Federal Department Program 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) DOE National Energy Technology Lab, Raymond Jarr (email@example.com) DOE Office of Fossil Energy, (202) 586-6660 DOE Office of the Biomass Program, Phone: 1-877-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Valri Lightner, Acting Program Manager DOE Geothermal Technologies Program, Genevieve Wozniak (email@example.com) DOE National Energy Technology Lab, Kelly McDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org) DOE, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Keith Carrington (304-285- 4456, email@example.com) 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; (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." 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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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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.