Grant Terms and Conditions
The following terms and conditions apply to all proposals
- Grants must be hosted by a lead institution who must be an MESC member (the Lead Research Institution)
- As required by the RESTORE Act, field efforts must be located in the Gulf Coast Region (as defined at 31 C.F.R. §34.2), which includes oceans and coasts off coastal counties that border the Gulf of Mexico, from 25 miles inland from the coastline to the offshore boundary of the Exclusive Economic Zone.
- The funds distributed by ALCoE may be used for equipment, but cannot be used by any research institution, PI, or co-PI for the acquisition or construction of physical infrastructure (including, but not limited to ships or laboratories).
- Grant recipients under the RESTORE Act must comply with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget entitled, “Part 200 – Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards” as well as Treasury-specific guidance, ADCNR terms of the agreement between ADCNR and MSEC, and the subaward issued by MESC.