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MEP Announces Competition for Operation of 11 MEP State Centers

June 30, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST-MEP) released a federal funding opportunity (FFO) for the operation of MEP state centers in 11 states – Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Wyoming.  The objective of the MEP Center program is to provide business and technical services to small- and medium-sized manufacturers within the state of operation. NIST anticipates awarding one five-year cooperative agreement for each of the 11 identified states. Nonprofit and institutions of higher education are eligible to oversee the operation of MEP state centers.  MEP will host information webinars on July 21 at 2:00 P.M. ET and July 26 at 2:30 P.M. ET. Proposals are due Sep 27. 

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