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Director’s Council – March 2007 Washington, DC. National Space Grant Foundation http://www.spacegrant.org/ 101 Constitution Avenue NW, Suite 650 East Washington, DC 20001 202-536-3030 202-536-3089 (Fax) [email protected] Financial Items. Moved NSGF Accounts to New Bank

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Director s council march 2007 washington dc
Director’s Council – March 2007Washington, DC

National Space Grant Foundation

http://www.spacegrant.org/

101 Constitution Avenue NW, Suite 650 East

Washington, DC 20001

202-536-3030

202-536-3089 (Fax)

[email protected]


Financial items
Financial Items

  • Moved NSGF Accounts to New Bank

    • Increased Interest Earnings

    • Simplified Banking Process

  • Streamlined Accounting System

  • Account Statements

    • Provide Regular Updates on Sub-Accounts

    • Contain all Transactions to State Sub-Account

    • Year End 2006 Statement

    • Delivered Quarterly

    • Questions or Did Not Received Year End Statement – Contact Mark Fischer ([email protected])


Financial report
Financial Report

Balance as of 31 December 2006

Expendable: $ 506,996

Endowment: $ 127,234

State Balances Available at

www.spacegrant.org/info/accounts.html


Sub account balances as of 31 december 2006
Sub-Account Balancesas of 31 December 2006


Activities update
Activities Update

  • Education Associates Program

    • University Students & Faculty Internships & Fellowships With NASA

    • Contact: Lisa Brown (PA) or Mike Wiskerchen (CA)

    • CA Partnership

  • Undergraduate Student Research Program

    • Undergraduate Internships at NASA Centers

    • Contact: Mary Sandy (VA) or Mark Fischer (NSGF)

    • VA Partnership

    • 27 States Participated in Awareness Campaign

      AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, IA, IN, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NE, NM, OH, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, WI, and WV


Activities update1
Activities Update

  • PathevoTM

    • Career Exploration Software

    • SG Schools Receive Free Licenses the First Year

    • Contact: Dick Henry (MD) and Adeboyejo Oni (PathevoTM)

  • Distinguished Service Award

  • Space Grant Services Program

  • NASA 50th Year Publication


Activities update2
Activities Update

  • Proposal Efforts

    • Regional Alliances for Persons with Disabilities in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education (RAD) – NSF

    • Education Associates Program (EAP) – NASA/Ames

    • NASA Faculty Fellowship Program (NFFP) – Various NASA Centers

    • Aerospace Education Services Program (AESP) – NASA


Nsgf proposal process
NSGF Proposal Process

How Does the NSGF Decide

What Calls to Respond to

and Who to Partner With


Sky walking
Sky Walking

  • Utah

  • Nebraska


Space grant services program update
Space GrantServices Program Update

Purpose

  • Serve Space Grant Network

  • Increase NSGF’s Value to SG Network

  • Share Programs/Systems With Network

  • Provide Economies of Scale


Service program key features
Service ProgramKey Features

  • PI: Jaydeep Mukherjee (FL)

  • Implementer: Mark Fischer

  • Voluntary Participation

  • Customer Focused

  • Possible Spin-offs to External Contracts


Service program new services
Service ProgramNew Services

  • [email protected]

  • National Website (http://national.spacegrant.org/)

  • Credit Card Processing

  • Longitudinal Tracking

  • CMIS Forms

  • Application System

  • Proposal Submission/Review System

  • Others on Request


Service program credit card processing
Service ProgramCredit Card Processing

  • SmallSat 2006

    • Contact: Bill Byrd or Carmen Fuchs (IA)

    • 62% of Attendees Paid By Credit Card

  • Southeast Regional

    • Contact: Richard Hackney (KY)

    • 61% of Attendees Paid By Credit Card

  • Spring National Meeting

    • Contact: Eric Day (DC)

    • 71% of Attendees Paid By Credit Card


Service program credit card processing1
Service ProgramCredit Card Processing

  • Process

    • SG Determines Items and Costs

    • NSGF Creates Shopping Cart

    • Participant Registers With SG

    • Participant Pays NSGF

    • NSGF Deposits Funds in SG Expendable Account

  • Costs

    • 3.50% per Transaction Plus

    • Plus $0.30 per Transaction

    • Minimum Monthly Transaction Charges and Monthly Service Charges Covered by NSGF


Nsgf longitudinal tracking system
NSGF Longitudinal Tracking System

  • Began in 2006

  • 13 States Involved As of February

    (AR, FL, MD, MN, MS, NC, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, and WA)

  • Provides all NASA HQ Requested Longitudinal Tracking Reports

  • Monthly Feedback From Former Participants

  • 3,800 Former Participants

  • Over 650 Participant Comments


Longitudinal tracking major features
Longitudinal TrackingMajor Features

  • Web Base System

  • Mimics SG Website

  • Data Ported From Existing Sources

    CMIS, SG Databases or Files, Other

  • Customer Determines What Data to Include

    Years, Programs, Award level

  • Standardized Forms With Some Customization

  • Data Resides on NSGF Server

  • Data Ownership Resides in SG Not NSGF


Longitudinal tracking data fields
Longitudinal TrackingData Fields

  • Contact Information

  • Educational History

  • Employment History

  • NASA Program Involvement History

  • Anecdotal Data


Significant support
Significant Support

  • Flexible “Significant Support” Definition

  • Single or Combination of

    • Single Award Exceeds Set Dollar Amount

    • Cumulative Awards Exceeds Set Dollar Amount

    • Participation in Set Number of Programs

    • Participation in a Specified Program

    • Special Individual Designation


Longitudinal tracking budget call matrix
Longitudinal TrackingBudget Call Matrix


Longitudinal tracking financial information
Longitudinal TrackingFinancial Information

  • Allowable Expense on Federal Grant

  • Contacting Mechanisms

    • Standard Purchase

    • Purchase Order

    • Sole Source Purchase Order

    • Cost Reimbursable Subcontract

    • NSGF State Expendable Funds

  • Costs

    • Based Upon

      • Number of Participating States

      • Actual Costs

    • $5,350 First Year Maximum

    • $4,000 Out Years Maximum


Service program cmis forms
Service Program CMIS Forms

  • Features

    • On-line CMIS Based Forms

    • Available Year Round

    • Available w/o Username/Password

    • Reports Formatted for Quick CMIS Entry

    • State CMIS Contact is Notified of Submission

  • What it Does Not Do

    • Enter Data Into CMIS

    • Once Submitted Data Can Not be Edited


Application system
Application System

  • Web Based System

  • Processes

    • Applications

    • Transcripts

    • Vitas

    • Letters of Recommendation

  • F&S Programs, Workshops

  • Currently In Use For 10 Different Programs

  • Customized Applications

  • Mimics Space Grant Site

  • Costs

    • $2,500 - $4,500 First Year

    • $1,750 - $3,250 In Out Year


Proposal submission review system
Proposal Submission/Review System

  • Web Based System

  • Mimics Space Grant Site

  • Accepts Proposals

  • Solicits, Collects, and Compiles Reviews

  • Compiles Report With Submitted Comments for Each PI

  • Currently In Use For 8 Different Programs

  • Example

    • 45 Proposals in 4 Categories

    • 45 Reviewers

    • Each Proposal Reviewed 4-5 times

    • 190 Reviews

  • Costs

    • $3,500 - $5,000 First Year

    • $2,500 - $3,500 In Out Years



Nasa 50 years of exploration and discovery
NASA: 50 Years of Exploration and Discovery

  • Publication to Commemorate Anniversary

  • Distribution

    • Anniversary Celebrations, Events and Galas

    • All NASA Employees

    • Senior Executives at NASA Contractors

    • Members of Congress

    • 75,000 copies


Executive committee approach
Executive Committee Approach

  • Executive Committee

    • Solicited Contributions from States

    • Determined Content

    • Reviewed Designs

    • Final Edits Due to Designer March 5th

  • Texas Space Grant Produced Graphics

  • NSGF

    • Facilitated Effort

    • Official Sponsor

    • Payment Mechanism


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