Sea Grant Support
To support the establishment and operation of major university centers for marine resources research, education, and training and to support marine advisory services. Some individual efforts in these same areas also receive funding.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Sea Grant College Program Improvement Act of 1976, Public Law 94-461, 33 U.S.C 1121; National Sea Grant College Program Act, Public Law 100-220.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Universities, colleges, junior colleges, technical schools, institutes, laboratories; any public or private corporation, partnership, or other association or entity; any State, political subdivision of a State or agency or officer thereof; any individual.
Organizations and individuals with professional interest in marine affairs.
Proposals with statement of work and estimated budget. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular Nos. A-87 for State and local governments, A-21 for educational institutions, and A-122 for nonprofit organizations. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Made in a proposal to Headquarters Office or local Sea Grant program fully documenting need for grant and proposed amount. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A- 102.
Awards are made competitively on the basis of proposal evaluation.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 180 days from time of proposal submission.
By negotiation with Sea Grant Office.
How are proposals selected?
Applications are judged on the degree to which they contribute to the purposes of the Act, along with their relevance to the oceans, Great Lakes, and the marine environment. They are also judged on expected results and benefits, soundness of scientific approach, cost effectiveness, and other factors.
How may assistance be used?
Grants may be used for research and development, education and training, and advisory services. Coherent area, institutional and Sea Grant College support is provided to some institutions. Grant money cannot be used to purchase, or construct ships or facilities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Financial status reports and performance reports required quarterly. Final reports are required at the end of the support period.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Grantees expected to maintain complete records for each grant to insure funds are used for purpose for which grant was made.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
None. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: n/a.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
na Director, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Phone: (301) 713-2448
(Project Grants) FY 14 $67,671,187; FY 15 est $69,505,083; and FY 16 est $71,289,563
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 600-635; Literature: Suggestions for Submission of Proposals and Administration of Grants, National Sea Grant Program (no charge). Federal Register Vol. 43, No. 70 dates April 1978 and Vol. 43, No. 153 dated August 8, 1978, Part III, Title 15, Chapter IX, Part 917. 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 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments.
Examples of Funded Projects