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  • Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, Office of Energy
  • United States Department of Energy
  • Catalog of Federal and Domestic Assistance


Complete tables of information related to the ARRA funded energy projects in the state of Florida.

Glossary of Terms

The Glossary of Terms contains common words, abbreviations, and metrics related to this site and ARRA funded energy projects. Click on the “Glossary” tab below to expand/collapse the glossary.


Term Definition
EECBG The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, funded for the first time by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) of 2009, represents a Presidential priority to deploy the cheapest, cleanest, and most reliable energy technologies we have—energy efficiency and conservation—across the country. The Program, authorized in Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) and signed into law on December 19, 2007, is modeled after the Community Development Block Grant program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It is intended to assist U.S. cities, counties, states, territories, and Indian tribes to develop, promote, implement, and manage energy efficiency and conservation projects and programs designed to reduce fossil fuel emissions, reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities, improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building, and other appropriate sectors, and create and retain jobs. Through formula and competitive grants, the Program empowers local communities to make strategic investments to meet the nation's long-term goals for energy independence and leadership on climate change.
ROI Return on Investment; a ratio of performance metrics used to compare projects
Federal Award Grant amount in dollars awarded to the recipient and sub award recipient through individual grant programs
CE-FREEC The Clean Energy Florida Renewable Energy, Efficiency and Conservation Grants (CE-FREEC) are the result of an action taken by the Florida Energy and Climate Commission on June 30, 2010. $11,886,988.75 was reprogrammed under the State Energy Program (SEP) in order to fund additional grants to local governments. Local governments receiving reprogrammed dollars were based on the final ranking of the Competitive Grants to Local Governments under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program and each application was reviewed for SEP eligibility.
CNG The Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fleet Fueling Facilities Program is intended to foster the development and operation of compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet fueling stations throughout Florida by providing matching grants to commercial companies, school districts, local governments, utilities, etc. up to $500,000. The program is providing 25 percent matching funds for projects installed by for-profit entities. Not-for-profit and public entities are eligible for matching funds of up to 50 percent of installation costs. One of the major challenges for fleet owners is the significant initial cost of installing a CNG fueling station for their fleets. This program will lessen that challenge by assisting facility owners with the acquisition of equipment necessary to operate and maintain CNG fueling facilities.
E85/B20 The E-85/B20 Public/Private Fueling (E85/B20) Grant Program will increase the availability of E85 and B20 biofuels to consumers at retail stations throughout Florida by providing grants to fuel station owners to install E85 or B20 tanks and pumps at their facilities. There are over 500,000 flex fuel vehicles traveling on Florida roadways with very limited access to E85 fuel. One of the major challenges for station owners in the installation of alternative fuel tanks and pumps is the large up-front cost and limited access to capital due to current credit market conditions. This program will alleviate that hurdle by assisting owners with the cost of installation of these alternative fuel tanks and pumps by providing grants. This program compliments the emphasis provided to alternative fuel production facilities by the State of Florida in current law and previous appropriations.
Clean Energy The Clean Energy (Clean Energy) Grant Program provides funding to promote energy efficiency measures and renewable energy deployment for eligible public, not-for-profit, and agricultural entities. The maximum amount for an individual award was $500,000 with a minimum amount of $100,000. The program was subdivided into two categories. Eligible applicants under Category 1 included Florida state and local governments who did not receive a direct allocation of funds from the U.S. DOE for the Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant Program, school districts, public universities and colleges, Florida Constitutional Officers, independent special districts, and not-for-profit companies. Existing Florida farms and farm operations were considered eligible applicants under Category 2.
Grant Program A function of federal or state governments that provides assistance to states, territorial possession, county, city, other political subdivision, or grouping
Award Number An agency-specific unique ID number for each individual assistance award. There may be more than one action record per assistance award, because of continuations, revisions, funding adjustments, corrections, etc.
Sub Award Number A number assigned by state (as opposed to federal) review agencies to the award during the grant application process.
Recipient Duns Number Unique nine-digit number issued by Dun & Bradstreet to the Agency. Followed by optional DUNS Plus 4 which allows an agency to submit different bank account data for a single DUNS (Assigned by Dun & Bradstreet)
Sub Duns Number Unique nine-digit number issued by Dun & Bradstreet to the sub award recipient. Followed by optional DUNS Plus 4 which allows the sub award recipient to submit different bank account data for a single DUNS (Assigned by Dun & Bradstreet)
Match Provided The amount of funds raised by the recipient or sub award recipient in order to receive the grant
Grant Activity Keywords pertaining to the activities of the objectives for a project
Recipient A non-federal entity who is the primary beneficiary of grant award issued by the federal government
Sub Award Recipient A non-federal entity who is the beneficiary of grant award issued by the primary recipient of a federal government grant award
SunSmart Schools The SunSmart Schools (SunSmart Schools) Program was developed and is supported by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Energy, the Florida Solar Energy Center, and Florida utilities to install a 10kW, battery back-up, photovoltaic system on 106 strategically located schools, that double as emergency shelters. The program also conducted safety workshop and webinars for operation and maintenance facilities managers and educational workshops for teachers to help them incorporate renewable energy into their curriculum. The three primary objectives to this program: (1) creating or saving jobs through installations and savings; (2) provide power for critical needs during power outages and times of disaster; and (3) educating future generations about solar energy technologies.
Shovel Ready The Shovel Ready (Shovel Ready) Program is a Florida energy grant program whose initiatives included identifying “shovel-ready” projects that could be expeditiously implemented through available SEP funding. The goal was to provide grants for competitively-selected renewable energy and energy efficiency technology projects. This grant program was designed to stimulate capital investment in the state and promote and enhance the statewide utilization of renewable energy technologies.
Opportunity Fund The Florida Opportunity Fund (Opportunity Fund) – Clean Energy Investment Program is a direct investment program created to promote the adoption of energy efficient and renewable energy (EE/RE) products and technologies in Florida. The Fund will increase the availability of capital in Florida through both loan and equity investment instruments, and is designed to help Florida businesses and promote the adoption of commercialized clean energy technology.
State Buildings The Sunshine State Buildings (State Buildings) Program is a program supported by a collaboration between Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Department of Management Services. The purpose of the program is to retrofit ten chiller systems, install a 145 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system, perform building and mechanical system "tune ups" and optimization, install energy management systems and equipment control automation, and install upgraded high-efficiency controls to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
FDACS EECBG The State Energy Office received Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funds from the United States Department of Energy and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The funds were used for energy efficiency and small scale renewable energy initiatives and awarded to cities and counties that were not eligible for direct formula grants from the United States Department of Energy.
Grant Number A 6 character, unique identifier assigned to each project
Project Status Status of the project
ARRA The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is an economic stimulus package passed in order to: create new and save current jobs, spur economic activity and invest in long-term growth, and foster levels of accountability and transparency in government spending.