Financial Assistance for National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

 

NCCOS provides research, scientific information and tools to help balance the Nation’s ecological, social and economic goals. Our partnerships with local and national coastal managers are essential in providing science and services to benefit communities and the Nation. The research and tools we provide are central to addressing coastal issues raised in legislation and NOAA’s priorities. We seek to help coastal communities protect themselves from harmful algae, contamination and the implications of changing climate. We also provide the research necessary for communities to develop effective and sustainable management of their resources. Through competitive research funding, NCCOS also engages the nation’s best talent to develop cutting-edge science for coastal management applications. NCCOS’s four major research priorities are: climate impacts, coastal ecosystem management, coastal pollution, and harmful algal blooms.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
11.426
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements; Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2013: NCCOS research was used by coastal communities to protect themselves from harmful algae, water contamination, eutrophication and climate impacts. NCCOS research also provided critical information for communities to develop effective and sustainable management of their resources. Research efforts are leading to faster and more accurate and efficient coastal mapping and monitoring and increased ability to predict and prepare for natural events and their impacts from major issues such as harmful algal blooms, and development of early warning systems and sub-lethal indicators to help communities and agencies assess risk and to target their resources more effectively. Fiscal Year 2014: NCCOS research is expect to be used by coastal communities to protect themselves from harmful algae, water contamination, eutrophication and climate impacts. NCCOS research also provided critical information for communities to develop effective and sustainable management of their resources. Research efforts are leading to faster and more accurate and efficient coastal mapping and monitoring and increased ability to predict and prepare for natural events and their impacts from major issues such as harmful algal blooms, and development of early warning systems and sub-lethal indicators to help communities and agencies assess risk and to target their resources more effectively. Fiscal Year 2015: NCCOS research is expected to be used by coastal communities to protect themselves from harmful algae, water contamination, eutrophication and climate impacts. NCCOS research also provided critical information for communities to develop effective and sustainable management of their resources. Research efforts are leading to faster and more accurate and efficient coastal mapping and monitoring and increased ability to predict and prepare for natural events and their impacts from major issues such as harmful algal blooms, and development of early warning systems and sub-lethal indicators to help communities and agencies assess risk and to target their resources more effectively.
Authorization
Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, Title II, Section 201 , Public Law 095-532; National Ocean Pollution Planning Act of 1978, Section 6, Public Law 095-273; Executive Order 13158.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Universities, colleges, junior colleges, technical schools, institutes, laboratories, State and local government agencies, public or private profit or nonprofit entities or individuals.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Organizations and individuals utilizing science in effectively managing the Nation’s coastal resources.
Credentials/Documentation
Proposals with statement of work, estimated budget, and curriculum vitae. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular Nos. A-87 relocated to 2 CFR Part 225 for State and local governments, A-21 relocated to 2 CFR Part 220 for educational institutions, and A-122 relocated to 2 CFR Part 230 for nonprofit organizations. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
The standard application forms, as furnished by NOAA and required by 15 CFR Part 24, must be used when applying for Federal funding. These forms can be obtained from the NOAA Grants Management Division. Informal preapplication conferences are recommended. Consultation and assistance is available from NOAA in the preparation of an application. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. The standard application forms, as furnished by NOAA and required by 15 CFR Part 24, must be used when applying for Federal funding. These forms can be obtained from Grants.gov. Informal preapplication conferences are recommended. Consultation and assistance is available from NOAA in the preparation of an application. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Award Procedure
Awards are made on the basis of proposal evaluation.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. From 90 to 210 days from the time of proposal receipt.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
By application to the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Attn: Mary C Erickson.
How are proposals selected?
For competitive grants/cooperative agreements, criteria for selecting proposals is contained in the individual program solicitation. For non-competitive grants, applications received by NCCOS are reviewed for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with all program requirements. Final funding decisions will be constrained by the actual amount of agency funding available and changes in programmatic priorities.
How may assistance be used?
None.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Semi-annual and final performance reports; quarterly and final financial reports, and other special reports as may be required on a case-by-case basis. Cash reports are not applicable. Semi-annual and final performance reports; quarterly and final financial reports, and other special reports as may be required on a case-by-case basis. Cash reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Semi-annual and final performance reports; quarterly and final financial reports, and other special reports as may be required on a case-by-case basis.
Auditing
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, recipients that are States, Local Governments, Nonprofit Organizations, and Institutions of Higher Learning shall be subject to the audit requirements contained in the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501-7507). Commercial organizations shall be subject to the audit requirements as stipulated in the award document.
Records
All financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical reports, and other records of grantees or sub grantees are required to be maintained by the terms of the agreement (OMB Circular No. A110 for institutions of higher education and other nonprofit organizations and with 15 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments). The grantee must retain records for three years from the date when the final expenditure report is submitted.
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
Support for projects may be provided for periods up to 5 years in annual increments. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released as required.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
Mary Erickson National Ocean Service
National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (N/SCI)
1305 East-West Highway, SSMC4, Station 8211, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Phone: 301-713-3020
Website Address
http://coastalscience.noaa.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
13-1450-0-1-306.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 13 $188,984; FY 14 est $3,919; and FY 15 est $10,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$20,000 to $550,000. Average $250,000.
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 CRF Part 24 for state and local governments.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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