Cooperative Support Branch

Branch Chief: William Kinser
Deputy Branch Chief: Eddie Whitehurst

CSB Staff

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide dedicated support tailored to meet the award and administration needs of the cooperative agreements within the portfolio of large facilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Cooperative Support Branch (CSB) is responsible for negotiation, award, administration, monitoring and oversight of complex cooperative agreements for Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), major research facilities and other large facilities in various stages in the facilities lifecycle.

SUPPORTED RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE

NSF is a primary supporter of forefront instrumentation, facilities and infrastructure for the academic research and education communities across all areas of science and engineering. NSF major research infrastructure investments provide state-of-the-art equipment and multi-user research facilities, such as distributed instrumentation networks, arrays, accelerators, telescopes, research vessels, aircraft, and earthquake simulators for research and education.

RESOURCES

NOTICES

  • OMB Announces Change in Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisitions Threshold
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that the micro-purchase threshold has been raised to $10,000 and the threshold for simplified acquisitions to $250,000. OMB issued this change on June 20, 2018 and the Uniform Guidance will be revised to conform with the law. OMB Memorandum M-18-18 provides background and information on implementation of the micro-purchase and simplified acquisitions thresholds.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF NSF COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

NSF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

A drawing of a world map in the shape of a globe. All the National Science Foundation major facilities and infrastructures are encircling the globe with a line connecting the name of each facility or infrastructure with its location on the globe. There are 47 locations listed and include the Ground-Based Astronomy and Physics facilities, the National Center for Atmospheric Research facilities, the Academic Research Fleet, the International Ocean Discovery Program, National Ecological Observatory Network, the National Deep Submergence facility, the Large Hadron Collider, the Ocean Observatories Initiative, the National Geophysical Observatory for Geoscience facilities, and the U.S. Antarctic Program.