DOE SEP Federal Regulations and Guidelines
A number of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal regulations and guidelines govern the DOE State Energy Program.
Federal Regulations Relevant to the State Energy Program
DOE's State Energy Program is authorized under 10 CFR Part 420. For details, see the Code of Federal Regulations.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 amended the SEP Regulations to incorporate certain changes made to the Formula Grant Program such as updating State Energy Efficiency Goals per Section 123.
Each year DOE issues guidance to state energy offices that receive SEP Formula Grants and administer renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the states.
For FY09/FY10 and Recovery Act Guidance documents, visit the Program Guidance section of the site.
State Energy Program Guidance, Program Year 2008
This document provides instructions to the states for program year 2008 about how they should administer their DOE grants provided through the State Energy Program; 11 pp., March 2008
Here you can find the state allocations for FY 2008
State Energy Program Guidance, Program Year 2007
This document provides instructions to the states for program year 2007 about how they should administer their DOE grants provided through the State Energy Program; 10 pp., April 2007
State Energy Program Formula Grant Guidance, Program Year 2006
States need this document to prepare their grant applications in Program Year 2006; 13 pp., January 2006
Petroleum Violation Escrow Funds
DOE Recommended Format Oil Overcharge Restitution Programs Annual Report FY 2006
DOE recommends this format for states to report about their use of Oil Overcharge (PVE) funds; June 2006.
DOE Financial Assistance Rules, 10 CFR 600
In addition, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued cost principles for federal grantees that states are required to comply with. Each set of cost principles was developed for a specific type of recipient organization. Therefore, the cost principles flow down to sub-recipients:
- 2 CFR 225, Cost Principles for State, Local, and Tribal Governments (OMB Circular A-87)
- 2 CFR 230, Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (OMB Circular A-122)
- 2 CFR 220, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (OMB Circular A-21)
- 48 CFR 31.2 codifies Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 31.2, Contracts with Commercial Organizations