U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Rural Development - Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS)
02/11/22 11:59 PM EDT
Grants to USA and territories biofuel producers in eligible regions to mitigate financial losses due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global health crisis. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to submitting a proposal. Funding is intended to help agricultural producers maintain and create more viable markets for products that supply biofuel production, such as corn, soybean or biomass. Payments will be based on the producer’s market loss volume in 2020, which is calculated by the amount of fuel produced in 2020 in comparison to 2019. This program is open to citizens and nationals of the United States, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and American Samoa.
This program authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to make payments to U.S.-based producers of advanced, cellulosic, or conventional biofuel, biomass-based diesel, or renewable fuel to offset unexpected market losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NOTE: For the purposes of this program, eligible biofuel is defined as “renewable fuel produced in the U.S. from renewable biomass and used to replace or reduce the amount of fossil fuel in transportation fuels,” as defined in Section 211(o)(1) of the Clean Air Act.
Payment to eligible biofuel producers is based on the volume of market loss the producer experienced during calendar year 2020. The market loss is calculated by comparing the gallons of eligible biofuel produced during calendar year 2019 to the gallons of eligible biofuel produced in calendar year 2020. Quantities of gaseous biofuel are converted into gallons based on the British Thermal Unit (BTU) equivalent of one gallon of biodiesel using Energy Information Administration factors.
GrantWatch ID#: 200545
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit application and accompanying documents electronically to EnergyPrograms@usda.gov.
For questions, contact:
- Lisa Noty (712) 254-4366
- Jeff Carpenter (402) 437-5554
If you would like to access alternate (visual or auditory) means of communication, contact the USD Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice).
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