As part of the U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established a USD 6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit Program to support the continued operation of domestic nuclear reactors. This program allows owners or operators of commercial U.S. nuclear reactors to apply for certification and competitively bid on credits to help support their continued operations. Applications must prove that the reactor will close for economic reasons and demonstrate that closure will lead to a rise in air pollution. Credits will be allocated over a four-year period beginning on the date of selection to DOE-certified reactors. Credits will be awarded until 30 September 2031.