Submissions Considered for FY2020 funds until February 28, 2021
Government Driven Rapid Innovation Call
The Government Driven Rapid Innovation Call (RIC) will seek to address immediate and readily actionable needs identified by government stakeholders. The Rapid Innovation Call will allow the Institute an agile framework to adapt to the evolving challenges of the supply chain via direct input from the membership.
|Due Dates||Submissions considered for FY2020 funds until February 28, 2021|
|Total Federal Funding Available||$200k|
|Max Federal Award per Proposal||None|
|Cost Share||Target 25%|
|Anticipated Number of Awards||4|
|Period of Performance||Shorter periods acceptable or 4 months (3 months execution, 1 month final reporting) NO extensions will be considered|
All project proposal team members must have a signed membership agreement or MOU at least 45 days prior to PoP start date.
Topic Submission, Selection,
and Proposal Process
The process for this America Makes Project Call is a non-traditional process:
- Rapid Innovation Call for Topic Submission is submitted by stakeholder.
- Executive Committee reviews submissions and selects Topics for proposals
- Selected Topic gets posted to America Makes website
- Response Deadline and Q&A periods get defined
- Proposal with approach, SOW, Cost Volume, Exhibits is submitted
- Awards announced
|Project Call Announcement and Posting||08/04/2020|
|Immediate Call for Topics||08/04/2020|
|Anticipated date to release first RIC opportunity||10/06/2020|
|America Makes Member/MoU Execution Deadline||Min 45 days prior
to project start
|Fully Executed NDA with NCDMM (if concept contains proprietary information)||Prior to concept submission|
|Concept Submissions for FY2020 funding considered until||02/28/2021|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
All team members of project team must be America Makes members or have an MOU for membership through cost share signed a minimum of 45 days prior to project start.
Yes, teams may submit more than one Topic Proposal.
Questions should be emailed to email@example.com. Questions will be posted to the America Makes website according to the schedule. Questions asked AFTER the scheduled Q&A session will NOT be addressed.
Questions should be emailed to Jason.Thomas@ncdmm.org. No questions regarding posted topics will be answered by this email address, only questions pertaining to submitting topics for consideration (the approval process to become a posted topic).
Yes, however all foreign-owned companies must apply and be approved for foreign membership prior to proposal submission and federal dollars cannot be spent outside of the United States. It is the Lead / team’s responsibility to ensure compliance with all applicable export control laws and regulations.
The owning organization should list anything that they are leveraging that is not going to be made available to the membership at the completion of the project. This could be a patent number or a description of the background IP that is being leveraged.
The IP is owned by the organization that developed the IP, however that IP is subject to the rules outlined in the membership agreement.