Academic Programs


Academic Programs receives direction from Congress to send funds to universities and other academic institutions to conduct basic and fundamental research in areas relevant to the NNSA mission.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, P.L. 116-260, 134 Stat. 1182, December 27, 2020, Division D – Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2021, Title III, Department of Energy, House Report 116-449, Product Modernization, University Collaboration, page 140, Joint Explanatory Statement, Atomic Energy Defense Activities, National Nuclear Security Administration, Production Modernization, page 108.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligibility requirements depend on the individual mandate.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Depending upon the eligibility requirements of the individual mandate, U.S. public and private institutions of higher education and/or nonprofit organizations and for profit commercial organizations will benefit. The Federal government will also benefit from the research of these grants.
No Credentials or Documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Assistance is awarded by Congressional language.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Financial support in whole or in part may be provided for such purposes as the salaries, materials and supplies, equipment, travel, publication costs, training costs, and services required for conducting research, training, related activities, and advanced technology projects or assessments. Funding is provided for basic and applied research in the field of physical science in support of the DOE/NNSA mission.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal 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
Recipient is expected to maintain auditable records to substantiate the total costs incurred under the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The length of time will depend on the Congressional mandate. The assistance will be awarded based on the Congressional language.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Terri Stone
19901 Germantown Road
Germantown, MD 20874 USA
Phone: 3019037423
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 22$3,251,294.00; FY 23 est $5,584,972.00; FY 24 est $4,705,267.00; FY 21 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Grants or Cooperative Agreements will vary in length and funding depending on Congressional allocation.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR 200, Federal Statutes, OMB Circulars, and other Government-wide guidance implementing 2 CFR 200, DOE Acquisition Policy and Guidance, DOE Guide to Financial Assistance.


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