Space Transportation Infrastructure Matching Grants

 

1. Promote economic growth and entrepreneurial activity through use of the space environment for peaceful purposes.
2. Encourage the United States private sector to provide launch vehicles, reentry vehicles, and associated services by simplifying and expediting the issuance and transfer of commercial licenses; and facilitating and encouraging the use of Government-developed space technology.
3. Facilitate the strengthening and expansion of the United States space transportation infrastructure, including the enhancement of United States launch sites and launch-site support facilities, and development of reentry sites, with Government, State, and private sector involvement, to support the full range of United States space-related activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
20.110
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Grant 12-AST0003, funding for Pyrolance firefighting and rescue equipment, was completed and closed out. Fiscal Year 2015: Grant 11AST0003, an upgrade to the pumphouse at Mojave Air and Space Port, was completed and closed out. Fiscal Year 2016: No STIM Grant awards or activity is anticipated for FY2016.
Authorization
TITLE 51 - NATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL SPACE PROGRAMS, SUBTITLE V - PROGRAMS TARGETING COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES, CHAPTER 511 - SPACE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE MATCHING GRANTS, Title 51, Part Chapter 511.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
1. Interstate, Intrastate, State, Local, Sponsored organizations, Public nonprofit institution/organizations, other public institution/organizations, U.S. territory or possession.
2. 68. Transportation -- Grantees may use funds to acquire, enhance or upgrade equipment and facilities at licensed launch and reentry sites. 42. Higher Education/Research -- Grantees may use funds to conduct studies related to launch and reentry site infrastructure. 36. Environment -- Grantees may use funds to conduct environmental reviews of proposed launch or reentry sites.
3. State or local governments, or government organizations (e.g. an airport authority) and state colleges or universities may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
1. Interstate, Intrastate, State, Local, Sponsored organizations, Public nonprofit institution/organizations, other public institution/organizations, U.S. territory or possessions.
2. State or local governments, or government organizations (e.g. an airport authority) and state colleges or universities may be awarded a grant.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Any additional application procedures will be found in the Federal Register Notice announcing the availability of STIM grants for any given fiscal year.
Award Procedure
1. Applicant submits proposed project.
2. FAA/AST evaluates proposed projects. AST may or may not request
additional information from applicants.
3. FAA/AST recommends project(s) and award amounts.
4. FAA Administrator and/or OST approves or revises recommendations.
5. FAA/AST issues grant offer(s) to successful applicant(s).
6. Applicant accepts offer and returns signed package to FAA/AST.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Evaluation and approval/disapproval takes approximately 90 days.
Appeals
There are no appeals. Unsuccessful applicants may request and receive a de-briefing.
Renewals
Renewals are not available. No cost extensions may be granted provided grantee provides sufficient justification.
How are proposals selected?
Extent to which a project benefits the U.S. commercial space launch industry/capability, or increases U.S. space launch market share.
How may assistance be used?
68. Transportation -- Grantees may use funds to acquire, enhance or upgrade equipment and facilities at licensed launch and reentry sites. 42. Higher Education/Research -- Grantees may use funds to conduct studies related to launch and reentry site infrastructure. 36. Environment -- Grantees may use funds to conduct environmental reviews of proposed launch or reentry sites. Grantees must demonstrate that at least 10% of the total project cost is covered by private industry contributions. Grants may not be for more than 50% of the total project cost. All grants in this program are awarded solely at the discretion of the Secretary. Discretionary funds remain for one FY12 grant award. Discretionary funds were not available in FY 2013 - 2015.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Quarterly progress reports showing both financial status and project accomplishments are required. No cash reports are required. Quarterly reports, showing expenditures, requests for reimbursement, and project progress, are required. An SF-425 must accompany each quarterly report or request for reimbursement. Supporting documents such as invoices, paid invoices, or cancelled checks, are required. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
No audits are required for this program.
Records
Project proposal, signed grant agreement, contract(s), contractor progress reports, invoices, proof of payment, quarterly reports, reimbursement requests, associated correspondence, and grant closeout report. Documentation must be maintained for three years following the closeout of the grant.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 10.%. Title 51, Subtitle V, Chapter 511, Section 51102 (b) requires that private industry contribute at least 10% of the total project cost, and limits the maximum grant amount to not more than 50% of the total project cost.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
All grant funds must be obligated within three fiscal years. Grant funds must be expended within five fiscal years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant funds are paid on a reimbursable basis. Grantees must submit a request for reimbursement, documenting all allowable expenses, prior to receiving reimbursement under the grant.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Douglas Graham 800 Independence Ave SW, Room 325, Washington, District of Columbia 20591 Email: doug.graham@faa.gov Phone: (202) 267-8568
Website Address
http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/
Financial Information
Account Identification
69-1301-0-1-402.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY2010: $43,000.00 - $227,195.00, average $125,000.00
FY2011: $125,000.00 - $249,378.00, average $166,459.00
FY2012: $23,750.00 - $250,000.00, average $159,917.00
FY2013: $0
FY2014: $0
FY2015: $0.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
More details on the STIM Grant program may be found at http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/programs/stim_grants/
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No new projects were obligated in 2014. Fiscal Year 2015: No new projects were obligated in 2015. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available

 



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