Florida Farm to Fuel® Grants Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we have received.
Question: Is cost sharing allowed with state funds and in-kind? For example, am I allowed to cost-share with faculty salaries? Can I cost share with university equipment?
Answer: No, State funds are not eligible as matching funds or in-kind contributions, an applicant must match the grant funds with non-state funds.
Question: Please reference Section V : Project Feasibility (limit 2 pages) Page 4 of 8, You ask for published literature and independent peer reviews. Are these excluded from the 2 page limit?
Answer: Applicants should reference and summarize published literature and independent peer reviews within the two page limit.
Question: Part III of application, ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION - The business does not have to be licensed to apply but prior to receiving the grant, correct?
Answer: You are correct, the business does not need to be licensed to submit an application, however, the company must be registered to do business in Florida through the Florida Department of State and My Florida Market Place prior to entering into the Grant Agreement with the Department.
Question: Part III of application, ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION - What is the level of insurance needed?
Answer: In order to determine the insurance requirements, you will need to contact the Department of Management Services at 4050 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0950, phone or through the following link. https://vendor.myfloridamarketplace.com/
Question: Part III of the application, PROJECT BUDGET - Does each line item has to be filled? many of these are not known.
Answer: Each application must be complete. Section 5F-14(3)(e) states that any application which does not include all required information shall be determined incomplete and ineligible for the award of the grant sought.
Question: It is stated in part III Eligibility information that - "Selected applicants must have submitted a certificate of insurance evidencing the required coverage." When should this be done and to whom is the certificate of insurance submitted?
Answer: After the Grant Awards have been announced the selected applicants must present the certificate of insurance to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services prior to the applicant entering into the Grant Agreement.
In order to determine the insurance requirements, you will need to contact the Department of Management Services at 4050 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0950, phone or through the following link https://vendor.myfloridamarketplace.com/ .