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.
In fiscal year 2006 sales are estimated to be 30,500 units.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Standard Reference Materials are used as primary reference measurement standards in such areas as clinical laboratories testing, air and water pollution monitoring, low-level radioactive pollution monitoring, and production control of basic materials, such as steel, rubber, cement, and plastics.
Standard Reference Materials are intended for measurement quality control, regulatory compliance, product development, and scientific research.
Federal agencies, State and local governments, societies, institutions, firms, corporations, and individuals may purchase the materials.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Purchase orders should be directed to the Standard Reference Materials Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2322, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2322.
National Bureau of Standards Organic Act, Public Law 56-177, as amended, 15 U.S.C. 272 et seq.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
(Operating expenses) FY 07 $12,025,100; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
General information is available at no cost from the Standard Reference Materials Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive Stop 2322, Building 820, Room 135, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2322. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Catalogs and price lists may be viewed electronically by accessing URL http://www.nist.gov/srm or can be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Order C13.10.260).
Regional or Local Office
Department of Commerce field offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Standard Reference Materials Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2322, Building 820, Room 113, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2322. Telephone: (301) 975-6776. Use the same number for FTS. Fax: (301) 948-3730. E- mail: email@example.com.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
One of the most significant challenges to social entrepreneurship and innovation is ensuring a diversity of approaches and participants in the movement. To truly deliver meaningful social change the leaders of the effort must share perspectives of the challenges faced by communities across the U.S. that can most appropriately come from members of those communities. Ashoka, through its All America initiative seeks to increase the diversity of social entrepreneurship practitioners.