Technology Innovation Program (TIP)

Technology Innovation Program (TIP), is a cost-shared federal financial assistance program to support, promote, and accelerate innovation in the United States through high-risk, high-reward research in areas of critical national need.

Examples of Funded Projects

New program; therefore, none available.


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.

Office - Technology Innovation Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4701, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4701.

Telephone: 1 (888) 847-6478.

Fax: (301) 926-9524.

Email: tip@nist.gov .
Website Address

www.nist.gov/tip



Program Accomplishments

New program; therefore, no accomplishments available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Single small or medium sized company recipients can receive up to a total of $3 million in TIP funding for R and D activities spanning up to 3 years.

TIP funds may only be used to pay direct costs.

Single company recipients are responsible for funding all of their indirect/overhead costs.

Small and medium sized companies applying as single company proposers must cost share at least 50 percent of the yearly total project costs (direct plus all of the indirect costs).

A large-sized company is not eligible to apply for TIP funding.

Joint venture recipients can receive up to a total of $9 million for R and D activities spanning up to 5 years.

TIP funds may only be used to pay direct costs.

Joint ventures are responsible for funding all of their indirect/overhead costs.

Joint ventures must cost share at least 50 percent of the yearly total project costs (direct plus all of the indirect costs).

A Joint Venture is a business arrangement that includes (1) At least two separately owned small-sized or medium-sized for-profit companies that are both substantially involved in the project and both of which are contributing to the cost-sharing requirement, with the lead entity of the joint venture being an eligible company as defined in the TIP regulations (15 CFR Part 296); or(2)at least one eligible company and one institution of higher education or other organization,such as a national laboratory, governmental laboratory (not including NIST), or nonprofit research institute, that are both substantially involved in the project and both of which are contributing to the cost haring requirement, with the lead entity of the joint venture being either the eligible company or the institution of higher education.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

A U.S.-owned, single, small-sized ormedium-sized company doing a majority of its business in the UnitedStates or a joint venture may apply for TIP funding.

Members of jointventures that are companies must also be doing a majority of their business in the United States.

In addition, a company incorporated inthe United States that has a parent company incorporated in another country may apply as either a single applicant or a joint venture memberprovided that certain requirements are met.

Institutions of higher education, national laboratories, governmental laboratories (not including NIST), and nonprofit research institutions may also participate as a member of a joint venture.

Beneficiary Eligibility

A U.S.-owned, single, small-sized or medium-sized company doing a majority of its business in the United States or a joint venture may apply for TIP funding. Members of joint ventures that are companies must also be doing a majority of their business in the United States. In addition, a company incorporated in the United States that has a parent company incorporated in another country may apply as either a single applicant or a joint venture member provided that certain requirements are met. Institutions of higher education, national laboratories, governmental laboratories (not including NIST), and nonprofit research institutions may also participate as a member of a joint venture.

Credentials/Documentation

Proposals with statements of work and detailed budgets. Costs will be determined in accordance with applicable federal cost principles found in OMB Circular Nos. A-21 for institutions of higher education, A-122 for nonprofit organizations, 48 C.F.R. 31 for commercial organizations, and 45 C.F.R. 74, Appendix E for hospitals.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Proposals are submitted in response to formal competition announcements and requests for proposals published in the Federal Register and Grants.gov. Proposals must be prepared in accordance with the instructions in the TIP Proposal Preparation Kit.

Award Procedures

Competitive award process based upon published evaluation and award criteria.

Deadlines

Deadlines for proposal submissions are contained in the formal competition announcements and requests for proposals published in the Federal Register and Grants.gov.

Authorization

Section 3012 of the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (COMPETES) Act, Public Law 110-69 (August 9, 2007) 15 U.S.C.A. ? 278n (2008).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 120 to 180 days.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

TIP awards may be renewed within the statutory time limitation based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Recipients must cost share at least 50 percent of the yearly total project costs (direct plus all of the indirect costs).

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Single recipients may receive TIP funding for up to 3 years. Joint venture recipients may receive funding for up to 5 years.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly technical performance, impact assessment, and financial reports.

Audits

Audits of all recipients shall be conducted in accordance with Government Auditing Standards (GAS) issued by the Comptroller General of the United States (the Yellow Book). TIP 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

All financial and programmatic records are required to remain available to the federal government for 3 years from the date of submission of the final financial status report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

13-0525-0-1-376.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 est $9,000,000; FY 09 est not available; FY 10 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

New program; therefore, no range and average available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Implementing regulations are published at 15 C.F.R. Part 296. The TIP Proposal Preparation Kit is available at www.nist.gov/tip/helpful.html . This program is also subject to the provisions of 15 C.F.R. Part 14.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Technology Innovation Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4701, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4701. Telephone: 1 (888) 847-6478. Fax: (301) 926-9524. Email: tip@nist.gov .

Headquarters Office

Barbara Lambis, Technology Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4700, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4700. Telephone: (301) 975-4447. FAX: (301) 975-1150. Email: barbara.lambis@nist.gov . To have your name added to the TIP mailing list complete the electronic request at http://tipmailing.nist.gov/forms/mailing_list.cfm.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals are selected for funding based on the evaluation criteria listed in 15 C.F.R. ? 296.21 and the award criteria listed in 15 C.F.R. ? 296.22. Additionally, no proposal will be funded unless TIP determines that it has scientific and technical merit and that the proposed research has strong potential for addressing a societal challenge within the TIP-identified areas of critical national need.



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