7 CFR 4280.195 - Awarding and administering energy audit and renewable energy development assistance grants.

§ 4280.195 Awarding and administering energy audit and renewable energy development assistance grants.
Energy audit and renewable energy development assistance grants under this subpart will be awarded and administered in accordance with Departmental regulations and with paragraphs (a) through (e) of this section.
(a) Letter of conditions. The Agency will notify the approved applicant in writing, setting out the conditions under which the grant will be made. The notice will include those matters necessary to ensure that the proposed grant is completed in accordance with the terms of the scope of work and budget, that grant funds are expended for authorized purposes, and that the applicable requirements prescribed in the relevant Departmental regulations are complied with. The Letter of Conditions will be sent to the applicant.
(b) Applicant's intent to meet conditions. Upon reviewing the conditions and requirements in the letter of conditions, the applicant must complete, sign, and return Form RD 1942-46 to the Agency; or if certain conditions cannot be met, the applicant may propose alternate conditions to the Agency. The Agency must concur with any changes proposed to the Letter of Conditions by the applicant before the application will be further processed.
(c) Forms. The forms specified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(6) of this section will be attached to the letter of conditions referenced in paragraph (a) of this section. The forms specified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(5) of this section must be submitted prior to grant approval. The form specified in paragraph (c)(6), which is to be completed by the contractor (if any), does not need to be returned to the Agency, but must be kept on file.
(1) Form RD 1942-46.
(2) Form AD-1047.
(3) Form AD-1049.
(4) Either Form SF-LLL or Exhibit A-1 of RD Instruction 1940-Q.
(5) Form RD 400-4.
(6) Form AD-1048.
(d) Grant approval. The applicant will be sent a copy of the executed Form RD 1940-1, the approved scope of work, and Form RD 4280-2. Form RD 1940-1 must be signed by the applicant.
(e) Grant agreement. Prior to grant approval, the applicant must complete, sign, and return Form RD 4280-2. The grantee must abide by all requirements contained in Form RD 4280-2, this subpart, and any other applicable Federal statutes or regulations. Failure to follow these requirements may result in termination of the grant and adoption of other available remedies.
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§ 4280.195 Awarding and administering Energy Audit and REDA grants.

The Agency will award and administer Energy Audit and REDA grants in accordance with Departmental Regulations and with the procedures and requirements specified in § 4280.122, except as specified in paragraphs (a) through (c) of this section.

(a) Instead of complying with § 4280.122(b), the grantee must provide satisfactory evidence to the Agency that all officers of grantee organization authorized to receive and/or disburse Federal funds are covered by such bonding and/or insurance requirements as are normally required by the grantee.

(b) Form RD 400-1 specified in § 4280.122(c)(6) is not required.

(c) The Power Purchase Agreement specified in § 4280.122(h) is not required.?>

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Title 7 published on 2015-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 7 CFR Part 4280 after this date.

  • 2015-03-26; vol. 80 # 58 - Thursday, March 26, 2015
    1. 80 FR 15885 - Rural Development Regulations—Update to FmHA References and to Census References
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, Farm Service Agency
      Correction; direct final rule.
      This document is effective April 27, 2015.
      7 CFR Parts 1709, 1714, 1735, 1737, 1738, 1739, 1740, 1774, 1775, 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, 1781, and 1783