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U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number DE-FOA-0001817

Announcement Date: 12/07/2017

 
Click here to view FOA Amendment No. 008 dated 09/14/2020



The FOA opened July 1, 2020, for the current review cycle with applications due by March 01, 2021 at 05:00:00 p.m. ET  

DOE will not be accepting any questions after February 14, 2021

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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $26.9 Million for Advanced Nuclear Technology-October 8, 2020

Industry Development of Advanced Nuclear Technology Development

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This FOA provides opportunities to support innovation and competitiveness of the U.S. nuclear industry through cost-shared basic/fundamental, applied R&D, and demonstration/commercial applications R&D activities for all aspects of existing and advanced reactor development. The FOA is divided into three pathways, each with specific objectives. The FOA will be open for a 5-year period.
Pathway 1: First of a Kind Nuclear Demonstration Readiness Projects

Addresses major advanced reactor design development projects or complex technology advancements for existing plants which have significant technical and licensing risks. Support will be provided for one or more advanced reactor projects that have the potential to be deployed by the mid-to-late 2020s.


Federal Cost Share: $10 million-$40 million
Project Duration:
3 years
Cost Share Required:
The recipient’s cost share must be a minimum of 50 percent of the total allowable costs for technologically mature or demonstration projects.

Pathway 2: Advanced Reactor Development Projects
Leads to advancements in the innovation and competitiveness of a broad set of domestic nuclear reactor designs and technologies. The Government will support applications involving concepts and ideas that they believe are best suited to improving the capabilities and commercialization potential of advanced reactor designs and technologies.

Federal Cost Share: $0.5 -$20 million
Project Duration:
2 years
Cost Share Required:
The recipient’s cost share must be a minimum of 20 percent of the total allowable costs for applied research projects or other efforts that are lower on the TRL spectrum.

Pathway 3: Regulatory Assistance Grants

Supports industry efforts to work with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to resolve design regulatory issues, to review topical reports or papers, and other efforts focused on obtaining certification and licensing approvals.


Federal Cost Share: $50,000-$500,000
Project Duration:
1 year
Cost Share Required:
The recipient’s cost share must be a minimum of 20 percent for Regulatory Assistance Grants.



NOTE: Although currently not part of this FOA, the NE voucher program is available to assist U.S. industry in support of nuclear energy innovation. Please see the information provided below and access the link for additional assistance.

Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN)

To support nuclear energy innovation by companies working to develop advanced nuclear energy technologies, DOE-NE will provide funds for vouchers to assist applicants seeking access to the world-class expertise and capabilities available across the United States (U.S.) DOE complex. This is one component of the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN), a DOE initiative to provide the nuclear industrial community with access to the technical, regulatory, and financial support necessary to move new or advanced nuclear technologies toward commercialization while ensuring the continued reliable and economic operation of the existing nuclear fleet. The objective of GAIN is accelerated and cost-effective commercialization of innovative nuclear energy technologies. Vouchers are not financial awards made directly to applicants. Vouchers provide funding to a facility within the DOE complex to help eligible businesses overcome critical technology and commercialization challenges.


If you are interested in access to these capabilities utilizing the NE voucher program, please visit the link:

https://gain.inl.gov/SitePages/Nuclear%20Energy%20Vouchers.aspx for information on how to apply.




Presentations

Click to view the Annual Feedback Presentation October 30, 2019

Click here to view the Industry Day Training Presentation Oct. 29, 2019

Click here to view the iFOA Lessons Learned Webinar Oct. 30, 2019

Click here to View Industry Awardee & Project Abstracts

Click here to view GAIN Awardee & Project Abstracts

Please see our Q&A's Updated December 20, 2020

 
Document Library
Application Documents for Pathway 1, First of a Kind Nuclear Demonstration Readiness Projects
Application Documents for Pathway 2, Advanced Reactor Development Projects
Application Documents for Pathway 3, Regulatory Assistance Grants
 
Instructions to Complete Application Documents
 
iFOA special instructions Rev 1
Attach 1 DCAA Informational Briefing on Provisional_Billing_Rates
Attach 2 Indirect Rate Two Tier System example
Attach 3 Indirect Rate Three Tier System example
Attach 4 Procurement Standards Review Checklist
Attach 5 Travel Policy Checklist
Attach 6 Characteristics of compliant property system
Attach 7 Accounting System Checklist
Attach 8 Environmental_Checklist