[Office-of-research] ONR Mandatory Use of GRANTS.GOV for Grant Proposal Submission

Bruce Morgan bruce.morgan at ucr.edu
Fri Aug 15 15:54:45 PDT 2008

Following is an important notice that was recently received from the Office
of Naval Research regarding a change in their proposal submission policy.

Bruce Morgan
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research

Dear Colleagues,

ONR has been using Grants.Gov for receipt of Grant and Cooperative
Agreement proposals over the past two years and considers the system to
be sufficiently reliable and responsive that other forms of proposal
submission are no longer necessary or desirable.  In that context, all
ONR funding opportunities published as Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs)
for FY 2009 and beyond will designate the Grants.Gov "Apply" function as
the only acceptable means for submission of applications for Grants or
Cooperative Agreements.

Funding opportunities will contain provisions to grant waivers to
organizations which are unable to comply with this requirement or for
which the use of Grants.Gov would be an excessive burden.  Prospective
grantees from foreign countries may request a waiver if they are not
registered in the DoD Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system as
that system is integral to the Grants.Gov process.  Specific guidance on
the waiver process is contained in individual ONR BAA Funding

It is hoped that this change will eliminate much of the confusion which
currently exists with Grant Applications being submitted through
multiple media and be mutually beneficial to ONR and our trading

If you have any questions on this matter, please contact Mr. Frank O'Day
at (703) 696-4510 or frank.oday at navy.mil

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