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11.481 Educational Partnership Program
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA), OFFICE OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION (OFA), DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
15 U.S.C. 1540, Executive Orders 13256, 13230 and 13021.
To develop a program aimed at increasing research and educational partnerships between NOAA and Minority Serving Institutions. Partnerships will be achieved through the establishment of new Cooperative Science Centers in atmospheric, oceanic, environmental sciences, and remote sensing (AOES). An Environmental Entrepreneurship Program will be implemented that will support restoration projects in environmentally depleted zones and program development in AOES at minority serving institutions.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds may be used to support a distinguished professor, research, development programs and students undertaking course work and/or research in NOAA related sciences at minority serving institutions.
Applicant Eligibility: Applicants are defined as qualified minority serving institutions based on the 2001 United States Department of Education definition of minority serving institutions. Non- minority institutions may also participate in this program when partnered with a minority serving institution. Institutions applying to become a designated Cooperative Science Center in atmospheric, oceanic and environmental sciences and remote sensing must have a graduate program in the respective category.
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: None.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Periodic progress and financial reports are required. However, the reporting frequency may be changed to be more or less frequent progress reports should summarize work accomplished and explain situations where expected work has not been completed. Financial reports must indicate use of funds during the semi-annual period. Final reports are due ninety days after expiration of the award.
Account Identification: 13-1450-0-1-306.
NOAA funded four Cooperative Science Centers will be established at minority institutions in the areas of atmospheric, oceanic and environmental sciences and remote sensing. In addition, NOAA funded proposals in support of environmental restoration and program development in the full range of natural and social sciences that support the agency's mission.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
For cost principles, see OMB Circular No. A-21, "Cost Principles for Educational Institutions". For grants administration requirements, see 15 CFR Part 14, "Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations".
Regional or Local Office: None.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
None. This is a new program.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Proposals are subject to a review process taking into consideration the applicant(s) Performance Plan, research plans, scientific merit, investigator's qualifications, cost and available funds. Proposals must undergo a rigorous technical review and comply with all OMB, DoC and NOAA grant policies and procedures. Specific information about the selection process will be included in the solicitation.