The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.
Uses and Use Restrictions
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.
Organizations specifically identified by Congress in agency appropriations legislation or other authority that provides for non-competitive grants.
Beneficiaries are those served by the organizations receiving awards.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. None.
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.
Varies, includes American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, Public Law 111-5, 123 Stat. 115.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
All award decisions are final. There is no administrative appeal process.
Renewals are contingent upon future Congressional funding.
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.
Post Assistance Requirements
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
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.
13-0550-0-1-376; 13-0550-0-2-376; 13-0550-0-1-376.
(Project Grants) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Estimate Not Available; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
Wayne A. Ritchie, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW, Room 4888, NTIA/OTIA, Washignton, District of Columbia 20230 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (202) 482-5515
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
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