Funding Opportunities

Source FY16 USWRP Competitive Announcement for Air Quality Research and Forecasting
Award ceiling $150,000
Deadline(s) Original Closing Date for Applications: Jan 29, 2016
Link to details NOAA-OAR-OWAQ-2016-2004717
Remarks

An external call for three-year proposals in support of NOAA's air quality forecasting research has been released. The Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity and the associated application package can be downloaded from grants.gov (search for the AFFO number "NOAA-OAR-OWAQ-2016-2004717" in the search box at the top of the page).
This competition is open to internal NOAA and external applicants. Letters of Intent are due by Nov. 27th, and final proposals are due Jan. 29, 2016. Download the FFO for details and instructions. If you have questions or problems you may contact:
Richard Fulton
Meteorologist, PMP
Testbed and Air Quality Portfolio Manager
Office of Weather and Air Quality R/WA
NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
1315 East-West Highway, Rm. 10318, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(301)734-1289
(301)713-1459 (fax)
Richard.Fulton@noaa.gov

Source NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
Award ceiling Applicants may propose projects that include a Federal funding amount between $30,000 and $80,000; the average Federal funding amount for successful projects will be approximately $50,000.
Applicants must provide a 1:1 match of non-Federal funds or must submit a request to NOAA to waive the matching requirement if the applicant can demonstrate:
1) no reasonable means are available through which an applicant can meet the matching requirement
2) the probable benefit of the project outweighs the public interest in such matching requirement
Deadline(s) Applications must be submitted via www.grants.gov by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 6, 2016. If submitted via mail, applications must include an official postmark or a delivery service that provides a tracking number and receipt, documenting that the application was mailed prior to the January 6, 2016 deadline. Private metered postmarks are not acceptable. In any event, mailed applications received more than 10 business days following the closing date will not be accepted.
Link to details The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program announces the Domestic (United States) Coral Reef Conservation Grants competition for Fiscal Year 2016. Who: This competitive program provides funding to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and local and Indian tribal government agencies to support coral reef conservation projects in the United States, as authorized under the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C. §§ 6401-6409). Where: These awards are intended to support coral reef conservation projects in shallow water coral reef ecosystems, including reefs at mesophotic depths, in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and coral-dominated banks in U.S. portions of the Gulf of Mexico. Projects may be proposed in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the U.S. Pacific Remote Islands, but these locations are not considered geographic priorities under this announcement. Program Priorities: 1) Fishing Impacts; 2) Land-Based Sources of Pollution; 3) Climate Change; and 4) Local and Emerging Management Issues (coral disease, invasive species, ornamental trade, and endangered species). These categories are described in more detail in the full Federal Funding Opportunity announcement. All proposed work should be consistent with the Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) National Goals and Objectives 2010-2015 (http://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/strategy/currentgoals/resources/3threats_go.pdf; still current) and/or the relevant Jurisdictional Coral Reef Management Priorities ( http://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/strategy/reprioritization/managementpriorities) developed for each of the seven states and territories.Applicants should apply through www.grants.gov; however, applicants unable to use www.grants.gov may mail a complete application package including the required Federal forms, which must be signed by hand and dated. All applications should follow the specific application requirements described in the full Federal funding opportunity announcement.
Remarks

Interested applicants may obtain the full Federal Funding Opportunity announcement by visiting www.grants.gov, clicking on the “Search Grants, tab” and searching by funding opportunity number (NOAA-NOS-OCM-2016-2004574) or by CFDA number (11.482). If you need further information, please contact: Liz Fairey

Source The Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Trust Fund
Award ceiling  
Deadline(s)

Pre-proposals: October 22, 2015

Webinar "Introduction to NMSF's Hollings Grants": October 7, 2015 3pm-4pm EDT

Link to details NMSF Announces 2015 Hollings Grants
Remarks

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is pleased to offer an opportunity for your organization to apply for a Hollings Grant through the Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Trust Fund. Pre-proposals are due October 22, 2015.

Hollings Grants are one way NMSF seeks to amplify the resources of National Marine Sanctuaries, by providing funding that supports partnerships with the 14 sites in America’s National Marine Sanctuary System, linking the public to sanctuaries through public engagement activities focused on ocean and Great Lakes conservation.

In managing a grant program focused on building partnerships, NMSF is pleased to work with partners at NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries, NOAA Fisheries, and President Obama’s Every Kid in a Park initiative, to offer a wide range of opportunities in outreach and education through the Hollings Grants.

As a grantor using National Marine Sanctuaries to increase ocean and Great Lakes conservation awareness, NMSF looks forward to learning more about your project. NMSF is interested in exploring how your organization can leverage National Marine Sanctuary and other NOAA resources to foster a better understanding of ocean and Great Lakes issues that leads to increased stewardship of natural and cultural marine resources.

Source Department of Commerce
Award ceiling $300,000
Deadline(s)

Creation Date: Sep 25, 2015

Original Closing Date for Applications: Jan 8, 2016

Link to details Please check the Grants.gov website ( http://www.grants.gov/ ) for complete information. You may also check the NCCOS/CSCOR Funding Opportunities webpage at http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/funding/
Remarks

The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)/Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR) is soliciting proposals under the Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise (EESLR) Program to evaluate and quantify the ability of coastal natural and nature-based features to mitigate the effects of sea level rise (SLR) and inundation (storm surge, nuisance flooding, and/or wave run-up) effects on coastal ecosystems and communities through integrated field research and advancement of dynamic modeling tools. The overall goal of EESLR is to facilitate informed adaptation planning and coastal management decisions through a multidisciplinary research program that results in integrated models and tools of dynamic physical and biological processes capable of evaluating vulnerability and resilience under multiple SLR, inundation, and coastal management scenarios. The geographic scope of this particular EESLR funding announcement is limited to coastal regions of (1) southern California, defined as San Louis Obispo County south to the US/Mexico border, and (2) the Gulf of Mexico. Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2016 Federal appropriations. It is anticipated that up to $800,000 may be available in Fiscal Year 2016 for the first year of research. Approximately 2 to 4 proposals, for approximately 3-4 years in duration, are expected to be funded at a level not to exceed $300,000 per year per proposal. In addition to this annual funding limit, any proposals submitted with total budgets (across all years) that are greater than $1,200,000 will not be considered for funding. Electronic Access: Background information about NOAA’s Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program can be found at http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/research/climate/sea_level_rise. Proposals should be submitted through Grants.gov, http://www.grants.gov.

Source Gulf Research Program
Award ceiling

Anticipated Project Duration: 24 months

Estimated Number of Awards: 10 to 14 awards

Anticipated Total Amount for this Funding Opportunity: $5 million.

Resources made available under this funding opportunity will depend on the quality of the proposals received.

The Gulf Research Program reserves the right to select for negotiation all, some, one, or none of the proposals received in response to this solicitation.

Deadline(s)

Letter of Intent

May 4, 2015: Online Submission of Letter of Intent Opens

June 15, 2015, 5:00pm EDT: Letter of Intent Due

Full Proposal

No later than June 22, 2015: Online Submission of Full Proposal Opens (ONLY to Applicants Who Submitted a Letter of Intent) July 31, 2015, 5:00pm EDT: Full Proposal Due

Link to details Gulf Research Program Data Grants
Remarks

Data Synthesis Grants – Award Year 2015

The Gulf Research Program is pleased to announce its first competition in the area of environmental monitoring. The opportunity seeks to tap the potential of existing observations and monitoring data through integration and synthesis.

Source National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Award ceiling NCCOS anticipates to fund 1 project under this initiative for 1 – 3 years for up to $400$ 450K per year
Deadline(s)

Letters of Intent (LoI) at NCCOS/CSCOR is 11:59 PM Eastern Time April 08, 2015

Implementation Timeline:

Apr 08 Letters of Intent due to NCCOS

Apr 15 CI selected and begin development of Statement of Work

May 01 Statement of Work completed

Link to details Funding Opportunity Title: Assessing the Benefits of Natural (Green) Infrastructure for Shoreline Stabilization: Ecosystem Service Valuation for Decisionmaking in Coastal Communities. To learn more click here
Remarks

Funding Profile and Period of Performance

Starting in FY 2015, NCCOS anticipates to fund 1 project under this initiative for 1 – 3 years for up to $400$ 450K per year. The period of performance and level of funding will be relative to the scope and scale of the project developed by the CI and NCCOS. The project will be implemented by the selected CI.

Source Florida Instittue of Oceanography
Award ceiling $300,000
Deadline(s)

February 2, 2015—RFP release

March 2, 5pm ET—Letters of Intent Due

May 20, 5pm ET—Full proposals due

July 1, 2015—Awards announced

Link to details

FIO-RESTORE Act

View News Release

Remarks

RESTORE Act programs include five components, including the Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program (CERGP) (RESTORE Act Regulations sub-part H section §34.700), to receive 2.5% of Trust Fund principal, to be divided equally among the five Gulf coast state entities (0.5% to Florida, an estimated $4,000,000 from the Transocean settlement). FIO is the Gulf coast state entity responsible for administering the Florida CERGP.

Source NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Award ceiling Stipend: $34,000, plus health insurance, workers compensation, and relocation and travel reimbursement.
Deadline(s) January 23, 2015 - submitted to your Sea Grant Program.
Link to details NOAA Office for Coastal Management national competition site: http://coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/
Remarks

Coastal Management Fellowship Program Coastal Management Fellowship program: The fellowship was established to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students.

Eligibility: These two-year opportunities are available to any student completing a master's, doctoral, or professional degree in natural resource management or environmental-related studies from an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015.

Source Department of Commerce
Award ceiling $36,250
Deadline(s) Closing Date for Applications: Jan 29, 2015
Link to details NOAA-OAR-SG-2015-2004339
Remarks

The Fellowship Program expects to award at least two new PhD Fellowships in 2015 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources. The emphasis will be on the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing marine ecosystems, for assessing the status of fish, invertebrate, and other targeted species stocks and for assessing the status of marine mammals, seabirds, and other protected species. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices. The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics meets NOAA's Healthy Oceans goal of "Marine fisheries, habitats, biodiversity sustained with healthy and productive ecosystems". The expected annual award per Fellow will be $43,500 (federal plus matching funds), of which half ($21,750) is expected to be provided by NOAA Fisheries, and the other half is expected to be provided by Sea Grant federal funds and required associated matching funds.

Source Department of Commerce
Award ceiling $36,250
Deadline(s) Closing Date for Applications: Jan 29, 2015
Link to details NOAA-OAR-SG-2015-2004341
Remarks

The Fellowship Program generally awards two new PhD Fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices. The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Marine Resource Economics meets NOAA's Healthy Oceans goal of "Marine fisheries, habitats, biodiversity sustained with healthy and productive ecosystems". The expected annual award per Fellow will be $43,500 (federal plus matching funds), of which half ($21,750) is expected to be provided by NOAA Fisheries, and the other half is expected to be provided by Sea Grant federal funds and required associated matching funds.

Source Department of Commerce
Award ceiling $56,500
Deadline(s) Closing Date for Applications: Feb 13, 2015
Link to details NOAA-OAR-SG-2016-2004335
Remarks

Eligible applicant is any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 13, 2015, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program, who has an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The graduate degree needs to be awarded through a United States accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories. Applications must come from Sea Grant programs and must be submitted through www.Grants.gov.

Source Florida Sea Grant
Award ceiling See link details.
Deadline(s) Student applications are due to the Florida Sea Grant Program by January 29, 2015 for Marine Resource Economics and Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and February 13, 2015 for Knauss Fellowship.
Link to details

Florida Sea Grant

2015 Gulf and Caribbean Professional Development Program

2015 Guy Harvey Scholarship Award

2015 NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship Program

2015 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Knauss Announcement

2015 NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowships in Marine Resource Economics

2015 NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

Remarks

  • Students should submit applications to the Florida Sea Grant Program and not submit information directly into Grants.Gov
  • Identify your faculty advisor with a complete address and telephone number.
  • You and your faculty advisor must take your application through the Division of Sponsored Programs Office at your institution before submitting to the Florida Sea Grant Office.
  • Source National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
    Award ceiling We anticipate awarding $1.16 million through this solicitation and up to 40% of the funding will be prioritized for eligible projects in the New England Groundfish fishery.
    Deadline(s)

    Pre-Proposal Due Date: December 19th 2014, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time

    Full Proposal Due Date: February 26th 2015, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time

    Link to details nfwf.org
    Remarks

    Successful proposals will develop innovative approaches to:

    Build the capacity of fishing businesses and communities to improve their sustainability and access additional forms of financing (loans and equity).

    Support full utilization of Annual Catch Limits and minimize bycatch of overfished and endangered, threatened, and candidate species.

    Improve the quality, quantity and timeliness of fisheries-dependent data used for science, management and fishermen’s business purposes.

    The Fisheries Innovation Fund was created through a partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with additional support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation.

    Source Office of Weather and Air Quality
    Award ceiling $125,000
    Deadline(s) Closing Date for Applications: Jan 28, 2015
    Link to details NOAA-OAR-OWAQ-2015-2004230
    Remarks

    The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is soliciting LOIs under the United States Weather Research Program (USWRP), as administrated by the Hydrometeorology Testbed (HMT) and Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT). HMT advances hydrometeorological methods, models, observations, and decision support tools and leads the transfer of relevant research and technology advances to NWS operations at local, regional, or national levels. HWT focuses on the transfer of relevant research and technology advances in hazardous weather, severe convection, and related forecast operations. This notice also provides guidelines for the submission of full proposals and describes opportunities and application procedures for research that supports the overall mission of HMT and HWT. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education; other nonprofits; commercial organizations; international organizations; state, local and Indian tribal governments; and federal agencies. This notice calls for researchers to submit proposals to test and evaluate, and modify if necessary, in a (quasi-operational) experimental environment, their own scientific and technological research applications. Proposals aimed at tools and/or applications are encouraged to plan for and use these annual experiments as a testing mechanism during the 2016 calendar year. If a tool/technique is selected for testing, associated projects are expected to visit the testbed to explain the tool/technique, and help facilitate testing. Projects satisfying metrics for success and operational constraints may be selected for operational implementation by the operational center(s) after the completion of the USWRP-funded work. The period of the award is from one to two years.

    Source NPRB
    Award ceiling 2015 request for proposals target funding of $5.9 million
    Deadline(s) December 5, 2014
    Link to details http://www.nprb.org/annual-research-program/request-for-proposals/2015-request-for-proposals
    Remarks

    The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) was created by Congress in 1997 to recommend marine research activities to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Approved research projects are funded through a competitive grant program using a portion of the interest earned from the U.S. Treasury Environmental Improvement and Restoration Fund. These funds must be used to conduct research activities on, or relating to, the fisheries or marine ecosystems in the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean (including any lesser related bodies of water). NPRB strives to avoid the duplication of other research activities and places priority on research designed to address pressing fishery management or marine ecosystem information needs. The long-term vision is to build a clear understanding of the marine ecosystems of Alaska that enables effective management and sustainable use of marine resources.

    Source National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
    Award ceiling We anticipate awarding $1.16 million through this solicitation and up to 40% of the funding will be prioritized for eligible projects in the New England Groundfish fishery.
    Deadline(s) Pre-Proposal Due Date: December 19th 2014, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time Full Proposal Due Date: February 26th 2015, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
    Link to details NFWF RFP 2015
    Remarks

    NFWF Fisheries Innovation Fund Grant Opportunities - Due Date 12/19 The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the fifth round of Fishery Innovation Fund grant opportunities. The goal of the Fund, launched in 2010, is to increase revenue and provide additional access and fishing opportunities for both commercial and recreational fishermen and was created through a partnership between NFWF and NOAA, with additional support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation. The pre-proposal due date is December 19, 2014. The Fund is a grant program designed to foster innovation in the fishing industry in order to sustain fishermen’s livelihoods while rebuilding fish stocks. It supports the participation of fishermen and their communities in securing sustainable fisheries in the U.S. This year, NFWF anticipates awarding $1.16 million through this solicitation. Successful proposals will develop innovative approaches to: I. Build the capacity of fishing businesses and communities to improve their sustainability and access additional forms of financing (loans and equity). II. Support full utilization of Annual Catch Limits and minimize bycatch of overfished and endangered, threatened, and candidate species. III. Improve the quality, quantity, and timeliness of fisheries-dependent data used for science, management, and fishermen’s business purposes. Full details about how to apply, evaluation criteria, and application assistance can be found on the NFWF website.

    Source Department of Commerce
    Award ceiling $400,000
    Deadline(s)

    Original Closing Date for Applications: Dec 14, 2014

    Current Closing Date for Applications: Dec 15, 2014

    Link to details

    NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2015-2004246

    NOAA announcement release

    Remarks

    NOAA is announcing the availability of approximately $18 million to support research projects under the FY2014/2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program. The solicitation will be open for 60 days, and closes in early December, with final decisions coming in June 2015.

    Source Department of Commerce
    Award ceiling $80,000
    Deadline(s)

    Creation Date: Aug 20, 2014

    Original Closing Date for Applications: Jan 7, 2015

    Link to details NOAA-NOS-OCRM-2015-2004207
    Remarks

    The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Grant Program, as authorized under the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, provides matching grants of financial assistance through the Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grant program to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, commercial organizations, and local and Indian tribal government agencies. These awards are intended to support coral reef conservation projects in shallow water coral reef ecosystems, including reefs at mesophotic depths, in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and coral-dominated banks in U.S. portions of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Projects may be proposed in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the U.S. Pacific Remote Island Areas, but these locations are not considered geographic priorities under this announcement. Proposals submitted to this competition must address at least one of the following four categories: 1) Fishing Impacts; 2) Land-Based Sources of Pollution; 3) Climate Change; and 4) Local and Emerging Management Issues. Each category is described in more detail in the Federal Funding Opportunity announcement.

    All proposed work must be consistent with Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) National Goals and Objectives 2010-2015 (http://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/strategy/currentgoals/resources/3threats_go.pdf) and/or the relevant Jurisdictional Coral Reef Management Priorities (http://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/strategy/reprioritization/managementpriorities) developed for each of the seven states and territories. Proposals selected for funding through this solicitation will be implemented through a grant and will require a 1:1 match of non-Federal funds.

    Funding for this program is subject to the availability of FY 2015 Congressional appropriations and is expected to range between approximately $800,000 to approximately $1,000,000. Funding made available from NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program is intended to support priority coral reef management activities as described in Section I(B) of this Federal Funding Opportunity announcement. Funding will be divided among the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic regions to maintain the geographic balance of the CRCP Grant Program portfolio overall, as required by the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000. NOAA expects that each applicant will request Federal funding at a funding level between $30,000 and $80,000 under this solicitation and that the average award size will be approximately $50,000.

    Source Department of Commerce
    Award ceiling $200,000
    Deadline(s)

    Creation Date: Aug 19, 2014

    Original Closing Date for Applications: Nov 18, 2014

    Link to details

    Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program: http://www.coastalscience.noaa.gov/research/climate/sea_level_rise

    Federal Funding Opportunity: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=262398

    Information on Sentinel Sites: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/sentinelsites/

    Remarks

    The overall goal of EESLR is to integrate dynamic physical and biological processes with sea level rise and coastal inundation to improve the prediction of coastal ecosystem effects to enable enhanced coastal resiliency. This information will be used to advance the capacity and capabilities of the NOAA Sentinel Site Program. Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2015 Federal appropriations. Approximately 2 to 5 projects, 2-3 years in duration, are expected to be funded at the level of $150,000 to $200,000 per year per proposal.

    Source FY 2015 Joint Hurricane Testbed
    Award ceiling $150,000
    Deadline(s)

    Letters of Intent are due on 9/15/2014

    Full Proposals are due on 12/5/2014

    Link to details NOAA-OAR-OWAQ-2015-2004200
    Remarks

    The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is soliciting LOIs under the United States Weather Research Program (USWRP), as administrated by the USWRP Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT). This notice also provides guidelines for the submission of full proposals. This notice describes opportunities and application procedures for the transfer of relevant research and technology advances into tropical cyclone analysis and forecast operations. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education; other nonprofits; commercial organizations; foreign governments; organizations under the jurisdiction of foreign governments; international organizations; state, local and Indian tribal governments; and Federal agencies. This notice calls for researchers to submit proposals to test and evaluate, and modify if necessary, in a (quasi-operational) experimental environment, their own scientific and technological research applications. The experimental test environment includes capabilities for real-time demonstration testing based on links to operational observational and model data streams. Projects satisfying metrics for success and operational constraints may be selected for operational implementation by the operational center(s) after the completion of the USWRP-funded work. The period of the award is from one to two years.

    Source NOAA Climate Program Office
    Opportunity 1 The NOAA Climate Program Office has released information on its annual Federal Funding Opportunity for FY15 (see: http://cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects/ClimateProgramOfficeFFO.aspx) Note that for FY15, there will be no funding available for new individual research opportunities for either the extreme events or the Coping with Drought In Support of NIDIS parts of the program. Instead we will be continuing to support successfully ranked FY14 applicants. We anticipate a new competition for both research opportunities in FY16. However, we will be funding a new NIDIS Center. See the above cited website and applicable information sheet for further information on this 3-5 year Center.
    Opportunity 2

    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary July 16, 2014

    FACT SHEET: Taking Action to Support State, Local, and Tribal Leaders as They Prepare Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change President Obama is focused every day on building on the progress America’s economy is making by creating jobs and expanding opportunity for all hardworking Americans. As part of that effort, the President has put forward a comprehensive plan to invest in America’s infrastructure in order to create jobs, provide certainty to states and communities, support American businesses, and grow our economy. Investing in infrastructure has never been more important. In addition to the clear economic benefits of building a world-class infrastructure system, the third National Climate Assessment released earlier this year confirms that the impacts of climate change are already taking a toll on communities. To support communities in need of a more resilient infrastructure that can withstand impacts like more extreme weather and increased flooding, President Obama is responding to guidance from governors, mayors, county and tribal officials who are proven leaders in helping their communities prepare for climate impacts. The President established the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience last November to advise him on how the Federal government can best respond to the needs of communities nationwide already dealing with the impacts of climate change. The Task Force, made up of 26 officials from across the country, is holding its fourth and final meeting in Washington, D.C. today. They will provide their final recommendations to the President in the fall. Today the President is announcing a series of actions to respond to the Task Force’s early feedback to help state, local, and tribal leaders prepare their communities for the impacts of climate change by developing more resilient infrastructure and rebuilding existing infrastructure stronger and smarter. Providing Federal resources to support climate preparedness: · National Disaster Resilience Competition. The nearly $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition, announced by the President on June 14, will make resources available to communities that have been struck by natural disasters in recent years. Building on the success of the Rebuild by Design competition after Hurricane Sandy, this competition will create replicable models of modern disaster recovery that apply science-based and forward-looking risk analysis to address recovery and resilience needs. The competition will also help communities create and implement disaster recovery plans that will make them better prepared for future extreme weather events and other shocks. Today, new details for the competition are being announced by the President. The year-long competition will have two phases: (1) risk assessment and planning; and (2) design and implementation. Many communities will be eligible for funding and technical assistance during Phase 1 to develop innovative, data-driven, and community-led approaches to recovery that increase preparedness for future disasters. A subset of these communities will be invited to continue in Phase 2 to design solutions for recovery and future resilience. The best proposals will receive funds for implementation to demonstrate how communities across the country can build a more resilient future. More information is available at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=FactSheet_071514.pdf. · Helping tribes prepare for climate impacts. The Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs today launched a new $10 million Federal-Tribal Climate Resilience Partnership and Technical Assistance Program that will help tribes prepare for climate change by developing and delivering adaptation training. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will establish an interagency group to provide tribes with data and information, improve Federal collaboration, and assist with climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts. · Investing in the nation's rural electric system. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced awards totaling $236.3 million in funding for eight states to support improved rural electric infrastructure. A modern, reliable electric system is critical to attract and retain residents and businesses in rural communities. Supporting rural electric utilities' deployment of smart grid technologies will increase efficiency and reliability and bring more jobs to rural America. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack are committed to smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity, support the rural way of life, and ensure the Federal Government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities. · Developing advanced mapping data and tools. The Department of the Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey and other Federal agencies today launched a $13.1 million 3-D Elevation Program partnership designed to bring Federal agencies, academia, corporate entities, states, tribes, and communities together to develop advanced 3-dimensional mapping data of the United States. These data and related tools will be used in the areas of flood risk management, water resource planning, mitigation of coastal erosion and storm surge impacts, and identification of landslide hazards as an essential component of supporting action on climate resilience. More information is available at http://nationalmap.gov/3DEP/. · Safeguarding access to quality drinking water amid drought. USDA continues to work with producers, communities, affected states and other agencies to help address the current West Coast drought. This week, the Department will announce additional funds to help rural communities struggling with drought. These funds will help rural communities that have experienced or are likely to experience a significant decline in the quantity or quality of drinking water due to severe drought and other emergencies. Rebuilding stronger and safer after natural disasters: · Establishing a Mitigation Integration Task Force. In order to help communities build back stronger and safer in the face of new risks, FEMA has established a Mitigation Integration Task Force to develop and implement a Mitigation Integration Pilot Program by the end of August. Working with State, tribal, local, and eligible private non-profit partners, FEMA will identify pilot projects in current and emerging disasters where there are specific opportunities to make investments that result in a more resilient outcome than using a single funding source and program. This pilot program will work to equip communities to meet their recovery objectives and ensure that all resources are brought to bear through FEMA’s Mitigation and Recovery programs to minimize the impact of future disasters. This is part of FEMA’s goal of breaking the cycle of disasters -- saving lives, protecting property, reducing losses, and allowing individuals and communities to recover more quickly after a disaster. · Accounting for Climate Change in Hazard Mitigation Planning. To ensure that States are preparing for the impacts of climate change, FEMA will release new guidance for State Hazard Mitigation Plans that calls upon States to consider climate variability as part of their requirement to address the probability of future events in state planning efforts. Last issued in 2008, FEMA’s guidance for these plans helps States prepare in advance of a disaster to identify and drive actions for more resilient and sustainable recovery, such as elevating or relocating homes and businesses to reduce flood risks associated with sea-level rise and more intense storms or rebuilding to higher standards. More information is available at http://www.fema.gov/multi-hazard-mitigation-planning. Building more resilient communities: · Committing to “Preparedness Pilots.” The Administration today announced the launch of two “Preparedness Pilots” in cooperation with the City of Houston and the State of Colorado, with NASA (Johnson Space Flight Center) and the Energy Department (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). The pilots will involve key Federal agencies in each community, including NASA, the Energy Department, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Interior, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Agriculture. These pilots will bring together federal agencies and local communities to assess and plan for their region-specific vulnerabilities and interdependencies associated with the impacts of climate change. This effort will advance preparedness planning on the ground and help create models for other communities and agencies to follow. · Making our coasts more resilient. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced new program guidance under Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act to ensure greater consideration of how climate change may exacerbate challenges in the management of coastal areas. Through this effort, $1.5 million of competitive funding will be available to help states and tribes make improvements to their coastal management programs. The guidance will help state and tribal coastal managers better prepare for the impacts of climate change and improve the safety of their communities. More information is available at http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/. · Improving stormwater management. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched a Green Infrastructure Collaborative among government agencies, NGOs, and other private sector entities to advance green stormwater infrastructure. Green infrastructure, such as urban forests and rooftop gardens, can be used as an important tool for building resilience to climate change impacts such as increased precipitation and heat island effects. Federal agencies will provide funding assistance in at least 25 communities across the country for green infrastructure projects, technical assistance to create integrated green stormwater management and hazard mitigation plans, and recognition and awards programs for innovative green infrastructure projects. Agencies will also add guidance on green infrastructure to existing Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) peer-to-peer exchange and training programs. The partnership will also provide a platform for conducting research on increasing affordability and effectiveness, sharing best practices, and developing actionable planning tools that decision-makers have been seeking. · Assessing climate-related health hazards. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released a new guide, “Assessing Health Vulnerability to Climate Change,” to help public health departments assess local vulnerabilities to health hazards associated with climate change. The assessments will help inform targeted public health actions to reduce the health impacts of climate change. More information is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/pubs/AssessingHealthVulnerabilitytoClimateChange.pdf

    Opportunity 3 National Priorities: Systems-Based Strategies to Improve The Nation’s Ability to Plan And Respond to Water Scarcity and Drought Due to Climate Change This is the initial announcement of this funding opportunity. Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-G2014-ORD-L1 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 66.511
    Solicitation Opening Date June 20, 2014
    Solicitation Closing Date August 5, 2014, 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time
    Link to details See: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2014/2014-star-natl-priorities.html

    Source NOAA Climate Program Office FY15 Federal Funding Opportunity
    Remarks NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) supports competitive research through four major Programs: Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM); Earth System Science (ESS); Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI). Through this Announcement, CPO's Programs are seeking applications for 10 individual competitions in FY 2015. Prior to submitting applications, investigators should be familiar with CPO and its specific Program priorities for FY15. This information, along with the names and contact information of relevant Competition Managers, is provided in Program information sheets below.

    We estimate that $15.5 million will be available through this Announcement in FY 2015 for approximately 100 new awards pending budget appropriations. It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $50,000 and $200,000 per year, with some exceptions for larger awards. Investigators should visit the CPO website http://cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects.aspx for more detailed information and instructions prior to submitting applications.

    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 its application for effective decision making. CPO supports research 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, as well as international endeavors such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

    Funding Opportunity Title

    Climate Program Office FY 2015

    Announcement Type

    Funding Opportunity Number

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:

    Initial

    NOAA-OAR-CPO-2015-2004099

    11.431, Climate and Atmospheric Research

    Remarks

    The NOAA Climate Program Office has released information on its annual Federal Funding Opportunity for FY15. For more information, including deadlines and how to submit a letter of intent and full proposal, please visit: http://cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects/ClimateProgramOfficeFFO.aspx

      Sandy Supplemental Internal Competition for Instruments and Observing Systems Research
    Award ceiling Approximately $5.5 million will be available for approximately 5-8 new awards. It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $500,000 and $700,000 for the entire project period.
    Deadline(s)

    Due Date for Letters of Intent: June 19, 2013

    Tentative Due Date for Full Proposal: August 7, 2013

    Expected Start Date (for Lab activities): October 1, 2013

    Expected Start Date (for CI activities): November 1, 2013

    Link to details (Click here for details)

    Please direct any questions regarding this announcement to John Cortinas (john.cortinas@noaa.gov).

    Remarks Background: On January 29, 2013, the President signed Public Law 113-6, the FY2013 Disaster Assistance Supplemental, to “improve and streamline disaster assistance for Hurricane Sandy, and for other purposes”. Within that law, OAR received $50M for “laboratories and cooperative institutes research activities associated with sustained observations weather research program, and ocean and coastal research”. OAR notified Congress that approximately $5.5M of this funding would be used by OAR and its partners to identify instruments and observing systems that have the potential to significantly improve storm predictions and/or decrease the cost of storm-related observations. These funds will be competed to bring the best new observing technologies forward to directly improve observations for improved forecast ability.
    Source National Weather Service (NWS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
    Award ceiling The total funding amount available for all proposals is anticipated to be approximately $2,500,000. The maximum award that can be requested is $200,000 per year per proposal (total cost). Proposals over $200,000 per year will be returned to the applicant and rejected. Individual award amounts are expected to range from $100K to $200K per year with a maximum funding request of two years. About 5-15 awards are expected. Funding amounts (including renewal amounts) and duration are subject to change based on budgetary and performance considerations. Only one proposal per principal investigator at a given institution will be funded.
    Deadline(s)

    Proposals must be received by the NWS no later than 5:59 PM EST July 15, 2013. Letters of intent summarizing anticipated yearly budget and project scope should be received by 5:59 PM EST 20 June, 2013. The letters will represent the interest by prospective applicants. Non-submission of a letter of interest will not disqualify applicants.

    This program announcement is for projects to be conducted by university, private industry, non-governmental or individual investigators for a two-year period with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2014 unless otherwise directed.

    Link to details (Click here for details)

    Remarks
    Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP) & Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) Program
    Award ceiling Approximately $15.5 million will be available for new awards in FY 2012, pending budget appropriations. It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $50,000 and $200,000 per year, with some exceptions for larger awards; see information sheets for additional details
    Deadline(s) (refer to site)
    Link to details

    More info on SARP: http://www.cpo.noaa.gov/cpo_pa/sarp/
    More info on COCA: http://www.cpo.noaa.gov/cpo_pa/coca/

    Remarks

    The NOAA Climate Program Office's Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP) and Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) Program are currently soliciting grant proposals as a part of NOAA's 2012 Federal Funding Opportunity.   SARP supports climate-related research critical for understanding and addressing resource management challenges in vital social and economic sectors (e.g., water resources, agriculture, health, etc.).  COCA addresses the needs of specific stakeholders grappling with pressing climate-related issues in coastal and marine environments.   In FY 2012, NOAA will accept individual applications for twelve competitions, organized around the Climate Program Office's four major Programs:  Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM); Earth System Science (ESS); Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI).

    Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research
    Award ceiling US$8.75 million
    Deadline(s) N/A
    Link to details

    www.worldbank.org (PID: 103470)

    Remarks

    4 August 2011: The World Bank approved a US$8.75 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to establish trust funds for the long-term conservation and management of over 100,000 hectares of marine habitat in the Eastern Caribbean. The Eastern Caribbean is among the top five global biodiversity hot spots in the world, due to its marine and coastal ecosystems.

    The Sustainable Financing and Management of Eastern Caribbean Marine Ecosystem Project will benefit Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Project is part of a broader initiative, the Caribbean Challenge, which was launched in 2008 and seeks to legally protect 20 percent of near-shore areas by 2020.

    The project will be implemented by The Nature Conservancy and plans to: facilitate the establishment and capitalization of a regional biodiversity fund (the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund) as well as national-level trust fund for protected areas; demarcate over 100,000 hectares of marine habitat; and implement a regional monitoring and information system, to facilitate monitoring of biophysical and social economic indicators in protected areas.

    Click here for more information.

    Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research
    Award ceiling $750,000 (expected 2 awards)
    Deadline(s) 28 September 2011 (Full proposal)
    Link to details

    http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=0pFbTDfK0KLYhZ42FXHJJrmxh8HCsjd20yNLkCLpJzvwBnQ3Lh4x!1166104791?oppId=101173&mode=VIEW

    Remarks

    NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CSCOR is soliciting proposals under the Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program: From Science to Management for a project to synthesize existing information onmesophotic coral ecosystems within the U.S. Caribbean, describe linkages to resource management responsibilities, analyze both known and potential threats to MCEs, and develop viable options for managing them, as well as identify gaps in information for future research.This information will be used to improve the ability of resource managers to proactively develop strategies to protect poorly understood mesophotic coral ecosystems, including coastal andmarine spatial planning and the siting of marine protected areas and marine protected areanetworks for shallow and mesophotic coral ecosystems. Funding is contingent upon theavailability of Fiscal Year 2012 Federal appropriations. It is anticipated that final recommendations for funding under this announcement will be made by early Calendar Year 2012, and that any project funded under this announcement will have a September 1, 2012 startdate. One to two projects are expected to be supported for up to 3 years in duration with abudget of approximately $500,000 for projects focused solely on Puerto Rico or the U.S. VirginIslands; or one project of up to 3 years in duration with a budget of approximately $750,000 for aU.S. Caribbean-wide project (excluding Navassa Island)."Electronic Access: Background information about the NCCOS/CSCOR efforts can be found atwww.cop.noaa.gov. Proposals should be submitted through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov.)

    Source The NOAA Climate Program Office FY12
    Award ceiling $15,500,00 and expected 60 awards organized around CPO's four major programs: Climate Observations and Monitoring; Earth System Science; Modeling Analysis, Predictions, and Projections; and Climate and Societal Interactions
    Deadline(s) 26 July 2011 (LOI); 3 October 2011 (Full application) but CSI-IRAP is 2 November 2011
    Link to details

    http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=RQpSTJWGtPhcFJXrLyFMCFhnD4TFr1V32LnM89chrJhT5YNLqSp2!301391617?oppId=103313&mode=VIEW

    Remarks

    Changing climate confronts society with significant economic, health, safety, and national security challenges. NOAA advances scientific and technical programs to help society cope with, and adapt to, today's variations in climate and to prepare for tomorrow's. Toward this end, the agency conducts and supports climate research, observations, modeling, information management, assessments, interdisciplinary decision support research, outreach, education, and stakeholder partnership development. These investments are key to NOAA's mission of "Science, Service, and Stewardship" and are guided by the agency's vision to create and sustain enhanced resilience in ecosystems, communities, and economies, as described in NOAA's Next Generation Strategic Plan (NGSP) . Fostering climate adaptation and mitigation, and, specifically, the development of an informed society anticipating and responding to climate and its impacts - is one of the primary pathways through which NOAA plans to advance its mission. The NGSP outlines NOAA's five-year climate objectives: 1) Improved scientific understanding of the changing climate system and its impacts; 2) Assessments of current and future states of the climate system that identify potential impacts and inform science, service, and stewardship decisions; 3) Mitigation and adaptation choices supported by sustained, reliable, and timely climate services; and 4) A climate-literate public that understands its vulnerabilities to a changing climate and makes informed decisions. NOAA works in partnership with Federal, academic, private, and international research entities, and places a substantial emphasis on productive partnerships and interactions with decision makers and other stakeholders.Within this context, NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally. The CPO also provides strategic guidance and oversight for the agency's climate science and services programs and helps to integrate capabilities from across the agency to provide enhanced services to its constituents. Achieving the first of the NGSP climate objectives, an improved scientific understanding of the changing climate system and its impacts, requires a number of core capabilities be supported. These core capabilities can be broadly categorized to include: (a) understanding and modeling, (b) observing systems, data stewardship, and climate monitoring, (c) predictions and projections, and (d) integrated service development and decision support.These core capabilities, in turn, will focus initially on the following societal challenges identified in the NGSP as early evidence of progress to be made by NOAA in providing sustained, reliable, and timely climate services:* Climate Impacts on Water Resources* Coasts and Climate Resilience* Sustainability of Marine Ecosystems* Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate* Information for Mitigating Climate ChangeEach of the Competitions announced in this Federal Funding Opportunity addresses one or more of these core capabilities or societal challenges. It is expected that applications submitted in response to this Opportunity will identify their relevance to NOAA's climate science and services by indicating which core capabilities and/or societal challenges will be addressed by the proposed work. Application abstracts must include a paragraph describing the work's relevance to the NGSP's long-term goal of climate adaptation and mitigation as well as to the Competition that is being targeted.In FY 2012, we estimate that $15.5 million will be available for approximately 60 new awards pending budget appropriations. It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $50,000 and $200,000 per year, with some exceptions for larger awards. Investigators are highly encouraged to visit the CPO website http://www.cpo.noaa.gov/index.jsp?pg=/opportunities/opp_index.jsp&opp=2012/program_elements.jsp http://www.noaa.gov/ngsp

     

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