NIST MEP Competitive Awards Program

Funding Opportunity ID: 293254
Opportunity Number: 2017-NIST-MEP-CAP-01
Opportunity Title: NIST MEP Competitive Awards Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Manufacturing Extension Partnership
CFDA Number(s): 11.611
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity are MEP Centers receiving current cooperative agreement funding from NIST AND that, for the two consecutive quarters immediately prior to application, meet or exceed a “Cooperative Agreement Recipient (CAR) Current Quarter Performance” score of 70 as found in the quarterly release of the “CAR Operations Performance Management CARD.” See Section III.1. of the Full Announcement/NOFO for more information. An MEP Center 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 or consortium. NIST encourages project proposals involving participation from multiple MEP Centers as well as other collaborating entities such as local economic development organizations, universities, community colleges and other organizations.
Agency Code: DOC-NIST
Agency Name: Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Posted Date: Apr 17, 2017
Close Date: Jun 15, 2017
Last Updated Date: Apr 17, 2017
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Description: NIST invites applications from current MEP Centers to add capabilities to the MEP Program, including the development of projects to solve new or emerging manufacturing problems, that are not already provided for under an applicant’s and its collaborating Center’s base MEP award. Themes for FY 17 include new manufacturing technologies of relevance to small and mid-size manufacturers, particularly those related to Industry/Manufacturing 4.0 (these technologies are described more fully in Section I.1. below); supply chain management technologies and practices; and workforce intermediary and business services. However, so long as an application addresses the program priorities listed in Section I.2. of the Full Announcement/NOFO, it need not focus upon any of the identified thematic areas to be considered for funding under this Full Announcement/NOFO.
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