To assist various organizations identified by Congress to achieve objectives specified by Congress.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/05/2016 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Organizations specifically identified by Congress in agency appropriations legislation.
Beneficiaries are those served by the organizations receiving awards.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Submit all standard forms (SF-424 Series Forms), project proposal and budget following the format specified by the Department of Commerce.
Applications are reviewed by NIST and awards are issued by the Grants and Agreements Management Division.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Renewals are contingent upon future Congressional funding.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Assistance is provided to implement specific projects identified by Congress.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Financial and progress reports are to be submitted in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award. Financial reports are to be submitted in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award. Financial status reports (SF-269) are submitted on a quarterly basis. Progress reports are to be submitted in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award. Financial reports are to be submitted in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award. Financial status reports (SF-269) are submitted on a quarterly basis. . Performance reports are submitted on a quarterly basis.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit 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 that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Commercial organizations shall be subject to the audit requirements as stipulated in the award document.
All financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical reports, and other records of recipients or sub- recipients must be maintained in accordance with the terms of the award. Generally, the recipient must retain records for three years from the date on which the final expenditure report is submitted to NIST.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Automated Standard Application for Payment System (ASAP).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Karen Williams 100 Bureau Drive
, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 Phone: 301-975-2397
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
From $900,000 to $20,000,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Costs will be determined in accordance with applicable cost principles found at 2 CFR Part 220, Cost Principles for Education Institutions (OMB Circular A-21), 2 CFR Part 225, Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments (OMB Circular A-87), 2 CFR Part 230, Cost Principles for Non-profit Organizations (OMB Circular A-122), 48 CFR 31 for Commercial Organizations, 45 CFR 74, Appendix E for Hospitals. Grants management will be in accordance with the provisions of 15 CFR Part 14 for institutions of higher education, other nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations; and 15 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments.
Examples of Funded Projects