Extreme Heat Risk Initiative FY2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity
Federal Agency Name(s): Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
Notice of Funding Opportunity Title: Climate Program Office (CPO) Extreme Heat Risk Initiative Competition, FY2021
Announcement Type: Initial
Notice of Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2021-2006738
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.431, Climate and Atmospheric Research
Extreme heat in urban areas presents society with significant economic, health, safety, and security challenges. As part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate portfolio within the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the Climate Program Office (CPO) addresses this and other climate challenges by managing competitive research programs through which high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity building activities are funded to advance our understanding of the Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application and use of this knowledge to improve the resilience of our Nation and its partners.
Through this announcement, CPO is seeking applications for a single competition in FY21. This competition supports a high-priority climate risk area that CPO is organizing some of its activities around to improve science understanding and/or capabilities that result in user-driven outcomes. This risk area, focused on extreme heat, is one of four initial risk areas; the others are coastal inundation, marine ecosystems, and water resources. More information about CPO’s Climate Risk Areas Initiative can be found at NOAA’s Climate Program Office launches Climate Risk Areas Initiative.
NOAA, OAR, and CPO encourage applicants and awardees to support the principles of diversity and inclusion when writing their proposals and performing their work. Diversity is defined as a collection of individual attributes that together help organizations achieve objectives. Inclusion is defined as a culture that connects each employee to the organization. Promoting diversity and inclusion improves creativity, productivity, and the vitality of the climate research community in which CPO engages.
CPO supports competitive research primarily through three major program areas: Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM); Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI); and Communication, Education and Engagement (CEE). CPO is also piloting a strategic effort to enhance its investments and improve our Nation’s resilience with user-driven solutions,recently announcing a new integrative and interdisciplinary series of initiatives that will apply core capabilities, and align investments with partners in a set of four climate-related risk areas that are of importance to society: extreme heat, coastal inundation, marine ecosystems, and water resources. This competition focuses on the extreme heat climate risk area. Prior to submitting applications, investigators are highly encouraged to learn more about CPO and its programs. In addition, interactions, partnerships, or collaborations with NOAA Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes are encouraged.
This information, along with the name and contact information for the Competition Manager, is provided below.
Open to view competition details, information sheets, and contact information.