Special Projects


To assist various organizations identified by Congress or through non-competitive grants that promote the availability and support new sources of advanced telecommunications.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Varies, includes American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, Public Law 111-5, 123 Stat. 115.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Organizations specifically identified by Congress in agency appropriations legislation or other authority that provides for non-competitive grants.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries are those served by the organizations receiving awards.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. None.
Award Procedure
Submit all standard forms (SF-424 Series Forms), project proposal and budget following the format specified by the Department of Commerce.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
All award decisions are final. There is no administrative appeal process.
Renewals are contingent upon future Congressional funding.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance is provided to implement specific projects identified by Congress or through non-competitive grants for projects that promote the availability and support new sources of advanced telecommunications.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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.
All financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical reports, and other records of recipients or sub- recipients must be maintained in accordance with the terms of the award. Generally, the recipient must retain records for 3 years from the date on which the final expenditure report is submitted to NIST.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies depending on project. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Wayne A. Ritchie, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 4812, NTIA/OTIA, Washignton, District of Columbia 20230 Email: writchie@ntia.doc.gov Phone: (202) 482-5515.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
13-0515-0-1-376; 13-0500-0-1-376; 13-0556-0-2-376.
(Project Grants) FY 09 $5,589; FY 10 $6,700; FY 11 $3,500
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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