Hurricane Sandy Program
To support research and data collection complementary to continued USGS activities supporting recovery and restoration efforts related to Hurricane Sandy. This entry covers a variety of USGS assistance awards funded through the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act. Data, tools, and information produced through these research and data collection efforts will 1) further characterize impacts and changes, 2) guide mitigation and restoration of impacted communities and ecosystems, 3) inform a redevelopment strategy aimed at developing resilient coastal communities and ecosystems, 4) improve preparedness and responsiveness to the next hurricane or similar coastal disaster, and 5) enable improved hazard assessment, response, and recovery for future storms along the hurricane prone shoreline of the United States.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: U.S. Geological Survey
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Public Law 113-2 (Disaster Relief Act).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Proposals from State, Local, Interstate, Federally or State recognized Indian Tribal Governments, US Territories and Possessions, Institutions of Higher Education, Private Foundations, and Nonprofit Organizations are invited. Due to limited availability of funding to support new external projects, consultation with the Geological Survey is strongly recommended prior to submission of applications.
Federal, State and local governments, Federally or State recognized Indian Tribal Governments, industry and public decision makers, research scientists, State institutions of higher education, private firms, private foundations, nonprofit organizations, and the general public will ultimately benefit from the program.
Proposed research application responsive to the instructions issued by the USGS. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Discussions regarding funding availability and program interest are strongly encouraged, as limited funding is available for new projects. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is subject to the provisions of 2 CFR Part 200 and Department of the Interior regulations 2 CFR Part 1402 and 43 CFR Part 12. Application form Standard Form (SF) 424 must be used. The application requirements as contained in the announcement package and the above regulations must be used for this program. Applications may be made only through the internet site http://www.grants.gov.
Notification of an award is by receipt of a grant or cooperative agreement from a U.S. Geological Survey contracting officer through FedConnect (https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/).
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Up to 3 months.
All projects have a limited duration not to exceed two years.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals must address natural resource and environmental issues related to Hurricane Sandy, and similar events, which significantly impact coastal environments. Proposals will be reviewed by USGS scientists and evaluated for their scientific excellence, relevance to ongoing activities, and contributions to recovery and restoration efforts.
How may assistance be used?
Awards support research and information needs related to 1) coastal topography and bathymetry, 2) impacts to coastal beaches and barriers 3) impacts of storm surge and estuarine and bay hydrology 4) impacts on environmental quality and persisting contaminant exposures, and 5) impacts to coastal ecosystems, habitats, and fish and wildlife. Applications must be for scientific research and data collection projects which complement the Survey’s Hurricane Sandy recovery and restoration efforts. Discretionary funding available.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual and final technical reports, as well as other products, are required and must be submitted as described in the award terms and conditions. Annual and final financial reports must be submitted as described in the award terms and conditions. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Annual and final financial reports must be submitted as described in the award terms and conditions. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. Recipients are subject to the audit requirements of 2 CFR Part 200 Subpart F.
All records must be maintained for 3 years after submission of the final financial report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project duration may not exceed two years. Funds are released as required. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients request payment as needed throughout the award period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released as required. Recipients request payment as needed throughout the award period.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Holly Weyers Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, , Reston, Virginia 20192 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 $1,542,102; FY 15 est $4,479,231; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available - (Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 13 $149,999 ; FY 14 $1,542,102 ; and FY 15 est $447,9231.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$9,000 to $220,000 ; average $85,600 .
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects