Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2014



Synopsis - Dec 23, 2014


General Information


    Solicitation Number: NNH15ZHA001C

    Posted Date: Dec 23, 2014

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Dec 23, 2014

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    FedGrants Posted Date: Dec 23, 2014

    Classification Code: A -- Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 541712


Grant Specific Information


    Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

    CFDA Number: 43.001

    Cost Sharing or Matching Required: Yes

    Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,550,000.00

    Expected Number of Awards: 26

    Ceiling Amount: none

    Floor Amount: none

    Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)

    Eligible Applicants: 25 - Others

     See Below

    Link to Full Announcement:


Contracting Office Address


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




Eligible Applicants


Public Law 102-588, passed in 1992, authorized NASA to initiate NASA EPSCoR to strengthen the research capability of jurisdictions that have not in the past participated equably in competitive aerospace research activities. The goal of NASA EPSCoR is to provide seed funding that will enable jurisdictions to develop an academic research enterprise directed toward long-term, self-sustaining, nationally-competitive capabilities in aerospace and aerospace-related research. This capability will, in turn, contribute to the jurisdiction's economic viability and expand the nation's base for aerospace research and development.


Based on the availability of funding, NASA will continue to help jurisdictions achieve these goals through NASA EPSCoR. Funded jurisdictions will be selected through a merit-based, peer-review competition.


The following are the specific objectives of NASA EPSCoR:


 Contribute to and promote the development of research capability in NASA EPSCoR jurisdictions in areas of strategic importance to the NASA mission;


 Improve the capabilities of the NASA EPSCoR jurisdictions to gain support from sources outside the NASA EPSCoR program;


 Develop partnerships among NASA research assets, academic institutions, and industry;


 Contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of the jurisdiction; and


 Work in close coordination with the Space Grant consortium in the jurisdiction to improve the environment for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.


While proposals can be accepted only from institutions for which the NASA EPSCoR Directors are currently serving, all institutions of higher education within the jurisdiction should be given the opportunity and be made aware of the FY 2015 NASA EPSCoR CAN.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) determines overall jurisdiction eligibility for NASA EPSCoR. Details regarding general eligibility are available at: .


The following jurisdictions are eligible to submit one proposal to this NASA EPSCoR solicitation: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.


Agency Name NASA Headquarters




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), and NASA's ten centers, solicits proposals for the NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Each funded NASA EPSCoR proposal is expected to establish research activities that will make significant contributions to NASA's strategic research and technology development priorities and contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of the jurisdiction. The program parameters are:


 NASA EPSCoR Jurisdictions responding to this Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) may submit one (See EPSCoR Eligibility and Proposal Acceptance section of the solicitation).


 The maximum funding request per proposal is $375,000. This amount is to be expended at a rate of $125,000 per year over a three-year period. Hawaii and South Carolina may submit proposals of up to $150,000 (over a 3-year period) to cover their alignment with Guam and the US Virgin Islands.


 All NASA EPSCoR monies must be cost-shared at a level of at least 100% with non-federal monies. In-kind cost-sharing is allowable.


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


To access the CAN through NSPIRES, go to and click on Solicitations.


To access the CAN through, go to and select the link for NASA.


Point of Contact


    Name: Jeppie R Compton

    Title: EPSCoR Project Manager

    Phone: 321-867-6988

    Fax: 321-867-4044




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