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
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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)
OMB Circulars can be accessed on the OMB website at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars_index-ffm
Suggested circulars of interest are listed below:
- 2 CFR 220: Cost Principles for Educational Institutions
- 2 CFR 215: Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements
with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit
- 2 CFR 230: Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations