Air Emissions and Energy Initiative

MARAD will use projects results and data for a variety of purposes including further support of air emissions reduction research, demonstration, and pilot projects.

In addition, the result will be used to evaluate the public benefits of providing incentives to adopt new technologies and alternative
energy in the maritime sector.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Did not fund any projects under RFAs.

Fiscal Year 2017: Did not fund any projects under RFAs.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.




Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Did not fund any projects under RFAs. Fiscal Year 2017: Not anticipated to fund any projects under RFAs. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

This funding will be used to fund studies in the development of air emissions reduction and alternative fuels/ technologies that will be used to evaluate public benefits of providing incentives to adopt new technologies and alternative energy in the maritime sector.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants include vessel owners, operators, or public sponsors.

Shore side equipment upgrade or shore power projects are not eligible for funding.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The benefit of this project will be for the federal government as well as anyone in the general public and research organizations.

Credentials/Documentation

Applications submitted with Statement of Work and estimated budget Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular 2 CFR 200. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Award Procedures

MARAD solicits a request for proposals (RFA), in grants.gov, applicants submits proposals through grants.gov. Evaluation of proposals by program office, selected proposals awarded by the Grants Specialist in the Office of Acquisition.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Nationals Defense Authorization Act, 2010, Title 49, Section 109, 49 U.S.C 109.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title 49, Part 109. Matching Requirements: Percent: 50%. Yes, In-Kind Match - 60% match Yes, monetary match ? 50%. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The funding is available for one year after date of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed on a quarterly basis by submission of SF-270 invoices.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Yes, Quarterly Process Reports, Final Report.

No cash reports are required.

Reports are in accordance with the terms and conditions of each Cooperative Agreement.

The recipient shall provide Financial Status report, SF-425.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Record keeping requirements are in accordance with the terms and conditions of each Cooperative Agreement.

Financial Information

Account Identification

69-1750-0-1-403.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - Funding was available in 2015 in the amount of $1,230,000 total; $730,000 for LNG conversion project and $500,000 for exhaust gas cleaning system project.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Judy Bowers 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E. , Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: judy.bowers@dot.gov Phone: 202-366-1913 Fax: (202)366-3029

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applicants must demonstrate a reduction of emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), particulate matter (PM), or carbon through an approved emission testing scheme. Data such as emissions, costs, and fuel consumption must be made available to MARAD and can be used publically. Shore side equipment upgrade or shore power projects are not eligible for funding.



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