I know a lot of folks out there are wondering about the timeline for selecting the 2012 projects for the SALCC. It took a little while for it to be fully reviewed by the various committees but it’s now ready for release.

New this year is the SALCC science assessment. Please take some time to look it over and provide comments if you have a chance. This year some of the deadlines are a little tight (although better than last year). Depending on deadlines for obligating funds (which of course are still a mystery) some of the dates might need to be tweaked. Thanks again for all your patience as your cooperative works toward more consistent dates and processes for these kinds of things.

3/8: SALCC science assessment complete

3/8 – 3/27: Assessment review (partnership committee, consulting team, surrounding LCCs)

4/3 – 4/14: Revised assessment review (web community)

Mid-April: Science gap ranking (partnership committee and additional folks if recommended

by consulting team)

Mid/late April: Draft RFP and ranked gaps to steering committee

Mid/late April: Draft RFP and ranked gaps to surrounding LCCs (opportunities for partnering on

process)

5/2: RFP released

5/23: 1 page statements of interest due

5/23 – 6/6: Statement of interest review (partnership committee and additional subject
experts recommended by consulting team and steering committee)

6/6: Invitation for full proposals

6/20: Full proposals due

6/20 – 7/4: Full proposal review (partnership committee and additional
subject experts recommended by consulting team and steering committee)

7/5: Project recommendations to Steering committee

7/5: Final check in with surrounding LCCs

7/19: Final decision on projects