Fiscal Year 2017: Source zone characteristics; Earthquake monitoring and early warning development and prototype testing; Induced seismicity studies; and Fault zone studies; and Seismic zonation and engineering studies.
Fiscal Year 2018: Source zone characteristics; Earthquake monitoring and early warning development and prototype testing; Induced seismicity studies; and Fault zone studies; and Seismic zonation and engineering studies.
Fiscal Year 2019: Program has not yet selected projects for funding.
Program anticipates funding projects that are similar to FY2018, in addition to Earthquake Early Warning studies.
The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|University Of Memphis, The||$ 80,179||   ||2019-05-01||2021-04-30|
|New Mexico State University||$ 82,644||   ||2018-06-30||2020-06-29|
|International Seismological Centre||$ 51,249||   ||2018-06-22||2020-06-21|
|Conservation, California Department Of||$ 28,052||   ||2019-06-01||2020-05-31|
|University Of Utah, The||$ 42,458||   ||2017-06-01||2020-05-31|
|Trustees Of Tufts College Inc||$ 87,734||   ||2018-06-01||2020-05-31|
|Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation||$ 49,096||   ||2019-06-01||2020-05-31|
|University Of Oklahoma||$ 52,705||   ||2018-05-16||2020-05-15|
|University Of Washington||$ 73,273||   ||2019-05-01||2020-04-30|
|Trustees Of Princeton University, The||$ 99,816||   ||2019-05-01||2020-04-30|
Fiscal Year 2017: 212 competitive applications received; awarded 77 earthquake hazard grants & cooperative agreements. Fiscal Year 2018: 199 competitive applications received; as of 3/29/18 awarded 21 Earthquake Hazards grants; additional grants to be awarded in April 2018. Fiscal Year 2019: In FY19 the program anticipates receiving 200 applications and issuing 60 awards.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Specific research and monitoring objectives are identified in Program Announcements posted to Grants.gov.
Public and private colleges and universities; Non-profit, non-academic organizations; For-profit organizations; State and Local Governments; and unaffiliated scientists.
Research scientists, engineers, and the general public will ultimately benefit from the program.
Proposals must furnish evidence of the principal investigator's qualifications for performance of the proposed research. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants will use the SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance and Assurances. This program is subject to the Department of the Interior regulations at 43 CFR Part 12, Subparts C and D, or any subsequent revisions. The application requirements as contained in the announcement package and the above regulations must be used for this program. Applications may be submitted only through the internet site http://www.grants.gov.
Notification of an award is by receipt of a grant or cooperative agreement from a U.S. Geological Survey contracting officer through FedConnect (https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/).
May 22, 2018 The application period for grants is generally open from mid-February until mid-May each year.
42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Due dates for assistance applications are stated in Grants.gov postings. The range of approval is 5 to 9 months.
A renewal proposal competes with all other proposals and must be developed fully as though the proposer is applying for the first time.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Recipients are encouraged to share in the cost of each research project. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. Recipients request funds in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation or special award terms. Program will include any special payment terms and conditions in the notice of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients request payment as needed throughout the award period.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports are not applicable.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Annual and final technical reports, as well as other products, are required and must be submitted as described in the award terms and conditions.
Recipients must report expenditures using the SF 425, Federal Financial Report form.
Recipients must submit a final report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.
Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim annual reports.
Program will detail all financial reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.
Recipients are responsible for monitoring performance for each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 2 CFR 200.
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.
All records must be maintained for 3 years after submission of the final financial report.
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 17 $16,999,000; FY 18 est $16,999,000; and FY 19 est $16,999,000 - FY18 and FY19 amounts are estimates based on prior year funding levels only.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$6,000 to $1,340,000; average $74,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Jill M. Franks Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, MS-905 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (703)648-6716 Fax: (703)648-6717
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Panels composed of expert scientists and engineers drawn from government, universities, and private industry evaluate all grant applications. Criteria for judging applications includes: relevance and timeliness of the proposed research to the goals of the program; technical quality of the proposal; competence of the principal investigator and recipient organization; and appropriateness and reasonableness of the budget.