Nuclear Legacy Cleanup Program


For nuclear waste disposal activities to carry out the purposes of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, Public Law 97?425, as amended (NWPA); to conduct appropriate activities and participate in licensing activities in accordance with the NWPA.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/03/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA), Sections 116, 118, 219, 302, Public Law 97-425; Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1987, Public Law 100-159.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Local governments, elected officials and affected Indian tribes surrounding DOE facilities. Designation of a local government or tribe as an "Affected Unite of Local Government" or "Affected Tribe is done pursuant to the NWPA.
Beneficiary Eligibility
States, affected units of local government and affected American Indian tribes will benefit, as well as the cleanup work at the Department of Energy.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. A letter of inquiry describing the proposed work and eligibility of the proposer to do the work under a project grant (cooperative agreement) is desirable before preparation of a detailed formal proposal. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program. Neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required. An environmental impact statement/assessment is required for nuclear waste siting, but is not required in connection with the receipt or expenditure of these funds.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Direct Payments require no application. Applicant may omit the letter of inquiry and submit a proposal instead.
Award Procedure
The proposal may be forwarded for internal and external review and then, if approved, to a DOE procurement office for grant development.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. Normally 3 to 6 months for Project Grants (cooperative agreements).
Not applicable.
Proposals for renewal are subject to both internal and external evaluation.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Financial and technical assistance is provided by Direct Payments for Specified Uses or Project Grants (cooperative agreements) to review and analyze potential economic, social, public health and safety, and environmental impacts; develop requests for impact and mitigation assistance; engage in any monitoring, testing, communication or evaluation activities; provide information to the public; and request information and make comments, recommendations. Any salary or travel expense that would ordinarily be incurred by such State, political subdivision of such State, or an Indian tribe may not be considered eligible for funding under this program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Grantee is expected to maintain auditable records to substantiate the total costs incurred under the agreement or contract.
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 schedule of DOE payment is arranged at the time of grant negotiations. Length and time phasing of assistance will vary with DOE program phase and activity. Project Grants (cooperative agreements) are awarded/released in accordance with the terms set forth in the cooperative agreement. Direct Payments are released in a lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Elizabeth Lisann
1000 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20585 US
Phone: (202) 586-2904
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 18$535,000.00; FY 19 est $750,000.00; FY 20 FY 17$730,000.00; - These numbers represent spending on the ECA Cooperative Agreement and the National Governor's Association Cooperative Agreement. I am not aware of other agreements associated with this CFDA. (Project Grants) FY 18 FY 19 FY 20 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
General Guidelines for Implementing Financial Assistance Programs under Section 116 and 118 of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended. 10 CFR Part 600.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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