Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Education, Outreach and Workforce Program

Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Florida State University $ 100,000   2022-01-012027-02-28
Elizabeth City State University $ 96,000   2022-06-012025-05-31
Catholic University Of America (the) $ 267,625   2022-05-012025-04-30
Delaware State University $ 481,850   2022-05-012025-04-30
University Of Tennessee $ 200,000   2022-04-012025-03-31
Iowa State University Of Science And Technology $ 185,172   2022-03-012025-02-28
North Carolina State University $ 199,818   2022-02-042025-02-03
University Of Washington $ 136,688   2022-02-012025-01-31
Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University $ 200,000   2022-02-012025-01-31
Texas A&m University-corpus Christi $ 1,191,741   2021-08-182024-08-17

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Educational programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), which foster an interest in, knowledge of, and study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics nationwide to ensure an educated and well-prepared workforce capable of meeting the needs of the Navy and the Nation.

In support of this mission, the following five goals have been identified: - Inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

[Grades K-10]; - Engage students in STEM-related hands-on learning activities using Navy content.

[Grades 3-12]; - Educate students to be well-prepared for employment in STEM disciplines in the Navy or in supporting academic institutions or the Naval contractor community.

[Higher Education]; - Employ, retain and develop Naval STEM professionals.

[Higher Education, Professional Development, Faculty]; - Collaborate across Naval STEM programs to maximize benefits to participants and the Navy.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All responsible sources from public nonprofit institutions/organizations to include elementary, middle and high schools, private non-profit institutions/organizations, small businesses, profit organizations, and other private institutions/organizations may submit proposals.

Grants cannot be awarded to individuals.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Minority Institutions (MIs).


Award is subject to: 1) receipt of applicable/acceptable certifications and representations; 2) having a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) (; 3), the applicant, its principals, proposed subrecipients/subrecipient principals not appearing in SAM Exclusions as currently debarred, suspended, or otherwise ineligible; and 4) meeting other requirements specified in agency announcements. 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.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All eligible applicants, so long as profit and fee are not proposed, may submit proposals in response to the relevant STEM Announcement(s) published in the

Award Procedures

Award decisions will be based on a competitive selection of proposals resulting from a technical, management and cost review. Evaluations will use the criteria contained in the relevant announcement. If selected for award, the proposal is incorporated into a grant or cooperative agreement document, and the applicant agrees to perform the mission described therein.


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


10 U.S.C. 2192 and 10 U.S.C. 2193.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Awards may be made at any time throughout the open period for which funding is authorized.


Not Applicable.


Reapplication with new proposal is permitted.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants will reflect a period of performance. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Project Grants may be awarded incrementally.

Post Assistance Requirements


Recipient is expected to publish or otherwise make results of work publicly available.

Copies of program reports are furnished by the recipient to a prescribed list of addressees (as set forth in the award instrument).

Copies of cash reports are furnished by the recipient to a prescribed list of addressees (as set forth in the award instrument).

Copies of progress reports are furnished by the recipient to a prescribed list of addressees (as set forth in the award instrument).

Copies of expenditure reports are furnished by the grantee/recipient to a prescribed list of addressees (as set forth in the award instrument).

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


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.


Record keeping requirements are in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award, which will include appropriate provisions related to recipient records that are required by the DoDGARs.

Financial Information

Account Identification

17-1319-0-1-051 - Office of Naval Research.


(Project Grants) FY 16 $20,349,562; FY 17 est $15,782,951; and FY 18 est $17,593,844 - Funding may vary.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$200,000 - $1,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Refer to ONR website: for program announcements. The DoDGARS (as updated through DoD?s interim implementation of 2 CFR part 200 which can be found at 2 CFR part 1103) applies to DoD grants and cooperative agreements.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Susan Sutherland 875 North Randolph Street, Arlington, Virginia 22203 Email: Phone: 703-696-4601

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

1. Potential naval or defense relevance and contributions of the effort to the agency?s specific education and science and engineering workforce. Scientific and technical merit of the proposal and its potential to achieve the educational objectives of the program, including the extent to which the proposed effort would enhance multidisciplinary studies relative to current capabilities. Appropriateness of the metrics used to determine impact and or success of the program. Appropriateness of the methodology for obtaining and validating the metrics. 2. Outreach initiatives proposed for increasing and maintaining the educational pipeline and the potential of the proposed program to educate future scientists and engineers in STEM disciplines critical to the defense mission. Increased or enhanced opportunities to disseminate information on navy or defense programs and careers. Impact of the initiatives toward improving science and engineering education in the United States. Extent to which the program engages naval or defense laboratories as active participants in program execution. 3. Potential contributions of the proposed programs to the national defense mission. 4. Past, present or proposed collaborative educational activities with other institutions, such as colleges/universities. The degree of partnership between the school system or local education agency, and the naval/defense laboratory, or warfare center. 5. Industry-Government Partnering ? ONR highly encourages partnering among industry and Government with a view toward speeding the incorporation of new science and technology into fielded systems. Proposals that utilize industry-Government partnering which enhances the development of novel educational programs will be given favorable consideration. 6. Personnel qualifications, capabilities, availability, and experience. Key personnel must commit time and attention to ensure success of the program. 7. Budgetary realism and cost effectiveness of the program.

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