Technical Assistance for Nuclear Communities

Nearly 20 nuclear power sites have been or are currently being decommissioned. Between five and ten additional plants could close within the next five years. The smaller or rural communities that host these powerful economic engines face significant challenges in the years to come. A team of organizations is providing technical assistance on economic resilience—at no cost to communities—to navigate the decommissioning process; build capacity; plan and pursue funding for projects; and chart a sustainable economic future. Get the details about the program here.

Contact our team today and learn how we can assist with: 

  • Evaluating the economic impacts of a nuclear power plan
  • Exploring the assets in your community and identify projects to build on your strengths
  • Making connections to federal funding opportunities
  • Engaging stakeholders in community visioning
  • Providing support on a range of redevelopment topics, and more


This assistance is available to communities that host or are in the region of a nuclear power plant currently undergoing decommissioning, previously decommissioned, or would feel the impact of an eventual closure, even if years away. It is never too early to plan for economic resilience and diversification. We can help begin those conversations.

EDA currently has $26.5 million in funding available as part of its Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs, including CARES Act Funding.

Use the form below to contact us directly, and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with the program. (Check the box for the Nuclear Closure Communities list) 

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  • (This assistance is for communities in close proximity to nuclear power plants that are actively decommissioning or scheduled to be.)
  • (If necessary)