The CAP/RISA Program is soliciting applications for a maximum of one new team in the regions covering the Upper Northeast (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, western Massachusetts, and upstate New York) and Southeast (Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida) United States.
Proposals can request up to $1,100,000/year for core CAP work, for a total of $5,500,000 over five years. A minimum of $200,000 within the total budget must directly fund community-based organizations or local governments serving under-resourced frontline communities.
The CAP program supports sustained, collaborative relationships that help communities build lasting and equitable climate resilience. Funded by 5-year cooperative agreements with NOAA, the work is accomplished by teams of research institutions, nonprofit organizations, and state/local/Tribal governments in multi-state regions. CAP teams engage in a variety of applied and co-developed research and partnerships with communities. A central tenet of the CAP program is that learning about climate adaptation and resilience is facilitated by and sustained across a wide range of experts, practitioners, and the public. Learning about and doing adaptation happens within social contexts. As such, the CAP program supports networks of people working together to plan for and adjust to change using science and local knowledge.