VIII. Other Information

NOFO Field: Other Information

OMB Guidance:
VIII. Other Information -- Optional.

This section may include any additional information that will assist a potential applicant. For example, the section might:

  • Indicate whether this is a new program or a one-time initiative.
  • Mention related programs or other upcoming or ongoing agency funding opportunities for similar activities.
  • Include Internet addresses for agency Web sites that may be useful to an applicant in understanding the program (NOTE: you should make certain that any Internet sites are current and accessible).*
  • Alert applicants to the need to identify proprietary information and inform them about the way the agency will handle it.
  • Include certain routine notices to applicants (e.g., that the Government is not obligated to make any award as a result of the announcement or that only grants officers can bind the Government to the expenditure of funds).

Additional Guidance:

  • Do not enter the field name (shown in bold in the examples). The NOFO generator will enter the field name.
  • Other Information is a stand-alone major section.

Published Examples:

VIII. Other Information:
In addition to producing an annual progress report and a final report, successful applicants will be expected to participate in, and present a report at, an annual ballast water investigators meeting in the continental United States during each year that the project is ongoing. Applicants should consider travel costs to these meetings when preparing their budgets.

All Department of the Interior assistance awards are subject to the requirements of 43 CFR Part 12, Administrative and Audit Requirements and Cost Principles for Assistance Programs.

VIII. Other Information:
To use, applicants must have a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR). Allow a minimum of five days to complete the CCR registration. [Note: Your organization’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) will be needed on the application form.] Applicants are strongly encouraged not to wait until the application deadline data to begin the application process through

VIII. Other Information:
In accordance with Federal statutes and regulations, no person on grounds of race, color, age, sex, national origin, or disability shall be excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving financial assistance from the NOAA/NWS. The NOAA/NWS does not have a direct telephonic device for the deaf (TDD capabilities can be reached through the State of Maryland- supplied TDD contact number, 800-735-2258, between the hours of 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

VIII. Other Information:
The Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements contained in the Federal Register notice of December 30, 2004 (69 FR 78389) are applicable to this solicitation.

In no event will NOAA or the Department of Commerce be responsible for proposal preparation costs if programs fail to receive funding or are cancelled because of other agency priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige NOAA to award any specific project or to obligate any available funds.

Prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required by the Administrative Procedure Act [5 U.S.C. 553 (a) (2)] or by any other law for this document concerning grants, benefits, and contracts. Accordingly, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S. C. 601 et seq.).

This action has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866.

The use of the standard NOAA grant application package referred to in this notice involves collection-of-information requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act. The use of Standard Forms 424, 424A, 424B, SF-LLL, and CD-346 have been approved by OMB under the respective control numbers 0348-0043, 0348-0044, 0348-0040, 0348- 0046, and 0605-0001.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act, unless that collection displays a currently valid OMB control number.