Mindy Bixby

Grants Management Specialist, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Mindy began working at NICHD in July 2013 after serving in the grants office at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and National Children’s Alliance.  She has more than ten years of grant management, outreach, program analysis and technical assistance experience.

Besides the NICHD, Mindy served at the following Federal agencies.

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ).

At the NICHD, Mindy is responsible for reviewing all SBIR and STTR applications at the Institute.  Some of her responsibilities include the following.

  • Conducting cost analyses of direct costs to ensure compliance with NIH Grants Policies, Federal Acquisition Regulations and Congressionally-mandated SBIR-STTR rules.
  • Resolving the most complicated small business grant issues for the Institute.
  • Handling all small business grant post award issues.
  • Corresponding with applicants to obtain missing information.
  • Determining awardee eligibility.
  • Managing the spend-down of set-aside money at the end-of-the-year.

To help manage the SBIR/STTR Program at the NICHD, Mindy works directly with Grants Management Officers, Program Officials, Budget Officers. Part of her duties includes managing the Institute’s grant award risk assessment.  For the highest risk recipients Mindy conducts site visits.

For the past five years Mindy attended the HHS SBIR/STTR Annual Conference.

She presented at the conference on JIT procedures and talked with grantee and applicants at the one-one tables.

Mindy is an advocate and has a great interest in the areas of study concerning children with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Mindy enjoys spending time with her 5-year-old son, Bobby.

My Sessions

Follow Just-in-Time Procedures to Get Your Award Faster

De LaSalle Room

Once you know you received a fundable score, we understand that you want to get the award as fast as possible. This presentation goes over Just-In-Time (JIT) materials that the NIH needs prior to award. Knowing what to expect can help you prepare. Good preparation will help assure that you will get your award as […]