U.S. Geological Survey Research and Data Collection

To support research complementary to USGS program efforts in classification of the public lands and examination of the geological structure, water, mineral, and biological resources, and products of the national domain.

This entry covers a variety of USGS assistance awards not covered by any

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other CFDA program entries.

Awards are typically supported by funding from internal projects and programs, and funds are not separately budgeted or reserved for external projects or proposals under this entry.

Agency - Department of the Interior

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.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Contact the appropriate regional office, depending on the location of the study.

For Alabama, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, write: Office of Acquisition and Grants, U. S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 211, Reston, VA 20192.

Telephone (703) 648-7485.

For Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming, write: Office Acquisitions and Grants, U. S. Geological Survey, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225.

Telephone: (303) 236-9315.

For Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, write: Office of Acquisition and Grants, U. S. Geological Survey,.

Modoc Hall, USGS, 3020 State University Drive East, Suite 2002, Sacramento, CA 95819.

Telephone: (916) 278-9325.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Memphis, The $ 140,113   2016-08-012021-09-30
National Academy Of Sciences $ 85,000   2018-09-242021-09-23
Abag, Inc. $ 180,000   2016-09-012021-08-31
Colorado State University $ 52,483   2019-04-182020-04-17
National Academy Of Sciences $ 220,000   2014-09-252020-04-14
Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies $ 100,000   2014-10-012019-09-30
National Academy Of Sciences $ 660,000   2014-10-012019-09-30
National Academy Of Sciences $ 90,000   2017-09-182019-09-17
Geological Society Of America, Inc., The $ 44,900   2018-09-012019-08-31
California State University $ 9,500   2018-12-242019-06-01



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: 241. Fiscal Year 2018: Program anticipates receiving 250 applications. Fiscal Year 2019: Program anticipates receiving 250 applications.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Applications must be for scientific research projects which are within the Survey's area of responsibility.

The majority of funds are used to support research that will enhance existing, long-term collaborative projects.

Funds can be used for attendance at national conferences for the dissemination of project results.

Further, conferences and symposia will be supported only if it is clear that equivalent results cannot be obtained at regular meetings of professional societies.

Office furniture, office equipment, and foreign travel are not normally considered for support.

Funds are set aside for discretionary activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Profit organizations, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, and State and local governments may make application for support by a named principal investigator.

Due to limited availability of funds to support new external projects, consultation with USGS is strongly recommended prior to submission of applications.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Profit organizations, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, and State and local governments, industry and public decision makers, research scientists, engineers, and the general public will ultimately benefit from knowledge gained under the program.

Credentials/Documentation

Proposals must furnish evidence of the applicant'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

Preapplication coordination is required.

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. This program is subject to the provisions of 2 CFR Part 200 and Department of the Interior regulations 2 CFR Part 1402 and 43 CFR Part 12. Application form Standard Form (SF) 424 must be used. The application requirements as contained in the announcement package and the above regulations must be used for this program. Applications may be made only through the internet site http://www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

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/).

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Organic Act of 1879, 43 U.S.C. 31, 43 U.S.C. 36c., 43 U.S.C. 36d.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 3 to 6 months.

Appeals

None. Applications maybe revised and resubmitted.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Generally, no statutory requirement. Recipients are encouraged to share in the cost of each research project. Appropriations language requires cooperating State and local governments to contribute at least one-half the cost of certain cooperative water resources investigation and cooperative mapping projects. 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

Reports

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.

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. Recipients are subject to the audit requirements of 2 CFR Part 200 Subpart F.

Records

All records must be maintained for 3 years after submission of the final financial report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-0804-0-1-306.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 17 $14,681,264; FY 18 est $140,000,000; and FY 19 est $14,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range:$1,000 to $933,000; average $56,650.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

USGS Guide for Submission of Unsolicited Proposals is available at: http://www.usgs.gov/contracts/unsolbk.html

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the appropriate regional office, depending on the location of the study. For Alabama, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, write: Office of Acquisition and Grants, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 211, Reston, VA 20192. Telephone (703) 648-7485. For Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming, write: Office Acquisitions and Grants, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225. Telephone: (303) 236-9315. For Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, write: Office of Acquisition and Grants, U.S. Geological Survey,. Modoc Hall, USGS, 3020 State University Drive East, Suite 2002, Sacramento, CA 95819. Telephone: (916) 278-9325.

Headquarters Office

Geological Survey, This is not a single formal program; awards are not centrally managed or coordinated. Refer to Branch or Local Office contacts., Reston, Virginia 20192 Phone: (703) 648-4582.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Scientists within the Geological Survey will review and evaluate all applications consistent with authorized USGS program purposes. Criteria for judging applications will include scientific excellence and relevance to the solution of important problems within the mission of the Geological Survey. Applications will be funded only to the extent permitted by available funds.



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