In an October 2 notice, the Department of Agriculture announced the availability of $76 million in carry over budget authority to the Biorefinery Assistance Program, which provides guaranteed loans for commercial-scale biorefinery construction and development and for retrofitting existing facilities for the development of advanced biofuels. The funding will support a program level of $181 million for the new fiscal year, equating roughly to one new biorefinery. The agency will collect applications through January 30, 2014.