Calibration Program


To provide a consistent system of physical measurement in the United States of America.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
National Bureau of Standards Organic Act, Public Law 56-177, Title 15, Part 271, Section et seq, Public Law 56-177, 15 U.S.C 271.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Calibrations and tests are provided on a fee basis to state and local governments, academic institutions, scientific laboratories, industrial firms, corporations, and individuals.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Submission of purchase order to appropriate office for service of interest: Calibration Program, 100 Bureau Drive Stop 8363, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8363.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Provides traceability to the National Standards for measurements that are used for assurance of interchangeability and uniformity of manufactured items, for process control, for informational and scientific purposes, and for fairness and objectivity in commerce and regulation. There are no use restrictions.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not Applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133, (Revised, June 27, 2003 and June 26, 2007), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal Awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for the year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
N/A. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: N/A.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Kim Carpentier 100 Bureau Drive
, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 Email: Phone: 3019752684
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods) FY 14 $8,076,671; FY 15 est $8,100,000; and FY 16 est $8,200,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 250 "Calibration and Related Measurement Services of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and NIST 250 appendix, "Fee Schedule"" available on the web at
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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