How to apply...
The applicant must submit a Standard Form 424 and other associated forms. Application packages are available at http://www.ofa.noaa.gov/%7Egrants/appkit.html. Along with the forms described above, the applicant must provide a statement of work, project description, and a detailed budget narrative and justification. Each application must be submitted to NOAA/NWS; 1325 East-West Highway, AFWS Program Manager W/OS31, Room 13396, Silver Spring, MD.
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.
An initial administrative review/screening will be conducted to determine compliance with requirements/completeness. All proposals will then be evaluated and individually ranked in accordance with the assigned weights of published evaluation criteria by an independent peer panel review. Three to seven NOAA/NWS experts may be used in this process. The merit reviewers ratings are used to produce a rank order of the proposals. The Selection Official selects proposals after considering the peer panel reviews and selection factors listed in the Federal Register Notice. In making the final selections, the Selecting Official will award in rank order unless the proposal is selected out of rank order based upon one or more of the selection factors.
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.