Fiscal Year 2016: See the NE Web site at http://energy.gov/ne/office-nuclear-energy.
Fiscal Year 2017: Similar to previous years.
Fiscal Year 2018: Similar to previous years.
The Department of Energy's goal is to advance national, economic and energy security in the U.S.; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that goal; and to ensure environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.
Fiscal Year 2016: Similar to prior years. Fiscal Year 2017: Similar to prior years. Fiscal Year 2018: Similar to prior years.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Financial assistance, opportunities are defined in individual solicitations available on the DOE website or Grants.gov.
Notices published on Grants.gov define research, development, and demonstration areas that the Department intends to support such as: advanced reactors, fuel and reactor concepts that minimize proliferation risks, nuclear fuel and fuel cycles, advanced instrumentation, controls, simulation, modeling and analyses, nuclear waste management, construction, manufacturing and fabrication technologies, and related fundamental nuclear science areas in materials, reactor physics, chemistry, radiochemistry, health physics, and thermal hydraulics and fluid dynamics.
Notices published on Grants.gov define development or demonstration projects and study areas activities that the Department intends to support such as: advanced designs, technologies or techniques, new regulatory or licensing requirements, and economic analyses.
For a given solicitation, financial assistance may be available in whole or in part, for the following in support of nuclear energy research and related fields in development and demonstration activities: salaries, materials and supplies, equipment, travel, publication costs, subcontractor and supporting costs required for technical activities, market analyses, financing plans and other activities necessary to achieve the objective.
Restrictions on use of funds depend on solicitation and award provisions.
Federal, State, local governments, universities, consortia, nonprofit institutions, commercial corporations, and individuals may apply.
Any individual, partnership, corporation, association, joint venture, institution of higher education, or nonprofit organization will benefit.
Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 200, and as amended by 910. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. DOE solicitations set forth award procedures. Refer to http://energy.gov/ne/office-nuclear-energy for additional information.
DOE solicitations set forth award procedures. Applications will receive an objective merit review. The objective merit review will be based on evaluation criteria set forth in the competitive solicitation. Evaluations will be coordinated by a Merit Review Chair and conducted by a review board. This responsibility will be performed by the Office of Nuclear Energy or delegated to a DOE Operations Office. Final decisions will be made by the approved Program Officer or delegated Source Selection Official. For additional information, please refer to www.ne.doe.gov.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, as amended, Public Law 95-91, 88 Stat. 1240, 42 U.S.C 7101; Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, Title I, Section 107, Public Law 93-438, 88 Stat. 1240, 42 U.S.C 5817; Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, Section 32, Public Law 83-703, 68 Stat. 919, 42 U.S.C 2051; Atomic Energy Act, Section 31, Public Law 83- 703, 42 U.S.C 2051.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Deadlines for submissions will be posted in the individual funding opportunities posted at http://www.grants.gov Per funding opportunity posted, a range of approval/disapproval time will be described.
Proposals for renewal are subject to review and acceptance by the Program Director and/or Selection Official.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. The no matching requirements apply to certain applicable areas. See funding opportunity 'matching' guidance per individual funding opportunities to understand more about whether or not a matching requirement is applicable to your application. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The period of performance and schedule of DOE payments is arranged at the time of award. Funds awarded are to be spent during the period of performance of each award, unless a different arrangement is approved at the time of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment method for most awards is ASAP. Awards not permitted to receive ASAP payments will be provided the necessary instruction on submitting Invoices for payment. Awards are released pending information provided in the funding opportunity announcement.
Post Assistance Requirements
As stated in each solicitation.
Cash reports are not applicable.
As stated in each solicitation.
Quarterly financial status reports are required, as well as a final financial report at the end of the award period of performance.
Performance monitoring is tracked and reported according to set procedures dictated in each funding opportunity.
Award recipient is expected to maintain auditable records to substantiate total costs incurred under the agreement and as required by the financial assistance award.
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 16 $136,079,605; FY 17 est $130,000,000; and FY 18 est $105,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range of awards vary per funding opportunity. Awards are typically in the range of $400,000 to $1,000,000, but can be more or less as described per individual opportunity.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
NE Federal Register notices; NE Solicitations; DOE Financial Assistance Regulations (2 CFR 200); and the DOE Guide to Financial Assistance, which may be accessed through the DOE Office of Procurement and Assistance Management webpage at: http://www.management.energy.gov/policy_guidance.htm.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID), Fremont Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83415 Contact: Aaron Gravelle, Telephone: (208) 526-0208.
Ken Osborne 1000 Independence Ave, SW , Washington , District of Columbia 20585 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (301) 903-3723
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Each proposal will be evaluated based on an objective merit review in accordance with the requirement of 'DOE Financial Assistance Regulations' (2 CFR 200) and the evaluation criteria set forth in the competitive solicitations. These criteria will include: appropriateness of the proposal method or approach, competency of research personnel and adequacy of proposed resources, reasonableness and appropriateness of the proposed budget, and other appropriate factors.