Makerspace Training, Collaboration, and Hiring (MaTCH)
The goal of the Competition, upon successful completion of the training program, is to have all program graduates immediately placed in positions with previously identified employers that need skilled labor and have committed to employing a set number of program graduates.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Small Business Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Small Business Act, Section 8(b)(1)(B) (15 U.S.C. 637(b)(1)(B)), Title Small Business Act, Part 8, Section 1(b)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
This Competition is open only to: (1) citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry submission (or teams of such individuals); and (2) private entities, such as corporations or other organizations, both for profit and nonprofit, that are incorporated or organized in and maintain a primary place of business in the United States. To be considered for selection, a proposed solution must leverage an existing Makerspace to provide vocational training programs (including job specific skills and soft skills training) that meet the minimum standards of the specific trade and, to the extent feasible, any required industry or trade certifications, in addition to targeted job placement of all program graduates in local businesses.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Register at the Competition website. Registration will only be open between May 21, 2019, and July 8, 2019.
Judges selected by SBA will select the winners. Appropriated funds will be used for the cash awards. Each of the awards will be disbursed in a series of four (4) payments.
Submission Period: 12:01 am EST, May 21, 2019 to 11:59 pm ET, July 8, 2019. Screening, Vetting and Judging Period: July 9, 2019- August 5, 2019; Winners Announced: on or about August 6, 2019.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 15 to 30 days. Submission Period: 12:01 am EST, May 21, 2019 to 11:59 pm ET, July 8, 2019. Screening, Vetting and Judging Period: July 9, 2019- August 5, 2019. Winners Announced: on or about August 6, 2019.
From 15 to 30 days. Ultimately, a Judging Panel will rate the submissions based on the criteria and requirements specified in these Competition Rules. The decision of the Judges will be announced on the Competition website on or about August 6, 2019.
How are proposals selected?
All submissions will be vetted and screened by SBA for Contestant eligibility and completeness of the submission. The Judging Panel will choose as winners those submissions that, in the Judging Panel's sole judgment, best satisfy the Competition criteria and present the greatest potential for success. In addition to reviewing the applications for the individual merit of their proposals, judges may also take into account the geographic location and dispersal of Contestants, the extension of services to underserved populations, industry diversity, the risk posed by the Contestant's organization, and other similar considerations when selecting winners.
How may assistance be used?
Appropriated funds will be used for the cash awards. Each of the awards will be disbursed in a series of four (4) payments.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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
Submission Period: May 21, 2019 to July 8, 2019 ; Entry Review and Judging Period: July 9, 2019 - August 5, 2019. First payment. Forty (40) percent of the winner’s total prize amount will be disbursed upon award; The second payment and all subsequent payments will be forfeited if the winner does not satisfy this requirement within the specified 120-day time frame; The third payment and all subsequent payments will be forfeited if the winner does not satisfy this requirement within the specified 150-day time frame; The fourth payment will be forfeited if the winner does not satisfy this requirement within the specified 180-day time frame.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
409 3rd Street SW
Washington, DC 20416 USA
(Project Grants (Contracts)) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 est $1,000,000.00; FY 20 est $1,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 2019: The Competition will award up to $1 million in total prizes, based on the following tiered approach. up to $25,000 will be awarded to seed small workforce development programs; up to $100,000 will be awarded to grow programs that have a proven program with a history of training and/or workforce development.; up to $200,000 will be awarded for capacity building of existing successful programs with a strong history of training and/or workforce development.
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