Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program

 

To maintain technological superiority in the scientific areas relevant to Air Force needs; to prevent technological surprise to our nation and create it for our adversaries; to maintain a strong research infrastructure composed of Air Force laboratories, industry, and universities; and to complement the national research effort.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
12.800
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: Department of the Air Force, Materiel Command
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Public Law 100-370, Section 1(g)(3), 1023 Stat. 846, 10 U.S.C. 2368(a); Public Law 100-456, Division A, Title II, Section 204; 84 Stat. 908, 10 U.S.C. 2358(b)(1), (c); 95 Stat. 1404, 1405, 10 U.S.C. 2361; Includes but not limited to American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Private/public educational institutions; other private/public nonprofit organizations which are operated primarily for scientific, educational, or similar purposes in the public interest, and commercial concerns.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Private/public educational institutions; other private/public nonprofit organizations which are operated primarily for scientific, educational, or similar purposes in the public interest, and commercial concerns.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Research proposals shall be prepared in accordance with instructions in individual program announcements. See Grants.gov (www.grants.gov).
Award Procedure
Awards decisions will be based on a competitive selection of proposals resulting from a peer and/or scientific review.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 90 days, depending on the authority under which the funds would be awarded.
Appeals
From 1 to 15 days.
Renewals
Re-application with new proposal is permitted.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funds must be expended in furtherance of the research identified in the proposal, in accordance with applicable Government-side cost principles as specified in the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Cost/Technical Progress Reports. Reports of expenditures. Cost/Technical progress. Cost. Continuous monitoring throughout the effort.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Audit requirements are as stated in the Grant and Agreement Regulations.
Records
Recipient will maintain accounting records which will permit determination that the funds were used for the award purposes. Financial records must be maintained for at least 3 years; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if audit findings have not been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Normally from 12 to 36 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 875 North Randolph Street, Arlington, VA 22203, 937-255-9493; Air Force Research Laboratory, Building 167, 2310 8th Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7801, 937-656-9067; Air Force Research Laboratory, 2251 Maxwell Avenue SE, Rm 118, Kirtlandt AFB, NM 87117-5773, 505-846-4979; Air Force Research Laboratory, 26 Electronics Parkway, Rome, NY 13441-4514, 315-330-7146; Air Force Research Laboratory, 101 West Eglin Blvd, Suite 337, Eglin AFB, FL 32542-6810, 850-883-2675.
Headquarters Office
Stephen P. Colvin, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia 20330 Email: stephen.colvin@pentagon.af.mil Phone: (571) 256-2408.
Website Address
http://ww3.safaq.hq.af.mil/contracting/
Financial Information
Account Identification
57-3600-0-1-051; 57-3605-0-1-051.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 13 $436,155,929; FY 14 est $531,340,343; and FY 15 est $500,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations (DODGARS), February 8, 1994, and individual program announcements.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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