**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)/Competitive Research Program (CRP) [formerly Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR)/Coastal Ocean Program (COP)] is soliciting proposals for the Effects of Sea Level Rise Program (ESLR). The program name was shortened in 2020, and was formerly known as the Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program (EESLR). This solicitation is to improve adaptation and planning in response to regional and local effects of sea level rise and coastal inundation through targeted research on key technologies, natural and nature-based infrastructure, physical and biological processes, and model evaluation. Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2021 Federal appropriations. It is anticipated that projects funded under this announcement will have a September 1, 2021 or September 1, 2022 start date. 

There are two distinct focal areas for this solicitation that will compete separately: 1) Coastal Resilience and 2) Surface Transportation Resilience.

It is anticipated that approximately $1,200,000 may be available in Fiscal Year 2021 for the first year for some projects in each focus area, while an additional $1,200,000 could be available in Fiscal Year 2022 for the first year for additional projects selected from this opportunity.

Approximately 2-4 projects of 2-4 years in duration are expected to be funded under the Coastal Resilience focus area at a level of approximately $200,000 to $400,000 per year per proposal, with a total budget (across all years) that is less than $1,600,000 for the Coastal Resilience focus area.

Approximately 2-4 projects of 2-4 years in duration are expected to be funded under the Surface Transportation Resilience focus area at a level of approximately $200,000 to $500,000 per year per proposal with a total budget (across all years) that is less than $2,000,000 for the Surface Transportation Resilience focus area.

Application Deadline: January 7, 2021

Announcement: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328992