Updated July 21, 2011
Financial and Performance Reporting Requirements:
Reporting Instructions for Virginia EECBG Sub-Recipients (Updated for 2011) -
SEP ARRA and EECBG Consolidated Reporting Form Submission Deadlines
The U.S. Department of Energy recently revised its reporting requirements for states that dropped the monthly reporting requirement and only requires states to report data received from its SEP ARRA and EECBG grant subrecipients on a quarterly basis.
However, because many DMME grant subrecipients are tardy in submitting quarterly reports to our office in time for us to include your data in our quarterly reports to OMB and DOE, we will continue to require monthly reports from subrecipients in order to collect information on a more timely and frequent basis.
There has been some confusion among the DMME grant subrecipients of SEP ARRA and EECBG funds regarding the due dates for submission of the monthly and quarterly Consolidated Reporting Form to the DMME office. Starting with the July 2011 monthly report, the following schedule will be in effect:
- All monthly reports will be due to DMME by the 5th business day after the end of the month you are reporting on (e.g., July 2011 reports will be due to us by August 5, August 2011 monthly reports will be due on September 6 due to the holiday, etc.)
- The quarterly report for a given quarter report will be due in our office by the 5th calendar day after the end of the quarter you are reporting on (e.g., the July- September 2011 quarterly report will be due on October 5, the October-December 2011 quarterly report will be due on January 5, 2012, etc.). We must receive those reports in a timely manner to give us time to input data for our quarterly report to OMB that is due by the 10th of the month after the quarter ends.
The most important data we need from you for the quarterly report is the “total number of hours worked using Recovery Act funds.” If you are unable to submit the entire Consolidated Reporting Form with outlay and metrics information by the 5th calendar day after the month the quarter ends, please forward the “total number of hours worked” information to your DMME contact by phone or email by that date so that we have that data available for our reporting purposes.
Recipients of EECBG grants and Planning District Commission (PDC) project managers should use the following invoice templates when billing DMME for reimbursement of program expenses or for PDC subrecipient monitoring fees.
How Localities are Spending Energy Efficiency Block Grant Funds
Project Descriptions for 39 Small Virginia Localities -
Project Descriptions for 28 Large Virginia Localities -
Contact list for Project Managers
List of Locality Project Managers and PDC Managers -
Program Summary and History:
DMME applied to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on June 25, 2009, for a $16.1 million population-based allocation to fund The Commonwealth's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG), which will focus exclusively on funding energy-related projects at the local government level. DOE approved Virginia's proposal on Sept. 24, 2009 and authorized the state to develop final rules and application processes to implement the program.
About $14 million in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) was awarded on a competitive basis to local governments. Virginia’s 21 Planning District Commissions will help to administer the program and assist localities in the implementation of energy conservation projects. Approximately $700,000 will be used to provide technical assistance to local governments to use energy savings performance contracting to improve energy efficiency and reduce utility costs.
Additional information is available from links below. About $1 million of Virginia's total $16.1 million EECBG allocation will fund renewable energy systems at the facilities of local governments, schools and community colleges.
The EECBG program is intended to help local governments, cities and counties, implement strategies to encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives. The program emphasizes a community-based approach to help meet energy and climate protection goals.
Community Energy Efficiency Toolkit:
- Assessment - (Zip file, 10.3 mb)
- Community Energy Program Financing and Economics - (Zip file, 6.68 mb)
- Energy Efficiency Guidebooks - (Zip file, 5.92 mb)
- Marketing - (Zip file, 7.75 mb)
- Tools and Ideas - (Zip file, 2.82 mb)
- Toward A Green Workforce - (Zip file, 29.9 mb)
- User's Guide - (Zip file, 6.98 mb)
Tools and resources:
Contract Information -
EECBG Application - Updated 10/15/09
Eligible Virginia localities can apply through and receive project development support from their local Planning District Commission (PDC).
PDC guidance and application review will ensure that localities fulfill application requirements. Please contact your PDC for guidance.
Recovery Through Retrofit Final Report -
The Middle Class Task Force and Council on Environmental Quality's October 2009 report provides a roadmap of how the federal government can use existing authorities and funds to unlock private capital and mobilize communities "to lay the groundwork for a self-sustaining home energy efficiency retrofit industry."