The Joint Hydrographic Center was funded by annual cooperative agreements from July 1999 until 31 December 2005. At that time, a five-year cooperative agreement was awarded with an ending date of 31 December 2010.
In January 2010, a Federal Funding Opportunity was announced for the continuation of a Joint Hydrographic Center beyond 2010. After a national competition, the University of New Hampshire was selected as the recipient of a five-year award, funding the Center for the period of 1 July 2010 until December 2015.
NOAA Ref. No: NA10NOS4000073