[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 89 (Wednesday, May 8, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 26747]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-10941]


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Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 8, 2013 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Business-Cooperative Service


Amendment to Notice of Funding Availability for the Rural Energy 
for America Program

AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) published a 
notice in the Federal Register of March 29, 2013, (78 FR Doc. 2013-
07275) announcing the acceptance of applications for funds available 
under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for Fiscal Year 2013. 
The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Pub. 
L. 113-6), provides additional funding for REAP. To provide the public 
additional opportunity to apply for these additional funds, this Notice 
extends the application period from April 30, 2013, to May 31, 2013, 
for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvement projects 
grants and grant and loan combination applications and for renewable 
energy system feasibility study applications. The Agency is also adding 
a provision to ensure consistency with the intent of 2 CFR 25.205. A 
separate notice will be published to amend the funding available under 
REAP.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about this Notice, 
please contact Mr. Kelley Oehler, Branch Chief, USDA Rural Development, 
Energy Division, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. 
Telephone: (202) 720-6819. Email: kelley.oehler@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Agency is amending the DATES section in 
the Notice of Funding Availability for the Rural Energy for America 
Program, which was published on March 29, 2013 (78 FR Doc. 2013-07275). 
To provide the public additional time to submit applications as the 
result of additional funding being made available to the Agency, the 
Agency is extending the application deadline for three sets of 
applications: (1) Renewable energy system (RES) and energy efficiency 
improvement (EEI) grants, (2) RES and EEI grant and loan combinations 
and (3) RES feasibility study grants. For this set of applications, the 
deadline is being extended from April 30, 2013, to May 31, 2013. Note 
that the application deadline for RES and EEI guaranteed loan only 
applications is not being modified. The Agency is adding a provision to 
conform with the intent of 2 CFR 25.205, which allows the Agency to 
determine an applicant is not eligible for an award if the System for 
Award Management and Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System 
requirements are not met. No other changes are being made to the March 
29, 2013, Notice at this time.

Summary of Changes

    1. In the third column on page 19183, the second paragraph under 
the DATES section is revised to read as follows:
    For renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement grant 
applications and combination grant and guaranteed loan applications, no 
later than 4:30 p.m. local time May 31, 2013.
    2. In the third column on page 19183, the fourth paragraph under 
the DATES section is revised to read as follows:
    For renewable energy system feasibility study applications, no 
later than 4:30 p.m. local time May 31, 2013.
    3. In the first column on page 19187, subparagraph (d) is being 
added after subparagraph E. (4)(c) and before subparagraph (5), to read 
as follows:
    (d) At the time the Agency is ready to make an award, if the 
applicant has not complied with subparagraph E. (4)(a) through (c) of 
this section, the Agency may determine the applicant is not eligible to 
receive the award.

Nondiscrimination Statement

    USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on 
the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where 
applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, 
religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, 
reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived 
from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to 
all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means 
for communication of program information (Braille, large print, 
audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 
(voice and TDD).
    To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Assistant 
Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil 
Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-
9410 or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 
(TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 
(Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and 
employer.

    Dated: April 29, 2013.
Lillian E. Salerno,
Acting Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service.
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