Research and Technology Development

To support and stimulate basic research, applied research and advanced research at educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and commercial firms, which may have military or dual-use application.

This support may take the form of grants, cooperative agreements, or technology investment

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agreements (TIAs).

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
Ohio State University, The $ 1,500,000   2019-05-152024-12-15
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University $ 110,526   2019-12-092023-12-09
University Of Southern California $ 312,889   2019-12-012023-11-30
Carnegie Mellon University $ 133,877   2019-11-042023-11-03
University Of Arizona $ 355,803   2019-11-012023-10-31
University Of Central Florida Board Of Trustees, The $ 364,666   2019-11-012023-10-30
Florida Institute For Human And Machine Cognition Inc $ 1,474,168   2018-10-012022-09-30
Regents Of The University Of California, The $ 1,523,000   2019-09-232022-09-23
University Of Southern California $ 1,280,000   2019-08-232022-08-22
Rector & Visitors Of The University Of Virginia $ 1,563,831   2019-05-062022-08-08



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

No block or formula grants.

Only project grants resulting from scientific proposals.

Basic research, applied research and advanced research in areas of science and technology which may have military or dual-use application.

Projects are expected to advance the state of the art or result in fundamental change in technology.

Support for scientific symposia, conferences in relevant technology areas, and consortia which deals with relevant technologies.

Programs to encourage careers in science, technology and engineering, and to increase the number of graduates from underrepresented minority groups.

Programs assisting laboratory research instrumentation at universities.

Programs intended to produce fundamentally different approaches to relevant technologies or establish fundamentally new relationships among the parties engaged in technology development.

Potential recipients should note that these funds are awarded on project-by-project basis and are not block grants.

The research focus areas are defined in the announcement of potential research needs (See references to Broad Agency Announcements and/or Research Announcements in Application and Award Process).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

For grants, eligibility is limited to public and private educational institutions and nonprofit organizations operated for purposes in the public interest.

For cooperative agreements, eligibility is limited to educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and commercial firms.

Eligibility for TIAs is the same as for cooperative agreements.

Individuals are not eligible for these awards.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Public and private educational institutions. Nonprofit organizations operated for purposes in the public interest and commercial firms.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must not appear on the debarred or suspended list. 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. Eligible organizations may submit proposals or white papers in response to relevant Broad Agency Announcements or other types of announcements published at www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Award decisions are based upon competitive selection of specific project proposals resulting from a scientific review. Evaluators use the evaluation criteria contained in the relevant Broad Agency Announcement or other type of announcement. Generally, the offeror's proposal is incorporated into the grant award and the offeror agrees to perform the project as described in the proposal, with specific reporting due from the project.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

10 USC 2358, and 10 USC 2371.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. A representative range of time required for the proposal to be accepted for award would be 60 to 90 days. Awards on high priority projects generally would take less time.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

From 60 to 90 days. Renewals generally require reapplication with a new proposal. Extensions can generally be handled under the terms of the original grant, cooperative agreement, or TIA.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. For TIA's, cost-share would be required as applicable. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Since this is a research and technology program, the assistance is generally available for a 3 to 5-year period, as stated in the individual grant, agreement, or TIA. Funding is usually provided incrementally in accordance with a funding schedule contained in the award document. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

DARPA assistance award actions typically require periodic status reports.

DARPA assistance award actions typically require periodic status reports.

DARPA assistance award actions typically require periodic status reports.

DARPA assistance award actions typically require periodic status reports.

DARPA assistance award actions may include performance monitoring by a Grants Officer's Representative (GOR) or Assistance Officer's Representative (AOR).

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. 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

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

97-0400-0-1-051.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $235,374,638; FY 17 est $207,024,175; and FY 18 est $207,024,175

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs) (as updated through DoD's interim implementation of 2 CFR part 200 which can be found at 2 CFR part 1103) is applicable to DoD grants, cooperative agreements, and TIAs. The DARPA Brochure, can be obtained from the Headquarters office. This publication lists the points of contact within the various scientific disciplines. For additional information see DARPA's website: http://www.darpa.mil.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Anthony E. Cicala 675 North Randolph Street, Arlington, Virginia 22203 Email: anthony.cicala@darpa.mil Phone: (703)526-2103

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Evaluation criteria will be as specified in the solicitation announcement. Typical evaluation criteria, listed in descending order of relative importance, are as follows: (1) Overall scientific and technical merit; (2) potential contribution and relevance to DARPA mission; (3) offeror's capabilities and related experience; (4) plans and capability to accomplish technology transition; and (5) cost realism.



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