NOAA Programs for Disaster Relief Appropriations Act - Non-construction and Construction

 

1. Protect, Restore, and Manage the Use of Coastal and Ocean Resources through an Ecosystem Approach to Management;
2. Understand Climate Variability and Change to Enhance Society's Ability to Plan and Respond;
3. Serve Society's Needs for Weather and Water Information.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
11.483
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: FY2013 (actual):

In the Mid-Atlantic Region, seventeen high frequency radar sites that were damaged or suffered total losses during Hurricane Sandy were repaired, replaced or hardened to withstand future loss from flooding and surge.

At the nine East Coast facilities that are part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), ocean observing and coastal monitoring assets damaged or lost by Hurricane Sandy were repaired or replaced.

At the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC), funds were provided to upgrade to the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service Supercomputer for Satellite Simulations and Data Assimilation Studies (S4). The center provides data for Numerical Weather Prediction and Seamless Digital Elevation Models for Hurricane Sandy-impacted areas.

Advanced the network of Direct Broadcast Antenna Systems to Provide Real-Time Infrared and Microwave Sounder.

Implemented land-falling identification scheme in ensemble predications of hurricanes, finished operational Prototype Unmanned Aerial System missions, and developed and optimized probabilistic and impact-specific output products for inland flooding.

Developed new technology and software tools for airborne lidar and echo sounder mapping for shoreline change, habitat change, and marine debris location and characterization. Fiscal Year 2014: Funds will support activities that enhance the hazards resilience and recovery of coastal communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Projects will leverage, enhance, or create human or technical networks in which one or more coastal hazard and recovery issues can be addressed through enhanced communication, cooperation, coordination, and/or collaboration.

Funds will provide enhanced management of and access to Hurricane Sandy Ocean & Coastal Mapping Data.

Funds will be used to deploy underwater gliders along the East Coast to measure cooling and stratification during storms.

Funds will be used to develop an Atmospheric River (web) Portal for extreme Precipitation events, evaluate Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) system in the Atlantic for hurricanes, and complete initial evaluation of National Multi-Model Ensemble for hurricane forecast applications. Fiscal Year 2015: In the Northeast, the computational capability to deliver data streams from buoys to land-based stations will be hardened so that real-time ocean conditions and forecasts will continue to operate during extreme weather events and power failures.
Authorization
Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, Public Law 113-2.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants include public or private profit or not-for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, state, local and Indian tribal governments.

Uses of assistance include: Mapping, charting, geodesy services marine debris surveys for coastal States impacted by Hurricane Sandy;
Repair and replace ocean observing and coastal monitoring assets damaged by Hurricane Sandy;
Provide technical assistance to support State assessments of coastal impacts of Hurricane Sandy;
Improve weather forecasting and hurricane intensity forecasting capabilities, to include data assimilation from ocean observing platforms and satellites;
Laboratories and cooperative institutes research activities associated with sustained observations weather research programs, and ocean and coastal research;
Necessary expenses related to fishery disasters during calendar year 2012 that were declared by the Secretary of Commerce as a direct result of impacts from Hurricane Sandy.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Entities impacted by Hurricane Sandy in 2012; entities benefitting from other activities funded through the Act.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants for funding will be required to submit documentation responding to requirements developed and published by the Department of Commerce. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact assessment is required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. See Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) that will be developed and published by the Department of Commerce after the CFDA program is published.
Award Procedure
See Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) that will be developed and published by the Department of Commerce after the CFDA program is published.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
See Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) that will be developed and published by the Department of Commerce after the CFDA program is published.
How may assistance be used?
Mapping, charting, geodesy services marine debris surveys for coastal States impacted by Hurricane Sandy;
Repair and replace ocean observing and coastal monitoring assets damaged by Hurricane Sandy;
Provide technical assistance to support State assessments of coastal impacts of Hurricane Sandy;
Improve weather forecasting and hurricane intensity forecasting capabilities, to include data assimilation from ocean observing platforms and satellites;
Laboratories and cooperative institutes research activities associated with sustained observations weather research programs, and ocean and coastal research; and
Necessary expenses related to fishery disasters during calendar year 2012 that were declared by the Secretary of Commerce as a direct result of impacts from Hurricane Sandy. Funds must be expended within 24 months of award date unless an OMB waiver is approved. Funds are not directed to specific recipients.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Yes, quarterly. See Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) that will be developed and published by the Department of Commerce after the CFDA program is published. Yes, see Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) that will be developed and published by the Department of Commerce after the CFDA program is published. Yes, see Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) that will be developed and published by the Department of Commerce after the CFDA program is published. Yes, see Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) that will be developed and published by the Department of Commerce after the CFDA program is published. Yes, see Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) that will be developed and published by the Department of Commerce after the CFDA program is published.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records
See Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) that will be developed and published by the Department of Commerce after the CFDA program is published.
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
24 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) that will be developed and published by the Department of Commerce after the CFDA program is published.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. National Ocean Service - Jane Piercy, N/MB3, 1305 East-West Highway, SSMC4, #13267, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Jane.Piercy@NOAA.Gov, Phone: 301-713-3050, Extension 161
National Marine Fisheries Service - Dan Namur, F/MB, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, #14358, Silver Spring, MD 20910, dan.namur@noaa.gov, Phone: 301-427-8730
National Weather Service - Carla Kirby, W/CFO2, 1325 East-West Highway, SSMC2, #18390, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Carla.Kirby@noaa.gov, Phone: 301-713-0420, Extension 113
National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Ingrid Guch, E/RA, 5830 University Research Court, #2612, College Park, MD 20740, Ingrid.Guch@noaa.gov, Phone: 301-683-3510
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research - Brenda Alford, R/CFO5, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, #11618, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Brenda.Alford@noaa.gov, Phone: 301-734-1174.
Headquarters Office
Jane Piercy N/MB3, 1305 East-West Highway, SSMC4, #13267, , Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Email: jane.piercy@noaa.gov Phone: 301-713-3050 ext 161
Website Address
http://www.noaa.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
13-1450-0-1-306; 13-1460-0-1-306.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 13 $16,927,413; FY 14 est $31,283,015; and FY 15 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Yes, see Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) that will be developed and published by the Department of Commerce after the CFDA program is published.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2013: Greenway Conservancy for the Hudson River Valley, Inc., repaired and replaced ocean observing and coastal monitoring assets damaged by Hurricane Sandy in the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Projects were funded to improve forecasts on storm intensity in the Northeast US.

Program that develops and funds a relocatable Ocean System Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSE). Fiscal Year 2014: Disaster relief projects in the Mid-Atlantic (the ocean and estuaries between Cape Hatteras and Cape Cod) and Northwest (coastal waters from the Canadian Maritime Provinces to the New York Bight) will repair or replace observing assets damaged or lost due to storm conditions related to Hurricane Sandy.

IOCM Research in Support of Super Storm Disaster Relief.

Rutgers University, thorough the NOAA Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region (CINAR) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will provide technical training and assistance to impacted New Jersey communities. Efforts will include incorporating geospatial and analytical tools into local planning efforts and the development of a statewide geospatial climate adaptation and resilience planning tool (NJADAPT) modeled after CalAdapt (http://cal-adapt.org).

Programs to improve global weather modeling, seasonal predictions of hurricanes, and Social Science for Risk Communication of Coastal Storm Hazards. Fiscal Year 2015: Consistent with the DRA act, no new awards will be issued in FY 2015. Previously issued projects may be ongoing in FY 2015.

 



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