Congressionally Identified Awards and Projects
The objectives of the overall program are to facilitate education, research and development in the fields of marine and atmospheric science, and to provide a provision of assistance for the construction of suitable facilities for these activities, as specified by Congress.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Departments of Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicants include State and local governments, including their universities and colleges, quasi-governmental agencies, private universities and colleges, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and/or individuals. Typically those specifically identified by Congress in agency appropriations legislation.
Through the awarding of financial assistance to facilitate education, research and development in the fields of marine and atmospheric science, and for the construction of educational, research and development facilities, this program benefits Federal, State, local governments, public and private universities and colleges, profit and nonprofit organizations, and the general public.
Applicants are required to satisfy all DOC/NOAA standards and regulations, including routine and special terms and conditions, for financial assistance programs. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Submission of an application on Standard Form 424 as furnished by NOAA, including all required certifications, to the Program Officer, Congressionally Identified Awards, Office of Finance and Administration, Acquisitions and Grants Office. This program is subject to the provisions of 15 CFR 24, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments, and 15 CFR 14, Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and other Nonprofit Organizations. NOAA reserves the right to withhold the awarding of a grant or cooperative agreement to any individual or organization delinquent on a debt to the Federal government until payment is made or satisfactory arrangements are made with the agency to which the debt is owed.
Applications reviewed by NOAA and are made on the basis of proposal evaluations and technical and administrative reviews.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approval time is expected to range from 90 to 180 days from the time of receipt of a complete application. This timeframe includes processing of the award through the NOAA and DOC financial assistance functions.
Contingent upon future Congressional funding. Renewal of an award to increase funding or extend the period of performance is at the sole discretion of the Department of Commerce/NOAA.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
To provide appropriated funds to facilitate education, research and development in the fields of marine and atmospheric science. Appropriated funds can also be used for construction of facilities and construction-related activities to support education, research and development associated with issues of atmospheric or marine sciences. 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. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Reports are due in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award. The Department's Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions generally require that financial and performance reports be submitted semi-annually or as otherwise required under special award conditions. Progress reports summarize work accomplished, relate the progress to the original approved proposal and timelines, explain situations where expected work has not been completed, and request modifications to the project plan as necessary.
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.
All financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical reports, and other records of grantees or sub-grantees are required to be maintained in accordance with the terms of the award. The recipient must retain records for three years from the date when the final financial status report is submitted.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are usually for a 12-month period. In some instances, award periods may extend beyond 12 months. The funding is spent in the award's budget period unless otherwise negotiated between the recipient and NOAA and approved by the NOAA Grants Management Division. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: As described in agreement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
n/a Chief, Grants Management Division, OFA62, SSMC2, 1325 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Phone: (301) 713-0926
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 12 $1,187,069; FY 13 Estimate Not Available; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Congressional appropriations, Public Law (for FY 1998, Public Law 105-119, Nov. 13, 1997; for FY 1999, Public Law 105-277, October 19, 1998). Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No.A-21 for institutions of higher education, OMB Circular No.A-87 for State and local governments, and OMB Circular No.A-122 for nonprofit organizations. Grants management will be in accordance with provisions of 15 CFR Part 14 for institutions of higher education and other nonprofit organizations or 15 CFR 24 for State and local governments.
Examples of Funded Projects