GRANTS

Cooperative Agreements

 

If your institution’s grant or cooperative agreement requires access to a NASA facility or participation from NASA personnel in order to perform the instrument’s stated research objectives, the guidance in paragraph (a) below is applicable to your institution. If your institution’s grant or cooperative agreement does not require access to a NASA facility or participation of NASA personnel in order to perform the instrument’s stated research objectives, the guidance in paragraph (b) below is applicable to your institution. /span>

 

  1. Since your grant or cooperative agreement does not require access to a NASA installation, access to NASA IT resources and data, or participation of NASA personnel in order to perform the instrument’s stated research objectives, you are to continue to perform research under your grant or cooperative agreement as long you have available funding. Special Condition § 1260.53 Incremental Funding (for awards subject to 14 CFR Part 1260) or Term and Condition 1800.921 Incremental Funding (for awards subject to 2 CFR Part 1800) of your grant or cooperative agreement specifies the total amount of funding that has been allotted to your grant or cooperative agreement. You are also reminded the Agency is not obligated to reimburse your institution for the expenditure of amounts in excess of the total funds allotted to this grant or cooperative agreement. Your institution is not authorized to continue performance beyond that period covered by the allotted funding and is cautioned to closely manage all available funding, as additional funding will not be provided while the Agency is without appropriations. Any research performed during this time period should be carefully planned, taking into account that NASA technical and administrative personnel will not be available to support these activities during the Government shutdown.

 

The direction in this letter is in effect until appropriations are restored. You shall be responsible for monitoring the local radio, television stations, NASA Web sites, and other communications channels for updates. Once Federal appropriations again become available, you are authorized to return to work and the NASA installation will reopen and funds can be added to your grant or cooperative as deemed necessary and Government oversight and administrative personnel will resume their ordinary duties.

 

 

 
The objective of the NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), Procurement Division,
Research Activities Branch, is to provide support for NASA research, science and education communities in the award and administration of research, education, training, and facility type grants and cooperative agreements.
 
The NSSC supports the Agency's internal effort to create an environment conducive to
streamlining and simplifying grants and cooperative agreements. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), through the establishment of the NSSC, has transitioned to a consolidated model for the award and administration of all Agency grants and cooperative agreements. The consolidation is designed to achieve efficient and effective service, improve data quality, standardize processes, leverage skills and investments, and provide economies of scale.
 
ALERT TO GRANT RECIPIENTS
NASA is announcing the availability of short-term administrative relief authorized by the Office of Management and Budget for areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. To review the guidance, go to: Administrative Relief.
 
 
NEW CONTRACT & GRANT WRITING SYSTEM
Starting June 19th new awards will have a different numbering scheme.  The award numbers will look like 80NSSC17K0001 or 80NSSC17M0001; K for Grants; M for Cooperative Agreement.
 
 
ALERT TO NASA GRANT RECIPIENTS
Please note that the new OMB Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR Part 200, was implemented by NASA on December 26, 2014. NASA has implemented the OMB Uniform Guidance with 2 CFR 1800 and the Grants and Cooperative Agreement Manual (GCAM). Both may be found on the left hand side of the following website: https://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/pub_library/srba/index.html.
 
ALERT TO NASA EDUCATION AND OTHER NON-PROFIT GRANT RECIPIENTS
Please be advised that since the final Federal Financial Report (SF 425) is due within 90 days of the performance period end date, any payment requests submitted after that period will automatically be placed on hold and considered for rejection by the Payment Management System (PMS).
 
Message to New Education and Other Non-Profit Grantees:
Register in the Payment Management System
Effective immediately, the NSSC requires all new education and other non-profit grant recipients that do not have an
account with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Payment Management System (PMS) for the awarding NASA Center, to complete and return Standard Form (SF) 1199A, Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form and PMS Access Form.
 
Due to policy changes, NASA Grant recipients that do not have a DHHS/PMS account for the awarding NASA Center are required to complete SF 1199A and the PMS Access Form in the NSSC Grants Payment Package.The forms should be completed and returned within 15 business days from receipt of award package. Recent updates are available on the Division of Payment Management (DPM) Web site at https://PMS.psc.gov/
 
Forms are available in the NSSC Grants Payment Package and should be returned to the following address:
 
NASA Shared Services Center
Attn: FMD-Grants
Building 1111, Jerry Hlass Road
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
 
Check the Status of a Grant
Visit the Grants Status Page to check the status of your grant.
 
Request a No Cost Extension
No Cost Extensions should be requested through the NSSC's electronic Web form.
 

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1-800-424-9183
Or Write:
NASA Office of Inspector General
P.O. Box 23089
L'Enfant Plaza Station
Washington, D.C. 20026

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