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
National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Varies, includes American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, Public Law 111-5, Statute 123,115
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.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. CFDA Program 11.553 - Special Projects is an ACTIVE program in GMIS. - Annual grant funding to US Telecom Training Institute (USTTI) - Authority: P.L. 98-549 Section 7
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards 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 location, 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.
Not applicable.
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 formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies depending on project. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Chris Holt
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW, Room 4887
Washington, DC 20230 US
Phone: 202.482.4884
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 16 FY 17 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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