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Advanced Reactor Demonstration Funding Opportunity (FOA-0002271)

U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is authorized by the FY2020 Congressional appropriations to initiate an advanced reactor demonstration program. This website provides interested parties with program information, including information regarding the associated solicitation, etc. 

This program will facilitate U.S. private industry advanced nuclear reactor demonstrations. It will provide funding for several advanced reactors with the capabilities of achieving reliable, cost effective, licensable, and commercially operational designs; and, to enable a market environment in which commercial reactor services are available that are safe and affordable to both construct and operate as compared to competing, alternative sources of energy in the near- and mid-term. The designs will provide significant improvements in safety, security, economics, and environmental impacts over current nuclear power plant designs. 

As a part of its mission, the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) has a long and successful history of working with the domestic nuclear industry, national laboratories, and academia to support the development of advanced reactor designs and capabilities over a continuum of technology maturity levels. DOE currently supports research and development (R&D) activities for a variety of advanced reactors that are expected to improve on the safety, security, economics, and/or environmental impacts of current nuclear power plant designs. DOE undertakes these activities in support of the Administration's objectives to maintain the Nation's technological leadership position in the global nuclear industry and assure national energy security. DOE recognizes that work remains to assure continued U.S. leadership in the research, design, and development of advanced reactors and to ensure the successful deployment of these reactors into the U.S. (as well as the international) marketplace. As part of the FY2020 Further Consolidation Appropriations Act, (H.R. 1865), Congress has directed NE to address advanced reactor development at various stages of this technology maturity continuum.

Document Library 
As part of its market research efforts, DOE previously issued the attached RFI/NOI document. DOE is not currently seeking further input in response to this RFI/NOI; the RFI/NOI is posted for information only. 

DOE provided briefings regarding the previously issued RFI/NOI to interested parties. 
This powerpoint briefing is attached as RFI/NOI document historical background information

Questions and Answers 
DOE provided answers to some questions posed on the previously issued RFI/NOI to interested parties. These Q&As are attached as historical background information. 
RFI NOI Q&A - 02/18/2020

FOA FAQ's- The attached document provides questions and answers regarding the FOA. Please check here frequently for the latest Q&A updates. 
FOA Q&A - 04/23/2020

Do you want to collaborate with others? 
Click this button to join to the Advanced Reactor Demostration (ARD) FOA Collaboration Hub! 

Find potential collaborators here!
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Advanced Reactor Demonstration Funding Opportunity Number

ARDP Funding Opportunity Announcment (FOA) Key Dates:

​1. Questions Requested (for all applicants)
​May 29, 2020
Submit A Question
​2. Industry Day Webinar
Industry Day Presentations   

June 02-03, 2020

3. National Laboratory Capabilities Webinar
 National Laboratory Capabilities Presentations
June 04, 2020

4. Letter of Intent Due Date (for all applicants)
June 11, 2020
Letter of Intent
​5. Application Due Date (for all applicants)
August 12, 2020
Submit an Application

Welcome to the ARD FOA Collaboration Hub!

This tool is provided as a service by the Department of Energy (DOE) through the GAIN initiative to parties interested in applying for funding under the ARD Funding Opportunity Number (FOA) DE-FOA-0002271. Use of the ARD Hub is entirely optional.

The ARD FOA Collaboration Hub is intended to foster collaborations between nuclear industry entities (e.g., technology developers, reactor vendors, fuel manufacturers, utilities and power producers, supply chain vendors, engineering/procurement/construction contractors, companies using non-electric power from reactors, universities, etc.) interested in designing, building, and operating advanced nuclear reactors who wish to form a consortium, a team, or to join a team that is submitting an application to the ARD FOA.

Here you can enter as much information as you feel is necessary to make a connection with a potential teaming partner. Your information will be shared on this page after a brief review by DOE.

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