Program Rule [Energy] Law and Legal Definition

According to 10 CFR 600.3 [Title 10 Energy; Chapter II Department of Energy; Subchapter H Assistance Regulations; Part 600 Financial Assistance Rules; Subpart A General], the term program rule means “a rule issued by a DOE program office for the award and administration of financial assistance which may describe the program's purpose or objectives, eligibility requirements for applicants, types of program activities or areas to be supported, evaluation and selection process, cost sharing requirements, etc. These rules usually supplement the generic policies and procedures for financial assistance contained in this part.”