The DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory has released a FOA for about $1.4 billion, with about $800 million of funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for multiple awards for advanced coal-based systems and subsystems that capture and sequester, or put to beneficial use, CO2 emissions. This is an amendment to a previously issued FOA for the Clean Coal Power Initiative – Round 3 (DE-PS26-08NT43181). Applicants that accept funds from the previous application deadline round of January 20, 2009, will not be considered for this solicitation. Applicants who want to modify their submission from the January 20, 2009 closing date and submit under the August 24, 2009 closing date must submit a new application through FedConnect.
There are several actions that applicants must complete prior to submitting an application. These actions can take several days, so applicants are urged to complete the following as soon as possible:
1. Applicants must obtain a DUNS number. If your organization does not have a DUNS number, go to the Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) online registration located at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/ to receive a number free of charge or call 1-866-705-5711.
2. Applicants must register with FedConnect to submit their application. FedConnect website: www.fedconnect.net
3. Applicants must register with the CCR. CCR website: http://www.ccr.gov/. The Central Contractor Registration (CCR) collects, validates, stores, and disseminates business information about the Federal Government's trading partners in support of the contract award, grants, and the electronic payment processes.