Frequently Asked Questions

First, it is a multi-year agreement.  Second, there is a Special Award Condition (SAC) on this Agreement, which specifically states that UCAR/CPAESS may not provide services to NOAA including conferences and peer review panels.

The cost recovery fee will not be collected in FY 2016.

The cost recovery fee will be 7% and will be collected on all new funds in the new agreement.

Only people working directly on the activity will charge the activity. However, administrative tasks such as travel for Hanne Mauriello, time to prepare quarterly reports, etc. will be charged to the General Operations.

 PI Meeting is acceptable or a Workshop/Meeting that is open to the general public/community.

Yes, it would be appropriate for a UCAR Visiting Scientist to serve on a Panel.

Please be as direct and specific about the projects you would like included in this program plan. Be frank and open and do not worry about correct presentation. Only the NOAA Program Manager and the CPAESS PI will see your input.

A project should be excluded when its principal purpose is to acquire property or services for direct Government use. Examples include workshops or meetings to advise NOAA on research strategies; or research assistants to help NOAA with its mission.

Open meetings are welcome to all participants and, at times, the public. The meeting agenda and proceedings should be available to the public.

Closed meetings have limited participants and are not open to the general public. Closed meetings should not be supported under this cooperative agreement.

Please work with your budget office to transfer funds to the Climate Program Office (CPO). Funds must be received prior to transferring to UCAR to ensure processing errors are minimized.

Yes, you should enter one submission per theme.  You may have multiple submissions for each activity depending on how many themes it falls under.

Concessions may be made depending on circumstances surrounding the activity. There are multiple ways to resolve, but ultimately it is the responsibility of UCAR to determine if the activity is eligible to start before funds are received (prespend).

No, don’t delete or re-submit.  All past submissions are viewable by the person who submitted it.  Only submit new items with new funds and new activities planned.