DOC guidance on grants administration provides the Department with a uniform set of minimum procedures. In order to apply for and satisfy the requirements necessary to receive federal funding, grantees will need to be familiar with various standardized forms. You must download the forms contained in the particular NOAA opportunity posted at, and submit your application through For a more in-depth overview of the process to apply for grant opportunities or to download a complete application package go to .

Financial Assistance Forms

CD-346: Applicant for Funding Assistance (Background Check) – See CD-346: Applicant for Funding Assistance Guidance for additional information.

SF-425: Federal Financial Report (FFR): The FFR, Standard Form (SF) 425 was designed to replace the Financial Status Report (SF269) and the Federal Cash Transactions Report (SF272) with one comprehensive financial reporting form.  Guidance on how to use the SF425 is coming soon to the Federal Financial Reports training link in Grants Online.

Unpaid Tax Liability Forms: The "Certifications Regarding Federal Felony and Federal Criminal Tax Convictions, Unpaid Federal Tax Assessments and Delinquent Federal Tax Returns" form must be completed and submitted with grant applications for: (a) all for-profit and non-profit organization applicants (Part I, and if required, Part II); and (b) all non-Federal entity applicants anticipating receipt of $5 million or more in the current Federal Fiscal Year appropriated funding (Part II only).

Financial Assistance Templates

Referral Memorandum to Ombudsman (Grants)