Weather and Air Quality Research


To develop the knowledge required to establish a predictive capability for short and long-term climate and air quality fluctuations and trends. To develop the base of scientific knowledge for better informed decisions.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Weather Service Organic Act, Title 15, Section 313
Transportation: Meteorological Services; Promoting Safety and Efficiency, Title 49, Section 44720(b)
Federal Aviation Act, 49 U.S.C. 1463
Navigation and Navigable Waters: Improvement of Methods, Instruments, and Equipment; Investigations and Research, Title 33, Section 883d
The Public Health and Welfare: Research, investigation, training, and other activities, Title 42, Section 7403
Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act, Title 4, Section 401-407
Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act, Title 1, Section 102-110
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Universities, colleges, junior colleges, technical schools, institutions, laboratories; any State, political subdivision of a State or agency or officer thereof; any individual.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Organizations and individuals with interests in meteorology, oceanography, climate, and air-quality research and prediction and organizations and individuals in the social sciences with interests in the linkages between human systems and the aforementioned interest areas.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Submit an electronic application to APPLY for financial assistance (SF 424) with statement of work to be performed and proposed amount. This program is subject to the requirements of OMB Circular No. A-110 and 15 CFR 24, "Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments," as applicable.
Award Procedure
Awards are made on the basis of peer review of proposals.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 180 days from time of proposal receipt.
Not applicable.
By negotiation with OAR.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are subject to office and peer review process taking into consideration primarily scientific merit and application to NOAA's research and operational goals. Principal investigators' qualifications and cost are also considered, with cost subject to negotiation.
How may assistance be used?
Grants may be used for research and development, science assessments, advisory services, and operational systems as they relate to specific programs. Specific restrictions, other than those mandated for grants, are evaluated on an individual grant or program basis. Grants and contracts currently exist with National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) participants.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Quarterly performance and financial reports are required. Final reports are due 90 days after expiration of award.
See contact person
Grantees expected to maintain complete records for each grant to insure funds are used for the purpose for which the grant 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.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Normally for a period of one year. As described in agreement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Office of Weather and Air Quality, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910 US
Phone: (301) 713-9397

Acting Director
1315 East West Hwy.
Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA
Phone: (301) 713-9397
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$33,092,617.00; FY 19 est $32,384,391.00; FY 20 est $28,400,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/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
Not applicable.


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