U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Minority Serving Institutions Program (MSIP)


The Minority Serving Institutions Grants Program (MSIGP) funds minority serving programs, activities, projects, symposiums and training for the exchange and transfer of knowledge and skills relevant to nuclear safety, security, environmental protection, or any other fields the Commission deems critical to its mission. MSIGP provides assistance for minority serving programs and activities to include, but not limited to mentoring, leadership development, training, instruction, developmental learning, research and development, program evaluation, and technical assistance. MSIGP also provides assistance to include direct institutional subsidies, facilities and equipment acquisition, internships, fellowships, scholarships, and tuition and housing assistance. *The MSIGP is no longer accepting new applications. Minority Serving Institutions are encouraged to apply for funding opportunities with the NRC?s Nuclear Education Program for Scholarship and Fellowships, Faculty Development, Trade School and Community College Scholarships.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Energy Policy Act of 2005, Section 651,c,4 and 622, Public Law 109-58, 42 U.S.C. 2015(b) 2051(b), Statute 119,801
13256, 13270, and 13230
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Minority Serving Institutions and organizations that provide services to Minority Serving Institutions and their students and faculty.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Accredited U.S. public and private Minority Serving Institutions of higher education and their students and facility will benefit.
Administration and cost will be determined in accordance with guidance in 2 CFR 200 for institutions of higher education.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Apply using the electronic application package required in the Funding Opportunity Announcement this enables NRC to receive the application from Grants.gov.
Award Procedure
Applications are processed by the assigned staff and approved by the NRC, based on a set of criteria established by the NRC, as stated in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. Please see the active Funding Opportunity Announcement for published response deadlines.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Soundness of the proposed approach including objectives, methodology, plan of operation, timetable, expected products and results, evaluation and dissemination plans. The applicant's ability to perform the project is assessed relative to the competency of the proposed investigator or group to successfully pursue the project; the adequacy of the available and proposed facilities and resources; the necessity of the budget components requested in relation to the proposed project; and the relevance and importance to the program objectives in the funding opportunity announcement.
How may assistance be used?
The program provides funding to accredited post-secondary schools and institutions of higher education. Financial support in whole or in part may be provided for such purposes as salaries, stipends, materials and supplies, equipment, travel, publication costs, training costs, and services required for conducting research, training and related activities. Restrictions on use of funds depend on grant provisions, the nature of assistance provided, and the purpose(s) for which the programs and activities were funded to achieve.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: The recipient shall adhere to the performance monitoring requirements as stipulated in the Terms and Conditions of the award document in compliance with 2 CFR 200.
Not applicable.
The recipient shall adhere to the records management requirements as stipulated in the Terms and Conditions of the award document in compliance with 2 CFR 200.
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
The period of performance for project grants shall not exceed 5 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
M'Lita Carr
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Two White Flint North
11545 Rockville Pike, Mail Stop: TWFN-8E06M
Rockville, MD 20852 US
Phone: 301- 415-6869
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17 est $500,000.00; FY 16 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Award amounts range from $5,000.00 to $400,000.00.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Guidelines for The Minority Supporting Institution Program is on line at http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/grants/minority-serving-institutions-program.pdf
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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