DOD, NDEP, DOTC-STEM Education Outreach Implementation

The purpose is to obtain support for the management, development, and furthering of new and existing partnerships between the Department of Defense, National Defense Education Program, and Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium, for Science, Technology, Engineering,and Mathematics education and other

credit:
outreach organizations, professional societies, and local education activities.

The scope will cover all 50 states, U.S.

territories, and DoDEA schools.

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

1.

Recommend, manage, consult, and support; development, negotiation, and pilot execution of; partnerships between DoD/ NDEP/DOTC-STEM and various education outreach organizations, professional societies, and local education groups.

2.

Provide management and logistics support to convene: a series of regional and national community dialogs, professional development and planning workshops, and conferences on DoD/ NDEP/DOTC-STEM education and community outreach issues.

3.

Develop concepts and tests on applying distance learning to DoD/ NDEP/DOTC-STEM outreach.

4.

Provide training, marketing and outreach videos.

5.

Provide programmatic support to the DOD DOTC-STEM office for student learning modules (SLM) and pre-engineering partnership (PEP) activities and their development, selection, modification, field-testing and other DoD/ NDEP/DOTC-STEM activities.



6.

Support the alignment of Materials World Modules (MWM) and other DoD/ NDEP/DOTC-STEM educational outreach activities.

7.

Provide an established, effective evaluation model and techniques for assessing the effectiveness of MWM and other DoD/ NDEP/DOTC-STEM outreach activities when deployed to large numbers of schools and districts.

8.

Informing K-12 students of the possibility of a career in the STEM fields so as to insure that a viable workforce will be available from which DoD can recruit future scientists and engineers.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

N/A.

Beneficiary Eligibility

N/A.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should reference the funding announcement on grants.gov. 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 excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. SF 424 R&R, SF-LLL

Award Procedures

Grant opportunity is posted on Grants.gov and Fedbizops. All responsive proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria contained in the posted announcement.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

10 U.S.C. 2358, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. N/A.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Any restrictions will be discussed in the grant opportunity document. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Initial funding by lump sum followed by varying amounts of incremental funding as it becomes available.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grant recipient will be required to submit financial and performance (technical) reports.

All financial reports and performance (technical) reports shall be submitted to the DOTC Grants Officer and to the DOTC-STEM Director.

Electronic submission of performance reports is preferred.

All reports will be submitted on a quarterly schedule and must be submitted no later than 30 days following the end of each quarter from the start date of the award.

The comprehensive final report is due 90 days after the award expiration.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

No audits are required for this program.

Records

Recipients are required to maintain records adequate to document costs incurred. Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records and all other records pertinent to an agreement will be retained for a period of 3 years. The retention period starts from the date of the submission of the final expenditure report or, for grants that are renewed annually, from the date of the submission of the annual financial status report. The recipient will allow access to any pertinent books, documents, papers, and records of the recipient organization and their subrecipients to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts.

Financial Information

Account Identification

97-0400-1-1-001.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 09 not reported.; FY 10 est $4,000,000; FY 11 est not reported. - All other fiscal year funding amounts are TBD.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

William Coolbaugh, Building 322, Picatinny Arsenal , New Jersey 07806 Email: william.coolbaugh@us.army.mil Phone: (973) 724-8115.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The DOTC-STEM Program Manager may review the ranking of the proposals and recommendations of the technical review panel. The reviewers independent ratings will be reconciled into a single rating for source selection purposes and a consensus will be drawn. Recommendations will be made to the Selecting Official whereby; the technical factor is approximately equal in ranking to that of the past performance factor. And both the technical and past performance factors rankings are significantly more important than cost. The average rank order from the review panel will be the primary consideration for the Selection Official in deciding which of the new proposals will be recommended for funding to the Grants Officer on a best value basis. However, the Selecting Official will select proposals after considering the technical reviews and recommendations of the DOTC-STEM Program Manager.



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