Advanced Technology Program
To work in partnership with industry to foster the development and broad dissemination of challenging, high-risk technologies that offer the potential for significant, broad-based economic benefits for the nation.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
National Institute of Standards and Technology (Nist), Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants; B - Project Grants
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
U.S. businesses and U.S. joint research and development ventures. Foreign-owned businesses are eligible for funding, provided they meet the requirements of Public Law 102-245, Sec. 201(c)(6-7). Universities, government laboratories (excluding any NIST laboratory), independent research organizations, and/or nonprofit organizations, may participate as a member of a joint venture that includes at least two separately owned for-profit companies, both of which are substantially involved in the R&D and both contributing towards the matching-fund requirement.
U.S. businesses and U.S. joint ventures; and foreign-owned businesses that meet the requirements of Public Law 102-245, Section 201(c)(6-7).
Proposals with statements of work, business plans, and detailed budgets. Costs will be determined in accordance with applicable Federal costs principles found in OMB Circular Nos. A-21 for educational institutions, A-122 for nonprofit organizations, 48 CFR 31 for commercial organizations, and 45 CFR 74, Appendix E for hospitals.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Proposal are submitted under a multi-stage and sequential review process to reduce the amount of information required at one time. Required information is submitted at different stages as determinations are made by ATP that proposals have high merit based on the selection criteria. These stages in the review process are called "gates." Proposals must pass through each gate in order to receive funding. Proposals should be submitted only in response to formal competition announcements and requests for proposals published in the "Federal Register" and "Federal Funding Opportunity" available at www.grants.gov.
Competitive award process based upon published selection criteria.
N/A This program has been discontinued. Deadlines for proposal submissions are contained in the formal competition announcements and requests for proposals published in the "Federal Register" and "Federal Funding Opportunity" available at www.grants.gov.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Single for-profit company recipients can receive ATP funds for R&D activities for up to 3 years, with ATP funding not to exceed $2 million. ATP funds may only be used to pay for direct costs for single company recipients. Single company recipients are responsible for funding all of their overhead/indirect costs. Small and medium sized companies applying as single company proposers are not required to provide cost-sharing of direct costs. Large companies applying as single company proposers, however, must cost-share at least 60 percent of the total project costs (direct plus indirect costs). A large company is defined as any business, including any parent company plus related subsidiaries, having annual revenues in excess of $3.043 billion. (Note that this number will likely change for future competitions and, if so, will be noted in future annual announcements of availability of funds and ATP Proposal Preparation Kits.) Joint ventures can receive ATP funds for R&D activities for up to 5 years, with ATP funding a minority share of the total project costs. Joint ventures must cost-share (matching funds) more than 50 percent of the total project costs (direct plus indirect costs). Joint ventures must consist of at least two separately-owned for-profit companies, both of which are substantially involved in the R&D and both contributing towards the matching fund requirement. The joint venture may include additional for-profit companies, universities, governmental laboratories (excluding any NIST laboratory), independent research organizations, and/or nonprofit organizations, which may or may not contribute funds (other than Federal funds) to the project and perform R&D activities. The joint venture need not be a legally constituted entity but can consist of companies who simply agree to collaborate on the R&D and divide tasks. ATP funding may not be used to fund product development or be used to fund existing or planned research programs that would otherwise be conducted in the same period.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Documents, papers, and financial records are required to remain available to the Federal government for 3 years from the date of submission of the final financial status report. All financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical reports, and other records of recipients are required to be maintained in accordance with the terms of the agreement.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funding for joint research and development ventures may be provided for no more than five years. Funds for single company awards may not exceed three years. The funds are released on an advance payment basis. Continued funding is contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of appropriated funding from Congress. This program has been discontinued.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Advanced Technology Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive Stop 4701 Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4701. Telephone: (1-800) ATP-FUND. Fax: (301) 926-9524. E-mail: email@example.com.
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899 US
(Formula Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$0.00; FY 16$21,000.00; - This program has been discontinued.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects