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Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: FAQ on Guidance for Submitting Requests for Approval of Encumbrance

As set forth in Term 16 of the Smart Grid Investment Grant Agreement, “Consistent with the 10 C.F.R. §§ 600.132(a), 600.134(c), and 600.321(b)(2), a recipient may request that the DOE contracting officer consider approving encumbrance of real property and equipment purchased in whole or in part with Federal funds under the award.” This FAQ is to provide guidance on making a request for encumbrance.