The Office of Grants and Contracts Support supports financial assistance activities for the Office of Science.

The office works to provide stewardship, guidance, tools and advice needed to manage and administer the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program. This program covers basic and applied research and related research activities with awards consisting of either grants or cooperative agreements. The program also manages the Office of Science grant regulation at 10 CFR 605, publishes an annual Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) as well as specific FOAs addressing scientific areas, and provides policy and guidance on financial assistance issues.

The Office of Grants and Contracts Support reviews and publishes Funding Opportunity Announcements and Program Announcements to the National Laboratories, and the program reviews grant awards, cooperative agreement awards, interagency awards, and a few procurement contracts in support of the Office of Science's research mission. The Office of Science makes awards to universities, non-profit organizations, other Federal agencies, large businesses, and small businesses—in addition to its support of the DOE National Laboratories.

The Office of Grants and Contracts Support does not issue official notices of award. Notices of Financial Assistance Awards are issued by the Chicago Office - Office of Acquisition and Assistance. The Office of Science personnel at the DOE Headquarters Complex handle the receipt, review, and recommendation of applications in addition to providing scientific and technical oversight and stewardship.

For more information about open and recent Funding Opportunity Announcements, please click here.