Applications must contain the elements specified in paragraphs (a) through (g) of this section.
(a) Form SF-424.
(b) Form SF-424A.
(c) Form SF-424B.
(d) If applicable, a copy of the applicant's organizational documents showing the applicant's legal existence and authority to perform the activities under the grant.
(e) A proposed scope of work, including a description of the proposed project, details of the proposed activities to be accomplished and timeframes for completion of each task, the number of months duration of the project, and the estimated time it will take from grant approval to beginning of project implementation. A written narrative to be used as the scope of work which includes, at a minimum, the following items:
(1) An Executive Summary;
(2) The plan and schedule for implementation;
(3) The anticipated number of agricultural producers and/or rural small businesses to be served;
(4) An itemized budget—compute total cost per rural small business or agricultural producer served—matching funds should be clearly identified as cash;
(5) The geographic scope of the proposed project;
(6) Applicant's experience as follows:
(i) If applying for a renewable energy development assistance grant, the applicant's experience in completing similar renewable energy development assistance activities, including the number of similar projects the applicant has performed and the number of years the applicant has been performing a similar service.
(ii) If applying for an energy audit grant, the number of energy audits and assessments the applicant has completed and the number of years the applicant has been performing those services;
(iii) For all applicants, the amount of experience in administering energy audit, renewable energy development assistance, or similar activities using State or Federal support.
(7) Applicant's resources, including personnel, finances, and technology, to complete what is proposed. If an application is for projects located in multiple states, resources must be sufficient to complete all projects;
(8) Leveraging and commitment of other sources of funding being brought to the project. Leveraged funds should be clearly identified as cash and by source. Written documentation/confirmation from the party committing a specific amount of leveraged funds is required;
(9) Outreach activities/marketing efforts specific to conducting energy audit and renewable energy development assistance including:
(i) Project title;
(ii) Goals of the project;
(iii) Identified need;
(iv) Target audience;
(v) Timeline and type of activities/action plan; and
(vi) Marketing strategies.
(10) Method and rationale used to select the areas and businesses that will receive the service.
(11) Brief description of how the work will be performed, including whether organizational staff, consultants, or contractors will be used.
(f) The most recent financial audit (not more than 18 months old) of the applicant, or subdivision thereof, that will be performing the proposed work. If such an audit is not available, the latest financial information that shows the financial capacity of the applicant, or subdivision thereof, to perform the proposed work. Such information may include, but is not limited to, the most recent year-end balance sheet, income statement, and other appropriate data that identify the applicant's resources.
(g) The applicant's Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number.
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