Exploration


Agency - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration serves as the nation's forefront of such exploration and continues to pioneer in aeronautics, exploration systems, science and space operations.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.
Website Address

http://www.nasa.gov



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Basic Research, Educational Outreach, or Training Opportunities in the area of Exploration.

Exploration funds (Treasury Account Symbol = 80 0124) will be used to fund NASA Federal Financial Assistance awards with institutions of higher education and/or other non-profit entities.

Basic Research, Educational Outreach, or Training Opportunities in the area of Exploration.

Exploration funds (Treasury Account Symbol = 80-0124-0-1-252) will be used to fund NASA Federal Financial Assistance awards with institutions of higher education and/or other non-profit entities.

85 Percent.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Basic Research, Educational Outreach, or Training Opportunities in the area of Exploration.

Exploration funds (Treasury Account Symbol = 80 0124) will be used to fund NASA Federal Financial Assistance awards with institutions of higher education and/or other non-profit entities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Basic Research, Educational Outreach, or Training Opportunities in the area of Exploration.

Exploration funds (Treasury Account Symbol = 80 0124) will be used to fund NASA Federal Financial Assistance awards with institutions of higher education and/or other non-profit entities.

Credentials/Documentation

Financial Assistance Use of Univeral Identifier (DUNS) & Central Contractor Registration (CCR). OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. (1) Broad Agency Announcements (Competitive)
(2) Unsolicited Proposals (Non-Competitive)
(3) Single-Recipient (Non-Competitive)

Award Procedures

(1) Broad Agency Announcements (Competitive)
(2) Unsolicited Proposals (Non-Competitive)
(3) Single-Recipient (Non-Competitive).

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

From 30 to 60 days.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Generally, up to three years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual Progress Reports (Summary of Annual Progress/Metrics); Quarterly Progress Reports (Summary of Quarterly Progress/Metrics), Summary of Research/Educational Outreach Reports, and FFATA (FSRS) Reports.

Standard Form (SF) 425.

Annual Progress Reports (Summary of Annual Progress/Metrics); Quarterly Progress Reports (Summary of Quarterly Progress/Metrics), Summary of Research/Educational Outreach Reports, and FFATA (FSRS) Reports.

Standard Form (SF) 425.

The requesting office is required to monitor recipient performance for an incremental period
in a manner that permits evaluation and review of the effort performed.

For example, measurement criteria may include: (1) Meeting specified milestones between beginning and ending dates, (2) Successful completion of significant activities or objectives identified, and/or (3) On-time delivery of reports and other required documentation.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification

80-0124-0-1-252 - Exploration.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $0; FY 11 est $10,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

General and Special Terms and Conditions (Award Terms)
OMB Circulars
NASA Grant & Cooperative Agreement Handbook

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

R. Todd Lacks, 300 E Street, SW, Mail Code: LH010, Washington, District of Columbia 20546 Email: todd.lacks@nasa.gov Phone: (202) 358-0799 Fax: (202) 358-3082.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for selecting proposals for award may include: (1) cost of the project, (2) qualifications of principal investigator and institution, (3) relevance to Agency program objectives and uses, and/or (4) technical and/or scientific merit.



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