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Information for Recipients

Recipients of DOC grant or cooperative agreements are responsible for adhering to the standard and special terms and conditions of their award, appropriate OMB circulars and government public policy requirements. The information below provides the current guidance.

Programmatic Special Award Conditions

Reporting Requirements

Annual and Final Progress Reports are due according to the schedule found on the Reporting Requirements page. The last interim progress report for the final 90 days of the project should be submitted as part of the comprehensive Final Progress Report. Reports must follow NCCOS prescribed formats as announced in the Federal Register Notice. NCCOS reporting requirements (approved by OMB under Approval # 0648-0384, expiration date of 7/31/2016) take precedence over any NOAA Standard Terms and Conditions issued by the Grants Management Division.

Data Accessibility

Environmental data and information collected or created under this grant/cooperative agreement will be made visible, accessible and independently understandable to users, free of charge or at minimal cost, in a timely manner (typically no later than two (2) years after the data are collected or created), except where limited by law, regulation, policy or by security requirements.

  1. The Data/Information Sharing Plan (and any subsequent revisions or updates) will be made publicly available at time of award and, thereafter, will be posted with the published data.
  2. Environmental data and information produced under this award and which are made public must be accompanied by the following statement: These environmental data and related items of information have not been formally disseminated by NOAA and do not represent and should not be construed to represent any agency determination, view, or policy.
  3. NOAA may at its own discretion, use information from the Data/Information Sharing Plan to produce a formal metadata record and include that metadata in a catalogue to indicate the pending availability of new data.
  4. Failing to share environmental data and information in accordance with the submitted Data/Information Sharing Plan may lead to disallowed costs and be considered by NOAA when making future award decisions.

Funding Acknowledgement

Publications based upon results of research supported directly or indirectly by this award should include the following acknowledgment: "This paper is a result of research funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science under award (Grant Number) to (Institution)." The U.S. Government is authorized to produce and distribute reprints for governmental purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation.

Complying with the Paperwork Reduction Act

The public reporting burden for the annual and final progress reports is estimated at 7.5 hours per response, including time for reviewing instructions, gathering and maintaining data, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspects of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Laurie Golden. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, unless that collection displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.

OMB Circulars:

  • 2 CFR 215 – Uniform Administrative Requirements for Institutes of Higher Education, Hospitals, Other Non-Profits
  • A-102 – Uniform Administrative Requirements for State and Local Governments
  • 2 CFR 220 – Cost Principles for Educational Institutions
  • 2 CFR 225 – Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments
  • 2 CFR 230 – Cost Principles for Non-Profits
  • A-133 - Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations

Be sure to view the Public Policy Requirements located in the DOC Grants and Cooperative Agreements Manual, Chapter 15. The Government-wide and NOAA Standard Award Terms and Conditions can be found within the CD 450 details of each individual award.