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Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS) Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development

ID: 2024-NIST-RAMPS-01 • Type: Posted

Description

The NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for activities to establish community-based partnerships to develop cybersecurity career pathways that address local workforce needs. Effective multistakeholder workforce partnerships will organize multiple employers with skill shortages in specific occupations to focus on developing the skilled workforce to meet industry needs within the local or regional economy.

Background
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), under the United States Department of Commerce, is seeking applications for the Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS) Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development. The NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) aims to establish community-based partnerships to develop cybersecurity career pathways that address local workforce needs.

Grant Details
The RAMPS program seeks to build multistakeholder workforce partnerships of employers, schools, institutions of higher education, and other community organizations. The program requires applicants to include a plan to establish a multistakeholder education and workforce partnership that prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. The proposed project must align with the Department of Commerce Strategic Plan, meet Effective Workforce Investment Criteria, advance Good Jobs Principles, and demonstrate how it aligns with the NICE Strategic Plan or supports the strategies of the NICE Implementation Plan. Additionally, the project should identify workforce needs of the local economy and assess such workforce in accordance with the NICE Framework.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility for the program is open to all non-Federal entities including accredited institutions of higher education; non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations incorporated in the United States; state, local, territorial, and Indian tribal governments; foreign public entities; and foreign organizations. However, individuals and unincorporated sole proprietors are not eligible to apply. Non-federal cost share contributions in an amount not less than 50 percent of the Federal funds provided are required for awards issued pursuant to this NOFO.

Period of Performance
The project period of performance is up to 2 years with an anticipated start date for awards under this NOFO in August 2024.

Grant Value
In Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24), NIST anticipates funding up to 15 awards for up to $200,000 in federal funding per award.

Overview

Category of Funding
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
True
Source
On 3/25/24 the National Institute of Standards and Technology posted grant opportunity 2024-NIST-RAMPS-01 for Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS) Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development. The grant will be issued under grant program 11.620 Science, Technology, Business and/or Education Outreach.

Timing

Posted Date
March 25, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
May 24, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 38 Days
Last Updated
March 25, 2024, 9:29 a.m. EDT
Version
1
Archive Date
June 23, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
Eligibility for the program listed in this NOFO is open to all non-Federal entities. Eligible applicants include accredited institutions of higher education; non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations incorporated in the United States; State, local, Territorial, and Indian Tribal governments; foreign public entities; and foreign organizations. Please note that individuals and unincorporated sole proprietors are not considered “non-Federal entities” and are not eligible to apply under this NOFO. Although Federal entities are not eligible to receive funding under this NOFO, they may participate as unfunded collaborators.

Contacts

Contact
Karla Villalobos Grantor
Contact Email
Email Description
Agency Contact
Contact Phone
(301) 975-8817

Documents

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