Deadlines and process...
Time frame to submit application according to Federal Register announcement (if applicable), or as indicated in specific application cover letter furnished to applicants but in either case no later than May 31, to ensure processing during the fiscal year that funds are appropriated.
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approval time is expected to range from 90 to 180 days from the time of receipt of a complete application. This timeframe includes processing of the award through the NOAA and DOC financial assistance functions.
The standard application forms are furnished by the agency. Executive Order 12372 does not apply to this program. An environmental analysis is required for each project funded under this program under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act, 40 CFR 1500. As a result of this analysis, an Environmental Assessment and/or Environmental Impact Statement also may be required. Applicants should contact the agency for further NEPA guidance.
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Contingent upon future Congressional funding. Renewal of an award to increase funding or extend the period of performance is at the sole discretion of the Department of Commerce/NOAA.
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.