Measurement and Engineering Research and Standards
To provide scientific research and technology transfer for measurement and engineering research and standards.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements; Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2014: (see FY 2016 Congressional Budget). Fiscal Year 2015: (see FY 2016 Congressional Budget). Fiscal Year 2016: (see FY 2016 Congressional Budget).
Trade Act, 19 U.S.C 2343 - 45; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Act, 15 U.S.C 271 - 282a.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Institutions of higher education (e.g. universities and colleges), professional institutes and associations, nonprofit organizations, State and local governments, laboratories, and commercial organizations.
Universities, colleges, professional institutes and associations, nonprofit organizations, State and local governments, and commercial organizations.
Applicants must have and demonstrate scientific competence in areas of research for which grants are requested. 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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants should reply to notices published as Federal funding opportunities at www.grants.gov.
Award process based upon published selection criteria.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Regular programs approval times are from 6 to 9 months.
Future or continued funding will be at the discretion of NIST, based on such factors as satisfactory performance and the availability of funds. Renewals are competed whereas continuations of multi-year agreements are not subject to further competition.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria vary with competition. Specific criteria listed in the Federal Funding Opportunities posted at www.grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
Grant money will be used to further scientific research and technology transfer, in areas of fire research, building research, precision measurement, automation manufacturing, materials science, chemistry, physics, biotechnology, electronics, optical technologies, mathematics, neutron research, nanoscale science and technology, manufacturing engineering, communications and information science and technology and other areas of specific research. Focus areas of high interest include: energy, environment and climate change, information technology/cybersecurity, biosciences/healthcare, manufacturing, and physical infrastructure.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Semi-annual and final program and financial status reports are required; unless specified in award document. Semi-annual and final program and financial status reports are required; unless specified in award document. Semi-annual and final program and financial status reports are required; unless specified in award document. Semi-annual and final program and financial status reports are required; unless specified in award document. Semi-annual and final program and financial status reports are required; unless specified in award document.
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.
All records of accounts and supporting documents will be retained by recipient and subcontractors for a period of three years from the date of submission of final expenditure report.
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
Usually one to five years in length. 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
Leon Sampson 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1650
, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
13-0515-0-1-376; 13-0500-0-1-376; 13-0525-0-1-376; 13-4650-0-4-376.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 15 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable - Assistance Type also includes PROJECT GRANTS/Project Grants. (Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $101,000,000; FY 15 est $107,000,000; and FY 16 est $113,200,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of 15 CFR 24 and 15 CFR 14.
Examples of Funded Projects