Climate and Atmospheric Research

To develop the knowledge required to establish a predictive capability for short and long-term climate fluctuations and trends.

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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.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Illinois $ 29,374   2022-05-012025-04-30
University Of Wisconsin System $ 105,602   2022-05-012025-04-30
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill $ 150,000   2022-04-012025-03-31
Kent State University $ 125,624   2022-04-012025-03-31
University Corporation For Atmospheric Research $ 87,873   2022-02-012025-01-31
University Of Wisconsin System $ 106,637   2022-02-012025-01-31
University Of Rhode Island $ 592,543   2021-09-012024-08-31
University Of Miami $ 348,463   2021-09-012024-08-31
University Of South Florida $ 132,796   2021-09-012024-08-31
University Of California San Diego $ 149,800   2021-09-012024-08-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants may be used for research and development, 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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Institutions of higher education, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, international organizations, state, local and Indian tribal governments.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Organizations and individuals with interests in meteorology, oceanography, and climate research and prediction.


Proposals with statement of work, estimated budget, and curriculum vitae. 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.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. 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 Part 24, 'Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments,' as applicable.

Award Procedures

Awards are made on the basis of peer review of proposals.


Not Applicable.


Federal Aviation Act, 49 U.S.C 4720; National Climate Program Act, 15 U.S.C 2931-2934; Navigation and Navigable Waters, 33 U.S.C 883d; Weather Service Organic Act, 15 U.S.C 2904.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 100 to 200 days from time of proposal receipt.


Not Applicable.


By negotiation with Climate Program Office.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Cost Sharing is only required in one program element competition which is the NOAA Climate Transition Program (NCTP) where the Cost Share Percentage must be at least 5 percent of the total costs. The other competitions have no cost sharing requirement. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grant award period ranges one to five years with annual funding for one year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: As stated in agreement.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Annual performance and financial reports are required.

Final reports are due 90 days after expiration of award.

Annual performance and financial reports are required.

Final reports are due 90 days after expiration of award.


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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $44,040,094; FY 17 est $45,134,708; and FY 18 est $36,000,000

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Director Director, Climate Program Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, Suite 12860, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Telephone: (301) 734-1263. , Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Phone: (301) 427-2089

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals are subject to office and peer review process taking into consideration primarily scientific merit and application to office research goals. Principal investigators' qualifications and cost are also considered, with cost subject to negotiation.

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