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Exploration

Exploration
Number: 43.003
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
43.003 Exploration
Federal Agency (030):
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Authorization (040):
Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958.
Objectives (050):
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.
Types of Assistance (060):
Cooperative Agreements; Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants); Direct Payments for Specified Use; Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements); Dissemination of Technical Information; Project Grants; Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts); Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements); Project Grants (Discretionary); Project Grants (Fellowships); Project Grants (for specified projects); Project Grants (including individual awards); Project Grants (including travel grants); Provision of Specialized Services; Training; Use of Property, Facilities, and Equipment
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
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 (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
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 (082):
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 (083):
Financial Assistance Use of Univeral Identifier (DUNS) & Central Contractor Registration (CCR). OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
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 (092):
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 Procedure (093):
(1) Broad Agency Announcements (Competitive)
(2) Unsolicited Proposals (Non-Competitive)
(3) Single-Recipient (Non-Competitive).
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
From 90 to 120 days.
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
From 30 to 60 days.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
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 (102):
Generally, up to three years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
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 (112):
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 (113):
No Data Available.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Salaries) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $0; and FY 11 est $10,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
No Data Available.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
General and Special Terms and Conditions (Award Terms)
OMB Circulars; NASA Grant & Cooperative Agreement Handbook
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office (152):
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.
Website Address (153):
http://www.nasa.gov
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
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.