The Guide to Financial Assistance is a reference document that provides a compilation of non-regulatory information and guidance related to the implementation of existing statutory and regulatory requirements. Regulatory requirements are contained in the DOE Financial Assistance Rules, 10 CFR Part 600 and applicable program rules. Each year DOE obligates nearly $2 billion on financial assistance actions in the form of grants and cooperative agreements to states, local and tribal governments, universities, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and individuals.
This guidance is intended to help DOE staff carry out its financial assistance activities. Information contained herein is intended to be consistent with the regulatory guidance provided in the DOE Financial Assistance Rules. In the event of inconsistencies between the information provided in this Guide and provisions of the DOE Financial Assistance Rules, the rule controls. Any apparent inconsistencies between this guide and the DOE Financial Assistance Rules should be reported to the Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy.
The DOE Guide to Financial Assistance will be issued and maintained by the Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy, in coordination with the Office of Acquisition and Supply Management, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and will be amended to add material or to revise existing material as necessary. Questions regarding specific topics in the Guide and suggested topics may be submitted to the Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy.