Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) for K-12 & Institutions of Higher Lear

To support educational programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for K-12 & Institutions of Higher Education.


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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2010: 1.

Hands-on activities for students promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics;
2.

Funding for the development of teacher workshops to provide professional development training in how to teach topics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics;
3.

After-school enrichment programs, promoting student participation in fun and challenging science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and
4.

Science and engineering apprentice programs, providing students an opportunity for hands-on experience at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available


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




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Educational programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), which foster an interest in, knowledge of, and study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics nationwide to ensure an educated and well-prepared workforce, which meets the naval and national competitive needs.



In support of this mission, the following five goals have been identified:

- Inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

[Grades K-10];
- Engage students in STEM-related hands-on learning activities using Navy content.

[Grades 3-12];
- Educate students to be well-prepared for employment in STEM disciplines in the Navy or in supporting academic institutions or the Naval contractor community.

[Higher Education];
- Employ, retain and develop Naval STEM professionals.

[Higher Education, Professional Development, Faculty];
- Collaborate across Naval STEM programs to maximize benefits to participants and the Navy.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All responsible sources from public nonprofit institutions/organizations to include elementary, middle and high schools, private non-profit institutions/organizations, small businesses, profit organizations, and other private institutions/organizations may submit proposals.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs) are encouraged to submit proposals and join others in submitting proposals.

Grants cannot be awarded to individuals.

Beneficiary Eligibility

All responsible sources from public nonprofit institutions/organizations to include elementary, middle and high schools, private non-profit institutions/organizations, small businesses, profit organizations, other private institutions/organization, Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Minority Institutions (MIs).

Credentials/Documentation

Grant awards greater than $100,000 require a certification of compliance with a national policy mandate concerning lobbying. The certification is set forth at Appendix A to 32 CFR 28 regarding lobbying. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. This program is subject to 2 CFR Part 215. All eligible public nonprofit institutions/organizations to include elementary, middle and high schools, private non-profit institutions/organizations, small businesses, profit organizations, and other private institutions/organizations, so long as profit and fee are not proposed may submit proposals in response to the relevant STEM Announcement(s) published in the Federal Business Opportunities (www.fedbizopps.gov).

Award Procedures

Award decisions will be based on a competitive selection of proposals resulting from a scientific, technical, management and cost review. Evaluations will use the criteria contained in the relevant Announcement. If selected for award, the proposal is incorporated into a grant or cooperative agreement document, and the applicant agrees to perform the mission described therein.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

31 U.S.C. 6304; 10 U.S.C 2192.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Awards may be made at any time throughout the open period for which funding is authorized.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Reapplication with new proposal is permitted.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project Grants will reflect a period of performance. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Project Grants may be awarded incrementally.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantee/recipient is expected to publish or otherwise make results of work publicly available.

Copies of program reports are furnished by the grantee/recipient to a prescribed list of addressees (as set forth in the award instrument).

Copies of cash reports are furnished by the grantee/recipient to a prescribed list of addressees (as set forth in the award instrument).

Copies of progress reports are furnished by the grantee/recipient to a prescribed list of addressees (as set forth in the award instrument).

Copies of expenditure reports are furnished by the grantee/recipient to a prescribed list of addressees (as set forth in the award instrument).

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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.

Records

Each grantee/recipient will maintain purchase receipts and other expenditure and accounting records sufficient to determination that the funds were used for the appropriate purposes.

Financial Information

Account Identification

17-1319-0-1-051 - Office of Naval Research.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 10 $2,000,000; FY 11 $6,000,000; FY 12 $10,000,000 - Funding may vary.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$200,000 - $1,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Refer to ONR website: http://www.onr.navy.mil

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

(ONR Code 22) Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street, Arlington, Virginia 22203 Phone: 703-696-0690

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

1. Potential naval or defense relevance and contributions of the effort to the agency s specific education and science and engineering workforce. Scientific and technical merit of the proposal and its potential to achieve the educational objectives of the program, including the extent to which the proposed effort would enhance multidisciplinary studies relative to current capabilities. Appropriateness of the metrics used to determine impact and or success of the program. Appropriateness of the methodology for obtaining and validating the metrics.
2. Outreach initiatives proposed for increasing and maintaining the educational pipeline
and the potential of the proposed program to educate future scientists and engineers in STEM disciplines critical to the defense mission. Increased or enhanced opportunities to disseminate information on navy or defense programs and careers. Impact of the initiatives toward improving science and engineering education in the United States. Extent to which the program engages naval or defense laboratories as active participants in program execution.
3. Potential contributions of the proposed programs to the national defense mission.
4. Past, present or proposed collaborative educational activities with other institutions, such as colleges/universities. The degree of partnership between the school system or local education agency, and the naval/defense laboratory, or warfare center.
5. Industry-Government Partnering - ONR highly encourages partnering among industry and Government with a view toward speeding the incorporation of new science and technology into fielded systems. Proposals that utilize industry-Government partnering which enhances the development of novel educational programs will be given favorable consideration.
6. Personnel qualifications, capabilities, availability, and experience. Key personnel must commit time and attention to ensure success of the program.
7. Budgetary realism and cost effectiveness of the program.



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