LiveTALK How to Get Funding for Your Business with NASA

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Chris Murguia Senior Analyst, Grants Policy and Compliance, From the NASA headquarters office joins our LiveTALK to discuss how to get funding for your business with NASA. Join us as we discuss grants, cooperative agreements, and more funding opportunities available. NASA has a vision and mission to promote and integrate small businesses with different opportunities and works with many small businesses every year. To learn more about NASA and the different funding they provide to businesses, institutions of higher education, students and more please join our LiveTALK to get in depth knowledge on a range of different topics.


  • Susan Allen, National President & CEO USPAACC
  • Chris Murguia, Senior Analyst, Grants Policy and Compliance, NASA Headquarters Office of Procurement


Susan Au Allen

Susan Au Allen


Chris Murguia
Senior Analyst, Grants Policy and Compliance NASA Headquarters Office of Procurement

Chris Murguia

Senior Analyst, Grants Policy and Compliance
NASA Headquarters Office of Procurement

Chris Murguia serves as a Senior Analyst and team lead in NASA’s Office of Procurement, Procurement Management and Policy Division, Grants Policy and Compliance (GPC). Chris joined NASA in December 2019, and in this position, he is responsible for assisting GPC in achieving their mission of developing, promulgating, and maintaining NASA-wide grant and cooperative agreement policy and delivering guidance and training to NASA’s grants administration personnel. Chris serves as the focal point in a number of functional areas, including maintaining NASA’s primary grants policy guide, the Grant and Cooperative Agreement Manual; leading responses to grants-related U.S. Government Accountability Office and Office of Inspector General engagements; and developing training resources for NASA’s Grant Officers and Technical Officers. Additionally, he serves as a NASA representative in interagency fora, such as the Financial Assistance Committee for E-Government and the Grants Quality Service Management Organization Federal agency working group.

Prior to joining NASA, Chris served as a Grant Officer and later a grant Program Manager in the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. At the DOS, he was responsible for managing foreign assistance grants in support of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction program. Chris earned a B.S. in Justice Studies and a Master of Publication Administration from James Madison University.

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