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
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
Was not used in 2016Fiscal Year 2018
NCCOS anticipates science and science products (e.g. maps, forecasts, and models) to be used by coastal communities to protect themselves from harmful algae, water contamination, eutrophication and sea level rise and coastal storms. It is expected that NCCOS research will also provide critical information for communities to develop effective and sustainable management of their resources. Research efforts will lead to faster and more accurate and efficient assessment and monitoring of coastal ecosystems, earlier warning and more accurate forecasts of harmful algal bloom and pathogens, and provide tools to help communities assess and address their vulnerabilities to sea level rise and coastal storms.Fiscal Year 2017
Was not used in 2017
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
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Universities, colleges, junior colleges, technical schools, institutes, laboratories, State and local government agencies, public or private profit or nonprofit entities or individuals.
Organizations and individuals utilizing science in effectively managing the Nation's coastal resources
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
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. 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. 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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards 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.
Awards are made on the basis of proposal evaluation.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, 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.
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?
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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.
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.
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
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
Support for projects may be provided for periods up to 5 years in annual increments. Funds are released as required.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
National Ocean Service
National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (N/SCI)
1305 East-West Highway, SSMC4, Station 8211
Silver Spring, MD 20910 USPhone:
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18 est $10,000.00; FY 16$0.00; FY 17 est $0.00;
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