Short Term Climate Fluctuations


To support studies relevant to the diagnosis and prediction of short-term climate fluctuations.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Federal Avaition Act, 49 U.S.C 1463; Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act
, Public Law 95-224, 15 U.S.C 313.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public and private educational institutions, and other persons in institutions qualified to conduct climate-related studies to provide climate-related services.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The ultimate benefit will go to the general public through improved methods and knowledge of the climate system and potentially improved forecasts.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular Nos. A-21 for institutions of higher education, A-87 for State and local governments, and A-122 for nonprofit organizations. 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. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. 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.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applications for Federal Assistance (SF- 424) with the proposal and budget estimate are required.
Award Procedure
Applications are approved within NOAA.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
New applications: 120 days (30 days for review/evaluations, 90 days for processing). Renewals: 90 days (30 days for review/evaluations, 60 days for processing).
Not Applicable.
Renewals are available, subject to project performance and availability of funds. The procedure is the same as a new application.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals reviewed and approved on basis of relevance to program objectives, potential for service, cost effectiveness, and availability of funds.
How may assistance be used?
The program at the National Weather Service/National Centers for Environmental Prediction/Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is based on the availability of funds and the relevance of a proposal to CPC's mission: "To maintain a continuous watch on short- term climate fluctuations and to diagnose and predict them." Potential applicants may submit a written proposal with a budget sheet for review and consideration. The proposal must follow application procedures, set by the NOAA/Grants Management Division. Cost-sharing by each recipient is usually 5 percent.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Quarterly expenditure reports and final reports are required. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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. Recipients that are States, local governments, non-profit organizations (including hospitals), and institutions of higher learning are 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.
All financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical reports, and other records of grantees or sub grantees are required to be retained in accordance with provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110 for institutions of higher education and other nonprofit organizations, and with 10 CFR 24 for State and local governments.
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
Awards are generally made for 1-year periods. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released as needed by recipient, usually once a month.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
n/a Climate Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, World Weather Building, 5200 Auth Rd, Camp Springs, Maryland 20746 Phone: (301) 763-8000 Ext. 7512.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 08 $0; FY 09 $0; FY 10 $0 - No obligations were recorded for FY08. Estimates for future funding are not currently available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
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 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available


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