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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Responds to the needs of government, industry, U. S. exporters, manufacturers, and the general public for information on domestic and foreign standards, regulations, certification procedures, and standards related activities.
Information on standards, collections, copyrights and lending restrictions are provided on site.
NCSCI does not analyze, evaluate, or interpret standards.
State and local government, private, public, profit organizations, nonprofit institutions and individuals.
State and local government, private, public, profit organizations, nonprofit institutions and individuals will benefit.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Inquiry may be made by telephone, letter, fax, or e-mail to the National Center for Standards and Certification Information, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2160, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2160. Telephone: (301) 975-4040. Fax: (301) 926-1559. E-mail: email@example.com.
National Bureau of Standards Organic Act, Public Law 56-177, as amended, 31 Stat. 1449, 15 U.S.C. 271 et seq; Trade Agreements Act of 1979, Public Law 96-39, 93 Stat. 299, 19 U.S.C. 2416.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Depends on the nature of the request. Response time for 90 percent of the inquiries ranges from immediate to several weeks. Trade related inquiries that depend on information from abroad may take longer for response.
Post Assistance Requirements
(Operating expenses) FY 07 $700,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Published directories and indexes on standards related information. Publications are available from NCSCI, GPO, NTIS, or other designated private publishers.
Regional or Local Office
Dr. Carmina Londono; Telephone: (301) 975-2573 or Global Standards and Information Group, Standards Services Division, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2100, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2100. Telephone: (301) 975-4040. Fax: (301) 926-1559.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The World Bank’s Development Marketplace, a competitive grants program, has provided $1.4 million grants to 12 social enterprises in the northeastern states of Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram for development activities and capacity building investments.