National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Cooperative Institutes
To increase the effectiveness of research and develop innovative approaches to education in the environmental sciences by facilitating cooperation between government, university, and nonprofit research institutions.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Department of Commerce Appropriation Act of 1999
Fish and Wildlife Act, 16 U.S.C. 753a
Navigation and Navigable Waters, 33 U.S.C. 1442
Weather Service Organic Act, 15 U.S.C. 313
Cooperative Agreements/Reimbursement to Further NOAA’s Mission, 15 U.S.C. 1540
National Climate Program Act, 15 U.S.C. 2904
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C. 661
National Climate Program Act, 15 U.S.C. 2901 et seq
Navigation and Navigable Waters, 33 U.S.C. 883d
Federal Aviation Act, 49 U.S.C. 44720(b)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Single or multiple non-federal public and private non-profit universities, colleges and research institutions that collectively offer accredited graduate level degree-granting programs in NOAA related sciences.
Organizations with interests in support of the NOAA mission to understand and predict changes in Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet the nations' economic, social, and environmental needs.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. See contact person
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Accepted applications are subject to peer review by a review panel assembled by the Cooperative Institute Program Manager. All applicants are notified whether or not their proposal was funded.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 180 days from time of proposal submission.
Initial awards are for 5 years; renewals may be made for a period of up to 5 additional years, based upon the availability of funds and the results of an extensive scientific and administrative review, typically occurring in the fourth year of the first 5-year award..
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are subject to peer-review evaluations, technical reviews, administrative reviews, and external reviews, if applicable, taking into primary consideration scientific merit and application to the mission goals of NOAA.
How may assistance be used?
Program authorizes funds to be used for research and development, education and training, advisory services and operational systems as they relate to specific NOAA programs. Specific restrictions, other than those mandated for cooperative agreements, are evaluated on an individual program basis. Most Cooperative Institutes (CIs) operate under a Memorandum of Understanding/Memorandum of Agreement and are geographically located near a NOAA Research laboratory or a NOAA facility. In addition, 118 Stat. 71 (2004) authorizes the Secretary to designate (delegated to the Under Secretary of NOAA) CIs to use the personnel, services, or facilities of such organizations for research, education, training, and outreach to further NOAA's mission under a cooperative agreement.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Recipients are expected to maintain complete records for each cooperative agreement to insure funds are used for the purposes that the cooperative agreement was made. Records must be retained for 3 years; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if audit findings have not been resolved.
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
Generally, five years with funding approved on individual and group proposal basis throughout the 5 years in accordance with DOC approval. As described in Standard Terms and Agreement
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
CI Director, NOAA Research, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11350, Office: (301) 734-1177 Fax: (301) 713-1459 NESDIS: Satya Kalluri, Chief, Cooperative Research Programs Division, NCWCP Building, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, 5830 University Research Ct. 2nd Floor, #2612, College Park, MD 20740-3818, Telephone: 301-683-3510, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. NMFS: Julie Whitaker, 1842 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176 Honolulu, HI 96818, Office: (808)725-5355 E-mail: Julie.Whitaker@noaa.gov.
CI Director NOAA Research, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11350, Office: (301) 734-1177 Fax: (301) 713-1459. NESDIS: Satya Kalluri, Chief, Cooperative Research Programs Division, NCWCP Building, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, 5830 University Research Ct. 2nd Floor, #2612, College Park, MD 20740-3818, Telephone: 301-683-3510, E-mail: email@example.com. NMFS: Julie Whitaker, 1842 Wasp Blvd., Bldg 176 Honolulu, HI 96818, Office: (808)725-5355 E-mail: Julie.Whitaker@noaa.gov.
Silver Spring, MD 20910 US
1315 East West Hwy.
Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA
(Project Grants) FY 18$191,810,833.00; FY 19 est $177,830,148.00; FY 20 est $175,500,000.00; FY 17 est $234,706,532.00; FY 16$223,530,030.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Total annual funding at current Cooperative Institutes ranges from $1,300,000 to $30,000,000. Average funding is $10,000,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects