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Earth System Science and Modeling Research for Coastal Inundation 2023 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 (CPO) Earth System Science and Modeling Research for Coastal Inundation)

Announcement Type: Initial

Notice of Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2023-2007559

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

NOFO at a Glance

Climate variability and change present 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), Climate Program Office (CPO), the Earth System Science and Modeling Division (ESSM) programs address these climate challenges by managing competitive research programs that support high-priority science initiatives. These investments support NOAA’s mission of “Science, Service, and Stewardship” and are designed 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. The National Ocean Service (NOS) provides data, tools, and services that support coastal economies and their contribution to the national economy, especially in the area of preparedness and risk reduction. The Climate Program Office is working across OAR and NOS, and in collaboration with the National Weather Service, to develop and support research on the topic of coastal inundation.

Through this announcement, CPO is seeking applications for one individual competition in FY23. This competition solicits projects in response to H.R.3684 – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, NOAA section, Provision 3:“… coastal and inland flood and inundation mapping and forecasting, …” that align with the goals of “A NOAA Capability for Coastal Flooding and Inundation Information and Services at Climate Timescales to Reduce Risk and Improve Resilience” (White Paper)

In FY23, approximately $2.4 million will be available for approximately 5 new awards pending budget appropriations. 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.

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.      

Letters of Intent

Letters of intent (LOIs) should be received by email by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 27, 2023.

Full Applications

Full applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, March 17, 2023.

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.

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.

Federal employees who wish to engage in this Announcement of Opportunity must collaborate with nonFederal lead Principal Investigators. Please see the budget information regarding Federal Investigator collaborations in the NOFO. All proposals must be submitted by non-federal institutions or other organizations through following the instructions in the NOFO. No applications will be accepted via email.

Letters of Intent should be received by Competition Manager by 5 p.m. Eastern Time, January 27, 2023.

Full applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, March 17, 2023.

Application packages:

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

Notice of 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.

Diane BrownCPO Grants Manager   

For competition specific information, please contact the competition manager.

List of Competitions

NOAA is accepting individual applications for 1 competition.

Program Manager(s):

In FY23, CVP and MAPP are interested in understanding, diagnosing and modeling of key processes for improving the simulation of subseasonal to annual drivers/contributions to mean and extreme total water levels in coupled ocean, weather, and climate models. This timescale bridges the weather and climate continuum and is an expanding area of research interests in support of NOAA extended-range to seasonal operational systems. Additionally, improving key processes associated with drivers/contributions to mean and extreme total water levels and provide benefits for information on timescales of weather through climate change.

This competition solicits projects “to improve the understanding and modeling of coupled—ocean, climate, land, hydrologic, hydrodynamic, wave—drivers/contributions to mean and extreme total water levels”, focused on key processes that are most important to the seasonal to annual time scale. Outcomes from these projects will be used for guidance informing the development of future versions of coastal inundation observations and prediction/projection systems on a national level.

CVP/MAPP FY23 Funding Opportunity Informational Webinar: Earth System Science and Modeling Research for Coastal Inundation

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