Letters of Intent for all competitions except for the COM and CVP opportunities below should be entered into the LOI Portal by 5 p.m. Eastern Time, August 10, 2014.
COM - Arctic Research Program for 2015-2020 and CVP - Understanding Arctic Sea Ice Mechanisms and Predictability competitions are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern, Aug. 15, 2014.
NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) is announcing the Federal Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2015. Pending final budget appropriations, CPO expects approximately $15.5 million will be available through the announcement, and anticipates nearly 100 new awards between $50,000 to $200,000 each, with multi-year RISA awards ranging from $600,000 to $700,000 per year.
CPO supports competitive research through four major programs: Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM); Earth System Science (ESS); Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI). Through this Announcement, CPO’s programs are seeking applications for 10 specified competitions in FY 2015.
This year's competitions continue critical ongoing activities in climate science and services, such as providing leadership on decision support research and assessments, as well as modeling and atmospheric composition. In FY15, CPO is also offering two separate competitions focused on the Arctic, which marks a new emphasis on collaboration between scientific disciplines.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.
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