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12.900 Language Grant Program
Public Law 95-224.
To foster foreign language training to Americans.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Investigations must be an employee of a U.S. college, university or nonprofit institution as related to language.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Private, public educational institutions and other private, public nonprofit organizations which are operated primarily for language and are not organized primarily for profit.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular Nos. A-21, A-87, A-88, A-122 and Subpart 31.2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation applicable to commercial firms and those nonprofits exempted from OMB Circular No. A-122. The administrative requirements of OMB Circular Nos. A-102, A-110, and A-133 apply.
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
All eligible private, public educational institutions and other private, public nonprofit organizations may submit proposals in response to the relevant agency announcement.
Award decisions will be based on a competitive selection of proposals resulting from a RUA review. If selected for award, the proposal is incorporated into a grant document and the applicant agrees to perform the research described therein.
December 15 is the deadline for submission of proposals.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
Awards may be made at any time throughout the year for which funding is authorized.
Reapplication with a new proposal.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
Funding will reflect the period of performance.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Interim and final reports are required.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Each grantee will maintain accounting records which will permit determination that the funds were used for the grant purpose.
FY 07 not reported; FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported. Note: No current information provided by Agency.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
$5,000 to $500,000.
Provided support which led to the documentation of low density languages; the development of foreign language reference works, and the improved research in training methods and computer assisted instruction technologies.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Regional or Local Office:
Chief, Language Training, Department of Defense, National Security Agency, ATTN: E41, Fort George Meade, MD 20755-6000. Telephone: (410) 859-6087. Use the same number for FTS.
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
1. CALICO; 2. development of a hypermedia area studies module; 3. research on student learning center to maintain less commonly taught languages; 4. ALICE prototype natural language processing environment; and 5. monograph defining priorities for listening comprehension research.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
1. Overall language, technical or socio-economic merits; 2. potential contributions of the effort to the agency's specific mission; 3. the offerer's capabilities, related experience, facilities, techniques or unique combinations of these, which are integral factors for achieving the proposal objectives; 4. the qualifications, capabilities and experience of the proposal principal investigator, team leader or key personal who are critical in achieving the proposal objectives; 5. realism of the proposed cost and availability of funds; and 6. potential contributions of the effort to the American public.