To explore the Earth?s largely unknown oceans in all their dimensions for the purpose of discovery and the advancement of knowledge, using state of the art technologies in evolutionary and revolutionary ways within Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR).
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009, Title XII, Public Law 111-11
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
As stated in NOAA special announcements or applicable reports in support of NOAA's mission.
Organizations and individuals with interests in support of managing effectively the Nation's ocean exploration resources.
Proposals with statements of work and estimated budgets. Costs will be determined in accordance with applicable OMB Circulars.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Proposals are subject to office evaluations, technical reviews, administrative reviews, and external reviews, if applicable, taking into consideration primarily scientific merit and application to the goals of NOAA and the Office of Oceans and Atmospheric Research
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The range varies from 90 to 180 days from the time of proposal submission to NOAA.
Renewals are conducted by negotiation with the OAR/OER and subject to availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are subject to office evaluations, technical reviews, administrative reviews, and external reviews, if applicable, taking into consideration primarily scientific merit and application to the goals of NOAA and the Office of Oceans and Atmospheric Research.
How may assistance be used?
Cooperative agreements and grants may be used for research and development, education and training, and advisory services. They may also be used for operational systems as they relate to specific programs. Specific restrictions, other than those mandated for grants and cooperative agreements are evaluated on an individual program basis.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Recipients are expected to maintain complete records for each grant and/or cooperative agreement to ensure funds are used for the purpose for which the award was made.
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.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information:
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is available one to three years based on availability of funding. Restrictions are contained in the DOC Grants and Cooperative Agreements Manual. For those organizations not having ASAP capability, direct deposit to banking institution is allowed.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Satellite Offices in Narragansette, Rhode Island; Charleston, South Carolina; Seattle, Washington.
Director, Ocean Exploration & Research
1315 East-West Highway, Room 10210,
Silver Spring, MD 20910 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$23,481,596.00; FY 19 est $21,186,205.00; FY 20 est $20,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Grants and cooperative agreements are awarded as applicable. For example, the Ocean Exploration Science Program sponsors competitive, peer-reviewed exploration projects to collaborate with and augment NOAA intramural research programs.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
NOAA Grants and Cooperative Agreements Policy Manual. Allowable cost will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 225for State and local governments and Indian Tribes; 2 CFR 230 for nonprofit and for-profit organizations; 2 CFR 220 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 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments.
Examples of Funded Projects