Award Competitions for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in the States of Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia

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Award Competitions for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in the States of Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia: NIST invites applications from eligible applicants in connection with NIST’s funding up to ten (10) separate MEP cooperative agreements for the operation of an MEP Center in the designated States’ service areas and in the funding amounts identified in Section II.2. of the Full Announcement/FFO document. NIST anticipates awarding one (1) cooperative agreement for each of the identified States. The objective of the MEP Center Program is to provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small and medium-sized manufacturers within the State designated in the applications. The selected MEP Centers will become part of the MEP national system of extension service providers, currently comprised of more than 400 Centers and field offices located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Federal Grant Title: Award Competitions for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in the States of Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 2014-NIST-MEP-01
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 11.611
CFDA Descriptions: Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Current Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2014
Original Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2014
Posted Date: Aug 1, 2014
Creation Date: Aug 1, 2014
Archive Date: Nov 14, 2014
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: none
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Each applicant for and recipient of an MEP award must be a U.S.-based nonprofit institution or organization. For the purpose of this FFO, nonprofit institutions include Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, non-profit and State universities, non-profit community and technical colleges, and State, local or Tribal governments. Existing MEP awardees and new applicants that meet the eligibility criteria set forth in Section III.1. of the Full Announcement/FFO document may apply. An eligible organization may work individually or may include proposed subawards to eligible organizations or proposed contracts with any other organization as part of the applicant’s proposal, effectively forming a team. However, as discussed in Section III.3.b. of the Full Announcement/FFO document, NIST generally will not fund applications that propose an organizational or operational structure that, in whole or in part, delegates or transfers to another person, institution, or organization the applicant’s responsibility for core MEP Center management and oversight functions.

The eligibility requirements given above will be used in lieu of those given in the MEP regulations found at 15 CFR part 290, specifically 15 CFR § 290.5(a)(1).
Link to Full Grant Announcement
2014-NIST-MEP-01 Full Announcement/FFO document
Grant Announcement Contact
Christopher Hunton Grants Technical Assistant Phone 301-975-5718
Agency Contact

National Institute of Standards and Technology 301-975-5718
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