Applied Meteorological Research

The Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) program from NOAA/NWS provides funding to the university community for highly collaborative applied research hydro-meteorological activities to create a cost-effective transition from basic and applied research to operations and services.

The Hurricane Forecast Improvement (HFIP) Program provides funding to the university community for research projects to significantly improve guidance for hurricane track, intensity, and storm surge forecasts.

The Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) program also provides funds to the university community for research aimed at developing a unified global modeling system to improve weather forecasting.

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 - None.

N/A.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Idaho State University $ 484,856   2010-10-012016-09-21
Sault Sainte Marie Tribe Of Chippewa Indians $ 250,000   2010-10-012013-12-31
Yurok Tribe $ 72,782   2010-10-012013-06-30
State Police, Michigan Department Of $ 236,646   2011-01-012012-10-31
State Police, Michigan Department Of $ 201,847   2011-01-012012-10-31
Hoopa Valley Tribal Council $ 249,465   2009-10-012012-09-30
Office Of Emergency Services-$ 631   2010-10-012012-06-30
North Dakota, State Of $ 172,000   2010-10-012012-06-30
Office Of Emergency Services $ 83,781   2009-10-012012-06-30
Office Of Emergency Services $ 248,651   2008-10-012012-03-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Projects awarded through the CSTAR, HFIP, and NGGPS programs will lead to a deeper understanding of meteorological factors involved in the NWS warning and forecasting programs, which in turn, will benefit the U.S. public with more responsive warning and forecast programs. Fiscal Year 2018: Projects awarded through the CSTAR, HFIP, and NGGPS programs will lead to a deeper understanding of meteorological factors involved in the NWS warning and forecasting programs, which in turn, will benefit the U.S. public with more responsive warning and forecast programs. Fiscal Year 2019: Projects awarded through the CSTAR, HFIP, and NGGPS programs will lead to a deeper understanding of meteorological factors involved in the NWS warning and forecasting programs, which in turn, will benefit the U.S. public with more responsive warning and forecast programs.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The funds are used by recipients for collaborative research described in proposals submitted and selected in response to calls for proposals from the program office or NOAA.

The program office may support non-competitive awards in case specific instances or by direction from legislative language or unsolicited projects that are individually qualified.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Institutions of higher education, federally funded educational institutions, and in some cases private organizations (profit and non-profit).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Institutions of higher education, federally funded educational institutions, and in some cases private organizations (profit and non-profit).

Credentials/Documentation

Proposals will be considered if applicants meet the qualifications listed in solicitations. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

No preapplication coordination is required.

However, since proposals must demonstrate high levels of collaboration with operational NWS components, it is recommended that applicants discuss potential interactions with relevant NWS operational personnel prior to submission.

Consultation and assistance is available through the NWS program manager.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Proposals for new cooperative agreements are solicited with an announcement in the Federal Register or grants.gov. These announcements include specific information for proposal submission. All proposals are subject to the requirements of OMB Circular Nos. A-21 and A-110, as applicable. Standard Form 424 series, certification, and other related forms must accompany formal proposals. Detailed instructions are contained in solicitations. Applications will be submitted through the program manager to the NOAA Grants Management Division for review and approval. The Department of Commerce will review all projects before an award is executed by the NOAA Grants Officer.

Award Procedures

Awards are selected by the program office and are made on the basis of proposal evaluations and technical and administrative reviews.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

The Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017, 15 U.S.C 313; The Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017, 49 U.S.C 44720.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. Approval time is expected to be about four to six months, which includes processing the award through NWS, NOAA, and DOC financial assistance functions.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Grants and cooperative agreements are approved on an annual basis, but may be continued beyond the first segment, subject to approved time frame and scope of work, satisfactory progress, and availability of funds. Renewal of an award to increase funding or extend the period of performance is at the sole discretion of the Department of Commerce.

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 for a 12-36 month period, although only one year is funded at a time. Out-years are funded based on availability of funds and adequate progress. Funds are disbursed through the U.S. Treasury Payment System. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: One year funded at a time.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Semiannual technical and financial progress reports are due within 30 days of the end of the evaluation period.

Final reports are due within 90 days of the expiration of the award.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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

Financial records and supporting documents and all other records, i.e., property, performance work products, etc., pertinent to the agreement shall be maintained in accordance with the provisions of 15 CFR 14.53 as applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

13-1450-0-1-306.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 17 Not Available; FY 18 est $5,200,000; and FY 19 est $5,200,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$75,000 to $250,000 Average: $180,000.

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

None. N/A.

Headquarters Office

Christopher Hedge 1325 East-West Highway SSMC2, Room 15440 'ALERT Program Craig Hodan 1325 East-West Highway SSMC2, Room 3348, Mailcode W/OPS17 Silver Spring, MD 20910. Telephone: (301) 713-9480 x187. Email: craig.hodan@noaa.gov ' , Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Phone: 301-427-9242

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Selection criteria are announced within solicitations published in the Federal Register. Examples of criteria used in past solicitations included operational applicability, scientific merit, technology transfer and methodology, capability of researchers, and cost effectiveness.



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