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Nuclear Plant Siting Feasibility Study Program

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provides federal grant funds to a political subdivision to conduct a feasibility study to assess (1) siting options for new advanced nuclear reactors throughout Nebraska and (2) existing electric generation facilities based on key compatibility assets for advanced nuclear reactors.

Eligibility Information

What Can the Grants Be Used for? 

Funds may be used to conduct a feasibility study to assess (1) siting options for new advanced nuclear reactors throughout Nebraska and (2) existing electric generation facilities based on key compatibility assets for such advanced nuclear reactors. The funds will provide for the preconstruction feasibility study as well as applicable planning and design costs to be a key partner in achieving the goals of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The new nuclear generation can help meet the State’s CPP goals, which include new nuclear reactors that come on‐line, including those under construction, and existing facilities that expand their capacity.

 

Who is Eligible to Apply? 

Any political subdivision which owns or operates a nuclear power plant in Nebraska at the time of application submission.

Important Definitions

Political Subdivision: In accordance with Neb. Rev. St. §13-1612, political subdivisions are “villages, cities, counties, school districts, public power districts, community colleges, natural resources districts, and all other units of local government.” For purposes of this Program, the Awardee shall be a political subdivision formed in accordance with Neb. Rev. St. §13-310 et seq.

Application Information

Nuclear Plant Siting Feasibility Study Program

Application Period: TBD

Application Due: TBD
Anticipated Award Date: TBD
Period of Performance: 18 months
Award Amount: The total amount available for all grants to be awarded shall not exceed $1,000,000, as stated by State of Nebraska legislation.

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Dave Dearmont

Research Administrator

dave.dearmont@nebraska.gov  |  (402) 471-3777