U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nuclear Education Grant Program

The Curricula Development program provides assistance to accredited U.S.

colleges and universities in support of courses, studies, training, curricula, and disciplines relevant to nuclear safety, nuclear security, nuclear environmental protection, or any other field that the Commission determines
to be critical to its regulatory mission.

The primary purpose is to support and develop the educational infrastructure necessary to allow the Nation to advance its nuclear energy initiatives.

Agency - Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Website Address

http://www.nrc.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Massachusetts $ 730,040   2014-08-012020-06-30
University Of Notre Dame Du Lac $ 450,000   2017-06-302020-06-29
Purdue University $ 879,816   2014-08-012020-06-29
University Of New Mexico $ 450,000   2017-06-302020-06-29
Regents Of The University Of California, The $ 880,000   2014-08-012020-06-29
North Carolina State University $ 450,000   2017-06-302020-06-29
Kansas State University $ 450,000   2017-06-302020-06-29
University Of California, Los Angeles $ 450,000   2017-06-302020-06-29
University Of Texas At San Antonio, The $ 450,000   2017-06-302020-06-29
University Of Maryland $ 300,000   2017-06-302020-06-29



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

This program provides funding to accredited post-secondary schools and institutions of higher education.

Financial support in whole or in part may be provided for such purposes as salaries, materials and supplies, equipment,consultants, limited travel, and other justified program related expenses required for conducting the curricula development related activities.

Restrictions on use of funds are specified in the funding opportunity announcement or the award document.

Funding is provided for the purpose of creating, revising, or enhancing nuclear-related curricula that does not necessarily duplicate work already in process, is not already known to NRC, or has previously unrecognized merit.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must be a U.S.

public or private institution of higher education, accredited by the U.S.

Department of Education.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Accredited U.S. public or private institutions of higher education will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

Administration and cost will be determined in accordance with guidance in 2 CFR 200 for institutions of higher education. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Apply using the electronic application package required in the Funding Opportunity Announcement which enables NRC to receive the application from Grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Applications are processed by the assigned staff and approved by the NRC, based on a set of criteria established by the NRC, as stated in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

The Energy Policy Act of 2005, Section 651(c)(1), Public Law 109-58, 119 Stat. 801, 42 U.S.C 2051(b).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. Please see the active Funding Opportunity Announcement for published response deadlines.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. Matching is not required but encouraged. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The period of performance for project grants shall be a minimum of 2 years and generally does not exceed 3 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

The recipient shall submit 'Performance Progress Reports' (reported on SF-PPR, SF-PPR-B, and SF-PPR-E) and a final report as stipulated in the Terms and Conditions of the award document in compliance with 2 CFR 200.

The recipient shall submit 'Federal Financial Reports,' (reported on SF-425) as stipulated in the Terms and Conditions of the award document in compliance with 2 CFR 200.

The recipient shall adhere to the performance monitoring requirements as stipulated in the Terms and Conditions of the award document in compliance with 2 CFR 200.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

The recipient shall adhere to the records management requirements as stipulated in the Terms and Conditions of the award document in compliance with 2 CFR 200.

Financial Information

Account Identification

31-0200-0-1-276.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Award amounts range from $87,000.00 to $200,000.00.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Reports, brochures, guidelines, and frequently asked question are available at http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/grants.html.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

M'Lita Carr Nuclear Regulatory Commission Two White Flint North 11545 Rockville Pike, Mail Stop: TWFN- 8E06M , Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: MLita.Carr@nrc.gov Phone: 301-415-6869

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Selection criteria, including exclusions as stated in the funding opportunity announcement, for support is based on the soundness of the proposed approach including objectives, methodology, plan of operation, timetable, expected products and results, evaluation, and dissemination plans. The applicant's capability to perform the project is assessed to the degree that the project will strengthen its teaching capacity; the competency of the proposed investigator or group to successfully pursue the project; the adequacy of the available and proposed facilities and resources; the necessity of the budget components requested in relation to the proposed project; and the relevance and importance to announced program objectives.



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