The US Department of Energy (DOE) is providing nearly $67 million (£52.4m) for nuclear energy research and development.
A total of 85 projects in 28 states will share the funding that is expected to help advance innovative nuclear technologies.
They include grants for university research reactor and infrastructure improvements providing important safety and performance upgrades and for research into developing advanced sensors and manufacturing methods.
Ed McGinnis, DEO’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy said: “Investing in the future of nuclear energy is an important strategic priority for the energy department. Nuclear energy technologies contribute to our economy, our environment and our national security.”
The European Commission has approved Germany’s plans to create a new public fund to manage radioactive waste.