U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nuclear Education Grant Program


The Curricula Development program provides assistance to accredited U.S. colleges and universities in support of courses, studies, training, curricula, and disciplines relevant to nuclear safety, nuclear security, nuclear environmental protection, or any other field that the Commission determines to be critical to its regulatory mission. The primary purpose is to support and develop the educational infrastructure necessary to allow the Nation to advance its nuclear energy initiatives.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005, Section 651(c)(1), Public Law 109-58, 42 U.S.C. 2051(b), Statute 119,801
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants must be a U.S. public or private institution of higher education, accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Accredited U.S. public or private institutions of higher education will benefit.
Administration and cost will be determined in accordance with guidance in 2 CFR 200 for institutions of higher education.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Apply using the electronic application package required in the Funding Opportunity Announcement which enables NRC to receive the application from Grants.gov.
Award Procedure
Applications are processed by the assigned staff and approved by the NRC, based on a set of criteria established by the NRC, as stated in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. Please see the active Funding Opportunity Announcement for published response deadlines.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Selection criteria, including exclusions as stated in the funding opportunity announcement, for support is based on the soundness of the proposed approach including objectives, methodology, plan of operation, timetable, expected products and results, evaluation, and dissemination plans. The applicant's capability to perform the project is assessed to the degree that the project will strengthen its teaching capacity; the competency of the proposed investigator or group to successfully pursue the project; the adequacy of the available and proposed facilities and resources; the necessity of the budget components requested in relation to the proposed project; and the relevance and importance to announced program objectives.
How may assistance be used?
This program provides funding to accredited post-secondary schools and institutions of higher education. Financial support in whole or in part may be provided for such purposes as salaries, materials and supplies, equipment,consultants, limited travel, and other justified program related expenses required for conducting the curricula development related activities. Restrictions on use of funds are specified in the funding opportunity announcement or the award document. Funding is provided for the purpose of creating, revising, or enhancing nuclear-related curricula that does not necessarily duplicate work already in process, is not already known to NRC, or has previously unrecognized merit.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: The recipient shall adhere to the performance monitoring requirements as stipulated in the Terms and Conditions of the award document in compliance with 2 CFR 200.
Not applicable.
The recipient shall adhere to the records management requirements as stipulated in the Terms and Conditions of the award document in compliance with 2 CFR 200.
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 period of performance for project grants shall be a minimum of 2 years and generally does not exceed 3 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
M'Lita Carr
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Two White Flint North
11545 Rockville Pike, Mail Stop: TWFN- 8E06M

Rockville, MD 20852 US
Phone: 301-415-6869
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 16$0.00; FY 17 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Award amounts range from $87,000.00 to $200,000.00.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Reports, brochures, guidelines, and frequently asked question are available at http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/grants.html.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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