The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nuclear Energy’s (DOE-NE) mission is to advance U.S. nuclear power in order to meet the nation's energy needs by:
1. Enhancing the long-term viability and competitiveness of the existing U.S. reactor fleet;
2. Developing an advanced reactor pipeline; and,
3. Implementing and maintaining the national strategic fuel cycle and supply chain infrastructure.
Collectively, all NE-sponsored activities support the Department’s priorities to combat the climate crisis, create clean energy jobs with the free and fair chance to join a union and bargain collectively, and promote equity and environmental justice by delivering innovative clean energy technologies for nuclear energy systems.
All applications submitted under this CINR FOA must demonstrate a strong tie to at least one of these three mission priorities and highlight how it supports the DOE priorities.