National Aeronautics and

Space Administration

Washington, DC 20546

Grant Information

GIC 14-02

December 16, 2014



PURPOSE:   The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Grant and Cooperative Agreement Manual (GCAM) provides internal policy guidance to NASA Technical Officers and Grant Officers to implement government-wide and NASA specific regulations for awarding and administering grants and cooperative agreements with educational and non-profit organizations; State, local, and Indian tribal governments; and for-profit entities where there is no reuired cost-sharing. The government-wide regulations are set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 2 CFR 200 and are supplemented by NASA specific regulations provided in 2 CFR Part 1800.

GUIDANCE:   The GCAM provides policy for the entire grant cycle, from the selection of the correct funding mechanism to closeout and audit of the awards.

APPLICABILITY:     2 CFR Parts 200 and 1800 supersede 14 CFR Parts 1260 and 1273 for all new grant and cooperative agreement awards, except those cooperative agreements with commercial firms subject to 14 CFR 1274, awarded after December 26, 2014. 2 CFR Parts 200 and 1800 also apply to cooperative agreements with commercial firms when cost sharing is not required. For existing grants and applicable cooperative agreements, the new guidance would apply to funding increments made after December 26, 2014.  

EFFECTIVE DATE:  This GIC is effective as dated and shall remain in effect until canceled or superseded. However, the GCAM is effective December 26, 2014.

HEADQUARTERS CONTACT:  Barbara Orlando, Contract and Grants Policy Division, 202-358-3911, email:


William McNally

Assistant Administrator for Procurement