NASA EONS 2014 - Appendix L MUREP Community College Curriculum Improvement
From: NASA HQ
Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015
Synopsis - Mar 12, 2015
Solicitation Number: NNH14ZHA001N-MC3I
Posted Date: Mar 12, 2015
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Mar 12, 2015
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
FedGrants Posted Date: Mar 12, 2015
Application Due Date Explanation: NNH14ZHA001N – MC3I Release Date: March 6, 2015; Notice of Intent Due: April 14, 2015; Proposals Due: June 11, 2015
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: $1,000,000.00
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Ceiling Amount: $300,000.00
Floor Amount: none
Funding Activity: Education (ED)
Eligible Applicants: 25 - Others
Two Year/Community College Minority Serving Institutions
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
Awards will be made as cooperative agreements to two-year/community college Minority Serving Institutions. The period of performance for an award is up to 3 years.
Prospective proposers are requested to submit any questions in writing to Roslyn.Soto@jpl.nasa.gov no later than 10 business days before the proposal due date so that NASA will have sufficient time to respond. Only accredited two-year/community college Minority Serving Institutions in the United States are eligible to apply for this NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN). Proposers to this CAN are required to have the following, no later than the due date: 1) a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, 2) a valid registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) [formerly known as the Central Contractor Registry (CCR)], 3) a valid Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code, 4) a valid registration with NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) (this also applies to any entities proposed for sub-awards or subcontracts.)
Consult Appendix L Section 3 for more eligibility information.
NASA’s Office of Education’s mission is to advance high quality STEM education. Through this solicitation, NASA is strengthening involvement with higher education institutions to ensure that NASA can meet future workforce needs in STEM fields. Participation in NASA projects and research stimulates increasing numbers of students to continue their studies at all levels of the higher education continuum and earn advanced degrees in these critical fields.
NASA MUREP Community College Curriculum Improvement (MC3I) goals:
• Increase the number of STEM courses and curricular pathways that are available at MSCCs. • Attract, retain, and support the success of students in STEM degree programs, and subsequently in NASA-related careers. • Increase the number of students who complete STEM certificates/degrees from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in STEM.
NASA MUREP Community College Curriculum Improvement (MC3I) objectives:
• Develop curriculum improvements in STEM vocational certificate programs, AA/AS degree programs, and/or transfer programs • Expand the STEM pipeline through the development of new or existing high school partnerships • Develop and expand curricular options in engineering
Every institution that intends to submit a proposal to this CAN, including the proposed prime award or any partner whether an informal education institution, other non-profit institutions, state and local Government agencies, and other organizations that will serve as sub-awardees or contractors, must be registered in NSPIRES. Electronic submission of proposals is required by the due date and must be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization. Such registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the electronic proposal. All principal investigators and other participants (e.g. co-investigators) must be registered in NSPIRES regardless of submission system. Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to access the system(s) well in advance of the proposal due date(s) of interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information.
Electronic proposals may be submitted via the NASA proposal data system NSPIRES or via Grants.gov. Organizations that intend to submit proposals via Grants.gov must be registered 1) with Grants.gov and 2) with NSPIRES.
Additional programmatic information for this CAN may develop before the proposal due date. If so, such information will be added as a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) or formal amendment to this CAN and posted on http://nspires.nasaprs.com . It is the proposer’s responsibility to regularly check NSPIRES for updates to this CAN.