Education Quality Award Ambassadorship


Support Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program (MBNQA) winners in conducting outreach, serving as role models, and encouraging other organizations to strive for performance excellence.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
National Institute of Standards and Technology (Nist), Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 210000 206067
Fiscal Year 2018 0
Fiscal Year 2019 0
15 U.S.C. 3706
15 U.S.C. 3711a
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants must have recently received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Public from 18 sponsored organizations.
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) Federal Project Office (FPO) will advise educational award recipients of grant opportunity. Baldrige award process is based upon published selection criteria.
Award Procedure
Award process based upon published selection criteria.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
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?
Recipients have shared best practices on successful performance strategies with other US Corporations and organizations. Through these presentations, non-proprietary information is shared with others who want to learn and pursue performance excellence best practices. Examples funded projects include: Montgomery County Public Schools, Jenk's Public Schools, Richland College, Iredell-Statesville Schools, and the Pewaukee School District.
How may assistance be used?
Grant money will be used for non-commercial Baldrige award recipients to share information on their successful performance and quality strategies with other U.S. organizations. Principal mechanisms to share information are presentations 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?
Performance Reports: Quarterly and final program reports are required; unless specified in award document.
Audits of all grant recipients shall be conducted in accordance with Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States (the Yellow Book).
All financial and programmatic records are required to be retained by recipients and subawardees in accordance with 2 CFR 200.333.
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
Usually five years in length. 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/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Barbara F. Fischer
100 Bureau Drive MD A-600
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020 US
Phone: 301-975-8942
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 FY 17$0.00; FY 16$206,067.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not to exceed $100,000 over the life of the grant.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR Part 200
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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