A grant is a way the government funds ideas and projects to provide public services and stimulate the economy. Grants support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research, and many other
programs listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).
The grant process follows a linear life cycle that includes creating the funding opportunity, applying, making award decisions, and successfully implementing the award. The specific actions along
the lifecycle are grouped into three main phases. Pre-Award Phase - Funding Opportunities and Application Review Award Phase - Award Decisions and Notifications Post Award - Implementation, Reporting,
Please see the specific grants eligibility requirements and rules on grants.gov
OAR/OWAQ funds research that is often directed at national forecasting applications at NWS national forecast centers, though there can be overlap.
A grant is one of many different forms of federal financial assistance. Federal financial assistance is a broad term to refer to the various ways the U.S. government redistributes resources to
eligible recipients. On Grants.gov you will find grant and cooperative agreement opportunities from federal agencies that award grants.
A cooperative agreement is a flexible instrument designed to provide money to support a public purpose.
For funding opportunities, visit: NOAA-OAR-OWAQ-2019-2005820, FY2019 Office of Weather and Air
Quality Research Programs, Department of Commerce.
For specific questions about grants, visit the NOAA
Grants Online Program Office (PMO)