Quick Summary of Energy Title Programs

While overall funding levels were reduced, the 2014 Farm Bill continues core farm energy programs.

Following is a summary of the Energy Title programs. Those interested in reading in further detail can visit our Legislative and Rulemaking Resources page.

Summary of Energy Title Programs

Definitions follow the table. All amounts in millions of dollars for the five year period from 2014-2018.

Section Number/Name

Summary

5 year
Mandatory
Funding

5 year
Discretionary
Funding

9002
Biobased Markets Program
Continues the federal preference for procurement of biobased
products and the biobased products labeling program.

$15

$10

9003
Biorefinery Assistance
Loan guarantees to produce advanced biofuels.

$200

$375

9004
Repowering Assistance Program
Encourage existing biorefineries to use biomass for heat and power.

$12

$50

9005
Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels
Rewards production of advanced biofuels.

$75

$100

9006
Biodiesel Fuel Education Program
Education and outreach on biodiesel use.

$5

$5

9007
Rural Energy for America Program
Grants and loan guarantees for energy efficiency and renewable
energy of all sorts.Formerly “Section 9006″. Now includes support for feasibility
studies and energy technical assistance.

$250

$100

9008
Biomass Research and Development
Supports advanced research to improve bioenergy.

$12

$100

9009
Feedstock Flexibility Program
Sugar import management program.

SSAN

9010
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
Assistance to stimulate energy crop plantings.

$125

$0

9012
Community Wood Energy Program
Grants for rural communities to install wood energy systems in community facilities.

$0

$25

TOTAL

$694

$765

Terms

Mandatory funding — “the amount authorized by Congress is available unless limited to smaller amounts in the appropriations process; if appropriators do not act, the amount that was authorized is provided to the program.” Source (PDF)

Discretionary funding – Programs that require annual funding determined by the Appropriations Committee

SSAN — Such Sums as Necessary; Mandatory funding, amount not specified.