The terms of the
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) No. USDA-FSA-2015-22
and the grant agreement between NEO and USDA related to the
BIP program will apply to all grant-funded projects. Retailers
awarded grants must enter into a Retailer Agreement setting
the requirements for reimbursement of eligible costs related
to converting or installing qualified fuel dispensers and tanks
upon completion of upgrades. The Retailer Agreement will include
a six-year commitment to sell certain ethanol fuels, to promote
ethanol blend prices on station signage and to provide periodic
reports regarding volumes and prices of ethanol blends sold.
Retailers also must comply with all other federal, state and
local regulations applicable to the construction and operation
of the project.
Grant applications will be reviewed on
a case-by-case basis. Grants will be awarded following competitive
scoring of grant applications based on the FOA and AEN program
terms. All projects must be completed by December 31, 2017.
USDA program guidelines DO NOT ALLOW
reimbursement of costs for equipment purchased or infrastructure
constructed PRIOR TO APPROVAL of grant award, including submission
and acceptance of FSA-850 by USDA.
Awarded projects must satisfy
the following requirements to receive grant funds for reimbursement
of eligible project costs:
Please be advised that the
has been provided for your review but is not required at the
time the application is submitted. However, if your application
is approved an FSA-850 must be completed and signed by a professional
Environmental Engineer, submitted to the Nebraska Energy Office,
and approved by the USDA before any equipment may be purchased
or infrastructure work can be started.
- Retailer/Sub-Grantee Agreement signed by retailer and Nebraska Energy Office;
- FSA-850 Environmental Evaluation Form approved by USDA-CCC;
- Completed Project Reimbursement Request Form with receipts and paid invoices;
- Evidence of final inspection & certification by the State Fire Marshall on the dispenser/tank installation.
For questions, please contact:
Federal Aid Administrator
Review and Submit Your Application
Mail completed application along with required documentation to:
Attention: David L. Bracht, Director
Nebraska Energy Office
521 South 14th Street, Suite 300
Lincoln, NE 68508
Email: David Bracht