Long-Term Surveillance and Maintenance


The objectives of the Office of Legacy Management are to manage the Departments post-closure responsibilities and ensure the future protection of human health and the environment. This Office has control and custody for legacy lands, structures, and facilities and is responsible for maintaining them at levels suitable for their long-term use. This Office also provides environmental assistance to enable communities around the Department of Energy (DOE) sites to address environmental issues.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, as amended Public Law 96-573
Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Public Law 95-480
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, Public Law 99-499
Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978, Public Law 95-604
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) as amended
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, Section 31, as amended, Public Law 83-703
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Not applicable.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. These determinations will be made by DOE Headquarters. An environmental impact statement may be required depending on the program and project.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. After informal communication with DOE Headquarters Office, a formal proposal by the organization interested in doing the work must be submitted through an appropriate official of the corporate entity, organization or institution. A Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424A, Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs, Standard Form 424B, Assurances for Non-Construction Programs, and a written proposal should be submitted to the project office and include: a title, objectives, time frame, and a budget breakdown.
Award Procedure
Projects are reviewed at the Office of Legacy Management and award decisions are made throughout the fiscal year.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
90 to 180 days
Awards may be modified or extended as required.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are selected based on statutory eligibility and work that is beneficial to the overall accomplishment of the Office of Legacy Management goals and objectives. Goal 1: Protect human health and the environment Goal 2: Preserve, protect, and share records and information. Goal 3: Meet commitments to the contractor work force Goal 4: Optimize the use of land and assets Goal 5: Sustain management excellence In most cases, the criteria for award on the specific scope are associated with the site and the local entities. All grants/cooperative agreements are awarded to entities specifically associated with a respective site and regulatory agreements (i.e., State has oversight rights). Grants/cooperative agreements are almost always sole-source. Criteria may include cost of the project, applicant's qualifications, and applicability to LM's mission. To manage the Department's post-closure responsibilities and ensure the future protection of human health and the environment. Legacy Management has control and custody for legacy lands, structures, and facilities and is responsible for maintaining them at levels consistent with Departmental long-term plans.
How may assistance be used?
Financial assistance is provided in support of the program objectives.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Federal Clearinghouse Audit (A-133)
A recipient is expected to maintain auditable records to substantiate the total costs incurred under the grant or cooperative agreement.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. This may vary with each grant/cooperative agreement.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The time period for a grant or cooperative agreement is dependent upon the individual project proposed. This will vary with each grant/cooperative agreement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Ingrid B. Colbert
1000 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20585 US
Phone: (202) 586-1431
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 22$8,595,817.00; FY 23 est $10,613,894.00; FY 24 est $5,000,000.00; FY 21$5,384,213.00; FY 20$7,962,715.00; FY 19$7,281,302.00; FY 18$7,182,594.00; FY 17$27.00; FY 16$3,039,278.00; - The 81.136 CFDA program belongs to the Office of Legacy Management which took over awards that transferred from a variety of program offices after the Legacy Management program was established during FY04.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range is $10,000 to $1,000,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
DOE Financial Assistance Regulations (10 CFR Parts 600; 601; and 609); and the DOE Guide to Financial Assistance, both of which may be accessed through the DOE Office of Management home page at https://www.energy.gov/management/office-management
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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