Integrated Helicopter Design Tools
To stimulate innovative approaches and pursue goals to invest in research and development on technologies important to both defense and commercial application; to integrate the defense and commercial industrial bases; and to access the commercial capabilities for military systems with the objective of producing major improvements in development cycle time, product quality and affordability thus strengthening U.S. industry's competitiveness in the world market.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 09/14/2005 (Budget authority expired)
AVIATION APPLIED TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE (AATD), AVIATION AND TROOP COMMAND (ATCOM), DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).
10 U.S.C. 2358; Section 1113(a), Public Law 103- 337; 10 U.S.C. 251; 10 U.S.C. 2514; 10 U.S.C. 2501.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible firms are companies or other business entities that conduct a significant level of their research, development, engineering, and manufacturing activities in the United States. Also eligible are companies or other business entities that the majority ownership or control is held by United States citizens, companies, or other business entities of a parent company that is incorporated in a country the government of which encourages the participation of firms in research and development. The government of that country provides funding directly or provides funding indirectly through international organizations or agreement, and affords adequate and effective protection for the intellectual property rights of companies incorporated in the U.S. Such terms include a consortium of such companies or other business entities, as determined by the Secretary of Commerce.
Eligible firms and the defense laboratory sponsoring the project.
Two or more eligible firms must collaborate with the defense laboratory. The government funding is provided on a 50/50 cost matching basis, i.e., industry must match government funding in a ratio no less than 50/50.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
A formal proposal prepared in response to an announcement in the Commerce Business Daily.
Proposals are evaluated against published criteria. Selected proposals become the basis for a jointly developed, integrated proposal for a collaborative program involving the eligible firms and the defense laboratory. Proposals are subject to evaluation by a review panel convened by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Director, Defense Research and Engineering. Funding is provided to the sponsoring laboratory for subsequent awards. Costs of performance will be on a reimbursement basis.
Proposal due dates are established in Commerce Business Daily announcement.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
This program, subject to availability and appropriation of funds, is renewed annually.
How are proposals selected?
To the extent partnership advances national security objectives; technical excellence in approach to the topic; qualifications of personnel proposed; timely private sector investment to achieve goals and objectives of the partnership, other than through the partnership; potential effectiveness of partnership in further development and application of technology for the national technology and industrial base; financial commitment of eligible firms to partnership (quality of cost share, cash or in-kind); does not unnecessarily duplicate other projects; probability of commercialization or probability of military system integration; technical resources; and financial feasibility of commercialization or integration.
How may assistance be used?
Program authorizes funds on a matching basis for labor, materials, and travel plus associated indirect cost to participate in a collaborative work effort to transfer technology between the private sector and the government.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Interim progress reports must be submitted quarterly; annual program plan (for term extensions) are required. Technical data and software products must be provided as produced. Immediate reporting of inventions is required.
For-profit organizations will comply with 48 CFR 31 and are subject to review by auditors assigned to the Defense Contract Audit Agency.
Records must be retained at least 3 years; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if audit findings have not been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Financial commitment of nonfederal government participants is at least 50 percent of project costs. Financial commitment may take the form of either cash or in-kind contributions. Cash contributions are outlays of funds to support the total project through acquiring material, buying equipment, paying labor, and other cash outlays and can be derived from any source of funds within the proposer's accounting system, or derived from outside sources. IR&D is a qualifying cash contribution. In-kind contributions are the reasonable value of equipment, materials or other property (including intellectual property) used in the performance of the statement of work.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
One annual period with up to two optional 1-year periods.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Commander, Aviation Applied Technology Directorate, ATTN: AMSAT-R-TC (Ms. L. Sebring), Fort Eustis, VA 23604- 5577. Telephone: (804) 878-4828. DSN: 927-4828. FTS is not available.
(Grants) FY 01 $800,000; FY 02 est $800,000; and FY 03 est $800,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
10 U.S.C. 2514, 2501, 2511, 2358; DODGR 3210.6-R, OMB Circular No. A-110.
Examples of Funded Projects