NASA NRA 2013 Competitive Program for Science Museum Planetariums and NASA Visitor Centers, plus other CP4SMP + opportunities

Status report of: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday January 10 2013

Synopsis – January 10, 2013

General informations

Invitation to Tender Number: NNH13ZHA001N
Publication date: January 10, 2013
FedBizOpps Date Posted: January 10, 2013
Action under the Recovery and Reinvestment Act: No
FedGrants Date published: January 10, 2013
Explanation of application deadline: NNH13ZHA001N Date of publication: January 9, 2013 Application deadline: April 9, 2013
Classification code: 99 – Miscellaneous
NAICS Code: 712110

Grant specific information

Type of financing instrument: Grant
Type of financing instrument: Cooperation agreement
Type of financing instrument: Other
CFDA Number: 43.008
Cost sharing or consideration required: No
Estimated total program funding: not available
Expected number of rewards: not available
Maximum amount: $ 1,250,000.00
Floor amount: $ 100,000.00
Fundraising activity: Other (O)
Science and technology and others Research and development / Aeronautics / Space operations / Exploration
Eligible applicants: 25 – Others
Not-for-profit, state, local or federally recognized tribal government
Link to full announcement: http://nspires.nasaprs.com

Address of procurement office

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

The description

The rewards will be given in the form of grants, cooperation agreements and inter- or intra-agency transfers depending on the nature of the proposing organization and / or the requirements of the project. The execution period of an award can be from one to five years. Note that it is NASA policy that all investigations involving non-U.S. Organizations will be conducted on the basis of no exchange of funds.

An optional pre-proposal teleconference will be held on February 20, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Potential proposers are urged to submit any questions in writing to [email protected] no later than 4 business days prior to the conference call so that NASA can cover as much information as possible during the conference call. NASA plans to post written questions and answers and conference call charts on the NSPIRES website. An opportunity to ask questions and seek clarification will be provided during the teleconference. To connect to the conference call, dial 1-888-469-1385. The participant’s password is CP4SMP. For relay services for the hearing impaired, dial 711 at least 30 minutes before the start of the call.

Only nonprofit organizations that are legally recognized by a federal, state, or local authority, including all types of NASA drop-in centers (e.g., private, state, or federal entities) located in the United States or in its territories that provide science, technology, engineering, and math education (STEM) programs (such as, but not limited to, exhibits) are eligible for this NASA research announcement ( NRA). An eligible institution does not need to have the words museum, visitor center, science or planetarium in its legal name. By the deadline for submitting proposals at the latest, proposers to this NRA must have: 1) a Universal Data Numbering System (DUNS) number, 2) a valid registration with the Awards Management System (SAM) [formerly known as the Central Contractor Registry (CCR)], 3) a valid business and government entity code (CAGE), 4) a valid registration with the NASA Integrated Solicitation and Proposal Review and Assessment System (NSPIRES) (this also applies to all entities proposed for sub-assignments or subcontracts.)

See section VII. Eligibility conditions of this NRA for full detailed explanations and caveats related to institutional criteria and all other eligibility criteria. Principal Investigator Requirement: Principal Investigators (PIs) must be the President, Vice-President, CEO, CFO, Chairman of the Board of Directors, or an executive of similar rank (e.g. Planetarium Director, director of sponsored research) from an eligible institution. Limit of number of proposals per organization: Eligible organizations must submit only ONE (1) proposal per DUNS number. If an eligible organization submits more than one proposal using the same DUNS number, none of the proposals will be evaluated.

The NASA Office of Education, in cooperation with the communications and chief technologist offices of NASA Headquarters, Mission Directions (i.e., informal education projects in technology, engineering, or mathematics (S-STEM), including exhibitions and partnerships with K-12 schools or districts, to support inquiry-based education.

This NRA or solicitation is looking for projects with NASA-themed content in space exploration, aeronautics, space science, earth science or microgravity, or a combination of these (see section III of this document) to support NASA Education Outcomes. The management of proposed projects should reside in informal education institutions (IEIs); partnership relationships are strongly encouraged (see Appendix C for discussion of partnership).

Proposed projects should address NASA’s most recent strategic plan and propose efforts that are well aligned with NASA and not duplicate other federal investments. Proposals should also respond to justified national, regional or local educational needs or challenges (for example, through an assessment of existing needs or other evidence) and propose solutions that are likely to have a significant impact.

Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to: exhibitions (permanent, traveling or virtual); STEM program serving educators, students, youth, parents and the general public; STEM programs for informal education providers and staff professional development (e.g. youth groups, after-school programs, youth group facilitators, workshop or activity facilitators, curriculum designers, directors of docents, exhibit designers, library professionals, community education officials, education and public outreach (EPO) professionals; informal STEM learning research, informal education programs, use and analysis of data; curriculum support for informal science education, technological development, performing arts or culturally oriented activities for target populations, such as women and minorities .

Recipient institutions are responsible for budgeting and documenting compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations, 14 CFRS1230, commonly referred to as “the common rule for the protection of human subjects”. Research aimed at developing exhibitions, programs, curriculum products, etc. NASA-themed, may involve a full examination of human subjects through an institutional review board or IRB or it may be exempt. An IRB also certifies when research is exempt.

Each institution that intends to submit a proposal to this NRA, including the proposed main prize or any partner, whether it is an informal educational institution, other non-profit institutions, d National and local government agencies and other organizations that will serve as sub-recipients or contractors, must be registered in NSPIRES. Electronic submission of proposals is required by the deadline and must be submitted by an authorized representative of the proposing organization. This record should identify the authorized representative (s) of the organization that will be submitting the electronic proposal. All principal investigators and other participants (eg co-investigators) must be registered in NSPIRES, regardless of the submission system. Potential proposers and proposing organizations are requested to access the system (s) well in advance of the due date (s) of the proposal of interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information.

Electronic proposals can be submitted through the NASA NSPIRES Proposal Data System or through Grants.gov. Organizations that intend to submit proposals through Grants.gov must be registered 1 – with Grants.gov and 2 – with NSPIRES.

Additional programmatic information for this RNA can be developed before the proposal deadline date. If so, this information will be added as frequently asked questions or FAQs or formal amendment to this NRA and published on http://nspires.nasaprs.com . It is the proponent’s responsibility to regularly check NSPIRES for updates to this NRA.

When the CP4SMP + portal page on NSPIRES is updated, a notice will be added to the weekly NASA Education Express information service. To subscribe to NASA Express, go to http://www.nasa.gov/education/express .


Name: Anita Sohus
Title: NEO Project Manager
Telephone: 818-354-6613
Fax: 818-354-7586
Email: [email protected]

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