WASHINGTON, D.C. – The DOE-NE Voucher Program for eligible small businesses is open for applications. As part of the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative, the NE Voucher program will provide up to $2 million in this pilot year for access to expertise, knowledge, and facilities of the National Laboratories and our partner facilities to help advance nuclear energy technologies. Additional information is available on the Apply for a Voucher page on the GAIN website, including an expanded scope description, frequently asked questions, copies of the standard research agreements that will be needed for the selected application, as well as the final Request for Assistance.

The application period starts on March 1, 2016 and will extend through March 30, 2016. Voucher selection notifications will be made in mid-May.

If you have questions or comments, we invite you to send them to gain@inl.gov. Industry input is appreciated as the GAIN initiative continues to develop its programs to help accelerate innovative nuclear energy technologies in the U.S.