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Nearly $200 Million Appropriated for MEP and TIP

December 16, 2009

The FY10 Consolidated Appropriations Act that passed Congress during the past week includes $124.7 million for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and $69.9 million for the Technology Innovation Partnership (TIP). Both initiatives are within the National Institute of Standards & Technology. MEP is a nationwide network of centers that strives to make U.S. manufacturers leaner, more competitive and more innovative. The partnership centers are funded by industry, states and NIST. TIP competitively funds high-impact applied research in areas of critical national need. February 15 is the next suggested deadline for submission of white papers to shape future TIP solicitations. More information is available at: http://www.nist.gov/tip/call_for_white_papers_sept09.pdf.

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