Collaborative Research and Development


To facilitate productivity-improving research and development and application of advanced construction technologies through collaborative research and development, field demonstration, licensing agreements, and other means of commercialization and technology transfer.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Department of The Army, Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2007 Seventy-six projects covering a wide range of technologies have been funded at a total investment of over $70 million. The Corps has provided over $32 million and the construction industry partners have contributed over $38 million.
Water Resources Development Act of 1988, Section 7, Public Law 100-676, 33 U.S.C. 2313.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any U.S. private firm, including corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships and industrial development organizations; public and private foundations; nonprofit organizations; units of State and local governments; academic institutions; and others who have interest in and the capability to address CPAR objectives.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries of CPAR products will include the U.S. construction industry (builder/contractor/developer, engineer/architect, construction equipment/material suppliers) profit and nonprofit business organizations, the general public, and Federal, State and local government agencies.
Representations, certifications and other statements of proposers disclosure of lobbing activities are required.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Written proposal to the Corps laboratory must be submitted.
Award Procedure
Proposals recommended by the Corps laboratories are evaluated and prioritized by the CPAR Executive Committee in Corps headquarters. Proposals are funded in descending priority order until available funds are exhausted.
Time for submission of proposals varies, set annually.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Projects are based on ideas from the U.S. construction industry on how to improve productivity. Industry partners must agree to substantially produce and market products domestically. Corps laboratory must perform a significant portion of each project.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
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
Variable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: .
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Corps research and development laboratories.
Headquarters Office
Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: CERD-C, 20 Massachusetts Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20314-1000, David B. Mathis, General Manager. Telephone: (202) 272-1846.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Not Applicable) FY 07$6,000,000.00; FY 08 Estimate Not Available FY 09 Estimate Not Available - (Cooperative Agreement) FY 07 $6,000,000; FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported. Note: No current information provided by Agency.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
CPAR Guidelines for Participation, published annually.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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