Education Quality Award Ambassadorship

 

Support Baldrige National quality Program (BNQP) award winners in conducting outreach, serving as role models, and encouraging other organizations to practice effective quality control in the provision of their services.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
11.013
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Montgomery County Schools, Iredell-Statesville Schools, Richland College, and Jenks Public Schools all serve as ambassadors of Baldrige and provide presentations at Baldrige sponsored events, state programs, and other venues.
New grants awarded to 2013 Education recipient, Pewaukee Schools. Fiscal Year 2015: Montgomery County Schools, Iredell-Statesville Schools, Richland College, and Jenks Public Schools all serve as ambassadors of Baldrige and provide presentations at Baldrige sponsored events, state programs, and other venues.
No new grants; additional funds added to Pewaukee Schools. Fiscal Year 2016: No new grants.
Authorization
Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act, 15 U.S.C 3711a; Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act, 15 U.S.C 3706.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Anyone/general public - Business/Commerce, Elementary/Secondary Education, Health/Medical, Higher Education (includes Research), Vocational Education.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Anyone/general public.
Credentials/Documentation
Proposals with statements of work and detailed budgets. Costs will be determined in accordance with applicable federal cost principles. Grants are limited to recipients of the Baldrige National Quality Award. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
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 eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Proposals are submitted in response to education award recipients financial requirements pursuant to 15 CFR 14.4.

Award Procedure
Award process based upon published selection criteria.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Future or continued funding will be at the discretion of NIST, based on such factors as availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Grant money will be used for non-commercial award recipients to share information on their successful performance and quality strategies with other U.S. organizations. Principal mechanisms to share information are attendance at the Quest for Excellence Conference, regional conferences, and hosting and speaking at different conferences, workshops/meetings. Grant money will be used for non-commercial award recipients to share information on their successful performance and quality strategies with other U.S. organizations. Principal mechanisms to share information are attendance at the Quest for Excellence Conference, regional conferences, and hosting and speaking at different conferences, workshops/meetings.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No reports are required.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Audits of all recipients shall be conducted in accordance with Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States (the Yellow Book).
Records
Pursuant to 15CFR 14.53(b)(2), all financial and programmatic records are required to remain available to the federal government for 3 years after final disposition.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Chapter 15, Part 14.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%. The applicant must match with a cost share 25% of the grant award.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Usually one to three years in length. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Dependent on when appropriation is received dictates when authorization is dispersed either in lump sum or quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Barbara F. Fisher 100 Bureau Drive MD 1020, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1020 Email: barbara.fisher@nist.gov Phone: 301-975-8942
Website Address
http://www.nist.gov/baldrige
Financial Information
Account Identification
13-0500-0-1-376.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $35,000; FY 15 est $30,000; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
None.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of CFR 15 part 14.

Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



Federal Grants Resources