States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., may apply now through July 15, 2015 for up to $100 million in grants under the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to support the infrastructure needed to make more renewable fuel options available to American consumers. These competitive grants are available to fund activities designed to expand the infrastructure for renewable fuels. BIP grantees must provide matching contributions. The CCC funds must be used to pay a portion of the costs related to the installation of fuel pumps and related infrastructure dedicated to the distribution of higher ethanol blends, for example “E15” and “E85,” at vehicle fueling locations. The matching contributions may be used for these items or for additional related BIP costs such as additional infrastructure to support pumps, marketing, education, data collection, program evaluation, and associated administrative costs.
USDA Announces Support for Renewable Biomass Energy (May 20, 2014)
The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) provides financial assistance to owners and operators of agricultural and non-industrial private forest land who wish to establish, produce, and deliver biomass feedstocks. BCAP provides two categories of assistance:
Feedstock Flexibility Program for Bioenergy Producers will encourage the domestic production of biofuels from surplus sugar.
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