Cooperative agreements and grants may be used for
research and development, education and training, and advisory services. May
be used for operational systems as they relate to specific programs. Specific
restrictions, other than those mandated for grants and cooperative agreements
are evaluated on an individual program basis.
Applicant Eligibility: As
stated in NOAA special announcements or applicable reports in support of
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Organizations and individuals with interests in support of managing
effectively the Nation's oceanic and atmospheric resources.
Proposals with statements of work and estimated budgets. Costs will be
determined in accordance with applicable OMB Circulars.
The standard application forms as furnished by the agency. This program is
excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Proposals are sent to the Office of Atmospheric Research (OAR) in Silver
Spring, MD, and are subject to the requirements of applicable OMB Circulars.
Award Procedure: Awards
will be made on the basis of proposal evaluations, technical reviews,
administrative reviews, and external reviews, if applicable.
Deadlines: In accordance
with the applicable report or announcement.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
From 90 to 180 days from the time of proposal submission to NOAA/OAR.
Appeals: None anticipated.
Renewals: By negotiation
with the OAR and subject to availability of funds.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
In accordance with the applicable NOAA Report or special NOAA announcement and
in accordance with FARB approvals.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Financial and
performance reports will be required quarterly at a minimum.
Audits: In accordance with
the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), recipients
that are States, Local Governments, Nonprofit Organizations (to include
Hospitals), and Institutions of Higher Learning shall be subject to the audit
requirements contained in the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C.
7501-7507). Commercial organizations shall be subject to the audit
requirements as stipulated in the award document. In accordance with the
provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits
of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal
entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal
Awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year.
Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards
are exempt from Federal audit requirements for the year, except as noted in
Circular No. A-133.
Records: Recipients are
expected to maintain complete records for each grant and/or cooperative
agreement to ensure funds are used for the purpose for which the award was
Obligations: Dollar amounts
are based on the applicable NOAA announcement or report. (Grants) FY 01
$11,600,000; FY 02 est $22,200,000; and FY 03 est $2,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
Varies depending upon what funds are appropriated for special projects.
Grants and cooperative agreements are awarded as
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Department Administrative Order 203-26, dated May 15,
1985 (Department of Commerce Grants Administrations) and the NOAA Grants and
Cooperative Agreements Policy Manual.
Regional or Local Office: OAR,
Laboratory, or Sea Grant offices, depending upon the particular program. 1335
East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Director, OAR, Office of Scientific Support, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver
Spring, MD 20910. Telephone: (301) 713- 2465, Ext. 119.
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space;
STORM; Radiophysics Lab of Dartmouth College; Gulf of Maine Council; Aquatic
Ecosystems; Lake Champlain Study; Central California Ozone Study; Ice Physics
Research; Southeast Atlantic Marine Monitoring and Prediction; Lake Champlain
Canal Barrier Demonstration; And National Center for Natural Products.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Proposals are subject to office evaluations, technical
reviews, administrative reviews, and external reviews, if applicable, taking
into consideration primarily scientific merit and application to the goals of
NOAA and the Office of Oceans and Atmospheric Research.