The purpose of this notice is to solicit proposals for cooperative agreements and/or grants between NOAA and partnering entities in the United States, implementing NOAA's National Height Modernization Program (NHMP) Plan.
Proposals submitted in response to this announcement should
contribute to the beneficial public outcomes associated with the five priority issues in this plan which consists of enhancing the vertical component of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS); enabling users to access the vertical component of the NSRS; outreach and education regarding geospatial issues and activities as they relate to NHMP; capacity building and technology transfer as they relate to NHMP; coordination, cooperation, and collaboration with other entities to accomplish common goals as they relate to NHMP.
This competition is focused on the geography of the United States and its territories in response to NOAA's NHMP Regional Implementation Plan and subsequent congressional appropriations.
The program priorities for this opportunity support NOAA's mission support goal of:
Commerce and Transportation, Enable safe, secure, and seamless movement of goods and people in the United States transportation system.
Priorities addressing this mission goal also frequently are found to support NOAA's other mission goals:
Improve protection, restoration, and management of coastal and ocean resources through ecosystem-based management; increase understanding of climate variability and change; and improve accuracy and timeliness of weather and water information.