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1 Orange County EECBG Kick-Off Meeting October 1, 2009 U.S. Department of Energy

2 Introductions, roles and responsibilities Communications EECBG overview EECBG opportunity DOE resources Award document overview Reporting requirements Monitoring & site visits Progress Reviews ASAP payment system Activities description and status Agenda

3 Introductions EECBG Contacts: Jennifer Holman, DOE Project Officer Role: Award mgmt., technical assistance, oversight & monitoring Mike Fields, Navarro Sr Project Engineer Role: Technical assistance, oversight & monitoring support Yolanda Ramirez, DOE Grants & Agreements Specialist Role: Award documents, terms and conditions

4 Introductions Introduction of Awardee Contacts

5 Communications Jennifer Holman Phone: Fax: Mike Fields Phone: Fax: Yolanda Ramirez Phone: Fax: We are available to answer questions and provide assistance. Please keep in regular contact with status updates.

6 EECBG Overview Florida EECBG Awards FL cities, counties & state – 87 awards, $168,643,400 Tribes – 2 awards Awards over $2M – 24 awards Jennifer & Mike – On all FL awards over $2M DOE Golden Field Office – Mgmt. & oversight of all awards over $2M and awards to all tribes State EECBG award – 60% go to smaller cities & counties

7 EECBG Opportunity Competitive EECBG Funding Opportunity Announcement

8 Resources American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Technical Assistance Program Assistance with technical aspects of ARRA projects, strategies, policies, and programs Complete Technical Assistance Request form and submit by For form and details go to website:

9 Award Package: Assistance Agreement Special Terms and Conditions Attachments: 1. Statement of Project Objectives 2. Federal Assistance Reporting Checklist 3. Budget Pages (SF 424A) Award Overview

10 Assistance Agreement Box 7. Period of Performance: 36 months total Box 12.Total Amount: Amount of total Award/allocation Box 13. Funds Obligated: Amount transferred to ASAP Box 22. Signature block: Does not need to be signed by awardee. FedConnect Acknowledge button takes place of signature. Date signed: Effective date of award. Subcontractor info due 180 days from this date.

11 Award Overview Assistance Agreement Page 2 Amount of funding released for drawdown: “The funds available in ASAP to the Recipient through this action is limited to $1,655,900”

12 Award Overview Special Terms and Conditions Phased disbursement of funds Awarded - $7,522,900 Obligated - $7,522,900 Released – $1,655,900 Released after conditions lifted - $3,761,450 (50%) Remainder released after progress review(s) demonstrate  Satisfactory progress on activities  Funds expended appropriately  Compliance with reporting requirements  Jobs created

13 Special Terms and Conditions Award Condition: NEPA Activity #1 – Community Climate Change Initiative: No Restrictions. Activity #2 – PV Demonstration Coop Extension Center: Prohibited actions include: Construction, Installation, and disposal activities until such time that you comply with the Waste Stream Clause Historic Preservation Clause; Engineering Clause; PV must address visual impacts. Activity #3 – Sport Field Energy Efficient Lighting: Prohibited actions include: generating any waste, until such time that recipient complies with the Waste Stream Clause. Award Overview

14 Special Terms and Conditions Award Condition: NEPA (Continued) Activity #4 – Energy Management System: No Restrictions. Activity #5 – County-wide Energy Efficiency Upgrades: Prohibited actions include: Construction, Installation, and disposal activities until such time that you comply with the Waste Stream Clause Historic Preservation Clause; Engineering Clause. Activity #6 – LED Traffic Signals: Prohibited actions include: generating any waste, until such time that recipient complies with the Waste Stream Clause. Award Overview

15 Special Terms and Conditions Award Condition: NEPA (Continued) Activity #7 – Orlando Science Center Energy Efficiency/Renewable Upgrades: Prohibited actions include: Construction, Installation, and disposal activities until such time that you comply with the Waste Stream Clause Historic Preservation Clause; Engineering Clause; PV must address visual impacts. Activity #8 – Solid Waste Integrated Resource Plan: No Restrictions. Activity #9 – County Convention Center LED Lighting Upgrade: Prohibited actions include: Construction, Installation, and disposal activities until such time that you comply with the Waste Stream Clause Award Overview

16 Special Terms and Conditions Award Condition: NEPA (Continued) Activity #10 – South Water Reclamation Facility Digester Cover: Additional project specific information describing the project and potential impacts; and obtaining a final NEPA determination from DOE regarding those activities. Activity # 11 – Transportation Electrification: No Restrictions. Award Overview

17 Special Terms and Conditions Award Condition: Sub-contract/grant approvals Sub-contractors/grants have not been identified When identified, they must be approved by DOE No funding expended on subs until DOE approval Upon selection and within 180 days of award date submit info on all subs  Name  DUNS Number  Award Amount  Statement of work including applicable activities  EF-1 for all proposed activities Award Overview

18 Special Terms and Conditions American-made equipment and products To the greatest extent practicable, all equipment and products purchased with award funding should be American-made Many countries designated as exceptions Exception when cumulative cost of such material will increase overall cost of project by more than 25% Questions regarding specific items? Send us an for a legal determination. Award Overview

19 Special Terms and Conditions Davis-Bacon Act Laborers paid by Recovery Act funds must receive no less than prevailing local wage rates for construction or repair work. For Davis-Bacon guidance go to:http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/contracts/dbra.htmhttp://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/contracts/dbra.htm To determine labor rates go to: If you still have questions send us an Award Overview

20 Attachment 1: Statement of Project Objectives Current SOPO consists of submitted Activity sheets Need revised SOPO with tasks & milestones for each activity SOPO template will be provided Project Officers and Monitors will assist with revisions Award Overview

21 Attachment 2: Federal Assistance Reporting Checklist Award Overview Lists required reports & reporting frequency Attached instructions describe reports Please note special ARRA reporting requirements in special terms and conditions More on reporting later

22 Attachment 3: Budget Information (SF 424A) Approved budget for project Broken out by Activity Alert Project Officer if there are significant changes to budget (funding shifts between activities) Award Overview

23 Reporting requirements Management Reporting Progress report Special status report Financial Reporting Form SF425 Other Reporting ARRA reporting ARRA reports due 10 days after each calendar quarter but may change to monthly.

24 Reporting requirements ARRA Reporting ARRA website open for registration. Please register now! Reporting templates available for download Reports can be submitted 3 ways:  Form completed on-line  Excel template completed and uploaded  XML file created and uploaded First ARRA Reports due Oct. 10 th !

25 Reporting requirements Progress Report Reports entered into Performance and Accountability for Grants in Energy (PAGE) website PAGE system will send invitations when ready Do not send reports to Reports currently required quarterly – may change to monthly Reports due 30 days after each calendar quarter – may change to 10 days after If PAGE system not up, progress report template will be provided First progress report due Oct. 30 th !

26 Reporting requirements Special Status Report Notify Project Officer within 5 days of events such as:  Developments with significant favorable impacts  Significant delays or cost increases  Death or injuries on project  NEPA issues/concerns, etc. Notify Project Officer directly by .

27 Reporting requirements Financial report Federal Financial Report Form SF425 New form as of this year (takes the place of SF269 and SF272) Will be completed in PAGE Currently required quarterly – may change to monthly Currently due 30 days after each calendar quarter – may change to 10 days after

28 Reporting requirements PAGE Preview URL:

29 Reporting requirements Your application is uploaded into PAGE Tracked metrics are based on submitted Activity sheets

30 Reporting requirements Training videos available on website Training Videos are 5-7 minutes each

31 Monitoring & Site Visits Desktop monitoring Examination of all reports to  Assess progress toward goals and objectives  Determine compliance with Federal rules and regulations  Assess fiscal tracking of resources expended Onsite Monitoring Scheduled visits of at least 30% of grants above $2M each year (minimum requirement) Random onsite monitoring visits in each state each year Rapid Response Team will visit when high-risk problems are identified

32 Progress Reviews Periodic comprehensive progress reviews will be conducted Onsite and desktop monitoring reports used to assess compliance with grant requirements Awardee expected to demonstrate continued progress in:  Funds expenditure  Compliance with reporting requirements  Jobs creation If deficiencies found, Awardee must provide corrective action plan (CAP).

33 ASAP Payments Authorized for Advance Payments Funds electronically transferred to organization upon payment request Must enroll in ASAP before making requests Enrollment with required forms was sent by Barbara Huyck to organization contact Barbara is available to answer questions at: or For more info on ASAP enrollment, go to:

34 Project Description Recipient presentation of Activities & status For each Activity: 1)Overview of Activity objectives and approach to successful implementation. 2)Description of Activity tasks 3)Activity milestones & schedule/timeline 4)Current status

35 Questions?


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