Award Competitions for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in the States of Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and Wyoming

NIST invites applications from eligible organizations in connection with NIST’s funding up to eleven (11) separate cooperative agreements for the operation of MEP Centers in the designated States’ service areas and in the funding amounts identified in Section II.

2. of this FFO.


NIST anticipates awarding one (1) cooperative agreement for each of the identified States.

The objective of the MEP Program is to provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small and medium-sized manufacturers within the States designated in this FFO.

The selected organization will become part of the MEP national system of extension service providers, currently located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Related Programs

Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Department of Commerce

Agency: Department of Commerce

Office: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Estimated Funding: Not Available

Who's Eligible

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
2016-NIST-MEP-02 Full Announcement/FFO document

Additional Information of Eligibility:
The eligibility requirements set forth in Section III.1.

of this FFO will be used in lieu of and to the extent they are inconsistent with will supersede those given in the MEP regulations found at 15 CFR part 290, specifically 15 CFR § 290.5(a)(1).

Each applicant for and recipient of an MEP award must be a U.S.-based nonprofit institution or organization.

For the purpose of this FFO, nonprofit institutions include public and private nonprofit organizations, nonprofit or State colleges and universities, public or nonprofit community and technical colleges, and State, local or Tribal governments.

Existing MEP awardees and new applicants that meet the eligibility criteria set forth in Section III.1.

of this FFO may apply.

An eligible organization may work individually or may include proposed subawards to eligible organizations or proposed contracts with any other organization as part of the applicant’s proposal, effectively forming a team.

However, as discussed in Section I.4.

of this FFO, NIST generally will not fund applications that propose an organizational or operational structure that, in whole or in part, delegates or transfers to another person, institution, or organization the applicant’s responsibility for core MEP Center management and Oversight functions.

In addition, the applicant must have or propose an Oversight Board or Advisory Committee and Governance structure or plan for establishing a board structure within 90 days from the award start date (Refer to Section I.3.

of this FFO).

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Christopher HuntonManagement and Program AnalystPhone 301-975-5718

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