National Institutes of Standards and Technology 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership-Amendments to the Terms and Schedule of Financial Assistance
Document Number: 2017-13423
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institutes of Standards and Technology
NIST is issuing a final rule to amend the regulations governing the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program to reflect the current cost sharing requirements for cooperative agreements for the establishment and operation of MEP Centers, consistent with recent amendments to the MEP authorizing statute. Under the revised statute, NIST may provide up to 50 percent of the capital and annual operating and maintenance funds required to establish and support an MEP Center. The regulations are also being amended to remove other cost sharing rules that are not required by the MEP authorizing statute or current program policies.