On June 15th, it was announced that Biofuel Producers would receive $700M in aid, as part of a package to assist industries recovering from the financial devastation of the coronavirus pandemic. At that time, The USDA said it plans to implement the aid in the next 60 days. To date, there has been no further information released and no Biofuel Producers have received any aid from pandemic packages.
USDA plans to announce funding through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). At the time of the announcement or publication in the Federal Register, Biofuel Producers will have a set amount of time, potentially only 30 or 45 days, to complete the application process. Because these funds are quite limited, it may be beneficial to apply as quickly as possible, you can always utilize our team which has knowledge of and experience with USDA programs.
We are watching for any additional information released from USDA and will alert you as soon as possible once updates are released.
As a reminder, applicants who are not registered with SAM and Grants.gov, it can take over one month to complete these requirements. It is suggested that the process be started as soon as possible.
- DUNS – Applicants must obtain a DUNS number (including the plus 4 extension, if applicable) from Dun and Bradstreet (D&B). DUNS website: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform.
- SAM – Applicants must register with SAM at http://www.sam.gov/ prior to submitting an application in response to this FOA. NOTE: Designating an Electronic Business Point of Contact (EBiz POC) and obtaining a special password called an MPIN are important steps in SAM registration. Failure to register with SAM will prevent your organization from applying through Grants.gov. Also, your existing SAM registration must be updated annually.