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MEP Announces Regional Forums Ahead of Competition for 12 MEP Centers

August 20, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is conducting three regional forums on the proposed recompetition of MEP Centers in 11 states and Puerto Rico. The regional forums are intended to provide interested entities more information about the MEP program, the federal funding opportunity and answers to any questions regarding the funding announcement prior to its targeted release of January 2016. MEP centers up for recompetition under the 2016 announcement include Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and Vermont.

Dates and locations of upcoming forums include:

  • Boston, MA – September 17, 2015;
  • San Francisco, CA – October 16, 2015; and,
  • Atlanta, GA – November 17, 2015.

To register for one or more of the regional forums, please email mepffo@nist.gov. Individuals must register at least one week prior to each regional forum to ensure access through security and sign-up for a one-on-one session. More information is available at: http://nist.gov/mep/ffo-regional-forum-state-competitions-03.cfm.

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