Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2018

1972  The University of Texas at Arlington  (75790)

Principal Investigator: Ronald e Lehman

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 1,999,260

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 9/25/17 - 9/24/19

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Office of the Vice President for Research

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Texas Hurricane Harvey: A Natural Disaster Assessment, Analysis, and Model Disaster Recovery Program

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Program Title: N/A
CFDA Linked: Manufacturing Extension Partnership


Through the active support of NIST/MEP, the MEP National Network, and its network of regional and statewide partners, TMAC proposes to launch or support a form of “restoration eco-system” designed to accelerate the rate at which many of these impacted manufacturing firms can restore their operations. This project will help identify, model, and evaluate economic recovery programs for future natural disasters. The research approach includes the following: Identify and prioritize the impacted companies. From a variety of sources, prioritize the impacted companies from highest value to lowest so as to improve the restoration of more impactful companies to put people back to work sooner. Form alliances with a robust and diverse group of organizations to help build awareness of the availability of TMAC services, and support a prioritization and outreach process. Support the awareness building process with websites, social media, printed publicity, public service announcements, and email lists. Provide outreach to impacted companies and conduct assessments. Create a restoration process for services to aid the companies by analyzing assessments and offering the facilitation and solutions of services from TMAC, including from the MEP Network. Demonstrate value to the MEP National Network by collaborating and sharing information and lessons learned. While protecting the confidentiality of the companies we served, publish summaries of the assessment results so that others at the regional, state, and federal level and the MEP Network can learn about the challenges companies face, their needs, and the solutions provided after a major disaster. The overall goal of the project is to assist as many manufacturers as possible with a road map to restore their operations, re-employ their workforce, and again contribute to the economy of Texas and the nation.
TMAC is proposing several objectives in this proposal. The end result is to accelerate the rate that impacted companies can restore their operations, provide employment to their workforce, and contribute to the economy of the state and nation by offering a comprehensive source of technical and management assistance to all manufacturers in the Gulf Coast region........

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