How to apply...
A standard application form (SF-424) should be submitted with a statement of work and estimated budget to the National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (N/SCI,) 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. This program is subject to the requirements of CFR Part 14, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, Other Nonprofit and Commercial Organizations, which replaces OMB Circular No. A-110 as the administrative rules applicable to these awards. In addition, this program is subject to the requirements of 15 CFR Part 24, "Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments", which replaces OMB A-102 as the administrative rule applicable to these awards. Applicable administrative requirements and cost principles are identified in each award and are incorporated into the award by reference.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Awards are made on the basis of proposal evaluation. For the IA competitive program element, awards are made on the basis of competitive peer review of proposals.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.