Exploration, Recovery Act

The purpose of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is to provide a stimulus to the U.S.

economy, and among other provisions, it provides funds to Federal agencies for use on contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and other financial assistance arrangements.



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.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Basic Research involving Exploration.

Recovery Act funded grants and cooperative agreements.

Generally, it is anticipated that Recovery Act funds will be used to fund grants or cooperative agreements with institutions of higher education and/or other non-profit institutions.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Generally, it is anticipated that Recovery Act funds will be used to fund grants or cooperative agreements with institutions of higher education and/or other non-profit institutions.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Generally, it is anticipated that Recovery Act funds will be used to fund grants or cooperative agreements with institutions of higher education and/or other non-profit institutions.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Broad Agency Announcements.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Two years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Annual Progress Reports - Summary of Annual Progress
Quarterly Progress Reports - Summary of Quarterly Progress/Metrics.
FederalReporting.gov.

Standard Form (SF) 425
FederalReporting.gov.

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 for a Recovery Act increment may include:

1.

Meeting specified milestones between beginning and ending dates.
2.

Successful completion of significant activities or objectives identified.
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. Office of Inspector General Audits

Records

No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification

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

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $0; FY 10 est $0 - TAFS Number 80-0123 2009 \ 2010.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Standard grant and cooperative agreement provisions
Recovery Act-specific terms and conditions

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

R. Todd Lacks NASA Headquarters, Office of Procurement, 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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