History of the MTA Fund

As part of a 1998 court settlement between U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and 39 plaintiffs (nonprofit peace and environmental groups around the country), DOE established a $6.25 million Citizens’ Monitoring and Technical Assessment Fund (MTA Fund) to provide money to non-profit, non-governmental organizations and Federally recognized tribal governments working on issues related to the nuclear weapons complex. The Fund was established to help those groups procure technical and scientific assistance to perform technical and scientific reviews and analyses of environmental management activities at DOE sites. These grants may also support dissemination of the technical and scientific reviews and analyses undertaken with monies from the MTA Fund, but cannot be used for litigation, lobbying, general administrative support, or fundraising.

The Collection

Below are the projects supported by the MTA Fund.

Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice

Albuquerque, NM


Round 3

Aleutian/Pribil of Islands Association

Anchorage, AK

Round 2

Round 5

Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA)

Seattle, WA and Washington, DC

Round 2

Amigos Bravos

Taos, NM

Round 6

Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, Inc.

Aiken, SC

Round 2