Minority Economic Impact

The program's primary focus is to engage minority serving institutions (MSIs) in DOE mission activities, collaborative research projects throughout the DOE, and future workforce development.

Additionally, the office has the duty and responsibility to advise the Secretary on the effect of energy
policies, regulations and other actions of the Department and its components on minorities and minority business enterprises and on ways to insure minorities are afforded an opportunity to participate fully in the energy programs of the Department.

The office also has the duty to develop and disseminate information on energy programs to minority business enterprises, minority educational institutions and other appropriate minority organizations and to develop technical assistance programs to assist minority businesses in establishing and expanding energy-related business opportunities.

Agency - Department of Energy

The Department of Energy's goal is to advance national, economic and energy security in the U.S.; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that goal; and to ensure environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Maryland Baltimore County $ 200,000   2013-02-012019-02-12
Fisk University $ 50,000   2012-12-112017-12-10
Cw Consulting Group Llc $ 35,000   2016-09-302017-03-31
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 1000000.00. Fiscal Year 2017: Plan to provide scholarships, support pre-college Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program and fund Sustainable Campus Community Initiative. Plan to provide support to minority business enterprises , programs to assist minority business enterprises energy-related businesses, provide technical assistance programs to encourage, promote, and assist minority business enterprises in establishing and expanding energy-related business opportunities which are located in minority communities and that can provide jobs to workers in such communities, provide a national information clearinghouse which will develop and disseminate information on the aspects of energy programs to minority business enterprises, and other appropriate minority organizations. Fiscal Year 2018: Plan to provide scholarships, support pre-college Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program and fund Sustainable Campus Community Initiative. Plan to provide support to minority business enterprises , programs to assist minority business enterprises energy-related businesses, provide technical assistance programs to encourage, promote, and assist minority business enterprises in establishing and expanding energy-related business opportunities which are located in minority communities and that can provide jobs to workers in such communities, provide a national information clearinghouse which will develop and disseminate information on the aspects of energy programs to minority business enterprises, and other appropriate minority organizations.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Financial support, in whole or in part, may be provided for salaries, stipends, materials and supplies, equipment, travel, publication and training, and services required for conducting research, training, and related activities.

Funding is provided for the purpose of exploring an idea that does not duplicate work already in progress or contemplated by DOE, is not already known to DOE, or has previously unrecognized merit.

Restrictions on the use of funds depend on grant provisions.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Serving Institutions, and non-profit institutions servicing HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, and AAPIs.

Additionally, minority business enterprises, and organizations the primary purpose which is to assist in the development of those communities will be able to participate in the research, development, demonstration, and contract activities of the Department.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The general public, scientists, researchers, student/trainee, graduate students, institutions of higher learning, DOE, minority business enterprises, and organizations the primary purpose which is to assist in the development of those communities and other US government agencies will benefit. Middle and high school will also benefit due to the institutions of higher learning's programs supported by DOE.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. 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

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Various.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

National Energy Conservation Act, Title NECPA, Section 641, 42 U.S.C 7141; Executive Order Executive Order 13515, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, October 14, 2009 as amended; Executive Order Executive Order 13592, Tribal Colleges and Universities, December 8, 2011 as amended; Executive Order Executive Order 13532, President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, October 19, 2010, as amended; Executive Order Executive Order 13532, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, February 26, 2010, as amended, as amended by The Office of Minority Economic Impact (OMEI) was established in Fiscal Year 1979 pursuant to Section 641 Title VI, Part 3 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (Public Law 95-619) dated November 9, 1978.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

From 30 to 60 days.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Two Years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification

89-0228-0-1-050 - Departmental Administration General Fund.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $75,000; FY 17 Estimate Not Available; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

10 CFR Part 602, 605, 733; 2 CFR 200, 910; PL95-224; PL106-107; DOE Guide to Financial Assistance.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Annie Whatley 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washtington, District of Columbia 20585 Email: diversity@hq.doe.gov Phone: 2025868383 Fax: 2025863075

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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