ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANTS (EECBG)

Funding - US Federal Government

The purpose of this amendment is to extend the due date for applications to August 10, 2009.

The Recovery Act - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants - Formula Grants FOA, is amended as follows:
 
1. Part IV - Application and Submission Information, Section E, Submission Dates and Times, Application Due Date,  is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
 
"For ALL Applicants (States, Units of local government, and Tribal organizations):  This announcement will remain open until August 10, 2009 8:00:00 pm Eastern Time.  Applications may be submitted at any time before the specified due date and time.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as practicable."
 
Amendment 004 of the EECBG Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) The Recovery Act - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants - Formula Grants FOA, is amended as follows:
 
1. The preferred method for submitting applications is through FedConnect. However, applications may also be submitted via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it clearly including in the subject line "EECBG Application (Unique Identification Code)." Applications may be submitted at any time before the specified due date and time. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as practicable.
 
2. As specified in the FOA, there are several one-time actions necessary to submit an application; obtaining a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS), registering with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), and registering with FedConnect. The following contact phone numbers are to assist with these actions: DUNS: DUNS Customer Assistance: 1-800-234-3867. CCR: CCR's Assistance Center: 1-888-227-2423. FedConnect: FedConnect Support at 1-800-899-6665.
 
The Department prefers that applications be submitted though FedConnect, and in the event that you are having difficulties uploading your application using this system, please call FedConnect Support at 1-800-899-6665.  However, if FedConnect cannot resolve your issue, applications may also now be submitted via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > , clearly including the subject line "EECBG Application (Unique Identification Code)."  Information on the Unique Identification Code begins on page 14 of the FOA.  Please note: if you have submitted your application to FedConnect already and received a confirmation, please do NOT also send your application via email, so as to avoid duplicates.
 
Instructions on locating the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Number DE-FOA-0000013 Amendment 3 through FedConnect can be found here.  You can also obtain the Announcement here.  Some of the required application elements (forms) are provided as Attachments to the FOA. Page 21-22 of the FOA lists the required elements (forms) needed as part of the application.  Some of the required application elements (forms) are provided as Attachments to the FOA, some standard forms (website links on page 21-22 of the FOA), and some in your own format (Budget Justification).
 
The application package can be obtained from grants.gov.  The application package includes the SF424 form and Project/Performance Site locations form, and SF-LLL disclosure of lobbying form.  To start, save the application package (oppDE-FOA-0000013-cfda81.128.pdf) to your computer, complete the embedded forms and attach all the other required attachments to the "application package" and then uploaded to FedConnect.  The Tribe should register within FedConnect asap to be notified of any amendments and/or to pose questions.  Further, samples can be found at http://www.eecbg.energy.gov/solutioncenter/default.html.
 
These resources are on our new "Application Resources" page of the Solution Center.

EECBG Estimated Benefits Calculator: The Calculator was created to assist applicants in developing estimates of jobs created, energy saved, GHG emissions reduced, and renewable energy capacity installed for the Project Activity Sheets (B-1 Attachment of the Funding Opportunity Announcement) required with the application.  See below for a dedicated webinar on how to use the Calculator.
 
Example Project Activity Sheets: Many applicants have asked for models of filled-out Project Activity Sheets.  We have posted five of them in addition to the example Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategies.   Also, the  webinar series continues.  For a schedule or to register, click here.
 
Finally, a searchable database of all the questions and answers from FedConnect has been posted.  This can be accessed by clicking on the "Frequently Asked Questions" feature button in the lower right corner of the EECBG Program homepage at <http://www.eecbg.energy.gov/>.

Regards,
Lizana Pierce, Project Manager
DOE's Tribal Energy Program
Golden Field Office
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, CO 80401-3393
Phone: (303) 275-4727
Fax: (303) 275-4753
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