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Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Growth Strategy Development

Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO)

Back to Closed Federal Funding Opportunities

These opportunities are now closed.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology invites proposals from eligible organizations for projects supporting the MEP Strategic Growth Areas.

Competition #1- Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Availability of Funds for Projects to develop client engagement or business models and deployment strategies that integrate two or more of the MEP Strategic Growth Areas. Closes July 15, 2010 (Docket Number: 100413183–0188–01)

All nonprofit organizations including universities, community colleges, state governments, state technology programs and independent nonprofit organizations including existing MEP manufacturing extension centers are eligible. Organizations may submit multiple proposals under this solicitation for unique projects. A partnership with an existing MEP manufacturing extension center or centers is strongly encouraged.

Projects initiated under this solicitation may be carried out over a period of up to three years. When a proposal for a multi-year award is approved, funding will generally be provided for only the first year of the program. Continuation of an award or extensions of the period of performance is at the total discretion of the DOC. If an application is selected for funding, DOC has no obligation to provide any additional future funding in connection with that award. Funding for each subsequent year of a multi-year proposal will be contingent upon satisfactory progress and the availability of funds.

To view the following documents click on links below:
FFO


Competition #2 - Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Availability of Funds for projects to develop and demonstrate integrated tools, training, methodologies and methodologies for growth transformation and to share with the MEP Program. Closes July 15, 2010 (Docket Number: 1006080242–0242–01

Eligible applicants include existing MEP extension centers or consortia of centers. A consortium of MEP centers is strongly encouraged to adequately demonstrate the leveraging of resources and competencies tied to the strategic areas.

Projects initiated under this category may be carried out over a period of up to three years. If NIST selects a proposal for a multi-year award, funding will generally be provided for only the first year of the program. Continuation of an award or extensions of the period of performance is at the total discretion of the NIST. If NIST selects an application for funding, NIST has no obligation to provide any additional future funding in connection with that award. Funding for each subsequent year of a multi-year proposal will be contingent upon satisfactory progress and the availability of funds.

View the FFO Announcement

Contacts

For General Information

  • MEP Headquarters
    (301) 975-5020
    100 Bureau Drive, M/S 4800
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4800
Created September 11, 2014, Updated November 15, 2019