects that work in the following areas: employment and skills
training; financial planning; home foreclosure prevention and housing assistance;
nonprofit capacity building; volunteer generation and management; and other activities
that support econ recovery in communities.
Eligible Entities




Existing grantees
Requirements




Most likely to work with large, existing VISTA programs to place more volunteers.
Appears to require the payment of prevailing wages.
Opportunities for CBOs & socially-oriented investors




More VISTA volunteers will be available. Direct application deadline has passed. Can
still apply for formula funding from your state.
Pertinent Deadlines




Want most new VISTAs in place by end of fiscal year 2009 (pre-service orientation by
April). States get formula funding April 17.
Federal
Department Program




Department
of          On-The-Job-Training Supportive Services (OJTSS)
Transportat Program
ion
Department w. Contact Info & Links




Federal Highway Administration, DOT

Zakiah Latif-Lynch, OJT/SS Program Manager, zakiah.latif-lynch@dot.gov; (202)366-
1585.
URL




http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/economicrecovery/
ARRA funding




$6-8 million for existing programs; $12-14 for new programs
Programs Goals




Trains minorities, women, and disadvantaged persons in skilled trades and
transportation technology-related careers. The focus is to provide services to highway
construction contractors, apprentices and trainees in support of states' federal-aid
projects; targets minorities, women, and the socially and economically disadvantaged.
Eligible Uses
Eligible Entities
Requirements
Opportunities for CBOs & socially-oriented investors
Pertinent Deadlines




April 27 for existing/expanded projects and May 15 for new projects
Federal
Department Program




          Green Jobs Training (Program of Competitive Grants
          for Worker Training and Placement in High Growth
DOL       and Emerging Industry Sectors)




          WIA Adult Employment and Training




          WIA Youth Activities, Summer Employment




          WIA Dislocated Workers
        National Emergency Grants/Dislocated Workers
        National Reserve




        YouthBuild

        Job Corps: Construction, Rehabilitation, Acquisition,
        and Operation



        Community Service Employment for Older Americans
        Indian and Native American Grants

        Employment Service Grants to States (Wagner-
        Peyser)

        Unemployment Insurance



        Work Opportunity Tax Credit




        Trade Adjustment Assistance




        COBRA Continuation Coverage

        High Growth Job Training Initiative

        Community Based Job Training Initiative
        WIRED (Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic
        Development) Initiative
        National Apprenticeship System
        Skills to Build America's Future

        According to the EDA, "Sector strategies for renewable
        energy, broadband and telecommunications, health care,
        advanced manufacturing, and other high-demand industry
        sectors identified by local areas should become an
        integral part of comprehensive approaches to workforce
NOTES   development and regional growth."
Department w. Contact Info & Links




Employment and Training Administration, http://www.doleta.gov/




Employment and Training Administration, http://www.doleta.gov/




Employment and Training Administration, http://www.doleta.gov/




Employment and Training Administration, http://www.doleta.gov/
Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis




Employment and Training Administration, http://www.doleta.gov/youth_services/


Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor, http://www.dol.gov/



Employment and Training Administration, http://www.doleta.gov/



Employment and Training Administration, http://www.doleta.gov/




Employment and Training Administration, http://www.doleta.gov/




Employment and Training Administration, http://www.doleta.gov/




Employee Benefits Security Administration

Employment and Training Administration, http://www.doleta.gov/

Employment and Training Administration, http://www.doleta.gov/

Employment and Training Administration, http://www.doleta.gov/
Employment and Training Administration, http://www.doleta.gov/
Employment and Training Administration, http://www.doleta.gov/
URL




http://www.dol.gov/recovery/implement.htm




http://www.doleta.gov/programs/general_info.cfm




http://www.doleta.gov/youth_services/




http://www.doleta.gov/programs/general_info.cfm
http://www.doleta.gov/NEG/definition.cfm




http://www.youthbuild.org/site/c.htIRI3PIKoG/b.1223921/k.BD3C/Home.htm


http://www.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx



http://www.doleta.gov/seniors



http://www.doleta.gov/programs/Wagner_Peyser.cfm




http://www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax/




http://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/taa/WhoWeServe.cfm




http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/cobra.html

http://www.doleta.gov/Brg/JobTrainInitiative/

http://www.doleta.gov/Business/Community-BasedJobTrainingGrants.cfm

http://www.doleta.gov/wired/
http://www.doleta.gov/OA/nas.cfm
http://www.doleta.gov/Business/skilltobuild.cfm
ARRA Funding




$750 million




$500 million




$1.2 billion ($17.8 million for Native Americans, $1.7 billion for states and $3 million for
outlying areas)




$1.25 billion
$200 million




$50 million


$250 million



$120 million



$396 million ($247.5 million for reemployment services)

$7 billion



N/A




$575 million/year/state




N/A

No ARRA

No ARRA

No ARRA
No ARRA
No ARRA
Programs Goals




Promote the development of 3 million new green jobs through workforce training, and
hasten widespread employment in green careers across several industry sectors.




Improve the quality of the workforce and enhance the productivity and competitiveness
of the nation’s economy by providing workforce investment activities that increase the
employment, retention, and earnings of participants, and increase occupational skill
attainment by the participants.

Provide employment and training services to adults through the One-Stop system in
accordance with WIA allocation requirements.



To help low-income youth acquire the educational and occupational skills, training, and
support needed to achieve academic and employment success and successfully
transition to careers and productive adulthood.

Particular emphasis is placed on creating summer employment opportunities for youth,
but year-round youth activities are also envisioned.




To increase employment, as measured by entry into unsubsidized employment;
To increase retention in unsubsidized employment six months after entry into
employment;
To increase earnings received in unsubsidized employment for dislocated workers; and
To enhance customer satisfaction for participants and for employers.

The employment goals are measured using Unemployment Insurance Wage Records
systems and customer satisfaction goals are measured by sampling.
Discretionary award by Secretary of Labor that temporarily expand service capacity at
the State and local levels through time-limited funding assistance in response to
significant dislocation events. Significant events are those that create a sudden need
for assistance that cannot reasonably be expected to be accommodated within the
ongoing operations of the formula-funded Dislocated Worker program, including the
discretionary resources reserved at the State level.



YouthBuild USA is implementing a Green Initiative to train participants for jobs building
energy efficient buildings with sustainable materials. This program builds on the
traditional YouthBuild model, a 9 to 24 month, full-time program that combines training
in construction trade skills, with time in the classroom working towards a GED or high
school diploma, youth leadership, and civic engagement skills-building.


Construction, rehabilitation, and acquisition of Job Corps centers.
Expand the number of SCSEP participants assigned to community service work,
especially in the growth industries emphasized by ARRA (e.g., health care, child care,
education, green jobs, energy efficiency and environmental services). Increased
services and training for unemployed, low-income seniors and increased services for



Help people find jobs through OneStops
Incentive payments to states that include certain eligibility provisions in their state UI
programs. Not training related.


Tax credit to get employers to hire targeted groups of people including ex-felons,
disconnected youth and people leaving TANF.




All TAA programs are reauthorized through Dec. 31, 2010.




Make health coverage more affordable during periods of unemployment.
Targets worker training and career development resources toward helping workers gain
the skills they need to build successful careers 14 growing industries.
Build the capacity of community colleges to train workers to develop the skills required
to succeed in high growth/high demand industries.

Funds to encourage the integration of workforce and economic development.

Upskill incumbent workers
Eligible Uses
Competitive grants for worker training and placement in high growth and emerging
industry sectors. Of the total, $500 million is to be used for research, labor exchange,
and job training projects that prepare workers for careers in energy efficiency and
renewable industry industries, including: 1) the energy-efficient building, construction,
and retrofit industries; 2) the renewable electric power industry; 3) the energy efficient
and advanced drive train vehicle industry; 4) the biofuels industry; 5) the deconstruction
and materials use industries; 6) the energy efficiency assessment industry serving the
residential, commercial, or industrial sectors; and 7) manufacturers that produce
sustainable products using environmentally sustainable processes and materials.

In awarding remaining $250 million, priority shall be given to projects that prepare
workers for careers in the health care sector.
States must allocate 85% of funds to Local Workforce Investment Boards (LWIBs).
Remaining 15% is reserved for administration and statewide activities.

Training services may include occupational skills training, on-the-job training, programs
that combine workplace training and related instruction, including registered
apprenticeship, training programs operated by the private sector, skill upgrade and
retraining, entrepreneurship training, job readiness training, adult education and literacy
training, and customized training. These funds can also be used to support adult basic
education training, including English as a second language.

WIA provides three levels of employment and training services: 1) core—including
outreach, job search and placement assistance, and labor market information; 2)
intensive—more comprehensive assessments, development of employment plans and
counseling and career planning; 3) training—occupational and basic skills training.

States are responsible for program management and operations including enrollment,
Funds must be used to provide services to low-income youth who are: 1) deficient in
basic literacy skills, or 2) require additional assistance to complete an education
program or secure and hold employment. Also eligible are youth who fall into one of the
following categories: school dropout, homeless, runaway, foster child, pregnant or a
parent, or offender.

States are encouraged to provide opportunities to youth to experience "green" work.

May not be used for Youth Opportunity Grants.




States are responsible for program management and operations including enrollment,
service delivery, and certification of training providers.
Eligible uses include: broad range of employment and training activities, counseling
services and related activities, youth development activities, supportive services and
need-based stipends, mentoring, and provision of wages, stipends and benefits to
participants. An eligible youth is an individual who is 1) between the ages of 16 and 24
on the date of enrollment; 2) a member of a ―disadvantaged youth population‖; and 3) a
school dropout. Up to 25% of participants may be youth who do not meet the education
and disadvantaged criteria but are: 1) basic skills deficient, despite attainment of a
secondary school diploma or GED credential; or 2) have been referred by a local
DOL may transfer up to 15% to meet operational needs of centers, include training for
careers in the energy efficiency, renewable energy, and environmental protection
industries.




10% of total sums allotted to each state is reserved for the Governor "to provide
performance incentives, services for groups with special needs, and for the extra costs
of exemplary models for delivering job services through the one stop system.




See website for rules.
Current Trade Adjustment Assistance is expanded to trade-affected services sector
workers and workers affected by offshoring or outsourcing to all countries, including
China or India. In addition, the reauthorization allows for automatic TAA eligibility for
workers suffering from import surges and subject to unfair trade determinations, makes
training, healthcare and re-employment TAA benefits more accessible and flexible, and
enhances benefits in the TAA for Firms and TAA for Farmers programs. A new TAA
program is created for trade-affected communities.
Eligible individuals pay only 35 percent of their COBRA premiums and the remaining 65
percent is reimbursed to the coverage provider through a tax credit. The premium
reduction applies to periods of health coverage beginning on or after February 17, 2009
and lasts for up to nine months for those eligible for COBRA during the period
beginning September 1, 2008 and ending December 31, 2009 due to an involuntary
termination of employment that occurred during that period.
Eligible Entities




Most likely Workforce Investment Boards will apply directly to the DoL for funding.




Workforce Investment Boards




Workforce Investment Boards




States allocate funds to local workforce investment boards by formula prescribed by the
governor.
Applicants may include states, outlying areas, local workforce boards, and non-profit
and private organizations whose purpose is to provide targeted services to eligible
beneficiaries.




Public or private nonprofit agency or organization (including a consortium of such
agencies or organizations), including any relevant public or private nonprofit entity that
provides education or employment training and can meet the required elements of the
grant.


Operators of Job Corps programs



Current grantees.
Requirements




Competitive grants, process not yet specified.

Target groups of eligible individuals to be given priority for training and other services
include: 1) workers impacted by national energy and environmental policy; 2) individuals
in need of updated training related to energy efficiency and renewable energy
industries; 3) veterans, or past or present members of military reserves; 4) unemployed
individuals; 5) individuals, including at risk youth, seeking employment pathways out of
poverty; and 6) formerly incarcerated, adjudicated, nonviolent offenders.



Adult (18 and older) employment and training activities under the Workforce Investment
Act (WIA). Funds can be used for ―supportive‖ services, including transportation,
childcare, dependent care, housing and needs-related payments, if an individual needs
them to participate in the program.

Priority use of funds is for services to public assistance recipients and other low income
individuals.

Local boards are generally required to provide training through ―individual training
accounts,‖ but Recovery Act funds may be used to contract directly with an institution of
higher education or other eligible training provider, if the board determines it would
facilitate the training of multiple individuals in high-demand occupations.




Age eligibilityworker is an individual who: funds is raised from 21 to 24.
A dislocated for youth services with these
* Has been terminated or laid off, or has received a notice of termination or layoff from
employment;
* Is eligible for or has exhausted unemployment insurance;
* Has demonstrated an appropriate attachment to the workforce, but not eligible for
unemployment insurance and unlikely to return to a previous industry or occupation;
* Has been terminated or laid off or received notification of termination or layoff from
employment as a result of a permanent closure or substantial layoff;
* Is employed at a facility, where the employer has made the general announcement
that the facility will close within a 180 days;
* Was self-employed (including employment as a farmer, a rancher, or a fisherman) but
is unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community or because
of a natural disaster; or
* Is a displaced homemaker who is no longer supported by another family member.
Current law requires a contract between DOL and the entity operating a Job Corps
center. This contract serves as an operating plan for the center and is available to the
public. DOL may require operators to submit additional information as part of the plan.




A new targeted group is created for WOTC, which provides a tax credit to employers
who hire members of targeted groups. The new group is unemployed veterans and
disconnected youth who begin work in 2009 and 2010. The credit applies to individuals
who begin work for the employer after December 31, 2008.
Opportunities for CBOs & socially-oriented investors




Work with employers and community colleges to develop pre-employment and
certificate programs that lead to clear career ladders. Identify potential workers.
Negotiate agreements to recruit students/employees locally. Monitor students' progress
and connect them to other supportive programs, like child care and Food Stamps.




Organizations that have apprenticeship programs should reach out to Governors and
local WIBs to be included as training providers, especially in health care and
construction. Develop sectoral partnerships around green industries.




Organizations that have apprenticeship programs should reach out to Governors and
local WIBs to be included as training providers, especially in health care and
construction. Develop sectoral partnerships around green industries.




Organizations that have apprenticeship programs should reach out to Governors and
local WIBs to be included as training providers, especially in health care and
construction. Develop sectoral partnerships around green industries.
See eligible entities and eligible uses.




Promote the tax credit to local businesses.




Training dollars.




Employer focused
Pertinent Deadlines




TBA, Guidelines expected by May from DoL




States need to spend the $ by June 30, 2011




States need to spend the $ by June 30, 2011




States need to spend the $ by June 30, 2011
Grants available immediately. Money must be spent by June 30, 2011.


Money must be spent by June 30, 2011.



Grant applications due April 17.


Funds are available for obligation by the states through September 30, 2010, and must
be expended by the end of PY 2010 (June 30, 2011).
Federal
Department Program




DOED      State Fiscal Stabilization Fund




          Special Education (IDEA)




          Title I




          Impact Aid
          Higher Education
          Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) State Grants

          Independent Living (IL) programs
          McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth
          Programs Funds
          Educational Technology State Grants
Department w. Contact Info & Links




State.Fiscal.Fund@ed.gov




IDEArecoverycomments@ed.gov




TitleI.ARRA@ed.gov




impact.aid@ed.gov
www.ed.gov
URL




http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/factsheet/stabilization-fund.html




http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/factsheet/idea.html




http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/factsheet/title-i.html




http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/factsheet/impactaid.html
http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/implementation.html
http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/factsheet/vr.html



http://www.ed.gov/programs/homeless/index.html
http://www.ed.gov/programs/edtech/index.html
ARRA Funding




$48.6 billion




$12.2 Billion




$10 Billion



$100 Million ($39.6 million in formula grants to 179 local educational agencies, $59.4
million in competitive grants)
$30.8 Billion ($17 Billion in Pell Grants, $13.8 Billion to boost tuition tax credit)
$540 Million

$140 Million

$70 Million
$650 Million
Programs Goals

State Stabilization Funds are being targeted to help avert elementary, secondary and
higher education reductions and fund expected increases. The program may also
support modernization, renovation, and repair. $5 billion is set aside for "Race to the
Top" and "Investing in What Works and Innovation" programs.


Ensure that children with disabilities, including those between ages three and five, have
access to a free and appropriate public education to meet each child's unique needs
and prepare him or her for further education, employment, and independent living



Improve teaching and learning for students most at risk of failing to meet state
academic achievement standards. An unprecedented opportunity for educators to
implement innovative strategies in Title I schools that improve education for at-risk
students and close the achievement gaps while also stimulating the economy.




Conduct school construction activities.
Provide support to attain higher education.
Improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Support services to individuals with significant disabilities and older individuals who are
blind to maximize their leadership, empowerment, independent, and productivity.

Assist homeless children and youth in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.
Eligible Uses


Restore support for elementary, secondary, and higher education from FY 2009 - FY
2011; school modernization, renovation, repair; public safety; create and save jobs;
advance education reforms; pay salaries and avoid layoffs; mitigate tuition increases
obtain state-of-the art assistive technology devices and provide training in their use to
enhance access to general curriculum; provide district professional development;
collect and use data to improve teaching and learning; expand inclusive placement for
preschoolers; hire coordinators to work with employers to develop job placements for
youth with disabilities
Establish a system to identify and train highly effective teachers to serve as instructional
leaders; establish intensive, year-long teacher training for all teachers; strengthen and
expand early childhood education; new schoolwide programs for secondary students to
use high-quality, online courseware as supplemental learning materials in math and
science; use longitudinal data to drive continuous improvement efforts; use reading and
math coaches to provide professional development; establish fiscally sustainable
extended learning opportunities

Awards must be used for construction activities including the preparation of drawings
and specifications for school facilities; erecting, building, acquiring, altering, remodeling,
repairing, or extending school facilities; and inspecting and supervising the construction
of school facilities.
Eligible Entities
Requirements
Must commit to advance education reforms that include turning around lowest-
performing schools, develop and use pre-K through post-secondary and career data
systems, increasing teacher effectiveness and ensuring an equitable distribution of
qualified teachers, developing college and career state standards with high-quality, valid
and reliable assessments for all students



States and local educational agencies do not need to submit an additional application
and are awarded the additional funding based on previous allocations.




at least 95% of funds must be allocated directly to Local Education Agencies.
Improvement activities must comply with section 1003(a) of the ESEA.
For competitive grants selection criteria include: current health and safety risk of facility,
facility's capacity to support the needs of the current enrollment, capacity to provide a
comprehensive educational program that meets current state standards, extent projects
would use energy-efficient and recyclable materials, use of non-traditional or alternative
building methods, feasibility of completing project within two years, availabilit
Available to Institutions of Higher Education (IHE).
Opportunities for CBOs & socially-oriented investors


$650 Million is set aside for "Investing in What Works and Innovation" where
educational entities and nonprofit organizations that have made significant gains in
closing achievement gaps serve as models for best practices.




unknown




CBOs associated with local education agencies can receive funds from state
government

Local education agencies can apply for the competitive grants. Local education
agencies must be eligible under section 8002 and 8003 of the Impact Aid program and
have a total taxable assessed value of real property that may be taxed for school
purposes of less than $100 million.
Pertinent Deadlines

March 31st: Applications for the first 67% of these funds available. Funds are
distributed mid-April. July 1 - Oct 1 the remaining 33% of funds are available. These
remaining funds contingent upon state plans (must demonstrate strategies to address
education reform objectives described above)




50% released April 1st, 50% released September 30th




50% of funds released April 1st under existing applications. Remaining funds granted
on July 1st and October 1st.


A notice in the Federal Register will be published in July 2009 inviting applications for
the competitive grants. Awards will be issued by November 30, 2009. Formula grants
will be awarded in April 2009.




Fall 2009
NOTES




Funding can be used in private schools; states may grant funds to local educational
agencies however they please




Funds are also being given to the federal work-study program
Federal
Department Program




          Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) -
HUD       Competitive


          Public Housing Capital Fund (competitive)


          Public Housing Capital Fund (competitive)




          Native American Housing Block Grants (Competitive)
Department w. Contact Info & Links




HUD


HUD


HUD




HUD
URL




http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=j1j2Jtjc8J0MP70j9zLJT1tN1rr1Dy
Ty1Cn3S5ytvnvH5h74TQyL!-946553661?oppId=45924&flag2006=false&mode=VIEW

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=j1j2Jtjc8J0MP70j9zLJT1tN1rr1Dy
Ty1Cn3S5ytvnvH5h74TQyL!-946553661?oppId=45925&flag2006=false&mode=VIEW

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=j1j2Jtjc8J0MP70j9zLJT1tN1rr1Dy
Ty1Cn3S5ytvnvH5h74TQyL!-946553661?oppId=45925&flag2006=false&mode=VIEW



http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=j1j2Jtjc8J0MP70j9zLJT1tN1rr1Dy
Ty1Cn3S5ytvnvH5h74TQyL!-946553661?oppId=45923&flag2006=false&mode=VIEW
ARRA funding




               $1980000000.


                $995000000.


                $995000000.




                $242250000.
Programs Goals
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), round 2. Competitive grants awarded for
activities eligible under division B, title III of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of
2008 (Public Law 110-289, NSP round 1), to address home foreclosure and
abandonment and for the provision of capacity building and support for NSP grantees.
Rating factors will include grantee capacity to execute projects, leveraging potential,
and concentration of investment to achieve neighborhood stabilization. Grantees must
expend at least 50 percent of each grant within 2 years and 100 percent within 3 years
of grant award. HUD may run two competitions - one addressing the provision of
technical assistance (not to exceed $50 million) and one to provide programmatic
funding for grantees (remainder of funding).
The funds shall be awarded by competition for priority investments, including
investments that leverage private sector funding or financing for renovations and energy
conservation.
The funds shall be awarded by competition for priority investments, including
investments that leverage private sector funding or financing for renovations and energy
conservation.
Funds can be used for acquisition, new construction, rehabilitation of affordable
housing, site improvement, development and rehabilitation of utilities and infrastructure,
utility services, conversion, demolition, financing, administration and planning,
improvement to achieve greater energy efficiency, mold remediation, investments that
leverage private sector funding or financing for renovations, and energy conservation
Eligible Uses
Eligible Entities




Eligible applicants are states, units of general local government, nonprofit entities, and
consortia of nonprofit entities, which may submit proposals in partnership with for profit
entities.
Public Housing Agencies that own or operate Low Income Public Housing and are
eligible to receive capital funding under Section 9 of the United States Housing Act of
1937.
Public Housing Agencies that own or operate Low Income Public Housing and are
eligible to receive capital funding under Section 9 of the United States Housing Act of
1937.



Indian tribes or tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) eligible to receive funding
under NAHASDA (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.)
Requirements
Opportunities for CBOs & socially-oriented investors
Pertinent Deadlines




HUD must issue Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) with application requirements
no later than May 3, 2009. Applicants will prepare an application and, for programmatic
funding, complete citizen participation before submitting to HUD. Applications will be
due to HUD not later than 150 days after enactment. HUD will review applications and
make awards shortly thereafter.
HUD will issue a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) seeking applications from
eligible applicants. Awards shall be obligated through competitive funding by September
30, 2009.
HUD will issue a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) seeking applications from
eligible applicants. Awards shall be obligated through competitive funding by September
30, 2009.




Funds will be obligated through competitive funding by September 30, 2009.
Federal    Program
Department
HHS        C06 Extramural Research Facilities Improvement
           Program
           Request for Applications (RFA) Number: RFA-RR-09-
           008




HHS        Recovery Act Limited Competition: Core Facility
           Renovation, Repair, and Improvement (G20)
           Request for Applications (RFA) Number: RFA-RR-09-
           007




HHS        Increased Demand for Community Health Center
           Services (IDS)




HHS        New Access Points
HHS   Health IT




HHS   All other programs:
      Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)
      Recovery Funds Impact on Child Support Incentives
      Adoption Assistance and Foster Care Programs
      Senior Nutrition Programs
      Immunization Grant Program
      Medicaid and Prescription Drug Funding
      Funds to Support Research Experiences for Students and
      Science Educators
      Comparative Effectiveness Funding
Department w. Contact Info & Links

National Institutes of Health http://www.nih.gov

National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) http://www.ncrr.nih.gov

Holly Atherton
Office of Grants Management
National Center for Research Resources
Democracy One, Room 1038
6701 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892-4874
Telephone: (301) 435-0840
Fax: (301) 480-3777
Email: athertoh@mail.nih.gov

National Institutes of Health http://www.nih.gov

National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) http://www.ncrr.nih.gov

Irene Grissom
Office of Grants Management
National Center for Research Resources
Democracy One, Room 1036
6701 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892-4874
Telephone: (301) 435-0836
Fax: (301) 480-3777
Email: grissomi@mail.nih.gov

Health and Human Services

http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/hrsa/healthcentergrants.html




Health and Human Services

http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/hrsa/healthcentergrants.html
HHS




I've listed every other HHS program above. None of them really directly relate to our
mission as best as I can tell.

http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/programs/index.html
URL

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-09-008.html
http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/the_american_recovery_and_reinvestment_act/construction_pro
grams/




http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-09-007.html
http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/the_american_recovery_and_reinvestment_act/construction_pro
grams/




http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/programs/hrsa/index.html

NY State: http://www.recovery.ny.gov/News/press040709-2.htm




http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/hrsa/applicant.html
http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=1233&parentname=Communit
yPage&parentid=3&mode=2&in_hi_userid=10741&cached=true
ARRA funding

$1.0 Billion - shared with G20
(individual grant amounts can range from $2 million to $15 million)




$1.0 Billion - shared with C06 - Budgets for direct costs between $1M and $10M may
be requested.




$338 million




$155 million
Programs Goals

This FOA issued by the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of
Health, solicits applications from institutions that propose to expand, remodel, renovate,
or alter biomedical or behavioral research facilities. The major objective of this FOA is
to facilitate and enhance the conduct of Public Health Service-supported biomedical
and behavioral research by supporting the costs of improving non-Federal basic
research, clinical research, and animal facilities to meet the biomedical or behavioral
research, research training, or research support needs of an institution. Since the funds
for this FOA come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the
Recovery Act), Pub. L. No. 111-5, it is expected that all awards will be expended
expeditiously and that applicants will consider green/sustainable technologies and
design approaches. Awards are expected to create and/or maintain American jobs.




 This FOA issued by the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of
Health, solicits applications from institutions that propose to renovate, repair, or improve
core facilities. For the purpose of this FOA, a core facility is defined as a centralized
shared resource that provides access to instruments or technologies or services, as
well as expert consultation to investigators supported by the core. The major objective
of this FOA is to upgrade core facilities to support the conduct of PHS supported
biomedical and/or behavioral research. Support can be requested to alter and renovate
(A&R) the core facility as well as to improve the general equipment in the core facility or
to purchase general equipment for specialized groups of researchers. Specialized
equipment over $100,000 in cost cannot be requested as part of this FOA. In situations
when similar core facilities exist in different departments at an institution, funding can be
requested in support of centralizing these core facilities. This FOA is issued under the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), Pub. L. No. 111-5.
It is expected that all awards will be expended expeditiously and that applicants will
Expand the use offered by Community and design approaches. Awards are expected
considerservices of ―green‖ technologiesHealth Centers and enable them to serve more
patients, as more Americans join the ranks of the uninsured.

The grants -- titled Increased Demand for Services (IDS) grants -- will be distributed to
1,128 federally qualified health center grantees. Health centers will use the funds over
the next two years to create or retain approximately 6,400 health center jobs.

Grantees submitted plans explaining how the IDS funds would be used. Strategies to
expand services may include, but are not limited to, adding new providers, expanding
hours of operations or expanding services. The funds will provide care to an additional
2.1 million patients over the next two years, including approximately 1 million uninsured
people.

Health centers deliver preventive and primary care services to patients regardless of
their ability to pay; charges for services are set according to income. Health centers
served more than 16 million patients in 2007, about 40 percent of whom had no health
President Barack Obama announced the release of $155 million in Recovery Act grants
to support 126 Community Health Centers across the country. These New Access Point
grants alone will help provide health services to 750,000 Americans and create 5,500
MA says: The ARRA also lays the foundation for national health information technology
(HIT) standards, provides certain incentives for the adoption and use of HIT by
hospitals and health care providers, and addresses privacy and information security.
Funding will be made available through Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement
methodologies beginning in 2011.

HHS says: Funding to modernize the health care system by catalyzing the adoption of
health information technology by 2014. Achieving this goal will reduce health costs for
the federal government by over $12 billion over the next 10 years.
Eligible Uses

Basically, improvements, expansions etc to buildings that will benefit current/ future
scientific research




The budget may include a request for general purpose equipment, for alteration and
renovation funds, or both. The total project period for an award made in response to
this FOA may not exceed five years.

For shared instruments in the range of $100,000 to $500,000, apply using PAR-09-028
(http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-028.html).

For instruments in the range of $600,000 to $8M, apply using the high end
instrumentation FOA PAR-09-118. Note that the upper limit for funds requested in the
high end instrument program has been significantly raised.

To renovate or repair core facilities respond to this FOA. Funds requested under that
FOA can range from $1M to $10M.

Looks like it could mean both expanding # of staff or construction of new sites. For
Example, NY state: Allocated through the United States Department of Health and
Human Services, $7 million in infrastructure grants will finance construction and
expansion projects to provide comprehensive primary and preventive health care
services. The grants have been awarded to six centers:

  * Beacon Christian Community Health Center, Staten Island, $1.3 million
  * Urban Health Plan Inc, Bronx, $1.3 million
  * William F. Ryan Community Health Center, Manhattan, $1.3 million
  * The Floating Hospital, Long Island City, $1.3 million
  * Finger Lakes Migrant Health Project, Penn Yan, $1.1 million
  * Bronx Community Health Network Inc., Bronx, $697,000


Fifty-one community health centers in New York will share $19.4 million in funding to
support new sites and service areas, to increase services at existing sites, and to
New Community Health Centers
Eligible Entities




See HHS link for list of awarded health centers




http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/hrsa/applicant.html
Requirements

Eligible institutions:
  * Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
  * Non-profit Private Institutions of Higher Education
  * Non-profit Hispanic-serving Institutions
  * Non-profit Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  * Non-profit Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
  * Non-profit Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
  * Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
  * Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher
Education)
  * Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
  * Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organizations
  * Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
  * Regional Organizations
Eligible institutions:
  * Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
  * Non-profit Private Institutions of Higher Education
  * Non-profit Hispanic-serving Institutions
  * Non-profit Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  * Non-profit Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
  * Non-profit Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
  * Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
  * Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher
Education)
  * Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
  * Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organizations
  * Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
  * Regional Organizations
Grants have already been awarded.




Grants Already Awarded
Opportunities for CBOs & socially-oriented investors
Pertinent Deadlines

Release/Posted Date: March 5, 2009
Opening Date: April 6, 2009 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
Grants.gov)
NOTE: On-time submission requires that applications be successfully submitted to
Grants.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. local time (of the applicant institution/organization).
Application Due Date(s): May 6, 2009 (projects between $2M and $5M); June 17, 2009
(projects between $10M and $15M), July 17, 2009 (projects between $5M and $10M)
Peer Review Date(s): June 2009 and October 2009
Council Review Date(s): October 2009 and January 2010
Earliest Anticipated Start Date(s): December 2009 and April 2010
Additional Information To Be Available Date (Activation Date): Not Applicable
Expiration Date: July 18, 2009


Release/Posted Date: March 5, 2009
Opening Date: August 17, 2009 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
Grants.gov)
NOTE: On-time submission requires that applications be successfully submitted to
Grants.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. local time (of the applicant institution/organization).
Application Due Date(s): September 17, 2009
Peer Review Date(s): February 2010
Council Review Date(s): May 2010
Earliest Anticipated Start Date(s): July 2010
Additional Information To Be Available Date (Activation Date): Not Applicable
Expiration Date: September 18, 2009




Grants already awarded




Grants already Awarded
Info will be made available by 05/18/09
Other notes

Criteria include green/ sust design: Environment. Is the project design, materials,
construction approaches or requested equipment consistent with green/sustainable
principles? Is sustainability an integrated process of facility development and operation
incorporating a balance of life-cycle cost, environmental impact, and occupant health
and safety, security, and productivity? Does the project meet the minimum
requirements of sustainability listed under the Research Objectives section of this FOA?




Also has sustainable design recommendations/ criteria
Federal
Department Program




EPA       Smart Growth Implementation Assistance




          Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund




          Brownfields Job Training Pilots/Grants

          Clean Water State Revolving Fund
          Drinking Water State Revolving Fund




          Clean Diesel Funding Assistance




          Clean Diesel Emerging Technology Program




          SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance Program
Superfund Hazardous Waste Cleanup



Leaking Underground Storage Tanks
Department w. Contact Info & Links


Development, Community, and Environment Division (DCED) in the Environmental
Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation
http://epa.gov/smartgrowth/2009_sgia_rfa.htm




Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Environmental Response, Brownfields Program




Grant program administered by Environmental Management Support, subcontracted by
EPA. Also coordinated by Regional Job Training Coordinators

State administered
State administered




National Clean Diesel Campaign, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA
http://www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/index.htm




National Clean Diesel Campaign, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA
http://www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/index.htm




National Clean Diesel Campaign, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA
http://www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/index.htm
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, EPA
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/
State administered. For allocation of $190.7 million by state, see
http://www.epa.gov/swerust1/eparecovery/statealloc.htm $6.3 million was allocated to
"Indian Country," and is administered by EPA regional offices. See
http://www.epa.gov/swerust1/regions/index.htm
URL




http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/sgia.htm




http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/




http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/grant_guidelines/final_arra_jt_guidelines.pdf




http://www.epa.gov/otaq/eparecovery/prognational.htm




http://www.epa.gov/otaq/eparecovery/documents/recovery-act-emerging-technology-
rfa.pdf




http://www.epa.gov/otaq/eparecovery/documents/recovery-act-smartway-finance-clean-
diesel-rfa.pdf
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/eparecovery/index.html



http://www.epa.gov/swerust1/eparecovery/index.htm
ARRA funding




Not an ARRA program.




$40 million




$5 million




$156 million




$20 million




$30 million
$600 million



$200 million
Programs Goals



Direct technical assistance from national experts to 3-5 communities and states to
support development that reflects principals of smart growth.




Supplement existing Cleanup Revolving Loans Fund, to enable states political
subdivisions (cities, towns and counties), and Indian tribes to make low interest loans to
carryout cleanup activities at brownfields properties.
To provide environmental job training projects that will promote economic recovery and
facilitate job creation and/or preservation in the assessment, remediation, or preparation
of brownfield sites.




Low interest loans and grants to help communities with water quality and wastewater
infrastructure needs




To support the implementation of verified and certified diesel emission reduction
technologies.To achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of
pollution produced and diesel emissions exposure (particularly from fleets operating in
areas designated by the Administrator as poor air quality areas), and to maximize job
preservation and creation.




To support the use, development and commercialization of emerging technologies that
reduce emissions from diesel engines.



Projects that can be commenced quickly, reduce diesel emissions, and promote job
preservation and/or creation and economic recovery through the creation of national,
state or local innovative financing program(s).
**Money has already been awarded. For list of sites rewarded, see
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/eparecovery/sites.html** Goal: To cleanup 50 Superfund
sites across the country


State administered, except small "Indian Country" LUST fund. For activities at shovel-
ready sites to assess and cleanup underground storage tank petroleum leaks.
Eligible Uses


Technical Assistance.Key areas: Climate Change, (mitigation and adaptation), Green
Job Development, Corridor redevleopment, Green Building, Suburban retrofitting,
Disaster resiliency
Previous recipients of BCRLF grants are eligible for up to $200,000 additional $. Use of
BCRLF loan funds is limited to brownfields properties that have been determined to
have an actual release or substantial threat of release of a hazardous substance. Loans
may also be used at sites with a release or substantial threat of release of a pollutant or
contaminant that may present an imminent or substantial danger to public health or
welfare. BCRLF loans may not be used for activities at any site: (1) listed (or proposed
for listing) on the National Priorities List; (2) at which a removal actions must be taken
within six months; or (3) where a federal or state agency is planning or conducting a
response enforcement action.
Training participants in: the handling and removal of hazardous substances, including
handling and removing toxic substances, sampling and analysis, the management of
hazardous facilities, response activities associated with cleanups, site surveying,
inventorying and mapping, requirements for assessing potential contamination/liability,
planning and conducting ecological restoration, reuse of biosolids to restore previously
contaminated land, ―greener‖ remediation technologies such as phytoremediation,
bioremediation, or soil amendments;. Also development and refinement of existing
curricula, Recruiting job training participants from communities impacted by brownfields
and for outreach activities directed toward engaging prospective employers to be
involved in the job training program; and costs related to planning and administering
training programs




Verified Retrofit Technologies; Verified/Certified Cleaner Fuel Use; Verified Idle
Reduction Technologies;; Verified Aerodynamic Technologies and Low Rolling
Resistance Tires; Certified Engine Repowerr; Certified Vehicle/Equipment Replacement
Eligible entities will consult with a manufacturer of an emerging technology and install
the technology on an appropriate fleet. Emerging technology defined as a technology
that is not certified or verified by EPA or the California Air Resources Board (CARB) but
for which an approvable application and test plan have been submitted for verification to
EPA or CARB. An emerging technology is a device or system that reduces emissions
from diesel engines or diesel engine powered vehicles or equipment. EPA will list
eligible emerging technologies and the appropriate engine to which the technology may
be applied on the National Clean Diesel Campaign’s website
(www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/prgemerglist.htm).
Financial programs may include, but are not limited to, financing a variety of diesel
emissions reduction solutions such as: add-on emission control retrofit technology or
idle reduction technology for highway, nonroad, marine and locomotive fleets. For
trucks, projects may also include financing the installation of EPA approved SmartWay
upgrade kits, which can include emission control retrofit technologies, idle reduction
technologies, advanced aerodynamics, and/or low rolling resistance tires.
The money may be used either to: * Oversee assessing and cleaning up underground
tank leaks, or * Directly pay for assessing and cleaning up leaks from federally
regulated tanks where the responsible party is unknown, unwilling, unable, or the
cleanup is an emergency response.
Eligible Entities
Tribal, state, local, or regional govt. or NGO. TA provided to integrate smart growth
principles into planning processes that promote infill development. Must have
demonstrated understanding and commitment to smart growth. Project should respond
to cutting-edge challenge and/or lead to innovative solution that is replicable. Elected
officials must support project.
States political subdivisions (cities, towns and counties), and Indian tribes who have
received prior funding eligible to apply. Successful applicants must have demonstrated
an ability to deliver programmatic results by making at least one loan or subgrant and
have effectively utilized existing available loan funds (high performing RLF grantees).
Priority consideration will be given to funding those grantees who can demonstrate they
have shovel-ready projects that will result in job creation and are able to track and
measure their progress in creating the jobs associated with the loans and subgrants. In
addition, consideration given for demonstrated ability to use the RLF grant to provide
funding to promote projects incorporating sustainable reuse and renewable
energy. Grants will or local government entities. Proposed$500,000
Awarded to NGOs be made to 10-12 applicants for up to training programs must target
unemployed and underemployed individuals residing in brownfields-impacted
communities. Applicants must establish procedures to ensure that graduates will be
employed in ―green collar‖ jobs on brownfields sites and/or environmental work that
involve the assessment, cleanup, and/or redevelopment of other contaminated sites
with a focus on the graduates’ respective communities. Eligible applicants must identify
and propose to serve a community that currently receives, or has received, financial
assistance (federal, state, or tribal) for brownfields assessment, revolving loan fund,
cleanup, site-specific state or tribal response program work, and/or EPA-funded
targeted brownfields assessments. Applicants must demonstrate that application does
not duplicate other federally funded Environmental Job Training Programs in your target


Projects must meet the following requirements: maximize public health benefits; Are the
most cost-effective; Are in areas with high population density, that are poor air quality
areas; Are in areas that receive a disproportionate quantity of air pollution from diesel
fleets, or that use a community-based multi-stakeholder collaborative process to reduce
toxic emissions; Include a certified engine configuration or verified technology that has
a long expected useful life; Maximize the useful life of any certified engine configuration
or verified technology used or funded by the eligible entity; Conserve diesel fuel; and
Utilize ultra low sulfur diesel fuel ahead of EPA’s mandate (for non-road projects). ;
projects must meet regional priorities. Eligible applicants include: states, local govts,
tribes, nonprofit organizations that: a. represents or provides pollution reduction or
educational services to persons or organizations that own or operate diesel fleets; or b.
has, as its principal purpose, the promotion of transportation or air quality.




Same project criteria and eligible entities as Clean Diesel Funding Assistance.
Innovative financial programs must include specific financial incentives to purchase or
lease either vehicles retrofitted with emission reduction technology or the emission
reduction equipment itself. A financial program will be considered ―innovative‖ in one of
several ways including, but not limited to: Longer repayment periods, Lower interest
rates, and/or More flexible qualification requirements (i.e., approving loans or leases
that would not typically be approved).
Requirements



NGOs with demonstrated partnership to government can apply. Only 3-5 communities
will be selected in the fall of 2009, and TA work will be carried out over 12 months.




Not much. Revolving loan funds administered through states.




Green jobs training




NGOs that do transport. or air quality work, or that own and operate diesel fleets eligible
to apply




Same as for Clean Diesel Funding Assistance




Same as for Clean Diesel Funding Assistance
Opportunities for CBOs & socially-oriented investors




                                                       4/23/2009




                                                        5/1/2009




                                                       4/20/2009




                                                       4/28/2009




                                                        5/5/2009




                                                       4/28/2009
Pertinent Deadlines
Program




CDFI Program




New Market Tax Credits




Grants to States for Low-Income Housing Projects in
Lieu of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Allocations
for 2009




Grants for Specified Energy Property in Lieu of Tax
Credits




Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds



New Clean Renewable Energy Bonds




Qualified School Construction Bonds

Extension of Renewable Energy Production Tax
Credits
Tax Credits for Nonbusiness Energy Property




Advanced Energy Investment Tax Credit
Department w. Contact Info & Links




Community Development Financial Institutions Fund




Community Development Financial Institutions Fund




Treasury's Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary




Treasury's Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary




IRS, For further information, contact Timothy L. Jones or David E. White on (202) 622-
3980


IRS, For further information regarding this notice and the Application, contact
Janae Lemley on (636) 255-1202




IRS, For further information, contact Aviva M. Roth on (202) 622-3980


Treasury's Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary
Treasury's Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary




Treasury's Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary
URL




http://www.ustreas.gov/recovery/programs.shtml




http://www.ustreas.gov/recovery/programs.shtml




http://www.ustreas.gov/recovery/programs.shtml




http://www.ustreas.gov/recovery/programs.shtml




http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=206044,00.html



http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=206044,00.html




http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=206044,00.html
ARRA funding




$90 million in additional funding for FY09




$3 B in additional funding divided evenly between FY08 and FY09




Estimated FY 2009 outlays of $3 billion.




Estimated outlays of $350 million




National bond volume cap authorization for QECBs increases from $800 to $3.2 B
under ARRA



$2.4 B national bond volume cap




$11 billion volume cap for 2009 and $11 billion volume cap for 2010


$13 B
$4.3 B




Secretary of Treasury may allocate up to $2.3 B in credits
Programs Goals


CDFIs will use these funds to provide financing and related services to communities
that lack access to credit, capital and financial services. Goals include job creation,
business development, commercial real estate development, housing development and
homeownership, basic banking services and financial literacy training.
The NMTC Program stimulates economic and community development and job creation
in the nation's low-income communities by attracting investment capital from the private
sector. The NMTC Program provides tax credits to investors who make "qualified
equity investments" (QEIs) in investment vehicles called CDEs. CDEs are required to
invest the proceeds of the qualified equity investments in low-income communities.
Low-income communities are generally defined as those census tracts with poverty
rates of greater than 20 percent and/or median family incomes that are less than or
equal to 80 percent of the area median family income.
Goal is to "unstick" housing development projects. Grants to State housing credit
agencies to make sub-awards to finance the construction or acquisition and
rehabilitation of qualified low-income housing in the same manner and generally subject
to the same limitations as low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) allocated under
section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Recovery Act specifies that the
exchange of credits for grants applies only to the 2009 LIHTC ceiling under IRC §
42(h)(3)(C), and that States may elect to exchange credits for cash grants subject to
Grants for specified energy property (including qualified facilities that produce of the
the requirements and limitations provided in Division B, sections 1404 & 1602 electricity
from wind and certain other renewable resources; qualified fuel cell property; solar
property; qualified small wind energy property; geothermal property; qualified
microturbine property; combined heat and power system property; and geothermal heat
pump property). Grants are available for property placed in service in 2009 or 2010. In
some cases, if construction begins in 2009 or 2010, the grant can be claimed for
property placed in service before 2013 for qualified wind facilities, 2014 for other
qualified renewable energy facilities, and 2017 for other energy property. In general,
projects that meet eligibility criteria for the energy property investment tax credit (ITC)
(including qualified renewable energy facilities for which an election to claim the ITC can
be made) are eligible for the grants. A person receiving a grant for specified energy
property may not claim either the investment tax credit or the renewable energy




The bond is issued by a State or local government for one or more qualified
conservation purposes (see below).



To finance eligible clean renewable projects


A new category of bonds for the construction, rehabilitation, or repair of public school
facilities or for the acquisition of land on which a public school facility will be
constructed.
Extends the production tax credit for wind facilities by three years to 2013, and for solar,
biomass, geothermal, landfill gas, trash combustion, hydropower, and marine and
hydrokinetic to 2014.
Extends present-law tax credits for individuals for energy efficiency improvements to
existing homes through 12/31/10 and increases the amount of the tax credit to 30%
(from 10%). Eliminates property-by-property dollar caps on the tax credit and replaces
present lifetime cap for efficiency improvements in the same dwelling with an aggregate
cap of $1,500 for property place in service in 2009 and 2010. Eliminates credit caps for
solar hot water, geothermal, and wind property and eliminates reduction in such credits
for property using subsidized energy financing for taxable years beginning in 2009.
A new 30% investment tax credit for facilities engaged in the manufacture of advanced
energy property. Advanced energy property includes technology for the production of
renewable energy, energy storage, energy conservation, efficient transmission and
distribution of electricity, carbon capture and sequestration, and plug-in electric drive
vehicles. This manufacturing credit is intended to promote domestic manufacturing of
renewable energy related equipment.
Eligible Uses

FA awards enable CDFIs to leverage private capital to respond to demand for
affordable financial products and services in economically distressed markets and by
low-income families. CDFIs respond to this demand through the provision of loans,
investments, training, technical assistance and basic financial services such as
checking or savings accounts.




Investments in low-income communities, including loans to businesses, real estate
projects, and capitalization for other CDEs.




Build and rehabilitate affordable and mixed-income housing. Additional rules sets by
states.




See above.
Capital expenditures incurred for purposes of reducing energy consumption in publicly-
owned buildings by at least 20 percent, implementing green community programs
(including the use of loans, grants, or other prepayment mechanisms to implement such
programs), rural development involving the production of electricity from renewable
energy resources. Expenditures to research facilities, including automobile battery
technologies and other technologies to reduce fossil fuel consumption in transportation,
technologies to reduce energy use in buildings. Mass commuting facilities and related
facilities that reduce energy consumption of energy, including expenditures to reduce
pollution from vehicles used for mass commuting. Demonstration projects designed to
promote the commercialization of green building technology, conversion of agricultural
waste for use in the production of fuel or otherwise, advanced battery manufacturing
technologies, technologies to reduce peak use of electricity. Public education

Qualified issuers include, a public power provider, a cooperative electric company, a
governmental body, a New CREB lender, or a not-for-profit electric utility that has
received a loan or loan guarantee under the Rural Electrification Act.



Construction, rehabilitation, repair of public school facilities; acquisition of land for
public school facility; equipment purchases


See above.
Eligible Entities
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) - Be a legal entity at the time of
certification application; Have a primary mission of promoting community development;
Be a financing entity; Primarily serve one or more target markets; Provide development
services in conjunction with its financing activities; Maintain accountability to its defined
target market; and Be a non-government entity and not be under control of any
government entity (Tribal governments excluded).




Community Development Entities (CDEs) that were/will be awarded allocations through
the FY08 and FY09 allocation processes. Qualified CDEs must be a domestic
corporation or partnership at the time of the certification application. Non-profits make
up a significant percentage of allocatees.




States will be responsible for applying for grants on behalf of state projects and are
encouraged to begin assessing need now, if they have not done so already. Timely
application by States may permit faster disbursement of grant funds.




In general, projects that meet eligibility criteria for the ITC are eligible for grants. Could
be individuals or organizations.




Up to one-third of the total national volume cap will be allocated to qualified projects
owned by governmental bodies and up to an additional one-third of the total national
volume cap will be allocated to qualified projects owned by cooperative electric
companies.
The volume cap shall be allocated by the Treasury among the states in proportion to the
respective amounts each state is eligible to receive under the Elementary and
Secondary Education Act. The volume cap amount allocated to each state is to be
further allocated by the state to the issuers within the state. 40% is to go to large local
educational agencies (ie. school districts).


Property placed in service after date of enactment.
Individual tax payers



Credits available only for projects certified by the Secretary of the Treasury, in
consultation with DOE, through a competitive bidding process. Secretary may consider
only those projects where there is a reasonable expectation of commercial viability.
Requirements




Be a certified CDFI; matching requirements are waived for ARRA funds.




Qualified Equity Invesment issuance requirements waived




Treasury's Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary is working closely with the IRS,
Treasury's Office of Tax Policy and HUD to develop program policies and processes
including how States make the election, reporting requirements, and other guidance.




Treasury's Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary is working closely with the IRS,
Treasury's Office of Tax Policy and the Department of Energy to develop program
policies and processes including application forms and instructions, program guidance,
reporting and monitoring requirements, and any related agreements.




100 percent of bond proceeds, including investment earnings, must be spent on
qualified purposes within three years of issuing bonds. Up to two percent of bond
proceeds can be used to pay costs of issuance. None of the bond proceeds can be
used for a reserve fund. The current maturity limit of tax credit bonds is 13 years, per
the Treasury Department.
Opportunities for CBOs & socially-oriented investors




Increased award caps of $600,000 for Small and Emerging CDFIs




An organization that is currently certified as a CDFI by the CDFI Fund or designated as
a Specialized Small Business Investment Company by the Small Business
Administration automatically qualifies as a CDE and may register to become a CDE via
the online registration link located below on this webpage.




ARRA provides a special rule for bonds to finance green community programs, stating
that bonds issued for the purpose of providing loans, grants, or other repayment
mechanisms for capital expenditures to implement green community programs are not
treated as private activity bonds.




CBO could possibly conduct the construction work.
Pertinent Deadlines



Re-opening FY 2009 application window to permit additional CDFIs to apply. Revised
NOFA to be published SOON. Awards will be announced in two phases - June 2009
(ARRA funds) and September 2009 (annual approps).




FY09 funding applications were due April 8, 2009. Awards will be announced 10/09.
FY08 new awards will be announced 5/09.




Guidance will be available for this program by the end of April.




It is anticipated that guidance and application materials will be made available for this
program no later than July 2009.




Applications for New CREB volume cap allocations must be filed by August 4, 2009.




2009 bonds are effective after February 17 and before January 1, 2010.


Extends production tax credit to 2013/2014.
Extends present-law tax credits for individuals for energy efficiency improvements to
existing homes through 12/31/10


Within 180 days of the stimulus bill's enactment, the secretary of treasury, in
consultation with the secretary of energy, is required to establish a qualifying advanced
energy project program to consider and award certifications for qualified investments
eligible for credits to qualifying advanced energy project sponsors.
Other Notes



In the coming months, the CDFI Fund will unveil a new capacity-building initiative that
will provide high-level training, outreach, and intensive, one-on-one technical assistance
directly to CDFIs and Native CDFIs.

				
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