USDA-NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) and DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE), DOE-BIOENERGY TECHNOLOGY OFFICE
Finance the research and development of bio-mass based products, bio-energy, bio-fuels, and related processes.
Institutions of higher education, national laboratories, federal or state research agencies, private sector, entities, and non-profit organizations.
Use of Funds
No population restriction.
Funding Potential for Award–Up to $6 Million from USDA and $3 Million from DOE
Range of Awards–In FY 2015, grants ranged from $500,000 to $2.5 Million.
Funding Cycle – Duration–Grant life is for 3 to 5 years.
Source of Funds–USDA funds are provided through the Farm Bill-Section 9008. DOE funds are discretionary.
Deadline–TBD; late spring 2017.
How to Apply–Apply to Department of Energy BETO
Selection Criteria & Decision Authority–Applicants must meet specific selection criteria. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. A minimum of 20 percent cost sharing requirements apply, and may be up to 50 percent depending on nature of project. Cost share must come from non-federal sources. Pre-application is required.
2014 Farm Bill Section 9008