Cincinnati – Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) released a draft Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) number DE-FOA-0003131 for the “Community Capacity Building Grant Program (CCBGP). The FOA is for Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) and will result in multiple financial assistance awards. 

Awards resulting from the FOA will focus on the reinvestment in disadvantaged communities that have been affected by decades of nuclear defense research and environmental cleanup efforts. The awards will also focus on strengthening relationships with local communities by supporting projects that serve community and economic development goals, promote revitalization efforts, and promote inclusive community engagement practices. 

The total estimated value of the FOA is $19,044,000 and resulting financial assistance awards will have periods of performance ranging from 12-36 months. 

For more than 30 years, EM has remained focused on addressing the environmental legacy of nuclear weapons development and nuclear energy research that helped end World War II, win the Cold War, and position the United States as a leader in clean nuclear energy. Collectively, EM is delivering results that are protecting the environment, supporting communities and enabling a concerted focus on safely completing the mission sooner and more efficiently.

Potentially interested recipients should provide any comments on this draft FOA to during the 3-week comment period. DOE will finalize the FOA after receiving comments.

Additional information regarding the CCBGP FOA is available at:



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