Environmental Monitoring/Cleanup, Cultural and Resource Mgmt., Emergency Response Research, Outreach, Technical Analysis


Provides technical and financial assistance to State and local government entities for the conduct of projects/activities to support DOE missions; requirements to manage cultural resources and commitments to provide the public assurances that implemented DOE programs are protective of human health and the environment and educational training and EM’s goals to reduce legacy footprint, lifecycle cost and accelerate cleanup and offer research opportunities in science technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) fields.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Five previous CFDA 81.502 - Miscellaneous. Fiscal Year 2015: Two previous CFDA 81.502 (previously reported in FY14). Fiscal Year 2016: Ten Financial Assistance Instruments under CFDA 81.214.
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (Public Law 89-665; 16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.). Subsequent amendments to the Act include Public Laws 91-243, 93-54, 94-422, 94-458, 96-199, 96-244, 96-515, 98-483, 99-514, 100-127, 102-575, 103-437, 104-333, 106-113, 106-176, 106-208, 106-355,109-453.
Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (Public Law 96-95; 16 U.S.C. 470aa-mm)
Native American Graves Protection And Repatriation Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-601)
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund) of 1980 42 U.S.C. §9601 et seq.
Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965, (Public Law 102-386; 42 U.S.C 6961), Section 6001
Atomic Energy Act of 1954 as amended, Public law 83-703;Stat. 9191: 42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq; Department of Energy Organization Act, 42 U.S.C. 7101 Public Law 95-91
Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (42 U.S.C. 11001-11050) of 1986 (Title III of Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (PL 99-499)
Energy Policy Act of 1992
Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552 and 5 U.S.C. 552a, Executive Order White House Initiative On Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Executive Order13532, February 26, 2010
White House Initiative On Education Excellence for Hispanics, Executive Order13555, October 19, 2010
Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice In Minority Populations And Low-Income Populations, Executive Order, 12898, February 11, 1994.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Research and Development
Environmental Restoration.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State, Local US Territory/Possession, Minority Group, Low Income.
Costs will be determined in accordance with 10 CFR 600 for State and local Governments. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. 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. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Circular A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-11 applies to this program. The application forms must be downloaded from the Grants.gov website at http://www.grants.gov. Applicants for sub-awards from the states should consult the office of the official designated as the single point of contact within the State for more information on the process the State requires to be following in applying for assistance.
Award Procedure
Evaluations will be conducted by the staff of the Office of Acquisition Management and the applicable Program Office.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. None.
From 90 to 120 days. Renewals are subject to review by the program office and subject to the availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
The selection process will be determined by the criteria announced in the solicitation, if any.
How may assistance be used?
Financial assistance is provided in support of the program objectives. Restrictions on the use of funds depend on the provisions of the specific project agreement. Applicants must meet the guidelines established by DOE or contained in the specific Congressional authorization for a particular program being supported.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Quarterly reports and technical progress reports containing accomplishments and information on cost status, reported per task is required. Additionally, a final technical report is due 90 days after the end of the performance period. Performance monitoring is achieved through submission of progress reports and site visits. Quarterly project Financial Cash Transaction Reports are required. Quarterly reports and technical progress reports containing accomplishments and information on cost status, reported per task is required. Quarterly Spend Plan
Quarterly project Financial Cash Transaction Reports are required. No performance monitoring is required.
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.
Retention of records will be required in accordance with 10 CFR 600.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. This program has no matching requirements. Cost sharing is not required, however, strongly encouraged.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Vary. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released through the Electronic Transfer System. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Department of Energy, Savannah River Operations Office, P. O. Box A, Aiken, SC 29802.
Headquarters Office
Harold K. Nielsen Department of Energy
Savannah River Operations Office
P. O. Box A, Aiken, South Carolina 29802 Email: harold.nielsen@srs.gov Phone: 803-952-9175
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 $7,847,796; FY 15 est $9,216,267; and FY 16 est $8,792,019 - Subject to funds availability. Includes both NNSA and EM funding.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$0.00 to $8,792,019.00. Subject to the availibility of funds.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Financial assistance actions will be completed in accordance with 10 CFR 600, 2CFR 200, and all applicable National Policies (Laws and Executive Orders).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: State cultural and resource management
Environmental justice. Fiscal Year 2015: State cultural and resource management
Environmental justice. Fiscal Year 2016: State cultural and resource management
Environmental justice.


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