Space Technology


The Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) is responsible for developing the crosscutting, pioneering, new technologies and capabilities needed by the agency to achieve its current and future missions.
STMD rapidly develops, demonstrates, and infuses revolutionary, high-payoff technologies through transparent, collaborative partnerships, expanding the boundaries of the aerospace enterprise. Space Technology funds will be used to fund NASA Federal Financial Assistance awards.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements; Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants); Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements); Project Grants; Project Grants (Capacity Building and Complaint Processing, Training); Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements); Project Grants (Discretionary); Project Grants (Fellowships); Project Grants (for collaborative design of curriculum, production of; Project Grants (for specified projects); Project Grants (including individual awards); Project Grants (including travel grants); Training; Use of Property, Facilities, and Equipment
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Generally, applications are solicited from institutions of higher learning and non-profit organizations.
All applicants should review the appropriate funding announcement to determine eligibility for a specific project.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Basic Research, educational outreach or training opportunities in the area of Space Technology.
Financial Assistance Use of Universial Identifier and regisration in System of Award Management (SAM) are required.
Copy of Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement is required for all entities requesting indirect costs.
Check each funding announcement to determine if other credentials, certifications or documentation are required. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. See NASA Grant Proposer Handbook at
Award Procedure
See NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not Applicable.
From 60 to 90 days.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Basic reserach, education outreach, or training opportunities in the area of space tecnologu. Review funding announcements for specific restrictions. Space Technology funds will be used to funds NASA Federal Financial Asssitance awards for developing the crosscutting, pioneering, new technologies and capabilities needed by the agency to achieve its current and future missions.

Approximiately 90% of the funds used to make grant awards are discretionary.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. a Federal Cash Transactions Report (SF 425), and, when applicable, a Continuation Sheet (SF 425) electronically to DHHS/PMS within 30 working days following the end of each Federal Fiscal quarter. A Progress Report for all but the final year of the grant. Each report is due 60 days before the anniversary date of the grant.
A Summary of Research or Educational Activity Report is due within 90 days after the expiration date of the grant. A final SF 425 in electronic or paper form to NASA within 90 calendar days after the expiration date of the grant. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records shall be retained in accordance with 2 CFR ยง200.333, Retention requirements for records and NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) 1441.1, NASA Records Retention Schedules. As set forth in the NPR, grant and cooperative agreement files are generally retired to the Federal Records Center 2 years after completion of the grant or cooperative agreement, and destroyed when 6 years, 3 months old.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program does not have MOE requirements. In general match/cost sharing is not required for research grants. However, applicants should review the funding annoucements for match/cost sharing requirments that would apply to that specific project.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Normally 3 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
Barbara J. Orlando 300 E Street, SW
, Washington, District of Columbia 20546 Email: Phone: 2023583911
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $10,000,000; and FY 15 est $10,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No data available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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