Vote to adopt an amendment to initiate a four-year pilot grant program for NASA to promote research, development, testing and evaluation at minority-serving institutions.
Establishes a grant program for the development of physical facilities and infrastructure at minority institutions for the performance of research, development, test, and evaluation projects pursuant to NASA prime contracts (Sec. 706).
Requires that all grants issued must be matched by a third party other than the Federal Government (Sec. 706).
Requires the administrator of the program to enter into a cooperative agreement with a non-profit organization in order to develop relationships between industry, minority institutions, and other entities (Sec. 706).
Authorizes $4 million to be used in support of such grants for each of fiscal years 2006 through 2009 (Sec. 706).