I am interested in getting more information on the teaming requirements for this FOA. Who is eligible to apply in a teaming arrangement?
Please refer to the General Requirements in Section I of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), specifically number 6, which outlines and encourages teaming arrangements. Also, please review Section III - Eligibility Information for further information on who can apply and teaming arrangements.
On page 8 of the FOA, it states that "Funds may not be used for the purchase or installation of fueling infrastructure or vehicles." My organization is investigating using financial incentives to encourage third parties to purchase alternative fuel vehicles. Would this program be in violation of the grant? If we had such a program as part of our application, would our grant application be considered non-responsive?
Section I of the subject Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Policy Initiatives section provides examples of application concepts that deal with financial and other forms of incentive programs and their impacts on consumer behavior and adoption. However, it is not the intent of the FOA to provide funding for financial incentive programs.
I saw in the FOA "Funds may not be used for the purchase or installation of fueling infrastructure or vehicles. Applications that propose to use funds for either of these unallowable items may be considered non-responsive." If our barrier to advancing alternative fuel markets is the conversion of our fleet vehicles to CNG, can we use the grant funds to purchase conversion kits, training installation and marketing to similar sized organizations?
It is not the intent of the subject Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to provide funding for "the purchase or installation of fueling infrastructure or vehicles." This includes the purchase of the conversion kits, however the training and marketing aspects are provided as examples of activities that would be considered under the FOA.