Effective Date: March 16, 2017
Expiration Date: March 16, 2022
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The purpose of this NPR is to establish a standard format and process for competitive funding opportunities that may result in a grant or cooperative agreement award which includes the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) and the Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN). An NRA may result in a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement. If the NRA could result in any one of the three funding mechanisms, NASA staff shall follow this format and the process outlined in Section 1.1 of this NPR.
a. This directive is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers. This directive applies to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), only to the extent specified or referenced in the appropriate contract, grant, or agreement.
b. In this directive, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms: "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission, "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, "will" denotes expected outcome, and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.
c. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version unless otherwise noted.
d. These requirements apply to all announcements of grant and cooperative agreement funding opportunities with the following exceptions:
(1) Funding opportunities for awards when the total funding of each award is less than $25,000 and for which 100-percent of eligible applicants live outside of the United States.
(2) Single source funding opportunities that are specifically directed to a known recipient.
a. The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, 51 U.S.C. § 20113(e), as amended.
b. Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreements Act of 1977, 31 U.S.C § 6301 et seq.
a. Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, 2 CFR pt. 200 as implemented in 2 CFR pt. 1800.
b. Cooperative Agreements with Commercial Firms, 14 CFR pt. 1274.
c. NASA FAR Supplement, 48 CFR pt. 18.
d. OMB Memorandum M-04-01 "Grants.gov FIND Policy."
e. OMB Memorandum M-04-05 "Clarification of Passback Language to Grant-Making Agencies."
f. NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Manual (GCAM).
g. NASA Proposers' Guidebook.
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