Intergovernmental Climate-Program (NESDIS)


To aid States in the initiation of regional climate centers which will supply climate data, information, and other climate services to users in the private and public sectors; assess the impacts of climate on the environment and natural hazards, agricultural and industrial production, energy supply and demand, water resources and planning, transportation and tourism, human health, insurance and litigation, and national security; and perform applied research on regional climate problems. Specialized weather services are more appropriately provided by the private sector.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 10/17/2007 (Grant no longer has funding.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Contracts).
Program Accomplishments
Climate services for users have been enhanced at each Regional Climate Center. Internet access to Regional Climate Center home pages continues to grow, indicative of the high demand for climate services and information provided by the Regional Climate Centers. Regional and State scale climate observations are being collected, archived, and disseminated. New techniques and capabilities to conduct climate monitoring were developed and implemented.
National Climate Program Act, Section 5, as amended, Public Law 95-367.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any State or group of States, public or private educational institutions, State agencies and other persons or institutions qualified to conduct climate-related studies or provide climate-related services.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Local and regional users of climate information.
Proposal with statement of work and budget estimate. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, if applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102.
Application Procedure
Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) with proposal and budget estimate. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110.
Award Procedure
Application approved within NOAA.
April 1 of each year.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Ninety days from application deadline.
How are proposals selected?
Appropriated funds earmarked for specific locations; proposals reviewed and approved on basis of relevance to program objectives, potential for service and cost effectiveness.
How may assistance be used?
Support of Regional Climate Centers.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Monthly progress and expenditure reports.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), recipients that are States, Local Governments, Nonprofit Organizations (to include Hospitals), 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.
Financial and other records pertinent to the award shall be retained for 3 years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
In annual increments.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Not applicable.
Headquarters Office
NESDIS - Asheville, NC. Telephone: (828) 271-4476.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Grants) FY 02 $2,336,000; FY 03 est $2,630,000; and FY 04 est $2,630,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$438,000 for each of the six centers.
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
(1) Northeast Regional Climate Center; (2) Midwest Regional Climate Center; (3) High Plains Regional Climate Center; (4) Western Regional Climate Center; (5) Southern Regional Climate Center; and (6) Southeast Regional Climate Center.


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