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Climate Program Office FY 2019 Announcement

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

Funding Opportunity Title: Climate Program Office FY 2019

Announcement Type: Initial

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

Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2019-2005530

CPO supports competitive research through three major program areas: Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM);  Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI) and Communication, Education and Engagement (CEE). Through this Announcement, CPO is seeking applications for 10 individual competitions in FY 2019. Prior to submitting applications, investigators are highly encouraged to learn more about CPO and its Programs, as well as specific program priorities for FY 2019.

This information, along with important deadlines, the names and contact information of relevant competition managers, is provided in information sheets found below, in the FFO at a Glance section.

In FY 2019, approximately $11.25 million will be available for approximately 90 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 exceptions for larger awards. Federal funding for FY 2020 may be used to fund some awards submitted under this Federal 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.

General Information

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 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.

FFO at a Glance



Letters of Intent

Letters of intent (LOIs) for all competitions should be received by email by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, September 10, 2018.

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 for all competitions must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, November 20, 2018.

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

Applications must be submitted via For applications submitted through, the basis for determining timeliness is the receipt notice issued by, which includes the date and time received.

For 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.


Competition 1: AC4 – Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate: Long Term Trends in Observations of Atmospheric Composition
Information Sheet (pdf)

Number: 2716640
Manager: Monika Kopacz |  

AC4 seeks proposals that aim to explain various trends, patterns and extremes detectable in the existing long – term observational records. Features that could be explored include, but are not limited to: factors influencing gradient of the long- term trends patterns, anomalies and extremes in long- term trends, intra- and interannual variability and change, changes in amplitude of seasonal cycle, local or regional changes in the long- term trends.

Competition 2: CVP – Decadal Climate Variability and Predictability
Information Sheet (pdf)

Number: 2741049
Manager: Sandy Lucas |  

CVP is interested in data analysis and/or coupled-modeling studies focused on the state and process-level understanding of the ocean and atmosphere on the interannual to multi-decadal timescales in the following two priority areas: a) Investigation of mechanisms that govern variability of the coupled climate system and its predictability on the interannual to multi-decadal timescales within long-term observation data and/or modeling data (such as, CMIP6), with a focus on either the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean region; and b) Investigation of the relationship between the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and global and regional sea level (historical, current, and/or future), with a focus on understanding coastal impacts and sea level extremes in the United States, for the improved understanding of the ocean-climate system

Competition 3: CVP – Observing and Understanding Upper – Ocean Processes and Shallow Convection in the Tropical Atlantic Ocean
Information Sheet (pdf)

Number: 2741052
Manager: Sandy Lucas |  

The CPV program is seeking studies focused on observing, understanding, and/or process modeling of air-sea interactions in the Northwest Tropical Atlantic as part of the Atlantic Tradewind Ocean-Atmosphere Mesoscale Interaction Campaign (ATOMIC, US-lead research) and the EUREC4A Ocean-Atmosphere component (EUREC4A-OA, European-lead research) field campaigns. The key purpose of ATOMIC/EUREC4A-OA is to examine air-sea interactions which include, but are not limited to, upper ocean processes, ocean boundary layers, mesoscale ocean eddies, ocean interactions with the atmosphere, as well as lower atmospheric boundary layer processes and their influence on the ocean.

Competition 4: CVP – Climate Process Teams – Translating Ocean and/or Atmospheric Process Understanding to Improve Climate Models
Information Sheet (pdf)

Number: 2741055
Manager: Sandy Lucas |  

CPV is looking for Climate Process Team (CPT) proposals with a traditional focus on model diagnostics and process representation improvements to ocean and/or atmospheric models. Please see the information sheet for a description of candidate processes. Project teams must include collaborations with one of the NOAA global coupled modeling centers.

Competition 5: MAPP – Climate Process Teams – Translating Land Process Understanding to Improve Climate Models
Information Sheet (pdf)

Number: 2741057
Manager: Annarita Mariotti |  

MAPP seeks proposals for Climate Process Teams (CPTs) focusing on accelerating the realism in the modeling of land processes as part of the Earth’s climate system. Please see the information sheet for a description of candidate processes. Project teams must include collaborations with one of the NOAA global coupled modeling centers.

Competition 6: MAPP – 21st Century Integrated U.S. Climate Predictions and Projections
Information Sheet (pdf)

Number: 2741062
Manager: Daniel Barrie |  

In FY 2019, the MAPP Program is soliciting research proposals that build on Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) results for improved depictions of 21st century climate over the United States. Proposals can focus on one or more of the following priority areas: a) Develop integrated predictions/projections of long-term climate changes affecting the United States within the global context at national or large regional scale, and/or for specific applications; b) Develop integrated process-level understanding of predicted/projected climate changes (as in priority area “a”) for the purpose of characterizing associated confidence and uncertainties; and c) Develop indicators of predicted/projected 21st century U.S. climate changes in support of National Climate Assessment activities under the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

Competition 7: SARP – Coping with Drought in Support of the National Integrated Drought Information System
Information Sheet (pdf)

Number: 2741065
Manager: Nancy Beller-Simms |  

SARP funds NIDIS projects through the Coping with Drought Initiative. NIDIS provides dynamic and easily accessible drought information for the nation through drought research focusing on risk assessment, forecasting, management, and development of decision support resources. For FY19, SARP Coping with Drought in Support of NIDIS is focusing on projects within the NIDIS Regional Drought Early Warning (DEWS) regions. Individual topics that could be addressed include: Business and Decision Calendars, Water Markets, and Drought Triggers and Indicators.

Competition 8: COCA/SARP – Assessing and Communicating Economic Impacts and Risks Associated with Water Resource Management Challenges Along the Coast (joint competition)
Information Sheet (pdf)

Number: 2741078
Manager: Nancy Beller-Simms | / Adrienne Antoine |  

The research goals of this solicitation are designed to ensure connection with ongoing planning and preparation, stimulate service development activities to help society reduce the impacts of extreme events, and adapt to a changing climate in ways that support economic growth. Inspired by work resulting from SARP and COCA projects, this competition focuses on the need to collaboratively identify and specify the economic impacts of extreme weather and climate related events in specific locations. This will inform the planning and response necessary to support the resilience of the nation’s coastal communities and resources valuable to the blue economy. For FY19, COCA and SARP are interested in proposals with multidisciplinary user-driven research projects to work with a US coastal community(s) grappling with and assessing the risks to water resources management associated with high tide flooding, extreme precipitation events, and/or sea level rise. Each research project requires engagement with relevant managers, water utilities, and/or community and state planners, etc. to incorporate the best weather and climate science into infrastructure planning and actions in order to inform adaptation strategies.

COCA | SARP Website

Competition 9: COCA – Sustainable Fisheries in a Changing Climate
Information Sheet (pdf)

Number: 2741085
Manager: Adrienne Antoine |  

Fishing communities vary in size and composition, from smaller towns to larger ports, and rely on sustainable working waterfronts for processing, sale, and transport of goods and services. While there is an increased need for improved observation, modeling and foundational science to understand short and longer term change; there is also a need to understand the key socio-economic challenges affecting fishing communities as well as mechanisms to effectively communicate this information for adaptation planning and management. For FY19, COCA, in partnership with the NMFS Office of Science and Technology, is soliciting proposals for interdisciplinary research projects that help build the capacity of fishing communities along the U.S. northeast coast (from Cape Hatteras, NC through Maine) to assess socio-economic risks and impacts of climate-driven changes in marine ecosystems to inform adaptation planning and management decisions. Projects should include social science methodologies and participatory activities with managers, fishermen, fisheries management councils, and other relevant stakeholders and decision makers to ensure co-production of research and results.

Competition 10: CEE – Building U.S. Communities’ and Businesses’ Resilience to Extreme Events
Information Sheet (pdf)

Number: 2741093
Manager: David Herring |  

CEE Seeks to establish new cooperative agreements for the evolution and/or integration of open-source / open-access tools, data products, information resources, methodologies, and expertise focused on helping U.S. local governments, communities, and businesses (“stakeholders”) adapt / build resilience to climate-related impacts and extreme events. The point of this cooperative agreement isn’t to conceive and create new innovations; rather, it is to integrate existing tools, resources, and/or methodologies that are successful, and that are readily scalable and/or interoperable, to produce new wholes that are greater than the sum of (currently) disparate and disconnected parts. In alignment with the goals and objectives of the CRT, this new Cooperative Agreements Notice (CAN) title is “Building U.S. Communities’ and Businesses’ Resilience to Extreme Events.”


Federal lead investigators who wish to apply to this Announcement of Opportunity must prepare a proposal according to the FFO guidelines and submit the proposal to the program manager directly, instead of to Federal co-investigators must submit a proposal identical to the proposal lead’s but with personalized budget information.

Letters of Intent for Federal investigators should be received by the Competition Manager by 5 p.m. Eastern Time, September 10, 2018 for all competitions.

Full applications for all Competitions must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, November 20, 2018.


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

Federal Funding Opportunity Number:

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.

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