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NIDIS Coping with Drought: Building Tribal Drought Resilience with Support from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

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Federal Agency Name: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
Notice of Funding Opportunity Title: Climate Program Office FY24 NIDIS Tribal Drought Resilience with Inflation Reduction Act Support
Announcement Type: Innitial
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.431, Climate and Atmospheric Research

NOFO at a Glance

Through this announcement, CPO is seeking applications for one competition in FY24. This competition will be focused on addressing current and future drought risk on tribal lands across the West to support decision making and build tribal drought resilience in a changing climate. This funding opportunity was made available through funds appropriated to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) by the Inflation Reduction Act.

In FY24, it is expected that approximately $2.0 million will be available for approximately 3-5 new awards of up to $700,000.

CPO’s programs manage a competitive process through a Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement to make awards supporting high-quality research and technical assistance 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’s Integrated Information Systems work collaboratively with decision makers to build societal understanding of climate risks, develop science-based solutions, and improve capacity, communication, and decision-making to reduce impacts to human health, critical infrastructure, security, and the economy.

Letters of Intent:

Letters of intent (LOIs) for the competition should be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday November 2, 2023. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) prior to developing and submitting a full proposal using the FY24 CWD Tribal submission form. Investigators unable to submit via the form should email their LOI to If you email your LOI, you will receive confirmation of receipt; if you do not, please follow-up before the deadline.

Full Applications:

Full applications for the competition must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on Thursday February 15, 2024.  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.

Applications received after this time will not be considered for funding. Emailed or faxed copies of applications will not be accepted.

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.

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 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday November 2, 2023.

Full applications for all Competitions must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday February 15, 2024.

Application Packages:
Directly view and apply for this opportunity at

Federal Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2024-2008188

Applicants without Internet access:
Send applications 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.

For general NOFO questions contact Diane Brown, CPO Grants Manager For competition specific information, please contact the competition manager, as listed in the Information Sheet for that competition.

List Of Competitions

NOAA is accepting individual applications for 1 competition.

Program Manager(s):

This Notice of Funding Opportunity will support the implementation of activities that address current and future drought risk on tribal lands across the West in the context of a changing climate. These activities could include, but are not limited to: conducting drought vulnerability assessments, developing drought plans and communication plans, identifying primary drought impacts, optimal drought indicators and/or triggers and improving drought monitoring; developing drought dashboards with relevant drought tools and information and demonstrating the application of drought data and information to enhance decision-making.

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