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
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Meteorological Services, 49 U.S.C. 44720(b)
Navigation and Navigable Waters, 33 U.S.C. 1442
Organic Act of 1890, 15 U.S.C. 313
Navigation and Navigable Waters, U.S.C. 883d
National Climate Program Act, 15 U.S.C. 2901
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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 location, 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.
Not applicable.
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
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
From one to five years. 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
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
(Acting) Jeff Key
Cooperative Research Program
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR,5830 University Research Court, Suite 2600
College Park, MD 20740 US
Phone: 6082632605
Fax: 3016833526
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$1,099,674.00; FY 19 est $806,000.00; FY 20 est $3,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/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 2016 JPSS, GOES-R, GOES-R Risk Reductions, VISIT, POES, Post Doctoral Program, Student Exchange
Fiscal Year 2017 JPSS, GOES-R, GOES-R Risk Reductions, VISIT, POES, Post Doctoral Program, Student Exchange


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