Partners projects are limited to one year in length and funding requests less than $20,000. Proposals can be submitted any time if money is available and are reviewed by NOAA and COMET staff as they are received.
Cooperative projects are usually 1-3 years in length, with an average award of about $35,000 per year. Cooperative project proposals can only be submitted in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) and are reviewed by a panel of experts.COMET does not currently have funding available and is not accepting proposals for Cooperative Projects.
Please note that the most important feature of any Outreach project is collaborative research. Proposals that do not include a significant role for the NWS partner are unlikely to be funded.
If you plan to submit a proposal, please have your university's contract office review the terms in advance.