Education Quality Award Ambassadorship

Support Baldrige National quality Program (BNQP) award winners in conducting outreach, serving as role models, and encouraging other organizations to practice effective quality control in the provision of their services.



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



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant money will be used for non-commercial award recipients to share information on their successful performance and quality strategies with other U. S. organizations.

Principal mechanisms to share information are attendance at the Quest for Excellence Conference, regional conferences, and hosting and speaking at different conferences, workshops/meetings.

Grant money will be used for non-commercial award recipients to share information on their successful performance and quality strategies with other U. S. organizations.

Principal mechanisms to share information are attendance at the Quest for Excellence Conference, regional conferences, and hosting and speaking at different conferences, workshops/meetings.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Anyone/general public - Business/Commerce, Elementary/Secondary Education, Health/Medical, Higher Education (includes Research), Vocational Education.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Anyone/general public.

Credentials/Documentation

Proposals with statements of work and detailed budgets. Costs will be determined in accordance with applicable federal cost principles. Grants are limited to recipients of the Baldrige National Quality Award. OMB Circular No. A-87 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 eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Proposals are submitted in response to education award recipients financial requirements pursuant to 15 CFR 14.4.

Award Procedures

Award process based upon published selection criteria.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act, 15 U.S.C 3706; Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act, 15 U.S.C 3711a.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Future or continued funding will be at the discretion of NIST, based on such factors as availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Chapter 15, Part 14.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%. The applicant must match with a cost share 25% of the grant award.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Usually one to three years in length. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Dependent on when appropriation is received dictates when authorization is dispersed either in lump sum or quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No reports are required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Audits of all recipients shall be conducted in accordance with Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States (the Yellow Book). Recipients covered under OmB Circular No. A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, should have an audit performed in accordance with the requirements of the OMB Circular.

Records

Pursuant to 15CFR 14.53(b)(2), all financial and programmatic records are required to remain available to the federal government for 3 years after final disposition.

Financial Information

Account Identification

13-0500-0-1-376.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 $100,000; FY 09 est $100,000; FY 10 est $100,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

None.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

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

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

National Institute of Standards and Technology 100 Bureau Drive, Bldg. TRF A143
Mail Stop 1650, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1650 Phone: 301-975-6329

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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