NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program is announcing five new five-year awards totaling $19 million to research institutions from Honolulu to New York City to improve the ability of those seeking to prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change.
The Climate Program Office (CPO), a part of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), has awarded 53 new projects conducted by NOAA laboratories and operational centers, universities, and other agency and research partners valued at more than $48 million over the 1-5 year duration of the projects.
CPO’s Programs are seeking applications for 10 individual competitions in FY 2016. We estimate that $14 million will be available through this Announcement in FY 2016 for approximately 100 new awards pending budget appropriations. It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $50,000 and $300,000 per year, with some exceptions for larger awards. Visit cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects.aspx for more detailed information and instructions.
The CPO-sponsored National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) in June 2015 has funded the Drought Risk Management Research Center (DRMRC), at the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The center will focus on research to improve drought monitoring, impacts assessment and risk management in close partnership with NIDIS and its federal, state, tribal and local partners, domestically and internationally. These efforts will advance preparedness for drought events and contribute to mitigation of its impacts.