Measurement and Engineering Research and Standards


Agency - Department of Commerce

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.

Website Address

http://www.nist.gov


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of South Florida $ 133,204   2020-04-152024-04-14
Florida State University $ 50,000   2020-10-012023-09-30
Regents Of The University Of California, The $ 49,584   2020-10-012023-09-30
Identification Technology Partners Inc $ 149,898   2020-10-012023-09-30
V. M. I. Research Laboratories $ 89,203   2020-10-012023-09-30
University Of Edinburgh (the) $ 146,745   2020-09-012023-08-31
National Academy Of Sciences $ 100,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
University Of Central Florida Board Of Trustees, The $ 210,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Villanova University In The State Of Pennsylvania $ 199,904   2020-10-012022-09-30
Jensen Hughes, Inc. $ 220,000   2020-10-012022-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 103608000. Fiscal Year 2017: 103608000. Fiscal Year 2018: 81919000.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant money will be used to further scientific research and technology transfer, in areas of fire research, building research, precision measurement, automation manufacturing, materials science, chemistry, physics, biotechnology, electronics, optical technologies, mathematics, neutron research, nanoscale science and technology, manufacturing engineering, communications and information science and technology and other areas of specific research.

Focus areas of high interest include: energy, environment and climate change, information technology/cybersecurity, biosciences/healthcare, manufacturing, and physical infrastructure.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Institutions of higher education (e.g.

universities and colleges), professional institutes and associations, nonprofit organizations, State and local governments, laboratories, and commercial organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Universities, colleges, professional institutes and associations, nonprofit organizations, State and local governments, and commercial organizations.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must have and demonstrate scientific competence in areas of research for which grants are requested. Costs will be determined in accordance with applicable cost principles found at 2 CFR Part 220, Cost Principles for Education Institutions (OMB Circular A-21), 2 CFR Part 225, Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments (OMB Circular A-87), 2 CFR Part 230, Cost Principles for Non-profit Organizations (OMB Circular A-122), 48 CFR 31 for Commercial Organizations, 45 CFR 74, Appendix E for Hospitals. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants should reply to notices published as Federal funding opportunities at www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Award process based upon published selection criteria.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Act, 15 U.S.C 271 - 282a; Trade Act, 19 U.S.C 2343 - 45.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Regular programs approval times are from 6 to 9 months.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Future or continued funding will be at the discretion of NIST, based on such factors as satisfactory performance and the availability of funds. Renewals are competed whereas continuations of multi-year agreements are not subject to further competition.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Usually one to five years in length. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Automated Standard Application for Payment System (ASAP).

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Semi-annual and final program and financial status reports are required; unless specified in award document.

Semi-annual and final program and financial status reports are required; unless specified in award document.

Semi-annual and final program and financial status reports are required; unless specified in award document.

Semi-annual and final program and financial status reports are required; unless specified in award document.

Semi-annual and final program and financial status reports are required; unless specified in award document.

Audits

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.

Records

All records of accounts and supporting documents will be retained by recipient and subcontractors for a period of three years from the date of submission of final expenditure report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

13-4650-0-4-376; 13-0515-0-1-376; 13-0525-0-1-376; 13-0500-0-1-376.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $103,608,000; FY 17 est $103,608,000; and FY 18 est $81,919,000. (Project Grants) FY 16 $103,608,000; FY 17 est $103,608,000; and FY 18 est $81,919,000 - Assistance Type includes PROJECT GRANTS/Project Grants.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

This program is subject to the provisions of 15 CFR 24 and 15 CFR 14.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Leon Sampson 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1650 , Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 Email: leon.sampson@nist.gov Phone: 301-975-3086

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria vary with competition. Specific criteria listed in the Federal Funding Opportunities posted at www.grants.gov.



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