Climate and Atmospheric Research


To develop the knowledge required to establish a predictive capability for short and long-term climate fluctuations and trends.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Navigation and Navagable Waters, 33 U.S.C 883d; National Climate Program Act, 15 U.S.C 2931-2934; Weather Service Organic Act, 15 U.S.C 2904; Federal Aviation Act, 49 U.S.C 4720.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Institutions of higher education, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, international organizations, state, local and Indian tribal governments.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Organizations and individuals with interests in meteorology, oceanography, and climate research and prediction.
Proposals with statement of work, estimated budget, and curriculum vitae. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular Nos. A-87 for State and local governments, A-21 for educational institutions, and A-122 for nonprofit organizations. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Submit an electronic application to APPLY for financial assistance (SF 424) with statement of work to be performed and proposed amount. This program is subject to the requirements of OMB Circular No. A-110 and 15 CFR Part 24, "Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments," as applicable.
Award Procedure
Awards are made on the basis of peer review of proposals.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 100 to 200 days from time of proposal receipt.
Not Applicable.
By negotiation with Climate Program Office.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are subject to office and peer review process taking into consideration primarily scientific merit and application to office research goals. Principal investigators' qualifications and cost are also considered, with cost subject to negotiation.
How may assistance be used?
Grants may be used for research and development, advisory services, and operational systems as they relate to specific programs. Specific restrictions, other than those mandated for grants, are evaluated on an individual grant or program basis.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Annual performance and financial reports are required. Final reports are due 90 days after expiration of award. Annual performance and financial reports are required. Final reports are due 90 days after expiration of award.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Grantees expected to maintain complete records for each grant to insure funds are used for purpose for which grant was made.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Cost Sharing is only required in one program element competition which is the NOAA Climate Transition Program (NCTP) where the Cost Share Percentage must be at least 5 percent of the total costs. The other competitions have no cost sharing requirement.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grant award period ranges one to five years with annual funding for one year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: As stated in agreement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Director Director, Climate Program Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, Suite 12860, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Telephone: (301) 734-1263. , Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Phone: (301) 427-2089
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $41,299,785; FY 15 est $48,312,731; and FY 16 est $52,660,876
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Allowable cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-87 for State and local governments and Indian Tribes; OMB Circular A-122 for nonprofit and for- profit organizations; OMB Circular A-21 for institutions of higher education; and 48 CFR Part 31 for commercial organizations. Financial assistance management will be in accordance with 15 CFR Part 14 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit and commercial organizations, and with 15 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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