Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity Executive Summary
Federal Agency Name(s): Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
Funding Opportunity Title: Climate and Societal Interactions
Announcement Type: Initial
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.431, Climate and Atmospheric Research
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2018-2005445
Applications received after these dates and times will not be considered for funding.
- Letter of Intent: (LOIs) for all three competitions should be received electronically by 5:00 p.m. ET on January 5, 2018.
- Full Applications: Full applications for the RISA competition must be received by 5:00pm on March 5, 2018. Full applications for COCA/RISA and IRAP competitions must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on March 16, 2018.
Applications must be submitted via http://www.grants.gov. For applications submitted through grants.gov, the basis for determining timeliness is the receipt notice issued by http://www.grants.gov, which includes the date and time received.
Emailed or faxed copies of applications will not be accepted.
The mission of the NOAA Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI) research portfolio is to inform improvements in planning and preparedness in diverse socio-economic regions and sectors throughout the U.S. and abroad via the integration of knowledge and information about extreme weather and climate. Our research advances the nation’s understanding of climate-related risks and vulnerabilities across sectors and regions - within and beyond our borders - and the development of tools to foster more informed decision making. These efforts support NOAA's vision to create and sustain enhanced resilience in ecosystems, communities, and economies. The overall objectives of the CSI portfolio are the following:
- Support innovative, applicable, and transferable approaches for decision making, especially for risk characterization in the context of a variable and changing climate;
- Establishment of a network of regionally scoped, long-term efforts to inform climate risk management and decision making.
- Promotion of the transfer of climate knowledge, tools, products, and services within NOAA, across the federal government, nationally, and internationally.
RISA: Proposals are being solicited for a RISA award in the South Central region of the United States. We estimate that $1.8-$2.6 million will be available up to a maximum of four years for a RISA award, pending budget appropriations. Depending on program budget and funding availability, a RISA award may be made for a 3 year time period. It is anticipated that this award will be at a funding level of $450,000-$500,000 per year for core RISA work and up to $150,000 per year for accompanying sustained assessment specialist components.
COCA & RISA Pilot Partnership on Coastal Climate Extension Specialist: It is anticipated that $800,000 will be available in FY18, depending on budget appropriation. Proposals are being solicited for 1 - 2 Specialist(s) in up to two of the identified RISA Regions (Mid-Atlantic and South Central). COCA is supporting projects up to $200,000 a year for up to 2-years, depending on the availability of funding.
IRAP: Decision Support Research on Climate-Sensitive Health Risks proposals are being solicited for two different foci. Focus area 1: We estimate that awards for transboundary work involving RISA teams will be up to $350,000 per year, for a period of 1-2 years, for a total amount of $1.2 million, pending budget appropriations. Focus area 2: We estimate that funding for the development of integrated global maps, tools and information will be on the order of $300,000 per year for a period of 1-2 years, pending the availability of funds. Only 1-2 awards are anticipated for this second foci.
CPO manages competitive research programs through which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance the understanding of Earth’s climate system and to foster the application for of this knowledge to enable effective decisions. CPO supports research that is conducted across the United States and internationally. CPO also provides strategic guidance for the agency’s climate science and services programs and supports NOAA’s contributions to the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and its National Climate Assessment and similar international endeavors.
NOAA is accepting individual applications for 3 competitions
Grant Competition Sheet