[CDHC] RFP for Oceans and Human Health

Cheryl Woodley 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.


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).

ACTION: Notice.


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 
site: http://www.ogp.noaa.gov 
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

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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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