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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Minority Serving Institutions Program (MSIP)

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission


To fund minority serving programs and activities, projects, symposiums, and training for the exchange and transfer of knowledge and skills relevant to nuclear safety, security, environmental protection, or any other fields the Commission deems critical to its mission. To provide assistance for minority serving programs and activities to include, but not limited to, mentoring, leadership development, training, instruction, developmental learning, research and development, program evaluation, and technical assistance. To provide assistance to include direct institutional subsides, facilities and equipment acquisition, internships, fellowships, scholarships, and tuition and housing assistance.

Funding obligations:

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 09 $1,392,000; FY 10 est not reported.; FY 11 est not reported.

Uses and Use Restrictions:

Financial support in whole or in part may be provided for such purposes as salaries, stipends, materials and supplies, equipment, travel, publication costs, training costs, and services required for conducting research, training and related activities. Restrictions on use of funds depend on grant provisions, the nature of assistance provided, and the purpose(s) for which the programs and activities were funded to achieve.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Not Applicable.

Types of Assistance:


Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Award amounts range from $5,400 to $117,500 with an average of $67,000 in FY2009.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

The project periods for grants shall not exceed five (5) years at intervals determined at the time of the award. Funds must be obligated within the approved project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Applicant Eligibility:

Minority Serving Institutions and organizations that provide services to Minority Serving Institutions and their students and faculty.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

U.S. public and private Minority Serving Institutions and their students and facility will benefit.

Award Procedure:

Proposals will be screened for relevance, and, where required, reviewed for scientific and technical merit by qualified individuals. Recommendations for award are made by the review panel via U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Office of Small Business and Civil Rights (SBCR), and the selected proposals will be forwarded to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Administration, Division of Contracts for development and award.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Ms. Tuwanda M. Smith, Esq. Two White Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike , Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: Phone: 301- 415-7394

Website Address: .

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