Frequently Asked Questions
NOAA IOOS FY2016-2020
Q: If a previous proposal has been submitted to NERACOOS does it need to be re-written?
A: It would be in your best interest to revise since the review criteria and priorities have changed.
Q: Do all current NERACOOS funded projects need a template?
A: Yes, an individual template is required for each asset, more details can be viewed in the guidance document.
Q: One of the review criteria is in reference to competency of team, but no CV’s or cover letters are requested. How will competency be met?
A: Team qualifications will be addressed in the project template.
Q: Are the priorities in the guidance document listed in order of importance?
A: No, the priorities are not listed in a specific order.
Q: Where can reference documents be found on the website?
A: All reference documents are available on the NERACOOS website, www.neracoos.org/grants.
Q: How will word be spread of this open process?
A: Through the SPI (Strategic Planning and Implementation) team, NERACOOS News, word of mouth and the NERACOOS website.
Q: How long should each template be?
A: Each template should be 2-3 pages.
How detailed should the budget be?
A: The budget should be an estimate, a tiered funding budget can also be included.
Q: Who should be contacted for any questions?
Q: How are conflict of interest being handled?
A: Proposers will not be allowed to participate in the review or ranking of their proposal, however, the remaining details are still being worked out.
Q: When would these funds be made available?
A: Funds would be made available June 1, 2016.