[CDHC] RFP for Oceans and Human Health
Cheryl.Woodley at noaa.gov
Wed Jan 28 09:33:03 EST 2004
Dear CDHC Members,
I would like to make you aware of this call for proposals from NOAA (see
below). Letters of Intent are due February 27th and full proposals are
due April 23rd.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
[Docket No.: 040113014-4014-01]
NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative, FY 2004 Program Announcement
AGENCY: Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).
SUMMARY: NOAA publishes this notice to solicit extramural research
proposals under NOAA's new Oceans and Human Health Initiative (OHH). The
OHH is a competitive suite of programs designed to address the
increasingly important role of the oceans on human health. From
increased harmful algal blooms to beach closures, from infectious
diseases to marine toxins and pathogens, from seafood safety and testing
to sentinel species, and from drug discovery to pharmaceuticals, this
new initiative is designed to build on the existing work throughout NOAA
to enhance NOAA's expertise in the oceans and human health arena through
partnerships across NOAA, with other Federal and State agencies, and
with academia and the private sector. This funding opportunity is
intended to engage the non-federal research community in
interdisciplinary research combining the physical science, biological
science, medical and public health communities in (1) taking an
ecosystems approach to understanding and predicting the pathways through
which ocean processes affect human health, or (2) promoting the
ecologically sound discovery and use of marine organisms and bioactive
agents for human health benefit. Building on NOAA's strengths in
assessment, prediction, and exploration, research should be structured
to provide useful information for public health and natural resource
policy and decision-making on issues at the interface of ocean processes
and human health outcomes related to NOAA's mission. Interested
applicants should refer to the full text of the Federal Funding
Opportunity (FFO) for further criteria and submission details. The FFO
is available at the addresses listed below in the section on Electronic
Access. This solicitation announces approximately $3.0 Million available
from FY03 appropriation for research projects funded under this OHH
external, peer-reviewed, grants program. Pending FY04 appropriation and
internal policy decisions, an additional $3.0-$4.0 Million may be
available to supplement funds for awards made under this solicitation.
Interested applicants should read the Federal Funding Opportunity for
complete requirements. See section below on electronic access for web
DATES: Letters of Intent (LOI) should be received by 5 p.m. eastern time
February 27, 2004. Full Proposals must be received at NOAA's Office of
Global Programs by 5 p.m. eastern time April 23, 2004.
ADDRESSES: Full Proposals must be submitted to: Office of Global
Programs (OGP), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1100
Wayne Avenue, Suite 1210, Silver Spring, MD 20910-5603. Letters of
Intent should be submitted by e-mail to ogpgrants at noaa.gov
<mailto:ogpgrants at noaa.gov>.
General Information Contact: Diane S. Brown, Grants Manager (see
ADDRESSES), phone at 301-427-2089, ext. 107, fax to 301-427-2222, or e-
mail at ogpgrants at nooa.gov <mailto:ogpgrants at nooa.gov>.
Electronic Access: Applicants should read the full text of the
funding opportunity announcement, which can be accessed at OGP's Web
g=linklog&to=http://www.ogp.noaa.gov> or the central NOAA site:
[sim]amd/SOLINDEX.HTML. This announcement will also be available through
Grants.gov at http://www.Grants.gov
g=linklog&to=http://www.Grants.gov> The standard NOAA application kit is
available on the OGP Web site at: http://
Funding Availability: Based on the approved OHH spending plan, this
solicitation announces approximately $3.0 Million available from FY03
appropriation for research projects funded under this OHH external,
peer-reviewed, grants program. Pending FY04 appropriation and internal
policy decisions, an additional $3.0-$4.0 Million may be available to
supplement funds for awards made under this FFO. We anticipate that the
cost of most funded projects will fall between $50,000 and $250,000 per
year. The exact amount of funds that may be awarded will be determined
in pre-award negotiations between the applicant and NOAA
representatives. Proposals may be for up to a three-year period. It is
anticipated that the funding instrument for most of the extramural
awards will be a grant; however, in some cases, if NOAA will be
substantially involved in the implementation of the project, the funding
instrument may be a cooperative agreement. Neither NOAA nor the
Department of Commerce is responsible for proposal preparation costs if
this program is not funded for whatever reason. Publication of this
announcement does not oblige NOAA to award any specific project or to
obligate any available funds.
Statutory Authority: 49 U.S.C. 44720 (b); 33 U.S.C. 883d; 15 U.S.C.
2904; 15 U.S.C. 2931-2934.
CFDA: 11.460--Special Oceanic and Atmospheric Projects
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are institutions of higher
education, hospitals, other nonprofits, commercial organizations,
foreign governments, organizations under the jurisdiction of foreign
governments, international organizations, State, local and Indian tribal
governments. Federal agencies or institutions are not eligible to
receive Federal assistance under this notice.
Cost Sharing Requirements: This program does not require matching share.
Intergovernmental Review: Applications under this program are not
subject to Executive Order 12372, ``Intergovernmental Review of Federal
Evaluation and Selection Procedures: NOAA published its first omnibus
notice announcing the availability of grant funds for both projects and
fellowships/scholarship/internships for Fiscal Year 2004 in the Federal
Register on June 30, 2003 (68 FR 38678). The evaluation criteria and
selection procedures contained in the June 30, 2003 omnibus notice are
applicable to this solicitation. For a copy of the June 30, 2003 omnibus
notice please go to: http://www/ofa.noaa.gov/[sim
The Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for
Grants and Cooperative Agreements: The Department of Commerce Pre-Award
Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements
contained in the Federal Register notice of October 1, 2002 (67 FR
49917), as amended by the Federal Register notice published on October
30, 2002 (67 FR 66109), are applicable to this solicitation.
Paperwork Reduction Act: This document contains collection-of-
information requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).
The use of Standard Forms 424 and 424A, 424B, SF-LLL, and CD-346, have
been approved by OMB under the respective control numbers 0348-0043,
0348-0044, 0348-0040, 0348-0046, and 0605-0001. 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 PRA unless
that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control
Executive Order 12866: This notice has been determined to be not
significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866.
Executive Order 13132 (Federalism): It has been determined that this
notice does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that
term is defined in Executive Order 13132.
Administrative Procedure Act/ Regulatory Flexibility Act: Prior
notice and an opportunity for public comments are not required by the
Administrative Procedure Act or any other law for this notice concerning
grants, benefits, and contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a). Because notice and
opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any
other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act
(5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory
flexibility analysis has not been prepared.
Dated: January 23, 2004.
Richard D. Rosen,
Assistant Administrator, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 04-1783 Filed 1-27-04; 8:45 am]
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