National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Pilots Cooperative Agreement Program


NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to pilot online identity solutions that embrace and advance the NSTIC vision of an Identity Ecosystem Framework. Specifically, the Federal government seeks to initiate and support pilots that address the needs of individuals, private sector organizations, and all levels of government in accordance with the NSTIC Guiding Principles that identity solutions will be (1) privacy-enhancing and voluntary, (2) secure and resilient, (3) interoperable, and (4) cost-effective and easy-to-use. Pilots that maximize their contribution to the development of the broader Identity Ecosystem Framework through public forums such as the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) (see page 6 of the Full Announcement/FFO document) are encouraged. NIST will fund projects that are intended to demonstrate or deploy new solutions, models, and frameworks that either do not exist or are not widely adopted in the marketplace today.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/16/2015 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Accredited institutions of higher education; non-profit organizations; commercial organizations; and state, local, and Indian tribal governments located in the United States and its territories. While the applicant must be located in the United States, the applicant may have a parent organization outside the United States. An eligible organization may work individually or include proposed subawardees, contractors or other collaborators in a project, effectively forming a team or consortium. An organization may submit more than one application but each must be on a distinct topic. Federal agencies may participate in projects but may not receive NIST funding.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Abbreviated Applications must be received through no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Abbreviated Applications received after this deadline will not be reviewed or considered. NIST requires Abbreviated Applica
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Christopher Hunton
Grants Technical Assistant
Phone 301-975-5718
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Financial Information


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