In his first year in office, President Obama crafted an ambitious agenda that called on all Federal agencies to change the way government works and provide an unprecedented amount of support to the American people. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) took this call to action as an opportunity to provide leadership in areas such as sustainable building design, online citizen engagement, and green IT alternatives.
As the business arm of the government, GSA is responsible for laying the foundation on which other Federal agencies can build. For example, just this week GSA’s Office of Citizen Services made available an online public dialog tool for government agencies to use in order to engage community members and meet President Obama’s Open Government Directive.
Moving forward, GSA will continue to support the Federal agenda with innovative business solutions, quality acquisition services, superior workplaces and effective government-wide policies.
You can watch video of each Cabinet member describing what his or her department or agency has accomplished this year and what to expect in the year ahead at our The President's Cabinet Reporting to You page.
Payments for Specified Energy Property in Lieu of Tax Credits
The Treasury Department is now accepting applications for this program. To apply go to https://treas1603.nrel.gov/.
Posted here are the guidance document , terms and conditions , and sample application form . All applicants should carefully review these documents prior to submitting an application.
The independent accountants’ requirements for the examination opinion attesting to the accuracy of costs (Attachment A) have been revised. We have added clarifying language that requires accountants to attest to the accuracy of costs on a test basis. Statements have been added regarding management’s and the practitioner’s responsibilities and we have added a “Report of Management on Eligible Cost Basis”.
Attachment B, Agreed-upon Procedures (AUPs), has been revised. If you have questions on the AUPs, please send them to 1603Questions@do.treas.gov
For properties placed in service having a cost basis in excess of $500,000, applicants must submit an Accountant’s Certification .
ASSIGNMENT OF PAYMENTS
For information on assigning payments received under this program to a financial institution click on the following links:
Notice of Assignment
VIEW LIST OF AWARDS
Posted here is a list of awards made to date. This list is updated weekly.
Applicants must be registered with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR). To register, go to www.ccr.gov/startregistration.aspx. This registration must be completed before a payment can be made.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Posted here are Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Thank you for your interest in this program.
Questions. Please e-mail any questions you may have to 1603Questions@do.treas.gov. Please note that the purpose of the 1603 mailbox is to answer questions regarding how to apply for the 1603 program. This includes: how to submit an application, assign a payment, and prepare the independent accountant’s report. We also answer general questions regarding applicant and property eligibility. We cannot, however, answer questions that are more appropriately answered by tax accountants, lawyers and the Internal Revenue Service. This includes questions regarding what can and cannot be included in cost basis and whether or not certain business structures meet eligibility requirements. Also, we cannot confirm eligibility for specific projects.