The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the South
Dakota Water Resources Institute requests proposals under Section 104(g) of the
Water Resources Research Act of 1984. We are pleased to announce the fiscal
year 2013 104b grant competition. This competitive grant program focuses on:
Water problems and issues of a regional or interstate nature, i.e., beyond
those of concern only to a single State, as well as relating to specific
program priorities identified jointly by the Secretary (of the Interior) and
the (water resources research) institutes.
- Promote collaboration between the USGS and university scientists in research on significant national and regional water resources issues.
- Promote the dissemination and application of the results of the research funded under this program.
- Assist in the training of scientists in relevant water resource fields.
- Applicants shall not request total federal funds exceeding $250,000 per project. Each applicant must match each Federal dollar provided to support each proposed project with not less than one dollar from non-federal sources. Federal funds may not be used to pay for indirect costs, but matching funds can be used for indirect costs. To fulfill part of the matching requirement, the applicant's negotiated indirect cost rate may be applied to both federal and non-federal direct costs. The indirect cost rate may not be applied to tuition and equipment costs.
- Proposed projects may be of 1 to 3 years in duration, with discrete 12-month budget periods.
- Signed matching funds commitment letter
- Suggested reviewers (up to six reviewers that must be from other states than South Dakota)
- Project information
- SF424 Application and SF424B Assurances – these forms will be uploaded to www.grants.gov by the South Dakota Water Resources Institute.
Proposals must be filed on the Internet through the Online Program Management System at https://niwr.net/ by 4:00 PM, Eastern Time, Thursday, February 21, 2013 and must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the instructions of that site. Investigators must register and log in at the site to upload the proposal. After filing the proposal the Director of the South Dakota Water Resources Institute will review the proposal. The Director may contact the Principal Investigator to discuss possible clarifications or changes in the proposal. Upon the review and approval, the Director will authorize the proposal to be transferred from NIWR to the National Grants Competition. Supplemental proposal information (Forms SF-424 and SF-424B) will be uploaded to www.grants.gov by the South Dakota Water Resources Institute.