Regional Integrated Science and Assessments (RISA) FY2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity

Federal Agency Name(s): Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce

Notice of Funding Opportunity Title: Climate Program Office FY2022

Announcement Type: Initial

Notice of Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2022-2007019

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.431, Climate and Atmospheric Research

Notice of Funding Opportunity (pdf)
Information Sheet (pdf)
FAQ

The RISA program builds relationships that help local decision makers and researchers collaborate on adapting to climate change. Through regionally-focused and interdisciplinary research and engagement teams, RISA expands the Nation's capacity to adapt and become resilient to extreme weather events and climate change. RISA teams accomplish this through applied and co-developed research and partnerships with communities. A central tenet of the RISA program is that learning about climate adaptation and resilience is facilitated by and sustained across a wide range of experts, practitioners, and the public. As such, the RISA program supports a network of people, prioritizing wide participation in learning by doing, learning through adapting, and managing risk with uncertain information. 

The RISA program is holding four competitions (competition 4 in partnership with the Adaptation Science Program [AdSci]) under this Federal Funding Opportunity: 

  1. RISA teams for the following regions currently covered by the RISA program: West & Southwest; 
  2. RISA teams for the following regions new to the RISA program: U.S. Caribbean and Central Midwest; 
  3. Collaborative Planning Activities in the Upper Northeast and Appalachia; 
  4. Research on Complex Fiscal Pathways for Climate Adaptation in Rural Areas Across the U.S.

This information, along with the names and contact information for each Competition Manager, is provided in the information sheets below.

In FY22, approximately $5.86 million will be available for approximately 16 new awards pending budget appropriations. It is anticipated that awards in competitions 1-2 will be funded at $1,000,000 per year for a total of $5,000,000 over five years plus an additional $180,000 small-grants component for some awards. It is anticipated that competition 3 awards will be funded at $100,000 and competition 4 awards at $150,000. Federal funding for FY 2023 may be used to fund awards submitted under this Notice of Funding Opportunity. Current or previous grantees are eligible to apply for a new award that builds on, but does not replicate, activities covered in existing or previous awards. Current grantees should not apply for supplementary funding through this announcement.

NOAA is accepting individual applications for 4 competitions.

NOFO at a Glance

 

Links to Full NOFO and Grants.gov Listing

Important Dates/Deadlines

Letters of Intent

Letters of intent (LOIs) should be received by email by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 19, 2021.

A response to the LOI from the Competition Manager (e-mail or letter) will be sent to the investigator within four weeks after the LOI’s due date encouraging or discouraging a full application based on its relevance to the targeted competition.

Full Applications

Full applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, January 11, 2022.

Applications received after these dates and times will not be considered for funding.

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.

Applicants without internet access

Please contact the CPO Grants Manager Diane Brown by mail at NOAA Climate Program Office (R/CP1), SSMC3, Room 12734, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 to obtain an application package. Please allow two weeks after receipt for a response. Hard copy submissions will be date and time stamped when they are received in the Climate Program Office.

Emailed or faxed copies of applications will not be accepted.

For Federal Investigators

Federal lead investigators who wish to apply to this Announcement of Opportunity must prepare a proposal according to the NOFO guidelines and submit the proposal to the program manager directly, instead of to http://www.grants.gov. Federal co-investigators must submit a proposal identical to the proposal lead's but with personalized budget information.

Letters of Intent should be received by Competition Manager by 5 p.m. Eastern Time, October 19, 2021.

Full applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, January 11, 2022.

Where to Submit

Application packages:

Visit Grants.gov and click on Apply for Grants. You may also directly view the Grants.gov listing here.

Notice of Funding Opportunity Number:

NOAA-OAR-CPO-2022-2007019

Applicants without Internet access:

Please send mail to:
Diane Brown
CPO Grants Manager
NOAA Climate Program Office (R/CP1), SSMC3, Room 12734
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Please allow two weeks after receipt for a response.

General Grants Questions

Diane Brown, CPO Grants Manager   

List of Competitions

Open to view competition details, information sheets, and contact information.

Competition 1: RISA teams for the following regions currently covered by the RISA program: West & Southwest

Competition Number: 3001614

Manager(s):
Ariela Zycherman, Chelsea Combest-Friedman, & Sean Bath

For FY22, for Competitions 1 and 2, the RISA program is soliciting applications to support up to one full RISA team to conduct research and engagement in each of the regions mentioned below. In Competition 1, the program is accepting applications for regions currently covered by the RISA Network—West and Southwest.


Competition 2: RISA teams for the following regions new to the RISA program: U.S. Caribbean and Central Midwest

Competition Number: 3001615

Manager(s):
Sean Bath & Caitlin Simpson

For FY22, for Competitions 1 and 2, the RISA program is soliciting applications to support up to one full RISA team to conduct research and engagement in each of the regions mentioned below. In competition 2, the program is accepting applications for regions new to the RISA network—U.S. Caribbean and Central Midwest.


Competition 3: Collaborative Planning Activities in the Upper Northeast and Appalachia

Competition Number: 3001622

Manager(s):
Caitlin Simpson, Sean Bath, & Chelsea Combest-Friedman
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For FY22, the RISA program is accepting applications to conduct multi-collaborator workshops or other innovative planning activities to identify and examine issues of regional importance within the Upper Northeast and Appalachia, related to social and economic dimensions of climate variability and change.


Competition 4: Research on Complex Fiscal Pathways for Climate Adaptation in Rural Areas Across the U.S.

Competition Number: 3001624

Manager(s):
Ariela Zycherman & Lisa Vaughan

For FY22, RISA and the AdSci program are jointly soliciting proposals for research projects exploring fiscal pathways for climate adaptation in rural areas across the U.S. The goal of the collaboration is to support innovative social science research that can support successful adaptation across the nation.


General Information

CPO’s grant programs manage a competitive process through a NOFO announcement to make awards supporting high-quality research conducted across the United States and internationally on the most urgent climate science questions. While each program area has its own focus, together they advance understanding of Earth’s climate system through interdisciplinary, integrated scientific research, and leverage the resulting knowledge, data, and systems to enhance society’s ability to plan and respond to climate variability and climate change. Toward this end, CPO also supports partnerships that build end-to-end pipelines of information (e.g., integrated information systems) flowing from scientists to decision-makers.

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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.

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