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U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program
Special Notice: DOE will extend the Application Due Date/Time (for all applicants) by one week to Aug 19, 2020, 4:00 PM EDT. See FOA amendment officially making this change.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is authorized by the FY2020 Congressional appropriations to initiate an advanced reactor demonstration program. This website provides interested parties with program information, including information regarding the associated solicitation, etc.

This program will facilitate U.S. private industry advanced nuclear reactor demonstrations. It will provide funding for several advanced reactors with the capabilities of achieving reliable, cost effective, licensable, and commercially operational designs; and, to enable a market environment in which commercial reactor services are available that are safe and affordable to both construct and operate as compared to competing, alternative sources of energy in the near- and mid-term. The designs will provide significant improvements in safety, security, economics, and environmental impacts over current nuclear power plant designs.

As a part of its mission, the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) has a long and successful history of working with the domestic nuclear industry, national laboratories, and academia to support the development of advanced reactor designs and capabilities over a continuum of technology maturity levels. DOE currently supports research and development (R&D) activities for a variety of advanced reactors that are expected to improve on the safety, security, economics, and/or environmental impacts of current nuclear power plant designs. DOE undertakes these activities in support of the Administration’s objectives to maintain the Nation’s technological leadership position in the global nuclear industry and assure national energy security. DOE recognizes that work remains to assure continued U.S. leadership in the research, design, and development of advanced reactors and to ensure the successful deployment of these reactors into the U.S. (as well as the international) marketplace. As part of the FY2020 Further Consolidation Appropriations Act, (H.R. 1865), Congress has directed NE to address advanced reactor development at various stages of this technology maturity continuum.

ARDP Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) key dates:
1. Questions Requested (for all applicants):
2. Application Due Date (for all applicants): Aug 19, 2020

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Document Library for the Advanced Reactor Demonstrations
As part of its market research efforts, DOE previously issued the attached RFI/NOI document. DOE is not currently seeking further input in response to this RFI/NOI; the RFI/NOI is posted for information only.
Application documents for Pathway 1, Advanced Reactor Demonstrations (Demos)
Application Documents for Pathway 2, Risk Reduction for Future Demonstrations (Risk Reduction)
Application Documents for Pathway 3, Advanced Reactor Concepts – 20 (ARC-20)
Questions and Answers
If you have a question, view our FOA Q&As section. If you do not find what you're looking for, you may submit a question of your own. Once it is answered, it will show up in the FOA Q&As for you as well as others to view.
Related Links
The following documents are informational only and are intended to assist the applicant with obtaining indirect rates, as well as in having compliant internal systems sufficient for the DOE Contracting Officer pre-award responsibility determination.
DOE Informational HALEU Presentations

Advanced Reactor Demonstration Fact Sheet
Industry Day Webinar Jun 02-03, 2020 AGENDA

Industry Day Presentations

Industry Day Registrants/Attendees
National Laboratory Capabilities
Webinar June 04, 2020

National Laboratory Capabilities Presentations
Historical Documents
DOE provided briefings regarding the previously issued RFI/NOI to interested parties.
This powerpoint briefing is attached as RFI/NOI document historical background information.

DOE provided answers to some questions posed on the previously issued RFI/NOI to interested parties. These Q&As are attached as historical background information.
RFI NOI Q&A - 02/18/2020.

The attached document provides questions and answers regarding the FOA. Please check here frequently for the latest Q&A updates.
FOA Q&A - 04/23/2020.