Status Report

NASA LARC Solicitation: NASA Electronic Professional Development Project

By SpaceRef Editor
May 15, 2008
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Synopsis – May 15, 2008

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNL08ZB1001C
Posted Date: May 15, 2008
FedBizOpps Posted Date: NAIS and FedGrants
FedGrants Posted Date: May 15, 2008
Application Due Date Explanation: See Synopsis.
Classification Code: U — Education and training services
NAICS Code: 611310 – Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

Grant Specific Information

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Number: 00.000
Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: not available
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Ceiling Amount: $700,000.00
Floor Amount: none
Funding Activity: Education (ED)
Eligible Applicants: 25 – Others
See Synopsis Description
Link to Full Announcement:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 144, Industry Assistance Office, Hampton, VA 23681-0001


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Langley Research Center is releasing a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) in support of the NASA Langley Office of Education entitled NASA Electronic Professional Development Project (NePD). The CAN will be available on or about May 30th 2008, by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at and then linking through the menu listings “Solicitations” to Open Solicitations.”

The overall goal of the proposed cooperative agreement is to develop an infrastructure and deploy research-based technology applications, products, and services that enhance educator professional development through the use of online technologies. The recipient will be required to partner with NASA to design, prepare, produce, deliver, and evaluate online professional development events, workshops, and courses leading to educators’ effective use of NASA educational materials in learning environments.

NASA NePD Objectives are 1) Produce and deliver ePD experiences. 2) Maintain a learning management system in support of the cooperative agreement. 3) Collaborate with other NASA education projects in meeting their ePD objectives. 4) Partner with external ePD organizations. Because its purpose is a program of professional development for educators to accomplish the educators’ and NePD objectives, participation in this program is restricted to educational institutions or other educational nonprofit organizations. Proposals from outside the United States will not be considered. An organization’s relevant current and past performance will be one of the evaluation criteria for selection (all evaluation factors will be defined in the CAN).

As defined in the NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook recipients of NASA cooperative agreements may not be paid a profit. Electronically submitted Notices of Intent to propose are requested addressed to the contact identified below. Proposal due date and exact location of submissions will be identified in the CAN. Proposals received after that deadline will not be considered. For this notice, the provisions contained in the NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook (NPR 5800.1) apply. Additional information on Cooperative Agreements with NASA may be found at: . Offerors are responsible for monitoring the NSPIRES site for the release of any amendments. Recipient eligibility will be based upon the requirements that are set forth in the CAN. Potential offerors are responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). All correspondence and or direct questions regarding this CAN shall be addressed to the primary Point of Contact

in writing (e-mail) at, Grants Officer, NASA Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 126, Hampton, VA 23681.

Point of Contact

Name: Karen L Dempster
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 757-864-5294
Fax: 757-864-7709

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