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National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program: Partnerships with Community Colleges and Technical Schools

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014

Synopsis - Mar 25, 2014

General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNH14ZHA003C

    Posted Date: Mar 25, 2014

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Mar 25, 2014

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    FedGrants Posted Date: Mar 25, 2014

    Classification Code: U -- Education and training services

    NAICS Code: 923110

Grant Specific Information

    Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

    CFDA Number: 43.008

    Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No

    Estimated Total Program Funding: $500,000.00

    Expected Number of Awards: not available

    Ceiling Amount: none

    Floor Amount: none

    Funding Activity: Education (ED)

    Eligible Applicants: 99 - Unrestricted

     unrestricted

    Link to Full Announcement: http://nspires.nasaprs.com

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771

Description

Eligible Applicants

Established under Title II of the NASA Authorization Act in 1988, the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (Space Grant) is a national network of 52 individual state-based consortia that fund aerospace-related research, education, and public service projects. Space Grant also funds fellowships and scholarships for students pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), as well as curriculum enhancement and faculty development programs. Member colleges and universities also administer pre-college and public service education programs in their states. Space Grant expands opportunities for Americans to understand and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space programs.

Based on the availability of funding, NASA will continue to help consortia achieve these goals through NASA Space Grant. Funded consortia will be selected through a merit-based, peer-review competition. Proposals will be accepted from the lead institutions of the Space Grant consortia in each state plus the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

The following are the specific objectives of NASA Space Grant:

* Establish and maintain a national network of universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, outer space and related fields; * Encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and federal, state and local governments; * Encourage interdisciplinary training, research and public service programs related to aerospace; * Recruit and train U.S. citizens, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities, for careers in aerospace science and technology; and * Promote a strong science, mathematics, and technology education base from elementary through secondary levels.

This solicitation seeks to a) attract/retain more community college and technical college students into STEM-based academic programs; b) increase educators' ability to deliver NASA STEM content; c) create or enhance strategic relationships between the awarded institution and NASA Centers and/or other industry or STEM partners; d) build capability of the awarded institution to incorporate NASA STEM content into its curricula and course offerings; and e) increase the number of students that complete their two (2) year Associate's degree from a community college or technical school and obtain employment in a STEM career; f) increase the number of community college and technical college STEM graduates and transfers into four-year institutions. Accredited community colleges and technical schools participating in this program are required to provide a statement of collaboration with the lead institution's proposal submission to NASA.

While proposals can be accepted only from institutions for which the NASA Space Grant Directors are currently serving, all institutions of higher education within the consortia should be given the opportunity and be made aware of the FY 2014 NASA Space Grant CAN.

Agency Name

NASA Headquarters

Description

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Education, in cooperation with NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), Science Mission Directorates (SMD), the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), NASA's field centers and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, solicit proposals for NASA Space Grant.

This CAN is available in electronic form through the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) and through Grants.gov.

To access the CAN through NSPIRES, go to http://nspires.nasaprs.com and click on Solicitations. To access the CAN through Grants.gov, go to http://www.grants.gov/search/agency.do and select the link for NASA.

Point of Contact

    Name: Dr Lenell Allen

    Title: Director Aerospace Research Career Development

    Phone: 202-358-0000

    Fax: 202-358-0000

    Email: hq-space-grant@mail.nasa.gov

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