Environmental Sciences, Applications, Data, and Education


To advance and promote applied research, data assimilation and management, technology development, and education in environmental science.

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.
National Climate Program Act, 15 U.S.C 2901; Meteorological Services, 49 U.S.C 44720(b); Navigation and Navigable Waters, U.S.C 883d; Navigation and navigable Waters, 33 U.S.C 1442; Organic Act of 1890, 15 U.S.C 313.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any State university, college, institute or laboratory; any public or private nonprofit institution or consortium.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Organizations and individuals with interests in support of managing effectively the Nation's oceanic and atmospheric resources.
None. Costs are determined in accordance with applicable OMB circulars and applicable Federal Register notices. OMB Circular No. A-87 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 OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Submit Standard Form 424, project proposal and budget following the format specified by the funding office in the annual solicitation. Proposals are submitted through Grants.gov. Applicants will need to enter the Funding Opportunity Number and/or CFDA number to access the application package and instructions. Application package will then be submitted directly to NOAA. Proposals are subject to the requirements of 15 CFR Parts 14 and 24, as applicable.
Award Procedure
Awards are made on the basis of proposal evaluations, technical and administrative reviews, and external reviews, if applicable. Projects recommended for funding will be submitted to the NOAA Grants Management Division for review and approval.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 180 days from time of receipt of the proposal.
Not Applicable.
Future or continued funding will be at the discretion of the Federal government based upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are evaluated technically and administratively primarily for scientific merit and application to the goals and objectives of NOAA. The qualifications of the principal investigator are considered and costs are subject to negotiation.
How may assistance be used?
Funds can be used to support a wide variety of atmospheric and oceanographic research, development, data distribution and assimilation programs, education, advisory services, and to support long-term partnerships between the Federal government, universities, and institutions of research and higher education for cooperative science and education in environmental science.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not Applicable.
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 related records of grantees or sub grantees are required to be maintained by the terms of the agreement. The grantee must retain records for three years from the date when the final expenditure and technical reports are 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
Normally from one to five years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds will be released or reimbursed as agreed upon in the Standard Terms and Conditions required by each grant.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Ingrid Guch Cooperative Research Program
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR,5830 University Research Court
, College Park, Maryland 20740 Phone: 3016833510 Fax: 3016833526
Website Address
NOAA Homepage: www.noaa.gov; NESDIS Homepage: www.nesdis.noaa.gov, STAR Homepage http://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/index.php; Grant opportunities and request for applications at http://grants.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
13-1460-0-1-306; 13-1450-0-1-306.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 12 $7,233,344; FY 13 est $3,896,419; and FY 14 est $11,963,328
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. Department Administrative Order 203-36 dated May 15, 1985 (Department of Commerce Grants Administration) and the NOAA Grants and Cooperative Agreement Interim Policy Manual dated February 2002.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: JPSS, GOES-R, GOES-R Risk Reductions, Cal/Val, VIIRS, VISIT, POES Blended, Post Doctoral Program, Student Exchange Program. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available


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