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Grants and Agreements Management Division


Mission: The NIST Grants and Agreements Management Division (GAMD) is a dynamic, customer-oriented organization committed to excellence in administrative support for all grants and cooperative agreements awarded by NIST.

Vision: GAMD is committed to provide world-class customer service in the grants and agreements management arena and, in keeping with the highest standards of professional public service, to uphold the mission and values of the Department of Commerce, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Office of Financial Resource Management.

Purpose: GAMD exists to provide advice, assistance, policy direction and direct administrative support during all phases of the various NIST financial assistance programs. GAMD supports NIST programs by assisting with the preparation of funding announcements, by reviewing proposals and budgets, by ensuring recipient compliance with all applicable policies and regulations, and by providing key administrative functions to both award recipients and NIST program officials.

Acting Division Chief: Cecelia Royster 


Team A:
Calvin Mitchell, Grants Officer and Team Leader

Graduate Student Measurement Science and Engineering (GMSE) Fellowship Program

JILA Programs

Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) Program

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Programs

Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs

Measurement Science for Advanced Manufacturing (MSAM) Cooperative Agreement Program

NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Comprehensive Grants Program

NIST Research Experience for Teachers (NIST RET) Program

NIST Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program

NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers (NIST Summer Institute) Program

Precision Measurement Grant Program (PMGP)

Professional Research Experience Program - Material Measurement Laboratory (PREP-MML)

Recovery Act Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship Grant Program

Recovery Act Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Technology Commercialization Assistance Program (TCAP)

Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Cooperative Agreement Program

The Make it in America Challenge

Team B:
Jannet Cancino, Grants Officer and Team Leader

NIST Program

Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) programs

Public Telecommunication Facilities Program (PTFP)

Technology Opportunities Program (TOP)

State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP)

Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP), including: Public Computing Centers Program (PCC); and Sustainable Broadband Adoption Program (SBA)

State Broadband Initiative (SBI)

Team C:

Scott McNichol, Team Leader                            


Advanced Technology Program (ATP)

Congressionally-Identified Projects

National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Pilot Programs

NIST Construction Grant Programs

Recovery Act NIST Construction Grant Program

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) NIST Boulder Programs

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) NIST Gaithersburg Programs

Technology Innovation Program (TIP)

Team D:

Leon Sampson, Grant Officer and Team Leader


Audit, Policy, and Close out


General Information:
301-975-4434 Telephone
301-840-5976 Facsimile

100 Bureau Drive, MS 1650
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1650