Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: $1,839,836.
Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available
The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|University Of Southern Mississippi, The||$ 7,869,469||   ||2018-10-01||2023-09-30|
|University Of Southern Mississippi, The||$ 11,262,520||   ||2013-10-01||2019-09-30|
|University Of Southern Mississippi, The||$ 2,870,038||   ||2011-12-01||2015-11-30|
|Natural Resources, Georgia Department Of||$ 174,997||   ||2011-09-01||2015-08-31|
|Transportation, Wisconsin Department Of||$ 300,000||   ||2009-04-01||2014-03-31|
|Transportation, Wisconsin Department Of||$ 999,000||   ||2010-09-01||2013-12-31|
|Transportation, Wisconsin Department Of||$ 2,146,590||   ||2009-09-01||2013-12-31|
|Natural Resources, Washington State Department Of||$ 313,784||   ||2008-11-01||2013-10-31|
|Transportation, Montana Department Of||$ 72,132||   ||2008-10-01||2013-09-30|
|Louisiana State University||$ 699,299||   ||2010-09-01||2013-08-31|
Fiscal Year 2016: *Enhanced the geodetic infrastructure by integrating the vertical control established by a regional network of Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) sites with tide gauges located along the northern Gulf coast. *Conducted several geospatial workshops and trainings in the gulf coast region. *Performed QA/QC of Lidar pilot projects in the gulf coast region. *Continued the densification and lifecycle replacement of CORS throughout the Gulf Coast region. For JHC, FY 2014-Improved technology for seafloor characterization and habitat mapping using multibeam echo sounders, airborne lidar, and satellite imagery. FY 15 Transitioned technology for multi-resolution grids to private sector for incorporation into operational hydrographic software, and developed improved concepts for visualization of currents on electronic graphic displays. FY 16 JHC will investigate improvements in autonomous technology for hydrographic surveying, and use of scanning lidars for coastal feature mapping. Fiscal Year 2017: $1,839,836. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available
Uses and Use Restrictions
Extend the National Spatial Reference System into areas not adequately covered to meet infrastructure needs.
Use of basic data for survey system in local densification is unrestricted.
Spatial Reference System coordinates and elevations describe baselines from which restricted coastal boundaries are delineated and other boundaries are marked.
The National Spatial Reference System forms the standard of measurement on which State plane coordinate systems, land and utility records, and boundary delineations are based.
For JHC, To conduct research and carry out development programs at the Joint Hydrographic Center at the University of New Hampshire to improve the techniques and technology of hydrographic surveying, hydrographic services, and ocean mapping, and to conduct bathymetric research in support of delineation of an extended continental shelf.
Funding is restricted to institutions of higher education, state, local and Indian tribal governments.
Federal agencies or institutions and foreign governments may not be the primary recipient of awards under this statutory authority, but are encouraged to partner with eligible applicants when appropriate.
State, local, municipal, universities and/or regional agencies.
For the JHC, limited to the Universities.
State, local, municipal, universities and/or regional agencies. For the JHC limited to the Universities.
An official of the State, local, municipal, university and/or regional agency should certify as the official authorized, in accordance with State, local, municipal, or regional agency law, to commit the State, local, municipal, university and/or regional agency to participate in the grant program, to sign project documents, and to receive payments. For the JHC, an approved official of the selected university should certify the application to commit the university to participate in the cooperative agreement and to receive payments in accordance with 2 CFR 200. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Proposals are submitted Standard Form 424 via Grants.gov. Applicants will need to enter the Funding Opportunity number and/or CFDA number to access the application package and instructions. Submission of grant application on Standard Form 424 to the Director, National Geodetic Survey For JHC, proposals are required to be submitted on Standard Form 424 via Grants.gov.
Applications are reviewed and recommended for funding by the National Geodetic Survey and processed and awarded by the NOAA Grants Management Division. For JHC, applications are reviewed and recommended for funding by the Office of Coast Survey and processed and awarded by the NOAA Grants Management Division.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Coast and Geodetic Survey Act,, Public Law 80-373, 33 U.S.C 892; Commerce and Trade, 15 U.S.C 1525; Coast and Geodetic Survey Act,, Public Law 80-373, 33 U.S.C 883 (a,d,e).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Up to 240 days.
No formal appeal procedure for grant applications. If grant applications are unacceptable, the reasons are fully stated to the applicants. If the applicants desire to resubmit grant applications, projects must be revised in accordance with recommended changes.
An approved on-going project can be extended by submission of an amendment request for continuation and/or supplemental funding, providing the request for extension is received 60 days prior to the end of the award period. For JHC, Cooperative agreements are awarded as 5-yr, multiyear awards, with annual funding subject to availability. 5-yr renewals are by new competition.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Typically, Geodetic and Hydrographic Survey awards have a 1 year period of performance. However, applicants should rely on the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov for specific details pertaining to the financial assistance being sought. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The Grants Officer will notify successful applicants in a written award notice when they have been selected for an award. Prior to official Grants Officer notification, other officials and employees from the operating unit are prohibited from either formally or informally notifying applicants verbally or in writing that they have been selected for awards. After consultation with the Program Officer, the Grants Officer shall determine the best method for notifying unsuccessful applicants. These notifications must be in writing. Specific details about this process can also be found in the specific funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov.
Post Assistance Requirements
Refer to 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and other terms and conditions specific to a particular award.
Refer to 2 CFR 200.327.
This information must be collected with the frequency required by the terms and conditions of the federal award, but no less frequently than annually nor more frequently than quarterly except in unusual circumstances.
Refer to 200.328.
The non-Federal entity must submit progress reports at the interval required by the Federal awarding agency or pass through entity to best inform improvements in program outcomes and productivity.
Refer to 200.032 Recipient must provide accurate, current and complete disclosure of the financial expenditures/results of each federal award or program in accordance with the reporting requirements set forth in 2 CFR 200.327.
Refer to 2 CFR 200.328.
The non-federal entity must submit performance reports using OMB approved standard information collection when providing performance reports.
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. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F ? Audit Requirements,' nonfederal 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 financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical reports, and other records of grantees or sub-grantees are required to be maintained by the terms of the agreement. The grantee must retain records for three years from the date when the final expenditure report is submitted.
(Project Grants) FY 16 $1,839,836; FY 17 est $2,979,455; and FY 18 est $2,919,319
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
For Geospatial Modeling: FY16 = $2,979,455 FY17 = $2,919,319 FY18 = $3,000,000 - Estimate For JHC, FY 14 $7,083,370; FY 15 est. $6,200,000; FY 16 est. $6,200,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
2 CFR 200
Regional or Local Office
Juliana P. Blackwell National Geodetic Survey 1315 East West Highway SSMC3, Station 8657 For JHC, Andrew A. Armstrong, Office of Coast Survey, 24 Colovos Road, Durham, NH 03824, telephone (603) 862-4559 , Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Phone: (301) 713-3228
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Typically, criteria for selecting proposals include: 1) Importance and/or relevance and applicability of proposal to the program goals; (2) Technical Merit; (3) Overall qualifications for applicants; (4) Project costs, and (5) Education and Outreach. Applicant should refer to the evaluation criteria written in the federal funding opportunity posted on www.grants.gov. For JHC, the Joint Hydrographic Center is selected competitively based on criteria defined in the Federal Funding Opportunity Notice published in Grants.gov.
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