Glovebox Manufacturing Expansion Initiative

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 29th, 2024
Close Date
April 5th, 2024
Total Funding
$50,000,000.00
Award Ceiling
$5,000,000.00
Award Floor
$1,000,000.00
Expected No. Awards
10
Opportunity No.
DE-FOA-0003244

Agency

NNSA (DOE-NNSA)

Eligible Applicants

Private Institutions of Higher Education

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The NNSA is offering a grant opportunity titled "Glovebox Manufacturing Expansion Initiative". This initiative aims to provide funding for the expansion or modernization of glovebox manufacturing facilities. The funding is available to domestic nuclear glovebox manufacturers who have the capability to successfully perform the activity. The expansion or modernization can include significantly enlarging an existing facility or increasing its capacity through material capital investment. The eligibility requirements include being organized and incorporated under the laws of a particular state or territory of the United States, having a majority domestic ownership and control, and maintaining a physical place of business in the United States. Entities banned from doing business with the U.S. government are not eligible. Applicants must also be registered in SAMs and provide a valid Unique Entity Identification number (UEI) in the application. Funding is available to nuclear glovebox manufacturers that have demonstrated the ability to fabricate a nuclear NQA-1 or ISO 9001 certified glovebox, as well as those supporting the NSE through a partnership with an existing NQA-1 nuclear glovebox manufacturer. Applicants must have implemented or be in the process of implementing the cybersecurity requirements contained in NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-171. The grant has an award ceiling of $5,000,000 and an award floor of $1,000,000. The estimated total program funding is $50,000,000, and it is expected that 10 awards will be granted. The opportunity is currently open and the closing date for submissions is April 5, 2024. For more information, contact Iralien Sainvilmar at iralien.sainvilmar@nnsa.doe.gov or Yolanda Robinson-Freeman at yolanda.r-freeman@nnsa.doe.gov.

Description

This NOFO imposes several eligibility requirements for funding. To be considered for evaluation, an applicant’s submission must meet the criteria set forth: 1.Funding must be for the expansion or modernization of glovebox manufacturing facilities. For this NOFO, expansion or modernization includes significantly enlarging an existing facility or increasing the capacity of an existing facility via material capital investment. Both expansion and modernization will be evaluated on the materiality of the investment relative to existing production. 2.To comply with 2 CFR Part 200, funding is available to domestic nuclear glovebox manufacturers who have the domestic capability to perform the activity successfully. a. To qualify as a domestic entity, the entry must be organized and incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a particular state or territory of the United States, have a majority domestic ownership and control, and have a physical place of business in the United States. b. Entities banned from doing business with the U.S. government, such as entities debarred, suspended, or otherwise excluded from or ineligible to participate in a federal program, are not eligible. 3. Applicants must be registered in SAMs before submitting their applications and maintain the SAMs registration with current information. a. Applicants must provide a valid Unique Entity Identification number (UEI) in the application. 4. Funding is available to nuclear glovebox manufacturers that have demonstrated the ability to fabricate a nuclear NQA-1 or ISO 9001 certified glovebox and to glovebox manufacturers who are supporting the NSE through a partnership with an existing NQA-1 nuclear glovebox manufacturer. 5. Applicants shall have implemented or be in the process of implementing the cybersecurity requirements contained in National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171.

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