Statistical, Research, and Methodology Assistance

To make awards to, or conclude cooperative agreements with appropriate entities, including any Federal, State, or local governmental unit, or institution of higher education, to aid and promote statistical, research, and methodology activities related to the Census Bureau mission under Title 13 of the
United States Code.

Awards provided under this notice support the Census Bureau and the Dept.

of Commerce by: (1) developing and analyzing information for program and policy considerations; and, (2) undertaking special research.

Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

ADRM.PCO.PM@census.gov.
Website Address

http://www.census.gov




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Topics and areas of specific interest to the Census Bureau may be identified in a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) issued under this program.

Proposals outside of a FFO, or beyond the identified topics and areas of interest in a FFO, may also be considered.

Activities under this program must relate to the Census Bureau?s mission to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy that honors privacy, protects confidentiality, and is guided by scientific objectivity, and research-based innovation.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Activities under this program must relate to the Census Bureau?s mission to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy that honors privacy, protects confidentiality, and is guided by scientific objectivity, and research-based innovation.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligible respondents include any appropriate entities, including but not restricted to Federal, State, or local governmental unit, or institution of higher education.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants will be required to provide documentation consistent with the authority under which the assistance is being sought. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

An applicant is notified of funding availability through letter, electronic mail communication, or a Federal Funding Opportunity Notice (FFO), and how to apply for the funding through this notification.

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.

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 Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Census will make final funding recommendation to the Grants Officer. The Grants Officer will review the recommendation, process the funding request and execute the notice of award. Name checks, verification of academic credentials and pre-award audits may be required of the recipient prior to award. Electronic notification of award will be generated and forwarded to the selected recipient by the Grants Officer.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Department of Commerce Appropriation Act 2017, Pub. L. No. 115-31, Section 112 13 U.S.C. §1 et. seq , Title I, Section 112, Public Law 115-31, 13 U.S.C 1 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. To the extent practicable, an applicant will be notified of its application status within 30 to 60 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewals are not anticipated, but may be considered based on Agency priorities, funding availability and performance of recipients.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Length of assistance may extend across more than one period and will be determined on the basis of project need and requirements. Project periods should not exceed one year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly.

Quarterly.

Quarterly.

Quarterly.

Quarterly.

Audits

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.

Records

Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.

Financial Information

Account Identification

09-0900-0-0-000 - 11-09-0090-0000-0000.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 est $5,000,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$300,000 - $1,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. ADRM.PCO.PM@census.gov.

Headquarters Office

PCO ADRM 4600 Silver Hill Road , Suitland, Maryland 20746 Email: ADRM.PCO.PM@census.gov Phone: 301-763-4628

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Awards are made based on a panel evaluation of the applications. This evaluation includes such factors as capability and experience of staff assigned to the project, techniques and methodology, resources and costs.



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