September 2022 Civil Nuclear Credit Program First Award Cycle Closed

Applications for CNC’s first award cycle closed on September 6, 2022.

June 2022 Amended Civil Nuclear Credit Program Guidance

DOE recently amended the Guidance for applying to the Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) Program. To incorporate these changes into the Guidance for the current award cycle and give potential applicants the time they need to respond, we have extended the application period to September 6, 2022. This will allow any reactors impacted by the change the time to submit an application based on the Amended Guidance.

The Amended Guidance revises the eligibility criteria to replace the requirement that a nuclear reactor applying for credits under the CNC Program not recover more than 50 percent of its costs from cost-of-service regulation or regulated contracts. This change affects the eligibility of reactors who may apply in the first round of awards.   

April 2022 Civil Nuclear Credit Program Guidance

We are now seeking applications for certification and sealed bid submissions under the Civil Nuclear Credit Program to support the continued operation of U.S. nuclear reactors. These Guidance documents, included below, direct owners or operators of nuclear power reactors that are expected to shut down due to economic circumstances on how to apply for funding to avoid premature closure. They include instructions on formulating and submitting sealed bids for potential allocation of credits.

Frequently Asked Questions for First Award Cycle